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The Best Wedding Venues in New York City

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Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen, 27 Dresses’ Jane, Bride Wars’ Liv and Emma: what do these sensational fictional women have in common? Their New York City weddings were simply stunning. Fancy being the star of the next show-stopper wedding in the Big Apple? These are the best wedding venues in NYC.

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The Best Wedding Venues in New York City

Iconic NYC Wedding Venues

The dinosaur in the American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History (credit: Aditya Vyas)

American Museum of Natural History

Your night at the museum doesn’t have to be a comedy – in fact, it can be extremely elegant. Whether for ceremony or reception, the American Museum of Natural History can host a large guest list, all within the unique venue. Sip cocktails among the dinosaurs, dance under the iconic whale – here, you can truly live out your wildest dreams. amnh.org

The Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Having opened in 1934, the 30 Rockefeller Plaza skyscraper is the centerpiece to Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center – and, since a 2014 refurbishment, The Rainbow Room has placed this NYC stalwart firmly on the wedding venue map. Inspired by New York’s timelessness, the domed ceilings and revolving dance floor act as centrepiece in a grand room that pays attention to every detail: crystal wall sconces, brass railings, and a stunning crystal chandelier that might, at times, successfully peel eyes away from unparalleled views across the city. rockefellercenter.com

Photo of Girl in Front of New York City Public Library

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Live out your Carrie Bradshaw dreams at the New York Public Library in Manhattan – perhaps the most classic and iconic wedding venue in NYC. Across multiple event spaces, which can all cater to different tastes and vibes, this large and high-capacity venue is a chic blank canvas for dream weddings. nypl.org

City Hall

Or, have your humble Carrie Bradshaw moment at the city’s most iconic wedding venue: City Hall. For only $25, say ‘I do’ in iconic surrounds. Bring your own photographer, keep the vows short and sweet, and opt for a short dress for a chic, carefree day. cityclerk.nyc.gov

Aerial Central park view from Rockefeller plaza

Central Park from the Rockefeller Plaza

Tribeca Rooftop

Once a 1920s printing press building, this 15,000 square foot private venue maintains its industrial roots in the authentic NYC fashion. With impeccable panoramic views across the City, the spot is hailed for its large windowed walls and expansive glass atrium, providing the perfect backdrop to your NYC wedding. tribecarooftopnyc.com

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

With characteristic Brooklyn charm, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a sophisticated option for floral lovers. Whether you opt to tie the knot en plein air or beneath the expansive living roof of native grasses and wildflowers, this wedding venue is the epitome of simple yet effective, making the most of nature’s natural decorations. bbg.org

Unique Wedding Venues NYC

Newly married couple looking at Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge (Credit: Anton via Unsplash)

Weylin

The historical site of the Williamsburg Savings Bank – designed in 1875 by architect George B. Post with interiors by Peter B. Wright – the Weylin is the result of an award-winning restoration. The spectacular dome, detailed mosaics, wooden carvings and tasteful use of period décor makes a delightful backdrop that remains easily customisable to the happy couple’s design preferences, whether creating a dream micro-wedding or catering for a lengthy guestlist. weylin.com

Brooklyn Grange Farm

Love soil as much as we do? Located over 1.5 acres in the heart of Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Grange Farm is home to the world’s largest rooftop soil farm. Dance beside eight-foot-tall sunflowers, eat food grown right beside your dinner table, and gaze out across the East River at this stunning sustainable wedding venue. brooklyngrangefarm.com

New York, New York, USA at New York City Hall in the morning time.

New York City Hall

The Foundry

Over in Long Island City, steps from the East River, is The Foundry, a unique 19th century building that once played host to the manufacturing of fine varnishes and, another time, to the infamous ‘Kiss on the Lips’ party in Gossip Girl‘s first season. With ivy covered terraces, a stunning skylight, lush outdoor courtyard, and indoor greenhouse within over 3,000 square feet of event space, The Foundry is popular among those looking for a European vibe, while still having incredible views of the NYC skyline. thefoundry.info

620 Loft & Garden

Fans of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, this one is for you. Located directly above St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, 620 Loft & Garden – an extremely customisable space – is a city oasis, boasting manicured gardens, a reflective pool and even and fountain. Inside, lofted ceilings and vast windows gaze onto the city below. rockefellercenter.com

Brooklyn Winery

With industrial interiors adorned with reclaimed wood and vintage adornments, this vast, 8,000 square foot winery is ideal for vino lovers. Situated in buzzing Williamsburg, Brooklyn, locally sourced-food is the cherry on top of the vast wine offering. With a bigger (and better) space opening in 2023, Brooklyn Winery is the ideal wedding venue with an industrial twist. bkwinery.com

Hotels to Tie the Knot In

Courtyard dining at Four Seasons New York Downtown

Four Seasons New York Downtown

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Situated in trendy Tribeca in Lower Manhattan, steps away from the One World Trade Centre, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown brings a chic and luxury edge to a cool urban wedding. An iconic ballroom, a celebrity baker on hand for the cake, and curated packages all make this customisable venue an ideal option. There’s accommodation on hand too, of course. fourseasons.com

The Peninsula

An iconic Manhattan destination, the prestigious Peninsula offers one of the only rooftop wedding venues in NYC. Close to Central Park and nestled in the heart of the city, the stunning surrounding views make for the most incredible photographs – especially with an on-hand photographer capturing it all. Plus, avoid a Bride Wars scenario: only one wedding takes place per day at The Peninsula, so no one will be stealing your spotlight. peninsula.com

Pathways amongst the cherry trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York City

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Beekman

Indulge in Old New York romance at The Beekman, an architectural gem in the financial district. With unique spaces available for every step of the process – from parties to brunches to the ceremony itself – The Beekham’s glamorous mix of industrial chic is sure to impress guests. There’s also a nine-story atrium, pyramidal skylight and rooftop terrace, with a view of Brooklyn Bridge adding an enviable NYC edge. thebeekman.com