15 Rooftop Wedding Venues Where You Can Say "I Do" in the US

The views are pretty nice, too.
St. Julep at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel rooftop wedding venue in Atlanta, Georgia
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Updated Jan 10, 2024

Are you looking for the best rooftop wedding venues in the United States to host your dream wedding? If so, you've come to the right place as there are many rooftop venues across America suitable for all kinds of weddings whether they be intimate gatherings or larger receptions. "A rooftop event or wedding could give you special access to a location you would not normally be privy to at many venues," says Los Angeles-based wedding planner Holly Gray of Anything Buy Gray Events.

With that said, there are several factors to consider when choosing a rooftop wedding venue. To learn more about the considerations that should be made prior to solidifying a rooftop wedding venue, we tapped Gray and Michigan-based certified wedding planner and expert wedding pro Tracie Morris of You're The Bride who has planned more than 500 weddings to date.

Morris notes that the weather and accessibility are two important elements to keep in mind when looking at rooftop venues for weddings. Keep a special eye out for rooftop venues that have retractable roofs or doors and/or both indoor and outdoor event spaces that could be utilized if the weather takes a turn. Some rooftops are only open seasonally, so make sure you're aware of their operating schedules. Furthermore, some rooftops may have stricter rules when it comes to safety and vendors. "Some rooftop spaces can have stricter light and sound ordinances than an indoor venue might have," explains Gray. It is a best practice to ask and confirm that all of your wedding plans are able to be carried out on a particular rooftop before booking.

Although we hope you like several of the options we've listed below as much as we do, if you still find yourself wanting to look for some additional rooftop wedding venues near you, you can do so on The Knot Vendor Marketplace.

Morgan's on Fulton in Chicago, Illinois

Say "I do" at Morgan's on Fulton. This rooftop wedding venue in Chicago is a particularly suitable one for those looking for something with an industrial-chic aesthetic thanks to its raw brick and exposed beams. What makes its rooftop space (also known as The Penthouse) unique is that it can be transformed into an outdoor or indoor rooftop venue via a climate-controlled glass enclosure with the push of a button–you won't have to worry if any inclement weather happens to head your way on your big day. And, the space can accommodate up to 250 guests for a standing reception or 150 guests for a seated dinner.

The Skylark in New York, New York

If you're looking for a rooftop wedding venue in NYC, consider The Skylark. This rooftop wedding venue offers views of many of the city's most notable landmarks including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building from its seasonal open-air rooftop terrace. If you host your wedding during a time when the terrace is closed, there's no need to fear as the venue's indoor portion contains floor-to-ceiling windows from which you and your 80 guests (seated reception) or 150 guests (standing reception) can still enjoy those beautiful city views.

St. Julep at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

St. Julep at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel is one of Atlanta's newest hybrid rooftop wedding venues. With enough space to accommodate seated receptions for up to 125 guests, this colorful ninth-floor rooftop venue filled with vibrantly colored furniture, lighting fixtures and murals is perfect for those more intimate celebrations during any season as it contains a retractable door.

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Revery at North 4th Corridor in Columbus, Ohio

Host your wedding at the glass-covered rooftop venue that is Revery at North 4th Corridor. With enough space to accommodate a gathering of 200 guests (seated) or 350 (cocktail), Revery is fitting for weddings both large and small. This rooftop venue also features a large bar and a patio fireplace. Depending on the season during which you exchange vows, you can utilize the venue's retractable roof to let in some additional air and sunshine as you take in the Columbus skyline.

District Winery in Washington, DC

District Winery offers a charming wraparound terrace with stunning river views that up to 200 guests can enjoy during a full-service wedding. Since it can get quite cold during the winter, this venue is great as it contains both indoor and outdoor spaces which both provide sweeping views via its floor-to-ceiling windows. Although it is a winery, this venue prides itself on its in-house culinary team to concoct leading dining options for your special day.

Vue at Walt Disney World Swan Reserve in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Vue is a stunning rooftop wedding venue located on the top floor of the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Hotel in Florida. Vue is a hybrid space with a covered outdoor terrace that provides views of Walt Disney World and an indoor ballroom space with 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows and patterned carpeting. If you're planning on having a nighttime wedding reception, you can set aside time for you and your guests to watch the various firework shows across the property right from the very space where you'll be celebrating–just be sure to check the Walt Disney World entertainment schedule ahead of time.

The Oviatt in Los Angeles, California

If you want to celebrate your next chapter on a Los Angeles penthouse rooftop, check out The Oviatt. This downtown LA art deco penthouse can accommodate up to 150 guests across its 4,703 square feet of terrace space over two levels. If you encounter any rain during your celebration, a tent can be installed over the deck for some extra coverage so you can keep the party going. You and your guests will appreciate the string lights that hang from above as they will not only light up the night but look great in your wedding photos.

R24 Rooftop Lounge at Hilton Americas-Houston in Houston, Texas

Hilton Americas-Houston is home to R24 Rooftop Lounge. If you opt to have a reception-style celebration, the space can accommodate up to 250 guests. However, if a seated dinner is what you'd prefer, prepare to shorten your guest list to 160 guests or fewer. Regardless of the kind of gathering you choose, you can rest assured that the sweeping view of the Houston skyline will remain consistent. Since it's a completely indoor rooftop venue, you don't need to consider any backup plans in case of inclement weather.

The Madison Rooftop in Detroit, Michigan

If a Detroit rooftop wedding venue is on your wedding mood board, Morris recommends. The Madison. This modern multi-level outdoor rooftop spans more than 7,000 square feet and even contains a dance floor area. When you host your wedding on this rooftop, you're doing so on a piece of history as it sits on top of a more than 100-year-old building–we think that's pretty neat.

The William Vale in Brooklyn, New York

The 23rd floor of The William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn, New York is home to a 4,807 square foot rooftop offering panoramic views of the New York City skyline. What makes this rooftop stand out is that it is easily customizable. It has a larger capacity of up to 240 guests which may be beneficial if you plan on inviting many of your friends or family members.

The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida

The Betsy Hotel is home to The Skyline Deck which offers sweeping views of the Miami skyline and the Atlantic Ocean. This rooftop wedding venue may be particularly favorable for those aiming for a more intimate celebration as the space can hold up to 100 guests for a reception-style celebration and 75 guests for a dining style one. Whether you celebrate during the day or at night, the rooftop's bistro lights will elevate the aesthetic of your gathering and do so while providing some beautiful light.

Rooftop 230 at DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte City Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

If a rooftop hotel wedding venue is what you seek, don't rule out the 7,500 square foot Rooftop 230 at DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte City Center. Although it is on the smaller side with a maximum capacity of 250 for a reception-style wedding, your guests will thoroughly enjoy its views of the "Queen City" and proximity to the airport if they're traveling to be with you on your big day.

The Liberty View in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Liberty View is one of Pennsylvania's most scenic rooftop wedding venues. What's great about this venue is that it contains both covered and uncovered portions you can utilize depending on how you see fit. We can't forget to mention that this venue boasts one of the best views of the city's Independence Mall. The team at The Liberty View does their best to work with couples to transform the space into the one of their dreams for them and up to 148 guests.

Over The Charles at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston – Cambridge in Boston, Massachusetts

Over The Charles is one of the many beautiful rooftop wedding venues in Boston, Massachusetts. This rooftop can provide up to 100 guests (reception style) with views of the Charles River (hence its name) in addition to Boston's skyline. This rooftop operates seasonally, so be sure to double-check with the hotel that it will be open on the day you plan to tie the knot.

The Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado

Denver's The Curtis Hotel is equipped with a lovely outdoor rooftop area (Four Corners Terrace) fit for hosting a wedding with both mountain and city views However, there are also multiple indoor areas that can be transformed into the perfect wedding space. Since The Curtis is a trendy hotel, there are many ways you can transform this rooftop space into the one of your dreams.

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