A bridal shower is a pre-wedding gathering that is traditionally held one to two months before the wedding, and is a chance for the bride’s friends and family to wish her well and offer gifts to help her to adjust to her new life. Bridal showers are hosted by the bridesmaids or bride’s family, and are usually women-only events. If you’ve been asked to throw a bridal shower for your friend or family member, you might feel under a lot of pressure to get it right. We’ve made it easy for you by compiling a list of fabulous bridal shower venue ideas in New York City!
Since all of these locations are available on Peerspace, you’ll have the option of integrating other services into your booking, such as catering, photography, and equipment rentals. Just ask your local host for their recommendations, or call up the Concierge service to arrange a booking with one of our trusted local vendors. Now, let’s take a look at our venue suggestions.
1. A bright and airy multi-use space in Chelsea
This multipurpose venue in Midtown Manhattan can fit up to 50 guests for a small to mid-sized bridal shower. The all-white ceilings, floors, and cabinets provide the perfect backdrop for your gathering, and the venue can easily accommodate a pop-up dinner or a photo shoot. However you choose to celebrate your bridal shower, you’ll have access to 1,800-sq.ft. of space, including a 200 sq.ft. balcony for an exterior seating area. There’s also a partial kitchen and two refrigerators for you and your caterer to use. Inquire about their preferred vendor list to arrange for catering and bar staff, since you’ll need a permit at this venue to serve alcohol.
2. A breezy loft with terrace on the Upper West Side
If you’re hosting a bridal shower during the summer, then this stylish townhouse close to Central Park belongs on your list of potential bridal shower venues ideas in New York City. You’ll have a double-height living room, stainless steel kitchen, and outdoor terrace, offering room for up to 40 guests. There’s also a bedroom and a modern bathroom with marble walls and floors. The exposed brick walls, bookshelves, and indoor fireplace can serve as a classy setting for a bridal shower photo shoot, while the terrance offers a cozy hangout area with views of the city. It’s a great choice for an indoor/outdoor bridal shower for a small group of friends!
3. A chic event space in Seaport
This event space has a projector, surround-sound system, and color-changing hue lights for a hi-tech and customizable bridal shower venue. If you’re planning to feature a slideshow or video of the bride and her friends and family, then this may be the right venue for you. It has room for 40 guests, as well as offers wooden floors, exposed brick walls, and bay windows for a classy vibe.
4. A vibrant, boho artist loft in Chelsea
Choose this bridal shower venue idea in New York City for a bright and spacious room with an artsy, bohemian feel. Hardwood floors, indoor plants, and a wall lined with records, guitars, and even a pinball machine make this location stand out from the rest. You and up to 74 guests can enjoy the full kitchen, projector and sound system, and gaming consoles. This is a venue for a bride who doesn’t want a stiff, formal bridal shower.
5. A sophisticated, classy lounge in Soho
For another bridal shower venue idea in New York City that can fit approximately 75 people, check out this multipurpose lounge in Soho. This venue has a warm color scheme, featuring indoor plants, rugs, and dark blue walls. You’ll have access to a full kitchen and A/V gear on-site, including the Sonos sound system, color-changing lights, and a disco ball. There’s also a pool table and bar, as well as a Stella Artois beer machine, making this a great choice for a bride who wants her bridal shower to feel like a classy night out!
6. A colorful, quirky loft in Williamsburg
This cleverly decorated loft in Williamsburg is the perfect fit for an intimate bridal shower with up to 18 guests. The colorful rugs, white walls and floor, and round furniture, will not only make for a memorable event — they’ll also look great when you post the photos later on Instagram! You can use the cooking area for snacks or catering, and the seating area for drinks and games. The loft belongs to a musician and artist couple who are happy to accommodate any requests, such as rearranging the furniture and A/V equipment. The loft is on the ground level and has a private entrance. It’s also wheelchair accessible and close to public transit.
7. A ritzy lounge space in Upper Manhattan
This is one of the larger venues on our list, with room for up to 90 guests. It comes with tables and chairs, a surround sound system, and a built-in stage and bar. The mirrors, hanging lights, and faux fireplaces lend this space a more sophisticated feel. The stage and A/V gear make it easy to present a photo, video, or in-person tribute for the bride-to-be. You can inquire with the hosts about additional services, such as catering or live music and entertainment.
8. An elegant bridal shower venue in Bushwick
This venue is a great option for groups that want to stick to traditional bridal decor, with all-white couches and cushions, drapes, and more. In fact, customized decor is included with your rental, so you can choose from manzanita trees, Greek columns, and other stylish furnishings. Decide whether you want banquet tables or lounge seating, A/V gear, and other add-ons. You can book a caterer and bartender, or use the on-site buffet tables that are included with your rate.
These are just a few of our favorite bridal shower venue ideas in New York City, but the list could go on. You’ll find hundreds more venues available to rent from local hosts on Peerspace, so just search by location, event type, and group size to find the perfect one for you. Once you’ve found a venue, reach out to the Concierge service to line up catering, event staff, A/V equipment, and anything else you need to make planning a bridal shower as hassle-free as possible!