We’ve all been there: Great ceremony, good service, but less than desirable food. There’s nothing worse than working up an appetite on the dance floor and having nothing to satisfy that craving.
So you’ve got your proposal, your spouse-to-be, and the pre-wedding jitters, but no location to slab on those wedding invitations you’re dying to send out. Every venue you’ve looked at has something missing, the number one item on your list, the quality of the menu.
But have no fear: we’ve got you covered. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite restaurant venues to get you hungry to start planning the perfect wedding with no craving left unsatisfied.
Brooklyn, New York, has been noted for a hip atmosphere complete with historic architecture, vintage shopping, breathtaking galleries, old-school and inventive dining, hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, and impressive nightlife. To put it simply, this borough of the city is a haven for the artistic and creative mind, and with so much to offer, it’s easy to overlook the true gems of the area.
If you head down Manhattan Avenue in the heart of Brooklyn, you will find a true treasure waiting to be discovered. Take the modernity of the city, add European flair, and you’ve got Milk & Roses. This venue promotes and utilizes ethically and humanely-sourced products to create a mouth-watering menu. With a kitchen offering the perfect combination of simple American cuisine and Southern Italian tradition, the chefs are willing to work with their customers to create a menu that is suitable for any palate. Milk & Roses also offers a wide range of boutique wines, craft beers, and classic cocktails that are sure to keep the night rolling.
This venue comfortably hosts parties between 50 to 120 people, and, depending on the size of your party, it may be wise to consider choosing between their three dining options. These options include a seated meal, a buffet-style meal, or a cocktail gathering. All options are hosted in a unique atmosphere beside a spacious dance floor and flourishing outdoor garden. Perfect for couples who are looking for both an inviting and intimate place to get hitched.
Since 1988, the Hart House Restaurant has combined the tranquility of the outdoors and the elegance of their Tudor style mansion to grant the wedding of dreams to hundreds of couples.
Their picturesque landscape offers three acres of lawn beside Lake Deer in the heart of Burnaby, British Columbia. Their location combined with their Pacific Northwestern local cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Alana Peckman and award-winning wine cellar truly makes this venue one of kind.
Over the years the Hart House Restaurant has pleased every type of customer ranging from quaint romantic dinners to extravagant outdoor weddings. Most recently the Hart House was named 2014 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame inductee, an award granted by Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan to widely recognized Burnaby-based businesses that have had impressive business success over the years while positively impacting the community. Their website also displays five star ratings from diners who filled out their feedback forms after visiting the restaurant. Though if you’re still not sold on this venue, their wedding ceremony accommodations will have any bride-to-be smiling from ear to ear.
For your wedding day they offer both indoor and outdoor banquet accommodations. From the months of mid-May to October the Hart House offers their spacious green for your ceremony. All ceremonies are scheduled in conjunction with reception. Parties up to 250 people will be seated comfortably under beautifully decorated marquee tents overlooking the water. Fast forward to the months between October and May and the restaurant offers the second floor of the mansion to host up to 85 guests or Lakeside Cottage for up to 36 guests.
The Hart House Restaurant provides an event manager that works closely with you to make sure your day runs smoothly and to make sure everything pleases the eye, of course. Chairs and a signing table are provided for your ceremony and chairs, tables, white linens including napkins, china, flatware and stemware are all provided for the reception. The restaurant will also happily provide the names of vendors if alternate tables or linens are desired.
With the combination of their landscape, cuisine, wines and more than accommodating staff, the Hart House Restaurant is definitely a venue to add to your possibilities list.
New York has long been known as a cultural melting pot, and prides itself on that reputation. Now focus in on the trendy little neighborhood of Nolita downtown, and add an industrial warehouse vibe where chic and vintage combine beautifully and you have PUBLIC Restaurant.
Manhattan's cultural scene is famous worldwide, and this serves as a direct reflection into the dishes that PUBLIC Restaurant serves. Travel inspired chef Brad Farmerie take his culinary cues from around the world, incorporating his global twist of flavors from Asia, the Antipodes and Europe in every dish he creates.
PUBLIC is owned by the critically acclaimed AvroKo Restaurant Group, an award-winning multidisciplinary New York City firm. With the New York Times describing PUBLIC’s global approach to its menu as one that “swings for the fences with each and every dish” it is no wonder that the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star five years in a row.
A combination of ceremony, reception, and dancing can be had within the space. PUBLIC offers two main options for your wedding. First: a reception, dinner, and then dancing. The reception will take place in the lounge area, complete with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and wine, then continue with a seated dinner with space available for up to 120 guests. Following dinner, the celebration continues in the lounge and bar where you and your guests can dance the night away. Second: a cocktail party and dancing, with room for 200 guests. A new fad, having a massive cocktail party in place of the original seated dinner, seems to be on the rise, and rightfully so. The food will progress from light appetizers to heavier, main course dishes and then to sweets. Included with your package would be use of the Daily, a lounge adjacent to PUBLIC, perfect for couples to use as a waiting room before or after their ceremony.
Nestled in the tropical oasis that is Lahaina, Hawaii, or as it’s otherwise known, the “jewel in the crown of Maui” Fleetwood’s on Front Street is the perfect getaway for couples who want to mirror their love for the sea with exceptional cuisine.
The owner is none other than Mick Fleetwood, drummer and co-founder of one of the best selling bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac. The restaurant was born from an idea that Mick had, he wanted a place where he “could perform and be comfortable.” Fast forward a few years later and Fleetwood’s on Front Street was born. An undeniably unique venue on the harbor, Fleetwood’s is both elegant and exotic. Not to mention it is the only venue in Lahiana to offer a rooftop lounge— perfect for watching any Hawaiian sunset.
Equally impressive is Fleetwood’s corporate chef, Chef Scott Leibfried, who appeared alongside Chef Gordon Ramsey on Fox’s hit television show “Hell’s Kitchen” for 10 seasons and is also the Lead Chef Advisor for the “Kitchen Nightmares” series. His culinary talent and expertise is what drives the Fleetwood’s menu, and has our taste buds going for a whirl. A fine dining establishment, Fleetwood’s menu boasts solid comfort food prepared right from local farms and suppliers, taking advantage of the freshest resources right outside their doorstep.
Fleetwoods has one of the most talented culinary teams on the island, and it shows with every bite from the hors d'œuvre to the dessert. Whether your dream day includes 20 guests or 400 as a multi-level venue, Fleetwood’s can accommodate whatever your vision entails and with world class service with a special attention to detail, prepared to be pampered with ‘Aloha’.
Perched atop steep cascading hills, San Francisco is known for its marvelous architecture, cable cars and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. Modeled by the Gold Rush, San Francisco is a cosmopolitan city with a rustic edge. Whether it’s an earthquake or fire, this city can endure all— and we love that nothing seems to be able to slow its momentum.
In the heart of Hayes Valley, inside the historic San Francisco’s Civic Center area, lies Jardiniere Restaurant. With an impeccable menu that changes daily, Jardinière gives each customer a new experience upon each visit. Its delicious menu is composed of only the finest cuisine, with flavors that reflect the most delectable flavors of the season. Classically trained in French cuisine, the owner and head chef, Traci Des Jardins is no stranger to the kitchen. She has worked in New York City, Los Angeles and France, perfecting her craft before opening Jardinière in 1997.
Perfect for couples that want a chic, romantic city vibe, Jardinière Restaurant comfortably holds 170 to 200 guests. Jardinière’s special event manager, sommelier and chef will work closely with you to create the perfect atmosphere for your special day. Create your own menu of, 3-course, 4-course or even 6-courses, each one delightful and different from the last.
With its city flare, unique menu and undeniably delicious and fresh flavors, Jardinière should definitely be on your list of potential wedding venues.
When you think of Massachusetts, you think lobsters, lighthouses and landscapes. Martha’s Vineyard is the epitome of Massachusetts flavor and its beauty is honed in downtown Edgartown. What used to be an old whaling port is now one of the most popular summer destination spots— surrounded by water, Martha’s Vineyard is picturesque from all angles.
Strolling down Main Street, you will happen across a gorgeous white estate with green shutters. Set in a nineteenth century Captain's house, Atria offers only the best indoor and outdoor experience for your big day. With distinguished tastes and choices, Atria’s menu changes nightly to reflect the essence of local New England farms. Atria’s proprietor and chef, Christian Thornton, takes ingredients from local New England, but the inspiration comes from all over the globe. This gives Atria a flare unlike any other.
Your dream wedding becomes a reality with Atria’s extremely accommodating staff and the help of wedding professionals at your fingertips. The flexible floor plan has space for over 150 guests, and whether indoors, outdoors, or both, Atria’s staff will ensure your wedding is done seamlessly, encompassing everything you have ever imagined— and more.