Updated July 13th, 2022.
New York is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to tie the knot. Its busy streets are full of life, and world-famous attractions are around every corner. I’ve gathered some of the most beautiful venues in New York City. There are luxury hotels, spacious lofts, award-winning restaurants, scenic rooftops, and beautiful parks. I’ll be updating this post with more information and images of each venue.
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The venues are listed in no particular order.
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Manhattan Wedding Venues
Tribeca Rooftop is situated in the cool neighborhood of the same name in Lower Manhattan. The industrial space located in a printing press building can be decorated according to the couple’s space. The wedding venue features stunning views of the city and the Hudson River that will become a lovely backdrop for your celebration.
Tribeca Rooftop has enough space for up to 720 individuals (cocktail) and 150-325 guests, in case you are going for a seated ceremony. The giant rooftop terrace is great for saying ‘I do’ and memorable photoshoots. You can choose to have the rest of your wedding inside the building. There is a 15.000 square foot event space and a beautiful glass-enclosed atrium. Take advantage of the high ceilings, a pinspot lighting system, and the enormous dance floor.
Your big day’s menu may be created by the venue’s culinary team (you will be offered seasonal dishes). Moreover, the lovebirds can come up with a signature drink.
Address: 10 Desbrosses St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 625-2600
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel is one of the most elegant, and romantic wedding venues located in the heart of New York City. Situated across the street from Central Park, it was constructed with French classical architecture in mind. The venue has been welcoming in guests since the 1930’s, and they would love to host your dream wedding.
The Pierre Hotel features over 20,000 sq ft of wedding venue space. The venue’s in house wedding planners are available to ensure that your event flows smoothly from one space to the next. Weddings typically begin in the Cotillion Room, which offers room for 350 seated or 500 standing people. Guests may enjoy a breathtaking view of Central Park in the Cotillion Room as they wait for the wedding ceremony to begin. After the ceremony, guests may transition to the Garden Foyer for a cocktail hour. The Garden Foyer has room for 150 seated or 400 standing people. Once it is time for dinner and dancing, the party will transition to the Grand Ballroom which has room for 700 seated people.
The hotel also provides an elegant wedding suite and a honeymoon suite for the couple. Celebrity pastry chef, Ron Ben-Israel, will bring your dream wedding cake to life.
Address: 2 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 940-8111
The St. Regis New York is a historic hotel located in Midtown Manhattan that was founded back in 1904. The list of the place’s famous residents includes Salvador Dali, Alfred Hitchcock, and Nikola Tesla. The spectacular 5-star hotel overlooks 5th Avenue and Central Park and offers the lovebirds 13 event spaces to choose from for their big day.
The largest space can accommodate up to 250 individuals. If you are going for a more intimate event, then you can pick between the Astor Suites, Iridium I, Maisonnette I, and a few others. The interior details of every room are just stunning. However, the crown jewel of the venue is, of course, the gorgeous Roof Ballroom. Imagine fairytale-like cloud-dappled ceilings and sparkling chandeliers. The ballroom can fit up to 220 guests.
If you decide to make St. Regis New York your wedding venue of choice, then you’re going to be working with a personal wedding specialist who will try to make all your dreams come true. The venue provides tailored flower arrangements, as well as a complimentary wedding suite. The culinary team will create a personalized menu and a signature drink for the couple.
Address: Two E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 753-4500
620 Loft & Garden is a wedding venue that offers a couple and their guests a unique opportunity – to have an event in a tranquil atmosphere while being right in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world. The rooftop space features delightful gardens, sparkling pools, and a gorgeous fountain.
620 Loft & Garden is a year-round venue that directly overlooks St. Patrick’s Cathedral – the photos will be stunning. During the blooming season, you will be able to enjoy the lovely flowers. Winter brings amazing views of the city’s Ice Skating Rink and, of course, the world-famous Christmas tree. The venue can fit up to 165 individuals. The team may set up a tent over a part of the rooftop space – no bad weather will ruin the party. However, you can always choose to have the celebration in the inside loft that has giant windows and superb views of the Big Apple. Bear in mind that there are no on-site dressing rooms. The lofted space is entirely customizable.
Address: 620 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020
Phone: (212) 632-5000
The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, is an elegant wedding venue situated in Lower Manhattan, New York. Its location makes you witness the most prominent sights, such as the World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge. The place boasts of a relaxed environment with a lovely, cohesive nineteenth-century design concept combined with contemporary style. The hotel boasts its nine-story atrium that is centered by a pyramidal skylight.
The availability of the indoor and outdoor areas suitable for engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, and brunches will allow the couple to have the wedding according to their vision. The facility can give accommodation for up to 90 people for a wedding ceremony or reception. You and your guests will be provided with all the modern amenities to make you feel comfortable during this special occasion.
Holding celebrations since 2016, the competent staff is pleased to offer packages that include votive candles, printed menu cards, tables, and linens. You can enjoy the unique menus created by a famous chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio. The Beekman is also an incredibly photogenic backdrop that allows photographers to find inspiration for wedding day pictures.
Address: 123 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 233-2300
The Plaza is, possibly, the city’s most iconic wedding venue. One of America’s most celebrated hotels was founded back in 1907. The luxurious interior was featured in hundreds of movies throughout the years (Home Alone 2, Sleepless in Seattle, Bride Wars, The Great Gatsby…). You can choose to have your wedding at a place where the Hollywood stars, presidents, and kings stayed.
The Plaza can accommodate 500 individuals for a seated celebration. The lovebirds may say ‘I do” under the hotel’s gorgeous canopy. The rest of the event will take place in the stunning Grand Ballroom or the Terrace Room. The latter features Italian Renaissance-style paintings and striking crystal chandeliers from the 1920s. One level above the Terrace Room lies the Grand Ballroom – a giant space where society’s elite gathered for Truman Capote’s “Black and White Ball” over 50 years ago.
An elegant wedding suite and a ‘day-of’ suite adjacent to the ballroom are included. The wedding cake will be provided by celebrity chef Ron Ben-Israel. Before or after the big day, you can pamper yourself at the wonderful Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa.
Address: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 759-3000
The Rainbow Room officially opened back in 1934. The iconic space is located on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center. Joan Rivers, Jimmy Carter, Joan Crawford, and many others had the chance to enjoy the spectacular revolving dance floor. Imagine being able to appreciate every angle of the room, while showing off your dance moves! You can become the next couple that makes memories in the marvelous Rainbow Room.
The space features a domed ceiling, stunning chandeliers, crystal curtains (some are made out of 1200 crystals!), and first-class views of New York City. Have your ceremony at Bar SixtyFive (the NYC skyline looks especially magical during sunset or at night) and the cocktail reception at the elegant Gallery. The lovebirds can share their big day with up to 300 individuals.
The venue’s culinary and hospitality team will help make sure that every detail of your wedding is perfect. There are plenty of menu choices. The historic space can be decorated to your taste and is full of amazing photo opportunities. For example, the newlyweds may have an unforgettable photoshoot on top of the Rockefeller Center, with the Empire State Building as their backdrop.
Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York, NY 10112
Phone: (212) 632-5000
Sofitel New York is a charming place to spend your wedding day. Located in the center of New York City, it represents a gorgeous midtown hotel that perfectly combines the elements of Art Deco style and French tunes. Sofitel grants a memorable experience by close proximity to famous sights, such as Times Square, Top of the Rock, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Broadway Theaters, and 5th Avenue.
The facility provides the couple with indoor and outdoor space to spend the ceremony based on all preferences of the newlyweds. The capacity of up to 190 allows you to fulfill each idea on the wedding size. You can hold the celebration in the Grand Paris Ballroom along with outdoor Terrace Suites that boast of the natural setting and romantic ambiance.
The attentive staff of Sofitel New York will accompany you throughout the event and assist with all issues of the planning process. The culinary team is pleased to accommodate unique requests with an opportunity to customize the menu. Your out-of-town guests are offered 398 comfortable guestrooms to stay in after the celebration.
Address: 45 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 354-8844
The High Line Hotel is a romantic venue located in Chelsea Gallery District, close to the gorgeous High Line park that is built on a historic freight rail line. The hotel offers over 8.000 square feet of outdoor and indoor event spaces to choose from for your special day.
You will be able to invite up to 300 individuals. Say ‘I do’ in a lovely chapel or on the beautiful lawn. The spectacular Refectory features high ceilings, a marble staircase, and vibrant stained glass. The cathedral-like hall will look stunning in your wedding photos. The place also features flexible room configurations. Whether you are going for a big party or a more intimate vibe, the team will make sure that the setting is perfect.
The High Line Hotel provides state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a custom menu, and signature cocktails. By the way, their Wi-Fi is the fastest in the city, so you can totally have a live stream of the celebration. The hotel has 60 rooms with oversized beds and unique furniture.
Address: 180 10th Ave, New York, NY
Phone: (212) 929-3888
The Gramercy Park Hotel is an elegant wedding venue located in Manhattan. The place features original artworks by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and other outstanding artists.
On the 18th floor, you will find the stunning Gramercy Terrace. Here, you can have a beautiful ceremony and invite up to 120 individuals to share the moment with you. All-in-all, the terrace has enough space for 160 people. It features interior salons with a romantic ceiling light installation and gorgeous gardens. The retractable glass will save the party in case of inclement weather. A mind-blowing panorama of Manhattan can become a first-class photo backdrop.
The Gramercy Park Hotel has 185 suites and guest rooms where the wedding guests can stay the night. Enjoy the hand-crafted furnishings and rare items that were carefully selected at far-away markets. The place is also home to a renowned Italian eatery. Jason Pfeifer, the venue’s executive chef, together with the culinary team will come up with a delicious menu for your special day. Candle décor and a state-of-the-art sound system will be provided.
Address: 2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 920-3300
The University Club of New York is an exclusive wedding venue available only for club members. There are plenty of elegant event spaces to choose from.
The Dwight Lounge and Dwight Room are located on the first floor and can accommodate up to 160 guests. The College Hall ballroom is where the ceremony can take place. 170 individuals may enjoy the moment together with the lovebirds. If the couple has dreamed about a grand celebration, then the Main Dining Room and the adjoining Council Room should become their choice. Up to 300 guests can have cocktails under the gorgeous frescoed ceiling. The 7th floor also features a lovely outdoor terrace.
The University Club will provide a Complimentary Suite to the newlyweds (it is available for an overnight stay). The guests will be asked to follow the club’s dress code. Cell phones may be used only in special booths that can be found around the clubhouse. Audio and visual equipment is available for rent. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a glass of wine, champagne, or sparkling water. The couple can also go for a post-wedding brunch.
Address: 1 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 247-2100
The Boathouse is one of the most authentic places to celebrate your special occasion. Having a long story of reconstruction, it officially opened in March of 1954. It is nestled in Central Park of New York that will make you feel natural tunes throughout the day. The romantic ambiance of the venue is gained due to many indigenous birds and species of butterflies.
Nowadays the historic building represents a landmark restaurant and provides people with rentable rowboats, so as to entertain them in the heart of New York City. Your guests will be surprised by rowboats to drift about the adjacent lake. The picturesque surroundings create a wonderful setting for the ceremony and reception that can be held indoors and outdoors. The venue allows couples to invite 230 guests for either seated or standing format.
The professional team of the Central Park Boathouse will pay attention to each detail of the wedding planning process. The packages presuppose buffet, hors d’oeuvres, bar and bartenders, chairs, tables, and other necessary services. The facility is available all year round, thus you can choose your favorite season to celebrate the event.
Address: 72nd Street Inside Central Park, New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 517-2233
Pier Sixty, The Lighthouse & Current at Chelsea Piers are breathtaking wedding spots that overlook the Hudson River. Situated in New York City, they astonish the guests with amazing views of Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower. The proximity to restaurants and famous attractions gives couples and their guests a variety of things to do.
The event space is 10,000 square feet which makes it a perfect backdrop for large-size celebrations. Whether it is an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or a wedding shower, you can take advantage of an opportunity to hold them at one of three beautiful venues. Their capacity allows the couple to invite as many as 680 relatives and friends. You can consider Pier Sixty, the Lighthouse, and the Current to create the desired style and format. They all have unique features and differ with large windows, hardwood floors, and fabric wall panels.
The wedding experts will assist couples in each step throughout the event. Pier Sixty, They grant an individual approach to essential issues so that your day is one of a kind. The venue presupposes clients packages to fit couples’ needs along with the excellent caterers proud to offer a high-end menu.
Address: Chelsea Piers 23rd Street on the Hudson River, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 336-6060
Aspire at One World Observatory represents an elegant backdrop that welcomes couples to have the best experience. The scenic building is situated in the heart of downtown Manhattan, New York. Its panoramic skyline views along with the location on the 102nd level of One World Trade Centre form a picturesque setting.
Having 9,000 square feet of event space, the property offers couples its premises to host celebrations since 2015. Its modern style is flexible enough to implement the ideas that attract you the most. The venue will accommodate from 250 to 350 guests for the reception of a preferred format. Couples can also consider the intimate ceremony to exchange their vows in front of their relatives and friends. Your out-of-town guests are ensured the nearest hotels to stay in after the wedding.
The experienced staff will take care of all details of the event and show a personalized attitude to each couple. They provide you with service packages that include a wedding suite, set up, clean up, event planning, lighting, sound, bar, catering, and get-ready rooms. If you choose Aspire at One World Observatory, you are guaranteed wonderful memories to cherish for a long time.
Address: 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 602-4090
Mandarin Oriental is a stunning wedding venue that offers couples an indoor experience to celebrate their special day in New York, New York. You will be charmed by the breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline. Located in Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center, Mandarin Oriental is an idyllic location just steps away from such spots as Central Park and the Hudson River that complement the setting.
The facility can easily accommodate up to 900 guests for a standing format or 550 guests for a seated one. Thus you can decide on the style of the celebration that will perfectly reflect your vision. Featuring a modern design with large windows, the interior is easy to customize. You and your guests can also enjoy treatments and therapies due to the Spa available at the property.
The dedicated staff of Mandarin Oriental guarantees full commitment and a responsible attitude toward each step of the wedding process. They offer a complimentary suite, in-house bar and catering, sound, and lighting so that you have a flawless day. The professional catering team is pleased to make up the high-class menu. You can consider the service throughout the year, choosing the preferable season.
Address: 80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 805-8800
Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers represents a wonderful wedding location that is conveniently nestled in New York, New York. The space is 3,400 square feet and boasts of stunning views of the Hudson River.
This property can host as many as 150 guests who will share this special day with you. The couples are offered to consider a variety of wedding formats depending on their desired style of the event. The interior features large windows and wood floors and is easy to customize due to the flexible design. The availability of a wedding suite can become a helpful complement for the big day. If you want to get some fresh air, you can take advantage of the outdoor balcony accessible at the facility.
The dedicated staff will follow you throughout the entire wedding planning process, ready to go above and beyond to assist you in making your special day seamless. Their wedding packages presuppose event planning, bar and catering, setup and cleanup, lighting and sound. The couple is also provided with the tasting to reveal their preferences on the menu.
Address: 62 Chelsea Piers, W. 23rd Street & the Hudson River, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 336-6777
Midtown Loft & Terrace offers a unique opportunity for couples to host their wedding occasion in New York, New York. Its location in the popular 5th Avenue guarantees exceptional event with wonderful setting and peaceful ambiance.
The overall capacity reaches 9,400 square feet of event space so that you can have large-sized gatherings. The Midtown Loft represents an indoor area that can receive up to 300 people for a cocktail hour or 180 people for a sit-down meal. The Loft has all modern amenities, ensuring the comfort throughout the celebration. Couples may avail of a kitchen, a wedding suite, ottomans, couches, and coffee tables. The interior perfectly combines soaring ceilings, wood floors, and large windows. If you prefer an open-air area, Midtown Terrace is a perfect decision to exchange your vows among 150 guests. Its retractable enclosed rooftop ensures a year-round experience in different weather conditions.
Address: 267 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
The Burden Kahn Mansion is a magnificent venue that offers couples to spend their wedding occasion. Dating back to 1918, it resides in New York City, New York. The historic landmark used to be the largest building of that time, and now it welcomes everyone to celebrate a variety of wedding events.
The mansion possesses several locations available for you throughout the day. The grand ballroom and the banquet hall can host a cocktail hour and sit-down meal, respectively. The overall capacity ensures accommodation for 250 guests. The interior of the building astonishes everybody with soaring ceilings, marbled walls, and a large staircase. The elegant décor elements such as grand piano and burgundy railings feature the premises to make the setting elegant and stylish. The exterior, in its turn, is made of French limestone and distinguish itself in simplicity and dignity.
The attentive staff of The Burden Kahn Mansion is pleased to provide couples with their professional assistance. They offer help in each wedding step and a package of services needed to make the day smooth and stress-free. You are guaranteed lifelong memories due to the place, making you fall in love at first sight.
Address: 1-7 East 91st St, New York, NY 10128
Phone: (212) 722-4745
Cipriani Wall Street was once the headquarters of the National City Bank and home of the New York Stock Exchange. You can choose the city’s iconic landmark to become a luxurious setting for your special day.
Cipriani Wall Street is all about stunning Greek revival architecture. The monolithic columns, the high ceiling with a dramatic dome, and the marble floors will create a glorious atmosphere. The couple can invite up to 700 people, in case they are going for a seated ceremony. The main space is a two-tiered multifunctional area with a mezzanine floor. That’s where the guests can have their cocktails. Later on, everyone can enjoy their dinner and dance the night away in the beautiful ballroom.
You will be treated to signature dishes from the remarkable Harry’s Bar in Venice. The spacious wedding suite may be accessed at all times. A team of professionals will make sure that the wedding exceeds your expectations and that every service is provided according to the Cipriani standard.
Address: 55 Wall St, New York, NY 10005
Phone: (646) 300-8163
The Bowery Hotel is a stunning event venue that offers the charm of a residential loft building. Huffington Post called the place “a hidden gem amongst most spaces in New York’. The Bowery Hotel opened its doors in 2007. The 17-story building is full of gorgeous oriental rugs, antique details, huge fireplaces, and stunning Edwardian furniture.
The lovebirds can invite 200 individuals for a seated dinner or up to 600 people, in case they choose a cocktail-style reception. The event space features outdoor and indoor areas and a lovely wrap-around balcony. The Bowery Terrace that is located on the 2nd floor has 13-foot ceilings, photogenic brick walls, and vibrant Moroccan-tiled floors.
The necessary DJ equipment is included, as well as a billiards table and a working fireplace. There is no dressing room; however, you can always rent one (or more) of the 135 loft-like rooms. All of them feature giant windows, marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies, a complimentary Apple laptop, and board games. Catering will be provided by the Gemma restaurant – an Italian trattoria located on the ground floor.
Address: 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 505-9100
Having over forty years of experience in holding events, Guastavino’s is a high-end wedding venue located in New York, New York. Its origin is connected with the opening of the Queensboro Bridge at the beginning of the twentieth century. The historic landmark is named after a renowned Spanish engineer Rafael Gustavino.
The facility boasts of 15,000 square feet of event space allowing you to invite 150 people. The area inside the building can be customized by transforming into a dance floor and a stage. The premises feature contemporary design with modern décor elements. A private garden represents an outdoor space and guarantees a stunning setting for wedding photographs. Couples can also take advantage of additional rooms to satisfy their wedding needs.
Address: 409 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 980-2711
Park Hyatt New York is an elegant wedding venue that offers couples to spend their special occasion. It represents a five-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, New York. Situated within walking distance to the most popular attractions such as Love Sculpture and Manhattan Skyline, the facility will provide you with lifetime memories.
The couple can choose between four event spaces available at the hotel to convey the preferable style. Being 3,100 square feet, the Onyx Room allows you to invite up to 200 people. The Residence Room resembles the Manhattan residence which makes it a unique spot. The premises boast of the warm and romantic ambiance created by modern artworks, suede and chrome furniture, and wood elements that feature the interior.
The attentive wedding experts of Park Hyatt New York will provide you with impeccable service for various planning details. The wedding packages encompass a wedding suite, setup and cleanup, in-house bar and catering, event planning, lighting, and sound. The professional culinary team will see to the ideal dining experience, whether it is a cocktail-style or seated meal.
Address: 153 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (855) 501-3247
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is a charming wedding destination located in New York, New York. The facility is in close proximity to the city’s most authentic neighborhoods which will make an incredible experience of the big day.
Being almost 3,000 square feet, the Greenwich Ballroom allows you to invite 170 and 250 guests for seated and standing receptions, respectively. It overlooks St. Peter’s Church and the Oculus. The Chambers Room can host 110 people whether it is a sit-down format or cocktail hour. Its space is 1,385 square feet and functions as either a large room or two independent ones. Your intimate gatherings can be held in the Warren Room that boasts of a romantic ambiance. Your guests will be provided with rooms and suites to stay in after the celebration.
The attentive professionals of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown guarantee a personal attitude and high-end services. The wedding packages encompass setup and cleanup, in-house bar and catering, lighting, sound, event planning, and rentals. The culinary team is pleased to develop a customized menu based on your tastes and preferences.
Address: 27 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007
Phone: (646) 880-1999
Angel Orensanz Foundation offers couples an opportunity to spend their wedding day. It is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York. Built in the middle of the nineteenth century, it used to be a synagogue. The gothic revival style of the building is attributed to a renowned architect Alexander Saeltzer.
The historic facility boasts of a variety of spaces it offers. The Main Space is 7,000 square feet and can host ceremonies and receptions. The balcony is an ideal spot for the cocktail hour. You can also take advantage of the assembly room, a wedding suite, and six private bathrooms. The caterer’s area along with the sanitation room is also available at the facility. The overall capacity of the place allows you to invite up to 300 guests. The interior features pointed arch tall lancet windows, wooden vaults, and soaring ceilings that form a magnificent setting for the celebration.
Having the status of a landmarked place, Angel Orensanz Foundation is perfectly kept by the professional staff. They strive to make your wedding day experience as flawless as possible.
Address: 172 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 253-0452
Brooklyn Wedding Venues
Weylin is an elegant wedding destination that used to be the Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Built by a well-known architect George B. Post in 1875, it is considered one of New York’s most monumental public spots since the post-Civil War times. Its renovation in 2014 made it possible to surprise all the guests with beauty and magnificence.
The venue is a perfect place for those who want to have an indoor wedding experience. It offers three event spaces to tailor your requests depending on the capacity and budget. The historic building is an ideal decision for the couple to hold ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. The premises of Weylin can accommodate from 75 up to 350 guests allowing you to choose the desired format of the celebration. The Main Rotunda and Oculus Dome form a splendid setting that boast of soaring ceilings, embossed monogrammed hinges, and marble tiles.
The service packages encompass an event planner, private rooms, lighting and sound, set up and clean up, bar, and catering. The committed team of Weylin is pleased to satisfy all your needs to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime wedding day.
Address: 175 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 963-3639
W Loft is a beautiful wedding destination located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It offers you a unique opportunity to enjoy the waterfront views of Manhattan’s skyline. The impression of the setting will surprise all your relatives and friends and make this day exceptionally memorable.
The facility can accommodate 80 guests with a dance floor and 150 for a cocktail format. Having a 3,000 square feet roof deck, you can invite more guests with an option to tent the area thus making you feel confident in different weather conditions. Glass walls create the interior along with access to a large, patio space to view the skyline and get fresh air. You can customize the premises using different décor elements to convey the desired style.
Address: 240 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 310-3040
The William Vale is a vibrant venue located in a neighborhood in Brooklyn. The place that opened back in 2016 features a beautiful rooftop, a pool, the lush Vale Park (a unique outdoor green space), and 183 rooms with balconies.
For your big day, the William Vale has five awesome event spaces to offer. The minimalistic Ballroom with geometrical architectural details can fit 220 individuals. For the couples going for a more private atmosphere, there is Westlight – a cool space located on the 22nd floor that has unbeatable views of the beautiful Manhattan. The outdoor options include the spacious Terrace, Vale Park, and the Rooftop. This is where the lovebirds can have an unforgettable ceremony with epic views.
The Ballroom features get-ready rooms. The guests can spend the night in one of the rooms with giant windows and private balconies. You will also have the opportunity to choose some day-after activities (like brunch, for example). The venue is proud to have Andrew Carmellini, an award-winning chef, on their team. Together, you can work on a menu that will become the perfect addition to the wedding day.
Address: 111 N. 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Phone: (718) 631-8400
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is 52 acres of trees, flowers, and lush lawns. It officially opened in 1922 and immediately became a tranquil getaway for the people of New York City. Today, the botanic garden can turn into a lovely setting for your wedding day.
The venue has gorgeous spaces to offer for your celebration. The Palm House, for example, can fit in 250 individuals for a seated event. You can always have a wonderful ceremony among the blooming flowers, use the outdoor terrace for the cocktail hour, and then relocate to the beautiful Palm House that features stunning glass walls. The Atrium has enough space for 125 people. It also offers amazing glass walls and an outdoor terrace, as well as a spectacular living roof comprised of various plants.
You can choose to have only a ceremony at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (the affair must begin at 9 a.m.). The place is full of wonderful photo opportunities all year-round. Let the pink cherry blossom or the majestic autumn foliage become a memorable backdrop for your wedding photos.
Address: 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone: (718) 623-7200
26 Bridge is a former metal factory and an affiliate of BK Venues – a company that managed to gather a unique collection of cool landmark buildings turned into amazing event spaces. This particular venue has been hosting celebrations since 2014.
The designers managed to accentuate the industrial past of the 19th-century building – the space features the original ceiling, huge wooden doors, and brick walls, as well as a marvelous high ceiling with a skylight. You can invite up to 250 people for a seated event and 375 individuals, in case you are going for a standing reception. The space can be decorated to the couple’s taste. All sorts of elements may be used as long as they don’t hurt the structure. The venue includes an 800 square feet kitchen prep area with all the necessary equipment (they even have a giant ice maker).
26 Bridge has two rooms in the lower level basement that can be turned into the changing rooms (the area may also be used for storage). The venue is a great choice for the lovebirds that are looking for an alternative to a traditional ballroom.
Address: 26 Bridge St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 310-3040
The Greenpoint Loft is a venue situated in Brooklyn. The building is a warehouse built before World War II that has been carefully restored. The main aim of the team was to highlight the unique details of the space, such as the gorgeous floors, the wonderful skylights, and the stunning high ceilings with exposed beams. The property is part of the BK Venues carefully curated collection.
The Greenpoint Loft features a huge main space, an intermediate floor, and an 800 sq. ft. roof deck with first-class views that is perfect for the cocktail hour or a memorable photoshoot (the photos will look especially magical during sunset). The place can be decorated to the couple’s taste as long as the décor doesn’t damage the loft in any way. You can invite up to 185 guests to your event.
The venue has two suites that can be used as a dressing area on the big day. There’s also a giant kitchen prep area with all the necessary equipment (a sink, trash cans, a commercial refrigerator, and other). Bear in mind that Wi-Fi is not included.
Address: 67 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 310-3040
501 Union represents a wonderful place destined to be an ideal wedding venue in Brooklyn, New York. Dating back to 1916, a former classic car restoration shop is used as an event location and welcomes all the couples to hold celebrations, rehearsal dinners, wedding showers, engagement parties, and other formats.
The premise of 501 Union encompasses three event spaces. The Lounge, Covered Atrium, and Reception Hall will provide you with a magnificent setting complemented with the Modo chandeliers, the vaulted skylight, and the customized Flavor Paper wallpaper. The facility is easy to customize and decorate, that is why you can convey the desired style. The covered Atrium and Main space can host a wedding ceremony to exchange your vows in front of 150 guests. A sit-down dinner and cocktail hour are perfect decisions for 150 and 250 guests, respectively.
You are granted a stress-free day due to the attentive staff of 501 Union who pays attention to each step of the wedding process. They offer a variety of services including a wedding suite, set up and clean up, in-house bar and catering, lighting, and sound. The availability of the fully equipped kitchen will help you fulfill catering needs throughout the event.
Address: 501 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (347) 529-6486
Wythe Hotel is located in Brooklyn, in a beautiful century-old factory building. The venue has stunning waterfront and New York City skyline views. There are 7 event spaces to choose from. Some rooms are suitable for intimate gatherings, while others can host a grand celebration.
The Main Hall at Wythe Hotel features original wood beams and has enough space for up to 225 individuals. The couple may also take advantage of the adjacent Garden Terrace that has charming bistro lights and black-and-white tiles (that’s where the lovebirds can say ‘I do’). The Cooper Room is a smaller space that can accommodate 50 people. It has a vaulted ceiling and sparkling chandeliers and comes fully furnished. Lemon’s is the elegant space that sits atop of the hotel. From there, you can enjoy million-dollar views of Manhattan with up to 200 guests.
The on-site restaurant specializes in classic French dishes. The friends and family can choose to stay the night in one of the cool rooms that feature original timber ceilings and lovely custom-made wallpaper.
Address: 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Phone: (718) 460-8000
The Liberty Warehouse is a fascinating venue that is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The history of the facility started in the middle of the nineteenth century before the Civil War. Nowadays you have a chance to enjoy a unique event space situated on the water’s edge. The New York Harbor, the Verrazano Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, facing front and looking towards France, make the view exceptionally magnificent. Thus you and your guests are ensured a variety of photo opportunities.
Having 15,000 Square Feet, it represents a perfect place for all types of wedding formats. A seated dinner can accommodate as many as 400 guests, whereas cocktail hour manages more than 1200. The spacious event rooms have large windows and fireplaces to create a romantic ambiance during the celebration. You can take advantage of two smaller rooms that offer a cozy setting for indoor ceremonies, cocktails, and other small events.
The attentive team of the historic Liberty Warehouse is pleased to offer essential services, a wedding suite, and cuisine to make the day truly flawless. They won’t miss a detail to make your personal vision come true throughout the entire process.
Address: 260 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (347) 987-3121
The Box House Hotel is a high-end wedding spot situated in Brooklyn, New York. Its location in the industrial area of North Greenpoint will create lifetime memories and allows couples to transform their vision into a reality.
Whether your wedding celebration is an engagement party, wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception, it can be hosted in this elegant hotel. It is nestled on the top of the spacious roof and overlooks New York City that will make your friends and relatives astonished. The capacity of the roof reaches 300 people. Your out-of-town guests can take advantage of comfortable accommodations with soaring ceilings, genuine factory elements, and kitchenettes. A fitness center with sauna and steam showers and a restaurant are also available for you so that you can enjoy a special occasion.
Along with several sophisticated event spaces, the Box House Hotel provides you with such services as a wedding suite, event rentals, in-house bar and catering, lighting, sound, and event planning. The catering team is pleased to customize the menu according to your preferences.
Address: 77 Box St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 383-3800
Brooklyn Winery is a cool urban winery that is situated right in the middle of Williamsburg – one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
Up to 165 guests can explore the winery with the lovebirds. The interior details can certainly become an amazing photo backdrop. Imagine having the chance to sip your cocktail while being surrounded by barrels that have aging wine in them. Add unique vintage wallpaper, plenty of wooden details, and a zinc-topped bar – this is the charming atmosphere of Brooklyn Winery. The Atrium is the space where you can say ‘I do’. The lovely room features a lush vertical garden and a dramatic glass roof. Later in the evening, the wine bar will be transformed into a spacious dance floor.
Bear in mind that the venue does not host weddings from mid-September through the end of October due to grape arrival. On the big day, the team will be offering a selection of their best wines. The on-site chef works with fresh ingredients and will create a seasonal menu for the guests to enjoy. The winery also provides a personalized menu for each place setting.
Address: 213 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (347) 763-1506
The Prospect Park Boathouse was built over a hundred years ago and became one of the city’s first structures to be declared an NHL. You can have your wedding at this elegant venue spring through fall.
The Prospect Park Boathouse will have enough space for up to 150 individuals if you are going for a seated dinner (225, in case of a cocktail-style reception). The guests can enjoy the gorgeous views of the Lullwater and the bridge of the same name – the longest crossing in the park. The venue is also perfect for watching the sunset. The couple can have a romantic outdoor or indoor ceremony. The space features lovely French doors and vintage decor elements. The neutral color palette creates a charming atmosphere and looks amazing in photos. By the way, the venue is pet friendly.
The catering service will be provided by Pulsane. The professional culinary team specializes in seasonal dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Together with the lovebirds, the team will create a personalized menu and a signature drink.
Address: 101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone: (646) 393-9031
MyMoon is a wedding venue located in the vibrant and artistic Williamsburg. The place opened its doors back in 2005. The venue features a unique 19th-century boiler room that has been lovingly renovated by a team of professionals and a gorgeous courtyard.
MyMoon accommodates 166 individuals for a seated celebration and 250 people if the couple chooses a cocktail-style reception. You can have a lovely open-air ceremony on the venue’s deck that is full of beautiful plants. The courtyard garden is perfect for the cocktail hour. The space has a retractable roof, so no party will be ruined in case of inclement weather (there is also heating, so you can celebrate in the lush courtyard even during the winter). The boiler room has photogenic brick walls and high ceilings and the lounge is a more intimate space that can seat 50 guests.
The venue has a couple’s suit that the lovebirds can take advantage of. A DJ booth with the necessary equipment will be provided. The on-site culinary team will offer signature Spanish-style dishes.
Address: 184 North Tenth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 599-7007
Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1863. It is an educational center, a library, and a museum and was created in order to preserve Brooklyn’s rich history. The beautiful building is a National Historic Landmark. The place that’s located close to the Brooklyn Promenade can become a lovely setting for your wedding.
Brooklyn Historical Society has enough space for up to 200 individuals and not more than 150 for a seated event. The Great Hall and Fransioli Gallery can be found on the first floor. The loft-like space features huge windows and high ceilings. The place can be decorated to the couple’s taste. The Othmer Library will help create a more intimate atmosphere. Enjoy the gorgeous hand-carved woodwork and the unique stained-glass windows. The Tile Lobby may be used as a welcome area, while the 2nd-floor parlor can become a lounge area. There is also a wonderful outdoor patio.
Do bear in mind that the venue does not have a wedding suite, so you would have to get ready off-site. An audiovisual sound system is available.
Address: 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 222-4111
The Green Building was erected at the end of the 19th century. More than a hundred years later, the brass factory was transformed into an elegant wedding venue with over 6.000 square feet of event space. The Green Building is located in the creative and stylish Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.
You can invite up to 250 individuals if you are planning a cocktail party and 160 people for a seated dinner. The building features the Main Room with brick walls, exposed beam ceilings (a nod to the structure’s industrial past), sparkling chandeliers, and dramatic glass doors that lead to the gorgeous courtyard. The outdoor space may be used for a romantic ceremony (or you can always have a delicious meal under the night sky). The team can set up a tent over the courtyard, in case the weather is not on your side.
The venue also has a private lounge. The multipurpose space can be used as a dressing area or a backstage room. By the way, there is an on-site kitchen that includes all the necessary equipment.
Address: 452 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 522-3363
At first, Glasserie was a glass-producing factory. The pieces were so unique and well-executed that ultimately became part of the White House collection. Today, Glasserie is a beautiful restaurant and a wedding venue that can be booked for your special day.
The space accommodates up to 450 people (300 for a seated event). The guests can enjoy the original industrial details that are carefully preserved. Some unique prints can be found on the walls of the place – the ‘artworks’ are pages from old glass fixture catalogs. There are plenty of event spaces to choose from. The main room features wrought iron and cobblestone. The venue’s lovely courtyard has been part of quite a few TV series and movies (like Boardwalk Empire, for example).
The necessary lighting and candles will be provided by the team. The lovebirds can take advantage of the venue’s changing rooms and wedding suite. The dishes created by the on-site culinary team will tantalize the taste buds of the guests. Prepare yourself for Middle Eastern flavors, the freshest ingredients, old recipes, and contemporary techniques.
Address: 95 Commercial St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 389-0640
Brooklyn Grange is one of the largest urban rooftop soil farms on our planet. Plenty of fresh ingredients are grown on 3 roofs in NYC every single year. Today, Brooklyn Grange is also an event space that can become a great wedding venue for couples that are looking for a not-so-obvious option.
Imagine the perfect symbiosis of a farm and a professional event venue. Your wedding will take place on top of a 12-story building, while the river and city’s skyline will become a gorgeous backdrop for saying ‘I do’ and your photoshoot. Invite between 40 and 150 individuals to share the moment with you. The 2.000-square-foot deck can easily be decorated to showcase the couple’s style. By the way, there is a permanent tent structure, so bad weather won’t ruin the celebration.
You can have your wedding at this venue from the end of May through October. Free parking is available. The vegetables and herbs that grow in the soil right next to you will be used by the culinary team. Charming string lights are provided. Moreover, the lovebirds can take advantage of the venue’s private suite.
Address: 63 Flushing Ave., Building 3, Roof, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (347) 670-3660
Queens Wedding Venues
The Foundry is a wedding venue that features a 19th-century building, a gorgeous courtyard, an indoor greenhouse, and a wonderful rooftop terrace. The incredible industrial building is a 3000+ square feet blank canvas where the dreams of the lovebirds will be brought to life.
180 guests is the maximum capacity of The Foundry. The property’s main space includes the ground floor and the mezzanine that can be decorated to the couple’s taste, as well as the ivy-covered courtyard, and a kitchen. The venue has other event spaces that may also be rented for your big day. The Greenhouse, for example, can be used for the ceremony. The stunning space has a glass ceiling and brick walls. The friends and family may enjoy million-dollar views of the City’s skyline from the rooftop terrace. The Pool Room can be turned into a getting ready area or as a cool space for an after-party.
The venue is proud of its gigantic kitchen that has all the necessary equipment and will be included on your wedding day. At your request, the courtyard can be tented.
Address: 42-38 9th St, Queens, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 786-7776
The High Line Hotel is an ideal wedding venue that is conveniently nestled in the heart of New York’s Chelsea Gallery District. It is within a walking distance to High Line Park, Chelsea Market, and the West Side Highway. Built in Collegiate Gothic style, the facility will create a memorable experience of the unique day.
The territory encompasses 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event areas to organize the wedding of the desired format. You can have the most intimate ceremony due to the availability of the immaculate lawn and historic chapel. The hotel can host as many as 225 people for the reception and provides you with fully equipped rooms to accommodate your guests. The beautiful outdoor gardens form a tranquil setting for the warmest gatherings. The interior boasts of Victorian and Edwardian era antiques, vintage furniture, and soaring ceilings.
The professional staff of the High Line Hotel manages all the challenges to make your special occasion flawless and stress-free. The catering team will assist you in developing an individual menu. You are also ensured a customizable bar along with signature beverages.
Address: 180 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 929-3888
Queens Botanical Garden is a picturesque wedding venue that astonishes all guests with stunning views and a romantic ambiance. Its 40-acre territory allows you to celebrate this special occasion with a diversity of event areas.
The venue offers an indoor and outdoor experience so that you have a comfortable reception on the premises and enjoy the ceremony with a natural setting around. You can exchange your vows in front of 150 guests in the Wedding Garden surrounded by beautiful plants, wood bridges, and a gazebo. You will feel the atmosphere of Victorian times due to the combination of Eastern and Western tunes. Couples can consider Auditorium, Cherry Circle, or Terrace to have the most intimate reception. The number of guests varies from 50 to 100 depending on the format of the celebration.
The dedicated team of Queens Botanical Garden is ready to assist you from the moment you express interest in the venue. Couples are ensured such valuable services as set up and clean up, wedding couple’s dressing areas, lighting, and a fully-equipped kitchen to facilitate your day.
Address: 43-50 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: (718) 886-3800
Metropolitan Building is a historic wedding destination that is nestled in the middle of an old and industrial area of Long Island City, New York. It will make you dive into the atmosphere of the last century and welcomes all couples to have their celebrations there.
The premises of the facility will actualize all your ideas on the format and style of the event. Its interior features vintage décor elements, antique furniture, redbrick walls, high ceilings, and large windows. The most elegant ceremony and reception can be hosted on the second floor of the property. If you want to have a bigger wedding, consider the fourth floor. Being flexible enough, its capacity of 9,000 square feet will help you to accommodate more guests. The third floor is a perfect choice for wedding photos and for the wedding party to spend time before the ceremony.
The responsible staff of Metropolitan Building is pleased to offer their assistance throughout the entire process. They will take care of all issues to make the wedding day bright and memorable.
Address: 4401 11th St, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 784-3716
The Bordone LIC is a premier wedding venue with stunning views of the city’s skyline. The space features a breathtaking outdoor terrace and a luxurious penthouse.
The Bordone LIC accommodates up to 300 individuals for a seated celebration. There are two spacious facilities that you can rent separately or together. The main area features a giant outdoor terrace (enjoy the sunset or dine under the stars) and 5.000 sq ft of indoor event space. In case you decide to go for the penthouse, you’ll have the roof and 2.000 sq ft of indoor space only for the couple and the friends and family (up to 75 people). The facilities feature high ceilings. By the way, the configuration of the rooms can be changed. Basically, the place is a blank canvas that the lovebirds can decorate to their taste. The big windows provide plenty of natural light.
For your convenience, there is a dressing room on a different floor and two wedding suits. The venue has a kitchen space with a sink and a lot of outlets.
Address: 43-10 9th Street, LIC, NY 11101
Phone: (917) 740-1026
Sound River Studios is a cool wedding venue that is basically the perfect blend of a warehouse and a gallery space. It is located right in front of the water in Long Island City. You can have your special day at this venue all year-round.
Sound River Studios offers over 5.500 square feet of event space. Up to 350 individuals will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the city’s skyline and the East River. The place is a blank canvas and the lovebirds can go all out with the décor. The space features high ceilings, big windows, skylights, and white walls (those can be used to screen a cute video about the couple, for example). The huge main room opens onto a lovely terrace (there is even a private dock that the newlyweds can take advantage of). The outdoor space will be covered up, in case of inclement weather.
The venue has a giant kitchen that is equipped with all the necessary amenities. By the way, there is also a beautiful wedding suite (with a bath and a kitchen!) and a separate storage room.
Address: 4-40 44th Dr, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 433-9288
The Vista Penthouse Ballroom is an elegant wedding venue located on the eleventh floor of Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City. The breathtaking views of the Manhattan Skyline and Queensboro Bridge are, of course, one of the main highlights of the venue.
The Vista Penthouse Ballroom can comfortably accommodate 160 individuals. The space features huge windows and may be decorated to the couple’s taste. The guests can enjoy their cocktail at the Sky Lounge – a rooftop event space with plenty of photo opportunities. The great news is that the celebration will take place even if the weather is not on your side – the Sky Lounge has a retractable roof.
You will be offered a complimentary wedding suite on the big day and a hotel room on the wedding night. By the way, the friends and family that decide to stay at the hotel can take advantage of special guestroom rates. The on-site restaurant prides itself on using the freshest ingredients year-round. The culinary team will create a customized menu and a gorgeous cake for a memorable day.
Address: 27-05 39th Ave 11th Floor, Queens, NY 11101
Phone: (347) 536-3606
Ravel Hotel is a luxury wedding destination situated in Long Island, New York. It is nestled between industrial buildings and the Queens-end of the 59th street Bridge. The facility boasts of 9,500 square feet of event space allowing you to select the preferable format.
Couples can take advantage of an opportunity to host their wedding indoors or outdoors due to such locations as a rooftop, two open-air seasonal rooftops, and Grand Ballroom. Being the highest point, the 10th floor of the hotel will provide you with stunning views for your romantic ceremony. You are welcome to invite 500 guests for a cocktail hour or up to 230 people for a sit-down meal. To have twice as large a gathering, consider Grand Estate Ballroom that astonishes with soaring ceilings, six restrooms, and the adjacent outdoor terrace with a full bar and a natural gas fire table.
The competent wedding experts at Ravel Hotel are ready to get down to work as soon as you choose the service. The client’s packages presuppose clean up, set up, lighting, sound, bar, catering, accommodations, and event planner. The venue is available all year round.
Address: 8-08 Queens Plaza S, Queens, NY, New York, 11101
Phone: (718) 289-6101
Bronx Wedding Venues
Wave Hill is a beautiful public garden and a center that celebrates art and beauty. Wave Hill House, the crown jewel of the 28 acres, was built back in 1843. This spectacular property that was once Theodore Roosevelt’s and Mark Twain’s favorite place can become your wedding venue of choice.
Have a romantic ceremony on the Great Lawn. After that, the guests have the opportunity to enjoy the views from the lovely Kate French Terrace. Part of it is covered by a tent, so up to 200 individuals can have their cocktails on the dreamy terrace, even if the weather is not on your side. Armor Hall is the perfect dining space. The Mark Twain Room can be rented together with the hall or as a separate, more intimate event space.
The gardens close to ordinary visitors in the evening, so the couple can celebrate their love only after 5.30 p.m. By the way, the gorgeous Aquatic Garden is a great spot for a memorable photoshoot. The culinary team will create a customized menu for your special day.
Address: 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx, New York 10471-2899
Phone: (718) 549-3200
Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Courses are located in the largest park in New York and are the only golf facility in the area with 36 holes. For couples that want to run away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and enjoy the lush views of the surrounding nature – Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Courses is a great option.
You can choose between quite a few indoor and outdoor event spaces. Have a romantic ceremony in a gorgeous gazebo and say ‘I do’ amidst seasonal blooms. Up to 250 people can share the moment with the lovebirds. The spacious Great Room can be turned into a reception hall, while the rest of the celebration will take place in the wonderful glass-enclosed pavilion that features beautiful vaulted ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and breathtaking views of the golf courses. The space accommodates up to 220 individuals.
There are a few private areas that can be used on your special day for getting ready and storage. A photo booth is available. The on-site culinary team will create a personalized menu for your event.
Address: 870 Shore Rd, The Bronx, NY 10464
Phone: (718) 885-1258
If you are looking for a unique wedding venue in New York, then the Bronx Zoo should make it to your must-see list. This iconic place opened back in 1899. It is one of the largest zoos in the States with a world-renowned animal collection.
The year-round venue has plenty of event spaces to offer. You can say ‘I do’ outside (don’t be surprised if the colorful peacocks decide to attend the celebration as well). The Zoo Center can also become a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. During the cocktail hour, the guests might forget to take a sip from their glasses as they will be surrounded by crocodiles, lemurs, and other animals in the Madagascar exhibit. The Great Hall is the largest event space available. It accommodates up to 175 people for a seated dinner and may be decorated to the couple’s taste.
There is a stunning glass-enclosed wedding suite. Needless to say that the Bronx Zoo is full of mind-blowing photo opportunities. You can also have a spin (and a quick photoshoot) on the Bug Carousel.
Address: 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY 10460
Phone: (718) 367-1010
Staten Island Wedding Venues
Celebrate at Snug Harbor is a beautiful Staten Island wedding venue. The gorgeous 83-acre territory features plenty of gardens with hundreds of photo opportunities.
Celebrate at Snug Harbor can host a micro wedding (30-50 guests) year-round. The wonderful White Garden and the Chinese Scholar Garden (the only one in New York) are usually rented together with the lovely tented pavilion from April to October. You will be able to invite up to 250 individuals to share the special day with you. The lovebirds can choose to celebrate in one of the 20 stunning gardens. The Tuscan Garden, for example, features topiaries, and marvelous terraces. The venue also has a few indoor event spaces to offer. Enjoy the intricate woodwork and the high ceilings of the Grand Hall. The Lower Great Hall is perfect for the cocktail hour or a more intimate event.
The venue is full of incredibly photogenic settings. Take advantage of the duck pond, the ivy-covered tunnel, the fountain, the charming gazebo, and the majestic buildings. There are on-site get-ready rooms.
Address: 1000 Richmond Terrace bldg r, Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 442-2700
Angelina’s Ristorante is a beautiful restaurant and event space located in Staten Island. The venue features incredible waterfront views, a few banquet rooms, and a blend of innovative and traditional Italian cuisine.
Angelina’s Ristorante can fit up to 275 individuals. The ceremony may take place outdoors, in front of the water and right next to a charming iron gazebo. Add a magical sunset and there you have it – a stunning setting for saying ‘I do’. The spacious banquet hall is where your friends and family can enjoy a marvelous dining experience. There is also a tent and a gorgeous outside balcony.
Floral arrangements are available upon request. You may also rent table votives and ice sculptures. The venue’s team can set up amazing dessert stations (smores, waffles, a chocolate fountain…) or even a late-night munchie truck (fast food, warm pretzels, energy drinks, and all that jazz). There are on-site get-ready rooms. By the way, the territory is full of amazing photo ops. Take advantage of the romantic swing and the red scooter.
Address: 399 Ellis St, Staten Island, NY 10307
Phone: (718) 227-2900
Nicotra’s Ballroom is a beautiful wedding venue that is part of Hilton Hotels & Resorts. The place offers quite a few event spaces to choose from.
The year-round destination is located in the picturesque woodlands. If you have your celebration in Nicotra’s Ballroom, you can enjoy the views from the huge windows. The room also features gold details, pretty wall coverings, and a warm color palette. The covered Trevi Garden is a large space that will take the friends and family to charming Venice. The Tea House Garden has vibrant Asian accents such as lanterns and red details. The space also features a marvelous ceiling made out of glass and a waterfall wall. There are a couple of outdoor areas as well. One of them has an eastern Asian tiered tower and a lovely koi pond, while the other is a magical garden with a stunning gazebo.
Some of the guests can stay in one of the 198 luxurious rooms. The on-site Lorenzo’s Restaurant Bar and Cabaret will take care of the menu for the special day. By the way, you can take advantage of the venue’s shuttle that will take the friends and family to the airport or to some of the city’s landmarks.
Address: 1100 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 477-2400
The Vanderbilt at South Beach is the only oceanfront event venue in Staten Island. Enjoy the dramatic views of the ocean and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the pleasant natural acoustics.
With the Vanderbilt at South Beach, you can choose to have a romantic ceremony on an actual beach. The place accommodates up to 1.000 individuals, so you can go all out with your guest list. The banquet hall and the ballroom with marble floors, sparkling chandeliers, and stunning draping are the inside spaces that you can choose from. One of the rooms features a dramatic staircase that will help the couple make an unforgettable entrance. The spaces can be decorated to the lovebirds’ taste. There are plenty of beautiful backdrops for a memorable photo shoot (take advantage of the boardwalk and the lovely gazebo, for example).
The venue has a private wedding suite where you can get ready for the celebration. The on-site culinary team is led by award-winning chefs. The professionals will work together with the couple on creating the perfect menu for their wedding day.
Address: 300 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 447-0800
The Grand Oaks Country Club is an elegant wedding venue located in Staten Island. The guests can enjoy stunning views of the well-maintained golf course and the property’s tranquil atmosphere.
With the Grand Oaks Country Club, you can go all out when it comes to the invitation list – the venue accommodates up to 1500 individuals. The lovely garden patio is a great place for a romantic wedding ceremony and for sunset watching. Take photos in front of the gorgeous gazebo and on the lush 18-hole golf course – the 147 acres are at your disposal. The venue also features indoor event spaces. The stunning Ballroom is where the guests can have a delicious meal and, later on, hit the dance floor.
You can get ready in the beautiful wedding suite. The pet-friendly venue also has on-site parking available. The team will provide the necessary lighting and sound equipment. Moreover, the guests can take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi. When it comes to the culinary experience, the venue prides itself on putting together a team of experienced professionals and award-winning chefs. A personalized menu will be crafted especially for your big day and it can always be enhanced with even more additional touches.
Address: 200 Huguenot Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312
Phone: (718) 356-2771
How to Get a Marriage License in New York City
The couple who decided that they want to exchange their vows in New York City would be required to obtain a marriage license from the Office of the City Clerk. To save some time, you can fill in the application online. When applying in person at the office, bring a valid ID (any state) and $35 (the license fee). All applicants must be over 18.
The couple should have at least one witness with a proper ID (must be over 18). You will already have your marriage license on hand, once you leave the Office of the City Clerk. If you have made a mistake while filling in the application – don’t worry. You can easily correct it for free within the first 24 hours or later on for a small fee.
After obtaining a marriage license, you would have to wait for at least 24 hours to tie the knot. However, do bear in mind that the license is valid for 60 days. So, you have exactly two months to get married anywhere within New York State.
Choosing the Best Season to Get Married in NYC
New York is a magnificent place to tie the knot, but make sure to choose your wedding date wisely.
Without any doubt, fall is the peak wedding season. The city is full of gorgeous, colorful foliage and the temperatures are pleasant. According to The Knot’s survey, 38% of wedding couples have chosen to have their big day in the fall. The runner-up is summer. Though in some parts of the state the sunny season is at the top of the list. During summer, the city is packed with people, but, most of the time, it’s nice and warm. Spring is a lovely, photogenic season when you’ll get a chance to take advantage of the beautiful blooms. If you want to plan everything indoors or don’t mind cold weather, you can go for a majestic winter celebration. Snowy wedding photos have their own inimitable atmosphere and look magical.
Of course, there are certain dates that you better avoid, if you don’t want to make the whole planning process more challenging. Typically, you should try to stay away from any festivities – New Year’s, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and so on. Because of the crowds, it will be difficult to find hotel rooms (and traveling is much more expensive).