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 ($3,000 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 ($150 for one additional hour). (good value / ecofriendly)bbg.com
The 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden has numerous sites for ceremonies, including the Magnolia Plaza 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 275 for a seated dinner. Site fees range from $1,250 to $11,000, plus $175 to $280 per person. The total site fee and a percentage of the catering cost go toward the preservation of the garden. The Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium, which looks out onto the Japanese Garden, can hold up to 250 for cocktails and 110 for a seated dinner. Prices upon request. (ecofriendly)
Burden Kahn Mansion1–7 E. 91st St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-722-4745, ext. 112; burdenkahnmansion.org
These Upper East Side estates sit side by side on 91st Street, and each offers its own charming advantages. One popular option is to set the ceremony in the courtyard of the Renaissance-style Otto Kahn Mansion, which accommodates up to 100 guests and overlooks Central Park. The Beaux-Arts James Burden Mansion, meanwhile, features a banquet hall that holds 150 guests for a sit-down dinner. Other spaces include a music room at the Burden (up to 50 guests for a ceremony, 40 for dinner) and a theater at the Kahn (160 for a ceremony, 80 for dinner and dancing). Prices upon request.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)
Monteverde At Old Stone28 Bear Mountain Bridge Rd., Cortlandt Manor; 914-874-9247 monteverdeatoldstone.com
Situated on 27 acres with panoramic views of the Hudson River, this restored 18th-century mansion was built by Pierre Van Cortlandt on a land grant from King George. Ceremonies typically take place on the Grand Lawn, allowing brides to make their entrance while descending the mansion’s stone staircase. For the reception, couples can choose to celebrate inside the mansion, which is outfitted with a private bridal lounge and terrace and a choice of three dining rooms, or outdoors in the grand Tented Pavilion, which accommodates up to 350 guests for seated dinners. Prices upon request.
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 $5,500 fee—much 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; 718-965-8973; 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. 2184 ; www.3westclub.com
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.
- Bathhouse Studios
540 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009 ; Tel: 212-388-1111 ; www.bathhousestudios.com
Built in 1904, the building served as a public bathhouse until 1958. Now it’s a sleek, industrial studio with exposed brick and soaring twenty-foot ceilings. Bathhouse has 3 levels including an outdoor roof deck that adds up to 8,000 sq. ft. of event space.
- Blue Water Grill
Tel: 212-675-9500 ; www.bluewatergrillnyc.com
Live jazz music, classic seafood dishes and a 'see and be seen' atmosphere make for a Union Square gem. Formerly the Metropolitan Bank, this historic, repurposed building draws in a vibrant crowd with its quality seafood, innovative sushi and live jazz.
- Brooklyn Grange
Clinton Ave and Flushing Ave, Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY 11205 ; Tel: 347-670-3660 ; brooklyngrangefarm.com/events
Our rooftop farm offers a unique venue for a wedding you’ll never forget. With sunset light streaming across the river and the twinkling lights of the Manhattan skyline, there is no more romantic setting to tie the knot. Dining amongst the plants, Farm-to-table takes on a whole new meaning.
- Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 221-903-9647 ; carnegiehall.org/PrivateEvents
Matching the artistry and grandeur of the world’s most iconic music hall, the event spaces at Carnegie Hall lend elegance and style to your special events—from corporate dinners and conferences to non-profit galas, spectacular weddings, and intimate celebrations.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.columbia.edu
Dating from 1923, this building contains 38,000 square feet of event space and is popular with couples getting married at nearby St. Paul’s Chapel and St. John the Divine. Bookable areas include the Presidential Ballroom, which accommodates up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing, and the Skyline Level, which fits 100 and offers vaulted ceilings, arched windows, and an outdoor terrace. Wedding packages start at $175 per guest.
- Gary's Lofts
Tel: 212-244-0970 ; www.garysloft.com
Gary's Lofts, located in Midtown Manhattan's Garment District offers beautifully designed studios with a Roof Deck featuring a breathtaking view of the Empire State Building, a perfect location to host Corporate Events, Social Gatherings and Weddings.
- Harbor Club at Prime
95 New York Avenue Huntington, NY 11743 ; Tel: 631-271-5600 ; harborclubatprime.com
Harbor Club at Prime’s stunning location on Huntington Harbor is an idyllic setting for both the wedding ceremony and reception. Clean, modern lines and sleek finishes provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Our commitment to culinary excellence and impeccable service will help create a unique and memorable wedding experience.
- Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065 ; Tel: 212-434-9576 ; www.pratthouse.com
Harold Pratt House, constructed in 1919, features six rooms all with cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, and antique chandeliers connected by a grand marble staircase. Peterson Hall is an optional twist to add for dinner and dancing.
- 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.
- Lessing's Weddings
Tel: 631-581-0022 ; www.lessingsweddings.com
From one-of-a-kind mansions and a medieval-style chateau to intimate country clubs and a breathtaking castle, venue locations span from Montauk to Westchester. With 125 years of experience, Lessing's can make any dream wedding come true.
- Monteverde at Oldstone
28 Bear Mountain Bridge Road Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 ; Tel: 914-207-6555 ; www.monteverdeatoldstone.com
Majestically situated on 27 acres overlooking the Hudson River, just 50 minutes north of Manhattan, Monteverde features a resplendent 18th century mansion or, a permanent tented pavilion. Accommodates up to 360 for dinner and dancing.
- Sanctuary Hotel
132 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-234-7000 ; www.sanctuaryhotelnyc.com
The award-winning Sanctuary Hotel is a luxurious and timeless escape that's at the center of all that Midtown Manhattan has to offer. The hotel boasts 111 stylish guest rooms, lavish amenities and 2 unique venues ideal for your wedding festivities.
- The British Virgin Islands
Road Town, Tortola ; Tel: 800-835-8530 ; www.BVITourism.com
Discover the magic of island romance in the British Virgin Islands. A popular wedding and honeymoon destination, the BVI's luxury properties are perfect for seclusion or celebrations, and a variety of romance packages ensure your special trip is seamless.
- The Grandview | Elegant Events
Tel: 845-486-4700 ; www.grandviewevents.com
Luxurious event venue in the historic Hudson Valley, offering panoramic views of the majestic river and Mid-Hudson Bridge. Featuring both an indoor and outdoor tented ballroom, surrounded by natural scenery just above our marina.
- The Green Building
452 Union Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 ; Tel: 718-522-3363 ; www.thegreenbuildingnyc.com
Built in 1889, the building was originally constructed as a brass foundry. Renovations highlight the building's industrial past; original exposed brick walls, natural light and an open-beamed ceiling make a unique backdrop for your Brooklyn wedding.
- 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.
- Weylin B. Seymour's
Tel: 718-963-3639 ; www.WeylinBSeymours.com
This masterfully restored landmark venue features soaring domed ceilings, mosaic marble floors and pristine Victorian design. Built in 1875, this former bank offers an uncommon and meaningful backdrop for ceremonies and receptions. Capacity: 350 Guests.
- World Yacht
Tel: 212-630-8100 ; www.worldyacht.com
Our luxury yachts make the perfect space for weddings that offer a memorable and picturesque setting; featuring exceptional food, impeccable service, and unmatched skyline views. Our wedding specialist will work with you on making your special day memorable.