for 10 to 40 guests
270 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
From the moment our Café opened it was clear that it was much more than just a daytime spot for breakfast and lunch. Too deep are Maison May’s event roots, too strong Catherine May’s love for hosting gatherings and too thoughtful the interior as to not utilize the potential the spaces holds. Although, at first sight, quite different than the Brownstone, our Café has proven to be the perfect addition to the Maison May event spaces.
To offer a serene space for our guests where they can take a break, unplug and connect was always the first priority at the space on Vanderbilt Avenue. This vision reflects in everything we do from our decor over our service to our food – nothing feels rushed, forced or unnatural.
Of course, this mentality also reverberates in the events we host at the Café. Gatherings should feel like a hug from a dear old friend that you haven’t seen in a while and that you never want to end – warm, genuine and familiar. Liberated from the need to impress your guest you can fully focus on being present.
Of course, food plays an important role when gathering. We aim to provide food that is just as thoughtfully curated as the rest of our Café: Lots of whole grains and seasonal ingredients; very little gluten, dairy and processed ingredients.
The same goes for our beverages. We serve housemade shrubs and switchels, organic sodas and all our wine is biodynamic and/or natural to support a wholesome celebration.
This place hosted my wedding! The food, drinks and service were all perfect. Our servers were so kind and patient. All 48 of us had a great and memorable time. They also have a cafe around the corner for normal stuff. It's the most peaceful and stylish place in the neighborhood. I just wish the cafe was open at times I could visit after work. I'd definitely stop by often if that was the case.
We had an amazing intimate wedding. The menu was an excellent combination of delicious and healthy. The Staff were amazing -thoughtful and engergetic. It was very romantic atmosphere since the room was solely lit by candle light
I hosted my mom's 60th birthday here for 20 people and we had a wonderful experience. I worked with Claudia who was incredibly organized and very quick to respond, she made planning the event from out-of-state extremely easy; the dinner itself was also very organized and seamless. The room is also warm and beautiful, it required minimal decorations and photographs beautifully. Definitely recommend for private events!!
Came here for a baby shower. The event space on the upper level is small and intimate. The all white makes it very elegant. The food was great and the ladies who served us made is feel welcome.
Sister had her wedding here and it was great. They wanted an intimate affair with immediate family and a few close friends. This venue was perfect for them as it offered the ceremony and reception in one space. (...) The owner was very nice and just exuded French elegance. She made sure everything was as smooth as possible. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. (...)
I just attended my dear friend's baby shower last night (...). It was held upstairs on the second floor. The venue is elegant and cozy, the food, was absolutely amazing! (...) The staff was always available to refresh your beverage, get you what you needed, without feeling intrusive. The staff and the event was very well run! I will highly recommend this place to family and friends who are looking to hire special event venues. We all had a lovely time! (...)