Avoid a catering-hall feel at Skylight One Hanson. The massive restored bank, current home of the Brooklyn Flea, recalls the opulence of the Roaring Twenties. With such striking architecture — tiled ceilings, rows of columns, 40-foot windows — decoration is superfluous.
Skylight One Hanson, One Hanson Place, Williamsburg (718-230-0400 or skylightnyc.com).
Get hitched in a centuries-old barn at Full Moon Farm. The Catskill homestead has an updated yet rustic farmhouse for the wedding party with plenty of B&Bs within twenty miles for guests.
Tom Colicchio’s restaurant, Riverpark, offers East River views, the possibility of a dramatic entrance (down a winding staircase), space for more than 300, and unquestionably amazing food.
Riverpark, 450 East 29th Street, between First Avenue and FDR Drive (212-729-9790 or riverparknyc.com).
Sleek and squeaky-clean Czech modernism mixes with lacquer and high-gloss wood. The Machinist Age-style bar and ballroom impress. A slick little cinema (with red leather seats) does double duty as a chapel.
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, between First and Second Avenues (646-422-3399 ornew-york.czechcentres.cz).