Gender-reveal parties may be a fad, but baby showers will never go out of style. Whether you’re looking for a small venue for your closest friends or a larger location where you can party all night, we’ve gathered the best locations in NYC that will cater to all your baby shower venue ideas. These affordable locations are perfect for those on a budget, because we know having a baby ain’t gonna be cheap. Here are our favorite affordable locations for brunch, dancing, outdoor parties, and everything in between.
Wythe Hotel - Outdoor GardenNeighborhood: Williamsburg
Looking for a beautiful place to host your baby shower? The 1,200-square-foot garden terrace at Wythe Hotel can accommodate up to 60 dinner guests (or, if you want to skip dinner and do just cocktails, you can invite up to 150 people!). Adorned with gorgeous string lights and crawling greenery, the terrace (available April through November) is an Insta-worthy spot your guests won’t soon forget. For more intimate gatherings, the hotel also offers 500–900-square-foot lofts with ample sunlight and to-die-for views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Berg'nNeighborhood: Crown Heights
Berg’n’s 1,000-square-foot private room is the perfect small venue in which to rake in those sweet, sweet baby shower gifts. But if that’s not enough, it also offers a 70-seat courtyard in case you want to quadruple the prezzies (and why wouldn’t you?!). Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong with this sprawling, authentically Brooklyn venue for a baby shower brunch.
Living Kitchen StudiosNeighborhood: Bed-Stuy / Bushwick
Capacity: Small groups
Looking for outside-the-box baby shower ideas? Turn your baby shower into a cooking class at Living Kitchen Studios! Past events have included pasta-making classes and meditation/yoga wellness classes in its backyard. It’s a nice way to keep your besties busy, and you’ll leave knowing how to cook up a healthy meal for the whole family and feeling rejuvenated (because after the little one arrives, who knows when you’ll have the time to relax??).
The Love ShackNeighborhood: Bushwick
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more elegant space to host your baby shower in Brooklyn than Bushwick’s one-of-a-kind Love Shack. Don’t let the somewhat raunchy connotations of its name fool you—the small venue’s classy decor and Victorian charm look straight out of The Favourite. With a full working kitchen, Love Shack is the perfect spot to cook with your besties and formally seat up to 22 of them to enjoy the spoils of your labor. Afterward, turn up the party with an HD projector and sound system, or spend some quality time gabbing on the patio, open year-round.
Velvet BrooklynNeighborhood: Williamsburg
Capacity: Medium-sized groups
True to its name, Velvet Brooklyn boasts a radiantly red velvet lounge area sure to class up any baby shower. If you’re looking for unique baby shower ideas, this is a great place to do a Gatsby or flapper theme, because why shouldn’t your baby shower also be a party for you? Insta pro tip: Tell your guests to dress in all white—everyone will look stunning against the sultry red backdrop of the lounge.
Chilo'sNeighborhood: Bed-Stuy / Clinton Hill
Embrace being a casual kween at this divy Brooklyn gem. Kick back outside with your besties, a margarita (or four), and the neighborhood’s best tacos (for real, though). Everything is catered in-house at this small venue, so the only work you’ll have to do is open all your gifts...and get them home, which may prove to be difficult given how many flavors of margarita are available. Enjoy taco staples (chicken and beef) in addition to more adventurous options, including cochinita pibil, duck, and pork belly—but with vegetarian-, vegan-, and pescatarian-friendly tacos also ready to be served, no friend will go hungry.
Samui is all about great taste: great-tasting food paired with great taste in art. Its colorfully painted, geometric entrance leads into an upscale dining room replete with gorgeous, custom-made chandeliers that further the venue’s abstract-shape aesthetic. Reserve a table for a party of six or more to enjoy the fresh ingredients that go into Samui’s modern Thai dishes while celebrating your baby shower under dancing lights and literal works of art.
Brooklyn Historical SocietyNeighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
A landmark building dating back to 1881, the Brooklyn Historical Society has old-school charm and beautiful architectural details that are sure to make your baby shower stand out. Have a baby shower brunch among old books, cast-iron columns, and wood-carved moldings, with spaces available year-round.
Loft 172Neighborhood: Williamsburg
Located in the hippest part of Brooklyn, this raw loft space can be customized to your liking, making it a great small venue for all your baby shower ideas. Rustic charms abounds, and with flexible hourly rental availability, it’s ideal for those on a budget. Midday brunch with the gals? Done. Nighttime dance party and dinner under twinkling lights? Go for it!
Bat HausNeighborhood: Bushwick
This small venue is the ideal mix of elegant and casual. Its roof skylight offers the perfect sun-drenched backdrop for an afternoon brunch, while its indoor and outdoor string lights add a touch of sophistication to an evening baby shower. Enjoy the 2,000-square-foot interior and the 500-square-foot canopied backyard for an indoor-outdoor shower that’s spacious and relaxing.