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Brooklyn’s Favorite Wedding Venue is Our Favorite Brooklyn Elopement Spot!

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Frankies 457 is one of Brooklyn’s most beloved Italian restaurants and in-demand small wedding venues, featuring classy, rustic-chic spaces, and an incredible menu of Southern Italian comfort food.  Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo, known as “The Franks” behind the “Frankies,” are Queens’ natives and childhood friends.  Both took separate paths toward culinary training in France and around NYC’s fine dining scene, before reconnecting to create restaurants that spoke to their Italian southern comfort roots. It’s no wonder why couples from Brooklyn to Singapore want to get married at Frankies!

NY 1-Minute’s tips for how to celebrate your marriage at Frankies!

Couples who want to get married at Frankies 457, or neighboring Franks Wine Bar, whether for a full wedding or just the reception, need to plan a year or more in advance.

Couples planning smaller celebrations or eloping to New York City, however, can enjoy all the romance of Frankies for a fraction of the cost and planning time, by following these NY 1-Minute tips.

1. Let’s do lunch!

Reserve a table (or several) for a post-New York City Hall wedding lunch or dinner! Weekdays and off-peak hours are the best times to celebrate your marriage at Frankies with a plate full of meatballs, Sweet Potato & Sage Ravioli in Parmesan Broth, or their famous House-Made Cavatelli with Faiccos Hot Sausage & Browned Sage Butter.

2. Short and sweet!

Don’t want to deal with those City Hall hours? Pick a NY 1-Minute elopement package, and get married any time, anywhere. Then train or cab it over Frankies for an unforgettable meal. Remember, your best bets for a quicker sit-down are weekdays or off-peak times. A few ideas for your pre-Frankies ceremony…

*Brooklyn Bridge Park: A “1-minute” wedding on the carrousel? A romantic sand ceremony at the marina at sunset? Vows read to each other atop on a grassy knoll with the Brooklyn Bridge as your backdrop?

*Brooklyn Bridge: Have the Manhattan skyline and Lady Liberty as your wedding backdrop! What could be more New York City than getting married on the Brooklyn Bridge?

* Top 5: Iconic NYC Elopement Locations: Even more romantic ideas to get you going!

NY 1-Minute can take care of everything, from the officiant, bridal hair, makeup and bouquet, to the boring paperwork, to incredible photos capturing every New York minute!

3. Keep it casual, keep it gangsta!

Frankies sits on the same block as St. Mary Star of the Sea, where Al Capone married his wife, Mae Josephine Coughlin, in 1918. Casual couples with a thing for NYC mob trivia will love the idea of grabbing a slice at Frankies’ new street-side pizza counter and taking it over to the steps of  St. Mary’s. Don’t forget the photographer to capture this slice of Brooklyn history! Follow it all up with wine and nibbles at Frankies Wine Bar, and you’ll have a low-key, iconic, romantic way to celebrate your marriage at Frankies without any worry!

4. Plan early, get Frankies!

Yes, but…you really want to get married at Frankies proper. Go for it! Just be sure to send your inquiry to Frankies now, and plan for a wedding a year or so out.

Frankies 457 features lots of great spaces to get married in. How about a renovated 100-year-old blacksmith stable to serve 40 to 50 guests? The spacious garden (which can be winterized!) can be added to accommodate up to 80 guests. Franks Wine Bar, two doors down, features the semi-private Skylight Room that can accommodate up to 35 for a seated event. Incorporating the North Dining Room can accommodate up to 70 guests for a seated event, or up to 80 for a standing reception.

Food, beverage, tables, chairs, china, glassware, linens, overhead bulb lighting and stereo system with wireless microphone are all included in pricing. Go here for more details.

5. Plan early, go bigger!

Want to get married at Frankies, but planning for over eighty guests? Get the Frankies menu brought to your venue! Frankies caters many stunning Brooklyn offsite venues, including the Picnic House in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Grange, 501 Union, the Green Building, and Dumbo Loft. Contact Frankies for details.

 

Whatever your Frankies plan, NY 1-Minute can provide the officiant, photographer, bridal bouquet, hair, and makeup via our build-your-own packages.  We can also offer advice on everything from where to take photos,  how to get your dream NYC wedding recognized in your home country, and what to do in New York in the summertime. Salute!

 

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