Photos by Haseok Chung Studio
Anna and Rob used the Deity wedding venue the way it was meant to. Save some money on all the major costs by booking a Deity wedding and indulge in some extra vendors that customize your day and take your wedding over the top. Anna will do the wedding math for you on how your savings of a Deity wedding is basically making your other vendors free.
Save Money on Your Brooklyn Wedding
We (bride & groom) and all of our guests (of all ages from near and far) love Deity as a wedding venue. It had everything we wanted for the best price in NYC. The cost was very reasonable for this area of Brooklyn, including the use of 3 floors, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, $40/pp bar credit, DJ, and gratuity (saved so much on the gratuity, DJ and bar, alone, which allowed us to spring for an extra premium entrée, valet parking, the bridal suite, and a henna artist, who set up shop at one of the tables in the cocktail lounge).
Wedding Venue Space
The space has everything you need (ceremony space, which flips into the dinner space, cocktail hour space, and cellar/dance floor space). We highly recommend the bridal suite (gorgeous inside and roof space, huge, and worth every penny).
The tasting was a bit pricey, but very educational-we had our menu set before the tasting but ended up getting totally different items and our menu ended up being the best wedding food our guests ever experienced (everyone tried everything and finished their meals).
Deity Catering and Menu Suggestions
For passed hors d’oeuvres we highly recommend the chicken & waffles, spanakopita, stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes and sliders, and for dinner we recommend the filet mignon (which you can cut with a fork) w/ horseradish sauce, seared tuna (well worth the extra per person cost for this second premium entree), citrus salad, tomato mozzarella salad, and orzo (all delicious with rave reviews). The vegetable wellington was also a hit with our vegetarian guests. The fact that everything is served family style made the service much faster and gave everyone ample time to finish dinner and enjoy the evening. The wine selection was great, too, as was the full premium bar which also included frozen drinks (we only ended up paying $3,000 after the $40 per person bar credits, included in the per person pricing, were used) for 115 guests. The staff was super knowledgeable and friendly.
Deity Reception with the Included DJ
And the DJ, BenHa Meen, was an absolute pro (our guests all got their groove on), and the fact that he is included in the wedding package made it even better. At first, we were concerned about the size of the space and all the stairs, but everyone had a great time, from our youngest to oldest guests (and the chair lift to the ceremony/dinner space was very useful). We received consistent feedback from many guests saying it was the best wedding they ever attended in terms of venue (a West Village native in the food and beverage industry said it’s his new favorite event venue), food, and service. One of our flower girls had a mini breakdown before show time and the Deity staff expertly calmed her down. There is nothing else you could want AND this place will not break your bank, which is just phenomenal for New York City. Thank you SO much to Deity for the best night of our lives.