Weddings at Park Slope Library

Park Slope Library - 431 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
3,233 Sq. Ft.
Capacity: 250 Reception with dancing, 100 Seated with dancing
Park Slope Floor Plan
 

Built in 1906, this Andrew Carnegie-funded, two-story, Classical Revival building has a projecting center entrance with four Doric columns supporting a stone pediment. The gable-ended sides of the brick building are faced with limestone, with formal classical pediments.

Inside, the branch is a marvel of early twentieth-century elegance, with amber stained-glass archways and vaulted ceilings, freestanding ash columns and a pair of tiled, frieze-clad fireplaces. Park Slope's unique layout offers a variety of arrangements from intimate weddings for up to 100 guests with dinner & dancing, to strolling receptions for 250 guests. This location is also fully wheelchair accessible.

Conveniently located in one of Brooklyn’s premier neighborhoods, Park Slope Library is available on Fridays after 6pm, Saturdays after 5pm and Sundays after 12pm. All private events require 90 minutes for set-up and 90 minutes for breakdown.

Park Slope Library's rental fee is a flat $6,000 for eight hours of rental time and must include a total of three hours for setup and breakdown time. Hourly rates are available for shorter rental times and are setup dependent.  Catering, rentals, lighting, entertainment, & any additional wedding elements are seperate and additional.

 

Intimate Weddings at the Trustees Room at Central Library
900 Sq. Ft.
Capacity: 75 Reception, 48 Seated, 60 Theater Seating
 

This intimate space overlooking Brooklyn's iconic Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch also offers stunning views of Grand Army Plaza, downtown Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline. This elegant, oak-paneled room on Central Library’s third floor can accommodate intimate gatherings and other small events. The Trustees Room at Central Library is wheelchair accessible.

Trustees Room Open Floor Plan (PDF)

Intimate Weddings at the Dweck Center at Central Library
1,375 Sq. Ft.
Capacity: 200 Theater, 200 Reception, 54 Seated
 

Just outside of Central Library’s Dweck Center Auditorium lies its beautiful lobby with white terrazzo floors and two art-clad wings, perfect for cocktail parties, intimate breakfasts, luncheons or dinners. The Dweck  Center is wheelchair accessible. When paired with the state-of-the-art Dweck  Center auditorium, it is the perfect space for intimate ceremonies and receptions.

Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Floor Plan (PDF)

Wedding Photography at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library offers a host of indoor and outdoor options for wedding photography. Whether it’s Central Library's sweeping views of Grand Army Plaza, the soaring 50-foot high entry portico adorned with Art Deco detailing or the iconic bronze sculptures of famous characters and personages from American literature at Grand Army Plaza's Central Library location, you’ll have memories that capture the essence and the history of Brooklyn.

 

*Center for Brooklyn History Rentals*

Please note that the Center for Brooklyn History (formally Brooklyn Historical Society) will not be available for wedding or special event rentals until 2023 as we begin some minor renovations to the first floor to allow for handicapped access to the space. For further information, please reach out to Events and Rentals Coordinator in December of 2022 for a reopening timeline.