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. 2110 ; www.3westclub.com/weddings.html
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.
- Amerivents at Queens Museum
NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368 ; Tel: 646-673-8814 ; amerivents.com
Catering to couples in the tri-state area, Amerivents creates highly personalized, unforgettable wedding experiences at any venue, and is the exclusive caterer for the spectacular new Queens Museum, overlooking the Unisphere.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.com
With its historic details, flexible spaces, stunning views, and international cuisine – this newly renovated, Gold LEED-certified, campus landmark is the spot for your next event. Just 20 minutes from Midtown.
- Glen Cove Mansion
200 Dosoris Lane Glen Cove, NY 11542 ; Tel: 888-426-4252 ; www.GlenCoveMansion.com
You've imagined it countless times: Everyone gazes as the beautiful bride makes a magnificent entrance amid richly luxurious surroundings. For a dream wedding, only the classic elegance and style of Glen Cove Mansion will do.
- Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065 ; Tel: 212-434-9576 ; www.pratthouse.com
The Harold Pratt House, a grand Park Avenue mansion since 1919; with a marble staircase, grand ballroom, balconies and fire places it's a perfectly decorated Home to host wedding ceremonies, receptions, dinners and celebrations in.
- Hotel Plaza Athenee
37 East 64th Street New York, NY 10065 ; Tel: 212-606-4663 ; www.plaza-athenee.com/weddings-en.html
The staff and management of the Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York realize that your choice of venue for your wedding is extremely important. We are committed to providing an exceptional, unique location for this most special event.
- 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.
- Montauk Yacht Club
32 Star Island Road Montauk, NY 11954 ; Tel: 631-668-3100 ; www.montaukyachtclub.com
The Montauk Yacht Club has a perfect location for everyone; from beachside reception to gala style wedding in our ballroom with exquisite catering and luxurious waterside settings, our wedding specialists will make your day perfect.
- Monteverde at Oldstone
28 Bear Mountain Bridge Road Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 ; Tel: 914-207-6555 ; www.monteverdeatoldstone.com
Monteverde at Oldstone is rich with history and situated on 27 acres overlooking the Hudson River in Cortlandt Manor, New York, just 50 minutes north of Manhattan making it the perfect backdrop for any event.
- Neuman's Kitchen
203 Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002 ; Tel: 212-228-2444 ; www.neumanskitchen.com
The award-winning Neuman's Kitchen is the place for your wedding, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. Our services include: event and food design, personalized menus, venue sourcing, staffing and rentals, and more.
Route 35 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 ; Tel: 732-747-0200 ; www.shadowbrook.com
Shadowbrook, the most elegant Georgian mansion set on 20 secluded acres of magnificent gardens and splashing fountains, may be exclusively yours. A variety of all-inclusive packages are available. Call today to arrange a private tour.
- Sofitel New York
45 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-782-3022 ; www.sofitel-new-york.com
We invite you to create magnifque memories! A sophisticated blend of French style and American spirit, our hotel offers a 2,580 sq ft Le Grand Paris Ballroom and luxury service. Our Celebrity Chef customizes each event menu.
- The Green Building
452 Union Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 ; Tel: 718-522-3363 ; www.thegreenbuildingnyc.com
This 4,000 square foot refurbished brass foundry has been transformed into a romantic venue featuring original brick and an exposed beam ceiling. In-house furniture rentals, event planning services, and more. Outside catering allowed.
- 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.
- Top of the Garden Event Space
251 West 30th Street, 16th Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-643-0055 ; www.topofthegarden.com
3,000-sqft raw loft space complimented by a 1,000-sqft terrace overlooking the cityscape of Manhattan. This modern penthouse accommodated up to 150 for cocktail reception or 80 guests for a ceremony with sit-down dinner and dancing.
- Ulster County Tourism
20 Broadway Kingston, NY ; Tel: 845-340-3567 ; www.UlsterCountyAlive.com
Looking for the backdrop for a memorable wedding? Ulster County, NY has a variety of venues to choose from, all with picturesque views. From Riverside to Mountainside and bed and breakfasts to luxurious resorts or a vintage winery, you can find the perfect place to say "I DO".