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Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.

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Akwaaba Mansion Bed and Breakfast

347 MacDonough St., nr. Stuyvesant Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant; 886-466-3855;

Once the home of a 19th-century beer baron, this off-the-beaten-path bed-and-breakfast boasts hand-carved marble fireplaces, chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows. It holds 150 for cocktails and 70 for a sit-down dinner with dancing in the ballroom. Site fees range from $250 to $450 per hour; outside catering is required.

The Carlyle

35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave.; 212-744-1600;

The Carlyle has been a New York icon since it first opened in 1930. Its two Art Deco–inspired event spaces—the Versailles and the larger Trianon—make elegant wedding venues that hold up to 200 and 225 guests respectively. Reception packages include passed hors d’oeuvre, a five-hour open bar, and a choice of entrées. From $250 per person. Book the Silver package and get a free bridal suite for the wedding night. Packages start at $10,000.

The Crosby Street Hotel

79 Crosby St., nr. Spring St.; 212-226-6400;

A favorite of the downtown fashion set, this boutique hotel offers chic digs for small affairs. The lush lower-level parlor rooms hold about 75 people for sit-down dinners and up to 200 for cocktails. Rental rates range from $400 to $2,000 per hour; catering is in-house, from $95 per person. (good value)

Four Seasons Hotel New York

57 E. 57th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-758-5700;

This landmark hotel is one of the most sought after in the city, and with good reason. Guests can mingle on the gorgeous mezzanine terrace before going to any number of impressive rooms. The newest event space, the FIFTY7, holds 140 guests for a sit-down dinner and has an Art Deco–inspired feel. Several smaller rooms can accommodate more intimate groups of 20 to 100. Prices upon request.

Gramercy Park Hotel

2 Lexington Ave., at 21st St.; 646-898-3247;

Receptions at this scene-y hub are generally held on the stunning 18th-floor terrace, which features lush landscaping and a retractable roof. It can accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated dinner and dancing, 160 for a buffet, or 250 for cocktails. Prices upon request.

Hotel Giraffe

365 Park Ave. S., at 26th St.; 212-685-7700;

The Giraffe’s 1,300-square-foot rooftop garden and penthouse is perfect for a cocktail-party reception. The penthouse boasts 26-foot-tall barrel-vaulted ceilings, plus an attached garden (available from May to October) and sweeping views of Park Avenue. It can accommodate 50 guests for a seated dinner in the indoor room, or up to 100 for cocktails. Packages start at $3,500 and include a deluxe overnight guest room for the newlyweds. (good value)

The Kimberly Hotel

145 E. 50th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-702-1600

This boutique hotel’s 3,000-square-foot rooftop is as ideal for winter weddings as it is for summer affairs: The space transforms into an elegant lounge thanks to the retractable glass ceilings and walls, as well as heated floors, and can accommodate up to 150 guests for a cocktail or buffet reception. Guests mingling with a view of the Chrysler Building enjoy contemporary American fare by chef David Andrews (Gotham Bar & Grill). The Kimberly’s new Mediterranean restaurant, Ibis, designed with its past as a 1920s opera house in mind, holds up to 150 seated guests or 325 for a cocktail reception. Prices upon request. (good value)

The Library Hotel

299 Madison Ave., nr. 41st St.; 212-983-4500;

For intimate daytime weddings, this hotel’s Writer’s Den offers an airy atmosphere (complete with a working fireplace). Separated from the Writer’s Den by a swanky bar is the Poetry Garden, an enclosed glass atrium and an outdoor terrace with views of the public library. Buffet and cocktail-style receptions are catered by Madison & Vine, though other options are available. Prices upon request.

Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel

20 W. 29th St., at Broadway; 646-214-5764;

This 2,700-square-foot event space located on the lower level of the Ace Hotel recently underwent an elegant redesign, and chef April Bloomfield has debuted new menus to feed up to 100 guests seated. Ten-foot-high ceilings contribute to the contemporary setting, while movable walls divide the space into three separate rooms for more intimate gatherings. Evening prices start at $10,000.

Lotte New York Palace Hotel

455 Madison Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212-888-7000;

For large events, this 55-story hotel’s Villard Ballroom is a great choice: It holds 225 for dinner and dancing, or 450 for cocktails. From $275 to $400 per person.

Mandarin Oriental, New York

80 Columbus Cir., at 60th St.; 212-805-8815;

With wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling northeast views of Columbus Circle and Central Park, the hotel’s massive 36th-floor ballroom is unlike any other. The 6,000-square-foot space can host up to 420 guests for dinner and dancing. Three-course seated dinners start at $350 per person.

New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Sixth Ave., nr. 53rd St.; 212-586-7000;

With one of the largest ballrooms in New York City (it holds anywhere from 200 to 5,000 guests), the Hilton is a good bet for couples looking to host everyone they’ve ever met. The team here specializes in kosher events. Prices upon request.

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

333 Adams St., nr. Johnson St., Downtown Brooklyn; 718-246-7000;

This site is a favorite for couples looking to wed in downtown Brooklyn. The 18,105-square-foot Grand Ballroom is essentially a blank canvas and accommodates up to 2,010 guests; smaller spaces, like the Legends ballroom, are also available. Catering starts at $110 per person and includes dinner, cake, and an open bar.

Penthouse808 at Ravel Hotel

8-08 Queens Plaza S., Long Island City; 718-289-6107;

The trendy 8,000-square-foot Asian-Pacific bistro at this Queens hotel offers a stunning panoramic look at the Manhattan skyline and Queensboro Bridge, and the retractable glass wall and awning won’t block the view in bad weather, making this a solid all-seasons option. Accommodates up to 225 for dinner and dancing, and 300 for cocktails. From $115 per person.

The Pierre

2 E. 61st St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-838-8000;

This old-school hotel exudes more than cachet: Its comprehensive list of services includes an on-site planner, flowers, customized menus (including kosher), and photography. The ballrooms hold anywhere from 20 to 700 people. The hotel also offers discounted rates for overnight wedding guests. Prices upon request.?

The Plaza Hotel

768 Fifth Ave., at Central Park S.; 212-759-3000;

A $400-million gut renovation completed in 2008 reinstated the landmark Plaza Hotel’s true five-star grandeur. Weddings are held in the opulent Grand Ballroom or the Terrace Room, which features original Charles Winston–designed crystal chandeliers from 1912. Receptions include a bridal suite for the night of the wedding, day-of preparation rooms for the bride and groom, and a cake from either Sylvia Weinstock or Ron Ben-Israel. CPS Events provides the catering. Prices upon request.

Refinery Hotel

63 W. 38th St., nr. Sixth Ave. 646-664-0325;

First opened in 1912 as a millinery, this hotel charms couples with its roof deck, which fits up to 240 for cocktails. For sit-down affairs, the Parker & Quinn restaurant, located on the ground floor, holds 120. Prices start at $250 per person for a five-hour event; in-house catering is required.

The Roosevelt Hotel

45 E. 45th St., at Madison Ave.; 212-661-9600;

This historic building in midtown evokes Jazz Age elegance with its gilded, chandeliered event spaces. The Grand Ballroom has iron-latticed balconies and accommodates up to 350 guests, while the Terrace Ballroom can hold 175 guests. Catering is in-house. From $250 per guest.

230 Fifth

230 Fifth Ave., at 27th St.; 212-725-4300;

This 14,000-square-foot rooftop bar includes three enclosed spaces, along with a partially heated terrace. The balcony offers breathtaking views of the Empire State Building and midtown. The space can fit up to 1,200 guests, but smaller spaces are available. Prices upon request.

The Waldorf-Astoria

301 Park Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212-872-4700;

Brides dreaming of a fairy-tale ball choose this legendary hotel, which features the only four-story, two-tiered ballroom in the city. It’s also home to the Starlight Roof, with 20-foot-high ceilings, as well as the Conrad and Louis XVI suites (up to 100 guests). The hotel’s Guerlain Spa and in-house Wedding Salon are particularly convenient for pre-event primping. Prices upon request.

Wythe Hotel

80 Wythe Ave., at N. 11th St., Williamsburg 718-460-8000;

Couples looking to tie the knot at this bastion of cool can book the main event hall and adjacent outdoor garden to host a seated dinner of up to 140 guests. The in-house restaurant, Reynard, provides all catering. Prices start at $350 per person, including cake, food, a five-hour open bar, staff, basic rentals, and site fee.


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