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The Green Building

Brooklyn , NY
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We just had our May 2014 wedding at The Green Building and it was absolutely perfect! The team, especially Quin, was so great and easy to work with and they made planning so enjoyable for us. They were so flexible to accommodate our needs and all of our guests commented on how unique and beautiful the building and outdoor space were and how it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. We would definitely recommend The Green Building for a wedding or any other event!

(And though we didn't use it, the space across the street - 501 Union - is gorgeous and also worth checking out!)
We just had our May 2014 wedding at The Green Building and it was absolutely perfect! The team, especially Quin, was so Read more...
We just had our May 2014 wedding at The Green Building and it was absolutely perfect! The team, especially Quin, was so great and easy to work with and they made planning so enjoyable for us. They were so flexible to accommodate our needs and all of our guests commented on how unique and beautiful the building and outdoor space were and how it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. We would definitely recommend The Green Building for a wedding or any other event!

(And though we didn't use it, the space across the street - 501 Union - is gorgeous and also worth checking out!) Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
9/15/2013
4.5/5.0
I had my wedding at the Green Building two weeks ago. The husband and I fell in love with it the first time we saw it and knew it was THE place. The coordinator that we were initially in contact with did not answer our emails and made us skeptical but we were later told she was on vacation. After working with another coordinator we had no problems and any questions were answered promptly. Understandably, when we booked the Green Building it was a year and a half away so all the details of the contract was not remembered but a quick reminder was all it took and it was fine. The reason I rated 4 for value was because they are still quite expensive and when everything is done, it almost cost us the same amount if we went with a high-end all inclusive venue. We had to rent the furniture, hire the workers, and also had to pay for the outdoor space which would not have been used during the wedding anyway. That said, the outdoor space was recently renovated as was the windows and they look great. Everything else worked out fine, mainly because I had family living in Brooklyn. Otherwise, if you are a hands-on, DIY bride like me and do not live in Brooklyn or have family in Brooklyn, it may be pretty stressful to arrange for equipment/decoration to be dropped off prior to the wedding because the Green Building is so popular during summer and fall weekends. Everything had to be done the morning of which kept me on nerves until my family told me everything was dropped off. Overall, the space was great, my pictures look amazing, and I had the time of my life at my wedding.
I had my wedding at the Green Building two weeks ago. The husband and I fell in love with it the first time we saw it and Read more...
I had my wedding at the Green Building two weeks ago. The husband and I fell in love with it the first time we saw it and knew it was THE place. The coordinator that we were initially in contact with did not answer our emails and made us skeptical but we were later told she was on vacation. After working with another coordinator we had no problems and any questions were answered promptly. Understandably, when we booked the Green Building it was a year and a half away so all the details of the contract was not remembered but a quick reminder was all it took and it was fine. The reason I rated 4 for value was because they are still quite expensive and when everything is done, it almost cost us the same amount if we went with a high-end all inclusive venue. We had to rent the furniture, hire the workers, and also had to pay for the outdoor space which would not have been used during the wedding anyway. That said, the outdoor space was recently renovated as was the windows and they look great. Everything else worked out fine, mainly because I had family living in Brooklyn. Otherwise, if you are a hands-on, DIY bride like me and do not live in Brooklyn or have family in Brooklyn, it may be pretty stressful to arrange for equipment/decoration to be dropped off prior to the wedding because the Green Building is so popular during summer and fall weekends. Everything had to be done the morning of which kept me on nerves until my family told me everything was dropped off. Overall, the space was great, my pictures look amazing, and I had the time of my life at my wedding. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
For us, it was love at first sight with The Green Building. In fact, we looked at TGB, knew that we absolutely had to have it for our wedding, booked it, and THEN my husband proposed! Our wedding was in August and it was everything we were hoping for and more. The atmosphere was romantic, whimsical, and very "urban chic" (as we like to describe it). The space looked so beautiful that it makes me smile just thinking about it. TGB staff were efficient and professional and have this whole wedding thing down to a science. We worked primarily with Brooke and then after she went on maternity leave Kara. Both were extremely attentive, responsive, and knowledgeable. They were particularly helpful during our walk through. We went through everything with them and were able to get everything in order before our big day. We left feeling calm and on top of things! We also were pleasantly surprised by the recent renovations, including a brand new and big outside space and floor to ceiling windows that let in lots of gorgeous light. When we booked the space we had no idea that they would be adding these things, so it was an unexpected bonus for us! Price wise, TGB was very reasonable (for NYC venues!). When we first started looking for places to get married we googled "inexpensive wedding venues in Brooklyn," and that's how we found out about TGB. Although the cost can start to add up because it is DIY, it was still much cheaper than similar venues in Brooklyn. I can't imagine having had my wedding anywhere other than TGB. It is simply a breathtakingly beautiful space!

Erica and Tim
For us, it was love at first sight with The Green Building. In fact, we looked at TGB, knew that we absolutely had to have Read more...
For us, it was love at first sight with The Green Building. In fact, we looked at TGB, knew that we absolutely had to have it for our wedding, booked it, and THEN my husband proposed! Our wedding was in August and it was everything we were hoping for and more. The atmosphere was romantic, whimsical, and very "urban chic" (as we like to describe it). The space looked so beautiful that it makes me smile just thinking about it. TGB staff were efficient and professional and have this whole wedding thing down to a science. We worked primarily with Brooke and then after she went on maternity leave Kara. Both were extremely attentive, responsive, and knowledgeable. They were particularly helpful during our walk through. We went through everything with them and were able to get everything in order before our big day. We left feeling calm and on top of things! We also were pleasantly surprised by the recent renovations, including a brand new and big outside space and floor to ceiling windows that let in lots of gorgeous light. When we booked the space we had no idea that they would be adding these things, so it was an unexpected bonus for us! Price wise, TGB was very reasonable (for NYC venues!). When we first started looking for places to get married we googled "inexpensive wedding venues in Brooklyn," and that's how we found out about TGB. Although the cost can start to add up because it is DIY, it was still much cheaper than similar venues in Brooklyn. I can't imagine having had my wedding anywhere other than TGB. It is simply a breathtakingly beautiful space!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony at 501 Union and our reception at the Green Building across the street, both owned by the same amazing company. Both venues are gorgeous! The staff at both are sooo friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. They walked us through all the rentals, features of the space, decorating ideas, etc. many times over multiple visits. They were also extremely responsive to our many questions along the way! The staff the day of the event was attentive and friendly, from helping with set up, assisting the other arriving vendors to helping our guests get cars at the end of the night....they were just perfect!

We got sooo many compliments on the beautiful spaces (and we're architects so that was important to us!) We couldn't imagine our wedding being anywhere else!

Thanks again Green Building team!

Laura and Kevin
August 2013
We had our ceremony at 501 Union and our reception at the Green Building across the street, both owned by the same amazing Read more...
We had our ceremony at 501 Union and our reception at the Green Building across the street, both owned by the same amazing company. Both venues are gorgeous! The staff at both are sooo friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. They walked us through all the rentals, features of the space, decorating ideas, etc. many times over multiple visits. They were also extremely responsive to our many questions along the way! The staff the day of the event was attentive and friendly, from helping with set up, assisting the other arriving vendors to helping our guests get cars at the end of the night....they were just perfect!

We got sooo many compliments on the beautiful spaces (and we're architects so that was important to us!) We couldn't imagine our wedding being anywhere else!

Thanks again Green Building team!

Laura and Kevin
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Emily
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely fell in love with The Green Building when we first saw it. Quin was a pleasure to work with and helped us organize our perfect day!
We absolutely fell in love with The Green Building when we first saw it. Quin was a pleasure to work with and helped us Read more...
We absolutely fell in love with The Green Building when we first saw it. Quin was a pleasure to work with and helped us organize our perfect day! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
7/6/2013
3.8/5.0
We loved The Green Building. It was exactly what we were looking for in a venue, however we were slightly disappointed in the lack of air conditioning in the place. We had our wedding on an extremely hot summer day and there was no doubt the place was on fire! Our guests were sweating, we were sweating, our poor officiant was dripping with sweat as he married us. It was a bit ridiculous as to how hot the venue was. Throughout the night our guests fought to stand in front of the fans that did little to nothing to cool them down. As much as I loved the venue, the workers, the overall aesthetics of the place the lack of A/C ruined it for me. My makeup was slowly melting off my face. And The Green Building never once offered to waive any fee knowing how hot the place was. Had we known the A/C was not able to cool the place down, I don't think we would have booked the place for a July wedding. Otherwise, the place is great and the people are great... Just not in the summer.
We loved The Green Building. It was exactly what we were looking for in a venue, however we were slightly disappointed in Read more...
We loved The Green Building. It was exactly what we were looking for in a venue, however we were slightly disappointed in the lack of air conditioning in the place. We had our wedding on an extremely hot summer day and there was no doubt the place was on fire! Our guests were sweating, we were sweating, our poor officiant was dripping with sweat as he married us. It was a bit ridiculous as to how hot the venue was. Throughout the night our guests fought to stand in front of the fans that did little to nothing to cool them down. As much as I loved the venue, the workers, the overall aesthetics of the place the lack of A/C ruined it for me. My makeup was slowly melting off my face. And The Green Building never once offered to waive any fee knowing how hot the place was. Had we known the A/C was not able to cool the place down, I don't think we would have booked the place for a July wedding. Otherwise, the place is great and the people are great... Just not in the summer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.0/5.0
The building and space is just beautiful. But BEWARE if you have a summer event and want your guests comfortable in the summer. We thought we were renting an air conditioned space. It wasn't. The building owner, a most unlikable and difficult man, will show you specs (after the fact) that 'prove' that the 15-ton unit meets building requirements for a space that size. Whether or not that's true isn't the issue. When someone advertises (and contractually commits to) a space as "air conditioned", the expectation is that guests will stay cool in the summer regardless of the temperature or humidity. His comments the day after the wedding are untrue in the first case ("no building stays cool in this heat") and a reflection that money will not be invested in the space until backs are against the wall ("we'll be addressing the A/C later this week"). Why this wasn't communicated to renters? Money. Plus the attitude that the space is so fabulous that people won't care that the A/C doesn't work. If the A/C doesn't work properly, the claim should be removed from advertising and removed from contracts so renters can make their own decisions. Period.

Second, regardless of the contractual language about bathrooms guaranteed to be in working order, when we arrived on the day of the wedding only 3 of the 4 bathroom stalls were working. The explanation? "We called a 24-hour plumber and they can't come until tomorrow." I wonder if the bathroom would have been fixed if the response had been "I'll pay you double since I have a contractual commitment that 150 people need 4 rest rooms to use instead
of 3" would have drawn a speedier fix?

The owner's attitude ("I'm sorry you were disappointed") is a reflection of his total disregard for anything or anyone who will cause that organization to spend money. Buyer beware.
The building and space is just beautiful. But BEWARE if you have a summer event and want your guests comfortable in the Read more...
The building and space is just beautiful. But BEWARE if you have a summer event and want your guests comfortable in the summer. We thought we were renting an air conditioned space. It wasn't. The building owner, a most unlikable and difficult man, will show you specs (after the fact) that 'prove' that the 15-ton unit meets building requirements for a space that size. Whether or not that's true isn't the issue. When someone advertises (and contractually commits to) a space as "air conditioned", the expectation is that guests will stay cool in the summer regardless of the temperature or humidity. His comments the day after the wedding are untrue in the first case ("no building stays cool in this heat") and a reflection that money will not be invested in the space until backs are against the wall ("we'll be addressing the A/C later this week"). Why this wasn't communicated to renters? Money. Plus the attitude that the space is so fabulous that people won't care that the A/C doesn't work. If the A/C doesn't work properly, the claim should be removed from advertising and removed from contracts so renters can make their own decisions. Period.

Second, regardless of the contractual language about bathrooms guaranteed to be in working order, when we arrived on the day of the wedding only 3 of the 4 bathroom stalls were working. The explanation? "We called a 24-hour plumber and they can't come until tomorrow." I wonder if the bathroom would have been fixed if the response had been "I'll pay you double since I have a contractual commitment that 150 people need 4 rest rooms to use instead
of 3" would have drawn a speedier fix?

The owner's attitude ("I'm sorry you were disappointed") is a reflection of his total disregard for anything or anyone who will cause that organization to spend money. Buyer beware. Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
this place is golden mine of style.
if you have creative mind, this place will be a canvas of your most creative event of any kinds.
staffs are very professional and helpful!
this place is golden mine of style.
if you have creative mind, this place will be a canvas of your most creative Read more...
this place is golden mine of style.
if you have creative mind, this place will be a canvas of your most creative event of any kinds.
staffs are very professional and helpful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
The Green Building was fantastic! From the staff who helped us out by working with our budget for any additional setup, answering my many questions, or being flexible with our setup and time, to the actual space itself. Everyone who attended loved the venue and the convenience of having both our ceremony and our reception in the same place. We had a large party of 150 guests but still managed to get everyone in and seated for both events. It was initially difficult to contact them via their website so we went directly to the building and the woman who met with us was pleasant and professional. A great deal for the space in Brooklyn as you can bring in any caterer you want.
The Green Building was fantastic! From the staff who helped us out by working with our budget for any additional setup, Read more...
The Green Building was fantastic! From the staff who helped us out by working with our budget for any additional setup, answering my many questions, or being flexible with our setup and time, to the actual space itself. Everyone who attended loved the venue and the convenience of having both our ceremony and our reception in the same place. We had a large party of 150 guests but still managed to get everyone in and seated for both events. It was initially difficult to contact them via their website so we went directly to the building and the woman who met with us was pleasant and professional. A great deal for the space in Brooklyn as you can bring in any caterer you want. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had our October 21st Wedding at The Green Building and we could not have been happier! Quin Johnson was beyond helpful in planning and a true pleasure to work with. She made everything so easy for us!
The space is just gorgeous. We had our ceremony and reception inside. The ceremony could not have been more romantic. We used the front wall (the one with the kitchen entrance) and had a light wall hung. The lights combined with the rustic charm of the space was breathtaking. Our cocktail hour was in the outdoor space which looked fantastic with the lights strung along the top. The indoor space was just the perfect size for our reception of 135 seated. We did banquet style tables and still had plenty of room for a dance floor.
I cannot even begin to count the number of compliments we received on how beautiful our venue was. It is truly a magical space.
We had our October 21st Wedding at The Green Building and we could not have been happier! Quin Johnson was beyond helpful Read more...
We had our October 21st Wedding at The Green Building and we could not have been happier! Quin Johnson was beyond helpful in planning and a true pleasure to work with. She made everything so easy for us!
The space is just gorgeous. We had our ceremony and reception inside. The ceremony could not have been more romantic. We used the front wall (the one with the kitchen entrance) and had a light wall hung. The lights combined with the rustic charm of the space was breathtaking. Our cocktail hour was in the outdoor space which looked fantastic with the lights strung along the top. The indoor space was just the perfect size for our reception of 135 seated. We did banquet style tables and still had plenty of room for a dance floor.
I cannot even begin to count the number of compliments we received on how beautiful our venue was. It is truly a magical space. Read less
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