The 10 Best Wedding Venues NYC Locals Boast About
The 10 Best Wedding Venues NYC Locals Boast About
There is a never-ending list of things to do in NYC. From buildings bursting with history to newly constructed modern marvels, New York City has a seemingly endless supply of skyscrapers, penthouses, brownstones and lofts to host a party. This is especially true when it comes to the party of all parties – your wedding! Of all the romantic things to do in NYC, getting married tops the cake.
Rooftop Wedding Venues NYC Style
Planning a rooftop wedding? There’s nothing quite like exchanging nuptials and saying “I DOs” with a view of the city at your feet. Whether you call one of the five boroughs home, or you’re planning to travel to the Big Apple to get married, you have your work cut out for you in choosing a venue. There are so many incredible spots to pick from – lucky for you, I’ve narrowed down 10 of the best to help make planning your big day a little easier.
1 | Cipriani Wall Street | If you have a soft spot for either history or luxury, this venue is sure to make your heart flutter upon entry. Iconic Greek-revival columns adorn the exterior façade of the building, constructed in the late 1800s to serve as home to the New York Merchants Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, United States Customs House, and eventually the National City Bank headquarters. It could be the site for another important event – your wedding day! If you’re having trouble trimming down your guest list, fear not! The stunning space can accommodate up to 200 guests for the ceremony and 900 for the reception. They offer an array of amenities to ensure your special day is all you dreamed it’d be. High ceilings and marble floors set the scene for a truly elegant and unforgettable evening!
WHERE: 55 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 | WHO: 646-723-0826
2 | 620 Loft & Garden | Looking to have landmarks of Midtown Manhattan serve as the backdrop for your big day? 620 Loft & Garden, conveniently located in Rockefeller Center in the heart of midtown, offers exceptional views of the iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Fifth Avenue. The venue offers over 1,800 square feet of indoor space for your ceremony, plus their perfectly manicured rooftop garden, ideal for an evening reception in NYC. To help with the planning and ensure your big day goes off without a hitch, they have a list of preferred vendors that includes catering, floral, lighting, music, photography and more.
WHERE: 620 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020 | WHO: 212-632-5000
3 | The Dumbo Loft | If wood beams and exposed brick are more your style, the Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn just might be your ideal wedding venue. This historic building was constructed in 1891 and functioned as a factory during the turn of the century. Weddings here feel intimate and quaint, though the loft can comfortably accommodate up to 140 guests – plenty of room for all your friends and family! Be sure to string twinkle lights across the high ceilings for a whimsical, romantic feel.
WHERE: 155 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | WHO: 718-310-3040
4 | Tribeca Rooftop + 360° | Aptly named for its 360 degree views of the city, Tribeca Rooftop + 360° is in three words, minimalist, modern and chic! The space, located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in New York, is simple but spectacular, offering expansive views of One World Trade Center and the rest of lower Manhattan, with seating for up to 300 guests. There is over 14,000 square feet of dedicated outdoor space, 15,000 square feet of interior event space, and 1,100 square feet of dance floor – so there is plenty of room to spread the party out and dance the night away. In addition to seasonal dinner menus and desserts by Duane Park Patisserie, Tribeca Rooftop + 360° provides an on-site event manager to coordinate with vendors on your big day. All of the glamour and none of the stress!
WHERE: 10 Desbrosses St, New York, NY 10013 | WHO: 212-625-2600
5 | Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue | Fifth Avenue is synonymous to iconic New York luxury, so why spend your big day anywhere else?! The event space at Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth is ideal for 75 to 200 guests, and if you’re planning nuptials on a much smaller scale, they have sister venues that are perfect for 15 to 75 guests. Wedding ceremonies in this space typically take place in front of a stunning Palladian window that perfectly frames the Empire State Building – it doesn’t get any more New York than that!
WHERE: 80 Fifth Avenue, E 14th St, New York, NY 10011 | WHO: 212-627-8838
6 | The Green Building | Another Brooklyn building constructed around the turn of the century to accommodate the manufacturing boom in the city, the Green Building was originally built to serve as a brass foundry and has since been restored and converted into one of the most sought after event spaces in the borough. Comprised of four total spaces – the Main Room, the Courtyard, the Private Lounge, and the Kitchen – the venue has everything you need for the wedding of your dreams. With enough space to accommodate 250 guests for a cocktail party, or fully seat 160 for dinner, there’s room for everyone on your guest list! Chandeliers and pin lights on dimmers set the mood for a celebration of love.
WHERE: 452 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 | WHO: 718-522-3363
7 | Prince George Ballroom | A popular venue amongst fashion designers for runway shows and photo shoots, Prince George Ballroom is ultra-luxurious and sure to make a statement. Its breathtaking Beaux Arts style architecture with golden Neo-Renaissance touches that adorn the columns and ceiling are sure to wow your guests and serve as the ideal setting for a picture-perfect wedding. The sprawling ballroom can easily accommodate a reception with up to 400 guests, so no one has to miss out on your big day.
WHERE: 15 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016 | WHO: 212-471-0870
8 | The Foundry | For those who prefer to plan every last detail on their own, the Foundry is a raw, open space where you can really bring your vision to life. Exposed red brick line the walls of the ground floor and mezzanine level. Included with the main space is The Courtyard, a gorgeous ivy-covered terrace with picturesque views of the Queensboro Bridge. With or without a tent, the Courtyard can host up to 165 guests for an outdoor dinner, perfect for an evening summer wedding in the city.
WHERE: 42-38 9th St, Queens, NY 11101 | WHO: 718-786-7776
9 | Gotham Hall | Housed in a landmark building on Broadway, Gotham Hall’s incredible ornate stained-glass dome skylight is the perfect center piece for your wedding day. This wedding venue is steeped in old world charm with a Grand Ballroom fit for royalty. You can host anywhere from 250-500 guests here. In a room washed with romantic ambient lighting, dance the night away on their marble floor under a 70-foot ceiling. A wedding at Gotham Hall is one you won’t soon forget!
WHERE: 1356 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 | WHO: 212-244-4300
10 | The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel | The Beekman, an historic hotel in downtown Manhattan, prides itself on offering “a blend of classic glamour and contemporary charm.” As an event venue, The Beekman has several different rooms, allowing for seated dinners for wedding parties of all sizes. They have strong relationships with some of the best vendors in town, and they offer packages that include linens, tables, candles, and printed menu cards. After the “I DOs” have been said and the party has come to an end, the celebration continues with a complimentary night at the hotel!
WHERE: 123 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038 | WHO: 212-233-2300
A city as diverse as New York City has something for everyone – including those looking to tie the knot!
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Last Tips About Wedding Venues in New York City!
When selecting your venue, make sure you take the size and season of your wedding into consideration. New Yorkers are always on the hunt for outdoor space, so be sure to take advantage of the stunning rooftops and terraces these wedding venues have to offer if you’re looking to get married in the spring or summer. For the fall or winter, stay cozy and warm inside while looking out on exceptional city views. Any one of these breathtaking venues will serve as the ideal location to start your forever, right now!
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