The Green Building Est. 2010

452 Union St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world… you should probably walk into this former speakeasy.
Calling all dapper dames and gents, put on the Ritz for a wedding or party that's sure to be the cat's meow!
The Lowdown
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Shabby Chic
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Known for its rustic elegance and flexibility, the Green Building perfectly captures the young, creative spirit of Brooklyn. Built in 1889, the building was originally constructed as a brass foundry; it has since been restored into an elegant venue with more than 6,000 square feet combined indoor-outdoor space. Renovations highlight the building's industrial past; the venue's original exposed brick walls, natural light and open-beamed ceiling make a particularly cool backdrop for your Brooklyn event.
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Price Range

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Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Indoors & Outdoors
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Getting Ready suite
Eco/Green Events
Pet-Friendly Events
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
Inside Scoop

Don't miss the hidden door in the coat check room that leads to two beautifully appointed, prohibition era-inspired private rooms that can be used as a dressing room, secret bar or location for a photo booth.

  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
We love events: from creative weddings and intimate gatherings to blowout bashes and low-lit dinner parties. And we only host one event per day, so please make our space your home. For weddings we provide lots of space for creative couples to make their mark. Since you have the entire day, why not start the day with yoga in the outdoor courtyard, followed by a Bloody Mary bar and bagels while you run through a quick rehearsal. Head off to get dressed while we stay behind to greet your vendors. Invite guests to attend a ceremony and cocktails in our garden, followed by dinner and dancing in the main room; finish up the night with a grilled cheese truck stationed outside our large double doors as they exit. In cooler months our outdoor courtyard can be fully tented and heated through a third party vendor.
Exposed brick, chandeliers, tin ceilings in the private lounge, soaring open beamed ceiling, globe lights strung across courtyard
Standout Venue Features:
Project your favorite film directly onto the exposed brick above the dance floor. Take photos in our 1929 Model T pick-up truck. Have fun posing in our movie theater chairs. We feature food + beverage packages through our in-house food and beverage partner Purslane, and event planning, floral and design through Starling on Bond. We also offer an extensive Brooklyn-based vendor list, from band and DJs to chalkboard artists and food trucks.
Extra Perks:
*All day space usage (load-in can begin at 9am and the party must be over by 2am) *Access to our beautiful 3,000 sq-ft outdoor courtyard, perfect for your ceremony and/or cocktails *Our basic furniture rental package, which includes dining tables, cocktail tables and chairs for up to 160 guests *Two wooden mobile bars *Coat check area and management * Staging platforms for band, DJ or ceremony needs * Sound system compatible with all DJ equipment and iPod ready; includes two wireless mics and mic stands for ceremony or speeches * Projector with optional screen, perfect for a slideshow or film screening * Heat and A/C, WiFi access * 500 sq ft food prep area with freezer and refrigeration The following experienced Green Building staff members are also included in your space rental: *Private Events Manager from contract signing until the day-of your event; this person will be present for all appointments, can assist with room layout, timeline, vendor selection, and more. *Venue coordinator (introduced at your final walk-through) who will be on location the day of your event to greet your vendors and assist them with settling in. *Nighttime manager who is present for the duration of your event to ensure the building stays in tip-top shape throughout the evening. *Front of the house manager who can assist with coats and gifts, hand out programs, and call car services.
Awards & Notables Named one of Buzzfeed's Amazing Alternative NYC Wedding Venues Featured in Kinfolk Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, New York Magazine Annual host of popular Brooklyn wedding fair Wedding Crashers Featured venue on PBS's Live From the Artists Den, starring Norah Jones; host of TEDx talks; frequently the site of local film and TV productions
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.
Dinner Parties
Planners Dining Club Series: The Illuminated Party
The Venue Report
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The Green Building

452 Union St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

What happens when you book a venue that can accommodate way more guests than are invited? You string up some market lights for warmth, bring in comfort family-style food and seat everyone together at one long table. That’s exactly what Jove Meyer and his fellow creatives did in Brooklyn’s The Green Building for this installment of the Planners Dining Club. They purposefully chose this space that could easily handle an event three times the size of what they had planned just to showcase how you can take a large space and make it perfectly cozy and intimate for a smaller size party.

Inspired by the changing of the seasons, twinkling lights, warming food and larger-than-life florals, this fall-meets-winter gathering serves up serious inspiration. As always, we caught up with Jove – founder, planner and designer of the Planners Dining Club – for a behind the scenes look into this illuminated evening. Catch up on parts one, two and three of the series now →

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