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Main Dining Room Brownstone

Rustic chic wedding dinner venue in Brooklyn brownstone

Practical Info

Always booked in conjunction with another space
as Half Brownstone (with Garden or Parlor)
or Full Brownstone


246 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn

A Home for your unique Brownstone Wedding

If you enter a Brooklyn Brownstone you can immediately sense that there is more to the story than the eye can capture. An old building carries and passes on joy, tears, and laughter of every single person ever living there. There are dramas and love stories. Sad farewells and happy endings.

No other space embodies this more than our cozy Main Dining Room. This space is the rustic heart of our Brownstone. It’s the gateway to the Garden, the space to sit and rest and the more laid-back, earthy counterpart to the youthful, lofty Parlor floor. As such, no event works without the elegant Main Dining Room as connector piece and grounding center.

Old buildings & young love

Maison May garden is ideal Brooklyn outdoor wedding setting

All of this is part of the irresistible beauty of such a space. Clearly, it is also a reason why couples are looking for a unique private wedding in a historic Brownstone. There is something undeniably special about a Brownstone wedding or a romantic dinner party in a building that has outlasted generations and still looks as beautiful as back when it was built. Indeed, it might be even more beautiful now as age has left its traces. Just like a great wine, the beauty of a Brownstone unfolds more and more with its aging.

And just as with any great wine, its quality slowly dawns on you until it finally unfolds: Maybe, during a private outdoor dinner in our garden, you marvel about who once lived here. Or you ask yourself how many couples raised families here while attending a Brownstone wedding. Or perhaps you feel Walt Whitman spirit passing through the garden during a romantic private dinner.

The beauty of a historic Brownstone

Original detailing of Brooklyn Brownstone makes Maison May the perfect exclusive wedding location
Original architectural details in Maison May's Brooklyn Brownstone

Another quality an old structure embraces like no other is the aspect of time: What better atmosphere for a unique private wedding is there than the aura of longevity when tying the knot? It’s almost like a marriage established in a Brownstone wedding is meant to last for eternity.

Although eternity is a too far-fetched aspiration for a simple private outdoor dinner, time still is an important factor in the success of any event. In a fast-paced city like New York, taking time to be mentally and physically present for a private dinner is one of the most romantic gestures towards people you love.

So, whether it’s a unique private wedding or a small private dinner outdoors – time is really on your side at Maison May.