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 ($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/eco-friendly)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. Charles, Sally & Charles 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 twenty 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)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 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 130 guests for dinner and dancing. The Movable Feast handles both the catering (from $155 per person) and the rental of the Boathouse (from $3,000).
From the Summer 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, New York 10112 ; Tel: 212-632-5000 ; www.rainbowroom.com
Famous for its stunning views and legendary status as the quintessential New York venue, the Rainbow Room has been refreshed and reimagined, offering you and your guests an incomparable experience on your most special day.
- Renaissance Event Hall
27-34 21st Street Long Island City, New York 11102 ; Tel: 718-274-4590 ; renaissanceeventhall.com
We specialize in creating distinctive, incomparable events and weddings. We create events that spark, amaze and inspire. It's only one event at a time. Our space, with its award-winning interior design, is all yours!
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.
- 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 to a balcony overlooking the Long Meadow. Hosts up to 175 for dinner and dancing; rental fee includes chairs, tables, and upright piano.
- The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 ; Tel: 212-490-8900 ; www.westinnewyorkgrandcentral.com/weddings
Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, The Westin New York Grand Central's modern design and urban sophistication make it ideal for NYC couples. Experience spacious, well-appointed guestrooms and celebrate your special day in 15,000 square feet of versatile event space.
- 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".