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Greater New York City Metro Waterfront Wedding Venues

Waterfront wedding venues offer a breathtaking scenery combined with a relaxed vibe. Whether you’re getting married near a lake or by the ocean, there’s something oh-so romantic about a waterfront wedding venue. Browse these gorgeous waterfront wedding venues and start planning your big day.

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Pro The Vanderbilt at South Beach
The Vanderbilt at South Beach
43 reviews
· Waterfront Weddings · Staten Island, NY

Vanderbilt at South Beach is an elegant wedding venue located in Staten Island, New York. This venue is the only oceanfront ballroom in Staten Island offering breathtaking ocean views. Along with the exquisite spaces at this beachfront venue, you can expect high-quality service and dedication from... (Waterfront Weddings Greater New York City Metro)

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The Bordone LIC
The Bordone LIC
8 reviews
· Waterfront Weddings · Long Island City, NY

The Bordone LIC is a premier event venue with unparalleled indoor and outdoor space in Long Island City. The venue offers you and your guests panoramic views of the Manhattan & Queens skyline, including the iconic Queensboro Bridge. It is available for a wide variety of large gatherings or small... (Waterfront Weddings Greater New York City Metro)

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NYC Waterfront Weddings

From rivers and bays to harbours and lakes, NYC is surrounded by water. If you are interested in hosting a waterfront wedding in any of the NYC boroughs, there are plenty of possibilities located at the water’s edge. Whether a nautical clubhouse, boutique hotel or favorite neighborhood restaurant, NYC waterfront wedding venues offer breathtaking scenery combined with a more relaxed vibe than traditional venues. Of course, don’t forget that there’s just something oh-so romantic about a waterfront wedding in NYC!

Considering a NYC Waterfront Wedding Venue

Waterfront weddings in NYC can be held outdoors, indoors or a combination of the two. To enjoy that fresh, waterfront air, many couples want to be outside. If this is the case for you, keep in mind that outdoor events – including waterfront and garden weddings – require forethought about inclement weather back-up plans so that your guests remain dry and comfortable no matter what the weather unleashes. Some venues are equipped to hold an outdoor ceremony, after which wedding guests can move inside for the reception. During colder months, couples may prefer a fully indoor venue that has panoramic windows so your guests can enjoy those beautiful NYC waterfront vistas from the cozy comfort of indoors.

Waterfront weddings tend to be more casual, but you can still specify “black tie" on the invitations if you’d prefer a formal affair. Alternatively, if you want to play up the waterfront theme, you can even request that guests dress in nautical style clothing or in colors that reflect the sea.

No matter what details you choose, just imagine how happy you’ll feel while gazing across the water from any NYC neighborhood on your special day. Plus, your wedding photographs will be spectacular!

Waterfront Weddings in NYC: Finding the Perfect Theme

NYC waterfront weddings offer fantastic opportunities for water-based wedding themes like nautical, oceanic, under-the-sea or island luau. These themes can be carried out in a number of ways. Try blue, green and neutral colors for bridesmaid dresses and/or table linens. You can include pieces of driftwood or coral as part of your floral centerpieces or rent a nautical-themed wedding photo booth for entertainment during the reception.

There are infinite possibilities when it comes to creating your NYC waterfront wedding menu. Serve up an oyster bar or shrimp cocktail for appetizers, host a lobster bake, offer sushi rolls or simply work with your caterer for a nice plated fish meal. Remember that some individuals are allergic to seafood, so be sure to provide ample warnings along with alternate menu options.

Wedding Transportation to your NYC Waterfront Wedding

Although wedding limos have been traditional for wedding transportation, what better entrance could you make than arriving via boat to your waterfront wedding in NYC? Or, if you are a truly seafaring couple, you can even consider a wedding venue on a boat.