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; 886-466-3855; 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 $250 to $450 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 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 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 $400 to $2,000 per hour; catering is in-house, from $95 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 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.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 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 Hotel145 E. 50th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-702-1600 kimberlyhotel.com
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)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 Hall at the Ace Hotel20 W. 29th St., at Broadway; 646-214-5764; acehotel.com/newyork
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 Hotel455 Madison Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212-888-7000; 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.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. 53rd St.; 212-586-7000; newyorkhiltonhotel.com
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.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 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.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/pierre
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. CPS Events provides the catering. 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.theroosevelthotel.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 350 guests, while the Terrace Ballroom can hold 175 guests. Catering is in-house. From $250 per guest.
230 Fifth230 Fifth Ave., at 27th St.; 212-725-4300; 230-fifth.com
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.waldorfweddings.com
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 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 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.
- 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.
- A Private Penthouse Affair
80 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-627-8838 ; www.manhattanpenthouse.com
Located on the top floor of a historic building near Union Square, this bright, 8,000-square-foot space can hold up to 200 seated guests (with dancing). Twelve-foot-wide arched Palladian windows yield views that stretch from Wall Street to Times Square, and a stained-glass and oak-paneled bar completes the effect.
- Bathhouse Studios
540 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009 ; Tel: 212-388-1111 ; www.bathhousestudios.com
Built in 1904, the building served as a public bathhouse until 1958. Now it’s a sleek, industrial studio with exposed brick and soaring twenty-foot ceilings. Bathhouse has 3 levels including an outdoor roof deck that adds up to 8,000 sq. ft. of event space.
- Blue Water Grill
Tel: 212-675-9500 ; www.bluewatergrillnyc.com
Live jazz music, classic seafood dishes and a 'see and be seen' atmosphere make for a Union Square gem. Formerly the Metropolitan Bank, this historic, repurposed building draws in a vibrant crowd with its quality seafood, innovative sushi and live jazz.
- Brooklyn Grange
Clinton Ave and Flushing Ave, Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY 11205 ; Tel: 347-670-3660 ; brooklyngrangefarm.com/events
Our rooftop farm offers a unique venue for a wedding you’ll never forget. With sunset light streaming across the river and the twinkling lights of the Manhattan skyline, there is no more romantic setting to tie the knot. Dining amongst the plants, Farm-to-table takes on a whole new meaning.
- Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 221-903-9647 ; carnegiehall.org/PrivateEvents
Matching the artistry and grandeur of the world’s most iconic music hall, the event spaces at Carnegie Hall lend elegance and style to your special events—from corporate dinners and conferences to non-profit galas, spectacular weddings, and intimate celebrations.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.columbia.edu
Dating from 1923, this building contains 38,000 square feet of event space and is popular with couples getting married at nearby St. Paul’s Chapel and St. John the Divine. Bookable areas include the Presidential Ballroom, which accommodates up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing, and the Skyline Level, which fits 100 and offers vaulted ceilings, arched windows, and an outdoor terrace. Wedding packages start at $175 per guest.
- Gary's Lofts
Tel: 212-244-0970 ; www.garysloft.com
Gary's Lofts, located in Midtown Manhattan's Garment District offers beautifully designed studios with a Roof Deck featuring a breathtaking view of the Empire State Building, a perfect location to host Corporate Events, Social Gatherings and Weddings.
- Harbor Club at Prime
95 New York Avenue Huntington, NY 11743 ; Tel: 631-271-5600 ; harborclubatprime.com
Harbor Club at Prime’s stunning location on Huntington Harbor is an idyllic setting for both the wedding ceremony and reception. Clean, modern lines and sleek finishes provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Our commitment to culinary excellence and impeccable service will help create a unique and memorable wedding experience.
- 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.
- Housing Works Bookstore Café and The Works Catering
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10026 ; Tel: 646-786-1100 ; www.theworkscatering.com
With 100% of proceeds benefitting the homeless living with HIV/AIDS this Soho bookshop resembles an Ivy League library with its spiral staircases, mahogany balconies, and rows of books. The Works Catering, also operated by Housing Works, serves amazing seasonal fare.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.