Finding a Wedding Venue Location
Before you do anything else, we ask that you look at our spaces. Cocoon is extremely thoughtful in choosing space partners. Each one of our spaces has a special story behind it, and has a strong point of view—just as you do about your wedding.
We offer an easy and comprehensive website experience—great photos, useful descriptions and pricing are all there for us to peruse.
When you have ideas and questions, there are no forms to fill out, and you will not be dealing with multiple individual renters and trying to find out what to deal with at each location. Handicapped accessible? Enough bathrooms? Okay to burn candles?
You ask, we deliver. We can run through all of your thoughts about your desired wedding venue, help you narrow things down, and then when you are ready to look in person, we will be there with you onsite to answer all of your questions.
Wedding Venues to rent in New York City
How Booking a Wedding Venue
with Cocoon Works?
Tell us about your wedding in New York
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 wedding
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.
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.
What People Are Saying About
Our Wedding Venues in NYC
“Wonderful team, so well organized! The location manager was so helpful throughout our event.”
“Great experience–attentive team of hosts & wonderful space!”
“The Cocoon team handled our request swiftly and were super professional. The site rep was amazing and everything ran super smooth. Would recommend for any type of event, beautiful space!”
Why Choose Cocoon for Your Wedding?
Because our business plan is to drive profits into the city.
Cocoon leverages real estate rental and services to make the city a better place. Our business plan includes investing our profits in community projects that connect people in disadvantaged communities to art, architecture and design.
Our post-initial growth phase plans include pop up art galleries, reviving derelict spaces in ungentrified neighborhoods for local use, and supporting communities of color with chances to create public art in their neighborhoods.
We feel that the real estate industry must invest in the larger community as a necessary part of business practice. The more we create opportunities and spaces for people in all socio-economic backgrounds, the better it is for all people. Safer, enjoyable and nurturing neighborhoods improve life for everyone.
Small Weddings, Weddings for Older Couples, LGBTQ Weddings—Getting Married in NYC
Cocoon is not a generic, out-of-the-box wedding planner. We know that when couples get married in NYC, they have a point of view about their ideal wedding. We get you. You are looking for a special wedding venue and planner. You may be starting out, you may be mid-career and mid-children, you may be an older couple. You just know you don’t want a one-size-fits all wedding.
You know that “love is love” and you want an event planner living that value. You want a planner who isn’t deviating from a playbook for you: you want to be in their playbook. Come to us! ! We are a BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ run business. We value DEI, non-ableism, and make weddings accessible for all.
You cherish your friends and want this to be a memorable day for them, too. That starts with a space that has a serious wow factor. We don’t just have empty rooms with flowers and ribbons: we offer some of the most coveted real estate in New York City, ones with personality. You are like no other, and we have wedding spaces like no other for you.
Tell us what you need, We make it happen.
Choosing food is one of the biggest delights and stressors of a wedding. We clear away the massive amounts of web searching and follow-up phone calls. We empower you to choose a caterer that is is serving fantastic fare and is also aligned with your values and needs.
We will assemble a list and walk through the choices with you. Your work life and regular life will go on while we do the footwork for you. You may want a reception with servers and trays, a sit-down meal, buffet, an amazing bar, or a combination. If you want vegan, organic streak, locally sourced, we will bring those options to you. If you feel strongly about supporting Black-owned businesses, or want to support a particular community with your business—we will bring all the options to you.
Wedding flowers and decor
We go beyond the flowers and ribbons experience to create a setting that will be like no other. Wow your friends and each other as we work with the space and make enhancements to create your statement. We do everything, from “sleek high society New York” to “nature, light and balconies.” We can modify your space to suit you, and the best thing is, we will bring you all the options. All the calling and wrangling will be handled by us at our non-wedding markup inclusive premium rates. We are at your service!
Wedding music with DJs or live bands
We just need your direction and we can make it happen. We will handle the wrangling and paying and negotiating and the electrical set up. We take care of the whole list so that when the music goes on, it works just as planned. We are onsite before, during, and after your event so that we can make sure that the music works while you focus on celebrating with your guests.
Where Are Our Wedding Venues Located?
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.