The Foundry Est. 2001

42-38 9th St, Long Island City, NY, United States

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A 19th century steel foundry turned 21st century exquisite event space with ivy-covered greenhouse.
Elect to fete in the Ivy-covered courtyard, skyline view Terrace or gorgeous glass greenhouse - all with views of the Queensborough bridge.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Garden
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Penthouse / Rooftop
Views
Cityscape
Garden
Style
Contemporary
Garden Party
Industrial
Rustic
Urban
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Foundry is a 19th Century historical building located steps from the East River in Long Island City. Fine varnishes were originally manufactured here before it became the home of The Albra Metal Foundry in the early 1900s. Their insignia is still visible on the corner of the building at 9th Street and 43rd Avenue. By 1906, it was one of several bustling steel foundries in the Long Island City area that catered to the needs of New York City's riverfront manufacturers. By the 1970's The Foundry had essentially become an abandoned space, housing defunct vehicles and a mountain of debris. In 1980 the Du Val family purchased the property and restored and renovated the space to reflect its original industrial character and charm. In 2001 we began hosting social events, weddings and serving as a film location for New York's film and television industry. It is the only foundry in the area still standing today. The Foundry is a raw space that can accommodate up to 200 people for weddings and special events. Our capacity for a formal seated dinner with dancing is 165 guests in the tent in the Courtyard and 125 guests inside the main space. In addition to the Main Space, we have an interior Greenhouse, Terrace with Manhattan views and Courtyard that can be rented as well. The space can also be rented for film and photo shoots.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Taxes are included in the rental rate and there are no additional service charges to rent the space. As a raw space, additional costs are incurred by vendors including catering, furniture and tabletop rentals, floral design and music.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
165
Buffet
165
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2001
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
We are open for business year round!
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
We do not have on site overnight accommodations but are able to recommend several great hotels in the area upon request.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Don't forget to check out the brick engraved with our birthday (March 26, 1906) just north of the main entrance! (We think we look pretty good for our age).

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Our property's Main Space is the first room guests see upon arrival. It has 40' vaulted ceilings, exposed brick throughout and iron beams that frame a glass roof. From April until October, our Courtyard is covered in lush green ivy. The landscape design company we share the outdoor space with also houses their stock of greenery and flowering plants in the Courtyard, adding a beautiful backdrop to events that take place in the Courtyard. Our interior Greenhouse is adjacent to the Main Space and it's white brick walls are covered in year-round petite ivy. Lighting elements such as light boxes surrounding the perimeter, two candelabras and glass bathroom floors with lit artifacts beneath add to the charm of the Greenhouse. Our Terrace which is located up a staircase from the Mezzanine in the Main Space is also enveloped in ivy from April through October. Views of Manhattan and the 59th Street Bridge are enjoyed from the Terrace, which comes equipped with plenty of teak furniture, cushioned seating and a water feature.
Standout Venue Features:
We only host one event per day in The Foundry which allows our clients the flexibility to decide on which additional spaces will be used up to 48 hours prior to the event date. The main space can accommodate 125 guests seated for a formal dinner with room for dancing. We can accommodate up to 165 guests for a seated dinner if a tent is rented for the courtyard. Buffet and food station floor plans are largely the same as formal seating capacities. Food stations or buffets can be set up in the space used for cocktail hour or dancing. We can accommodate 200 max for a standing reception or cocktail party.
Extra Perks:
In addition to the rental of the space, the venue fee includes the services of a Host, Doorman and Parking Attendant who will be on site for the duration of the event. We also provide furniture for the Terrace if rented, teak indoor furniture for the Greenhouse and low cocktail tables/chairs for the Main Space and Mezzanine.
Awards & Notables We are honored to have been featured in The New York Times, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Brides.com and Martha Stewart Weddings. Our space has been used as a setting for films and television shows including NBC Dateline, 30 Rock, HBO's Girls, Sex & The City, Top Chef, Gossip Girl, BlackList and more.
Celebration Locations
The Foundry:
The Foundry, first floor and Mezzanine level comprise the Main Space. Additionally, The Greenhouse, Courtyard or Terrace can be rented in combination with the Main Space. Each space is uniquely beautiful and gives our couples options for where to hold cocktail hour, dancing, dinner, etc.
- View: The Courtyard is surrounded by ivy covered walls and beautiful, lush greenery, kept on site by a neighboring landscape design company. The Terrace boasts views of the Manhattan skyline and the 59th Street bride, creating a stunning backdrop for photos.
- Max Capacity: 200 guests
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Albra Room:
The Albra Room is a newly renovated space located on the same property as The Foundry. It’s white brick walls and vaulted glass ceiling are accented with lush green ivy, ferns and ficus trees, beautiful lighting and antique mirrored glass. Pending availability, this space can be used in conjunction with The Greenhouse which is adjacent and connected to The Albra Room. This space can accommodate up to 70 guests for cocktails, or when used in combination with The Greenhouse a 70 person seated dinner.
- View: If not being used by The Foundry, a 150 square foot outdoor space just outside the doors in the courtyard can be rented as well.
- Max Capacity: 70 guests
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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