The Center for Brooklyn History 128 Pierrepont Street • Brooklyn • NY 11201


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Founded in 1863 as the Brooklyn Historical Society, this handsome brick building has been recently renovated to add top-tier, modern event amenities. Now maintained by the Brooklyn Public Library, it’s conveniently located in Brooklyn Heights just steps from the Promenade. 
  • Othmer Library—the center’s main gathering hall—is a grand, timeless space for celebrations, with a soaring ceiling, two-story arched windows, ornate woodwork, and an elevated level overlooking the impressive collection of books and ephemera. 
  • Your rental supports the library, and ensures its multitude of resources—pubic education programs, access to research materials, museum pass programs, musical instrument lending, and so much more—can continue to benefit both its local community and the city as a whole.


For individual clients, the venue fee includes a $1,500 Whitman Circle membership (and it's tax-deductible)!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $4,250–10,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
  • The rental fee includes 8-hour access to the space, with a 2-hour load in and a 1-hour load out. Additional time may be available for $500/hour.

    Great Hall  | $5,000–6,500
    Othmer Library (ceremony only) | $4,250–5,500
    Othmer Library | $5,500–7,500
    Great Hall & Othmer Library | $7,000–10,000

Administrative Fee
  • 12%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 120 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 180 0
Reception Seated 150 10
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$





Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible



Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Non-Profit
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape


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