Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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GARDENS & ESTATES
Grazing livestock and a Dutch farmhouse set the scene on this 47-acre estate. Weddings can be held in the reception room of the museum’s thirties-era barn ($1,600 for four hours and up to 120 guests). For big parties (up to 1,000 guests), the apple orchard is available for rent ($2,000 for six hours). A pavilion space seats 85 and is ideal for wedding ceremonies. It can be rented on its own ($800 for four hours) or in addition to the others ($500 for two additional hours). (good value/ecofriendly)bluehillfarm.com
Located in scenic Westchester County, this venue encompasses both a working farm and a critically lauded restaurant that regularly lures city-based gourmands. The private dining room holds up to 64 guests for a seated dinner; a second venue, the HayLoft, accommodates up to 260 guests. Dancing is available in the Lower HayLoft. At the height of growing season, 80 percent of menu ingredients come from local farms. Pricing upon request. (ecofriendly)palmhouse.com
The 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden has numerous sites for ceremonies: the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the Italian-style Osborne Garden, and the Cranford Rose Garden. Charles, Sally & Charles is the exclusive caterer for receptions in the Palm House, which can host up to 400 guests for cocktails and 300 for a seated dinner. Site-fee rentals range from $1,960 to $5,085, plus $130 to $210 per person. The total site fee and a percentage of the catering cost goes toward the preservation of the garden. Smaller weddings of 50 to 100 guests can rent the Atrium, which looks out onto the Japanese Garden. Prices upon request. (ecofriendly)centralparknyc.org
Central Park has plenty of possibilities for weddings. There’s always the option of a small flash-mob-style ceremony, but permits are required for parties with more than twenty guests (call 212-408-0226). The Bethesda Terrace has a fountain and looks across Central Park Lake. Cherry Hill has a smaller fountain surrounded by cherry trees that bloom in the spring. The Conservatory Garden’s three plots, located at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street, are in bloom from early spring through late October; a permit for this spot costs $400, plus $100 for photography. (good value/ecofriendly)abigailkirsch.com
There are two reception sites at this beautifully landscaped garden. For large parties, the Garden Terrace Room, with lush-looking murals on the walls and soft lighting, will seat 300 guests. Smaller seated groups of 120 prefer the charms of the Stone Mill, an 1840 tobacco factory with an exposed-beam ceiling and access to a nearby waterfall. Site fee is $1,000 to $2,500, plus required catering by Abigail Kirsch (from $125 per person). (ecofriendly)prospectpark.org
The 4,000-square-foot glass-and-brick-enclosed pavilion features a wood-burning fireplace and elegant French doors leading out to a balcony that overlooks the Long Meadow. It’s available in eight-hour blocks and hosts up to 175 for dinner and dancing. Tables, chairs, an upright piano, and security are included in the $3,500 to $5,000 feeŚmuch of which goes back to the park for maintenance and preservation. Catering is additional. (good value/ecofriendly)
Prospect Park BoathouseEast Dr., nr. Lincoln Rd., Park Slope; 646-393-9031, ext. 2; prospectpark.org
Tranquil views of Lullwater Creek complement the elegant Beaux-Arts style of this landmark Brooklyn building, which can fit up to 130 guests for dinner and dancing, with optional outdoor tenting for up to 220. The Movable Feast handles both the catering (from $150 per person) and the rental of the Boathouse (from $3,000).
Tappan Hill Mansion81 Highland Ave., Tarrytown, N.Y.; 914-631-3030; abigailkirsch.com
The signature property in Abigail Kirsch’s portfolio, this landmark estate (45 minutes from Manhattan) once belonged to Mark Twain. Located on seven acres in Westchester County, the magnificent stone mansion has lush gardens that overlook the Hudson River, and the stately staircase entryway is a gorgeous backdrop for photos. The venue accommodates up to 400 for a cocktail reception. Site fees run from $600 to $1,400, plus $125 to $208 per guest for catering.
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.