Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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LOFTS & RAW SPACES
Attic Studios11–05 44th Rd., Long Island City 718-360-1978; atticstudios.net
Talk about authentic: This former printing factory still has metal shavings embedded in the finish of its hardwood and cement floors. It also boasts preserved steel beams and girders and impressive views of the Manhattan skyline. The main event space (Studio A) can hold up to 275 guests for a cocktail reception and 150 for a sit-down dinner. Smaller studios can also be rented. Prices upon request.
The Dumbo Loft155 Water St., nr. Pearl St., Dumbo; 718-310-3040; thedumboloft.com
Built in 1891, this renovated 3,200-square-foot for ouples who want to mastermind their own décor. The vibe is industrial but warm, with exposed-brick walls, hardwood floors, and enormous windows that offer views of the neighborhood. A smaller space nearby, Dumbo Spot, can be rented for wedding ceremonies or cocktail hours. Prices upon request.
Gary's Loft28 W. 36th St., nr. Fifth Ave., penthouse; 212-244-0970; garysloft.com
The 4,500-square-foot penthouse of this two-story loft is fully furnished with American folk antiques and shabby-chic furniture. Three walls of windows on each floor and four skylights offer jaw-dropping views of the Empire State Building. From $5,600 to $9,200 for space rental; access to the roof deck for an additional $2,500.
The Glasshouses545 W. 25th St., nr. Tenth Ave., 14th and 21st fls.; 212-242-7800, ext. 1; theglasshouses.com
These two spaces are more polished than most lofts, with floor-to-ceiling Hudson River views, shiny terrazzo floors, and state-of-the-art sound systems. Glasshouse 14 is 3,600 square feet; Glasshouse 21 is 3,400 square feet and has a terrace. Both can fit 200 for cocktails and up to 150 for a seated reception. Prices upon request.
The Green Building452 Union St., at Bond St., Gowanus; 718-522-3363; thegreenbuildingnyc.com
With oodles of exposed brick, this romantic former brass foundry provides lots of space for creative couples to make their mark (including a 2,400-square-foot courtyard open year round). It offers an extensive Brooklyn-based vendor list to choose from, including in-house furniture rentals, event-planning services, and more. Purslane Catering oversees the culinary offerings. The space can hold up to 250 for cocktails or 160 for a ceremony, dinner, and dancing. Prices upon request. (good value)hudsonterracenyc.com
Couples in search of a sleek, sultry space with killer views seek out Hudson Terrace. The bilevel 10,000-square-foot venue is divided into an enclosed salon with an attached outdoor patio and a rooftop garden with a retractable roof. Music-focused couples will love that the space comes equipped with a stage for live bands, as well as three high-tech D.J. booths. Prices upon request.
Kai Studio1011 Dean St., nr. Franklin Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-857-4705; kaistudiobk.com
This ultramodern 6,000-square-foot venue has 30-foot ceilings hung with white velour curtains and two large lounge areas. The studio can accommodate 350 guests for cocktails and up to 150 for a seated dinner. Rates start at $6,875 for five hours, which includes one hour of open bar.
Kings County Distillery299 Sands St., at Navy St., Bldg. 121 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard; kingscountydistillery.com
Guests can chat over cocktails amid the ground floor’s fermentation tanks before heading upstairs to the rustic barrel room for dinner. Caterers must be prepared to work without a prep kitchen. The venue holds 150 for cocktails and 100 for a sit-down dinner. Prices start at $5,000.
Midtown Loft267 Fifth Ave., at 29th St., Ste. 100; 888-435-4979; midtownloft.net
Exchange your vows while looking out at the Empire State Building on this 3,600 square-foot rooftop with a wraparound terrace. While the roof itself is an independent space (with bathrooms, a kitchen, and an enclosed lounge area equipped with fireplace), couples generally choose to utilize the airy loft below for the reception. Four walls of windows provide a continued panoramic view. Prices start at $4,000.
Metropolitan Pavilion125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-463-0071; metropolitanevents.com
Here you’ll find a plethora of versatile spaces that can be transformed into rollicking party venues. Most start as clean, minimalist lofts with high ceilings that may be sectioned off to accommodate 100 people for a seated dinner or left open for a 1,600-person blowout cocktail party. Space rental runs from $6,000 to $21,000; catering prices upon request.
The Powerhouse Arena37 Main St., at Water St., Dumbo; 718-666-3049, ext. 1; powerhousearena.com
This 5,800-square-foot gallery and bookstore is just steps from the Brooklyn waterfront in one of the borough’s most picturesque neighborhoods. The sun-drenched arena features amphitheater-style seating and an ample lounge. Prices start at $8,500 for 150 seated guests, including use of the main space, lounge, and house sound and D.J. equipment.
Ramscale Studios463 West St., nr. Bethune St., 13th fl.; 212-206-6580; ramscale.com
Many a couple has happily wed in this popular 13th-floor studio, which offers panoramic city views and an expansive terrace that can be tented and heated during the cold months. The space can accommodate 100 people for a seated dinner. Prices start at $6,500 for Friday-night receptions, and $7,500 on Saturdays. (good value)
Skylight at Moynihan Station360 W. 33rd St., nr. Eighth Ave. 212-736-6200; skylightnyc.com
Couples looking for a mix of old-school grandeur and industrial glamour find it at this venue, located in the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building. Originally built in 1912, this spot boasts a Beaux-Arts exterior and a surprisingly raw, cavernous interior, ideal for massive blowouts. The venue is yours for the decorating and can comfortably fit 700 for a sit-down affair and 1,200 for cocktails. Prices upon request.splashlight.com
Conveniently located near the Holland Tunnel, this venue is widely used for runway shows and editorial and advertising photo shoots. Its crisp, clean studios serve as the perfect backdrops for inventive minds who want to design their wedding aesthetic from scratch. The studio offers a variety of spaces, ranging in size from 2,300 to 10,600 square feet, which can be rented individually or combined for larger events. Prices upon request.
Studio 450450 W. 31st St., nr. Tenth Ave., 12th fl.; 212-290-1400; studio450ny.com
This two-story penthouse loft can fit 275 for cocktails or 220 for a seated dinner. Its wraparound terrace, which boasts spectacular views of the Hudson River and midtown Manhattan, is a big draw. Movable walls make the space flexible enough to accommodate intimate gatherings or sizable fêtes, and also separate the ceremony from the reception. From $6,000 to $10,000.
Top of the Garden251 W. 30th St., nr. Eighth Ave., 16th fl. 212-643-0055; totg.biz
This modern 3,000-square-foot penthouse loft has a wide-open floor plan. Two walls of windows offer views of the Empire State Building and Manhattan cityscape, as does the 1,000-square-foot terrace, which can be heated during the winter months. The space accommodates up to 150 for a cocktail reception and up to 80 for a sit-down dinner with a dance floor.Site rental is $4,000.unionsquareballroom.com
Recessed floor lighting gives this two-room space a modern feel, but couples can tailor it to suit their style. The 2,600-square-foot ballroom hosts up to 150 seated guests with a dance floor at a cost of $140 to $190 per person. A swank lounge connected to the ballroom is ideal for the cocktail hour.
- 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".