Small Wedding Venues in New York City

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These days, the best weddings are small weddings. Imagine a day where you and your future spouse officially join lives surrounded by the very most important people in your life. Right now is not the moment for shuttling around town between wedding and reception locations: you want your close circle to travel once and then be with you in a space that is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated for your entire celebration. Every detail has been planned perfectly and every onsite need is met quickly and in the background so you can focus being fully present as you take this exciting next step in your life.

From the moment you envision this day, you and partner have ideas of how you want to get married, everything from what you want to say to each other to special roles for friends and family, food and drink, decor, music, who will come, where they will stay, renting blocks of hotel rooms, whether the location you chose has ADA accessible bathrooms, who knows anyone who can set up a livestream, can you have candles or does that take extra insurance …beauty quickly devolves into logistics. And perhaps you were not planning on stepping away from your day-to-day life and taking up small wedding planning full-time.

Cocoon for your small wedding: think small, dream big

Cocoon exists to help New Yorkers find the perfect wedding venue for your small wedding. We have spaces for rent in New York’s most coveted real estate and have something for everyone that sets the foundation of your perfect wedding vibe. We offer light-drenched lofts, spaces with outdoor balconies, rooftops, sleek sophisticated luxe spaces with glittering views of the city. Start your journey by looking at our many wonderful spaces, perfect for small weddings of 100 guests or fewer.

That’s just the start: Cocoon provides comprehensive event services so that every single aspect of your small wedding can be managed by us. We present you with options and source vendors, at your direction we do all the work. Our services include: florists, catering, bartending, photographers, party tents, videographers, after-party bar reservations, car services, hair and makeup, nearby hotels, music, cakes, photo booth rentals, performers, lighting equipment, furniture rentals, balloons, and decor. Anything you need, we can provide.

On the day of your small wedding, we will be with you every step of the way (except maybe walking down the aisle, we assume you’ve got that). A Casa Manager will be at your event, before, during and after to welcome guests, oversee catering, and take care of anything that should come up.

 

Top 3 reasons to let Cocoon create your perfect small wedding

3. We have the best spaces for small weddings

We can modify decor in any way to suit your vision.

2. Working with us will save you time and money.

Rather than shop for a space and deal with an overwhelming array of vendors, we listen to your wishes and provide you with best-match options. In the long run, comprehensive event services will save time and money, and most importantly, your peace of mind.

1. When you hire us, you support a vision for a better city

Cocoon was founded by an architect to provide a new type of space rental and event service, one based on a vision of a better city through better business. To that end, we never charge vendors a fee to be listed with us, we do not mark up vendor services before sharing their quotes with you, and most importantly, we are constantly scouting the city for talented emerging small business owners to add as event partners. We believe that supporting small businesses, BIPOC owned, LGBTQ+ owned, women-owned, etc strengthens our city. Our business plan includes a plan to drive our after start up profits into community projects to create better access to public spaces in the most needy areas of our city.

Small Wedding Venues to Rent in New York City

ANTIGUA Event Venue Gramercy New York

CASA ANTIGUA

Gramercy, NY

4,500 sq./ft exotic Gramercy rowhouse filled with eclectic treasures from around the world.

$335/hr+ $335/hr+ $450/hr+
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ANTIGUA Penthouse Event Venue Gramercy New York

ANTIGUA PH

Gramercy, NY

Casa Antigua Penthouse is a two-floor 2,000 sq./ft penthouse in Gramercy.

$335/hr+ $335/hr+ $450/hr+
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CASA AVEDON Event Venue Flatiron New York

CASA AVEDON

Flatiron, NY

3,000 sq./ft tranquil and bright professional photostudio with crisp backgrounds.

$190/hr+ $190/hr+ $310/hr+
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How Booking a Small Wedding Venue
with Cocoon Works

Tell us about your wedding proposal in New York City

A member of our team will assess your needs to qualify your reservation to ensure we are able to make your vision a reality.

We work with you to custom build your dream proposal

We will assign a dedicated support person to help organize admin, catering, vendors, and logistics.

Have a seamless experience in our spaces

At least one Casa Manager will be onsite during your reservation to ensure everything runs smoothly day-of.

What People Are Saying about Our Small Wedding Venues in NYC

Symone S.

“Cocoon was great to work with, very responsive and helpful. Would definitely book again.”

Mario G.

“Gorgeous place! Cocoon was an amazing host and very helpful!”

Steven T.

“Such a beautiful space!! Our host Bryan was so accommodating and on it!!! Cocoon helped make our wedding so easy and smooth!!”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a space with Cocoon?

Contact us and tell us about your event. A member of our customer experience team will assess your needs to ensure we are able to make your vision a reality.

If you decide to move forward, the event manager with whom you spoke will visit the space with you in person and take further notes on your ideas, and will begin organizing decor, catering, other vendors as needed (such as djs, live music, a/v tech, etc.), logistics, and insurance. For the day of the wedding, you will be assigned at least one Casa Manager (depending on the size of the event) who will be onsite with you to ensure everything runs smoothly and to help coordinate deliveries, guest arrivals, and anything else you may need.

How much advance notice do you need to run an event?

Two to three months in advance is an ideal time to reach out to us, reserve your space, and to have us start working out logistics. That said, we can also work quickly, so we can also handle much shorter windows of time.

What type of services do you offer for weddings?

We offer a complete array of event services to handle your wedding. Our goal is to make sure you have the experience you want, so we have an expert event professional work with you one-on-one. You tell us your vision and we will source all the options. Unlike other wedding planners, we also rent space, so we start with your sharing what kind of wedding you envision—a sophisticated evening with dancing, daytime light-drenched loft, outdoor spaces, and much more.

When the foundational element of space is selected, we consult with you step-by-step to build from there. We bring all the options to you and you choose—your life will not come to a standstill during this process, you provide direction and we do all the work.

We arrange for the florists, catering, bartending, photographers, party tents, videographers, after-party bar reservations, car services, hair and makeup, nearby hotels, music, cakes and bakeries, photo booth rentals, performers, lighting equipment, furniture rentals, balloons, and decor. Anything you need, we can provide.

On the day of your wedding, a Casa Manager will be onsite the entire time to handle everything. Your first day of married life will be utter bliss and stress-free.

Can I bring my own catering company?

If you already have a caterer you like and know, of course you are welcome to use that company. If you do not, we do have an extensive network of caterers. Once you have confirmed your space rental with us, our event team will listen to your must-haves and wishes about food and service (buffet versus table service, for example) and we will release your request to our network and source the best quotes for you.

It is important to note that we believe strongly in supporting our vendor communities to create a diverse business ecosystem in NYC. This means that we do not accept payments from vendors to be listed with us, we do not add a markup of our own to their quotes, and we are constantly seeking to include new and talented vendors in our network.

What are my payment options?

Credit card, wire transfer, direct deposit, and Paypal.

Would any of your spaces be good for a small wedding of 100 guests?

Yes, many of our spaces would be suitable for a small wedding of under 100 guests depending on your style and vision for your wedding. Consult with our event management team, they can help you find the perfect space that fits your needs.

Do I need insurance to use your spaces?

Yes. We can help you with this. For weddings, we partner with a few insurance providers and our management team can work with you to get an insurance quote that meets your budget and needs.

Reasons to Host Your Event With Cocoon

We are Pros

 

We area pro staff highly experienced in production that takes care of all your needs. Cocoon offers end-to-end services that feature every conceivable need you will have including prop and furniture sourcing and rental, hair and make up professionals, make up and hair stations, clothing rack rental, light rental and set up, music, catering, literally, anything you can think of.

Our Casa Managers Are There For You

 

Our onsite Casa Managers are there before, during and after your event to make sure everything about the location is perfect. All your production assistants will stay dedicated to the work at hand: if the air conditioning needs adjusting, if you need an updated lunch order, if someone needs directions, we are on it. You are free to do your best work.

More Done in Less Time

 

We are smartly priced and help you save the most valuable thing: your peace of mind. By offering spaces that are professionally managed and homeowner-free and comprehensive event services, our pro team helps you get more done in less time, and saves you money in the long run.

Supporting the Small NYC Business

 

We’re here to make the city better for small businesses and communities in need. Cocoon was founded with the idea of helping to create the city of the future, where more people have access to great public space and where small businesses can thrive. We regularly scout communities of color to locate and partner with talented emerging vendors, and our business plan is to drive our profits after start-up into funding community projects.

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