Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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This trendy hotel can host an entire wedding from start to finish. Many couples opt for a ceremony and cocktail hour on seasonal roof terrace A60, which is open May through October. Then dinner at the acclaimed Thai restaurant Kittichai can follow. The dancing generally happens on the second floor at Thom Bar. From $95 per person.thecarlyle.com
The Carlyle has been a New York icon since it first opened in 1930. Its two Art Deco–inspired suites—the Versailles and the opulent Trianon—make elegant wedding venues. Options include passed hors d’oeuvre, a full bar, and a choice of entrées. From $230 per person. Book the ceremony and reception, and get a free bridal suite for the wedding night.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. The company is known for using locally grown organic produce, and the hotel now offers a 100 Mile Menu option for couples who want their ingredients sourced only from nearby purveyors. Cakes are provided by Sylvia Weinstock or Ron Ben-Israel. Prices upon request.
The Crosby Street Hotel79 Crosby St., nr. Spring St.; 212-226-6400; firmdalehotels.com
TA 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)
Empire Rooftop Bar & Lounge44 W. 63rd St., nr. Broadway; 212-956-3313; chinagrillmgt.com
This iconic New York location offers an intimate indoor lounge, as well as a large terrace covered by a retractable glass roof. Guests can sip Champagne while they relax on chaise lounges and take in the views of Broadway and Columbus Avenue. Prices upon request.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 lobby terrace before going to any number of impressive rooms. The biggest of the bunch, the Cosmopolitan Suite, holds 150 guests for cocktails and has a sleek, elegant feel; there are several smaller rooms that can accommodate more intimate groups of 20 to 100. The Garden Restaurant, available on weekends only, is for parties of up to 120. Packages start at $235 per person, including food and open bar.gramercyparkhotel.com
Receptions at this scene-y hub are generally held on the stunning seventeenth-floor terrace, which features lush landscaping and a retractable roof. It can accommodate up to 130 guests for dinner and dancing or 200 for cocktails. Prices upon request.newyorkhiltonhotel.com
With one of the largest ballrooms in New York City, the Hilton is a good bet for couples looking to host everyone they’ve ever met (it holds anywhere from 200 to 3,000 guests). The team here specializes in kosher events. From $130 per person.hotelgiraffe.com
The Giraffe’s 13,000-square-foot penthouse is perfect for a cocktail-party reception. The room boasts 26-foot-tall barrel-vaulted ceilings, plus an attached garden (available from mid-April to October) and sweeping views of Park Avenue. It can accommodate 50 guests for a seated dinner or up to 100 for cocktails. Packages start at $2,500 and include a deluxe overnight guest room for the newlyweds. (good value)intercontinentalnybarclay.com
For 85 years, the Barclay has hosted opulent weddings in its 2,546-square-foot, window-lined ballroom, which overlooks 49th Street and accommodates 200 guests for dinner and dancing (from $165 per person).libraryhotel.com
For intimate daytime weddings, the Writer’s Den offers a cozy atmosphere for up to 40 people. Across the hall is the Poetry Garden, which includes an enclosed glass atrium and holds up to 25 people, and an outdoor terrace that holds up to 45. Buffet and cocktail-style receptions are catered by Madison & Vine, though other options are available. Prices upon request.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.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 are also available. Catering starts at $90 per person and includes dinner, cake, and an open bar. (good value)newyorkpalace.com
The Villard Ballroom, in the 55-story tower hotel, is perfect for hosting larger events. The Palace Courtyard is available seasonally. From $275 to $400 per person.omnihotels.com
This hotel offers multiple rental spaces and can accommodate up to 120 people. Many couples opt for the 1,200-square-foot Juilliard Ballroom, which can fit up to 80 guests for dinner and dancing. The space is distinguished by a covered roof and vintage crystal chandeliers. The reception menu features both Italian and New American standards. From $150 per person.penthouse808rooftop.com
The trendy 6,000-square-foot rooftop club at this Queens hotel offers a stunning panoramic look at the Manhattan skyline and Queensboro Bridge, and the retractable-glass greenhouse roof won’t block the view in bad weather, making this a solid all-season option. Accommodates up to 250 for dinner and dancing, and 300 for cocktails. From $110 per person.tajhotels.com
One of the most luxurious wedding venues in the city, this old-school hotel offers more than just 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 500 people. The hotel also offers discounted rates for overnight wedding guests. Prices upon request.?rooseveltweddings.com
This midtown landmark evokes Jazz Age elegance. Its gilded, chandeliered event spaces include the Grand Ballroom, which has iron-laced balconies and accommodates up to 325 guests. The smaller Terrace Ballroom features pillars and a sky-mural ceiling and holds 175. Catering is in-house. From $215 per guest.thebeekmanhotel.com
Situated on the 26th floor of the Beekman Tower Hotel, an Art Deco beauty that dates back to 1928, this restaurant features bird’s-eye views of Manhattan and the East River and a wraparound terrace that ups the romance factor. High stained-glass windows and slow-burning candles add atmosphere to the historic dining room, which seats up to 55 people. From $125 per person.waldorfweddings.com
Brides looking to host a Cinderella-caliber ball choose this legendary New York 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.
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide
- 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.
- 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.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.com
Celebrate a unique marriage of city sophistication and Ivy League cachet at our premier Upper Manhattan venue. A beautifully updated 1920s landmark, Faculty House features elegant banquet rooms and a terrace with skyline views.
- Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center
200 Dosoris Lane Glen Cove, NY 11542 ; Tel: 516-674-2955 ; www.glencovemansion.com
You've imagined the day countless times: The whole world gazes as the beautiful bride makes a magnificent entrance amid richly luxurious surroundings. For such a dream wedding, only the classic elegance and sophisticated style of Glen Cove Mansion will do.
- H on the Harbor
410 Main Street Port Washington, NY 11050 ; Tel: 516-883-0091 ; www.hontheharbor.com
H on The Harbor - a Gold Coast gem on Manhasset Bay - hosts weddings with spectacular food, service and detail. The 3000 sq. ft. sleek, lofty, open setting is suitable for any exclusive event. Steps from LIRR. Like us on facebook!
- 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.
- Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 212-780-1942 ; www.theworkscatering.com
With 20-foot ceilings, spiral staircases and mahogany paneling, this bookshop is like an Ivy League library. Accommodates 130 for a sit-down dinner with dancing; in-house catering available. Evening rental starts at $2,500; proceeds benefit homeless living with HIV and AIDS.
- Le Parker Meridien New York
119 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 212-245-5000 ; www.parkermeridien.com
Create lasting memories as you dance and dine the night away perched high above the clouds in the Estrela Penthouse. Guided by Le Parker Meridien's pros, our Stress-Free Wedding Package makes planning a breeze.
- Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue
80 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-627-8838 ; www.ManhattanPenthouse.com
Our huge penthouse aerie has breathtaking 360° views through colossal Palladian windows and seats up to 200 guests with dancing. Our award winning cuisine and services are extraordinary and affordable. Our catering executives are outstanding.
- Oceana Restaurant
120 West 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues New York, NY ; Tel: 212-759-5941 ; www.OceanaRestaurant.com/weddings
One of New York's most elegant venues, Oceana's private event spaces accommodate up to 500 guests. The Michelin Star cuisine, world-class wine cellar, and legendary service will make your special day a spectacular success.
- Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate
135 West Gate Drive Huntington, NY 11743 ; Tel: 631-659-1400 ; www.oheka.com
Breathtakingly beautiful from the historic estate and formal gardens to the elegant rooms, meticulous service, European ambience, and award winning cuisine OHEKA is the finest wedding venue in the world.
- The Glasshouses
545 West 25th Street, 21st Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-242-7800 x11 ; www.theglasshouses.com
The Glasshouses is a unique venue that provides personal and detailed service and boasts of magnificent views of the downtown and midtown Manhattan, Hudson River and beautiful sunsets.
- The Grandview
176 Rinaldi Boulevard Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ; Tel: 845-486-4700 ; www.grandviewevents.com
Hudson Valley's newest luxury event facility built on the Hudson River's edge. Meticulously manicured landscaping with ceremony areas plus panoramic views of Mid-Hudson Bridge and Marina. Draped Outdoor Tent with Chandeliers and Grand Ballroom options.
- 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.
- Top of the Garden Event Space
251 West 30th Street,16th Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-643-0055 ; www.TOTG.biz
Our loft and terrace is yours to claim. An L-shaped loft space that lets your imagination come alive. Whether it's a wedding, birthday, cocktail party, anniversary, or other worthy occasion. TOTG specializes in intimate dinners and weddings. Rates start at $4000.