4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Brooklyn Venue 

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Brooklyn Venue 

The energy, the glamour, the surroundings…There’s nothing like hosting an event in New York City. While Manhattan has earned its prestige, Brooklyn is equally appealing in its own right. There are many Brooklyn venues offering character, charisma and, quite frankly, more space than you’d typically find in Manhattan. Here are a few key considerations when choosing a Brooklyn venue:

  1. Location

Will guests be flying in for the event? Brooklyn venues have an advantage in that the borough is closer to New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports. There are also many luxury hotels rising in Downtown Brooklyn and other neighborhoods. If you’re going to stage your event at a Brooklyn venue, consider going all-in for the full Brooklyn experience. Even Manhattanites have grown to love their neighboring metropolis across the East River. Just be sure to choose a venue with ample parking and nearby public transportation. If you can book something waterfront with ferry access, even better.

 

  1. Size 

How many people will be attending your event? Not only is it important to consider the head count for logistics, you also want to craft the experience accordingly. Will the event be intimate or sprawling? Sophisticated or casual? Your vision goes hand in hand with your search for a venue. Keep in mind that in addition to your guest list, you will also need to have room for furniture and visuals. One reason why Brooklyn venues are becoming more popular is because you will find large, warehouse-style spaces that can accommodate hundreds of guests and large format graphics.

 

  1. Atmosphere 

Will your guests be dressed formally or casually? Aligning the dress code with your choice of venue will help to make it all come together. For example, if your event aims to be exclusive, a private ferry will set the tone before your guests get there. Brooklyn is a trendy spot overall, so you can expect a cool vibe with virtually any Brooklyn venue. That said, you still want to be deliberate with your event design, including lighting, layout, etc.

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  1. Amenities 

This is the fun part, especially if you’re putting on an event for marketing purposes. From buffets and open bars to back patios, rooftops and city views, Brooklyn can be as extravagant as you want it to be—especially if you end up choosing the Duggal Greenhouse. The flagship venue of Duggal Visual Solutions is located on the water in the rejuvenated Brooklyn Navy Yard. Learn more about what makes the Greenhouse special and contact the venue directly with any questions about hosting your next event there.