If you’ve seen our guide for best Chinese wedding venues in the Bay Area and were wondering what the options were for the East Coast, then we’ve got a treat for you. We’re back again, and this time, we’ve done the work for our New York City brides!
Here, you will find a list of the seven most popular New York Chinese wedding venues from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Queens, with a range of price points and services so that you will be one step closer to booking the banquet venue that meets your needs. If you like any of these venues, make sure you book these banquet halls at least six months in advance, especially for popular auspicious dates in Chinese culture.
Lower East Side, Manhattan
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The Space: Located on Chinatown’s bustling Canal St, Jing Fong is a longstanding upscale dim sum restaurant and banquet hall. The building occupies over 20,000 square feet, with a capacity of 800 guests in their Grand dining hall. Jing Fong’s focus has always been on bringing its guests the traditional Chinese dining experience.
The Menu: Jing Fong specializes in authentic and traditional Chinese foods, serving staples like jellyfish, Fish Maw soup, roast duck and roast duck. For information on menu options and prices, please contact the venue.
Services: Jing Fong’s two locations are equipped with a full bar, and bottle service is available. They have their own signature cocktails and a selection of imported beer and wine to choose from. There are also a couple of stages for performances, flat screen TVs for projecting wedding slideshows, and speakers for entertainment.
Highlight: Jing Fong’s dining room is massive, holding up to 800 guests, but even if you have fewer than 800, you can book a part of the space, or book the entire space to allow your guests plenty of space to move around freely.
Things to consider: As one of the better-known Manhattan Chinese wedding venues, Jing Fong is usually pretty booked far in advance, so call as far in advance as possible for a truly well-thought out wedding banquet.
Reviews: “A great place for wedding receptions, Jing Fong is probably one of the fanciest Chinese restaurants in NYC Chinatown. They have tall escalators, soaring ceilings, thousands of square footages to fit your parties, a number of scintillating chandeliers throughout the whole entire restaurant, a couple of stages for performing if you like, flat screen TVs on the walls, big speakers, a bar, a wall full of wine behind the glass, fancy Chinese food, and more!” — Michelle, Yelp
The Space: Golden Unicorn Restaurant on E Broadway claims to be the Lower East Side’s first upscale Cantonese-style dining restaurant. The space features elegant and traditional red-and-gold décor and expansive floor space to host a large party.
The Menu: When it comes to banquet menus, Golden Unicorn has two preset options: the Deluxe dinner menu and Super Deluxe menu. At $450 a table, a rather reasonable price for a wedding banquet, guests will enjoy cocktail hour appetizers, five main courses that include Peking Duck and Chilean sea bass, rice and noodle dishes, and two desserts. For $708 a table, you can upgrade your menu to Super Deluxe and enjoy eight main courses. Menus are customizable, and Golden Unicorn allows clients to build their own banquet menu if they choose. Clients must pay a 20 percent deposit to secure their reservation.
Services: The restaurant is equipped with a full bar and has its own selection of beer and wines to choose from. Clients may supply their guests with their own alcohol. Interested guests can request usage of the open bar, dance floor, or audio systems.
Highlight: The space is beautifully decorated with elaborate chandelier lighting and lush red-and-gold decor. To customize the space to their liking, clients can also bring their own decorations. The banquet hall can connect clients with live entertainment, such as lion dancers.
Things to Consider: Some reviewers have noted that the service can be hit-or-miss, with reports of inattentive waiters, while others have noted excellent service. It may be good to communicate your expectations with the venue.
Reviews: “We recently had a Chinese wedding banquet at Golden Unicorn, and were really impressed by the attentiveness and professionalism of our contact, Sail, who carried out the banquet perfectly. We were able to customize our menu to the dishes we wanted and the restaurant ensured that food came out in a timely way. All the dishes were really tasty and our guests enjoyed everything. Sail also made sure that we had a speaker system so that we could have speeches. Our wedding weekend was the best weekend of our lives, and we would recommend Golden Unicorn for anyone who wants a great Chinese banquet.” — Catherine, Yelp
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
The Space: This elegant Chinese dining hall in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park features tasteful modern decor and large and small tables to arrange to your liking. If your party is smaller, and you would rather not section off the main dining space, East Harbor Seafood offers a number of smaller private rooms to host your Chinese wedding banquet.
The Menu: Serving fresh and flavorful Cantonese cuisine, including wedding banquet classics like Fish Fin Soup, abalone, and lobster. Please contact the venue for banquet menu options and prices.
Services: The space is fully customizable and guests can bring their own decor. The space also features a screen for photo or video projections, a high quality sound system and a dance floor at the client’s request. The venue also has connections to outside entertainment, including lion dancers.
Highlights: East Harbor Seafood definitely seems to have higher quality food compared to some other venues and it comes in large portions.
Things to Consider: If you only book half of the venue for your wedding, it will be partitioned off from the rest of the space, but curious diners may be able to find their way over to your side of the banquet hall
Reviews: “I had my wedding banquet at East Harbor. Such a great experience that went smoothly, all the guests loved the food, ate a lot, and had a good time. If I were to ever have another party here, I would definitely try to come here.” — Tiff, Yelp
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The Space: If Sunset Park’s Park Asia restaurant is known for anything, it would be its spectacularly high ceilings and dazzling chandeliers. The sweeping grand dining hall can seat at least 400 guests and the backdrop is bound to look beautiful in your wedding photos.
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The Menu: Park Asia serves a traditional multi-course banquet. Some dishes they are known for include their lobster salad, roast suckling pig, fried rice, noodles, Dungeness crab, and Chilean bass. They offer a few different menu options based on party size, but please call the venue for specifics on pricing.
Services: Park Asia offers an open bar with a selection of liquor, beer and wine for a cost at the client’s request. Clients can also bring their own decorations and hire outside vendors and entertainers to customize their wedding banquet.
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Highlights: Park Asia’s main highlight from reviewers is certainly the elegant and dazzling space, especially now after recent renovations.
Things to Consider: For this Chinese wedding banquet venue, some reviewers noted that the time between guests arriving and food arriving might be very long. Perhaps speak to the venue ahead of time to ensure that food comes out in a timely manner.
Reviews: “The place is newly renovated. I had my wedding banquet there, and the food was great but pricey. Their staff is very friendly and cooperative! If you ever want to have a big party here, make sure you reserve ahead of time. Overall, I had a great experience there.” — Ann, Yelp
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The Space: Flushing’s Dae Dong Manor is an event catering venue with international chefs that can accommodate any type of international cuisine. There are three different sized party rooms that can hold anywhere from 50 to 400 guests.
The Menu: The international chefs at Dae Dong manor can adapt to any cuisine of your preference, whether it’s Cantonese, Fuzhounese, Shanghainese, Sichuanese or anything in between, they have you covered, and the menu is fully customizable to your tastes.
Services: Dae Dong is as much an event venue as they are a catering service. You can completely arrange the space to your liking, including table placement and you can bring your own decorations. Dae Dong also has their own wedding decorations and specialize in elaborate custom party designs, so they can be your all-in-one! They also offer elaborate lights, a karaoke system, and a dance floor at clients’ request.
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Highlights: Dae Dong Manor will include flower arrangements for each table, cake, and ice sculptures for free with all wedding bookings.
Things to Consider: As it can be in New York, parking is a hit-or-miss.
Reviews: “I decided to go with Dae Dong because I wanted a Chinese Banquet style wedding in a more elegant ballroom setting. Dae Dong was the only venue I found that delivered this.
Once I visited, I knew this was the right place. I ended up holding my ceremony & reception in the Diamond Hall with cocktail hour in the Emerald Hall, and I chose the 14 course banquet menu. I was most impressed on the day of the wedding. The whole staff worked so quickly and seamlessly to get everything done. Every time we talked to our guests, they raved about how delicious all the food was. Everyone was stuffed by the end of the night and we got to take home any leftovers.” —Rena, Yelp
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The Space: Perhaps an unexpected option, the Sheraton East Hotel in Flushing, being in a prominently Chinese neighborhood, is experienced with throwing a Chinese wedding banquet. They would be a great option to balance both East and West.
The Menu: Just like Dae Dong, the Sheraton is relatively adaptable with serving foods suited for different cultures. They have several multi-course Chinese wedding banquet menus to choose from as well as American menus, and if you speak with their event coordinators, they will be able to communicate with the chef and arrange a tasting with a few different food options.
Services: Sheraton East has, of course, a full bar that clients can rent out for a cocktail hour. They also offer bottle service and you can either choose from their selection or bring your own. They allow clients to bring their own decor and entertainment, and if clients prefer, to hire their own catering.
Highlights: They already have a number of Chinese wedding staples you can use, including red linens and Dragon and Phoenix wall hangings, which are a must. The bridal party will also have access to a full bridal suite in the hotel to get ready, change dresses, or have a breather.
Things to Consider: One reviewer noted that the price of the banquet was not much more than it would have been at a Chinese restaurant, and the personal attention and professionalism that they received was unmatched.
Reviews: “We had our Chinese wedding banquet at the Sheraton, and it exceeded our expectations! The food was fantastic (approved by all of our Chinese family!) and the service in the planning and day of coordination is top notch. We couldn't be happier with how the day turned out, and recommend the Sheraton to anyone planning a banquet!” — Lisa, Weddingwire
The Space: Perhaps the most well-known banquet hall for weddings, Flushing’s Royal Queen is located inside the famed New World Mall and has been serving up traditional Hong Kong-style cuisine for quite some time. Their banquet hall is well-furnished and decorated, and they have a main dining hall for larger parties, seating upwards of 800 guests, as well as smaller private dining areas for smaller wedding parties.
The Menu: Along with more traditional fare, including abalone, steamed dungeness crab, bird’s nest soup, beef shank, and sea bass, Royal Queen also offers pan-Asian fare like sushi and sashimi platters. Clients have the option to have Dim Sum dishes served as appetizers as well. Please call the venue for more information on menus and prices.
Services: Guests can bring their own decor and can rent out a dancefloor. Please contact the venue for available service options, including bar and bottle services.
Highlights: The venue is definitely one of the more spacious ones in the city, and has a high seating capacity if you have a long guest list.
Things to Consider: There is no free parking available at this venue. Some reviewers have noted that service was a bit lacking, others noted that although the space is beautiful for weddings, the food was lacking. Though it’s a traditional and well-known option, this venue may leave a bit to be desired in some departments.
Reviews: “I came here for a wedding banquet and the food was quite excellent. The abalone course was quality and the crispy chicken and whole fish were particularly good. Their cold cuts dish was the best I have had in a very long time. The cake was sourced from the restaurant as well, and it was surprisingly good.” —Jane, Yelp
While there are dozens of New York Chinese wedding venues to choose from beyond this list, we hope this guide will provide our New York brides a head start on planning their Chinese wedding banquet and finding the right Chinese wedding venue for them. Be sure to check out our blog for more guides on banquet planning, decorations, and traditional foods for your Chinese wedding banquet.
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