The New York Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and natural wedding venue located in the Bronx, New York. Founded in 1891, this location provides exquisite visuals and backdrops with stunning landscapes, manicured gardens, and beautiful flowers. You can host your outdoor spring wedding ceremony surrounded by the lush gardens or in the fall with the vibrant foliage. Your wedding will be infused with nature while being held in one of the most magnificent cities in the country.
Facilities and Capacity
he New York Botanical Garden offers indoor and outdoor spaces to hold your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, and bridal shower. The Garden Terrace Room provides a modern elegance while featuring twinkling chandeliers and state-of-the-art lighting. There are expansive windows that lead out to beautiful views of the garden. This room accommodates up to 330 guests. You can host your cocktail hour outside among the gardens, just outside this room and under a tent. Stone Mill provides a farm-chic feel to your wedding as it blends historic charm with modern comforts. This newly refurbished space accommodates up to 120 guests with a rustic feel of exposed beams and columns. The outdoor terrace includes the sights and sounds of the Bronx River and mature evergreen trees. For convenience, you can prepare for the big day in one of the get-ready rooms at the venue. There is also parking, valet, and a shuttle for transportation, and the Botanical Garden is wheelchair accessible.
This venue offers all-inclusive wedding packages, including catering and beverage services on-site. You and your guests can be served delicious fare through a buffet, plated dinner, family-style meal, stations, hors d’oeuvres, or a cocktail reception. Bartenders are on-hand to provide champagne, wine, beer, liquor, and signature drink options during an open or limited bar. The talented team works with you to execute your wedding vision and ideas in this beautiful location. You can choose to use outside vendors for your wedding while the Botanical Garden provides the following items:
The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum. It is considered one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and is surrounded by diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens. The beauty of the space is only enhanced by the scope of its multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Kiara · Married on 08/04/2018
I knew NYBG would be our reception venue the first time we visited. The entire team was incredibly warm and the beautiful gardens alongside the elegant Garden Terrace Room was a perfect location for us to celebrate our marriage just outside the hustle and bustle of NYC. We had the honor of working with Laura who made our experience from beginning to end so seamless. She was always quick to respond and so accommodating with our requests. On the day of, everything ran so smoothly and our bridal attendant, Sasha, was so incredible and on point with every single detail. Our family and friends cannot stop talking about how beautiful the venue was and the food was incredible! My husband and I will never forget this day and thank the Starr Catering team at NYBG for helping create the best day of our lives!Sent on 08/16/2018
Lea · Married on 04/06/2019
I cannot recommend NYBG and ByConstellation (formerly Starr Catering) enough for your wedding! First of all - the venue speaks for itself. It is a historic and iconic space with a gorgeous ballroom, beautiful outdoor ceremony space, and really nice cocktail hour tent. It's a venue with a total "wow" factor.Sent on 04/09/2019
Laura Bass and her team are top notch professionals who go above and beyond to execute a great day. Planning at the NYBG was also very easy - they had a lot of things I know stress a lot of couples out included in the package (pretty chivari hairs, a wide variety of linen colors, temperature control, power sources, etc.) so there was very little worry. They were super flexible and responsive. There were tons of bartenders, ample space to walk around, a large dance floor. It was logistically very easy to plan.
The food was superb and plentiful - my friends and family have not stopped complimenting us. And the best part - we were able to extend the party an extra 3 hours with late night snacks and drinks until 2am for a super reasonable rate. Keeping the party going was a huge priority for us!
In terms of pricing, the NYBG and Constellation were not "cheap", but they had great value. The food and beverage package and venue fee were in line with similarly sized high quality venues we looked at throughout Manhattan and the boroughs, but they included so much more (more apps, better alcohol, a wedding cake, variety of desserts, valet, table service, coat check etc.) where other venues seemed to nickle and dime for upgrades.
NYBG was worth every penny and I would recommend without hesitation, particularly for a larger wedding.
Keri Dean · Married on 12/15/2018
An absolute dream!
I have frequented the NYBG for years. It’s one of my absolute favorite places to visit. Getting married there had only existed in my dreams and I still cannot believe that it became a reality. It turned out to be both...a waking dream! One of the biggest things that drew us to the venue was the size of the dance floor! It was bigger than other venues we had seen. And while I was having way too much fun to sit and eat, many of our guests have raved about both the food and the service, some even found themselves tipping the wait staff because they were so attentive. There was never a line for food or drinks. Things moved smoothly and everything felt spacious. Since it was a winter wedding, I loved the feel of being outside when we were in the tent for cocktail hour. My bridal attendant, Janis, was superb. He was so reliable, thoughtful and available throughout the day and night. We mostly worked with Kristal Waters, who was not only kind and very much on top of everything, but she gracefully managed, tolerated and negotiated family dynamics throughout the process! We are still flying high from the wedding and look forward to visiting the NYBG in the years to come, on our own, and one day with children.Sent on 01/02/2019
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