Maison May Vanderbilt:
open daily from 8 am to 5 pm
270 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
Maison May Dekalb:
open for weekend brunch & private events
246 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
Maison May’s journey has neither a clear beginning nor a defined end.
It is the story of a desire that slowly and steadily grew into a dream. Finally evolved into a clear vision and now physically manifests itself as a lifestyle brand.
As much as it is the story of a brand, it is also the story of women. Maison May is the true expression of owner and founder Catherine May’s French upbringing and her aesthetic.
After years as a successful restaurateur during which she fed & nourished innumerable guests, Catherine felt ready to move on to the next level. She wanted to create a private event space and boutique wedding venue where people could celebrate, gather around a table and enjoy a shared meal. All while having the feeling to be at someone’s home.
She used her expertise and – more importantly – her strong intuition to create a space and build a team that would carry her vision and help her do just that.
More than sharing food, she wanted Maison May to instantly elicit an atmosphere of warmth and safety that only a home can have. Her desire was it to create an overall experience that would transport you & your guests for the time of their parties into her own home.
Upon walking into any of our private event spaces, would it be on Dekalb or Vanderbilt Avenue, guests can instantly feel an effortless easiness that’s inherent to every room. Everything is designed to instantly relax your mind and body. This laid-back elegance, paired with generous yet healthy, honest and ethical food, is what draws guests to our space in the first place. Once they’ve experienced our welcoming embrace many of them come back again and again.
Over the past decade, the Maison May Brownstone became a top destination for private events and a boutique wedding venue. Maison May hosted hundreds of showers for brides and moms to be. Our staff helped dozens of guests to throw the perfect birthday party. We welcomed countless couples and their guests on their wedding day.
And just as we saw former brides coming back to us as mothers-to-be, we too grew and extended.
Maison May Vanderbilt, right around the corner from the Brownstone, opened its doors in 2016. It quickly became a neighborhood staple and the most important ambassador of our lifestyle brand. Open daily as a Cafe and Atelier it has induced countless smiles and created unforgettable memories: As a venue for boutique weddings, parties and showers or simply serving a beautiful plate of food to a lunch guest.
At heart, this is what we love to do: Bring integrity to your plate & help to create connections between people for the time of a celebration.
We hope to welcome you soon.
Catherine May & the Maison May Team.