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A List of Hoboken Wedding Venues + Spaces for Every Style

by The Hoboken Girl Team
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A trend we hope sticks around is couples getting creative with ‘what counts’ as a wedding venue. More and more, couples are choosing spaces that have special meaning to their love stories, such as their favorite restaurant or the site of their first date. There are so many special spots in Hoboken, from restaurants to bars to gorgeous event spaces to choose from, there is truly something to fit each couple’s vibe. We’ve rounded up some of the best restaurants and event venues to host the special day in the most special of cities: Hoboken.

Event Venues

Antique Loft | 33 Newark Street

Antique Loft

Antique Loft is a penthouse event space sure to inspire. It is located at the corner of Newark and River Streets steps away from the PATH. The 4,000 square foot space is a blank canvas full of natural light and high ceilings, has on-site management, hi-speed Wi-Fi, and gourmet cuisine from Antique Bar + Bakery. There is a wrap-around terrace that boasts panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline not available anywhere else in Hoboken. The recommendation is a minimum of 25 guests for a seated affair and a 40 person minimum for a reception. The maximum number of guests is 100 for a plated event and 175 for a cocktail party.  Click here to reserve.

Birch Hoboken | 92 River Street

Birch has recently reopened and is ready to host any type of gathering. Birch has two levels of private event space, totaling 4,000 square feet, with two private bars and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Birch can accommodate up to 500 guests, making this the ideal space for larger events and your guests’ plus ones. The team at Birch will work with hosts to make sure each detail is perfected – from the menu and bar choices to the music and lighting.

Cornucopia Cruises | 14th Street Pier

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Hosts looking for something unexpected: charter a cruise ship. The Cornucopia Cruise Line’s Princes, Destiny, Majesty, St. Charles, and the newest ship, The Star of America, provide fabulous food, impeccable service, and beautiful views aboard a luxury ship. Guests can enjoy dinner, lunch, or brunch year-round. Choose from the various packages depending on the number of guests. Call 732-697-9500 or email info@cornucopiacruise.com to book.

Hudson Table | 1403 Clinton Street

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Hudson Table offers a special venue where up to 50 guests can find entertainment in the open space and charming kitchen. This gem offers fully catered events with customized menus created by one of the in-house chefs prepared right in front of diners. Guests can get behind the counter to help out, too. Don’t forget it’s a BYOB. Prices range from $2,000 to $3,000 with fully customized menus and can accommodate any allergies/dietary restrictions guests may have.

Kolo Klub | 1422 Grand Street

Kolo Klub

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This 4,000-square foot loft can accommodate parties of 40-160 guests within its industrial-chic space. Kolo Klub has rich hardwood floors, wooden ceilings, and beams, combined with exposed brick and twinkling lights that set a perfectly romantic stage for your wedding night. The catering is exclusively from Anthony David’s, ensuring a top-notch meal in this incredible space. After party = Pilsenerhaus, right below!

Sappho Boat Tour | Shipyard Marina, 1301 Sinatra Drive

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This beautifully restored sailing yacht, The Sappho, will be the backdrop of a one-of-a-kind event. The ship is available for charter tours, which go up and down the Hudson River. Hosts can bring whatever they want on board, or work with the crew to organize. There is a kitchen and bathroom onboard for guests’ comfort.

The W Hotel | 225 River Street

As Hoboken’s largest event space, the W Hoboken is a perfect location for the couple looking to celebrate their big day in a trendy, upscale, and glamorous way. Skylights, 19-foot ceilings, and large windows will be sure to impress and set the tone for a romantically modern evening — which can begin with a cocktail hour held at Lulu’s boasting breathtaking skyline views. For larger affairs, the great room can accommodate up to 230 guests, so whether you’re looking for a smaller celebration or a large and lavish affair, the space can adapt to your needs. Guests will dine on carefully crafted cuisine by Halifax as you party the night away as the W’s exclusive couple of the day.

Restaurants

The Ainsworth | 310 Sinatra Drive

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Located on Hoboken’s picturesque waterfront, The Ainsworth is an ideal location for groups of all sizes. There are four shared spaces accommodating up to 75 people and one private room accommodating 20 people. The eclectic interior spaces, modern American food, and unbeatable views make this a must-see venue. Menus can be customized to any budget and include signature dishes, stationery and passed hors d’oeuvres, and handcrafted cocktails.

Amanda’s | 908 Washington Street

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For those thinking of a smaller, more intimate affair, look no further than Amanda’s. With the ability to accommodate up to 90 guests, the celebration can focus more on incredible food, wine, and of course, the company. Delectable dinner party, hors d’oeuvres, brunch, and lunch menu options enable you to truly customize your big event, which can be held in the “New Front Room” or the “Reserve Room” for smaller gatherings, or the “Ballroom” expanded into the “New Front Room” for parties up to 90.

Anthony David’s | 953 Bloomfield Street

Anthony David’s

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The private back room at Anthony David’s can host up to 20 guests for an intimate celebration. With a focus on fresh, seasonal cuisine, the celebratory meal can be catered to each couple’s tastes. Same with the bar – the sky’s the limit with custom cocktails for the couple.

Bin 14 | 1314 Washington Street

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The private garden at Bin 14 can fit up to 28 in its elegant, exposed brick walls. This spot was rated Best Wine Bar and Best Gluten-Free Restaurant by HG readers in 2021.  While the dinner menu is fantastic, don’t overlook the possibility of a brunch event. A brunch with celebratory zeppoles for your guests will be a moment to remember.

The Brass Rail | 135 Washington Street

The Brass Rail

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This classic spot has a warm and inviting atmosphere, thanks to the restoration efforts in this early 1900s building. The private event space upstairs can accommodate up to 70 people and has its own bar. Events in this room can be banquet style, formal sit-down, and cocktail reception style. Hosts can contact the restaurant at (201) 659-7074 for more information.

Carpe Diem | 1405 Grand Street

Carpe Diem

Located in the northwest corner of uptown, Carpe Diem offers guests modern American fare in a cozy relaxed atmosphere. A private party room located on the restaurant’s second level can be arranged for dinner, or dinner and dancing, for parties of 20 or more. Amenities include an audio hookup for music, DJs for hire, a designated bartender, and private restrooms. Menu selections can be found here, and we highly recommend offering one (or all) of the chicken wings.

City Bistro | 56 14th Street

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City Bistro is located in uptown Hoboken and is a three-floor restaurant, bar, lounge, and rooftop serving an eclectic menu of Italian-American fare. This spot offers two private event areas located on the second floor: The Front Room Lounge and the Back Dining Room. Cocktail-style parties allow guests to mingle and interact with each other for a casual event, paired with an open bar package and passed hors d’ oeuvres or stationary platters. Sit-down prefixes and family-style dining events are options for a more formal event.

The Cuban | 333 Washington Street

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Having a private party at The Cuban is almost as good as going directly to Havana, without dealing with airport crowds. A private party can host from 28 to 32 people, and different menus are available for brunch and dinner events. The party menus feature all of the crowd favorites like empanadas, tostones, paella, roasted pork, and of course Cuban sandwiches.  Different beverage packages are available, including bottomless mimosas or sangria for the brunch crowd.

Dino & Harry’s | 163 14th Street

Dino and Harry’s Steakhouse

Dino and Harry’s Steakhouse on the waterfront has been named one of the top three steakhouses in New Jersey. The elegant dining room with vintage details such as the 150-year-old clock, the stained glass designs that crown expansive windows, and a tiled floor and tin ceiling that transports diners back in time, can accommodate a minimum of 50 guests. With candlelight, subtle lighting, and elegant dark wood, an event in this room makes for an intimate affair. For information on booking a private party contact 201-659-6202.

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Dozzino | 534 Adams Street

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Located at the corner of 6th and Adams, Dozzino’s is a cozy Italian spot serving wood-fired pizzas and other farm-to-table offerings. Dozzino’s has a big area that is rentable for parties in the back + an outdoor space in the spring, summer, and fall months. It’s a BYO, so hosts can have fun with picking fun drinks or making custom cocktails to celebrate the couple. 

Grand Vin | 500 Grand Street

Grand Vin

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The team at Grand Vin is expert-level in setting the scene: HG readers voted this as the Best Date Night Spot in 2021. It would be fitting to host a wedding here — and many have. The restaurant can accommodate parties of 20-60+ with either a family-style buffet or a prix-fixe option with first and second courses and sides. Fill out an event request here.

Halifax | 225 River Street

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The breathtaking waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline would make for a memorable backdrop to any celebration. Halifax, located in the W Hoboken, is available for private parties.  Halifax will work closely with the host to select the dining and beverage package that best fits the theme. The outdoor patio is available, weather permitting. To host a special event at Halifax, contact the team for a menu consultation and a quote, please call 201-253-2500 or email info@halifaxhoboken.com, or fill out the form here.

Leo’s Grandevous | 200 Grand Street

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Leo’s Grandevous is not only one of the oldest and most well-known Italian restaurants in the area, but it is also the best place to come to appreciate the music of Frank Sinatra and the classic style of Hoboken. Since 1939, Leo’s has been serving great Italian food within walls that captured the spirit of the town. For private parties, choose from hot and cold antipasti and two kinds of pasta, and a choice of four entrées. With a customized menu and options, Leo’s can do all the dishes “family style.” It also offers flexible bar menu choices depending on what the host would like to offer.  Contact Grace to discuss party details and check for date availability.

The Madison Bar and Grill | 1316 Washington Street

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The restaurant has a 40 person minimum and can hold up to 90 guests. “Daytime eats and nighttime beats” is the best way to describe The Madison Bar and Grille. Whether you decide to host an event in the charming dining room or the livelier bar section you can’t go wrong with the food, drinks, and ambiance at The Madison. Standout menu items include French onion dumplings, short rib ricotta ravioli, and chicken parm. Rumor has it that the bartenders will make champagne towers upon request so be sure to inquire about the many specialty items/services that may not be on the menu. The Madison Bar offers a variety of menu and beverage options starting at $46 and $17 respectively. Add-ons such as hors d’oeuvres and sweets are available for buffet and plated meals.

Monroe’s | 36-42 Newark Street

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This sushi and cocktails bar makes any night feel like a party, so having a big celebration there is sure to be a winner. There are two spaces available for a private party at Monroe’s. The Sinatra Room is a speakeasy lounge vibe with couches and a private bar with a guest limit of 50. Packages start at $2500 for 3 hours and that includes room rental, cleanup fee, private bartender, two customized specialty named cocktails, passed appetizers, plated tapas, premium open bar. The second is the entire dining room, which can fit up to 80 people. Packages start at $3,000 for 4 hours and that includes room rental, cleanup fee, private bartender(s), two customized specialty named cocktails, food served buffet style, and a premium open bar. Add-ons such as champagne toast, sushi platters, and a DJ are available as well. 

Northern Soul | 700 1st Street

Northern Soul

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Northern Soul prides itself on being a neighborhood spot, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a destination unto itself. It has a well-rounded and creative menu, and the cocktail and bar menu is always changing. Northern Soul was voted Best Vegan/Vegetarian Menu by HG readers in the 2021 Best of Hoboken contest, and since the restaurant’s goal is for diners of all diets to be able to enjoy the food, it’s safe to say the goal has been achieved. Private events can be held here, and there is a nearby parking garage to sweeten the deal. Contact the restaurant directly for more information.

Olivia’s | 1038 Garden Street

Olivia’s

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Olivia’s is a newcomer to the Hoboken dining scene but has quickly become a local favorite: it won Best New Restaurant in HG’s Best of Hoboken in 2021.  The menu is mostly Mediterranean with a Latin streak, and we love the changes-with-the-seasons cocktails. Contact the team directly to set up an event at events@oliviashoboken.com.

Orale | 1426 Willow Avenue

Orale

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Everyone’s favorite Mexican spot can host private parties. The stylish space, filled with modern art and neon light installations, will make for a great location to celebrate. Since the tacos at Orale were voted Best in Hoboken by HG readers in the 2021 Best of Hoboken contest, guests are certainly in for a treat. Toasting to ‘forever’ with margaritas, chips, and guac sounds like a match made in heaven. Contact the team here for more information.

Panello | 720 Monroe Street, Suite C105

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Pizza lovers rejoice. Panello specializes in artisanal pizzas baked in the Le Paynol all wood-burning oven with fresh, house-made salad (at $23 per person) and buffet-style authentic Italian pasta dishes (menu enhancements for added costs per person). Panello is BYO for décor, cake, and beverages. Private events at Panello are offered for four hours before regular restaurant hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Restaurant buyouts and special occasions are also available. There is a $250 private event fee plus tax and tip. The space holds 47 people inside and 30 guests outdoors, weather permitting. Note: children under three dine for free and are not included in the headcount. Parking is available behind the Monroe Center. Contact Frieda Sciancalepore at 201-779-6983 or email info@panellopizza.com to make a reservation.

Saku | 936 Park Avenue

Saku

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This elegant sushi spot, known for its excellent rolls and creative cocktails, is a fun choice for a party location. The black, pink, and white decor make for a striking color palette for party planning. The Saku team will work with the host to create an event that fits the size and budget of the party. To get in touch to plan a party, fill out the event interest form here.

Sirenetta | 1039 Washington Street

Sirenetta

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With a menu fresh from the sea, an incredible wine list, and a cocktail lounge and bar in the back, Sirenetta ticks all the boxes for a memorable night. Sirenetta is the sister restaurant to Sorellina across the street and has the same fresh-ingredients-only standards for its menu. Sirenetta is available for events of up to 40 guests for a seated brunch or dinner, or up to 80 guests for a cocktail-style event with passed appetizers and food stations. House-made pasta and desserts plus seasonal produce round out the menu. The cocktail bar is called Backstage, and it is a music and performance space with an emphasis on creative cocktails and small bites. The intimate atmosphere is a great location for private parties of up to 45 guests.  This space has its own bar, comfortable seating on stage, and plenty of room for guests to mingle. Backstage can be reserved on its own or in conjunction with Sirenetta. 

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Sorellina | 1036 Washington Street

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The Italian eatery with retro accents featuring old-country wines, sidewalk tables, and a name that means “little sister” in Italian, was created as a tribute to owner Gabi Lombardi’s Italian heritage and intimate family upbringing. Sorellina is available for a full buyout of up to 65 guests for a sit-down dinner, or up to 75 guests for a cocktail reception for brunch or dinner.  Reach out to the team at 201-963-3333 or hello@sorellinahoboken.com for pricing and availability.

Il Tavolo di Palmisano | 700 Clinton Street

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A cozy spot serving homemade pasta sounds like the ideal location for a baby shower. Add in some pitchers of sangria and it’s a party! Il Tavolo is a neighborhood favorite for a reason, with impeccably prepared food, a festive cocktail list, and a spirit of welcome. To contact the team to get more information about an event, please fill out the event request form here.

Wicked Wolf | 120 Sinatra Drive

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For those looking to accommodate a crowd of 300+, Wicked Wolf has it covered. Wicked Wolf hosts lunch and dinner events in a semi-private setting. Whether you wish to have a buffet, hors d’oeuvres, cocktail receptions, or formal sit-down dinners, Wicked Wolf can provide service for all requests. Vegetarian and vegan diets are always accommodated, which guarantees dining at Wicked would will be an enjoyable experience for all.

Willie McBrides | 616 Grand Street

Willie McBrides

Often regarded as “The Hoboken Irish Pub,” Willie McBrides has a large function room available for private parties of 10-350 people. The room has its own stage, in-house sound system, and private bar. However, the most unique add-on is certainly the free limo you will be picked up in as a courtesy of booking the venue. Events are typically scheduled for three hours and start at $20 per person for drinks and $17 per person for a buffet meal. A full listing of beverages, menu items, and prices can be found here.

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