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GARDENS & ESTATES


The Barn Complex At Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718-347-3276, ext. 301; queensfarm.org

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)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

990 Washington Ave., nr. President St., Prospect Heights; 718-307-7133; 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 Mansion

1–7 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.

Central Park

212-360-2766; 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 Stone

28 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 Park

Prospect 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 Boathouse

101 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 Hill

W. 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.

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