We all know that there’s a wide variety of wedding venues in New York City, from modern lofts to cozy restaurants, hotels, gardens, and more. But what are the best wedding venues in NYC? Well, that’s a tough question, so we went to the experts—the brides and grooms! These are some of the best wedding venues in NYC with overwhelmingly positive reviews on WeddingWire.
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This indoor winery is the ultimate in Brooklyn cool and one of the best wedding venues in NYC. The space, which can hold 165 guests, is one of the most sought-after venues in New York City. We love the garden wall with top-to-bottom greenery (you have to see it!), the glass ceiling (hello amazing natural light!), and rustic interior and details. Couples also rave about the service and the food, with one bride exclaiming: “Beautiful ambience and professional AND happy staff that works really hard to accommodate your needs. What more can you ask for?”
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Bryant Park Grill
One of the most beautiful restaurants in all of the city, this stunning space makes our list of the best wedding venues in NYC. First of all, the venue location can’t be beat—you’re right in the center of Manhattan (so convenient!). And we love that there is outdoor garden space (which is pretty rare in the big city. The restaurant can host events for up to 210 guests, and the food is as fabulous as the space.
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Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue
Looking for a wedding venue in NYC with spectacular views? Located on Fifth Avenue and 14th Street, host your event in this 8,000-square foot penthouse in a sophisticated Beaux-Arts building offers 360-degree views of the surrounding city. It can host up to 200 guests, and catering is in-house. Plus, we love how the loft space combines historic elegance with a modern loft feel.
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Midtown Loft & Terrace
This venue located on Fifth Avenue is the ultimate in New York wedding chic. The contemporary loft space is perfect for a glamorous wedding in the city, and features lots of gorgeous natural light. We particular love the 4,400 square foot Terrace space which now has a retractable rooftop so it can be utilized throughout the year! The Loft space is also a favorite and can be decorated in a variety of ways based on your wedding style. This venue has its own in-house production company which will help make planning a breeze!
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This stylish Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant is beloved by couples for its unique vibe, fabulous food, and exceptional service. The garden space is particularly popular for ceremonies, cocktail hour, and photo ops, and the interior space offers exposed brick and wood for an industrial-chic feel (so on-trend!)—and an incredible glass cupola ceiling with lots of natural light. This venue is ideal for weddings of 150 guests or fewer.
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Pier A Harbor House
Head downtown to check out this incredible waterfront venue with its views of the Statue of Liberty and New York City Harbor. The Pier A Harbor House offers several venues ideal for weddings including the Loft, with its high ceilings and the ability to host both ceremony and reception in the same space. The Loft has a capacity of 120 guests for a seated dinner. The State Room has the feel of a historic home, and is best suited for ceremonies. There’s also the Commissioner’s Bar & Liberty Room, which is best for smaller weddings of 50 guests, or rehearsal dinners.
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Pier Sixty, The Lighthouse & Current at Chelsea Piers
One of the most famous and best wedding venues in NYC, Chelsea Piers is known for its water views and fabulous location. There are actually three venues within Chelsea Piers—the grand Pier Sixty (which can host a whopping 850 guests!), the Lighthouse with its incredible windows and views, and the new and modern Current space.
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One of the biggest wedding trends right now is the industrial-chic venue, spaces with a historical yet raw vibe. The Foundry may be the venue that inspired this trend. Located in Long Island City, Queens, this New York wedding venue has so much character with its exposed brick and beams, and offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding.
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The Housing Works Bookstore
Bibliophiles rejoice! You can actually get married in a bookstore in NYC! We love this quirky venue, with its floor to ceiling bookshelves and spiral staircases. There’s actually an in-house caterer, and 100 percent of all proceeds go to helping the homeless and those with HIV/AIDS, adding an important charitable element to your wedding day.
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New York Botanical Garden
A nature-filled wedding in NYC? The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, makes this dream a reality! Aside from the many outdoor photo opportunities, there are several spaces where your wedding can be held, from the scenic Garden Terrace Room (the terrace itself is ideal for a ceremony) to the more rustic and intimate Stone Mill.
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Hotel weddings often get a bad rap for being too “cookie cutter” (we disagree, btw). Not so with this Brooklyn hotel wedding venue, one of the best wedding venues in NYC. The Wythe Hotel features an industrial chic vibe as well as fabulous outdoor spaces. Weddings are usually held in the outdoor garden with receptions in the spacious Main Hall.
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Boathouse at Central Park
If you’re looking for the ultimate wedding venue in NYC, your search is over. The Boathouse at Central Park may be the most famous and classic of NYC venues, as the ability to get married right in Central Park is extremely coveted. Not only is the setting second-to-none, couples also rave about the attentive staff and fabulous food.
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