Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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3 West Club3 W. 51st St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-582-5454, ext. 2110; 3westclub.com
Opened in 1934, this midtown building has several party spaces that can be rented out to nonmembers: the Grand Salon, outfitted with fireplaces and Austrian-crystal chandeliers; the cocktail-ready Pratt Lounge; the Solarium, with its outdoor terrace; and the Grand Ballroom, which can be accessed via a dramatic marble staircase. From $145 per person; weekend minimums apply.
The Harmonie Club4 E. 60th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-355-7400, ext. 371; harmonieclub.org
Founded in 1852, this club has occupied the same regal, Stanford White–designed landmark building since 1905. Wedding packages begin at $220 per person and include an open bar and catering. The club offers a formal ceremony room in addition to its chandeliered ballroom suite, which can comfortably hold up to 250 guests.
The Midtown Executive Club40 W. 45th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-626-9308; midtownexecutiveclub.com
This clubhouse hosts weddings for members and nonmembers alike in its century-old quarters, which were recently restored to its original circa-1903 appearance. Following cocktails in Rumford Hall, up to 100 guests can sit down to a four-course meal by chef Mario Landaverde in the elegant dining room. From $75 per person.
Society of Illustrators128 E. 63rd St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-838-2560; societyillustrators.org
This nineteenth-century Upper East Side carriage house is a hidden gem, showcasing work by illustrators from the past three centuries. Any of its four spaces—including a private library and terrace—can accommodate up to 120 for a cocktail reception or 70 for a seated dinner. In-house catering is provided by executive chef Quelbyn Sanchez. Prices upon request.
From the Winter 2014 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.
- Atlantica by Bateaux New York
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 888-822-5997 ; www.EntertainmentCruisesWeddings.com
A wedding on the water aboard Atlantica's sleek tri-level private yacht is unmatched. Up to 290 guests can experience a sophisticated wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner enveloped by the spectacular Manhattan skyline.
- Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 212-358-6112 ; www.aiany.org
Design and architecture enthusiasts can now tie the knot in this three-floor 15,000-square-foot venue. The main event space, Tafel Hall, boasts high ceilings, a mezzanine, and tons of natural light. Seated capacity is 150.
- 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.
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.
- The Kitano New York
66 Park Avenue at 38th Street New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-885-7017 ; www.kitano.com
The Penthouse Banquet Suite at The Kitano New York, a luxury boutique hotel, features large outdoor terraces with outstanding views of the Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan. The Penthouse can accommodate 75 for dinner or 150 for a reception.