501 Union Est. 2013

501 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Add a dash of industrial grade intimacy and a smidge of soiree sweetness and you've got this very special space in beautiful Brooklyn.
Located centrally at the hub of five neighborhoods, let this historic building play host to your next bash. Once the setting for the re-vitalization of vehicles, it's now vibrant with vintage heritage. While the space is chicly cavernous, it echoes with elegance and coziness is easily created.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Historic Building
Views
Courtyard
Style
Art Deco
Contemporary
Eclectic
Elegant
Modern
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.
LGBT Weddings

Venue Setting

501 Union is a space of subtle distinction and quiet refinement. Erected in 1916, the building served in the restoration of classic cars through the glory years of the American automotive industry. It was brought back to life in 2013 by Akiva Reich & Co. Embedded in the stone and steel of this quiet landmark is the timeless integrity of a continually modern New York.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
160
Buffet
160
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2013
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
A private dressing suite
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

The major accents of 501 Union are sourced locally from Brooklyn makers, like the Modo chandeliers by Jason Miller and the customized Flavor Paper wallpaper.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Uniquely situated at the hub of five distinctly stylish Brooklyn neighborhoods–Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boreum Hill, Gowanus, and Park Slope–501 Union plays host to all manner of private events, from intimate cocktail parties and social functions to elaborate wedding ceremonies and charity events.
Design:
501 Union boasts a custom-built 50ft skylight, two 15-ft Carrara marble top bars, Jason Miller Modo chandeliers, lofted ceilings, detailed woodwork, brass fixtures, and a lustrous white tin ceiling.
Standout Venue Features:
Staying true to our building's history, we have multiple vintage cars that can be parked in or around the venue, including a 1920s yellow car just like Gatsby! You can also park food trucks in the courtyard if a plated dinner isn't quite your thing.
Extra Perks:
*Venue coordinator: this person will be present for all appointments, and on location the day of your event. They may assist with layout planning, timeline, vendor selection, and more. *Day of Event Staff: Operations Manager & Front of House Manager *Coat check room equipped with three coat racks and approximately 160 hangers *Four-part mobile stage *Fully integrated in-house sound system, compatible with iPod, DJ, and live band setups *High-definition video projector with optional projector screen
Awards & Notables Featured on Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, and more. Host to conferences such as TEDxGowanus, Core77, Indie Media Camp, the Feast, Nearly Impossible and Etsy. Frequently the site of film, TV, and commercial photo shoots including notable clients such as BRAVO, the Americans, and Kendall Jenner for Estee Lauder.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Our in-house food + beverage partner Purslane Catering is brought to you by the team behind Rucola in partnership with Gowanus Hospitality Group. Our food is ingredient-driven, with a farm-to-table ethos and a vegetable focused menu. We believe in sourcing seasonally and locally, and our primary mission is to provide food that is delicious, sustainable and beautifully executed.
Bars & Lounges:
Two 15-ft Carraba marble top bars in the lounge and the main space to keep the party flowing! Let our bartenders craft a speciality cocktail customized to your event.
VENDOR VERIFIED TIPS

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