Where to Go During a Wedding Weekend in Brooklyn

Get ideas of where to go in the Greenpoint neighborhood.

As one of the biggest cities in the world, there is no shortage of things to do in New York. It can even be overwhelming for people coming in from out of town. Often, traveling to a loved one’s wedding can be an excuse to take a longer vacation and explore a new city, but many times all you really have is the weekend of the celebration. When it comes to shorter visits to New York, sticking to the borough that host the nuptials can help to narrow down the options of what to visit.

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To help guests traveling to Brooklyn, or couples who need recommendations to include on their wedding website, The Box House Hotel offers tips for where to go in the Greenpoint neighborhood. The hotel is a great venue for couples who want to embrace the quirky, relaxed vibe of Brooklyn. With a stunning rooftop terrace that can host both the ceremony and reception – and has retractable covers in case of weather – the urban setting of The Box House Hotel can easily host a rustic or bohemian-chic style wedding that offers sweeping views of the New York skyline. Read about nearby spots the hotel recommends, below.

To Dine & Drink:

- Milk & Roses - A cozy restaurant with a darling backyard, ideal for a morning-after brunch or a welcome party during happy hour. 

- T.B.D. - A bar with a fun atmosphere and large outdoor space.

- Ramona - A cute bar perfect for those who love cocktails.

- Pauli Gee’s - You haven’t truly visited New York until you’ve had pizza, and this is a great option.

- Peter Pan Donut - An old school Polish bakery befitting the neighborhood’s history that serves fantastic donuts.

To Visit: 

- Alter - Fit in with the locals after shopping at this hip clothing store for both men and women.

- India Street - Fans of HBO’s Girls will recognize this as the street where Hannah (Lena Dunham) lived.

- South Greenpoint - This part of town features several home design vintage furniture stores, such as Adaptations, Porter James, and Home of the Brave.

- Franklin Street - Another area full of charming boutiques, bars, and restaurants prime for exploring. 

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Authored by: Emily Lasnier