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Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.

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The Barn Complex At Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-3276;

Grazing livestock and a Dutch farmhouse set the scene on this 47-acre working farm. Weddings can be held in the reception room of the museum’s barn ($2,000 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 five hours). A pavilion space seats 85 and is ideal for wedding ceremonies. It can be rented on its own ($1,000 for four hours) or in addition to the others ($500 for one additional hour). (good value / ecofriendly)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave., nr. Montgomery St., Prospect Heights; 718-398-2400;

The 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden has numerous sites for ceremonies, including the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and the Italian-style Osborne Garden. Patina Restaurant Group is the exclusive caterer for receptions in the Palm House, which holds 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)

Central Park


Central Park holds plenty of scenic possibilities for weddings. There’s always the option of a small flash-mob-style ceremony, but permits are required for parties with more than 20 guests. 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)

The Picnic House in Prospect Park

Prospect Park W. nr. 5th St., Park Slope; 646-393-9031 ext. 2;

The 4,000-square-foot Renaissance-revival structure features a wood-burning fireplace and elegant French doors leading out to a balcony that overlooks the Long Meadow. It 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 Boathouse

101 East Dr., nr. Lincoln Rd., Park Slope; 646-393-9031, ext. 2;

Tranquil views of the Lullwater complement the elegant Beaux-Arts style of this landmark Brooklyn building, which can fit up to 150 guests for dinner and dancing. The Movable Feast handles the catering (from $160 per person). Boathouse rental from $3,000.

Wave Hill

W. 249th St. at Independence Ave., the Bronx; 718-549-3200;

At this 28-acre estate in the heart of Riverdale, couples can exchange vows under a shaded walkway overlooking vistas of the New Jersey Palisades, then bring the party inside for dinner and dancing at Glyndor House, a 1927 Georgian Revival now used to house contemporary art exhibits. Catering company Great Performances oversees the cuisine, with produce sourced from their own organic farm upstate. From $10,000.


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