Consider the Location:
Situated on the waterfront in the vibrant neighborhood of Dumbo, Smack Mellon offers a truly unique venue for private parties and corporate events. The building is across the street from the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Park between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges with breathtaking views of the City skyline.

Consider the Dramatic Architecture:
Located in the recently renovated "Boiler Building", Smack Mellon's gallery is an especially exciting space with tremendous architectural elements. The 6,000 square foot gallery boasts a ceiling that soars to 35 feet. There are 25 windows on two levels providing beautiful light and a spectacular view of Manhattan and the East River. 

Consider the Convenience:
Smack Mellon is just one subway stop from Manhattan with easy access to the BQE, Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges and ample parking in nearby garages. The building is handicap accessible.

Dates currently available for rental: 

In 2018: March 1 - 4, May 16 -18, 20 - 28, July 3 - 6, 8, August 22 - September 1, September 3 - 6, September 8 - 23, November 12 - 25.

In 2019: Dates to announced soon! 

Contracts for some of the above dates might already be out for review. We do not make soft holds for dates. To officially reserve a date, we require a signed contract, membership fee and rental fee. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis.

Since we are primarily an art gallery, we only rent in between our exhibitions and only book one year in advance.  Upper level members may rent the gallery for private events. Please visit the membership page for more information about additional membership benefits.

Preliminary info and the rates, including membership fees and rental fees:

Monday through Thursday
$5,000 ($4,000 is a tax-deductible membership fee + $1,000 rental fee)

$7,000 ($5,000 is a tax-deductible membership fee + $2,000 rental fee)

$8,000 ($5,000 is a tax-deductible membership fee + $3,000 rental fee)

$7,000 ($5,000 is a tax-deductible membership fee + $2,000 rental fee)

Parties with a max of 150 seated are required to use one of these two layouts options. Parties with a max of 100 people may also choose to use this layout.  There is no required layout for parties with less than 74 people.  

The rental fee is for a 12 hour period. The space includes dimming overhead lights and a separate prep area with an electric stove, sink and refrigerator.

Smack Mellon does not provide any rental equipment or catering services.

If you would like to view the space, feel free to drop by during public gallery hours during exhibitions.  If there is no exhibition on view, the gallery will be closed to the public. Please visit our Current Exhibitions page for times and date.  (The gallery is always closed Mon-Tues.)

If you would like to schedule an appointment to go over details please call 718.834.8761, or email 

Check out recent press:

Martha Stewart Weddings, The 9 Best Brooklyn Wedding Venues
Brides, A Brooklyn Wedding Planner's James Bond Meets Mad-Men Bash 
DNAinfo, How to Get Hitched Brooklyn-Style, Without Breaking the Bank
New York, Killer Views
The Hitch, Top Brooklyn Wedding Venues
New York, Weddings
Brokelyn, A Caterer’s Money-Saving Wedding Tips
New York, Check Out the View
New York Magazine, Weddings Album
Huffington Post, Style
New York Magazine, Best Party Venue

Recent photo and film clients include: 

Condé Nast, NBC Universal, HBO, Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, Elle Magazine, among others...