Throw a Big City Soiree at These 14 Winter Wedding Venues in NYC

The Big Apple in the wintertime is the epitome of romance.
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
The Knot Contributor
  • Heather contributes wedding, honeymoon, travel and relationship content for The Knot and WeddingWire.
  • Heather also writes for publications including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, MyDomaine, HelloGiggles and The Everygirl.
  • She holds a degree in Art History and Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Updated Jun 05, 2024

Is there anything more magical than wintertime in the Big Apple? New York City puts on a show throughout the holiday season that dazzles tourists and locals alike, and the fabulous winter wedding venues in NYC make it possible to channel that magic into your own celebration.

Explore the diverse types of wedding venues throughout the city, including swanky hotels, industrial chic event spaces and even charming bookstores. Whether your winter wedding style is sophisticated, cozy or trendy, you can find a place that will bring your big day dreams to life. And, trust us, your guests will be thrilled for an excuse to spend a weekend in New York taking in all the sights of the season.

Ready to start daydreaming of winter wedding color schemes, dramatic evergreen tablescapes and delicious winter-inspired menus? These 14 NYC winter wedding venues bring the best in big-city celebrations.

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Sixty Pine Street in New York, New York

What says a cozy winter wedding more than the intimate ambiance created by dark wood-paneled walls in a historic mansion? Sixty Pine Street is a stunning estate and ballroom venue that has served as a landmark in the Financial District for more than 160 years. There are 11 separate event spaces throughout the mansion, which accommodate everything from grand soirees to dinners with your nearest and dearest. You can also incorporate the use of the get-ready room, bar and lounge.

  • Guest Capacity: 20-300

Prince George Ballroom in New York, New York

Prince George Ballroom, circa 1904, is one of the most ornate winter wedding venues in NYC. With Neo-Renaissance details, this Beaux-Arts style building, which appears on the National Register of Historic Places, feels like stepping back in time. You can imagine century-old scenes of guests waltzing in the ballroom, and it's an unforgettable place to throw your own midwinter soiree. Imagine ringing in the New Year under its gilded ceilings while you raise a glass to forever.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

Houston Hall in New York, New York

For an event space with an industrial chic look and a warm and inviting ambiance, look at Houston Hall. This 1907 building was once an FBI garage, but now it's been transformed into a glittering venue where you can dance the night away. Imagine evergreen swag adorning the tables with the shimmering chandeliers shining like stars above for a Christmas season wedding. You can truly make this versatile event space all your own.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

The Box House Hotel in Brooklyn, New York

If you want to feel enveloped by the city skyline even in the middle of winter, book The Box House Hotel. This rooftop wedding venue surrounds you and your guests with windows on the penthouse terrace, and you can turn the space into something straight out of a wintertime fairy tale with twinkle lights, candles and evergreen details. Have an unseasonably warm day? The rooftop is retractable—the only one in Brooklyn.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

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JW Marriott Essex House New York in New York, New York

Throw your big city soiree at the JW Marriott Essex House New York, where you can celebrate with your nearest and dearest while looking out at the larger-than-life New York City skyline. The ballroom is pure NYC glamor, which is perfect for turning into a festive winter celebration. Imagine tables of glittering candles, centerpieces of monochromatic winter white florals and a towering snow-white cake. You don't have to go far for your first night as a married couple—the newlyweds' suite and terrace are pure luxury.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

One if by Land, Two if by Sea in New York, New York

Gather your nearest and dearest for an intimate winter celebration at One if by Land, Two if by Sea. This romantic restaurant has been a NYC establishment since the 1970s and its warm ambiance has welcomed generations of couples through its doors. Celebrate with a seasonal-inspired party in the main dining room with exposed brick and dramatic chandeliers or bring together a smaller group for a cozy dinner on The Mezzanine.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 130

The Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall in New York, New York

A grand Park Avenue mansion is the perfect place for a Christmas wedding venue. The circa 1919 Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall is hidden away on the Upper East Side, and its elegant rooms were designed for entertaining. Whether your look is light and bright or old-world romance, there's a space within the winter wedding venue in NYC that will work for your wedding day vision. With original chandeliers, a marble staircase and fireplaces, celebrate like NYC royalty. You can practically hear the decades of "Auld Lang Syne" ringing through its halls.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Virgin Hotels New York in New York, New York

Have a more modern celebration in mind? Virgin Hotels New York is a unique event space that has panoramic views of the NoMad district and the city. From atop the 38th floor, you'll have views of the glittering winter skyline, yet you'll stay warm inside—and on the dance floor. Picture this space decked out in winter white florals for an icy aesthetic. It's sleek sophistication at its best. The hotel also has 460 guest rooms so family and friends won't have to go far when the party winds down.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

Glasshouse Chelsea in New York, New York

Say "I do" with waterfront views even in the midst of winter. Glasshouse Chelsea is a high-rise venue just above the Hudson River. With floor-to-ceiling windows, you get the breathtaking city vistas and, if you time it right, the magic of seeing the snow settle upon the Big Apple. Adorn the space in evergreens draped from the ceiling to give it a sleek and festive holiday look or lean into a minimalist and white winter aesthetic.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

The Pier Sixty Collection in New York, New York

Create your own winter wonderland at The Pier Sixty Collection, which has three separate waterfront venues that incorporate modern design and incredible views. Located within the Chelsea Piers Marina, the spaces allow you to create an icy winter look thanks to sleek design and soaring windows. Drape the spaces in winter white fabric, add dramatic centerpieces, cover the tables in glowing candles and watch your dream of a modern winter wedding come to life.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+

Carnegie Hall in New York, New York

Have you always dreamed of being the star of the show at Carnegie Hall? That dream can come true on your wedding day at this New York City landmark. Carnegie Hall opened in 1891 and it welcomed generations of New Yorkers and celebrities through its doors. Walk down the aisle in The Weill Terrace Room, May Room or the Weill Music Room and, with each step towards your future, you'll be surrounded by the history of a cultural icon. The stunning spaces within Carnegie Hall are perfect for a winter wedding and your guests will love the chance to catch a show during their seasonal getaway.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

The St. Regis Hotel in New York, New York

Nothing says Christmas in the city like a night at a fancy hotel, and no one does fancy better than The St. Regis Hotel. This is the place to host your holiday wedding, and with 15 event spaces throughout the hotel, you can accommodate any vision of a festive fete. Host a deliciously elegant afternoon tea with your wedding party, then dance the night away in an opulent ballroom with gilded chandeliers overhead. This is the winter wedding venue in New York to host your big day when you're looking for a legendary event for the ages.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Hotel Chelsea in New York, New York

Hotel Chelsea, circa 1884, is a classic New York City hotel that is now one of its most stately wedding venues. Whether you choose to celebrate in The Bard Room with an event that's the talk of the holiday circuit, gather a smaller group for a candlelit dinner in the 1930s-inspired El Quijote restaurant or host a cozy get-together in the swanky wine room, the Hotel Chelsea is the place for a wintertime celebration. And, if food is a high priority, then Hotel Chelsea will deliver, with dishes that your guests will be talking about long after the meal is over.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100

Housing Works Bookstore in New York, New York

If doing good is your goal when booking a wedding venue, consider Housing Works Bookstore. This charming and cozy Soho bookshop doubles as a wedding venue, and 100% of the venue proceeds for events go to supporting the homeless living with HIV/AIDS. Create a wintery ambiance that feels straight out of a movie amidst the spiral staircases, mahogany balconies and rows of books. There's truly not a better place for a pair of book lovers to write the first chapter of their love story than at this winter wedding venue in NYC.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

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