Alger House
45 Downing St, New York, NY

Alger House

45 Downing St
New York, NY 10014
Neighborhood: Downtown/ Manhattan > Greenwich Village
Alger House, New York — Alger House Ballroom
45 Downing St
New York, NY 10014
Neighborhood: Downtown/ Manhattan > Greenwich Village

Maximum Capacity: 275 people
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One of the unique, sought-after Venues for Weddings, events and family celebrations, a unique & chic loft-like carriage house adorned with art, architectural details, plants, beautiful furnishings, elevator, piano and stained glass windows. Extraordinary and affordable catering, the best attentive and professional staff NYC has to offer.
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Alger House, New York — Alger House Ballroom

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12/12/2011

"A Cool Classy Find in The Village", An Eventective User from NY, NY
When my wife and I started planning our wedding we both knew that we wanted a smaller wedding (under 60 people) and a scenic venue. We are both native New Yorkers and we agreed that it should be a wedding based in New York (we both have family here as well). By chance, my sister in law happened to be working right near the Alger House (in the village) and she mentioned how nice the location was to my wife. We looked it up online and than made an appointment to tour it within a week.

The interior is very.....sunny i guess you could say. They have very pretty lighting and even some trees indoors. It's very cheery. The Alger house is (in my opinion) an art gallery in its own right. There are stunning paintings and statues everywhere you look. They have many chandeliers and lots of high ceilings. Let me put it this way, I would LOVE to live there (haha!). My wife has a finer palate than I so she picked out most of the food (I did however pick out the Sea Trout!). ALL of the food was delicious, and I do mean ALL of it. Several of our guests mentioned the great food and menu choices to us. We had a smaller wedding (58 people) but the venue could have EASILY accommodated a far bigger party. They have another location in Manhattan but its bigger than this one and this location was perfect for our wedding. Overall would I recommend the Alger House? Yes definitely (although I hopefully will not be needing to rent another wedding venue in my lifetime!).

8/22/2011

"Great Venue !", An Eventective User from Brooklyn, NY
The venue is absolutely gorgeous for an intimate, indoor/outdoor wedding. Offering a spectacular sunset view on a beautiful weather day, the rooftop offers fantastic photo opportunites of the Manhattan skyline, over the Hudson River, SoHo, and downtown area. As you descend the chic spolighted staircase, you enter into a dimly lit dining hall that oozes intimacy and relaxation. One small nitpick was the dance floor. It was on small side, and cannot accomodate a crowd of 40 people doing the Electric Slide! It was also located underneath the staircases, which led to some tables having their view obstructed during the toasts and first dance.

While the venue is worth the 4-star treatment, the food was excellent. The shrimp cocktail tasted
wonderful.The dumplings were also great.

For the main course, the sirloin (over a bed of clunky/clotted mashed potatoes) was fantastic. The chilean seabass was perfectly cooked with brilliant flavors, melting in your mouth with every bite.

Dessert offerings included the chocolate covered strawberries, which were a big hit, while the ice cream didn't really taste like ice cream.

There were extensive options at the bar. My favorite whiskeys (Glenlivet, Jameson, and Chivas Regal) were all available. The bartender was very attentive and accomodating to my rapid-firing requests that were bound to annoy anyone else. Every drink (even customized ones) were made with precision and perfect taste. Superb!

A great experience if you forget the food. Just remember the view, drinks, and most importantly, remember it for the bride and groom!
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Entire Facility, Alger House, New York — The Great Room is the entire parlor floor of the 30 x 85 foot carriage house.  Over 100 guests can be seated beyond the bar and staircase for a sit-down dinner.  Or tables can be arranged at the ends and sides of the room for a buffet, leaving the center open.  The large objects and furnishings of this room support a grand intimacy even for small groups of 25 to 50 guests.
The Great Room is the entire parlor floor of the 30 x 85 foot carriage house. Over 100 guests can be seated beyond the bar and staircase for a sit-down dinner. Or tables can be arranged at the ends and sides of the room for a buffet, leaving the center open. The large objects and furnishings of this room support a grand intimacy even for small groups of 25 to 50 guests.

Photos published with permission of Alger House

Entire Facility, Alger House, New York — The Great Room is the entire parlor floor of the 30 x 85 foot carriage house.  Over 100 guests can be seated beyond the bar and staircase for a sit-down dinner.  Or tables can be arranged at the ends and sides of the room for a buffet, leaving the center open.  The large objects and furnishings of this room support a grand intimacy even for small groups of 25 to 50 guests.Entire Facility, Alger House, New York — The Great Room of Alger House can accommodate up to 110 seated guests with dancing.Entire Facility, Alger House, New York — One of the many unique interior details at Alger House.Entire Facility, Alger House, New York — The second-floor Chippendale-style Garden Room is a perfect secondary lounge and bar area, bride's or press room.Entire Facility, Alger House, New York — James Beard and two graces look down on the French-oak buffet table.Entire Facility, Alger House, New York — Elegant silver chafers on the buffet table at the near end of the Great Room.Entire Facility, Alger House, New YorkEntire Facility, Alger House, New York — Alger House easily accommodates workshops and meetings.Entire Facility, Alger House, New York — An intimate dinner with dancing in the center of the room.
Alger House, a 1906 mansion-like carriage house on a lovely lane in Greenwich Village was converted into an exciting, creative space with the characteristics of a moder loft, artist's atelier and magnificant private ballroom, perfect for 25 to 110 guests.

The Great Room and Garden Room are richly adorned with paintings, sculptures, fine furnishing and architectural details, supporting a most magical atmosphere, eclectic but very harmonious.

Alger House combines the finest cuisine and services in its very special interiors for a truly unforgettable event.
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