In planning our wedding, I'm trying to use as many local vendors as possible (more on that later!). Originally, I had hoped to actually have the ceremony and reception in Clinton Hill, but it didn't work out (Abigail Kirsch at Stage 6 in the Navy Yard was out of our price range, but a very unique venue if anyone is looking locally). With less than a year to plan (we decided not to draw out the process), we ended up picking a location in Park Slope. (I'm glad, at least, to be having it in the borough!) While looking, we came across the Bourne Townhouse on Clinton north of Myrtle. The owners transformed a lovely townhouse into an elegant bed and breakfast (two large bedrooms available), with event space on the parlor floor (holds 75-100 people) and rooms upstairs often used for children's classes. Additionally, the back yard will be available for groups starting in 2010.
It's ideal for a smaller wedding, or a special party.
(Also a great resource if you have friends / family in town and they need a nearby place to stay!)
The Bourne Townhouse 137 Clinton Ave. 718-797-1353 http://www.thebournetownhouse.com/