Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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Akwaaba Mansion Bed and Breakfast347 MacDonough St., nr. Stuyvesant Ave. Bedford-Stuyvesant; 718-455-5958; akwaaba.com
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 $300 to $400 per hour; outside catering is required.thecarlyle.com
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 145 guests. Reception packages include passed hors d’oeuvre, a four-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.theplaza.com
Since 1927, the Plaza’s neoclassical Grand Ballroom has hosted such legendary events as Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. Guests can mingle and marvel at the 4,800-square-foot space’s original chandeliers, mirrors, and sconces, while CPS Events provides the catering. while confectionary legends Sylvia Weinstock or Ron Ben-Israel take care of the cake. Prices upon request.
The Crosby Street Hotel79 Crosby St., nr. Spring St.; 212-226-6400; firmdalehotels.com
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 $350 to $1,400 per hour; catering is in-house, from $80 per person. (good value)fourseasons.com/newyork
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 the Cosmopolitan Suite, which holds 150 guests for cocktails and has a sleek, elegant feel. Several smaller rooms can accommodate more intimate groups of 20 to 100. Prices upon request.gramercyparkhotel.com
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.hotelgiraffe.com
The Giraffe’s 1,300-square-foot rooftop garden is perfect for a cocktail-party reception. The room 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 $3,000 and include a deluxe overnight guest room for the newlyweds. (good value)libraryhotel.com
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 Hall20 W. 29th St., at Broadway; 646-237-8313; acehotel.com/newyork
This 2,500-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 that feed up to 120 guests seated. Ten-foot-high ceilings contribute to the contemporary setting, while moveable walls divide the space into three separate rooms for more intimate gatherings. Prices start at $10,000.mandarinoriental.com/newyork
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 Midtown1335 Sixth Ave., nr. 54th St.; 212-586-7000; newyorkhiltonhotel.com
With one of the largest ballrooms in New York City (it holds anywhere from 200 to 3,000 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.brooklynmarriott.com
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 1,800 guests; smaller spaces, like the junior ballroom, are also available. Catering starts at $110 per person and includes dinner, cake, and an open bar.newyorkpalace.com
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.penthouse808rooftop.com
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.tajhotels.com
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.?theplazany.com
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. Prices upon request.?
Refinery Hotel63 W. 38th St., nr. Sixth Ave. 646-664-0325; refineryhotelnewyork.com
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.rooseveltweddings.com
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 325 guests, while the Palm Room overlooking the lobby can hold 175 guests and features a sky-mural ceiling. Catering is in-house. From $200 per guest.
230 Fifth230 Fifth Ave., at 27th St.; 212-725-4300; 230-fifth.com
This 30,000-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 2,400 guests on the roof and 1,200 inside, but smaller spaces are available. Prices upon request.waldorfweddings.com
BBrides 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 windows, as well as the Conrad (up to 60 guests) and Louis XVI suites (up to 120 guests). The hotel’s Guerlain Spa and in-house Wedding Salon are particularly convenient for pre-event primping. Prices upon request.
Wythe Hotel80 Wythe Ave., at N. 11th St., Williamsburg 718-460-8000; wythehotel.com
Couples looking to tie the knot at this bastion of cool can book the main event hall and adjacent outdoor garden, which can be tented in winter, to host a seated dinner of up to 140 guests. The in-house restaurant Reynard provides all catering. Prices start at $300 per person, including cake, food, a five-hour open bar, staff, basic rentals, and site fee.
- 3 West Club
3 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 212-582-5454 ext. 2184 ; www.3westclub.com
3 West Club provides the classic ambiance of a bygone era, complete with crystal chandeliers, high ceilings, and art deco touches. World-class cuisine and seamless service blend to create a unique and timeless setting in midtown.
- Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
71 West 23rd Street, #1611 New York, NY 10010 ; Tel: 212-696-4076 ; www.abigailkirsch.com
Memorable weddings and Abigail Kirsch are synonymous. Whether at one of our exclusive venues or a select venue in the tri-state area, our event managers will create a unique celebration that reflects your vision.
- Aqua Azul Yacht
Tel: 917-686-1016 ; www.AquaAzulYacht.com
Celebrate in style aboard the Aqua Azul yacht. The yacht offers an upscale cruising experience aboard a gorgeous setting, fresh & inspiring cuisine and exciting entertainment to accompany NYC's magnificent backdrop. Discerning clients include celebrities, diplomats & VIPs.
- Celebrate at Snug Harbor
Tel: 866-683-3586 ; www.landmarkvenues.com
Celebrate at Snug Harbor is the most unique venue in New York City. With 83 acres of grounds including three botanical gardens and both indoor and outdoor private event spaces, there are endless possibilities for you to celebrate any event, including your wedding day.
- Harbor Club at Prime
Tel: 631-271-5600 ; harborclubatprime.com
Harbor Club at Prime services weddings throughout the local area, including Manhattan, Connecticut & New Jersey. We specialize in boutique celebrations in an intimate waterfront setting where our valued guests experience unrivaled standards of taste & impeccable service.
- Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065 ; Tel: 212-434-9576 ; www.pratthouse.com
Harold Pratt House, constructed in 1919, features six rooms all with cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, and antique chandeliers connected by a grand marble staircase. Peterson Hall is an optional twist to add for dinner and dancing.
- Lessing's Weddings
Tel: 631-581-0022 ; www.lessingsweddings.com
From one-of-a-kind mansions and a medieval-style chateau to intimate country clubs and a breathtaking castle, venue locations span from Montauk to Westchester. With 125 years of experience, Lessing's can make any dream wedding come true.
- Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina
32 Star Island Road Montauk, NY 11954 ; Tel: 631-668-3100 ; www.montaukyachtclub.com
We would be thrilled to host your special gathering, from your dream destination wedding to all family milestones. MYC wants your family to think of us as your traditional venue for all your celebrations & events.
- Monteverde at Oldstone
28 Bear Mountain Bridge Road Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 ; Tel: 914-207-6555 ; www.monteverdeatoldstone.com
Majestically situated on 27 acres overlooking the Hudson River, just 50 minutes north of Manhattan, Monteverde features a resplendent 18th century mansion or, a permanent tented pavilion. Accommodates up to 360 for dinner and dancing.
- Park Avenue
Tel: 212-951-7111 (restaurant) // 212-360-0438 (private events) ; www.parkavenyc.com
Park Avenue is a restaurant on Park and 26th that transitions with the seasons. With four elegant rooms for private functions, Park Avenue is perfectly suited for hosting wedding celebrations like showers, rehearsal dinners and receptions.
- Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor New York, NY 10112 ; Tel: 212-632-5000 ; www.rainbowroom.com
Famous for its stunning views and legendary status as the quintessential New York venue, the Rainbow Room has been refreshed and reimagined, offering you and your guests an incomparable experience on your most special day.
- Russo's On The Bay
Tel: 718-843-5055 ; www.russosnyc.com
Russo's On The Bay is a dynamic event venue featuring personalized service and contemporary cuisine in Howard Beach, Queens since 1987. Russo's produces custom events for all occasions with unique spaces for weddings, corporate and social events for up to 550 people.
- Sanctuary Hotel
132 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-234-7000 ; www.sanctuaryhotelnyc.com
The award-winning Sanctuary Hotel is a luxurious and timeless escape that's at the center of all that Midtown Manhattan has to offer. The hotel boasts 111 stylish guest rooms, lavish amenities and 2 unique venues ideal for your wedding festivities.
- St. Bartholomew's Church
Tel: 212-378-0254 ; www.stbarts.org
Make your wedding dreams come true here at St. Bartholomew's Church and Chapel. Celebrate your marriage and its festivities in the glory and spendor of New York's most beautiful landmark sacred space. St. Bart's offers both grand and intimate entertaining spaces.
- The British Virgin Islands
Road Town, Tortola ; Tel: 800-835-8530 ; www.BVITourism.com
Discover the magic of island romance in the British Virgin Islands. A popular wedding and honeymoon destination, the BVI's luxury properties are perfect for seclusion or celebrations, and a variety of romance packages ensure your special trip is seamless.
- The Grandview | Elegant Events
Tel: 845-486-4700 ; www.grandviewevents.com
Luxurious event venue in the historic Hudson Valley, offering panoramic views of the majestic river and Mid-Hudson Bridge. Featuring both an indoor and outdoor tented ballroom, surrounded by natural scenery just above our marina.
- The Green Building
452 Union Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 ; Tel: 718-522-3363 ; www.thegreenbuildingnyc.com
Built in 1889, the building was originally constructed as a brass foundry. Renovations highlight the building's industrial past; original exposed brick walls, natural light and an open-beamed ceiling make a unique backdrop for your Brooklyn wedding.
- The Picnic House in Prospect Park
40 West Drive, nr. Fifth Street, Park Slope Brooklyn, NY 11215 ; Tel: 646-393-9031 x2 ; www.prospectpark.org/weddings
A 4,000-square-foot, glass-and-brick enclosed pavilion with a wood-burning fireplace and French doors leading out to a balcony overlooking Long Meadow. Hosts up to 175 for dinner and dancing; rental fee includes chairs, tables, and upright piano.
- The Prince George Ballroom
Tel: 212-471-0882 ; www.princegeorgeballroom.org
History meets luxury at Flatiron's premier wedding destination. Conveniently located between Fifth and Madison Avenues and meticulously restored to its original Neo-Renaissance splendor, this truly unique space boasts great acoustics and décor.
- Visit Sarasota County
1777 Main Street, Suite 302 Sarasota, FL 34236 ; Tel: 844-839-7153 ; WeddingsSarasota.org
There are endless ways to realize your perfect wedding day in Sarasota County. Let brilliant blue ocean, soft coral sunsets, botanical gardens or charming historical mansions be your backdrop. Choose Sarasota County for your special day.
- Weylin B. Seymour's
Tel: 718-963-3639 ; www.WeylinBSeymours.com
This masterfully restored landmark venue features soaring domed ceilings, mosaic marble floors and pristine Victorian design. Built in 1875, this former bank offers an uncommon and meaningful backdrop for ceremonies and receptions. Capacity: 350 Guests.
- World Yacht
Tel: 212-630-8100 ; www.worldyacht.com
Our luxury yachts make the perfect space for weddings that offer a memorable and picturesque setting; featuring exceptional food, impeccable service, and unmatched skyline views. Our wedding specialist will work with you on making your special day memorable.