The 21 Most Stunning Wedding Venues in NYC

Sure, you could rent a barn upstate or throw a beach party in Montauk. But you’ve got to admit there’s something so glamorous (and we’ll say it—just plain cool) about a city wedding. Ahead, the most gorgeous venues for tying the knot.

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The Liberty Warehouse

It’s your day, but you will have to share the spotlight with one other gal—Lady Liberty—at this Red Hook gem. Along with sweeping waterfront views, the restored 19th-century building has two giant banquet halls that come in handy if you have a million cousins to invite. 

260 Conover St. (at Beard St.), Brooklyn; 347-987-3121 or

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Wave Hill

Wave Hill

You already know it’s one of the most peaceful places in the city, so it follows that it makes a breathtaking spot to exchange vows. The regal, vine-covered Pergola, overlooking the Hudson River, is practically begging to become an altar.

W. 249th St. (at Independence Ave.), Bronx; 718-549-3200 or

The Foundry

If this Long Island City spot looks familiar, it might be because you’ve seen it on Girls. Or 30 Rock. Or Gossip Girl. But its rustic-meets-industrial vibe (exposed brick for days) makes it just as popular IRL as it is on TV. 

42-38 Ninth St. (between Queens Plaza S. and 43rd Ave.), Queens; 718-786-7776 or

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New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Carrie Bradshaw may not have tied the knot in the historic Beaux Arts building, but you still can. Plus, the rental fee supports a beloved city institution. (Admit it, you’ve always wanted to yell at full volume inside that marble hall.)

476 Fifth Ave. (between 40th and 42nd sts.); 212-930-0730 or

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Housing Works Bookstore Café

Looking for something literary but a little more intimate? You’ll feel right at home dancing the night away under the gaze of floor-to-ceiling books. And as with all of Housing Works’ efforts, your money goes toward a great cause.

126 Crosby St. (between Houston and Prince sts.); 212-334-3324 or

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

How can you not feel bridal when you’re this surrounded by flowers? If you time it on the late end of cherry-blossom season, your flower girl won’t even need to sprinkle petals. (But you may want to provide some Claritin as guest favors.)

990 Washington Ave. (at President St.), Brooklyn; 718-307-7133 or

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Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental

Yes, it’ll cost you an arm and a leg and your firstborn child. But you’ll be able to tell the second one you got married overlooking Central Park, so…worth it?

80 Columbus Circle (at 60th St.); 212-805-8858 or

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New Leaf

If you’re looking for something that feels like an escape from the city—without having to, you know, leave Manhattan—check out the charming stone house nestled in greenery just south of the Cloisters.

1 Margaret Corbin Dr. (Fort Tryon Park); 212-568-5323 or

The Bowery Hotel

Is your dream wedding less daffodils and sunshine and more sexy vampire boudoir? OK, maybe that’s not a thing, but this cool-kid hotspot has that moody, Gothic atmosphere in spades.

335 Bowery (at E. Third St.); 212-505-7300 or

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Tribeca Rooftop

Tribeca Rooftop

This might be your first wedding, but let’s face it: You’re already married…to the city. Cheesy, sure, but don’t you want your first love’s reassuring presence all throughout the ceremony? We thought so.

2 Desbrosses St. (at Hudson St.); 212-625-2600 or

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Loeb Boathouse

The Loeb Boathouse

Yes, everyone knows about it, but that doesn’t make it any less magical. Bonus points if you do a rowboat photo shoot.

Central Park (near E. 72nd St.); 212-517-2233 or

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Metropolitan Building

Metropolitan Building

Don’t you wish you had a wealthy aunt who just happens to have a stately mansion oozing with charm? Well, you can pretend: This spot was formerly the home base of a legendary interior designer and antiques dealer.

4401 11th St. (at 44th Ave.), Queens; 718-784-3716 or

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Gramercy Park Hotel

Gramercy Park Hotel

For an intimate reception, you can’t do much better than the iconic hotel rooftop. Besides, it’s worth it for the keys to the park alone.

2 Lexington Ave. (at 22nd St.); 920-3300 or

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Brooklyn Winery

Brooklyn Winery

We’ll admit it: The proximity to barrels upon barrels of wine is what drew us in, but the warm, wood-paneled space and thoughtful touches won us over.

213 N. Eighth St. (between Driggs and Roebling sts.), Brooklyn; 347-763-1506 or

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Rainbow Room

Rainbow Room

If anyone’s suggestion of a low-key wedding makes you laugh in their face, show ’em what you’re really about as you twirl through a circular ballroom, 65 stories high. 

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th floor; 212-632-5000 or

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Wythe Hotel

Wythe Hotel

Effortlessly cool vibes and incredible food by the Reynard team? Sign us up.

80 Wythe Ave. (at N. 11th St.), Brooklyn; 718-460-8000 or

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Pier Sixty

The Lighthouse At Pier Sixty

OK, it’s not technically a lighthouse, but with giant windows looking out over the Hudson, it’s not too shabby. (Plus, there’s way more room to dance.)

Chelsea Piers (23rd St. at West Side Hwy.); 212-366-6144 or

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620 Loft & Garden

Half of you wants a chill garden wedding. The other half gets anxiety about leaving the city for too long. We found the perfect solution: This pristine terrace right smack in the middle of Manhattan. (Hi, St. Patrick’s Cathedral.)

620 Fifth Ave. (at 50th St.); 212-593-9499 or

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The Plaza

The Plaza

C’mon, even if you’re more of a DIY farmhouse bride, you’ve daydreamed at least once what it would be like to get married at the Plaza. We’re pretty sure it’s as close as you can get to feeling like royalty. 

Fifth Ave. (at Central Park S.); 212-759-3000 or

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Jane's Carousel

Jane’s Carousel

As much of a badass modern woman as you are in your regular life, you’re 100 percent allowed to indulge your inner eight-year-old on your wedding day. And this historic landmark under the Brooklyn Bridge will make her dreams come true.

Brooklyn Bridge Park (at Old Dock St.); 718-222-7502 or

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Nope, that’s not the Great Hall at Hogwarts. It’s the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank—built in 1875—and it's been beautifully restored with ornate details like a hand-painted ceiling and a stained-glass skylight. (But if you did want to have a Harry Potter-themed wedding, we'd totally be on board.)

175 Broadway (at Driggs St.), Brooklyn; 718-963-3639 or

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