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 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)palmhouse.com
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)centralparknyc.org/weddings
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 ParkProspect Park W. nr. 5th St., Park Slope; 646-393-9031 ext. 2; prospectpark.org
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 Boathouse101 East Dr., nr. Lincoln Rd., Park Slope; 646-393-9031, ext. 2; prospectpark.org
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 HillW. 249th St. at Independence Ave., the Bronx; 718-549-3200; wavehill.org
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.
- 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".