Brooklyn Winery Wedding FAQs
Yes, though it varies by time of year. Throughout our regular season, from mid-January through mid-September, we require a guest count minimum of 100 on Fridays/Sundays and 120 on Saturdays. During the harvest season, when we host only smaller weddings, from November through mid-January, the minimum changes to 75 and the maxiumum number of guests is 90 for any day.
We do not require a wedding planner or day of coordinator! Our in-house event manager will work with you to plan your wedding details as they relate to the winery. The only thing we do require is a point person for the day of so that we do not have to bother you with any questions that might pop up!
Yes. You are welcome to take pictures during the two hours before your event when your wedding suite has been opened.
Absolutely—you are more than welcome to use your own vendors for flowers, photography, and music. However, if you find yourself in need of some guidance, we do have a small and curated list of preferred vendors we know and love!
Yes; please visit our Preferred Partners page for DJs and bands who are familiar with and have worked successfully in our space. We recommend a 5-7 piece band.
Unfortunately we do not allow iPod music for weddings. All wedding music must be provided by a DJ or a live band with sound equipment.
We recommend a total of 4 speakers throughout the space and a wireless microphone. Should your music vendor not be able to supply the appropriate equipment, please work with our exclusive audio vendor, Universal Light & Sound.
We provide table side wine service during dinner. Each table will have a dedicated server. Guests are welcome to go to the bar for drinks, but are not required to do so.
Yes! One of the many benefits of having a full shut down of the space is the transformation of the wine bar into an amazing dance floor.
Luckily, wine production does not affect our wonderful weddings. Unfortunately, though, it does affect WHEN we can host them. Due to grape arrival, we do not host weddings from mid September through the end of October. From November through early January, we host weddings for 75-90 guests. For more information on capacity, please inquire!
Unfortunately we reserve every weekend (Friday-Sunday) for full shutdown weddings, so we don't host anything else on those days. Therefore, ceremony only is not an option.
Yes, we offer a premier liquor bar complete with vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, whiskey, and scotch. All are included in your wedding open bar.
Yes! You're welcome to bring in a cake or other desserts to supplement the assorted mini bites included with your package. We will add the items to the spread.
Street parking is fairly easy, however Brooklyn Winery is conveniently located near two public, enclosed 24-hour MTP Parking lots:
568 Union Avenue between Richardson Street + Frost Street
544 Union Avenue between Frost Street + Withers Street
No, our entire space will be reserved exclusively for you and your wedding guests.
Yes! Executive Chef Michael Gordon creates hearty, delicious vegetarian options. You can let us know how many vegetarian guests you have when you give us your final guest count.
Of course! We're thrilled to offer a selection of Brooklyn Winery wines at all events.
We are happy to host rehearsal dinners, along with any other type of wedding-related party such as an engagement party or bridal shower, depending upon availability. Learn more about hosting these events.
Outside vendors can arrive five hours prior to the start of your wedding. Your event manager will be able to speak with your vendors directly about this.
Outside vendors must remove all items within one hour of the end of your wedding. Nothing can be left at Brooklyn Winery overnight. We ask that couples be sure that all personal items and gifts are removed from the space upon departure.
You are welcome to stop by during our wine bar hours, but we highly recommend that you make an appointment with one of our managers for a more personal experience. Unfortunately, we are unable to show you the space during a wedding. Please contact us to make an appointment.
Brooklyn Winery provides a personalized menu for each place setting. Other items, such as escort cards, programs, and table numbers should be supplied by the couple.
We do require that you assign seating for your wedding based on your floor plan. Assigned seating is very helpful in making sure your event runs seamlessly and that guests are comfortable.
There are several options we can offer depending on the space needed for your photo booth. For open booths, which require 6'x8' of space, we recommend the Portrait Room. For larger open booths or enclosed booths, we can also use the Parlor Room.
We are happy to display favors for you on the table located near the front entrance. We'll set them up during dinner service so that they're available to guests at the end of the evening.
We will have two tables in the main bar area, which are perfect for adding personal decor. The front of the bar will have a welcome table, perfect for a guestbook, gift box and other items. We will also provide an escort card table and both tables are 6' by 30".
There are several options for the timing of speeches. We can have them either after the salad course is served or after the main course is served.