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162-45 Crossbay Blvd. Howard Beach, NY | (718) 843-5055
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natali23x
Wedding: 12/7/2013
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Most incredible experience...not your average "catering hall" posted 12/23/2013 (modified 1/29/2014)

My husband and I were looking forward to our wedding mostly in part to the choose of Russo's on the Bay. Our two years of planning was worth every second and even more fun having the help of Russo's. Frank, Carol, Joe and the entire staff were so helpful to our particular needs and dreams for our special day. They truly make you feel important and are incredibly thankful for our business. They function as a family and invite their clients to become family as well. Everything from the planning to the cocktail hour, main dinner, and Viennese hour was out of this world. The food was amazingly delicious and beautifully presented. The decor and our cake was stunning (and delicious as well!!!). Everyone's only regret is that they didn't get to eat more ....certainly not for lack of food but rather too full! Even our vendors were excited for the food! Not only that but they truly made the entire process of planning so very easy. They helped take care of communicating with our outside vendors as well as presenting our favors, seating board, and all the little odds and ends we planned. They covered every little detail! And of course....we can not stop playing the video of our entrance through the floor. It was truly the most incredible night of our lives and unbelievable experience! We cannot thank Mr. Russo's and his family enough for such dedication and we can only hope someone else gets married there so we can attend another wedding there!

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The Knot Member 2010
Wedding: 7/27/2012
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My wedding reception was held at Russo's on the Bay last July. Mr. Russo and his talented team met all of my expectations! Our cocktail hour spanned the entire length of the floor and the food was fresh and delicious! Guests are still raving about the abundance and quality of Russo's food! My reception was held in the Tivoli room. I had dreamed of our elevator entrance since I was a little girl, and it was more than amazing! The new elevator curtain and floor level smoke cannons really surprised guests who had been in the Tivoli room years before! Mr. Russo and his team advised that I go with neutral linens to pick up the purple lighting in the room and they were right! The room was spectacular and some guests claim that the lighting in the room gave them chills when they first walked in! My guests were able to choose from eleven entrees and people raved about each one! As always, the service was impeccable. In fact, guests reported that their glasses were never empty! To make everything even sweeter, the Viennese hour boasted desserts to please every palette...from popcorn and candy to beautifully displayed gelato and pastries! A Russo's bride is truly treated like royalty and many of my friends are still talking about the delicious food, ornate décor, and top of the line service! I wish I could do it all over again at Russo's!

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The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 8/9/2013
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Our wedding was FANTASTIC! Russo's did a wonderful job! The staff is excellent, the venue was beautiful & Mr. Russo personally spent time at the affair making sure we were completely satisfied and that everything was perfect! And it was! We could not have chosen a better place for this special day!

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jerryjet7
Wedding: 12/28/2013
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First-Class posted 1/28/2014 (modified 1/29/2014)

This place is top-notch. Up to the day of the wedding they work with you and at times can be hard to reach because they are so busy. But as far handling things the day of the wedding there is nobody better. We had a day-of issue with our flowers and our Mait're D took care of everything and wouldn't allow us to feel any stress. We received so many compliments on Russo's. The food is amazing, the decor is great. Old School meets New School. Guests have 11 options for dinner entree... Enough Said

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The Knot Member 2011
Wedding: 12/16/2011
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Amazing Wedding Venue posted 9/28/2013

I got married at Russo's December 16, 2011 and it was simply amazing. It was perfection from the food to the service everything was top notch. Not to mention the fact that the owner, Mr. Russo, was there right in the middle of his staff helping them throughout the night making sure everything ran beautifully. That just shows the level of dedication he has to his business to ensure every couple's wedding is flawless and unforgettable. I could not say enough good things about Russo's but one final thing; not one guest had a complaint and there were 350 people at the wedding to me that says something about a venue!

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faithgear
Wedding: 6/21/2013
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Consistently great! posted 9/27/2013 (modified 9/27/2013)

I've been a wedding guest here many times. The food is always delicious - cocktail hour is amazing. They give you so many options for your entree and everything I've tried is delicious. The service is wonderful - waiters and bartenders are always nice and accommodating. Always enough room to dance too. I love how they decorate for holidays too!

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The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 6/21/2014
Bride to be posted 9/27/2013

I have been to many weddings at Russo's and have always been very pleased. The service and food is great!!

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The Knot Member 2012
Wedding: 4/28/2013
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Best day of my life posted 8/20/2013

Russo's is amazing. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. As the bride they catered to my every need. I never had to ask for a drink. Food was always available. The food was amazing. There were so many options. Quest were never hungry. They also catered to my guests. Everyone was pleased with the service and food. Russo's is beautiful. I used most of there recommended venders and they were also amazing. My wedding went smooth and was perfect. I thank Russo's staff for that. It was worth every penny.

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The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 7/14/2013
We Made the Perfect Choice! posted 8/15/2013

My husband and I made the perfect choice to have our wedding. We have gone to many events at Russo's On The Bay and we never had a bad experience. We knew it was the right place for us and we knew it would be a wonderful experience. Everyone always tells the bride and groom that something always goes wrong the day of your wedding. Well I said to my husband once we walk into Russo's on our wedding day we will have nothing to worry about.... and we didn’t. It was exactly what we wanted.

The wait staff was spectacular, any time someone left there seat to go dance when they came back there drink was replenished and there table setting was fixed as well as there napkin. When you have a wedding at Russo's your guests will be treated as if they are the only ones at the wedding.

As much as we loved our wedding 2 stories were told to my husband and I that made us smile.

The first was one of my cousins has a severe allergy to peanuts and we made it clear to our coordinator Jennifer Falco who was fabulous as well that my cousin could not touch anything that was cross contaminated with any of the other food from that evening and so for the whole night my cousin had his own waitress who only served him. His food was cooked in a sterile location as well as his drinks and his desserts. He could not believe the service that was given to him and my family and I are very grateful for that.

The second story was how 2 guests at our wedding who have dined at many top rated restaurant’s and have attend celebrity status galas said they never had a steak cooked the way they asked for it. It was always to rare or to cooked but the fantastic culinary staff got it right! It was cooked to perfection and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

Coming from an Italian - America background we knew food was the main attraction out our wedding and a wedding at Russo's is exactly that. After seeing pictures I was quiet upset I did not attend my own cocktail hour. Note to future brides and grooms go to your cocktail hour it is phenomenal. People could not get over the amount of food that was given and how delicious it was. You know it is a good wedding when everyone leaves with a full tummy. I cannot say a negative thing about Russo’s. The staff is amazing, my husband and I had 2 fantastic bridal attendants that we asked to be with us from the time we had our engagement party to my bridal shower and then our wedding.

We truly mean it when we say that, “Russo’s On The Bay will forever be our home for our future events!”

To the Staff and Mr. Frank Russo, you couldn’t have made our day any better!

With Love,
C and A Napolitano

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MegNDom13
Wedding: 3/15/2013
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Russo's on the bay puts together such amazing events! It was a evening that will never be forgotten! Everything went smoothly! The entire staff was very helpful, friendly and attentive! The food was amazing! Everyone that night couldn't stop talking about it! I cannot thank them enough for the exceptional and outstanding job they did!

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Soon2bFrey
Wedding: 12/28/2012
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Russo's on the Bay posted 1/15/2013

I honestly don't know how to put into words how amazing Russo's on the Bay was to work with. In the 24 months that my husband and I planned our wedding every late night email, every phone call, each question was answered cheerfully and with a helpful response. Frank Russo Jr and his incredible staff did everything in their power to make sure all of our dreams came true. From meeting with Kelly the incredibly understanding wedding planner, to Marco the on staff baker, to Joe V our maitre d, each staff member beyond exceeded our expectations. It feels so good almost three weeks later to have guest still calling to rave about how amazing the food was, the unbelievable service, how beautiful the property is. We love Russo's and would do it all over again with them.

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SchmittgallBruno
Wedding: 10/6/2012
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Fantastic Venue! posted 10/23/2012

Russo's on the Bay has a reputation of being one of the the best places in NY to have a wedding, because quite simply, it is. The service was outstanding, and there was someone there to cater to our every need. The food was amazing, and there was so much of it. Our cocktail hour was one of the most impressive things most people have ever seen, and the reception was flawless. Mr. Russo even came in to check on everything. All of the feedback we got was nothing but positive, and most people told us it was the best wedding they have ever been to.

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janelle310
Wedding: 6/2/2012
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Best of the best posted 7/16/2012

Russo's as always was amazing. They helped make my day perfect. Food and servive was impeccable.

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RachelM122
Wedding: 4/28/2012
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everyone loved it! posted 6/4/2012

We had a great time at our wedding. All of our guests did too! I am a person that likes to plan things well ahead of time, but many things were left to the last minute here. Also, after the party, we had some issues and it seemed like no one wanted to hear about them. It also seemed to us that because we did not use many of their preferred vendors, we were not treated as though we were as important as those who did.

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x0desirex0
Wedding: 4/20/2012
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My DREAM Wedding posted 5/5/2012

My whole Russos experience was absoltly amazing since the first day me and my husband walked in there to look at this venue. We went to other venues and I just couldnot get the same feeling I got when I went to Russos. The most important thing for us was the food and we know that Russos food is EXCELLENT. Secondly the staff made us feel soooo important and were one on one with us from day one. The owner Mr.Russo made my dreams come true by providing what I wanted!!! He took everything that I wanted into consideration and made it possible for the most amazing day of my life. My wedding coordinator was amazing and made me and my husband feel comfortable with every choice we made. They went above and beyond for us and gave me my DREAM Wedding!!!

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TeeJay29
Wedding: 11/11/2011
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yummy posted 11/28/2011

the cake was delicious and plenty big for the 100 guest..my anniversary piece is the whole top tier...

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SalPal11
Wedding: 6/12/2011
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Outstanding Service posted 6/29/2011

Russo's on the bay is elegant, glamorous and over the top in food and service. They are organized, precise, personable and easy to work with. Frank Russo who owns the catering hall is a true gentlemen and works to suit your every need. My wedding was lavish and impressive. I loved it!!!

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Judiejaz
Wedding: 4/23/2011
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Russo's was wonderful!! posted 6/26/2011

I got married and had my reception at Russo's on the Bay on April 23rd, 2011. It was the best decision we ever made!! Carol Silva, our Consultant, was very helpful in the planning process and made sure everything was on point. My guests are still talking about how delicious the food was and how great the staff were! There is little room for erro when you book with Russo's and they will definitely make you feel like a Queen and King! We will make sure to celebrate other milestones at Russo's! Thank you Carol and Mr. Russo for making our wedding a dream come true!!!

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Jex8
Wedding: 3/18/2011
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Best Wedding Reception posted 4/4/2011

Russo's on The Bay made my wedding a dream come true! From the second we stepped out of the party busses we were treated like royalty. The staff was just incredible! Carol, booked our wedding and she is the absolute best! You couldn't ask for a better consultant than her! The day of the wedding Joe, Ali, Chris, and the rest of "the team" were the reason that every part of the night was amazing! They were right there whenever we needed anything at all! Frank Russo came into our reception 4 times to make sure our night was everything we dreamed it would be and of course it was! I have been to many, many weddings in NJ, NY, and CT and there is truly no other place like Russo's on The Bay!

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divin
Wedding: 10/16/2010
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BEST WEDDING LOCATON EVER posted 11/2/2010

All I have to say is that I could not be any happier with the way my wedding turned out thanks to Russo's on the Bay's staff and management. They are simply top notch with every aspect and the food is unbeatable. You could not get any better.

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Russo's On The Bay provides the royal treatment that every bride deserves on her special day. From our incredible banquet rooms to our gardens, we are here to make memories that you will cherish for a lifetime with beautiful scenery, superlative service and exemplary cuisine.


  • Price Range: $$$
  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Capacity: More than 400
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall

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