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The Foundry

Long Island City , NY
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LOCATION

42-38 Ninth St.
Long Island City, NY US 11101 (map)

PHONE

718-786-7776

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Foundry is a 19th Century building where originally fine varnishes were manufactured before it housed The Albra Metal Foundry. Their logo is still visible on the corner of the... Read more
The Foundry is a 19th Century building where originally fine varnishes were manufactured before it housed The Albra Metal Foundry. Their logo is still visible on the corner of the building at 9th Street and

43rd Avenue (seen below). By 1906, it was one of several steel foundries in the Long Island City area that catered to the needs of

New York City's riverfront manufacturers.

By the 1970's The Foundry was essentially an abandoned space, housing defunct vehicles and a mountain of debris. In 1980 the

Du Val family purchased the property. The family restored and renovated the space to reflect its original industrial character, and began hosting events in 2001. It is the only foundry in the area still standing today. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1906
When was your venue last renovated?
2000
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
6700
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Bibi
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
All I can say is AMAZING!!!!!! Gena and the event space was great. I got more than I thought I would have. I had a full heart after leaving the foundry, I'm so thankful for Gena :-D
All I can say is AMAZING!!!!!! Gena and the event space was great. I got more than I thought I would have. I had a full Read more...
All I can say is AMAZING!!!!!! Gena and the event space was great. I got more than I thought I would have. I had a full heart after leaving the foundry, I'm so thankful for Gena :-D Read less
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Fazillah
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Foundry has to be one of the most STUNNING backdrops to exchange vows in NYC. The contrast between industrial beams and rustic brick walls that are crawling with lush ivy made it the perfect backdrop for our shabby chic wedding.

We decided to have a small boutique ceremony in The Greenhouse section of the Foundry, which in our opinion is the prettiest part of the building. As the backdrop is SOO GORGEOUS on its own, we didn’t need to add much decoration, so that also helped us with our floral budget.

Other than the fact that the building is absolutely beautiful and historic…the main reason we picked this venue was because of the symbolism it holds for my husband and I. For one, we decided to get married on June 21st, the Summer Solstice and the longest day of sunlight in the northern hemisphere. We picked our date first, and then our venue. Getting married inside the Greenhouse let us capture the sun’s energy on this special day, while also keeping everyone cool and protecting against the elements outside just in case. The Foundry was also once used as an actual Steel Foundry to manufacture parts that were used in building the foundations for NYC – one of our greatest loves. As such, we felt this was also a great place to start building the foundations of our marriage and life together.

With regards to staff…a huge THANK YOU to Julie and Angela and the rest of the team at the Foundry for accommodating us for an early morning ceremony. They were not only professional and responsive to all of our questions and emails, they were also such a pleasure to work with and made sure everything ran smoothly on our wedding day. We really felt we were in good hands.

I would definitely recommend The Foundry if you are looking to get married in the NYC area and want an ultra-chic location to celebrate your special day.

Mr. & Mrs. Durante
The Foundry has to be one of the most STUNNING backdrops to exchange vows in NYC. The contrast between industrial beams Read more...
The Foundry has to be one of the most STUNNING backdrops to exchange vows in NYC. The contrast between industrial beams and rustic brick walls that are crawling with lush ivy made it the perfect backdrop for our shabby chic wedding.

We decided to have a small boutique ceremony in The Greenhouse section of the Foundry, which in our opinion is the prettiest part of the building. As the backdrop is SOO GORGEOUS on its own, we didn’t need to add much decoration, so that also helped us with our floral budget.

Other than the fact that the building is absolutely beautiful and historic…the main reason we picked this venue was because of the symbolism it holds for my husband and I. For one, we decided to get married on June 21st, the Summer Solstice and the longest day of sunlight in the northern hemisphere. We picked our date first, and then our venue. Getting married inside the Greenhouse let us capture the sun’s energy on this special day, while also keeping everyone cool and protecting against the elements outside just in case. The Foundry was also once used as an actual Steel Foundry to manufacture parts that were used in building the foundations for NYC – one of our greatest loves. As such, we felt this was also a great place to start building the foundations of our marriage and life together.

With regards to staff…a huge THANK YOU to Julie and Angela and the rest of the team at the Foundry for accommodating us for an early morning ceremony. They were not only professional and responsive to all of our questions and emails, they were also such a pleasure to work with and made sure everything ran smoothly on our wedding day. We really felt we were in good hands.

I would definitely recommend The Foundry if you are looking to get married in the NYC area and want an ultra-chic location to celebrate your special day.

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Darlene
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
After looking at several other locations in the area, I told my husband I wanted to show him The Foundry but that I knew I'd fall in love with it immediately. We didn't have an appointment to view it but ended up walking in on a Sunday while another couple was being shown around.
Gina and Julie were extremely accommodating, even though we hadn't had an appointment.

Fortunately, my husband fell in love with it and didn't care about the price tag. After all, it is the only time we will ever get married, why wouldn't we want to go all out? =P

We knew we would be having an intimate wedding, and the space was just perfect.
Being able to bring in our own vendors and having the ability to pretty much decorate it the way we want, having a gorgeous raw space as opposed to a typical catering hall, allowed us to do just that.

Our day of, on site coordinator, Angela, was the friendliest and most reassuring person we could have asked for. Gina and Julie were also the nicest and professional throughout our whole planning process. From meeting us on site to go over layout, to quickly responding to my crazy emails, the team at The Foundry was most accommodating.
We appreciated every second of it!
After looking at several other locations in the area, I told my husband I wanted to show him The Foundry but that I knew Read more...
After looking at several other locations in the area, I told my husband I wanted to show him The Foundry but that I knew I'd fall in love with it immediately. We didn't have an appointment to view it but ended up walking in on a Sunday while another couple was being shown around.
Gina and Julie were extremely accommodating, even though we hadn't had an appointment.

Fortunately, my husband fell in love with it and didn't care about the price tag. After all, it is the only time we will ever get married, why wouldn't we want to go all out? =P

We knew we would be having an intimate wedding, and the space was just perfect.
Being able to bring in our own vendors and having the ability to pretty much decorate it the way we want, having a gorgeous raw space as opposed to a typical catering hall, allowed us to do just that.

Our day of, on site coordinator, Angela, was the friendliest and most reassuring person we could have asked for. Gina and Julie were also the nicest and professional throughout our whole planning process. From meeting us on site to go over layout, to quickly responding to my crazy emails, the team at The Foundry was most accommodating.
We appreciated every second of it! Read less
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Marios
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
The Foundry was the perfect location for our wedding of 75 people. The style is both rustic and urban, perfect for a New York wedding. The different rooms, the terrace, and the courtyard (which we didn't use), allow you to customize the wedding activities as you wish. We had the ceremony in the greenhouse, with ivy covered walls, then moved to the terrace for cocktails, with views of the city and the green courtyard, and then back inside for dinner and dancing in the main room and the greenhouse.

All of our guests were really impressed with the space. We loved the mix of bright open spaces with the coziness of the alcoves and the red brick walls.

The staff was friendly, professional, and helpful from the very beginning of booking the location through the night of the wedding. The location provided a doorman and a location manager who were instrumental in making the wedding run smoothly.
The Foundry was the perfect location for our wedding of 75 people. The style is both rustic and urban, perfect for a New Read more...
The Foundry was the perfect location for our wedding of 75 people. The style is both rustic and urban, perfect for a New York wedding. The different rooms, the terrace, and the courtyard (which we didn't use), allow you to customize the wedding activities as you wish. We had the ceremony in the greenhouse, with ivy covered walls, then moved to the terrace for cocktails, with views of the city and the green courtyard, and then back inside for dinner and dancing in the main room and the greenhouse.

All of our guests were really impressed with the space. We loved the mix of bright open spaces with the coziness of the alcoves and the red brick walls.

The staff was friendly, professional, and helpful from the very beginning of booking the location through the night of the wedding. The location provided a doorman and a location manager who were instrumental in making the wedding run smoothly. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We only visited one venue and immediately knew it was "the one" for us. I loved that it blends a raw industrial city vibe with outdoor garden party as climbing ivy covers nearly all the walls of the Foundry, both inside and out. We were so smitten with the entire venue that we ended up using three of their available spaces. We had our ceremony in the Greenhouse which has a spa-like feel with its delicate ivy on the light brick walls, beautiful sunlight through the skylight and window, and a quietly bubbling fountain decorated with candles. We had our cocktail hour on the Terrace and where everyone got to admire the view of NYC, which is what makes the Queens location so special. We had dinner and dancing inside the Foundry's main space which flowed perfectly and needs little decoration since it is already so beautiful. Our guests were all very excited because that was the space most of them recognized from the various TV shows on which The Foundry has been featured.
The Foundry's staff has a great relationship with our wedding planners (Exquisite Affairs Productions) and our caterer (Marcey Brownstein's Leslie Russell) so our event ran really smoothly. Angela, our coordinator for the Foundry, was warm and bubbly and quickly fixed the only blooper that happened all day (I completely forgot to bring my iPod with the pre-ceremony playlist, she grabbed my iPhone, downloaded the playlist and got it running before anyone even realized that there was no music playing!). The Foundry was spotlessly clean before our wedding began and was kept clean throughout.
For couples who are looking for an alternative to a more standard wedding venue, the Foundry is a perfect choice. Besides, any venue that has a cute dog named "Waffles" for a CEO has to be good.
We only visited one venue and immediately knew it was "the one" for us. I loved that it blends a raw industrial city vibe Read more...
We only visited one venue and immediately knew it was "the one" for us. I loved that it blends a raw industrial city vibe with outdoor garden party as climbing ivy covers nearly all the walls of the Foundry, both inside and out. We were so smitten with the entire venue that we ended up using three of their available spaces. We had our ceremony in the Greenhouse which has a spa-like feel with its delicate ivy on the light brick walls, beautiful sunlight through the skylight and window, and a quietly bubbling fountain decorated with candles. We had our cocktail hour on the Terrace and where everyone got to admire the view of NYC, which is what makes the Queens location so special. We had dinner and dancing inside the Foundry's main space which flowed perfectly and needs little decoration since it is already so beautiful. Our guests were all very excited because that was the space most of them recognized from the various TV shows on which The Foundry has been featured.
The Foundry's staff has a great relationship with our wedding planners (Exquisite Affairs Productions) and our caterer (Marcey Brownstein's Leslie Russell) so our event ran really smoothly. Angela, our coordinator for the Foundry, was warm and bubbly and quickly fixed the only blooper that happened all day (I completely forgot to bring my iPod with the pre-ceremony playlist, she grabbed my iPhone, downloaded the playlist and got it running before anyone even realized that there was no music playing!). The Foundry was spotlessly clean before our wedding began and was kept clean throughout.
For couples who are looking for an alternative to a more standard wedding venue, the Foundry is a perfect choice. Besides, any venue that has a cute dog named "Waffles" for a CEO has to be good. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
The Foundry was my dream venue and their staff was a pleasure to work with. As an interior designer, I loved the architectural features of the Foundry--brick, skylights, concrete--no BS. All this place needs is candles and flowers and we had an incredibly beautiful ceremony, dinner and reception there. Our wedding day was rainy at times but it didn't matter since we tented the courtyard and everything else was inside. It put me at ease to know that rain wouldn't inhibit anything about our day but also know that we wouldn't feel like we were in some stuffy banquet hall. It is a truly gorgeous space and I recommend you to get married there if you are as lucky as I am! We had 112 people and it was a perfect number but we could have had a few more since dinner was in the courtyard.
The Foundry was my dream venue and their staff was a pleasure to work with. As an interior designer, I loved the Read more...
The Foundry was my dream venue and their staff was a pleasure to work with. As an interior designer, I loved the architectural features of the Foundry--brick, skylights, concrete--no BS. All this place needs is candles and flowers and we had an incredibly beautiful ceremony, dinner and reception there. Our wedding day was rainy at times but it didn't matter since we tented the courtyard and everything else was inside. It put me at ease to know that rain wouldn't inhibit anything about our day but also know that we wouldn't feel like we were in some stuffy banquet hall. It is a truly gorgeous space and I recommend you to get married there if you are as lucky as I am! We had 112 people and it was a perfect number but we could have had a few more since dinner was in the courtyard. Read less
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Abram
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We had visited numerous other venues prior to our tour of the Foundry and they all had they charms and seemed like potential contenders. Our plan to weigh to pros and cons and eventually settle on one of these places completely went out the window, however, the moment we walked into the Foundry. Without a word between the two of us, we instantly knew this was the perfect venue for our day, capturing exactly the feeling we were going for, and a truly breathtaking space in which to bring our wedding to life. Old stone; exposed metal work; a gorgeous back courtyard; and all that ivy! All this set with a backdrop view of Manhattan and the Queensboro bridge and some of the nicest, most efficient, most accommodating staff you can imagine (indeed, we liked Jose so much that we hired him as a day-of wedding planner).
We had visited numerous other venues prior to our tour of the Foundry and they all had they charms and seemed like Read more...
We had visited numerous other venues prior to our tour of the Foundry and they all had they charms and seemed like potential contenders. Our plan to weigh to pros and cons and eventually settle on one of these places completely went out the window, however, the moment we walked into the Foundry. Without a word between the two of us, we instantly knew this was the perfect venue for our day, capturing exactly the feeling we were going for, and a truly breathtaking space in which to bring our wedding to life. Old stone; exposed metal work; a gorgeous back courtyard; and all that ivy! All this set with a backdrop view of Manhattan and the Queensboro bridge and some of the nicest, most efficient, most accommodating staff you can imagine (indeed, we liked Jose so much that we hired him as a day-of wedding planner). Read less
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Paola
Wedding:
3/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Two months after our wedding and our family and friends are still raving about how much fun they had at the wedding. Our ceremony was in the main space and then we went to greenhouse for cocktail hour. Since the Foundry is so different we were able to have a very different wedding, we had free style dining and no assigned seating which allowed guest to enjoy the Foundry. My husband and I were able to enjoy our family and friends and everyone danced all night. As a wedding present, my sister booked a cigar roller which was a big hit. The cigar roller also made our guest take advantage of the terrace that over-looked Manhattan. Our wedding was amazing and so much fun, everything was so different and the space so beautiful....exactly what I wanted. Julie was our main contact from the Foundry, she showed us the space and kept in constant contact with us throughout the process. The day of the wedding our Foundry host was Angela, she was really excited and had just a great positive attitude. There were two doormen, and unfortunately we didn't catch their names; but our guest said very nice things about the doormen. Julie was very clear throughout the process that is raw space, I priced caters and rentals for this space before I even booked, which gave us a better idea if it was within budget...for us it was so worth it.
Two months after our wedding and our family and friends are still raving about how much fun they had at the wedding. Our Read more...
Two months after our wedding and our family and friends are still raving about how much fun they had at the wedding. Our ceremony was in the main space and then we went to greenhouse for cocktail hour. Since the Foundry is so different we were able to have a very different wedding, we had free style dining and no assigned seating which allowed guest to enjoy the Foundry. My husband and I were able to enjoy our family and friends and everyone danced all night. As a wedding present, my sister booked a cigar roller which was a big hit. The cigar roller also made our guest take advantage of the terrace that over-looked Manhattan. Our wedding was amazing and so much fun, everything was so different and the space so beautiful....exactly what I wanted. Julie was our main contact from the Foundry, she showed us the space and kept in constant contact with us throughout the process. The day of the wedding our Foundry host was Angela, she was really excited and had just a great positive attitude. There were two doormen, and unfortunately we didn't catch their names; but our guest said very nice things about the doormen. Julie was very clear throughout the process that is raw space, I priced caters and rentals for this space before I even booked, which gave us a better idea if it was within budget...for us it was so worth it. Read less
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Kristie
Wedding:
8/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I took a huge leap of faith when we booked The Foundry for our wedding. Not having the funds to hire a wedding planner, we planned on doing the coordinating ourselves. However, we had nothing to fear, Jose and the rest of the team at The Foundry were extremely helpful and made us feel right at home!

Even though we had a some initial shock at the site fee for The Foundry, we knew we couldnt pass it up. Therefore, we chose to get married on a Thursday evening instead of a more popular day and were able to save a lot of money. We were then able to rent the DuVal Garden for our pictures prior to the wedding ceremony. Having our pictures done at The Foundry complex was one of the best decisions we made, I would highly recommend it!

There is absolutely no place like The Foundry and for a once-in-a-lifetime event, we needed a once-in-a-lifetime space.
My husband and I took a huge leap of faith when we booked The Foundry for our wedding. Not having the funds to hire a Read more...
My husband and I took a huge leap of faith when we booked The Foundry for our wedding. Not having the funds to hire a wedding planner, we planned on doing the coordinating ourselves. However, we had nothing to fear, Jose and the rest of the team at The Foundry were extremely helpful and made us feel right at home!

Even though we had a some initial shock at the site fee for The Foundry, we knew we couldnt pass it up. Therefore, we chose to get married on a Thursday evening instead of a more popular day and were able to save a lot of money. We were then able to rent the DuVal Garden for our pictures prior to the wedding ceremony. Having our pictures done at The Foundry complex was one of the best decisions we made, I would highly recommend it!

There is absolutely no place like The Foundry and for a once-in-a-lifetime event, we needed a once-in-a-lifetime space. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I'd looked at many websites for venues and when I found the one for The Foundry, I was highly impressed. It had the most comprehensive, well-organized and attractive website of any I'd seen which told me a lot about the organization and professionalism of the place. And, we were pleased with it from that moment on. Their responses to our inquiries were always very timely and we were welcomed to visit which we did several times. Julie and the rest of the staff were warm, knowledgeable and very obviously enjoy their jobs. We knew we were in very good hands and we were. The day of the wedding, Julie and the staff were 100% involved and helpful and gracious and I can't speak more highly of them all.
I'd looked at many websites for venues and when I found the one for The Foundry, I was highly impressed. It had the most Read more...
I'd looked at many websites for venues and when I found the one for The Foundry, I was highly impressed. It had the most comprehensive, well-organized and attractive website of any I'd seen which told me a lot about the organization and professionalism of the place. And, we were pleased with it from that moment on. Their responses to our inquiries were always very timely and we were welcomed to visit which we did several times. Julie and the rest of the staff were warm, knowledgeable and very obviously enjoy their jobs. We knew we were in very good hands and we were. The day of the wedding, Julie and the staff were 100% involved and helpful and gracious and I can't speak more highly of them all. Read less
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James
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The Foundry was the only venue that we viewed. Once we visited The Foundry, we knew immediately that this was the place we were meant to be married and celebrate this great event. The Foundry is a exquiste space with brick walls, a mezzanine loft area, a celing made of metal and skylights and the space has added details such as urns and tubs. The Foundry has several areas: The main area; the Greenhouse; the Courtyard and the Terrace. The Greenhouse is attached to the main are and is a beautiful room with a fireplace and ivy growing throughout. The Courtyard is a big area outside and ivy is growing on all of the buildings. The view is absolutely beautiful. The terrace area is breathtaking with a view of the Manhattan skyline; 59th Street Bridge and the East River. Julie and the other staff provide excellent customer service. We are so fortunate to have found such a beautiful and unique space. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the space was. We will be recommending The Foundry to family and Friends in the future.
The Foundry was the only venue that we viewed. Once we visited The Foundry, we knew immediately that this was the place we Read more...
The Foundry was the only venue that we viewed. Once we visited The Foundry, we knew immediately that this was the place we were meant to be married and celebrate this great event. The Foundry is a exquiste space with brick walls, a mezzanine loft area, a celing made of metal and skylights and the space has added details such as urns and tubs. The Foundry has several areas: The main area; the Greenhouse; the Courtyard and the Terrace. The Greenhouse is attached to the main are and is a beautiful room with a fireplace and ivy growing throughout. The Courtyard is a big area outside and ivy is growing on all of the buildings. The view is absolutely beautiful. The terrace area is breathtaking with a view of the Manhattan skyline; 59th Street Bridge and the East River. Julie and the other staff provide excellent customer service. We are so fortunate to have found such a beautiful and unique space. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the space was. We will be recommending The Foundry to family and Friends in the future. Read less
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Baci
Wedding:
6/29/2001
5.0/5.0
The Foundry is a beautiful space for a party. I didn't have my wedding there, but certainly would have if I had found it before I was married. My sister's sweet 16 was there, and it was phenomenal. What a space!! It's gorgeous on it's own, and can be used with little or elaborate decorations. It has a nice outdoor space and upstairs loft. It's not cheap, but what place in New York is? They also have a great list of vendors that have worked in their space.
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The Foundry is a beautiful space for a party. I didn't have my wedding there, but certainly would have if I had found it before I was married. My sister's sweet 16 was there, and it was phenomenal. What a space!! It's gorgeous on it's own, and can be used with little or elaborate decorations. It has a nice outdoor space and upstairs loft. It's not cheap, but what place in New York is? They also have a great list of vendors that have worked in their space. Read less
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AandC2011
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Magical place! Recommended to anyone.
Magical place! Recommended to anyone.
Magical place! Recommended to anyone. Read less
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kallefornia67
Wedding:
8/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone will not stop raving about my wedding...especially about the location i chose. They all said it was perfect for me, which i do agree with, but what is so unique about this location is that there are so many ways to give it a different look. The foundry has so many different areas/rooms to rent, that it enables you to build the perfect look you are going for. I fell in love with the spot at first site, and am soooo HAPPY that i was able to get married there. The staff is amazing. The place is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone looking to "wow" their guests, and themselves...
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Everyone will not stop raving about my wedding...especially about the location i chose. They all said it was perfect for me, which i do agree with, but what is so unique about this location is that there are so many ways to give it a different look. The foundry has so many different areas/rooms to rent, that it enables you to build the perfect look you are going for. I fell in love with the spot at first site, and am soooo HAPPY that i was able to get married there. The staff is amazing. The place is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone looking to "wow" their guests, and themselves... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding was on October 8th 2010. I don't even need to say something about it. It's the best place to have "NY" wedding!
My wedding was on October 8th 2010. I don't even need to say something about it. It's the best place to have "NY" wedding! Read more...
My wedding was on October 8th 2010. I don't even need to say something about it. It's the best place to have "NY" wedding! Read less
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Hak3494
Wedding:
1/20/2008
5.0/5.0
The Foundry was perfect in every way. We worked with Taryn and she was wonderful -- she was always available to answer my crazy questions and really helped trouble shoot the inevitable mishaps on the day of the wedding. The space is beautiful and our guests loved the entire wedding. And the kitchen is a caterer's dream -- it's huge!
The Foundry was perfect in every way. We worked with Taryn and she was wonderful -- she was always available to answer my Read more...
The Foundry was perfect in every way. We worked with Taryn and she was wonderful -- she was always available to answer my crazy questions and really helped trouble shoot the inevitable mishaps on the day of the wedding. The space is beautiful and our guests loved the entire wedding. And the kitchen is a caterer's dream -- it's huge! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
The Foundry was an incredible place to get married. I can't imagine doing it anywhere else. The space is so unique and has so many possibilities. And the staff was so wonderful to work with. I highly recommend it!
The Foundry was an incredible place to get married. I can't imagine doing it anywhere else. The space is so unique and has Read more...
The Foundry was an incredible place to get married. I can't imagine doing it anywhere else. The space is so unique and has so many possibilities. And the staff was so wonderful to work with. I highly recommend it! Read less
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Dara
Wedding:
10/3/2014
4.9/5.0
The Foundry was the first venue we looked at. As soon as we walked in we knew we'd want to be married there. When Gina finished giving us a tour we looked at their calendar and picked a date that was about 5 months away. She went through some potential vendors with us, and we ended up taking many of her suggestions. (Which were fantastic)! Gina and Julie are great communicators. Any time I had a question or concern they were quick to respond. The whole experience was really great. They are both very nice and friendly, and we felt that Gina was another friend at our wedding. The venue itself is amazing. Each area is special and unique. Our guests made many comments about how great the space is and how they've never been anywhere like it before.
The Foundry was the first venue we looked at. As soon as we walked in we knew we'd want to be married there. When Gina Read more...
The Foundry was the first venue we looked at. As soon as we walked in we knew we'd want to be married there. When Gina finished giving us a tour we looked at their calendar and picked a date that was about 5 months away. She went through some potential vendors with us, and we ended up taking many of her suggestions. (Which were fantastic)! Gina and Julie are great communicators. Any time I had a question or concern they were quick to respond. The whole experience was really great. They are both very nice and friendly, and we felt that Gina was another friend at our wedding. The venue itself is amazing. Each area is special and unique. Our guests made many comments about how great the space is and how they've never been anywhere like it before. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.9/5.0
If you're looking for something truly difference this is your place. It becomes super expensive to get all of the vendors in but looking back on the night and at our pictures, it was well worth the cost. The foundry staff was perfect. There when needed and they have events down to a science. The ivy looked like it was on fire and it was a perfect mid October day.
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If you're looking for something truly difference this is your place. It becomes super expensive to get all of the vendors in but looking back on the night and at our pictures, it was well worth the cost. The foundry staff was perfect. There when needed and they have events down to a science. The ivy looked like it was on fire and it was a perfect mid October day. Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.9/5.0
We had an amazing experience working with the folks at the Foundry and we have received tons of positive comments about the venue. Everyone loved the unique feel and we have the perfect memories for our wedding.
We had an amazing experience working with the folks at the Foundry and we have received tons of positive comments about Read more...
We had an amazing experience working with the folks at the Foundry and we have received tons of positive comments about the venue. Everyone loved the unique feel and we have the perfect memories for our wedding. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/17/2009
4.9/5.0
Not only is the staff at the Foundry great, but the venue can't be beat. It is gorgeous and kept in pristine condition. It is a unique place to get married. I would highly recommend this venue.
Not only is the staff at the Foundry great, but the venue can't be beat. It is gorgeous and kept in pristine condition. It Read more...
Not only is the staff at the Foundry great, but the venue can't be beat. It is gorgeous and kept in pristine condition. It is a unique place to get married. I would highly recommend this venue. Read less
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kk090510
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.9/5.0
The Foundry was absolutely amazing for our wedding - the venue is one of the most important decisions when planning a wedding and this is by far the best venue my fiance and I found in the NY Metro area. A very unique venue for weddings, which definitely impressed our guests!! The Foundry ladies that run the event space are beyond amazing & extremely helpful! The only reason I put flexibility less than 5 was because they book quickly ... so hurry up and visit the space!
The Foundry was absolutely amazing for our wedding - the venue is one of the most important decisions when planning a Read more...
The Foundry was absolutely amazing for our wedding - the venue is one of the most important decisions when planning a wedding and this is by far the best venue my fiance and I found in the NY Metro area. A very unique venue for weddings, which definitely impressed our guests!! The Foundry ladies that run the event space are beyond amazing & extremely helpful! The only reason I put flexibility less than 5 was because they book quickly ... so hurry up and visit the space! Read less
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lwillett
Wedding:
11/12/2011
4.9/5.0
The place is amazing, so unique, so different, it has such character. Every one of our guests couldnt believe how beautiful it was. We worked with Julie and she was amazing. So helpful, so informative, so responsive and all with such a friendly attitude. We couldnt have been happier!
The place is amazing, so unique, so different, it has such character. Every one of our guests couldnt believe how Read more...
The place is amazing, so unique, so different, it has such character. Every one of our guests couldnt believe how beautiful it was. We worked with Julie and she was amazing. So helpful, so informative, so responsive and all with such a friendly attitude. We couldnt have been happier! Read less
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Rx
Wedding:
7/3/2014
4.8/5.0
For our summer wedding we rented the Foundry main space and the outdoor Terrace.

First of all, the space at the Foundry is absolutely STUNNING. I do not believe that there is a more beautiful venue- anywhere! The main space itself provided the perfect moody, decadent, sophisticated background perfect for a classic New York wedding while the Terrace gave us that extra vibrancy and sense of wonder with green space and skyline views. iPhone photos came out looking professionally backlight and posed simply because of how beautiful the surroundings were. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the venue was (and they still can't stop talking about it, one month later!).

Second, the service is incredible. Julie and Angela worked with us from the reservation of the space one year before, to the week before, to the day before, to the day of. We never felt lost or overwhelmed- there was always someone available to offer us guidance or answer our questions. We had minor hiccups the day of our wedding- one of the speakers cut out during a bridesmaid's speech, and a thunderstorm put a damper on our firepit plans- but Angela was there to help us immediately and the event progressed smoothly. The Foundry staff really make you feel special and cared for on your wedding day, and I cannot stress enough how much that meant to us. You don't end up feeling like a customer- you end up feeling like a family member.

Finally, I'll be honest, the cost of the venue is not "cheap"- but it of course shouldn't be! We stretched financially to afford the Foundry because we knew it was absolutely perfect for us. They are really great about including some furniture & decor in the cost of the reservation, plus you have day-of and before-event assistance, so you are definitely are getting more than just the raw space. My husband and I agree that booking our wedding at the Foundry was worth every single penny and we can not imagine starting our lives together anywhere else.
For our summer wedding we rented the Foundry main space and the outdoor Terrace.

First of all, the space at the Read more...
For our summer wedding we rented the Foundry main space and the outdoor Terrace.

First of all, the space at the Foundry is absolutely STUNNING. I do not believe that there is a more beautiful venue- anywhere! The main space itself provided the perfect moody, decadent, sophisticated background perfect for a classic New York wedding while the Terrace gave us that extra vibrancy and sense of wonder with green space and skyline views. iPhone photos came out looking professionally backlight and posed simply because of how beautiful the surroundings were. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the venue was (and they still can't stop talking about it, one month later!).

Second, the service is incredible. Julie and Angela worked with us from the reservation of the space one year before, to the week before, to the day before, to the day of. We never felt lost or overwhelmed- there was always someone available to offer us guidance or answer our questions. We had minor hiccups the day of our wedding- one of the speakers cut out during a bridesmaid's speech, and a thunderstorm put a damper on our firepit plans- but Angela was there to help us immediately and the event progressed smoothly. The Foundry staff really make you feel special and cared for on your wedding day, and I cannot stress enough how much that meant to us. You don't end up feeling like a customer- you end up feeling like a family member.

Finally, I'll be honest, the cost of the venue is not "cheap"- but it of course shouldn't be! We stretched financially to afford the Foundry because we knew it was absolutely perfect for us. They are really great about including some furniture & decor in the cost of the reservation, plus you have day-of and before-event assistance, so you are definitely are getting more than just the raw space. My husband and I agree that booking our wedding at the Foundry was worth every single penny and we can not imagine starting our lives together anywhere else. Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.8/5.0
The Foundry was just the most perfect place for our wedding. I knew pretty immediately (following research of NYC-area venues) that I wanted to have our wedding at The Foundry, and our first visit confirmed it. While The Foundry is on the pricey side (you pay for just the space -- nothing else is included), I found it completely worth it. The space is simply stunning -- restored to perfection -- and the staff is incredible. They're kind and incredibly helpful -- it was really a pleasure to work with them. We used the main space, greenhouse and courtyard for our wedding (of 130 people), and I would highly recommend using all of the spaces to anyone considering The Foundry. It was really a beautiful experience for us and our guests to be able to go through each of the spaces for the different parts of the wedding (ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing). Also: I got a sneak peak of their new space for groups of <70 and can say with confidence that it's going to be amazing for smaller weddings or parties.
The Foundry was just the most perfect place for our wedding. I knew pretty immediately (following research of NYC-area Read more...
The Foundry was just the most perfect place for our wedding. I knew pretty immediately (following research of NYC-area venues) that I wanted to have our wedding at The Foundry, and our first visit confirmed it. While The Foundry is on the pricey side (you pay for just the space -- nothing else is included), I found it completely worth it. The space is simply stunning -- restored to perfection -- and the staff is incredible. They're kind and incredibly helpful -- it was really a pleasure to work with them. We used the main space, greenhouse and courtyard for our wedding (of 130 people), and I would highly recommend using all of the spaces to anyone considering The Foundry. It was really a beautiful experience for us and our guests to be able to go through each of the spaces for the different parts of the wedding (ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing). Also: I got a sneak peak of their new space for groups of <70 and can say with confidence that it's going to be amazing for smaller weddings or parties. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/2/2013
4.8/5.0
We went to The Foundry because it was on an NY Mag list of inexpensive places to hold winter weddings. When we got there we realized that the prices are different in high season. It was above our budget, but we fell in love with it and couldn't see going anywhere else. The Foundry is gorgeous. It looks great in the background of all our photos. Our guests keep commenting about how the space was simultaneously cool, modern, classy, and warm. It is New York trendy with a lot of personality. I can't convey just how stunning the space is. The pictures online don't do it justice. You have to see it for yourself. But if your budget is super tight, then don't go. You won't be able to resist it. The only downside to The Foundry is that everything is a separate cost, the various rooms, the patio, the use of equipment like the sound system and they don't have flexibility to work with different budgets. That said, I have no regrets. We wouldn't have had our wedding anywhere else. They book up wayyyyy ahead of time, though. We actually based our date around being able to use The Foundry. So, if you are interested, get on that! It is worth it!
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We went to The Foundry because it was on an NY Mag list of inexpensive places to hold winter weddings. When we got there we realized that the prices are different in high season. It was above our budget, but we fell in love with it and couldn't see going anywhere else. The Foundry is gorgeous. It looks great in the background of all our photos. Our guests keep commenting about how the space was simultaneously cool, modern, classy, and warm. It is New York trendy with a lot of personality. I can't convey just how stunning the space is. The pictures online don't do it justice. You have to see it for yourself. But if your budget is super tight, then don't go. You won't be able to resist it. The only downside to The Foundry is that everything is a separate cost, the various rooms, the patio, the use of equipment like the sound system and they don't have flexibility to work with different budgets. That said, I have no regrets. We wouldn't have had our wedding anywhere else. They book up wayyyyy ahead of time, though. We actually based our date around being able to use The Foundry. So, if you are interested, get on that! It is worth it! Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.8/5.0
I recently had my wedding here and could not be happier. The staff was accomodating, able to deal with all those small little issues that tend to come up and very professional. The room itself is an awesome space. My guests were all raving about it!
I recently had my wedding here and could not be happier. The staff was accomodating, able to deal with all those small Read more...
I recently had my wedding here and could not be happier. The staff was accomodating, able to deal with all those small little issues that tend to come up and very professional. The room itself is an awesome space. My guests were all raving about it! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
3/2/2013
4.8/5.0
We loved the Foundry was amazing! The space looked even better than we could have imagined. We rented the main space and Greenhouse for cocktails. This was perfect for our 115 guests. The dance floor was on the main level and was big enough to hold our large dance crowd. The space felt warm, intimate and unique. The candles and string lighting looked even better than we imagined. And the staff at the Foundry was great. Very helpful and responsive all along the way. The Foundry is an amazing, unique spot for a NY wedding.
We loved the Foundry was amazing! The space looked even better than we could have imagined. We rented the main space and Read more...
We loved the Foundry was amazing! The space looked even better than we could have imagined. We rented the main space and Greenhouse for cocktails. This was perfect for our 115 guests. The dance floor was on the main level and was big enough to hold our large dance crowd. The space felt warm, intimate and unique. The candles and string lighting looked even better than we imagined. And the staff at the Foundry was great. Very helpful and responsive all along the way. The Foundry is an amazing, unique spot for a NY wedding. Read less
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jsh
Wedding:
7/14/2007
4.8/5.0
I absolutely loved The Foundry - beautiful unique space - and the staff there were a dream to work with. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
I absolutely loved The Foundry - beautiful unique space - and the staff there were a dream to work with. Couldn't have Read more...
I absolutely loved The Foundry - beautiful unique space - and the staff there were a dream to work with. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Read less
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sailgrl18
Wedding:
8/22/2009
4.8/5.0
Choosing the Foundry for our reception venue was one of the best decisions we made. The exposed brick, ivy walls and dual level structure created an non-traditional and intimate feel that was exactly what we were looking for. So many guests commented on how beautiful and unique the venue was. The staff and the Foundry was always helpful and the preferred vendors list they provided was invaluable as so many of our other great vendors came from this list.
Choosing the Foundry for our reception venue was one of the best decisions we made. The exposed brick, ivy walls and dual Read more...
Choosing the Foundry for our reception venue was one of the best decisions we made. The exposed brick, ivy walls and dual level structure created an non-traditional and intimate feel that was exactly what we were looking for. So many guests commented on how beautiful and unique the venue was. The staff and the Foundry was always helpful and the preferred vendors list they provided was invaluable as so many of our other great vendors came from this list. Read less
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lindsey42
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.7/5.0
The Foundry is a gorgeous space. It used to be a working foundry, and the design is airy and sculptural -- the walls are brick, the celing is metal and glass, there are huge skylights that go all the way up to the high roof, and the space has beautiful details like urns and tubs. They share their courtyard with a landscaper, so on weekends the courtyard is filled with greenery and flowers. Their terrace is gorgeous with a fountain and really simple, lovely furniture, and has a view of the water, the Manhattan skyline, and the nearby bridge. The design, look, and feel of this place sets it apart from other venues and was the single biggest reason we booked it.

We had a 70-person wedding, and only used the first floor inside the building for the ceremony and reception, with the cocktail hour on the terrace (so we did not use the courtyard). They can set tents outside and acccomodate a much larger wedding than ours, but I think that 65-85 or so guests is perfect for using just the first floor of the building. The terrace and courtyard are extra costs.

Cons: The space is on the more expensive side. You have to be in and out on the same day, no exceptions, so you can also incur costs for late-night rental returns. (Although they do allow 12 hours instead of the 8 given by some other spaces.) There wasn't a ton of space to get ready -- just one smallish dressing room for the bride -- so the groom and the wedding party did the majority of their getting ready offsite.

Pros: Obviously, the space itself. So amazing. The people who run the space are great, very professional and responsive. They are also great at giving you lists of recommendations for vendors. The space has a big, full commercial kitchen for caterers. The venue also has some furniture already -- we used their bar tables upstairs, benches for tables we set in the alcoves downstairs, and their large black table for gifts and escort cards, so we did save some money with rentals. You also save on decorations, because the space itself is so gorgeous that you don't need to embellish much.
The Foundry is a gorgeous space. It used to be a working foundry, and the design is airy and sculptural -- the walls are Read more...
The Foundry is a gorgeous space. It used to be a working foundry, and the design is airy and sculptural -- the walls are brick, the celing is metal and glass, there are huge skylights that go all the way up to the high roof, and the space has beautiful details like urns and tubs. They share their courtyard with a landscaper, so on weekends the courtyard is filled with greenery and flowers. Their terrace is gorgeous with a fountain and really simple, lovely furniture, and has a view of the water, the Manhattan skyline, and the nearby bridge. The design, look, and feel of this place sets it apart from other venues and was the single biggest reason we booked it.

We had a 70-person wedding, and only used the first floor inside the building for the ceremony and reception, with the cocktail hour on the terrace (so we did not use the courtyard). They can set tents outside and acccomodate a much larger wedding than ours, but I think that 65-85 or so guests is perfect for using just the first floor of the building. The terrace and courtyard are extra costs.

Cons: The space is on the more expensive side. You have to be in and out on the same day, no exceptions, so you can also incur costs for late-night rental returns. (Although they do allow 12 hours instead of the 8 given by some other spaces.) There wasn't a ton of space to get ready -- just one smallish dressing room for the bride -- so the groom and the wedding party did the majority of their getting ready offsite.

Pros: Obviously, the space itself. So amazing. The people who run the space are great, very professional and responsive. They are also great at giving you lists of recommendations for vendors. The space has a big, full commercial kitchen for caterers. The venue also has some furniture already -- we used their bar tables upstairs, benches for tables we set in the alcoves downstairs, and their large black table for gifts and escort cards, so we did save some money with rentals. You also save on decorations, because the space itself is so gorgeous that you don't need to embellish much. Read less
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megan
Wedding:
4/19/2009
4.7/5.0
What can I say about the Foundry that hasn't already been said?! Our guests spent all night raving about the absolutely gorgeous space, and the staff are so helpful and competent. I didn't worry about the venue for a second. We didn't spend a lot on decor, because I really wanted the beauty of the structure to be the focal point of the room. We had the ceremony indoors, with rows of chairs facing our "altar," the white curtains on the doors, and other guests standing above on the mezzanine. We inadvertently timed the ceremony at sunset, and the sunlight just streamed in. So beautiful. For cocktails, we went out to the courtyard, and then everyone came back inside for dinner. We had 111 guests seated on the mezzanine and main level, and even with the band and dance floor, everyone fit comfortably. We had the terrace and courtyard rented all evening, so people could go out and enjoy the breezes and views, but it ended up being a bit chilly so those spaces weren't used very much. However, the courtyard was great for the 5 little kids we had there to run around in uninterrupted. The place is expensive, but I really think the venue sets the whole tone and look of a wedding, so to me it was worth it.
What can I say about the Foundry that hasn't already been said?! Our guests spent all night raving about the absolutely Read more...
What can I say about the Foundry that hasn't already been said?! Our guests spent all night raving about the absolutely gorgeous space, and the staff are so helpful and competent. I didn't worry about the venue for a second. We didn't spend a lot on decor, because I really wanted the beauty of the structure to be the focal point of the room. We had the ceremony indoors, with rows of chairs facing our "altar," the white curtains on the doors, and other guests standing above on the mezzanine. We inadvertently timed the ceremony at sunset, and the sunlight just streamed in. So beautiful. For cocktails, we went out to the courtyard, and then everyone came back inside for dinner. We had 111 guests seated on the mezzanine and main level, and even with the band and dance floor, everyone fit comfortably. We had the terrace and courtyard rented all evening, so people could go out and enjoy the breezes and views, but it ended up being a bit chilly so those spaces weren't used very much. However, the courtyard was great for the 5 little kids we had there to run around in uninterrupted. The place is expensive, but I really think the venue sets the whole tone and look of a wedding, so to me it was worth it. Read less
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ohseptember
Wedding:
9/3/2006
4.6/5.0
Very friendly & helpful staff whom were able to make many great suggestions. They went as far to invite all couples whom had an upcoming wedding to their new year's party which was very nice (& a great chance to scope out the venue further). The location itself is a beautiful raw space that needs little/no decoration to look beautiful, yet much can be done to make it look different. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to have a cool non-conventional wedding venue.
Very friendly & helpful staff whom were able to make many great suggestions. They went as far to invite all couples whom Read more...
Very friendly & helpful staff whom were able to make many great suggestions. They went as far to invite all couples whom had an upcoming wedding to their new year's party which was very nice (& a great chance to scope out the venue further). The location itself is a beautiful raw space that needs little/no decoration to look beautiful, yet much can be done to make it look different. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to have a cool non-conventional wedding venue. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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koerner29
Wedding:
5/19/2007
4.6/5.0
The Foundry staff was great. However I do recommend that you hire an outside coordinator or an individual to oversee the event. They have too much to do to make sure that your event is exactly as you wish it
The Foundry staff was great. However I do recommend that you hire an outside coordinator or an individual to oversee the Read more...
The Foundry staff was great. However I do recommend that you hire an outside coordinator or an individual to oversee the event. They have too much to do to make sure that your event is exactly as you wish it Read less
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Kristine
Wedding:
6/21/2013
4.6/5.0
I first read about the Foundry in NY Mag, and was immediately obsessed with having my wedding there. My husband and I wanted a New York City wedding but wanted to avoid a ballroom setting. We felt that the Foundry was a unique space and perfect for the style of wedding we wanted.

The Foundry is extremely popular and books up very quickly, so it can sometimes be difficult to schedule time for walkthroughs with vendors, especially if you need to come in the evening. Although, everyone at the Foundry is every helpful.

The space has several rooms, but each one needs to be rented individually which can get pricey. In the end, we decided to rent all the spaces, which we were definitely happy with. While the main space is the beautiful on its own, we loved the idea of utilizing the greenhouse and outdoor space as well. All of our guests were amazed with the venue and how it all turned out.

If you opt to use the courtyard space and want a tent, you must use the venue's specific tent rental because it is specially designed for the space. We used the clear top tent and loved the way it looked. It's really worth going with the clear top because you have better views of the Manhattan skyline and the buildings architecture.

Some of the venue's rules are fairly strict, (no music can be played in the courtyard after 9pm, vendors must be out by 1:30, no rehearsals, etc.) but none of them had any effect on our enjoyment at the wedding.

The venue does not provide any other services, but they do provide a preferred list of vendors that is quite extensive. They also do not require you to use vendors only on their preferred list, which is quite uncommon for wedding venues in NYC. The staff at the Foundry made a lot of great recommendations for what vendors to choose and also helped with the setup and coordination of timeline on the day of the wedding.

I highly recommend to anyone who wants a unique space in NYC that can be personalized to whatever style you want.
I first read about the Foundry in NY Mag, and was immediately obsessed with having my wedding there. My husband and I Read more...
I first read about the Foundry in NY Mag, and was immediately obsessed with having my wedding there. My husband and I wanted a New York City wedding but wanted to avoid a ballroom setting. We felt that the Foundry was a unique space and perfect for the style of wedding we wanted.

The Foundry is extremely popular and books up very quickly, so it can sometimes be difficult to schedule time for walkthroughs with vendors, especially if you need to come in the evening. Although, everyone at the Foundry is every helpful.

The space has several rooms, but each one needs to be rented individually which can get pricey. In the end, we decided to rent all the spaces, which we were definitely happy with. While the main space is the beautiful on its own, we loved the idea of utilizing the greenhouse and outdoor space as well. All of our guests were amazed with the venue and how it all turned out.

If you opt to use the courtyard space and want a tent, you must use the venue's specific tent rental because it is specially designed for the space. We used the clear top tent and loved the way it looked. It's really worth going with the clear top because you have better views of the Manhattan skyline and the buildings architecture.

Some of the venue's rules are fairly strict, (no music can be played in the courtyard after 9pm, vendors must be out by 1:30, no rehearsals, etc.) but none of them had any effect on our enjoyment at the wedding.

The venue does not provide any other services, but they do provide a preferred list of vendors that is quite extensive. They also do not require you to use vendors only on their preferred list, which is quite uncommon for wedding venues in NYC. The staff at the Foundry made a lot of great recommendations for what vendors to choose and also helped with the setup and coordination of timeline on the day of the wedding.

I highly recommend to anyone who wants a unique space in NYC that can be personalized to whatever style you want. Read less
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sbastone
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.5/5.0
The space is beautiful and so flexible - you can really do anything you want with it. The built-in sound system is great for a DJ to plug into with an easy set-up. The new outdoor terrace immediately adjacent to the event space is fantastic - our guests really loved it.
The space is beautiful and so flexible - you can really do anything you want with it. The built-in sound system is great Read more...
The space is beautiful and so flexible - you can really do anything you want with it. The built-in sound system is great for a DJ to plug into with an easy set-up. The new outdoor terrace immediately adjacent to the event space is fantastic - our guests really loved it. Read less
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jxp325
Wedding:
8/2/2009
4.3/5.0
Our 100 guests are STILL raving about how unique and gorgeous this venue was. We had our day ceremony and afternoon/evening cocktail reception inside (we saved money by having the wedding on a Sunday in August) and we did not rent the outdoor spaces because our guest list was on the smaller side. This space is truly one of a kind and totally suited the urban yet romantic feel we were going for. The women who we worked with (Allison and Julie) were responsive, pleasant and organized and their list of recommended vendors also came in handy as we were pricing folks out. Please note though that you are responsible for al rentals and that can add up (all chairs, tables, everything) but honestly this means you have the flexibility to create whatever suits you and your guests tastes. We did a non-stop cocktail party and were able to fit two full bars (one upstairs and one downstairs) with ease and there was enough seating in the alcoves and tables we brought in to make people comfortable. This was an incredible venue and we priced out and looked at many others (mostly loft space in NYC) – by far this was one of the best decisions we made – it totally set the mood for the type of wedding we wanted and was worth every penny.
Our 100 guests are STILL raving about how unique and gorgeous this venue was. We had our day ceremony and Read more...
Our 100 guests are STILL raving about how unique and gorgeous this venue was. We had our day ceremony and afternoon/evening cocktail reception inside (we saved money by having the wedding on a Sunday in August) and we did not rent the outdoor spaces because our guest list was on the smaller side. This space is truly one of a kind and totally suited the urban yet romantic feel we were going for. The women who we worked with (Allison and Julie) were responsive, pleasant and organized and their list of recommended vendors also came in handy as we were pricing folks out. Please note though that you are responsible for al rentals and that can add up (all chairs, tables, everything) but honestly this means you have the flexibility to create whatever suits you and your guests tastes. We did a non-stop cocktail party and were able to fit two full bars (one upstairs and one downstairs) with ease and there was enough seating in the alcoves and tables we brought in to make people comfortable. This was an incredible venue and we priced out and looked at many others (mostly loft space in NYC) – by far this was one of the best decisions we made – it totally set the mood for the type of wedding we wanted and was worth every penny. Read less
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frmrbrdhppywf
Wedding:
11/11/2006
4.2/5.0
The Foundry is an amazing space and I have no complaints about the venue itself. Taryn was extremely helpful in helping us learn about the details of how to best use the space. It proved to be gorgeous and we wouldn't have wanted to have our wedding anywhere else. They were very flexible and accommodating, letting us store things there the day before, being very responsive to emails and calls, and very helpful in the planning process. My only complaint was that during the wedding I could not find the Foundry staff and they even offered to assist by working as coordinator for the night. I asked Taryn to pay vendors for me, but vendors couldn't find her. That was the only thing and I'm sure she did a lot of other things to help make the wedding smooth throughout the night, as my photographer saw her emptying the bathroom trash throughout the evening.
The Foundry is an amazing space and I have no complaints about the venue itself. Taryn was extremely helpful in helping us Read more...
The Foundry is an amazing space and I have no complaints about the venue itself. Taryn was extremely helpful in helping us learn about the details of how to best use the space. It proved to be gorgeous and we wouldn't have wanted to have our wedding anywhere else. They were very flexible and accommodating, letting us store things there the day before, being very responsive to emails and calls, and very helpful in the planning process. My only complaint was that during the wedding I could not find the Foundry staff and they even offered to assist by working as coordinator for the night. I asked Taryn to pay vendors for me, but vendors couldn't find her. That was the only thing and I'm sure she did a lot of other things to help make the wedding smooth throughout the night, as my photographer saw her emptying the bathroom trash throughout the evening. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Shelly
Wedding:
6/22/2013
3.8/5.0
The Foundry really is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding. I had a feeling after looking at photos that it would be the place, but it is such a popular place that we weren't able to book an appointment until we had seen almost all the venues on our list. But once we walked into the Foundry, I knew my original gut instinct was right, and we booked it on the spot.

The space is unconventional, but very impactful, and versatile. You can transform it into your personal style with the right decor details. I liked that there were different spaces to manage the wedding flow and it wasn't too big so it felt like no one was too spread out. You'll need a caterer to bring in and set up all the rental equipment, but that isn't a big issue unless you are tight on budget, since you end up paying for the food, the equipment rentals, AND the raw space.

The folks at the Foundry are all professional and answer questions promptly. The only downside is that due to their popularity you'll have to book way in advance (we tried to book in February of 2012, and couldn't get a date until late June of 2013!) and because they have events happening all the time, you likely won't be able to use the space for a rehearsal. That part actually tripped up our wedding party a little and they had to insist with the wedding planner to conduct another quick run-through 1 hour before the ceremony. Also, the Foundry is in an industrial area of Queens and there's not much around it, and is a bit of a long walk from the subway.

But if you can get over all these factors, it really is one of the most breathtaking spaces to hold a wedding!
The Foundry really is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding. I had a feeling after looking at photos that it Read more...
The Foundry really is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding. I had a feeling after looking at photos that it would be the place, but it is such a popular place that we weren't able to book an appointment until we had seen almost all the venues on our list. But once we walked into the Foundry, I knew my original gut instinct was right, and we booked it on the spot.

The space is unconventional, but very impactful, and versatile. You can transform it into your personal style with the right decor details. I liked that there were different spaces to manage the wedding flow and it wasn't too big so it felt like no one was too spread out. You'll need a caterer to bring in and set up all the rental equipment, but that isn't a big issue unless you are tight on budget, since you end up paying for the food, the equipment rentals, AND the raw space.

The folks at the Foundry are all professional and answer questions promptly. The only downside is that due to their popularity you'll have to book way in advance (we tried to book in February of 2012, and couldn't get a date until late June of 2013!) and because they have events happening all the time, you likely won't be able to use the space for a rehearsal. That part actually tripped up our wedding party a little and they had to insist with the wedding planner to conduct another quick run-through 1 hour before the ceremony. Also, the Foundry is in an industrial area of Queens and there's not much around it, and is a bit of a long walk from the subway.

But if you can get over all these factors, it really is one of the most breathtaking spaces to hold a wedding! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/24/2012
3.0/5.0
Loved the venue and was glad that we had our wedding there. However, when we had a snafu during the occasion, they did not own up to it.
Loved the venue and was glad that we had our wedding there. However, when we had a snafu during the occasion, they did not Read more...
Loved the venue and was glad that we had our wedding there. However, when we had a snafu during the occasion, they did not own up to it. Read less
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Madison
Wedding:
9/20/2010
1.0/5.0
WARNING! Do not waste your money on using this venue for a special event ESPECIALLY not your wedding! first of all it is over priced and they charge you extra for everything!!!! Before wasting your time scheduling an appointment to view this venue, please be aware that it DOES not include tables, chairs, linens, OR a caterer, so be prepared to spend at least 5K in rentals (I didn't know this until AFTER I signed the contract..{my lack of research in that dept} )AND you will spend at least 11k for a good caterer. If you add that up, that is 16K! then add the fact that the main space is 7500, and if you want to use an additional room, you will spend 2K so thats a wopping 23,500 dollars...AND you have to pay extra to use their sound system..add 400 dollars to that. Oh to top things off, if you get JULIE to work the day of your wedding, be prepared for the WORST attitude you will ever experience in your life!!! Allison is a money hungry B!!!! and knows absolutely nothing about customer service. I hope the money that she got from me that I worked so hard for brings her the most miserable life that hell can offer her. As you can tell from my post I am NOT happy about my choice, and I encourage you to please look at other places that are WORTH the money such as Galopogis or Angel Oregansanz, or even Oheka castle. Trust me, words cannot express my dismay. 55% of my pictures were ruined because their rods were broken, and they decided NOT to fix it for my wedding, and instead TACKED curtains agains a door. The curtains weren't even nicely hung on a ROD for my wedding!!!!!!! Scroll up and recall how much money I SPENT! And when I addressed this after the wedding, all I was given was a SORRY! SORRY cannot FIX My wedding pictures nor does it compensate me for my disappointment. Needless to say I will be taking these money hungry people to court. But I hope that this post WARNS future brides, so that they dont make the STUPID mistake I did!!!! Only reason why I even rated this 1 star is because I put all the flaws aside the day of my wedding because I married the person that I love, and thats what is important. PLEASE do not waste your money on this place and make the heartless ppl that own the place more wealthy. I also think its important to know that years ago they only charged about 3K for this place, so they have been raising their price every YEAR, for the SAME exact venue. Yes they made a few changes in the past few years, but nothing that justifies it costing this much.
WARNING! Do not waste your money on using this venue for a special event ESPECIALLY not your wedding! first of all it is Read more...
WARNING! Do not waste your money on using this venue for a special event ESPECIALLY not your wedding! first of all it is over priced and they charge you extra for everything!!!! Before wasting your time scheduling an appointment to view this venue, please be aware that it DOES not include tables, chairs, linens, OR a caterer, so be prepared to spend at least 5K in rentals (I didn't know this until AFTER I signed the contract..{my lack of research in that dept} )AND you will spend at least 11k for a good caterer. If you add that up, that is 16K! then add the fact that the main space is 7500, and if you want to use an additional room, you will spend 2K so thats a wopping 23,500 dollars...AND you have to pay extra to use their sound system..add 400 dollars to that. Oh to top things off, if you get JULIE to work the day of your wedding, be prepared for the WORST attitude you will ever experience in your life!!! Allison is a money hungry B!!!! and knows absolutely nothing about customer service. I hope the money that she got from me that I worked so hard for brings her the most miserable life that hell can offer her. As you can tell from my post I am NOT happy about my choice, and I encourage you to please look at other places that are WORTH the money such as Galopogis or Angel Oregansanz, or even Oheka castle. Trust me, words cannot express my dismay. 55% of my pictures were ruined because their rods were broken, and they decided NOT to fix it for my wedding, and instead TACKED curtains agains a door. The curtains weren't even nicely hung on a ROD for my wedding!!!!!!! Scroll up and recall how much money I SPENT! And when I addressed this after the wedding, all I was given was a SORRY! SORRY cannot FIX My wedding pictures nor does it compensate me for my disappointment. Needless to say I will be taking these money hungry people to court. But I hope that this post WARNS future brides, so that they dont make the STUPID mistake I did!!!! Only reason why I even rated this 1 star is because I put all the flaws aside the day of my wedding because I married the person that I love, and thats what is important. PLEASE do not waste your money on this place and make the heartless ppl that own the place more wealthy. I also think its important to know that years ago they only charged about 3K for this place, so they have been raising their price every YEAR, for the SAME exact venue. Yes they made a few changes in the past few years, but nothing that justifies it costing this much. Read less
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