Weddings at The Green Building in Brooklyn
Built in 1889, the Green Building was originally constructed as a brass foundry. It has since been restored into an elegant mixed-use event space with more than 6,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space. Renovations highlight the building’s industrial past; the venue’s original exposed brick walls, natural light, and open-beamed ceiling make a unique setting for your Brooklyn wedding.
We’ve hosted over 500 weddings since opening our doors to our first couple in 2010: intimate gatherings and blowout bashes, Thursday night cocktail parties and Sunday afternoon brunches; Friday night ragers and Saturday black-tie, and everything in between! The elegant, understated beauty of our space allows you to dress it up as little or as much as you’d like.
Planning Your Wedding at The Green Building
With more than 6,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space, this rustic Brooklyn wedding venue highlights the building's industrial past. The venue's original exposed brick walls, natural light, and open-beamed ceiling make a unique setting for your wonderful wedding in Brooklyn, New York.
We can accommodate up to 250 guests for a cocktail party, 160 for a sit-down dinner with room for a dance floor. Fall in love with 4,000 square feet of open space, 17' exposed beam ceilings, original brick walls, and floor to ceiling glass doors to the courtyard allowing for ample natural light. Plus, our 2400 sq. ft. courtyard has room for up to 200 guests standing.
Please review our list of preferred caterers, who have a history of creating amazing weddings at The Green Building. They know our venue intimately, provide stellar service, and of course … delicious food. You may also utilize an outside company, including food trucks and restaurant drop-off, but every vendor must carry a certificate of insurance (COI).
All beverage service at The Green Building will be exclusively provided through our in-house bar program. There are several tiers and options to cater to different needs of our clients. Our packages offer your guests a hand-selected assortment of local and popular options as well as our warm, knowledgeable, and friendly service.
Get Married in Gowanus,
It's hard to ignore the energy of Gowanus, a largely industrial neighborhood situated between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope. Stroll the streets and you’ll discover something new around every warehouse corner; bustling storefronts, unique activities like shuffleboard, archery and even kayaking on Gowanus’ namesake canal; studios filled with printmakers and wood workers diligently perfecting their craft.
Voted ‘2015 Neighborhood of the Year’ by Curbed NY, Gowanus has quickly become a haven for artists, creative makers, and burgeoning start-ups pioneering the new wave of Brooklyn respectfully alongside the neighborhood's longstanding industrial manufacturers.
Gowanus has many wonderful and unique options for lodging, dining, culture and nightlife. Our team is happy to point you in the right direction.
The Green Building is just four subway stops to Lower Manhattan. Take the F/G to Carroll Street or R to Union Street. We encourage ride share, and the closest parking lot is at 365 Bond Street. We are also happy to make recommendations for valet for your guests.
What’s Included in Your Rental
Thorough cleaning of the venue before and after the event
Pre-event support from a Private Events Coordinator
Event day staff: Venue Coordinator (during setup), Host, and Onsite Manager (during event)
Use of the coat check room equipped with racks and approximately 160 hangers
Use of standard in-house event furniture
17' exposed beam ceilings, original brick walls and floor to ceiling glass doors to the courtyard allowing for ample natural light
One mobile reclaimed wood Carrara marble top bar adaptable to your floor plan
Staging platforms for band, DJ, ceremony, or presentation needs
Garbage cans (heavy-duty 55-gal garbage bags must be provided by client/caterer)
500 sq. ft kitchen featuring ample counter space, two (2) low-boy refrigerators, one (1) ice machine, one (1) three-compartment sink, recycling bins, and trash cans. There are eight outlets on separate 20-amp breakers and one outlet on a 60-amp breaker.
In-house sound system compatible with most DJ equipment with iPod hook-up and wireless mics
Chandeliers and pin lights on dimmers
Wall-mounted projector with optional 12 ' x 7' screen, perfect for a slideshow or film screening
The Green Building leaves lots of room for creativity in decor and design. Details may be found here regarding in-house furniture and rentals.
The Green Building is equipped with an in-house sound system including speakers, two wireless microphones, and a built-in projection system. Based upon the needs of your wedding, an in-house A/V technician familiar with our systems may be required at an additional fee.