Venues For Baby Shower Nyc

Whether your baby shower is a dozen friends and family members, or a couple hundred, there are plenty of great locations in NYC to host your event. From unique venues to outdoor spaces to restaurants with private areas for groups, these are some of our favorite places to host a bridal or baby shower in NYC.

Whether you’re celebrating your best friend’s upcoming wedding or helping your sister get ready to become a mother, you’ll need a unique space and some great food to host a memorable daytime affair (assuming your closet-size living room doesn’t cut it). Fortunately, the city has plenty of options: Here are some of our absolute favorite private and semi-private venues for the perfect baby shower or bridal shower in NYC.

New York Baby Shower Venues

1. MILK AND ROSES

If your ideal shower includes bottomless mimosas and brunch alfresco, it doesn’t get better than this Greenpoint mainstay. Walk through the restaurant adorned with library-style bookshelves and lipstick-red booths to the shady back patio and you’ll probably forget you’re in Brooklyn entirely. Some highlights of the Italian-leaning brunch menu are the refreshing salmon tartare with watermelon radish and cucumber sauce and the PB&J French toast garnished with berry jam and almond butter.

1110 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn; milkandrosesbk.com

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2. PALMA

What could be a more picturesque shower venue than your own private West Village carriage house? Set on quiet Cornelia Street, the intimate space is basically begging to be Instagrammed, with an interior filled with candles and flowers. We love the brunch menu, which features Italian-inspired dishes like poached eggs with prosciutto and burrata and cacio e pepe ravioli.

28 Cornelia St.; palmanyc.com

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3. BROOKLYN WINERY

An event at Brooklyn Winery feels like an escape to a bucolic Sonoma farmhouse by way of Williamsburg. The venue offers both brunch and afternoon lunch and can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 100 guests in a stylish space decorated with reclaimed wood tables, bistro chairs and antique china. The best part: Your meal is accompanied by red and white wines made right at the urban winery with grapes from all around the country.

213 N. Eighth St., Brooklyn; bkwinery.com

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4. MAMAN SOHO

The Soho outpost of the popular French café with locations all over the city is exceptionally photogenic, especially the garden, a bright and airy space with wooden farm tables, bistro lights, a covered roof and plenty of leafy decor. The enchanting and meticulously decorated space can be reserved for up to 16 people. The family-style brunch menu can be customized, but think decadent platters of mini pain au chocolat, veggie-filled quiches and multigrain bread topped with avocado and smoked salmon.

239 Centre St.; mamannyc.com

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5. PISTICCI

The food at this lovely Italian trattoria in Morningside Heights is made from local ingredients that are grown at the restaurant’s very own farm in Hudson Valley. Choose between the intimate den and the larger, more secluded wine room, which can hold up to 50 people. The team will work with you to design your perfect menu—just make sure to include some of the fresh pastas like the light and summery penne tossed with ripe tomatoes, basil and house-made mozzarella.

125 La Salle St.; pisticcinyc.com

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6. SOTTO 13

Set in an adorable West Village townhouse, Sotto 13 boasts a sun-drenched atrium and can accommodate up to 80 people without a full buyout. Food is served family-style starting with bombolini—doughnut holes filled with Nutella—before moving on to main courses like avocado toast topped with smoked salmon and focaccia French toast coated in brown butter, rosemary and vanilla crème fraîche. There’s also a handful of festive add-ons, like a champagne toast or DIY mimosa bar.

140 W. 13th St.; sotto13.com

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7. SUNDAY IN BROOKLYN

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but at Sunday in Brooklyn, you actually can. With a private dining room, a covered rooftop garden and a larger second-floor sunroom, the restaurant can accommodate gatherings for up to 150 people. Each room boasts its own unique feel (think light and bright versus wood-paneled and moody), but all are equally stylish and comfortable. Plus, the menu runs the gamut from healthy oat-milk chia bowls to lavish biscuits and gravy with poached eggs.

348 Wythe Ave., Brooklynsundayinbrooklyn.com

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8. UVA

The rustic and cozy private wine cellar at this adorable Upper East Side locale can fit up to 32 people. You can take brunch here in one of two directions: a more traditional breakfast spread of blueberry pancakes, frittatas and egg scrambles, or go for an Italian meal filled with antipasto, bruschetta, eggplant lasagna and decadent pastas. In either case, keep the Aperol spritzes and mimosas flowing (or a tasty mocktail if you’re hosting a baby shower).

1486 Second Ave; uva.com

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9. GRAND BANKS

If you’re searching for a uniquely nautical experience for a summer or early fall shower, look no further than Grand Banks. This stationary sailboat docked at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 has a Captain’s table, a semi-private space at the bow of the ship that can be reserved for up to 16 guests. Your seafood-centric meal (think: caviar hash browns, lobster rolls and more) comes with panoramic views of the Hudson River and downtown Manhattan skyline.

Pier 25 Hudson River Park; crewny.com/grandbanks

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10. GERTIE

This all-day cafe in Williamsburg boasts a partially covered backyard and light flooded private dining area, which holds anywhere from 30 to 50 guests. The vibe is casual and laid back yet trendy, and the menu features riffs on classic Jewish deli staples like bagels, smoked fish, and shmear, turkey pastrami clubs, chicken schnitzel and more.

357 Grand St., Brooklyn; gertie.nyc

Great Places to Host a Bridal or Baby Shower in NYC Vinegar Hill House

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11. VINEGAR HILL HOUSE

It doesn’t get much cuter than Vinegar Hill House in Dumbo, a New American eatery just a stone’s throw from Brooklyn Bridge Park. There’s a quaint dining room complete with a fireplace, an adorable carriage house and a leafy backyard that can be reserved for 8 to 36 seated guests.

Best Baby Shower Venues Nyc

Having a baby is definitely cause for celebration and NYC moms-to-be get festive in all kinds of ways. New Yorkers host baby showers in tea parlors, restaurants and spas, of course, but that’s just the beginning. Check out our favorite venues for baby showers in NYC, no matter what type of mom (and babe) are being feted! (Want something really out of the ordinary? Try these unique locations for NYC baby showers! In Queens? These are our top baby shower venues for your borough!) Need a gift? We recommend these experiences.

Alice’s Tea Cup
A reasonably-priced tea can be tough to find. At Alice’s Tea Cup, your shower can enjoy a full English tea service without running up a huge bill. This local chain has three locations, one on the Upper East Side one on the Upper West and one in Brooklyn Heights. Depending on your party size and preferred location, you can reserve a spot in the main dining room or rent a private room. Guests will get their fill on sweets, savory sandwiches and teas from around the world. Make a morning reservation before 11:30 a.m. on weekdays or 3 p.m. on weekends to take advantage of their Mad Morning Tea and get the best price. It includes popular breakfast foods for just $32 for one person and $44 for two people.

Alice’s Tea Cup
Two locations in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn
Online: alicesteacup.com

Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon 
If your goal is an authentic high tea with the mom-to-be, try Lady Mendl’s. Up the street from Gramercy Park, located inside The Inn at Irving Place, you’ll find a beautiful room with Victorian-style architecture and finishings. The inn offers a five-course tea with freshly baked scones and classic finger sandwiches. There is just one downside: the experience isn’t cheap. Pricing for the main tea salon, which holds up to 50 people, starts at $5000 for four hours on weekends. A more reasonable, yet still pricey, option is hosting the party in their formal library, which holds up to 20 guests. You can rent it starting at $2000 for up to 2.5 hours.

Bosie Tea Parlor
Starting at $34 per person, Bosie Tea Parlor in the West Village is a less expensive option for a high tea fête. It can accommodate up to 30 guests for seated service. In addition to its over 80 tea options,  a la carte picks include soups, salads, entrees, quiches and paninis. On weekends, it has a few brunch options that include French Toast, Baked Eggs and other continental breakfast items. It also has a small collection of tea cocktails for the non-pregnant guests.

Bosie Tea Parlor
10 Morton St.
West Village
212-352-9900
Online: bosieteaparlor.com

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The Parisian Tea Room

Parisian Tea Room: For a Tea Party with a Twist
You can hold a proper high tea at the brand new Parisian Tea Room (opens September 10), the decor of which is inspired by owner Karen E. Lozner’s visits to tea rooms in the French capital. But, Lozner’s other passion (fashion) means you can hold a tea and sewing party as well! Three-hour events are for 8 to 12 people, with high teas including waitstaff, finger sandwiches, sweets and more. 

The Parisian Tea Room
347 W. 36th St. 
Garment District
Online: theparisiantearoom.com

FOR A BABY BRUNCH

Eataly USA

SERRA by Birreria at Eataly
Escape to the Italian countryside on Eataly Flatiron’s rooftop.  A dining space that changes with the seasons, it transitions from a “flowering greenhouse” resplendent in bright pink blooms in spring to a celebration of winter beauty dubbed “Serra Alpina.” (It’s not as traditionally “girly” as the spring/summer iteration, but it’s still gorgeous.) Look for the springtime iteration to return in mid-April or so. Reservations can be made for groups up to 25 people. 

200 fifth Avenue at 23rd St.
Flatiron
212-229-2560×311
Online: eataly.com

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Jane 
This Greenwich Village bistro is the spot to host a bridal or baby shower. Many happy customers leave declaring it the best brunch in Manhattan. The Green Room, Jane’s private space, holds 40 guests for a seated, three-hour party. For $45 per person, everyone will get a starter, main course, family style sides, coffee, tea, juice, & soda. The events coordinator will work with you to customize and personalize your menu. There is no shortage of delicious entrees; we recommend including the Farm House Popover, featuring scrambled eggs, smoked ham, Gruyère and caramelized onions or the Vanilla Bean French Toast on the menu. Note: for a weekend brunch event, there is no room rental but there is a $2,600 minimum to be met before taxes and fees.

Jane
100 West Houston St.
Greenwich Village
212-254-7000
Online: janerestaurant.com

Maman

Maman
If you want your shower to have that certain je ne sais quoi (in this case, effortlessly chic rustic French charm) then head to Maman. The cafe/bakery has numerous NYC locations, all of which host events. Its newest, Maman King (pictured above), opened late January and is the largest Maman location yet!  You’ll find others in Tribeca, Soho, Greenpoint, Nomad, Cobble Hill and the Upper East Side; Marche Maman on Centre Street has an intimate outdoor garden space. In addition to romantically charming decor, you’ll dine on delectable French bites and pastries which can be served family style or as finger foods. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are available. Events can be booked for 15 guests or more; brunch rates start at $35 per person, and lunch is $40 per person. More info on events here. (Look good? Get cracking! This place is popular!)

Online: mamannyc.com

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The Crosby Street Hotel Sculpture Courtyard
For a truly luxurious, yet intimate experience with European flair, book The Crosby Street Hotel’s Sculpture Courtyard. The Soho hotel’s serene space features a tall organic tree sculpture, suspended pendant lights, and the greenery of a mix of small trees and shrubs including magnolia, hydrangea and other native plantings. Private events, held from noon-4 p.m., are capped at 25 guests, and there is a food and beverage minimum of $95/person. Rates are $6,000 for weekdays, $7,500 on weekends. Another stunning option at The Crosby Street Hotel is The Meadow Suite, which, as the name implies, has its very own garden terrace for a special celebration. 

The Crosby Suite Hotel 
79 Crosby St.
Soho
212-226-6400
Online: firmdalehotels.com

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The Bonnie/Oleg March

The Bonnie
This Astoria restaurant is known for its delicious fare and unique cocktails. The layout of the restaurant includes multiple rooms and intimate spaces that can accommodate both small and large groups. The 3 most popular areas for baby showers are The Snug Room, The Oak Room, and the outdoor Bar Garden. It has an extensive array of customizable food and drink packages available, including various party platters and open bar options. Prices vary on time and day of party.

The Bonnie
29-12 23rd Ave.
Astoria
718-274-2105
Online: thebonnie.com

Noah Fecks

Olmsted
This award-winning, popular Prospect Heights restaurant recently opened a chic private event space in the storefront next door. Featuring stylish floral wallpaper and a custom bookshelf stocked with cookbooks and collectibles, the room can host a seated affair or cocktail party for up to 30 people. The restaurant also has a charming garden open year-round thanks to heat lamps (where some of its food is grown) that can be booked. The icing on the cake?: the hallway that leads to the garden, which features an immersive, floor-to-ceiling installation of fragrant, preserved plants, moss, and lush greenery on every surface. Rates start at $95/person.

659 Vanderbilt Ave.
Prospect Heights
718-552-2610
Online: olmstednyc.com

Sunday in Brooklyn

Sunday in Brooklyn
Home to some of our favorite pancakes (and a happening brunch scene), Sunday in Brooklyn also has several event spaces ranging from casual to refined funky, and you can host a party for as few as nine people and as many as 200. (That would be a big baby shower.) Choose from an intimate private dining room for 16 on the third floor, a second floor sunroom (for 50 people, pictured), a second-floor rooftop covered garden (more casual) and more. Brunch is served family style, with creative takes on hearty classics, starting at $45 per person (unlimited drip coffee included); beverage packages offered separately. And yes, you can add on the famous malted pancakes. 

Sunday in Brooklyn
348 Wythe Ave. 
347-222-6722
Williamsburg
Online: sundayinbrooklyn.com

FOR FLORAL FUN

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Flower Girl NYC

Flower Girl NYC

This sweet Lower East Side flower shop will host your baby shower on site, or come to you. You can host a gathering of up to 24 people in the shop, with the option of catering from equally-chic cafe, Maman (see above). Add on an activity such as making floral crowns, terrariums, seasonal bouquets and more, as well as botanically-inspired favors and special decor. Showers include staff member to assist with setup and lead class. 

Showers are two hours and if on site are $900 (outside of business hours) and $2,000 during business hours. Off site showers are $1,250 with a 20 percent delivery fee. 

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