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The Café on Vanderbilt

Intimate rehearsal dinner space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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open every day
8 am to 4 pm (Winter Hours)
for Private Events for up to 28  guests
in the Evening

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270 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn

The Ideal Space for Intimate Dinners In Fort Greene, Brooklyn

What first becomes clear when you enter Maison May Vanderbilt is that you just stepped into someones home away from home. Maison May Vanderbilt’s purpose is to relax your mind, calm your soul and nourish your body. Just linger with a book or host a cozy private celebration  – our Cafe is the perfect spot for a birthday or rehearsal dinner.

Catherine May used her female intuition to create a space that wraps you like a cozy blanket. Meaningful objects interweave the entire space. But they are not just decorative items. They are an extension of Catherine’s sensibility and aesthetics.

A place for cozy gatherings

Maison May Vanderbilt outdoor cafe terrace and shop
Intimate evening party at Maison May Vanderbilt cafe

Essentially an all-day Café serving breakfast and light lunch fare, Maison May Vanderbilt soon proved that it facilitates much more. Quickly, requests for evening parties poured in. Eventually, the space on Vanderbilt became a sweet little spot for engagement and rehearsal dinners.

Obviously, there’s a reason why the Vanderbilt location spoke to people that were planning an evening party: The warm wooden communal tables, cozy interior, vintage items, and French antiques evoke notions of a French country house kitchen. Therefore, the Cafe is ideal for intimate gatherings like engagement or rehearsal dinners.

Effortless celebrations with charm

Private evening parties and rehearsal dinners at Maison May Vanderbilt

Additionally, the seasonally changing, market-driven fare makes every meal an effortless feast at Vanderbilt: From casual breakfasts over healthy lunches to relaxed evening parties.

And talking about effortless. Booking and hosting an event is just that – entirely hassle-free. Our Events team guides you through the entire booking and planning process up to the day of your event. So, whatever you celebrate – a Birthday party, retirement cocktail, engagement or rehearsal dinner – we got your back.