There are lots of reasons to love a restaurant wedding in NYC. You know the food is going to amazing, most restaurants already are well-decorated so you won’t spend a ton on extra décor or rentals, and the staff are pros at providing excellent service. Plus, there are so many restaurant wedding venues in NYC in every size, style, and cuisine that you have lots of options, depending on your taste and budget.
If you’re looking to host a restaurant wedding in NYC, check out these fabulous venues.
Tarallucci e Vino
This flagship location near Union Square has a five loft spaces that are perfect for a restaurant wedding in NYC. Featuring lots of natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed brick walls, these contemporary spaces have an industrial-chic urban feel that’s so on-trend right now. And of course, the authentic Italian cuisine will win raves from your guests. This is also a popular venue for rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. The spaces can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner.
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Bryant Park Grill
There are so many NYC restaurant wedding venues, and this one truly has it all—a convenient and central location, outdoor space, delicious food, and highly-regarded service. You can host your ceremony on the restaurant’s rooftop or in their lovely garden, which is also popular for cocktail hour. The reception is held inside the restaurant or tented on the patio. And—bonus—given the restaurant’s incredible location, there are lots of nearby photo ops, from the New York Public Library to Bryant Park itself.
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Looking for a relaxed and nontraditional space for your restaurant wedding in NYC (with an amazing beer selection)? This Tribeca gastropub offers two floors of space with exposed brick, wooden details, cool décor, and more. According to one couple, “it’s not your ordinary restaurant and it’s not your boring average ballroom.” This is definitely a great spot for a more casual wedding celebration of up to 100 guests.
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Located right in Midtown Manhattan, you and your future spouse will feel like celebrities marrying at one of the best NYC restaurants for weddings. Oceana can host wedding parties big and small, up to 500 guests! The Grand Salon is the most popular spot for weddings, with its classic décor and room for 80 guests. There are both outdoor and indoor spaces, and the food (especially the crab cakes!) wins raves from couples.
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Yes, an “urban winery” is absolutely a thing, and this popular NYC winery, concert venue and restaurant also makes a fabulous wedding venue. It’s conveniently located in SoHo, and offers unique rustic décor and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. City Winery’s main space can host up to 185 guests for a seated dinner with dancing, but there are also smaller spaces like the Winery or the Cellar which can accommodate smaller guest counts.
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If you’re searching for a NYC restaurant wedding venue that embodies urban cool, you’ll love this Brooklyn restaurant, located in trendy Williamsburg. In fact, this restaurant was named one of our favorite restaurant wedding venues in the country. The 19th century industrial space features a glass cupola which lets in abundant natural light during the day and can host 166 guests for a seated dinner. There’s a private outdoor courtyard that’s perfect for ceremonies, too. MyMoon provides couples with all-inclusive packages to make wedding planning stress-free.
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The River Café
Have you always dreamed of hosting a restaurant wedding in NYC with amazing skyline views (seriously, who hasn’t)? Look no further than this Brooklyn restaurant, which is located underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and boasts gorgeous views of the NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty. You can host your ceremony on the terrace or in the restaurant’s garden, and your guests will love dining in the Terrace Room. There’s an extensive wedding menu with lots of options for every taste.
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This fully-functioning winery offers a unique and rustic space for restaurant weddings in NYC. We love the ceremony set-up, with the glass ceiling and garden wall (ideal for couples looking for an outdoor feel without worrying about the elements!). Your guests (the venue can hold up to 165 people for a wedding) will love exploring the winery—and tasting the wines, of course! Says one couple: “All of our guests raved about how beautiful the venue was and how delicious the food tasted.”
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If you’re planning on hosting a more intimate event, definitely consider this Williamsburg restaurant for your NYC wedding. Aurora can host up to 80 guests for a seated dinner, or 50 guests on their outdoor patio. Specializing in Italian fare served family-style, Aurora also wins praise for its service and relaxed setting. One couple called their Aurora wedding “flawless.”
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