Help for couples affected by reBar’s sudden closure…

Talk about timing! I scheduled this fun feature, only to learn that the venue had abruptly closed its doors, leaving hundreds of couples out of their deposits – or for some the full balance! – and without a venue. What a wedding nightmare! My heart just breaks for all of those couples who are affected, and I was reminded of my sister’s and friend‘s respective weddings that were impacted by the flooding in Colorado last year, and I know that wedding vendors really rallied and helped to save tons of weddings in those weeks. Looking at my Twitter feed, it’s obvious that the same is happening here, with incredibly generous and talented people offering their services at hugely discounted rates to the couples left in the lurch by reBar’s sudden closing.

In an effort to help, we’ll be updating this post with the names and contact info of those vendors here, and if there’s anyone I missed, please leave your info in the comments. And if you aren’t a vendor but you still want to help, there’s an Indiegogo campaign set up to help couples afford a new wedding, as well as a Give Forward page to help the employees of reBar who are left without a paycheck.


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Vendor Credits

3 West 404 NYC. or 212-290-2665 All Who Wander Event Design. / 25% off services Atrium Dumbo. or (718) 858-1095 Baco Dumbo. or (718) 360-2282 or (646) 236-6286 Bat Haus. (917) 865-8660 Betty Brooklyn or (718) 832-3889 / offering a special delivery style package for couples affected starting at $45/person. Brooklyn Historical or (718) 222-4111 x202 Brooklyn or (347) 889-7100 The Counting or (917) 519-4181 Dream Baby Bar. (646) 807-3754 DUMBO LOFT. or (718) 310-3040 Elvira Kalviste / special wedding photography rates Erin Braun. / Event design, styling, planning, custom stationery, and custom fashion accessories 25% off. Fornino Galapagos Art Space. (718) 222-8500 Gleason's Gym. The Green Building and 501 or (718) 522-3363 Hill Country Brooklyn. Contact Sarina Law at Homemade Karma Flowers. or  609-558-2655 / Free arrangement or bouquet + flexible payment options. No. 7 Restaurant. or 718-522-6370 NST PicturesInfo here or contact Jennifer at (855) 642-6531 / 50% off all plus collections One Girl Cookies. (347) 338-1268 Powerhouse, or (718) 666-3049 The Royal Palms Shufflboard Stanton / 20% off discount Stone Street Tavern, Trading Post. Contact Sammy O’Connor or Patrick: (917) 853-4166 or (646) 591-3711 Tuffet. Contact Alicia at / 30% off buy-out rates or at (347) 223-4732 Water's Edge. (718) 482-0033   Please note: these specials are being offered to couples whose weddings were displaced by reBar closing.


  • I’m so glad you posted this! My friend was supposed to go to a wedding next month and she was just telling me the venue closed. Lo and behold, this was the venue. I am so happy to be able to pass this on!!! Thanks :)

  • Nicole says:

    Lola in Fort Greene has a chalkboard out front saying they’d love to help any couples left in the lurch!

  • jill gordon celebrate is happily offering discounted wedding planning to any reBar couple wanting to get married in the Hamptons. My heart goes out to all of the couples and families affected by this situation!

  • Penny says:

    Sugar Couture is a custom cake studio in Williamsburg. We’re happy to help when we can and may be able to offer discounts on wedding cakes as our schedule allows. Get in touch asap to confirm availability.

  • What a crappy thing to do to all these people! I’m so glad to hear the owner was arrested. I’d like to help in any way I can, this might not be any of the couples’ concerns at the moment but I’d like to offer a complementary hair and makeup service for the bride of any reBar couples when you book a package with us to help with expenses. For more information or to check availability please visit or call (571) 335-8625.

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