The Top 17 NYC Wedding Venues to Check Out Now

These Big Apple venues are a big vibe.
Anna Hecht - The Knot Contributor.
Anna Hecht
Anna Hecht - The Knot Contributor.
Anna Hecht
The Knot Contributor
  • As a freelancer, Anna writes articles for The Knot Worldwide.
  • A former New Yorker, Anna now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where she is the Deputy Managing Editor at a wellness startup.
  • In addition to writing for The Knot Worldwide, Anna has worked as an editor at CNN, a reporter for CNBC Make It, and has freelanced for many other well-established online publications.
Updated Aug 14, 2023

Dreaming of hosting a New York City wedding? Still looking for the perfect venue? We can help. Here, we've rounded up the best NYC wedding venues for Big Apple couples. Maybe you're looking for an event space on the water, in nature, or with scenic views of iconic NYC landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, or the Empire State Building. Perhaps you'd like to host your big day on a Parisian-inspired rooftop or at a venue that looks and feels like a winery. Or, maybe you're after a classy wedding venue in NYC that can be transformed to suit your dream wedding decor. In short, whatever your wedding style, this city and this list have event spaces that check all of these boxes—plus more. Scroll through to find amazing wedding venues in NYC today. After you've perused our picks below of the best wedding venues NYC has to offer, head on over to The Knot Vendor Marketplace to find all the great pros you'll need to bring your dream wedding together with ease.

Midtown Loft and Terrace in New York, New York

For an upscale wedding with stunning city views, consider the Midtown Loft and Terrace, located in the heart of Manhattan. What makes this venue so special? For starters, not many event spaces have a clear shot of the Empire State Building. But with this venue's 360-degree wrap-around terrace, your guests will get a view of this majestic landmark and more. Another plus? The terrace has a retractable rooftop, so you can plan your day outdoors—no matter what the weather brings. Inside, there's a stylish reception space, which can seat up to 200 guests. Show your guests what NYC is all about by hosting your wedding at this posh, polished Midtown event space.

Abigail Kirsch at Pier Sixty, The Lighthouse & Current in New York, New York

Dreaming of hosting a waterfront wedding with iconic city views? You have to check out Abigail Kirsch at Pier Sixty, The Lighthouse & Current, which has views of both the Hudson River and New York City from Manhattan's Chelsea Piers. One amazing feature about Pier Sixty is its massive glass-enclosed terrace with outdoor waterfront views. This feature makes it possible to enjoy the terrace on your wedding day, no matter the season. Another plus of this exclusive venue is the catering. Renowned caterer Abigail Kirsch is available to create a world-class menu for your big day—and make wedding planning a breeze. As for your guest count, this venue can accommodate anywhere from 200 to 2,000 people. And valet parking and shuttle bus services are also available.

Hotel Chantelle in New York, New York

We all know that Paris is the City of Love. Hotel Chantelle is a Parisian-inspired oasis, located right in the heart of New York City. What could be better than that on your wedding day? What makes Hotel Chantelle so special is the ambiance. It has three floors, each with its own look and feel. But we'll focus on the rooftop, which is probably the most sought-after area for hosting private events. To give you that authentic Paris feeling, the rooftop is decorated with lamp posts, park benches, and floral greeneries. It's designed to remind you of a romantic Parisian park. Très chic! This rooftop space can accommodate up to 150 guests for cocktail hour receptions—and up to 85 for seated receptions.

City Winery New York City in New York, New York

The City Winery is another waterfront wedding venue you need to check out. Located right by Chelsea Market and the High Line, this venue has two full floors of event space. The stylish rustic interior has the look and feel of an urban winery, but it can be fully customized to suit your wedding vision. Additionally, it has floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which provide breathtaking skyline, river, and sunset views. And, as a full-service event space, the City Winery can provide catering, staffing, table setups, and recommendations for vendors. As for your guest count, this venue can accommodate up to 500 guests, but if you want to host a more intimate affair, that's an option, too.

Canoe Studios in New York, New York

Looking for a "blank canvas" venue that can be transformed to suit your wedding decor ideas? Consider Canoe Studios, an adaptable event space that will allow you to bring your vision to life. Located in the heart of New York City, this venue offers skyline views of Manhattan. Inside, you'll love how chic, simple—and yet, elevated—the space is with white walls, expansive windows, and grand floor-to-ceiling columns. As for your guest count, this space can accommodate more than 300 guests. And it has a ceremony area, indoor and outdoor spaces, a wedding reception room, and dressing rooms. You'll also get to work closely with the venue's staff, who can provide you with a long list of top-notch vendors, catering services, high-quality equipment, and furnishings.

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The Box House Hotel in Brooklyn, New York

At the Box House Hotel, you can host your wedding on a stunning rooftop—and your guests can stay the night in the hotel after your party wraps. It's that convenient! One of the best parts about this event space is the Manhattan skyline views that are visible from the rooftop. Additionally, the venue's helpful staff is available to help you plan and execute your wedding day from start to finish. They even offer a post-wedding brunch, so your guests will get to wake up the day after and enjoy a relaxing breakfast before departing. Guest capacity at this venue ranges. If you decide to hold your festivities on the rooftop, the limit is 220 seated guests. But for the other onsite event spaces, it ranges from 20 to 50 seated guests—more if you choose to host a cocktail-style reception.

JW Marriott Essex House in New York, New York

The JW Marriot Essex House is an event space with over-the-top elegance that will surely make your wedding day feel like a fairytale. Located on Park Avenue, this luxury hotel overlooks Central Park to give your guests a once-in-a-lifetime NYC experience. Inside, the decor is sophisticated with hand-painted murals in the grand ballroom and crystal chandeliers. Perfect for intimate to large-scale weddings, this venue has enough space to accommodate up to 300 guests—and the ballroom can be arranged in different ways to also include a dance floor. If you're looking for a venue with a prime location and pristine interiors, consider the JW Marriott Essex House.

620 Loft & Garden in New York, New York

Speaking of prime locations, the 620 Loft & Garden is located at Rockefeller Plaza right in the heart of Midtown, Manhattan. But it's not just the street address that makes this place so impressive. What makes this dreamy venue so special is the rooftop loft space and terrace, which has outstanding views and a garden-like feel with a tiny pool at the far end to add to the ambiance. Depending on the size of your wedding, you can host it on the rooftop year-round, since a portion of the terrace is always tented. This 3,300 square-foot venue can accommodate up to 120 seated guests indoors and up to 75 seated outdoors. With views of NYC landmarks, such as the Prometheus Fountain, Radio City Music Hall marquee, and Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (in the winter), it's one of the most iconic locations in Manhattan to tie the knot.

Studio 525 in New York, New York

Located in the historic West Chelsea Highline Arts District, Studio 525 is another versatile event space that's perfect for couples who want to create a unique wedding experience. Formerly a prestigious art gallery, the interior of this street-level event space has distinctive architectural details, including 24-foot high ceilings, exposed steel beams, and a grand center skylight to let in plenty of natural light. As for amenities, this 5,500-square-foot space has a full catering kitchen, coat-check area, breakout rooms, and Wi-Fi. And for your guest count, Studio 525 can accommodate up to 250 guests for your big day.

The View at Battery Park in New York, New York

Looking for a lower Manhattan venue with magnificent views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty? Consider The View at Battery Park for your wedding day. This waterfront venue is a one-of-a-kind event space that offers couples the chance to create their dream wedding day. Whether you want to host an intimate, casual wedding—or a larger, more upscale affair—The View's helpful team will support you in making it happen. You'll get to work with a dedicated wedding planner, as well as, a team of experienced caterers, servers, and bar staff. And if you need to rent equipment, this is also available per your request. This event space can accommodate up to 300 guests. And you also have the option to host your wedding ceremony and reception indoors, outdoors, or in a tented space.

Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York

Wythe Hotel is a boutique hotel, located in Williamsburg— ne of Brooklyn's trendiest neighborhoods. Now standing for more than a century, this Brooklyn waterfront venue has historic charm with exposed brick walls and industrial accents. It's classy and modern in all the best ways. Depending on the size and style of wedding you want, this venue has several spaces available. If your wedding is on the larger side, the Wythe's biggest space can accommodate up to 250 guests. Because this hotel is a full-service venue, you'll get to work with its in-house event team. They'll help you sort out every detail of the day—from the floor plan to the timeline. As an added plus, all of the catering is provided by the hotel's in-house restaurant, Le Crocodile. Together with their experienced catering staff, you'll be able to create the Parisian-inspired wedding menu of your dreams.

Prospect Park Picnic House in Brooklyn, New York

Prospect Park is one of the most idyllic places in New York City for New Yorkers. It's the ideal spot to get outdoors and enjoy nature—and you can also host your wedding there at the Prospect Park Picnic House. With scenic views of the 90-acre Long Meadow, this venue is located in the heart of the park. Inside, there are floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and a working fireplace. Outdoors, there is space for your wedding ceremony and a cocktail reception. The best part? This venue's offerings can be tailored to suit your budget and preferences. And it can comfortably accommodate 175 seated guests for dinner and dancing—or 240 standing guests.

Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings hosted at botanical gardens are every wedding photographer's dream—and we can totally see why. Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers breathtaking views, plenty of natural lighting inside, and a stunning garden outside. There are three venues within the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, including the Palm House, which just celebrated its 100th anniversary. In this newly renovated space, which can seat up to 250 seated guests, you'll get to host your dream garden wedding. And if you want to host your cocktail hour on the outdoor terrace, that's an option as well. As for the other spaces, there's the Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium, which can seat up to 125 guests and features a roof made from native grasses and wildflowers. Or, you can host an outdoor wedding in the garden. For your wedding menu, this event space offers seasonal offerings with packages that include appetizers, stations for buffet-style eating, seated dinner menus, and more.

Wave Hill in the Bronx, New York

The lush gardens at Wave Hill, an estate in the Bronx, New York, were inspired by Teddy Roosevelt's lifelong love of nature. With scenic views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades, Wave Hill offers an idyllic setting to host your wedding. For your ceremony, you'll get to host it outdoors at the Pergola on the Great Lawn. Then, you can choose to have your cocktail hour there—or move it to the Lower Lawn or Kate French Terrace adjacent to the historic Wave Hill House. For your reception, you'll get access to the Armor Hall, which can accommodate up to 130 guests, plus a small band and dance floor area. But if you choose to use the dance floor in the Mark Twain Room, you can invite up to 175 guests. Consider Wave Hill for your big day, and you'll have the option to work with the venue's caterer and their private events coordinator to make your day exactly as you imagined.

City Vineyard at Pier 26 in New York, New York

For New Yorkers, the City Vineyard at Pier 26—with all of its stunning city views—is a dream place to tie the knot. But, if you're from out of town, we think you'll find it equally charming. This intimate venue, which can host up to 50 guests, offers a nautical experience with views of the Hudson Estuary and Downtown Manhattan. The indoor dining room makes it the perfect place to celebrate, no matter the weather outside. But if you want to take your festivities outdoors, this venue has space arranged for that as well. The aesthetic inside is rustic, with comfy leather seating, oak tables, and classy wine country decor. And if you're a wine fan, this event space has a staff of wine experts on hand to help guide you through its selection of fresh wines on tap, a curated collection of wines from abroad, beer offerings, and handcrafted spirits.

Lattanzi Cucina Italiana in New York, New York

If you've always dreamed of getting married in Italy, but have decided to keep your nuptials local for practical reasons, you aren't alone. Many dream of having their wedding abroad, only to realize the logistical or budget issues that can sometimes come into play. For a wedding that combines the best of both worlds, consider the Lattanzi Cucina Italiana in New York City. Since it opened in 1984, this family-owned business has been considered one of New York's finest and most authentic Italian restaurants. Located on 46th Street in Manhattan, the Lattanzi Cucina Italiana has a gorgeous terrace that's perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Inside, there's enough space to host a cozy 65-person reception or rehearsal dinner. As for the look and feel of this restaurant, there are brick accent walls inside and grand lighting fixtures. So, you won't have to do much decorating to host a stylish wedding.

The Foundry in Long Island City, New York

We love the historical-meets-modern feel of this Queens wedding venue, which was first built in the 19th century. There are several indoor and outdoor industrial chic spaces to choose from at The Foundry, including a stunning courtyard featuring brick walls covered in ivy and views of the Queensboro Bridge over the East River. The more intimate Greenhouse includes a stunning skylight ceiling and greenery year-round. This event space can host weddings and events of up to 200 guests.

Hannah Nowack contributed to the reporting of this article.

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