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Venues in Howard Beach, NY,
(718) 843-5055

About Us

Russo’s On The Bay, located in Howard Beach, New York, offers couples an elegant and versatile wedding venue. Founded in 1987, the building has gone through numerous renovations and expansions, keeping this location trendy and contemporary. Additionally, the owner and his family’s many years in business serve as a testament to their passion, experience, and knowledge of the wedding industry.

Facilities and Capacity

Numerous rooms are available throughout this stellar venue. The Encore offers couples a classic, sophisticated ballroom with distinctive circular chandeliers and gold accents along the walls. Up to 575 guests can enjoy this space with you while celebrating the love and commitment between you and your partner. This space is likewise flexible and can be sectioned off for slightly smaller ensembles or to function as a ceremony space. Inside the Paragon, up to 250 loved ones can join you in the festivities. This ballroom continues the contemporary flair of the Encore and can likewise be divided into sections for different sized gatherings. For rehearsal dinners or to function as a private lounge, the Rose Lounge offers cultivation in an intimate setting. This space can accommodate up to 65 individuals. The Promenade, an additional event space, provides couples an airy reception area with waterfront vistas.

Services Offered

At Russo’s On The Bay, their enthusiastic staff can take care of and arrange a variety of details. They have suggestions of florists, photographers, and DJs for you to choose from, helping you plan your wedding with ease. At your wedding, relax in the dressing room which can be attended to by a member of staff. Your guests can be greeted by the doormen as they arrive and be guided through to the reception by a gracious host or hostess. Throughout the evening, fine wine can be regularly topped up on all the tables, keeping guests satisfied. With these services and more it is sure to be an exceptional nuptial event.


From cocktail hour to the sweet treats that finish off the evening, the talented chefs at Russo’s On The Bay can cook and bake an array of sumptuous dishes. Begin the reception with stations of hors d’oeuvres and then enjoy a plated meal with appetizers and main courses. Finish with a selection of desserts and warm beverages in addition to a gorgeously designed multi-tiered cake. No matter the stage of the meal, the food here is artistically plated for a feeling of refinement.

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  • I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to Joe V and Russo's dynamic team. My daughter's wedding was held at Russo's venue on October 18, 2019 and it was AWESOME!!!!! A BIG thank you to Joe V, he is phenomenal.... Joe you are very passionate about your job, you say it and show it with all your heart. We couldn't have chosen a better place than Russo on the Bay!!!! It's worth the MONEY!!!! The service was EXCELLENT..... FOOD, STAFF and the Venue is out of this world. I thank you ALL for making my daughter's wedding a success!!! Most of all, her grand entrance made her wedding go viral and reached the SHADEROOM..... I will forever recommend Russo's On The Bay - 5 ***** Stars. Joe it was SICK!!!!! Antoinette

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden, Park, Restaurant, Rooftop, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Runners, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March

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