Galapagos has a 1600 sq ft lake inside our building and is about to become New York City’s first LEED certified “green” cultural venue.
We can marry you in Brooklyn Bridge Park; think world-class views and incredible, timeless wedding photographs!
Galapagos can host weddings from 80 to 250 people.
What was your wedding theme? Decor? Setting?
Incredible moody lighting reflected in the first-floor lake, with candles sprinkled throughout-- it felt like a modern-day fairytale. There's a pre-made runway leading up to the stage, turning this former stable into something straight out of Modern Bride, or even Architectural Digest! We were walking on water, literally!
Flexibility of venue to meet your needs?
The owner of Galapagos served as almost another wedding planner, giving us ideas and insight from the get-go. The administration was not only happy to accommodate our every need, they encouraged us to be as creative as we could!
Have both your reception and ceremony there? If so, make for a happy couple & guests?
Aside from the fabulous interior of Galapagos itself, the DUMBO, Brooklyn location makes you feel you've left NYC and travelled somewhere exotic. Well, you have! Just not outside NYC. The streets are paved with cobblestone in this light-infused neighborhood, with incredible views of Manhattan, the river, and the current waterfalls installation. From the walk to Galapagos to our initial experience inside, it was magical. The staff was gracious and welcoming, taking care of our guests above and beyond.
Favorite part of the venue?
The romantic decor, the Times-worthy photo opportunities, and, best of all, seeing everyone's jaws drop when they walked inside! My husband and I wanted our wedding venue to be entirely unique-- to get as far away as possible from those wedding locales that host weddings day-and-night, where you can imagine each and every one looking like the exact same cliche. In this spot that serves as theater for all kinds of arts the rest of the year, we knew we'd found a treasure.