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Renaissance Event Hall

Long Island City , NY

LOCATION

27-34 21st St
Long Island City, NY US 11102 (map)
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ABOUT US

Renaissance Event Hall, we cater to all your event planning needs in a sophisticated,upscale, luxurious fashion with elegance and grace.Let us host your Birthday's, Sweet Sixteen's,... Read more
Renaissance Event Hall, we cater to all your event planning needs in a sophisticated,upscale, luxurious fashion with elegance and grace.Let us host your Birthday's, Sweet Sixteen's, Wedding Ceremonies and/or Receptions, Business Meetings, and many more.

"ONE EVENT AT A TIME"



"OUR 7000 sq ft VENUE IS ALL YOURS"


We specialize in creating distinctive, incomparable events. We create events that spark, amaze and enchant from the first step through our welcoming row of French doors. We do this by hand rolling hors d'oeurves of marvelous flavor and perk--We design toasts and cocktails specifically for your celebration. To dine or host an event here is to savor the world's best culinary traditions, and to benefit from imaginative, contemporary thinking. We pursue the different, the daring and the delightful, and can't wait for that guest who will bring to the table something we haven't done before.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2001
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2001
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Vanessa
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Renaissance is one very beautiful and nice place in Astoria, I am so happy that our wedding took place there. The first thought that popped in my head when I saw this place was...WOW… Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it, the staircase are majestic, I felt like a real princess on the day off we put a lot of flowers on the railing and it looked amazing. The process of planning an event here was so easy , the staff is professional and read your mind. If you choose to have your event here you will not be disappointed at all.
Renaissance is one very beautiful and nice place in Astoria, I am so happy that our wedding took place there. The first Read more...
Renaissance is one very beautiful and nice place in Astoria, I am so happy that our wedding took place there. The first thought that popped in my head when I saw this place was...WOW… Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it, the staircase are majestic, I felt like a real princess on the day off we put a lot of flowers on the railing and it looked amazing. The process of planning an event here was so easy , the staff is professional and read your mind. If you choose to have your event here you will not be disappointed at all. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding at the Renaissance Event Hall in March. Jessica was our wedding coordinator and she was just amazing. All Staff was so kind and so friendly. They made you feel like you were part of a family. The venue itself is so elegant and classy. Very warm and cozy. The food was phenomenal. I would highly recommended it. My family and I plan to have a family reunion there sometime in the next year. It was just wonderful.
My husband and I had our wedding at the Renaissance Event Hall in March. Jessica was our wedding coordinator and she was Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding at the Renaissance Event Hall in March. Jessica was our wedding coordinator and she was just amazing. All Staff was so kind and so friendly. They made you feel like you were part of a family. The venue itself is so elegant and classy. Very warm and cozy. The food was phenomenal. I would highly recommended it. My family and I plan to have a family reunion there sometime in the next year. It was just wonderful. Read less
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Alicja
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I want to thank Jessice and Gergana and the entire Renassaince staff for the magical day. Everything was beautifully executed, unobtrusively, attentively, considerately and to perfection, reflecting no doubt many hours of thoughtful planning and extensive communication. Memories of which will always include a tribute to those people whose professional expertise contributed so substantially to making it such a perfect day. We feel that absolutely nothing could have been done better; it was perfect. Extraordinarily well done and thank you so much.
Alicja & Arkadiusz
I want to thank Jessice and Gergana and the entire Renassaince staff for the magical day. Everything was beautifully Read more...
I want to thank Jessice and Gergana and the entire Renassaince staff for the magical day. Everything was beautifully executed, unobtrusively, attentively, considerately and to perfection, reflecting no doubt many hours of thoughtful planning and extensive communication. Memories of which will always include a tribute to those people whose professional expertise contributed so substantially to making it such a perfect day. We feel that absolutely nothing could have been done better; it was perfect. Extraordinarily well done and thank you so much.
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clarisa
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow from the moment we walk in it was breath taking! I was bit bit scared because I thought in a placce like this the food would be the old traditional rubbery wedding food...was I wrongggg. Jessica took care of us. She listen to every request we had.she did not wanted me to worried about anything on the day of the wedding and that exactly what I did. ALL the detail, the decor the food everything was great..I still have people talking about the food how delicious n to the point it was..the waiter were all greatt very warm and friendly and very welcoming..please do not be intimidated Jessica is very accommodating she will make you feel like family and all you have to do is show up to your big day. My wedding was a huge success with the help of the renaissance they really are the best so please dont look any further bc other event hall will treat you like u are another piece of business while the renaissance will treat you like they just gained another family member!!!!! Thank you renaissance
Wow from the moment we walk in it was breath taking! I was bit bit scared because I thought in a placce like this the food Read more...
Wow from the moment we walk in it was breath taking! I was bit bit scared because I thought in a placce like this the food would be the old traditional rubbery wedding food...was I wrongggg. Jessica took care of us. She listen to every request we had.she did not wanted me to worried about anything on the day of the wedding and that exactly what I did. ALL the detail, the decor the food everything was great..I still have people talking about the food how delicious n to the point it was..the waiter were all greatt very warm and friendly and very welcoming..please do not be intimidated Jessica is very accommodating she will make you feel like family and all you have to do is show up to your big day. My wedding was a huge success with the help of the renaissance they really are the best so please dont look any further bc other event hall will treat you like u are another piece of business while the renaissance will treat you like they just gained another family member!!!!! Thank you renaissance Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I want to thank Jessica from the Renaissance for everything she did for me during my wedding preparation. Everything was absolutely beautiful and perfect and I had no stress at all. All my guests had fun and all of them were impressed by the food. The h'ordeuvres were wowww
Thank you Renaissance!

Monika& Luca
I want to thank Jessica from the Renaissance for everything she did for me during my wedding preparation. Everything was Read more...
I want to thank Jessica from the Renaissance for everything she did for me during my wedding preparation. Everything was absolutely beautiful and perfect and I had no stress at all. All my guests had fun and all of them were impressed by the food. The h'ordeuvres were wowww
Thank you Renaissance!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had my surprise Bridal shower here and Wow....I was really SURPRISED!!!

I didn't know this place existed. It was so beautiful and elegant. I was amazed by the ambiance with the modern decor and the fact that it has two floors. Cocktail hour was upstairs and the food was Awesome!! The best i ever had in a catering hall. Not your typical catering hall...Italian based menu. Drinks were also displayed on the beautiful bar(s)-(There's 2 bars!!). There was such a variety and the mojitos are the best! Most important for me was the service...everyone was so friendly and attentive, the entire night. Dinner was held downstairs which was so cool because I made a grand entrance with the spotlights on me...I really felt special. the tables looked so beautiful with the colored linens and chargers. My friends did a great job setting this up. They chose to have a buffet for dinner service and there was again a great variety of food and the buffet itself was this awesome.... a wooden pallet table with green apples and candles...So unique!!The place screams Unique!

Overall I was very happy with how my party turned out. After finding out how much prices were for this hall.... because I was curious about my wedding.... I was happy to hear they were in my budget,...very reasonable and you get a lot for your money. They also allow you to customize your wedding by adding on unique decorations or using their sound system or uplights like my family chose for my bridal shower. I guess not everyone needs to have these add-on's because every wedding/event is different which is why I like that they don't try to make you get an all-inclusive package. I like that I'd be able to make my wedding...MY wedding!!! and not an idea of how it should be ba
I had my surprise Bridal shower here and Wow....I was really SURPRISED!!!

I didn't know this place existed. It Read more...
I had my surprise Bridal shower here and Wow....I was really SURPRISED!!!

I didn't know this place existed. It was so beautiful and elegant. I was amazed by the ambiance with the modern decor and the fact that it has two floors. Cocktail hour was upstairs and the food was Awesome!! The best i ever had in a catering hall. Not your typical catering hall...Italian based menu. Drinks were also displayed on the beautiful bar(s)-(There's 2 bars!!). There was such a variety and the mojitos are the best! Most important for me was the service...everyone was so friendly and attentive, the entire night. Dinner was held downstairs which was so cool because I made a grand entrance with the spotlights on me...I really felt special. the tables looked so beautiful with the colored linens and chargers. My friends did a great job setting this up. They chose to have a buffet for dinner service and there was again a great variety of food and the buffet itself was this awesome.... a wooden pallet table with green apples and candles...So unique!!The place screams Unique!

Overall I was very happy with how my party turned out. After finding out how much prices were for this hall.... because I was curious about my wedding.... I was happy to hear they were in my budget,...very reasonable and you get a lot for your money. They also allow you to customize your wedding by adding on unique decorations or using their sound system or uplights like my family chose for my bridal shower. I guess not everyone needs to have these add-on's because every wedding/event is different which is why I like that they don't try to make you get an all-inclusive package. I like that I'd be able to make my wedding...MY wedding!!! and not an idea of how it should be ba Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on 4/26/14 at Renaissance which was absolutely perfect. The service from the wedding coordinators to the day of was flawless. We didn't have to worry about anything, my wife and I were absolutely calm about everything. Our guests loved the food and the hand crafted sodas, the atmosphere and danced all night. We wished the cocktail hour to be a little bit longer, because we had a lot of people late. I would highly recommend Renaissance!
We had our wedding on 4/26/14 at Renaissance which was absolutely perfect. The service from the wedding coordinators to Read more...
We had our wedding on 4/26/14 at Renaissance which was absolutely perfect. The service from the wedding coordinators to the day of was flawless. We didn't have to worry about anything, my wife and I were absolutely calm about everything. Our guests loved the food and the hand crafted sodas, the atmosphere and danced all night. We wished the cocktail hour to be a little bit longer, because we had a lot of people late. I would highly recommend Renaissance! Read less
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Sekana
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You and your crew are the greatest. The event was top notch. Family and friends and coworkers can't stop talking about the delicious food and beautiful service you have provided. And special thanks to Miss Jessica for lending me her shoulder to cry on. And talking to me. She is the best. Keep doing what you do best. And the Spanish rice was off the hook. I just can't stop smiling. Thank you Jessica and the whole crew at the Renaissance.
Just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You and your crew are the greatest. The event was top notch. Read more...
Just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You and your crew are the greatest. The event was top notch. Family and friends and coworkers can't stop talking about the delicious food and beautiful service you have provided. And special thanks to Miss Jessica for lending me her shoulder to cry on. And talking to me. She is the best. Keep doing what you do best. And the Spanish rice was off the hook. I just can't stop smiling. Thank you Jessica and the whole crew at the Renaissance. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Dear Jessica and Teresa,

On behalf of the Planning Committee and Latino America Unida Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. I would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the opportunity to once again host our annual Lambda Day banquet at your establishment. As always you and your staff were attentive to our needs and did a wonderful job taking care of everyone. We thank you for taking such great care of us and for continuing to have such a great working relationship with our organization. May this holiday season bring you great memories and joy and a very Happy New Year as well.

Best Regards,
Dear Jessica and Teresa,

On behalf of the Planning Committee and Latino America Unida Lambda Alpha Upsilon Read more...
Dear Jessica and Teresa,

On behalf of the Planning Committee and Latino America Unida Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. I would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the opportunity to once again host our annual Lambda Day banquet at your establishment. As always you and your staff were attentive to our needs and did a wonderful job taking care of everyone. We thank you for taking such great care of us and for continuing to have such a great working relationship with our organization. May this holiday season bring you great memories and joy and a very Happy New Year as well.

Best Regards, Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We love everything about the Renaissance!!!
Food was perfect , hospitality was amazing and they did everything I asked for
We couldn't have had our special any better !!!

Thank you guys so much !

Also Jessica is amazing
We love everything about the Renaissance!!!
Food was perfect , hospitality was amazing and they did everything I Read more...
We love everything about the Renaissance!!!
Food was perfect , hospitality was amazing and they did everything I asked for
We couldn't have had our special any better !!!

Thank you guys so much !

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Everything about the Rennaisance event hall was amazing, from the food and personalized cocktails to the lighting and decorations. The planning process was made easy because of Jessica, she's GREAT!
Everything about the Rennaisance event hall was amazing, from the food and personalized cocktails to the lighting and Read more...
Everything about the Rennaisance event hall was amazing, from the food and personalized cocktails to the lighting and decorations. The planning process was made easy because of Jessica, she's GREAT! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Vicky
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
The Renaissance provide us with the opportunity to have a perfect wedding. The event coordinator was awesome and she made sure that our day was perfect. I would definitely recommend the vendor....
The Renaissance provide us with the opportunity to have a perfect wedding. The event coordinator was awesome and she made Read more...
The Renaissance provide us with the opportunity to have a perfect wedding. The event coordinator was awesome and she made sure that our day was perfect. I would definitely recommend the vendor.... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Bang for your buck is an understatement! And you don't have to share the space with another event. Plus quality customer service and a to-die-for ambiance.
Bang for your buck is an understatement! And you don't have to share the space with another event. Plus quality customer Read more...
Bang for your buck is an understatement! And you don't have to share the space with another event. Plus quality customer service and a to-die-for ambiance. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Patty
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Finding The Renaissance of the Astoria was sort of like finding a diamond on a muddy road. I had searched and searched for different places, but upon seeing The Renaissance of Astoria it was definitely "love at first sight". I was hesitant on how much a dazzling place as so would cost us, but at The Renaissance of Astoria they worked with our budget and offered us the best deal. Little did I know, it wasn't just appearance that was magnificent, it was every process working with them (especially Teresa Lisson). Teresa was an absolute pleasure to work with, she was always very friendly and helpful. Her passion for making your day special is evident from the moment of meeting her, she embodies so much professionalism and class which you will love the end product.
The wedding day, what can I say, I am still speachless. My husband and I were overwhelmed when we walked in. It's not surprising that it lived up to our expectations. Everything came out just perfect. All the staff were friendly, professional and enthusiastic. The food and service were both excellent. The room looked stunning! So many of our guests remarked on how excellent the food was, how lovely the staff was, and how spectacular everything came out. A huge plus to The Renaissance of Astoria is that it is one event at a time, so you know you are getting 100% of everyone there, which we definitely felt like we were getting. I loved The Renaissance of Astoria, and would recommend it in a heart beat. I wish me and my husband can get married again to be there. -CP
Finding The Renaissance of the Astoria was sort of like finding a diamond on a muddy road. I had searched and searched for Read more...
Finding The Renaissance of the Astoria was sort of like finding a diamond on a muddy road. I had searched and searched for different places, but upon seeing The Renaissance of Astoria it was definitely "love at first sight". I was hesitant on how much a dazzling place as so would cost us, but at The Renaissance of Astoria they worked with our budget and offered us the best deal. Little did I know, it wasn't just appearance that was magnificent, it was every process working with them (especially Teresa Lisson). Teresa was an absolute pleasure to work with, she was always very friendly and helpful. Her passion for making your day special is evident from the moment of meeting her, she embodies so much professionalism and class which you will love the end product.
The wedding day, what can I say, I am still speachless. My husband and I were overwhelmed when we walked in. It's not surprising that it lived up to our expectations. Everything came out just perfect. All the staff were friendly, professional and enthusiastic. The food and service were both excellent. The room looked stunning! So many of our guests remarked on how excellent the food was, how lovely the staff was, and how spectacular everything came out. A huge plus to The Renaissance of Astoria is that it is one event at a time, so you know you are getting 100% of everyone there, which we definitely felt like we were getting. I loved The Renaissance of Astoria, and would recommend it in a heart beat. I wish me and my husband can get married again to be there. -CP Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Diana
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Great place for a wedding. Extremely professional and outstanding service. Made me feel at ease during the whole wedding planning and gave helpful recommendations.
Great place for a wedding. Extremely professional and outstanding service. Made me feel at ease during the whole wedding Read more...
Great place for a wedding. Extremely professional and outstanding service. Made me feel at ease during the whole wedding planning and gave helpful recommendations. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Sophonia
Wedding:
9/23/2012
4.9/5.0
The first time i saw this place i fell in LOVE with it. i been looking for a place for my wedding for months. When i meet a woman by the name of "Teresa" which was the manger she was sooo nice. My wedding was 2yrs away and she didint care about how far it was she gave me her word when she told me she would help me make this the BEST day of my life,and she kept her promise.

The staff been soo good to me everytime i would call to ask a question about something , or see how i was doing as the time was getting closer.My wedding was a wonderful turnout,i wouldnt change it for the world. The food was the BomB,thank you Jessica!! People are still talking about how beautiful I was and of course the place!!!!!! :) I just want to tell the Renaissance Team Thank You for everything and this would not be the last time you guys see me for a party in there,i would be back!!! Prob. my Baby Shower!!!!



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I never smelled a bathroom so good like that before, hahaha you can even eat in there too if u wanted!!!LOL
The first time i saw this place i fell in LOVE with it. i been looking for a place for my wedding for months. When i meet Read more...
The first time i saw this place i fell in LOVE with it. i been looking for a place for my wedding for months. When i meet a woman by the name of "Teresa" which was the manger she was sooo nice. My wedding was 2yrs away and she didint care about how far it was she gave me her word when she told me she would help me make this the BEST day of my life,and she kept her promise.

The staff been soo good to me everytime i would call to ask a question about something , or see how i was doing as the time was getting closer.My wedding was a wonderful turnout,i wouldnt change it for the world. The food was the BomB,thank you Jessica!! People are still talking about how beautiful I was and of course the place!!!!!! :) I just want to tell the Renaissance Team Thank You for everything and this would not be the last time you guys see me for a party in there,i would be back!!! Prob. my Baby Shower!!!!



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I never smelled a bathroom so good like that before, hahaha you can even eat in there too if u wanted!!!LOL Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Very happy with everything they had to offer. No complaints about anything except that waiters should not rush to take plates away if guests haven't finished eating.
Very happy with everything they had to offer. No complaints about anything except that waiters should not rush to take Read more...
Very happy with everything they had to offer. No complaints about anything except that waiters should not rush to take plates away if guests haven't finished eating. Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
12/7/2012
4.8/5.0
Thank you so much Teresa & Jessica you may my wedding special, the retro look of the venue your dj recommendation was excellent I just wish I had 5 hours instead of 4 but everything was perfect.

thank you

Jaime & Sonia Marte
Thank you so much Teresa & Jessica you may my wedding special, the retro look of the venue your dj recommendation was Read more...
Thank you so much Teresa & Jessica you may my wedding special, the retro look of the venue your dj recommendation was excellent I just wish I had 5 hours instead of 4 but everything was perfect.

thank you

Jaime & Sonia Marte Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Isabela
Wedding:
11/23/2012
4.8/5.0
We looked...we searched...we weighed our options...and we are SO glad we picked the Rennaissance for our November wedding. Jessica, our event planner, was fantastic. She is a foodie, like us, and took time to come up with inventive, non-conventional hours d'oeuvres for our guests that were seasonal, fresh, and delicious. The entire event went off without a hitch and our guests were talking about the great time they had for weeks to come. Not to mention the amazing value per person we received, given the amount of scrumptous food and quality of the open bar. Drunk guests = good wedding :) thank you all for the most amazing day of our lives!
We looked...we searched...we weighed our options...and we are SO glad we picked the Rennaissance for our November wedding. Read more...
We looked...we searched...we weighed our options...and we are SO glad we picked the Rennaissance for our November wedding. Jessica, our event planner, was fantastic. She is a foodie, like us, and took time to come up with inventive, non-conventional hours d'oeuvres for our guests that were seasonal, fresh, and delicious. The entire event went off without a hitch and our guests were talking about the great time they had for weeks to come. Not to mention the amazing value per person we received, given the amount of scrumptous food and quality of the open bar. Drunk guests = good wedding :) thank you all for the most amazing day of our lives! Read less
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Mersiha
Wedding:
6/8/2014
4.7/5.0
Jessica at the Renaissance event hall is very organized and she will get you through the whole process. She even comes to the bridal suite to check on the brides. The place is beautiful for pictures along with the service and food everything was great!
Jessica at the Renaissance event hall is very organized and she will get you through the whole process. She even comes to Read more...
Jessica at the Renaissance event hall is very organized and she will get you through the whole process. She even comes to the bridal suite to check on the brides. The place is beautiful for pictures along with the service and food everything was great! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/2/2013
4.7/5.0
The Renaissance Event Hall is truly beautiful, dark wood, wrought iron, light marble- just wonderful! We fell in love with it as soon as we walked in. The value is incredible- we were able to have a fantastic wedding for a VERY reasonable price there! Jessica was awesome to work with- she was super helpful and knowledgeable about food. I am a gluten free vegetarian but my fiance is not. She made sure that the entire menu was gluten free and that the kitchen was not contaminated by gluten. The food was really delicious and everyone was very happy with their meals. We were very happy with our experience there and would not have wanted our wedding anywhere else. That being said; we have a few "issues" with the way that everything went. The staff need to work on their communication between one another. We had a couple instances where we got emails asking for payments and information that had already been taken care of with someone else. Also, make sure that your coordinator is present for your rehearsal- even if they tell you it isn't necessary to be there; trust me: it is! We had a number of issues at our rehearsal that would have not existed if Jessica had been there. Also, (and this is just a personal preference) the night of the wedding the maitre de was a little too "hands-on", constantly asking questions and checking in with us. I found this really annoying and frustrating since we had already created a timeline and discussed what we wanted to happen. I just wanted to be able to enjoy the time with our friends and family.
The Renaissance Event Hall is truly beautiful, dark wood, wrought iron, light marble- just wonderful! We fell in love with Read more...
The Renaissance Event Hall is truly beautiful, dark wood, wrought iron, light marble- just wonderful! We fell in love with it as soon as we walked in. The value is incredible- we were able to have a fantastic wedding for a VERY reasonable price there! Jessica was awesome to work with- she was super helpful and knowledgeable about food. I am a gluten free vegetarian but my fiance is not. She made sure that the entire menu was gluten free and that the kitchen was not contaminated by gluten. The food was really delicious and everyone was very happy with their meals. We were very happy with our experience there and would not have wanted our wedding anywhere else. That being said; we have a few "issues" with the way that everything went. The staff need to work on their communication between one another. We had a couple instances where we got emails asking for payments and information that had already been taken care of with someone else. Also, make sure that your coordinator is present for your rehearsal- even if they tell you it isn't necessary to be there; trust me: it is! We had a number of issues at our rehearsal that would have not existed if Jessica had been there. Also, (and this is just a personal preference) the night of the wedding the maitre de was a little too "hands-on", constantly asking questions and checking in with us. I found this really annoying and frustrating since we had already created a timeline and discussed what we wanted to happen. I just wanted to be able to enjoy the time with our friends and family. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/28/2013
4.7/5.0
Our guests had an amazing time, they raved about the food and the servers and commented on how polite and nice the bartenders were and how they kept the crowd moving. As the bride and groom, the servers did more than just serve, they helped organize, kept us on track (and keep track of our lost items when we would lay something down), and were so polite! The guests loved the downstairs space and how it felt so intimate. We enjoyed the night thoroughly. We dealt with a number of personnel there during the planning stages and you should definitely meet with Teresa. She was on point with everything and fantastic to work with.
Our guests had an amazing time, they raved about the food and the servers and commented on how polite and nice the Read more...
Our guests had an amazing time, they raved about the food and the servers and commented on how polite and nice the bartenders were and how they kept the crowd moving. As the bride and groom, the servers did more than just serve, they helped organize, kept us on track (and keep track of our lost items when we would lay something down), and were so polite! The guests loved the downstairs space and how it felt so intimate. We enjoyed the night thoroughly. We dealt with a number of personnel there during the planning stages and you should definitely meet with Teresa. She was on point with everything and fantastic to work with. Read less
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tash982
Wedding:
6/24/2011
4.7/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception there on June 24, 2011. We have nothing but great things to say! The food was great... the service was exceptional. The staff there paid very close attention to the details of our special day and handled the night's events with ease. Never once did I have to worry that night. Everything ran smooth from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Renaissance of Astoria also respected our wishes and our limits due to our budget. And let's not forget how great the place looks...it was the PERFECT place for the small, simple, intimate wedding that we had. Our guests loved the warm, welcoming vibe of the venue and we preferred that environment over the huge halls that most venues have. Also, we loved how there was only one event- there was no worry about someone else's party overshadowing ours. We had 100% of the staff's attention which made our experience a very pleasant one. I would definately recommend this location to anyone who wants a unique venue.
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception there on June 24, 2011. We have nothing but great things to say! Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception there on June 24, 2011. We have nothing but great things to say! The food was great... the service was exceptional. The staff there paid very close attention to the details of our special day and handled the night's events with ease. Never once did I have to worry that night. Everything ran smooth from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Renaissance of Astoria also respected our wishes and our limits due to our budget. And let's not forget how great the place looks...it was the PERFECT place for the small, simple, intimate wedding that we had. Our guests loved the warm, welcoming vibe of the venue and we preferred that environment over the huge halls that most venues have. Also, we loved how there was only one event- there was no worry about someone else's party overshadowing ours. We had 100% of the staff's attention which made our experience a very pleasant one. I would definately recommend this location to anyone who wants a unique venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.6/5.0
Our overall experience with Renaissance was pleasant. Our point of contact was Jessica. She was really great and acted professionally everytime.

We loved that we were invited to sample their menu. This helped us to make better decisions as to what we wanted our guests to have as well as really cement our decision about going with this venue. We were really pleased with everything we sampled.

The only complaint we heard from our guests was that many of those who ordered steak did not get it prepared as they had asked. Most of the steak dishes came out rare. Also, some people had asked for a particular kind of alcohol that we definitely had paid for and they were told that they had run out of it. Mind you it was still early in the night. A few minutes later they were serving it.

Other than that, we all had a good experience. The hall looked amazing, very neat and presentable. The waitstaff was great. Everyone was tended to quickly and efficiently. All glasses were filled, dishes were brought out quickly. And afterwards, dishes were removed quickly. The staff was really friendly which made everyone feel comfortable. They all looked polished and we loved the way they all came out at the same time from the kitchen, forming a line to walk to either side of the room. It looked really professional.
We loved that at the end of the night, the staff was not chasing everyone out the door. They cleaned up swiftly around everyone and didn't start removing things from the tables before the event was completely over, as many places do and is so rude. The Renaissance staff was so accommodating they even helped us with numbers to taxi services, packaging some of the left over bottles of liquor we had brought in, and gathering some of the things we had brought that we needed to get back.

Jessica really pulled the whole night together and kept everything moving very smoothly. Thank you!!!

We are happy with the service they provided.
Our overall experience with Renaissance was pleasant. Our point of contact was Jessica. She was really great and acted Read more...
Our overall experience with Renaissance was pleasant. Our point of contact was Jessica. She was really great and acted professionally everytime.

We loved that we were invited to sample their menu. This helped us to make better decisions as to what we wanted our guests to have as well as really cement our decision about going with this venue. We were really pleased with everything we sampled.

The only complaint we heard from our guests was that many of those who ordered steak did not get it prepared as they had asked. Most of the steak dishes came out rare. Also, some people had asked for a particular kind of alcohol that we definitely had paid for and they were told that they had run out of it. Mind you it was still early in the night. A few minutes later they were serving it.

Other than that, we all had a good experience. The hall looked amazing, very neat and presentable. The waitstaff was great. Everyone was tended to quickly and efficiently. All glasses were filled, dishes were brought out quickly. And afterwards, dishes were removed quickly. The staff was really friendly which made everyone feel comfortable. They all looked polished and we loved the way they all came out at the same time from the kitchen, forming a line to walk to either side of the room. It looked really professional.
We loved that at the end of the night, the staff was not chasing everyone out the door. They cleaned up swiftly around everyone and didn't start removing things from the tables before the event was completely over, as many places do and is so rude. The Renaissance staff was so accommodating they even helped us with numbers to taxi services, packaging some of the left over bottles of liquor we had brought in, and gathering some of the things we had brought that we needed to get back.

Jessica really pulled the whole night together and kept everything moving very smoothly. Thank you!!!

We are happy with the service they provided. Read less
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Karim
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.6/5.0
We had our wedding reception here and we couldn't be happier, they took our personalities into consideration and even my husband beer likes.
They treated us amazingly and we had such a great time!
We had our wedding reception here and we couldn't be happier, they took our personalities into consideration and even my Read more...
We had our wedding reception here and we couldn't be happier, they took our personalities into consideration and even my husband beer likes.
They treated us amazingly and we had such a great time! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
We had our wedding here recently and overall we were very happy. We missed the general food tastings that they offer, so had no idea what the food would taste like, but found that it was really great. Our guests enjoyed it too! They say that the max number of guests is something like 299, but we had just over 100 guests and I think any more would have started to feel cramped. I think this venue is perfect (if you are including dinner) for up to 150 guests max. They are currently expanding though so I imagine that within the next year, the new space will be able to comfortably hold a larger number of guests.

PROS:
-- Budget friendly (especially compared to most Manhattan wedding options!).
-- one-stop shopping (they have options for everything you need, from food, to ceremony, to decor, chair decorations, lighting, etc.). We didn't have a wedding planner so this made it a lot easier to get everything we needed.
-- Sound system is great, generally good acoustics.
-- Elegant decor
-- Food is good
-- Nice lighting designs
-- Discount relationships with certain vendors -- we used Astor Bake Shop for our cake, which not only avoided added "cake-cutting" fees, but they were nearby and were actually really great. The cake was so tasty!

CONS:
-- Some mis-communication with email, but overall easy to work with staff.
-- Not the best area (about a mile from the closest subway stop), but easy enough to get a cab and close to many points of the city and you are inside anyway, so you hardly notice.

Overall we were really very happy with this point for our wedding. We didn't have too many original decorations and it still looked wonderful, especially with the lighting design options that they offer. We had basic center pieces and chose the lighting options, but didn't really have any other flower arrangements and it looked beautiful.
We had our wedding here recently and overall we were very happy. We missed the general food tastings that they offer, so Read more...
We had our wedding here recently and overall we were very happy. We missed the general food tastings that they offer, so had no idea what the food would taste like, but found that it was really great. Our guests enjoyed it too! They say that the max number of guests is something like 299, but we had just over 100 guests and I think any more would have started to feel cramped. I think this venue is perfect (if you are including dinner) for up to 150 guests max. They are currently expanding though so I imagine that within the next year, the new space will be able to comfortably hold a larger number of guests.

PROS:
-- Budget friendly (especially compared to most Manhattan wedding options!).
-- one-stop shopping (they have options for everything you need, from food, to ceremony, to decor, chair decorations, lighting, etc.). We didn't have a wedding planner so this made it a lot easier to get everything we needed.
-- Sound system is great, generally good acoustics.
-- Elegant decor
-- Food is good
-- Nice lighting designs
-- Discount relationships with certain vendors -- we used Astor Bake Shop for our cake, which not only avoided added "cake-cutting" fees, but they were nearby and were actually really great. The cake was so tasty!

CONS:
-- Some mis-communication with email, but overall easy to work with staff.
-- Not the best area (about a mile from the closest subway stop), but easy enough to get a cab and close to many points of the city and you are inside anyway, so you hardly notice.

Overall we were really very happy with this point for our wedding. We didn't have too many original decorations and it still looked wonderful, especially with the lighting design options that they offer. We had basic center pieces and chose the lighting options, but didn't really have any other flower arrangements and it looked beautiful. Read less
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DCent81
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.2/5.0
We had a hard time finding a wedding venue in Queens that fit both our tastes and our budget. We both grew up and still live in Queens so it was important to us that we got married and celebrated here. It seemed hopeless. We finally checked out the Renaissance. The first thing that we noticed was the decor. The place is beautiful without being gaudy or stuffy and the layout is very unique. We loved the bar and the cocktail areas which overlook the event space. It has a warm and laid back yet classy feel.They offer a wide range of packages and they all are customizable which is great if you're on a budget but it also works if you have extra money to burn becasue they offer more expensive packages and even more little extra add-ons. They only hold one event per day so you don't have to worry about feeling rushed in or out and the attention is all on you. We held the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception there so that was pretty convenient. The staff was able to set up for the ceremony and then transform the space into the reception while everyone enjoyed the cockail hour upstairs. Everything ran on time and as scheduled whithout a hitch. The tasting made me very nervous because there were so many people there and I didn't think the food was that impressive. However, on the day of my wedding, everything was SO good and everyone raved. I attribute the great food and service to the fact that we only had 75 people as opposed to what seemed like hundreds at the tasting. I think if you are going to have a plated dinner for under 100 people you will be very impressed with the food and the service. I cannot speak for very large parties or the buffet option. Overall, I was very pleased. We had a great time. All of our guests had a great time. I've received a lot of compliments. The staff did a great job. They were very attentive to me and my husband and made sure we are taken care of the entire night.
We had a hard time finding a wedding venue in Queens that fit both our tastes and our budget. We both grew up and still Read more...
We had a hard time finding a wedding venue in Queens that fit both our tastes and our budget. We both grew up and still live in Queens so it was important to us that we got married and celebrated here. It seemed hopeless. We finally checked out the Renaissance. The first thing that we noticed was the decor. The place is beautiful without being gaudy or stuffy and the layout is very unique. We loved the bar and the cocktail areas which overlook the event space. It has a warm and laid back yet classy feel.They offer a wide range of packages and they all are customizable which is great if you're on a budget but it also works if you have extra money to burn becasue they offer more expensive packages and even more little extra add-ons. They only hold one event per day so you don't have to worry about feeling rushed in or out and the attention is all on you. We held the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception there so that was pretty convenient. The staff was able to set up for the ceremony and then transform the space into the reception while everyone enjoyed the cockail hour upstairs. Everything ran on time and as scheduled whithout a hitch. The tasting made me very nervous because there were so many people there and I didn't think the food was that impressive. However, on the day of my wedding, everything was SO good and everyone raved. I attribute the great food and service to the fact that we only had 75 people as opposed to what seemed like hundreds at the tasting. I think if you are going to have a plated dinner for under 100 people you will be very impressed with the food and the service. I cannot speak for very large parties or the buffet option. Overall, I was very pleased. We had a great time. All of our guests had a great time. I've received a lot of compliments. The staff did a great job. They were very attentive to me and my husband and made sure we are taken care of the entire night. Read less
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Star
Wedding:
9/14/2013
2.6/5.0
Everything was wonderful until the day before the wedding.
I had planned on bring in champagne bottles as wedding favors and we had about 12 boxes to drop off along with a 6 foot signing board and other boards and frames. They were prepping for an event that evening and not once did any staff offer to help. Mind you, we were only given a short time frame for dropping off our stuff and in turn, I wasn't able to get my nails done for my wedding.
Then, on the day of, from the minute I stepped into the hall, I was hounded for money from a pack of hyenas. My fiance and I had paid them in full a few days before the wedding. Turns out, they had calculated more people than I had told them from my place cards. There was a back and forth about how 10 people were not accounted for. I knew they were. As a bride, there is nowhere im supposed to keep an extra $700 they were asking of me and they kept on hounding me in front of my Bridal Party. I finally had to tell them to back off and handle it with my parents. My parents were nice enough to contact someone to bring them $ from home and until this person didn't come, Renaissance refused to let anyone proceed to the reception after cocktail hour until they were paid. Then, once my wedding coordinator argued with them, they refused to start dinner until they were paid. A good hour of my reception was wasted over $700. What happened after the back and forth? 10 people ended up not coming.
I paid an extra $100 to get four 9x13 pans of leftover food. After the party was finished and all the guests were gone I went downstairs to the bathroom and saw ALL staff taking multiple aluminum pans of food home with them. Staff had already eaten prior to the event starting. Guess the extra $700 went towards feeding staff and their families.
Overall, if I could do it over again, I'd have my event elsewhere. If it werent for my Day of Coordinator, shit would have hit the fan. Save yourself a headache.
Everything was wonderful until the day before the wedding.
I had planned on bring in champagne bottles as wedding Read more...
Everything was wonderful until the day before the wedding.
I had planned on bring in champagne bottles as wedding favors and we had about 12 boxes to drop off along with a 6 foot signing board and other boards and frames. They were prepping for an event that evening and not once did any staff offer to help. Mind you, we were only given a short time frame for dropping off our stuff and in turn, I wasn't able to get my nails done for my wedding.
Then, on the day of, from the minute I stepped into the hall, I was hounded for money from a pack of hyenas. My fiance and I had paid them in full a few days before the wedding. Turns out, they had calculated more people than I had told them from my place cards. There was a back and forth about how 10 people were not accounted for. I knew they were. As a bride, there is nowhere im supposed to keep an extra $700 they were asking of me and they kept on hounding me in front of my Bridal Party. I finally had to tell them to back off and handle it with my parents. My parents were nice enough to contact someone to bring them $ from home and until this person didn't come, Renaissance refused to let anyone proceed to the reception after cocktail hour until they were paid. Then, once my wedding coordinator argued with them, they refused to start dinner until they were paid. A good hour of my reception was wasted over $700. What happened after the back and forth? 10 people ended up not coming.
I paid an extra $100 to get four 9x13 pans of leftover food. After the party was finished and all the guests were gone I went downstairs to the bathroom and saw ALL staff taking multiple aluminum pans of food home with them. Staff had already eaten prior to the event starting. Guess the extra $700 went towards feeding staff and their families.
Overall, if I could do it over again, I'd have my event elsewhere. If it werent for my Day of Coordinator, shit would have hit the fan. Save yourself a headache. Read less
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