My bf (oh wait, now he's my FIANCE!) and I are planning an Oct cityhall wedding in Brooklyn. We will have a really small ceremony and then a larger lunch with extended family before heading off to our cocktail party/reception with the whole gang.
We were not initially planning to add lunch, but now we realize that we probably won't be eating anything at the party itself and it would be a good idea not to be starving. We will probably be 15-20 people and we do have one person with a shellfish allergy. We contacted Brooklyn Fare to see if they would do a private lunchtime event, but no dice.
It would be most ideal to find someplace similar to that, especially since they have experience with a tasting menu that takes place for a specific time (I believe theirs is two hours,) which would be awesome for planning/transportation purposes and photographer purposes.
Any ideas?! Our cocktail venue is in cobble hill so we're not trying to trek out to Billyburg or anything- sticking in the area from Park Slope-->Ft Greene-->DUMBO-->Downtown is a must.
We also thought about Colony, but neither of us have ever eaten there.
Edited to add- by "formal" I mean reasonably nice and well-served. Everyone but us will be in cocktail attire, not tuxes or anything.