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FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Nestled in the heart of Brooklyn, the 8,000-square-foot 26 Bridge is a recently renovated wedding venue that was once a metal factory and it maintains the crisp, industrial feel of its former life. Its aesthetic is clean and modern, with brick walls, a soaring ceiling and a skylight to let in the New York sun. Access is gained through large wooden doors and exposed beams and vast windows give this location an open and airy feel. Choose 26 Bridge for a contemporary setting that feels as current and energetic as New York City itself.
This Brooklyn site is spacious enough to host weddings and receptions of all sizes. The facility holds 250 guests for plated banquets and 375 celebrants for standing receptions. An open space with clear sight lines provides complete versatility and allows for maximum creative flexibility. This space is easily transformed to suit all preferences. Couples with architectural leanings or a love for industrial motifs will adore the clean and spare ambience of this one-of-a-kind setting.
What You Should Know
A 50 percent deposit and a security deposit is required to book this venue and the full rental fee is due 30 days prior to the event. Couples may visit the site beforehand. Tours are conducted Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekends by appointment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. General liability insurance is required for wedding celebrations. No refunds are available once a payment has been made unless the site is able to rebook the date.
This wedding venue has two exclusive vendors—Elite Valet for valet service and Outfit Security to monitor and secure events. Outside vendors are permitted for food and beverages. The location provides a list of preferred vendors, offering services such as catering, lighting, music, event planning, party rentals, furniture, photography and floral arrangement.
Tables and chairs are either included with the rental or offered for an additional fee and in-house PA systems are available.
The venue is cleaned before and after every event. For couples to receive a full reimbursement of their security deposit, the following breakdown procedures must take place:
- All items brought onto the property must be removed by the contracted end time
- All rented 26 Bridge tables and chairs must be stacked and ordered as they were received on the morning of the event
- All outside rentals must be removed by the contracted end time
- The floor of the site must be free of debris with no pools of liquid
- All items concerning catering must be placed in garbage bags and left in the appropriate location for waste management pickup
Cash bar events are not permitted. A venue manager is available to provide access to the site and assist with infrastructure issues and a day manager is on site to sign for deliveries.
Only one event per day is hosted at this location, which means couples never have to worry about crossing paths with other couples who have rented the location.
From the Vendor
unique event venue
The renovations to this former metal factory highlight the building's industrial past, accentuating the original brick walls, large wooden doors and magnificent high ceiling with a skylight. It seats about 250 people or holds 375 for standing receptions. It's the perfect space for private events,
Amenities + Details
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$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Museum, Loft
We got this venue last minute, by a chance of luck. There are no incredible views or anything, but the place is beautiful in itself. I worked mostly with Lauren & Adam in figuring out how to plan at this a la carte venue. They were helpful! They are great about contracts, payments, and returning security deposits.
Amazing in Every AspectReviewed on 4/29/2015
26Bridge is an absolutely amazing space. The Room has a great "Old Charm" with the modern touches one would want. Chris who runs the space could not have been any nicer to deal with. We had several meetings with him, the caterers, the band, and the lighting guy at the space and it was no problem. We had so many compliments on the space from our families and guests. (We have been to 50 weddings of NYC locals and allot of those people were there and couldn't believe it was in BK.) We had around 300 guests for a passed food reception and there was plenty of room. We had several tables on each side for the older guests. There was ample space for the band, another bar, and an entire setup of tents and food tables we had against the east wall. There is also a small upstairs where we had the DJ and kept our stuff. The is an additional downstairs were the wedding party, the band, and the bagpipers had plenty of room for all of there belongings.The caterers loved the space as well with the large prep area. The area was perfect for some nice pictures of us as well. We were so glad we found 26Bridge, you will be too! -Artie
Gorgeous space for an unforgettable partyReviewed on 4/23/2015 Amy B
We got married last month at 26 Bridge and could not be happier with how everything went. The room is stunning, with tons of natural light from the enormous skylights and lots of exposed brick, beams and lovely light fixtures. The bar area is fantastic and our guests loved hanging out there. The kitchen is HUGE and our caterer loved working there. It's a big difference from other venues in the area. There's a huge lower level too, which was great for us to have for storage and hang out before the wedding started. Chris and his team were great to work with, responsive and professional. Although they said the space seats 225, we had about 135 at our wedding and it felt perfect. It would likely be very crowded at 200 people, especially if you want room for a dance floor. Price is somewhat high, but is in line with other similar venues in the area and you can use their tables and chairs, which saves you a bit on your rentals. We loved our wedding there and wish we could do it again.