W Union Square
Weddings from $200 per guest; rooms from $350. 201 Park Ave. S., nr. 17th St.; 212-253-9119; wnewyorkunionsquare.com
The Nuptials: Have your fairy-tale wedding (with up to 150 guests for a seated dinner with dancing) in the breathtaking Beaux Arts Great Room. It features dramatic architecture with 23-foot ceilings and grand windows overlooking the treetops of Union Square.
After-Party: Head downstairs for more dancing, fancy cocktails, and lamb sliders at the subterranean club Lilium.
Hangover Cure: Whole wheat Belgian waffles at Todd English’s always-reliable Olives, located in the lobby.
The Out NYC
Prices vary for weddings; rooms from $250. 510 W. 42nd St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-947-2999; theoutnyc.com
The Nuptials: Same-sex couples may want to explore this hotel which has dubbed itself the city’s “first straight-friendly urban resort.” For the reception, bring the outdoors in at the glass-covered atrium. It features waterfalls, a greenery-covered wall, and great views of the skyline.
After-Party: Tell your wedding party you’ll meet them on one of the two dance floors at the XL Nightclub, whose D.J. roster includes heavyweights like Tracy Young and Manny Lehman.
Hangover Cure: Comfort food at KTCHN Restaurant, such as steak-and-eggs Benedict and thick-cut French toast.
Weddings from $250 per guest; rooms from $199. 80 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-460-8000; wythehotel.com
The Nuptials: The developers of this 72-room hotel, a former barrel-making factory, must have had weddings in mind when renovating. The Main Event Hall boasts historic (albeit hipster-ish) charm with its original 16-foot pine ceiling and masonry walls—there’s also a dance floor and built-in sound system. The in-house restaurant Reynard (the latest from Andrew Tarlow of Williamsburg’s Diner and Marlow & Sons) showcases menus abundant with seasonal fare.
After-Party: Hop in the elevator to the sprawling sixth-floor bar The Ides and sip dark and stormies, while taking in majestic Manhattan across the river.
Hangover Cure: Nosh on sticky buns or bialys and whitefish with your guests before they hit the road.
Four Seasons Hotel New York
Weddings from $235 per guest; rooms from $595. 57 E. 57th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-758-5700; fourseasons.com
The Nuptials: Nature lovers marrying in the winter will want to have cocktails in The Garden Restaurant (it has soaring African acacia trees), followed by a seated dinner in the Cosmopolitan Suite.
After-Party: Keep it classy at The Bar with martinis or a round of its single malts.
Hangover Cure: Go all out with the three-hour buffet-brunch package that offers extras like an omelet station—and features an open bar for those still partying hard (from $125 per person).
The NoMad Hotel
Weddings from $100 per guest; rooms from $395. 1170 Broadway, nr. 28th St.; 212-796-1500; thenomadhotel.com
The Nuptials: This fully restored Beaux Arts building has a classic, European feel. Weddings for up to 70 guests can be held at the Rooftop (menus by Chef Daniel Humm of the hotel’s casually cool restaurant NoMad).
After-Party: Catch last call at the dramatic and über-swanky 24-foot mahogany bar.
Hangover Cure: Carb-load with buttermilk pancakes in the sun-soaked Atrium.