Deity Brooklyn Origins: Lounge and Cellar

Deity Wedding Venue and Events got their beginning with the renovation of the 1860’s building and starting in 2004. Owner Caio Dunson enlisted the help of family and friends to gut renovate a building in major disrepair. Also, with the addition of a cellar to maximize the space potential of this now NYC landmarked building. The building received a few renovations over the decades. One around 1916 when it became a synagogue and the art deco facade was added. Then again sometime in the 1960’s into an antique furniture store. Here is a peak into this modern overhaul that created the Lounge and Cellar of Deity Events.


Our beautiful building in 2018

Caio Dunson exposing the brick, once covered in plaster

Caio and brother, Joe Dunson exposing the brick

The beginning of the cellar excavation

The Cellar excavation with Caio’s father, Dean Dunson

The Cellar excavation with Joe & Dean Dunson

Boulders found under the dirt

Concrete walls were poured for the Cellar

Creating the Lounge, ground level floor

Creating the poured concrete stairs from Cellar to exit

The Cellar in 2006

The Cellar in 2018

The Lounge floor with layout for concrete bar

Creating concrete seating in Lounge

Creating poured concrete hexagon bar in Lounge

Concrete hexagon bar in Lounge in 2007

The Lounge in 2018

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