Freak show

NY, NJ and CT

Paul Warchol

I'm in love the kitschy, nostalgic appeal of Coney Island so I kind of geeked out when I discovered that it's actually possible to host a wedding at the historic Coney Island USA building, home to the Coney Island Circus Sideshow and the Coney Island Museum. Inside the 1917 building, located at 1208 Surf Avenue, you'll find the retro-tastic lobby and Freak Bar which holds up to 80 for a cocktail reception. The second-floor museum space (the windows overlook the Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel) and the sideshow theater are also available for rental. For the full Coney experience, the sideshow performers can also be booked to entertain your guests. Click here to check out the wedding photos of a couple that recently hosted their ceremony in the museum space. Visit or call 718-372-5159 for more information. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides New York

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