Written by Hannah Nowack
Photography by Jenny Fu Studio
Our first micro weddings was highlighted in the The Knot's Spring 2021 issue.
April 24, 2020
By Kaitlin Menza
Photo By Amber Gress Photography
"Here, we talked to Amy Hufft, the head of global marketing and communications at Shopify, and Kourtney Howell, a clinical research associate in health care. Following a “terrible” engagement, they held a celebration designed by professional event producers last fall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It included navy and black tuxes, an Amy-shaped piñata, and a dessert display of doughnuts dangling from iridescent umbrellas."
Carats & Cake
"Beattie proposed to Willa while on a weeknight dinner date at their favorite sushi spot in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Although they took some time to enjoy their engagement before dibing into the planning process, as a Brooklyn Native, Willa never really considered any other location besides her hometown."
December 27, 2019
By Kaitlin Menza
Photo By Kris Mae
"Here, we spoke with a couple who had such profound experiences with the wedding industry — good and bad, before they got engaged and during the planning process — that they decided to join the industry themselves. Marteal Mayer is the co-founder of the Greenpoint-based Loulette Bride, and Zach Mayer is the founder of Oak and Honey Catering. The couple was married in September 2017 at Dobbin St in Williamsburg."
August 27th, 2019
By Billy McEntree
Dobbin St — the former-factory-now-event-space located at 64 Dobbin Street in Williamsburg — is introducing a new incubator program called Dobbin St Concepts. The event space is opening its doors to New York City creatives and allowing them to produce, build, and curate an event that is impactful for the community.
This program is now accepting open submissions each month for cutting edge event concepts needing real estate support. If chosen, the winner of Dobbin St Concepts will not only have access to the venue but will also be assigned an experienced Dobbin St team member who will support by sharing resources and their expertise.
July 16, 2018
Photo By Unique Lapin Photography
The couple set their wedding date for September 29, 2018, booking Dobbin St in Brooklyn as their venue. “The rooftop has an incredible view of the Manhattan skyline, which was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and cocktail hour,” says Maria. The modern aesthetic was just the right setting for the couple’s sunset-inspired vision, so they got to work teaming up with local vendors and friends alike to make it all happen. “It was amazing to find out how tight-knit the wedding community in the city is,” Maria recalls.
July 16, 2018
By Jenny Comita
Designed in hues to match the natural backdrop of Dobbin St.
The nuptials of Willa Gross and Beattie Carothers, which took place at Dobbin St this past October, were, indeed, playful, modern, and authentic—not to mention unique and pretty enough to set off a major Pinterest frenzy. The couple did a first look on the rooftop, followed by photos around the neighborhood, before the night's festivities got started. The ceremony scene was set with dried palm fronds and more orange accents. The mustard yellow yarmulkes were personalized with the couple's names and wedding date. The couple said their “I dos” at sunset on Dobbin St's rooftop terrace, just a few doors down from the bowling alley where they had their first date. The couple customized their ceremony playlist with music by their favorite bands. The wedding walked to “I Found a Reason” by the Velvet Underground, while Willa entered to “Life's A Gas” by T. Rex.
After the ceremony, everyone sipped Negronis and Manhattans toasting to the stunning city skyline with their 150 guests before heading downstairs for a family-style dinner. Another win for the evening: an ice cream truck, which served up scoops in lieu of a wedding cake.
Wednesday, July 4th
Doors open at 5PM
Good Room Presents:
Good Roof at Dobbin St
with Nancy Whang
(DFA, LCD Soundsystem) - (dj set) Love Tempo
(Justin Strauss + Billy Caldwell)
Disco and fireworks as we celebrate July 4th at Good Roof at Dobbin St. The party will feature LCD Soundsystem's Nancy Whang doing a DJ set, plus Good Room residents Justin Strauss & Billy Caldwell as Love Tempo. Anyone who came through to the Good Roof party series last year knows how perfect the Dobbin St rooftop is for a party and you can't get much better views of Manhattan for the fireworks. Food on the day by Burger Supreme.
February 14, 2018
Winter Series: Screening of She's Gotta Have It
Luxury event space Dobbin St kicks off its inaugural winter film series with Spike Lee's 1986 rom-com. Nibble on free treats from Colonia Verde, Davey's Ice Cream, Wild Flour and Mojo Mousse and hit the cash bar to grab beverages from Ithaca Beer and The Pinot Project. Play your cards right and you may walk out with a gift giveaway from Catbird, Otherwild or Skudin Surf. The best part? The event benefits the Ali Forney Center, an organization dedicated to helping homeless LGBT youth.
February 19, 2018
Being an industry pro and putting on your own wedding can be a daunting task. So many expectations by your friends, family, and most of all yourself! I can’t even imagine having to chose what to wear as a bridal designer, but Marteal – super cool designer behind Loulette Bride – shows us how it’s done in her tropical, jungle party in Brooklyn.
How does a bridal designer choose just one wedding dress? Well for starters, why not two fabulous custom gowns? And better yet, why not make bridal separates?! She imagined a collared crop top (so chic & unique!) with a flouncy, full skirt that is so twirl-worthy (I’ve tried them on! Marteal‘s skirts are so dreamy!)
For the reception, she went full force on the 3D floral trend, creating a sparkling dress with metallic leather flower appliques. Both gowns are so imaginative and beyond fun – perfect for their New Orleans jazz band jungle party!
Next on the to-do, turning their urban Williamsburg venue into a tropical paradise. Using their budget wisely, they rented foliage rather than purchased. Not only is this totally eco-friendly (yay!) but much cheaper for a bigger mass of greenery, and it totally filled Dobbin St.
September 21, 2017
On November 19, 2016, 150 family members and friends joined Diandra and Luke in Brooklyn for a wedding that felt like home. Why? Because it was as close to home as the couple could get! “We were the very first wedding at Trinity Grace Church, a church plant that we helped start,” says Diandra. “It’s right in our neighborhood, as are the hotel and reception venue.” For the reception, they sought a raw space that they could fill with a moody, fall palette of dark blue, gray, and maroon. “Dobbin Street provided so many options for how we could really make it our own,” says the bride. With help from the designers at Rye Workshop, friend and wedding coordinator Stefanie Wessner and photographs by For the Love of It, this Williamsburg wedding is full of autumn inspiration.
On the roof of Dobbin Street, a new wedding venue in Brooklyn, guests sipped boulevardiers (think Negronis with rye instead of gin) and sidecars (with cognac and Cointreau) as they settled into mid-century-inspired lounge areas. Clear acrylic cocktail tables covered clusters of cotton and pillar candles.
August 23rd, 2017
White Material techno prodigy Galcher Lustwerk brings his sun bleached four-on-the-floor beats and lush house techno jams to this rooftop party.
July 17, 2017
Dobbin St. Vintage Co-op
Troll this vintage treasure trove's Instagram account (@dobbinstcoop) daily to nab dreamy and affordable home goods from the '60s and '70s. 37 Norman Ave (929-900-5441, dobbinstreetcoop.com).
The rustic American bistro serves small plates such as charcuterie and grilled oysters. Wash 'em down with the signature cocktail: the Cherry Point Sour. 644 Manhattan Ave (718-389-3828, cherrypointnyc.com).
Get down during this new afternoon rooftop-party series, hosted by the folks from Good Room. 64 Dobbin St (718-302-0400, dobbinst.com); $20.
June 30, 2017
Christopher Tarantino, Will Pulos and Miles Raymer
Late-night Greenpoint go-to Good Room embraces the sunshine with its new house-and-disco summer series atop nearby Dobbin St. The rooftop at the renovated factory has some pretty stellar views of the Manhattan skyline, a full bar and some seriously body-shaking talent. Past guests include LCD Soundsystem labelmates Holy Ghost! and U.K. tripsters Psychemagik, and upcoming stars like disco don Tornado Wallace, electro vet the Juan MacLean and techno figureheads such as Marcellus Pittman and Galcher Lustwerk should ensure that the crowds come back for seconds and thirds all season.
64 Dobbin St, Brooklyn (718-302-0400, goodroombk.com). Every other Sun 3–9pm; $20.
Next up: Sun 16
June 11, 2017
Every other Sunday, the Greenpoint danceteria will bring electronic acts like The Juan MacLean and Nicky Siano to the rooftop of Dobbin St, while Roberta’s slings pizza in the courtyard below. 64 Dobbin St.
May 10, 2017
What’s better than a rooftop bar and a summer music concert? How about a combination of the two. Starting Memorial Day weekend, Greenpoint dance club the Good Room presents a very special summer lineup on the rooftop of event space Dobbin St (located at 64 Dobbin St). Happening every other Sunday, the events showcase a range of local talent and international favorites. The opening party date features famed synth-pop duo Holy Ghost!—and upcoming events include OG Studio 54 resident Nicky Siano, Detroit's Marcellus Pittman and experimental DFA records artist (and LCD Soundsystem collaborator) the Juan MacLean.
These afternoon dance parties go down at the newly renovated space located around the corner from Good Room and less than a block from McCarren Park. Food will be provided by Roberta’s, and a full bar will keep you juiced up and ready to dance into the night.
May 18, 2017
GOOD ROOF | @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St)
We’ve all been waiting for rooftop rosé season, and it’s finally here. Good Room and Dobbin St are collab-ing to serve up a series of daytime rooftop rockouts. Happening every other Sunday, Good Roof starts up on Memorial Day and wraps up in mid-September. With its picturesque view of Manhattan, Dobbin St has one of the coolest rooftops in the neighborhood (and they also happen to be doing a bunch of sunset movie screenings up there too). We are most excited to dance our asses off to Holy Ghost!, Studio 54 legend Nicky Siano, Psychemagik, and Juan MacLean. Roberta’s will be serving ‘za in the courtyard at every event and Dobbin St will have a full bar going on the rooftop.
There’s limited space on the roof and tickets will sell out so you should grab them on Resident Advisor ASAP. Tickets are $20 advanced or $30 at the door (if they last).
May 12, 2017
Brooklyn hotspot Good Room has expanded its reach to include the Good Roof, an outdoor venue located on a nearby rooftop.
The new partnership combines Good Room with Dobbin St., a newly renovated factory with a rooftop that provides a clear shot of the Manhattan skyline. Delivering all the amenities one could need, popular restaurant Roberta's will provide a gourmet menu in the courtyard. Musical curation for each event features international and local artists, including Galcher Lustwerk, Marcellus Pittman, Juan MacLean, Joey Anderson, Project Pablo, Psychemagik and more.
Good Roof is set to open on Memorial Day, May 29, with DFA Records' affiliates Holy Ghost! and support from FIXED local selectors JDH & Dave P.
View Good Roof's calendar of events here
Here Comes the Guide Staff
New York City's most populous borough has also become its hippest, most dynamic as well. The diversity of well-preserved historic neighborhoods, a thriving waterfront with spectacular views (including the Brooklyn Bridge and Lady Liberty), the magnificent oasis of Prospect Park, and the revitalized industrial areas pulsating with creative energy all provide unique settings for a wedding. All you have to do is pick a venue to match your vision!
Location: 64 Dobbin Street
Style: Minimalist industrial meets urban luxury
Fab Feature: The Rooftop Terrace with its panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline!
Event Space Highlights: The Rooftop Terrace is perfect for an al fresco ceremony. Receptions unfold in The Main Space, which is light-filled thanks to three skylights and boasts a 22-foot ceiling, polished concrete floor, and a state-of-the-art Bose Surround Sound System. It opens to a secluded courtyard with a vertical garden—the ideal spot for guests to mingle in the fresh air.
Extra Perk: There’s a private mezzanine lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows where guests can relax while observing all the action on the first floor.
Catering: Choose from list or bring your own.
February 7, 2017
Prepare for a festival highlighting dollhouse desserts and Instagrammable treats as Dessert Goals returns to New York for a second run. The dessert-themed gathering, which will take place on March 25th and 26th, comes from founders Miraya Berke and Liang Shi, who reportedly sold-out last year’s event in 10 minutes.
The two-day event will take place at Dobbin St., a Williamsburg event space. Tickets are $15 and go on sale Thursday, February 9th. There will be a small number of early bird tickets for $10.
January 31, 2017
This wedding styled shoot by Michelle Perez of Michelle Perez Events combines subtle hints of golden age style and 1920s inspiration with contemporary design elements for a chic and elegant result in a hip urban city setting. Beautifully framed with photography by J&R Photograph at events venue Dobbin St.
On Saturday, January 28th, Greenpoint’s Dobbin St is hosting an evening of dancing, exhibited artwork, and a 4-hour open bar, with proceeds donated to Planned Parenthood.
The team at Tickled HOT Pink partnered with Medium Rare to put together a bevy of food and drink sponsors plus a set of live DJs that all together makes up PLAN A!, a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood.
January 19, 2017
Check out Plan A!, a dance party and art auction, open bar and fundraiser. Continuing a program of cultural events at Dobbin St., this party is a collaboration with Tickled HOT Pink and Medium Rare, presenting an array of local food and drink vendors including Sixpoint Brewery and The Meatball Shop.
Editor's Quick Picks: Plan A! a Dance Party for Planned Parenthood at Dobbin St
January 28, 2017
The highly acclaimed documentary film Los Sures is back! Shot by Diego Echeverria on 16mm film in 1984, this documentary tells the story of “The Southside” of Williamsburg, a far different neighborhood from what we know today. If there was ever a film to be considered required viewing for anyone living in Williamsburg, this is that film.
December 7, 2016
Dobbin St. is a new “luxury event space” that occasionally throws non-luxury events. For Halloween, they hosted a screening of Suspiria and went all out, washing the space in Dario Argento’s signature evil-pink light and amassing a band to do the live score. They even threw in some popcorn, a bar, and prep school-style beds for good measure.
Dobbin Street writes that, “as a new events space in Williamsburg,” they feel compelled “to engage with the neighborhood’s history and the culture of a community perhaps lost, save for this cinematic relic.” That’s all well and good, except for the “perhaps lost” part. Ask Debbie Madinaand she’ll tell you the southside community’s sense of unity and place is as strong as ever, even if a great deal of families have been displaced.
This Dreamy Wedding Tablescape Gives
New Meaning to "Rustic Chic"
December 1, 2016
Often brides and grooms hire Hessney and Co to handle all décor and production, but have yet to decide on a venue. Luckily, planners can help you find a venue, which is why I always tell couples to hire a planner or find a venue first. Then, go from there. For this project, we collaborated with one of our go-to wedding planners, Laura Remmert. Laura suggested a new industrial-chic wedding venue in Williamsburg called Dobbins Street, a luxury event site with indoor and outdoor space including a light-filled room with 22-foot vaulted ceilings.
in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
A small event space in Greenpoint turned into a mini version of Willy Wonka’s candy factory Sunday as sweet-loving foodies packed in to try an array of New York desserts.
The inaugural Dessert Goals festival featured treats from 21 different venues, spread throughout the first floor and rooftop at 64 Dobbin St. From Taikai ice cream served in fish-shaped cones to the frosted offerings of Doughnut Plant, dragon fruit-bowls from Baba Cool to Wowfulls' gai dàn jai (egg waffles), there was something for everyone’s tastes.
Attendees said the venue, at 8,900 square feet, was a great place to try out offerings, as vendors were positioned throughout in the main hall, a garden space and on the roof, which offered a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline.
September 12, 2016
About 20 vendors from all five boroughs will come together at 64 Dobbin St for the all-dessert party, from the San Francisco-born Boba Guys to the bite-size artworks that are Mini Melanie’s truffles and, the frozen hit of the summer, Wowfulls’ Hong Kong-style waffle ice cream “cones.” Each dessert maestro is not only bringing their own goodies — several of them will be collaborating on special treats just for the festival.
How about a way to burn off the sugar rush that comes with six hours (noon-6 p.m.) of tastings? Dessert Goals will also have a special a photo garden decorated to complement your treats, plus demonstrations, workshops and a free candy shop to keep the buzz going all the way home.
September 13, 2016
New Yorkers are spoiled when it comes to food festivals—we've got fests dedicated to everything from dumplings to hot sauce, jerk chicken to oysters. And now, finally, NYC has a festival devoted to all things dessert—now we're talking.
On Sunday, October 23rd from noon to 6pm, Dessert Goals fest will be taking over Williamsburg's 64 Dobbin St with treats from 20 vendors: Expect bubble tea from Boba Guys, ice cream sandwiches from Melt Bakery, Hong Kong egg waffles from Wowfulls and artisanal Twinkies from Jae NYC Eats available for purchase.
Beyond the bites, the festival will feature a rooftop lounge, workshops on dessert photo styling and a photo garden built specifically to Instagram needs, as well as a coffee "experience" with unlimited Intelligentsia brews. Early bird tickets go on sale today at noon for only ten bucks—don't forget to bring your stretchy pants.
October 24, 2016
The first-annual OMG Dessert Goals festival brought together some of the most inventive and fun dessert vendors and companies from across NYC.
To say Sunday’s event was a success would be an understatement. The line to get in never seemed to die down during the six-hour long festival, and vendors were more than willing to meet their customers face-to-face.
“It was awesome, it exceeded our expectations of happiness and fun,” Berke said. “Exactly what we wanted.”
More than 20 vendors lined the walls (and rooftop) of Dobbin St, a quaint, open venue in the heart of Williamsburg. Ticketholders were able to roam freely throughout the space for 90 minutes, giving plenty of time to fuel up on sugar.
November 10, 2016
The sold-out Dessert Goals festival—held at the Dobbin St event space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on October 23—was created to celebrate all things sweet.
Attendees could then practice their new Instagram skills in the venue’s photo garden, which was specifically designed for dessert photography “so everyone could get the perfect shot,” Shi said. On hand were a variety of patterned backdrops, extra plates for arranging sweets, and ample natural light for shooting. In addition, pre-styled plates of the desserts were available for photographing, not eating.
Have you noticed the strange new blue building near McCarren Park? It’s called Dobbin St. for the short street it sits on, and if it’s Instagram is any indicator, they’ve been hosting some wild events lately.
This halloween week, Dobbin St will transform for one night only into an immersive homage to Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film “Suspiria”. The film will be projected within a site-specific installation inspired by Dario Argento’s colorful vision and cinematography. Furthermore, the classical music ensemble The Nouveau Classical Project will perform, taking inspiration from the film’s original score by the Italian band Goblin.
This unique hybrid event kicks off Dobbin St’s forthcoming program of cultural events designed to support and cultivate the arts community of North Brooklyn.
October 26, 2017
Greenpointers! We have a pair of tickets to the sold out screening of Suspiria at Dobbin St tomorrow evening and we’d love to offer them to one lucky reader!
On Thursday night, Dobbin St., will transform into an immersive homage to Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film, Suspiria.
Join us for a projected screening of the film within our site-specific installation inspired by Dario Argento’s colorful vision and cinematography. Furthermore, the classical music ensemble The Nouveau Classical Project will perform, taking inspiration from the film’s original score, composed by the Italian band Goblin.
This unique hybrid event kicks off Dobbin St’s forthcoming program of cultural events designed to support and cultivate the arts community of North Brooklyn.
October 21, 2016
Before Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson slip on ballet flats for the 2017 remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror masterpiece, Suspiria, revisit the original at this immersive screening. Dobbin St in Greenpoint is illuminated in bold colors that pay homage to the movie’s vivid imagery, and the Nouveau Classical Project performs their rendition of the film’s score. If you’re going to do Halloween, might as well make it highbrow.
October 7, 2016
With not one but two horror film festivals coming up, you’re going to have to make some serious viewing decisions. Make sure to factor this in: Dobbin St, a new event space in Greenpoint, is launching its public programming with a screening of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, and they’re going all-out to replicate the creeptastic vibe of the 1977 classic, right down to live music inspired by the spine-tingling soundtrack.
Cozy Venues: Dobbin St
Formerly a run-down shoe-polish factory, Dobbin St opened in June as an inviting event space with a 3,500-square-foot party room boasting three skylights, room-length lines of hanging Muuto pendants, and pink accent walls. Couples are provided a private area with floor-to-ceiling windows, and, for the after-party—if weather permits—there’s a rooftop terrace overlooking Manhattan. While the rental fee includes access to all areas, the hidden courtyard, which gets tented in the winter and is landscaped by Sprout Brooklyn in Boston Ivies, junipers, and vines, is perfect for intimate weddings.
The list of preferred caterers includes neighborhood farm-to-table restaurants like Marlow & Sons and the Fat Radish. From $4,000. 64 Dobbin St., nr. Wythe Ave.; 718-302-0400 dobbinst.com
Dobbin St is a new tailored event space and wedding venue just steps away from McCarren Park, and next Tuesday they’re hosting an open house for the local community. Partnered with Wedding Crashers, Brooklyn’s wedding fair and event series, this open house event will include preferred vendors Magnolia Bakery, Silkstone Catering, Il Buco Vita, Jove Meyer Events, Designs by Ahn, Scratch DJ Academy, and Broadway Party Rentals.
As someone who recently got engaged, I can say it’s not easy considering all your ceremony, reception, and party options! But for one night only, NYC’s best vendors, event planners, and caterers will all be under one roof showcasing their skills and offering advice. Furthermore, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Kelly Guenther will be on hand shooting five “mini-engagement sessions” throughout the night.
But Dobbin St isn’t only for weddings: 22-foot vaulted ceilings, a secret courtyard, and a massive roof-deck with awesome views of the Manhattan skyline paired with the interior minimalist vibe, all makes for a luxurious, left of field events space in the heart of Brooklyn. Having just opened last month, Dobbin St has dates booked for birthday parties, corporate events, screenings and exhibitions.
If you’re looking for help with your wedding or engagement party… or, ya know, just like to party and want to meet your new neighbors, stop by Tuesday evening for a drink on the roof of this new events space!