10 Gorgeous Wedding Venues Within 2 Hours of NYC

We adore a city wedding, but we’ll concede there are reasons to get married elsewhere. (Not having to hear your uncle complain about parking, for one.)Fortunately, plenty of stunning locales fit the bill, from a converted summer camp to a historic movie theater.

The 21 Most Stunning Wedding Venues in NYC

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Blue Hill

Blue Hill At Stone Barns

If you’re going to drop half a year’s salary, you might as well get the best meal of your life out of it, too.

630 Bedford Rd., Tarrytown;

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Cedar Lakes Estate

Like having your wedding at summer camp, if camp included cocktails, luxury suites and a poolside cabana.

1 Team USA Way, Point Jervis;

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Lyndhurst Mansion

Lyndhurst Mansion

You only get so many opportunities to get married in front of a building that is effectively a castle. Just saying.

635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown;

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The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre

Did you fall for each other over a director’s cut and popcorn? Make it official at this 88-year-old movie palace, under a gilded, ornate Baroque ceiling. 

54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ;

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The Ryland Inn

The Ryland Inn

One of Jersey’s best restaurants also happens to be one of its most stunning venues, a former stagecoach shop built in 1796. 

115 Old Hwy. 28, Whitehouse Station, NJ;

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Liberty House

Liberty House

You may have decided to have your wedding outside the city, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be within eyeshot.

76 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City, NJ;

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Peconic Bay Yacht Club

Reasons to get married in the North Fork: 1) blissful water views, 2) proximity to a million wineries and 3) all the oysters.

64300 Main Rd., Southold;

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Bedell Cellars

Or hey, cut out the middleman entirely and get hitched at the source of some of the region’s best wine.

36225 Main Rd., Cutchogue;

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The Loft At Jack’s Barn

If you’re going to get married outside the city, you might as well go all the way and get married in a barn. (A really, really nice barn, but still.) 

1487 State Hwy. 31, Oxford, NJ;

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Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson

Or maybe you don’t want to give up the funky-industrial vibe you’d find in Gowanus or Long Island City, in which case this factory-turned-arts center should be right up your alley.

110 S. Front St., Hudson;

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From 2016-2019 Carolyn Kuang-chen Stanley held the role of Editor covering food, travel and all things nyc.