New York Wedding Venues

Your ultimate source for New York wedding venues is here. Browse our list of top wedding venues in New York, from outdoor gardens to historic buildings, and view photos of weddings at each one. Then get in touch with your favorites.

Oheka Castle
Oheka Castle
Huntington, New York

OHEKA CASTLE A ROYAL ESTATE OF AFFAIRS Celebrating the Art of Entertaining since 1919 OHEKA CASTLE is the premier venue to host exquisite society weddings and gala celebrations, located on Long Island's famed Gold Coast between New York City…

Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn, New York

Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers more than just weddings: social events, corporate events, bar mitzvahs, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and more. Our impeccable culinary artistry and inventive design allows us to design every…

Wythe Hotel
Wythe Hotel
Brooklyn, New York

Wythe Hotel was created inside of a former cooperage built in 1901. It is located in Brooklyn's vibrant Williamsburg neighborhood, on the waterfront, just minutes from Manhattan via taxi, subway or ferry. All of the inherent character of the…

The Pierre New York
The Pierre New York
New York, New York

Located on Central Park at 61st Street, The Pierre exudes quiet grace and iconic glamour. Having played host to New York City's most elegant social affairs since its opening in 1930, the hotel is distinguished by impeccable service, whimsical…

Blue Hill At Stone Barns
Blue Hill At Stone Barns
Tarrytown, New York

Weddings at Blue Hill at Stone Barns can be hosted in the beautiful HayLoft, which offers soaring ceilings, original stonework and can accommodate up to 260 guests. Ceremonies can be hosted on site, and one of the outdoor gardens is the perfect…

Tribeca Rooftop
Tribeca Rooftop
New York, New York

Tribeca Rooftop's spectacular 15,000 square-foot penthouse features views of the Hudson River, Empire State Building, and Fashionable TriBeCa. The incredible rooftop offers unsurpassed views of NYC, while a magnificent skylight over an…

The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Hotel
New York, New York

Striking a balance between a storied past and the promise of future stories, The Plaza Hotel embraces the contemporary spirit while honoring a rich tradition and history. Top caterer Great Performances' exclusive relationship with The Plaza…

The St. Regis New York
The St. Regis New York
New York, New York

The St. Regis New York invites you to begin your journey as a married couple with a wedding in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Our fabled hotel is home to some of the most magnificent wedding halls in Manhattan, including a rooftop ballroom venue…

Gramercy Park Hotel
Gramercy Park Hotel
New York, New York

This landmark New York Hotel, located in the heart of the City, has been home to creative minds and distinguished guests for nearly a century. The Hotel is a modern take on a traditional grand New York Hotel, with its custom-designed, handcrafted…

Lotte New York Palace
Lotte New York Palace
New York, New York

Lotte New York Palace: With 909 guestrooms, The Palace is known for unparalleled splendor, spectacular views, sumptuous rooms and exquisite service. Located in the heart of Manhattan -- across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral and only…

Rainbow Room
Rainbow Room
New York, New York

Romance and glamour envelop once-in-a-lifetime memories at the iconic Rainbow Room. Soaring 65 stories above Midtown Manhattan, magical moments are captured against a sparkling backdrop of city lights and expertly tailored event design. Rainbow…

Brooklyn Winery
Brooklyn Winery
Brooklyn, New York

With a fully functioning winery as the backdrop for your perfect day, Brooklyn Winery is uniquely chic—guests will be welcomed into our romantic, sophisticated space, filled with reclaimed wood and hand-selected vintage adornments, all while…

New York Botanical Garden
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, New York

New York Botanical Garden is home to world-famous gardens and two unique event spaces, the classically elegant Garden Terrace Room and the intimate and rustic Stone Mill. Exclusive culinary partner Constellation Culinary Group provides innovative…

The Foundry
The Foundry
Long Island City, New York

The Foundry is a 19th Century building that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. Adaptable for many uses and available to rent for weddings, corporate events, launch parties, Bar and Bat…

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

As the city's finest backdrop for weddings, the JW Marriott Essex House New York radiates romance being at the very heart of Manhattan. Just beyond the doors of our luxury hotel in New York City, you'll be able to experience the natural…

The Bowery Hotel
The Bowery Hotel
New York, New York

Since 2007, The Bowery Hotel has been providing an unmatched level of luxury, style and sophistication at the crossroads of the East Village. From the hotel accommodations, to the restaurant, to the event staff, we have earned a reputation for…

Mandarin Oriental, New York
Mandarin Oriental, New York
New York, New York

Soaring above the city, Mandarin Oriental, New York enjoys an unbeatable setting in the midst of the action. Stunning floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Hudson River, Central Park, and Manhattan's glittering skyline, while our sumptuous…

The Garden City Hotel
The Garden City Hotel
Garden City, New York

The Garden City Hotel is Long Island's iconic address for magnificent weddings and special events. With 25,000 square feet of renovated event and celebration space, from the glamorous Grand Ballroom to the themed Kingsley, we can accommodate…

620 Loft & Garden
620 Loft & Garden
New York, New York

Serenity, magic and romance have an intimate home above the famous Fifth Avenue at 620 Loft & Garden. Dramatic cityscapes directly overlooking St. Patrick's Cathedral are highlighted by a historic manicured garden, sparkling reflective…

Bedford Post Inn
Bedford Post Inn
Bedford, New York

Wedding celebrations are one of the most important occasions of one's life and Bedford Post is tailor made for this special day. The property is ideally situated on a fourteen lush acres, surrounded by picturesque countryside just sixty…

501 Union
501 Union
Brooklyn, New York

Built in 1916 this unique venue once served as a classic car restoration shop. Guests can enjoy three separate and distinct spaces – an open-air garden, an elegant cocktail lounge and a light-filled reception hall featuring a vaulted…

The Liberty Warehouse
The Liberty Warehouse
Brooklyn, New York

The Liberty Warehouse is located directly on New York Harbor in the historic shipping yards of Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood. Our waterfront promenade offers expansive views of the harbor, Verrazano Bridge, One World Trade Center, and is…

Westchester Country Club
Westchester Country Club
Rye, New York

Guastavino's
Guastavino's
New York, New York

Guastavino's event space in New York is an architectural masterpiece and designated New York City landmark, is now available for galas, weddings, cocktail receptions, and corporate events. Situated under the 59th Street Bridge,…

Oceanblèu
Oceanblèu
Westhampton Beach, New York

Enjoy true seaside glamour with a breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime wedding ceremony overlooking the magnificent sand and surf of the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Oceanblèu is an imperial ballroom with incomparable views of the Atlantic seascape.…

The Loeb Boathouse Central Park
The Loeb Boathouse Central Park
New York, New York

Imagine celebrating at the one of the most magical locations in the world. Designed to beautifully coexist with its natural surroundings, The Loeb Central Park Boathouse is the only Manhattan venue right on a lakeóallowing you to host your…

The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
New York, New York

Located at Chelsea Piers, The Lighthouse is a unique waterfront venue with sweeping views of the Hudson River. This sophisticated urban loft space features hardwood floors, period lanterns and exposed ceilings. A year-round terrace featuring…

Metropolitan Club New York
Metropolitan Club New York
New York, New York

An iconic club since 1894, the Metropolitan Club was designed by Stanford White and was built by David H. King, Jr. , both early Metropolitan Club members. The Great Hall is beautiful in all its grandeur, with the classic iron stairway, flooring…

Tappan Hill Mansion
Tappan Hill Mansion
Tarrytown, New York

Nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Hudson River, Tappan Hill Mansion is located on the former estate of Mark Twain in the scenic Hudson Valley. Combining a private mansion with the charm of a country setting, it is a tranquil oasis just 45…

Weylin
Weylin
Brooklyn, New York

Weylin brings a New York treasure back to life as a versatile and awe-inspiring event venue. Originally built in 1875 as the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, this masterfully restored multi-level space features two soaring 110 ft. domes over mosaic…

New York Wedding Venues: 

Everything You Need to Know

New York wedding stats prove that the Empire state is one of the most popular places to get married in the US. Whether you prefer wedding venues outside of New York City, such as Ithaca or Long Island, or intend to browse the best NYC wedding venues, you are not alone in choosing this scenic and thriving area for your big day.

When planning a wedding in New York, a popular choice is to first look at wedding venues in New York City. But many couples like to expand their searches to include the best wedding venues all across New York State. For example, there are incredible upstate New York wedding venues with scenic mountain views, and amazing country club wedding venues for Westchester weddings. On the other hand, if you do decide to limit your search to wedding venues in New York City, you have your pick of locations in museums, parks, hotels, and other incredible landmarks within the five boroughs.

Currently, New York is the fourth most popular state to get married. If you’re thinking of getting married in New York, we first recommend getting inspiration from real New York weddings here in our massive library of wedding galleries. In the meantime, we’ve put together this guide with everything to know about New York State wedding venues, including the best locations, time of year, things to do, and how to get there—plus, we’ll answer the all-important question: How much does a wedding cost in New York?

What’s the best time of year for a New York Wedding?

Ask any New Yorker and they’ll tell you there is no bad time to visit New York. However, when picking your wedding date, you’ll want to keep the weather and seasons in mind. Because of its humid, continental climate, downstate New York wedding venues in areas like NYC, the Hudson Valley and Long Island have hot summers and cold winters. There can also be quite a bit of humidity in peak heat months, like July and August.

If you are thinking about upstate wedding venues outside of New York City, you will find that the summers are warm but not as humid. Winters are cold and tend to last a little longer, with more consistent snow on the ground (how picturesque!) Consider these weather conditions if you’re looking at wedding venues in New York such as the Tug Hill region in northern New York, the Catskills, and in the western portion of the state near Niagara Falls.

For some couples, the cost of renting the best wedding venues in New York State is more important than the weather. As a general rule of thumb, the New York tourist season runs from June to August, and again from November to December. Expect to pay more to rent NY wedding venues during these months, especially for in-demand locations.

It will be less expensive to host a New York wedding reception during the shoulder season, which goes from March to May and September to the first part of November. Because fewer travelers are visiting New York and demand is lower, costs tend to be lower.

That said, if you are searching for a lower-than-average wedding cost in NYC and the state as a whole, consider setting your wedding date during the off-season, or the months of January and February. This period will be the least expensive to rent wedding venues in New York, and because of the lull in demand, you may find that even a Hamptons wedding is now more affordable, too. 

What are the different types of New York wedding venues?

With so many venue options to choose from, there are several things to consider when selecting wedding venues in New York.

City vs. Country Wedding Venues:

New York City wedding venues are plentiful and easy to get to, plus, the staff tends to know the ropes. Wedding venues outside of New York City are some of the most picturesque you will find, and offer different things to do in New York than your guests might be used to. For instance, upstate New York wedding venues may include wineries, or even be in the mountains.

Indoor vs. Outdoor Wedding Venues: 

No matter where in New York your wedding is, deciding whether you want to have your wedding indoors or outdoors will help you narrow down your search. Remember to consider the weather and time of year when making this decision!

Wedding Venue Capacity:

New York wedding venues have different size restrictions, so some are more suited to smaller weddings, and others can accommodate larger weddings. Some venues also have multiple rooms, so you can choose based on the size of your party.

Once you have these factors decided on, you’ll want to think about the style of the venue. Here are some of the best wedding venues in New York State:

New York Vineyard Wedding Venues: 

Among the most beautiful outdoor and unique wedding venues in NY are vineyards, such as those on the north and south forks of Long Island as well as in the Finger Lakes region.

New York Estate Wedding Venues:

There are breathtakingly beautiful mansions and estates throughout New York State. Reserve these unique wedding venues in NY early, as many are in high demand.

New York Hotel Wedding Venues:

Some of the most convenient and, therefore, best wedding venues in New York State are the hotels. They are great for hosting the ceremony as well as the reception, or just one of the two. Of course, there are hundreds of hotels in NYC, but these are also beautiful hotel wedding venues outside of New York City, for Long Island weddings, Westchester weddings, etc.

New York Beach Wedding Venues:

Another option for a Long Island wedding is the beach. Fire Island and Main Beach in the Village of East Hampton are popular favorites.

New York Zoo Wedding Venues:

A zoo is a fun wedding venue for both NYC and upstate New York wedding venues. There is, of course, the Bronx Zoo, as well as popular zoos in Buffalo and Utica. One thing to keep in mind is that zoological gardens are open to the public, even during your wedding celebration.

New York Museum Wedding Venues:

New York’s museums are world-renowned, and can make for iconic settings for weddings outside of New York City, or within Manhattan.

New York Mountain Wedding Venues:

With mountains including the Adirondacks and the Catskills, there are stunning wedding venues all overNew York State’s mountains. Just make sure to check in with your vendors regarding their travel limitations.

New York Library Wedding Venues:

The New York Public Library is one of the most famous wedding venues in New York City. If you are looking for Brooklyn wedding venues, the Park Slope Library is a beautiful venue that offers wedding packages!

New York Private Clubs & Country Club Wedding Venues:

New York loves exclusivity, and there are hundreds private clubs and country clubs across the state that can host your New York wedding reception. Note that you often need a referral from a member in order to host your event at one of these exclusive venues.

New York Ballroom Wedding Venues:

If you’re planning a formal celebration, a ballroom is a fantastic option, and several of New York City’s  iconic hotels have some of the grandest ballrooms in the country.. Many also have stunning architecture that doubles as decor.

New York Garden Wedding Venues: 

Garden weddings are a popular spring wedding choice in New York, with excellent options in the five boroughs as well as outside of New York City.

New York Park Wedding Venues:

You’ll often see couples taking their wedding photos in Central Park, but there are actually 215 parks across the state that include some of the most picturesque upstate New York wedding venues. Look for stunning spaces in Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany.

New York Courthouse Wedding Venues:

One of the most traditional NY wedding venues? The local courthouses. There are typically officiants on hand who can marry you right then and there. Some couples opt to go this route if they only want to host the wedding reception in New York, or if they want an intimate affair. Manhattan’s City Hall is a popular and iconic location to get married.

New York Restaurant Wedding Venues:

With some of the best chefs in the world located, not only in New York City but all over the state, it’s no surprise that restaurants are especially popular venues for weddings. Restaurants with private spaces such as courtyards or rooftops are some of the best locations for small parties, plus food is often part of the wedding package.

New York Religious Wedding Venues—Churches, Synagogues, & Mosques:

Many couples choose to wed at a place of worship, especially one they go to regularly. Each religious venue will have its unique rules. Some require membership in the faith community while others limit the types of vendors you can bring in.

Sometimes, the best wedding venues in New York State are the ones you stumble across, or least expect. If this is a destination wedding for you and your betrothed, consider taking walking or bus tours across your top three cities in the state. You’ll get to see the areas, notice what there is to do for the guests who are attending, and you might just fall in love with a place that you would not have considered otherwise. However, remember that locations look different in the various seasons. A place that is utterly charming in the spring will look completely different in winter. Visit during the time that you are thinking of hosting your wedding.

Also, some wedding venues in NY may offer package deals that include wedding planning, catering, and even floral design services. You will find that event spaces and hotels are the most likely to do so.

What are the different areas of New York?

As you are scouring the area for the best wedding venues in New York State, think about where in the state you want to get married.

NYC and Westchester Wedding Venues: 

If you are searching for the best NYC wedding venues, you have your pick of those located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Even with all that NYC has to offer, many couples—even those who live in New York City—choose to have Westchester weddings, as the area is convenient to the city, but offers spacious and scenic New York wedding venues. This is generally the easiest region for guests who will be flying in from out of town, as there are three large airports that service the area.

Long Island Wedding Venues: 

Long Island is easily reachable from New York City via the Long Island Railroad, and home to a number of NY wedding venues. It’s also where beach locations including the Hamptons and North Fork are located.

Hudson Valley Wedding Venues: 

The Hudson Valley and the Catskills regions offer rustic, stunning options, and are a short drive from NYC.

Buffalo Wedding Venues: 

Located in Erie County in western New York, Buffalo is the second most-populous city in New York State and has some beautiful historic buildings..

Rochester & Finger Lakes Wedding Venues: 

Finger Lakes wedding venues are increasingly popular due to their scenic backdrop, as well as their proximity to Rochester and Syracuse.

Syracuse Wedding Venues: 

Home of Syracuse University, this city is also a culture hub, making it a popular wedding destination.

Albany Wedding Venues: 

The capital of New York State, Albany is on the left bank of the Hudson river, and has many scenic wedding New York venues.

Be sure to research each location’s local festivals and special events, as NY wedding venues may book up, as well as accommodations in the area for any particularly popular weekends. Plus, the average wedding cost in New York varies considerably by your chosen date. That said, you might be able to shave off some expenses on the average wedding cost in NYC by taking advantage of special wedding packages. These are offered by plenty of venues including New York City parks.

How much does a wedding cost in New York?

The average cost of a wedding in New York in 2020 was $27,533. To put that into context, The average cost of weddings across the U.S. was $20,300, meaning that weddings in New York—and, therefore, New York wedding venues—are more expensive. (Also, consider that it was a pandemic year, so wedding costs may have been lower than usual.) When breaking down the cost details for specific wedding vendors, you will notice that the many of best wedding venues in New York State also charge the most. In fact, wedding venues in NY will typically be the most expensive line item in your wedding budget.

Some NY wedding venues may include catering in their estimates, or they may require use of a specific outside caterer. When it is not part of the rental, include catering as another line item. Also, remember that if you are eyeing wedding venues in NY that are in more remote areas, the costs may go up as caterers and other vendors will charge extra for traveling, accommodation, and a field kitchen setup, if necessary. 

There are always unexpected costs when planning a wedding, so leave room in your budget for the little extras you didn’t plan for. The best wedding venues in New York State will always be transparent about everything that’s included, and what is extra. For example, the New York Public Library charges extra for rental of its steps. When in doubt, ask questions, or talk to your wedding planner to get the smaller details worked out in advance. 

That said, there are always things you can do to make wedding venues in NY more affordable. In New York, location is everything: For instance, Hamptons wedding venues will almost always be more expensive than most Brooklyn wedding venues, Finger Lakes wedding venues, or even other Long Island wedding venues. And as mentioned previously, the time of year makes a difference. But because the average wedding cost in New York is considerably higher than in other parts of the country, remember that vendors will also charge more.

Another way to reduce costs is to hire a New York wedding planner. While it may seem like an added cost, this vendor will have insider knowledge of the best wedding venues in New York State, which ones may fit into your budget, and how you can enjoy the luxury of a New York wedding venue without breaking the bank. This insider will also have connections to wedding venues in NY. Also, look for someone local! For example, a Brooklyn-based New York wedding planner will know all about Brooklyn wedding venues, and may help you get a deal with a Brooklyn photographer.

How do you find New York wedding vendors?

Searching for NY wedding venues is just the first step. The next challenge is finding your wedding vendors. Because finding NY wedding venues along with vendors to provide the services is a once-in-a-lifetime event, you want to work with the best. Get inspiration from our directory of New York wedding vendors to find:

New York Wedding Planners:

The planner is your go-to for all things having to do with NY wedding venues. finding New York wedding photographers, a New York wedding florist, and more. Work with a New York wedding planner who is established and has plenty of connections to vendors.

New York Wedding Florists:

While some of the best florists are located in New York, if you are concerned about your wedding budget, you may be able to lower your New York wedding flowers costs if you choose a blossoming outdoor New York wedding venue in spring. In particular, botanical gardens are excellent wedding venues in NY (and the flowers are already there!) Also, some churches have relationships with vendors for New York wedding flowers.

New York Wedding Photographers:

The more bells and whistles you want—videography, drone photography—the more you will spend more on your New York wedding photographer. That said, an excellent New York wedding photographer will offer tiered packages that let you pick and choose the types of shots you want to include.

New York Wedding Caterers:

Some wedding venues in NY incorporate the cost for catering. If you’ve chosen one that does not, work with a New York wedding caterer who shares your vision for the reception. For example, determine if you plan to incorporate hors d'oeuvres, a salad course, a main course and a dessert course. In addition, find out how the vendor handles the bar.

New York Wedding DJs & Live Bands:

New York is full of amazing talent for your wedding music. Look for someone local, as others may charge you extra if they have to travel to wedding venues in NY.

New York Wedding Cakes:

Some New York wedding venues will have preferred wedding cake bakeries, while others will let you bring in a cake from any bakery. If you are hiring an independent caterer for your New York wedding reception, you may ask if the caterer will handle the cake for you. 

What are some things for guests to do in New York?

There is always something to do in New York, whether you’re in NYC, upstate, or in the Hamptons. Include on your wedding website or welcome stationery the things that your guests might do while in town. Doing so is particularly important if you’re having a destination wedding. Of course, anyone who is traveling in from out of town or out of state to your wedding venues in New York is bound to stay for a couple of days. Some couples have found that taking walking tours helped them select their New York City wedding venues, then they recommend the tours to guests to get more familiar with the city.

Museums are some of the best wedding venues in New York State, and visiting them is among the most popular things to do in New York. The Met Cloisters, the Whitney Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are just a few of the iconic locations to suggest in New York City alone. Besides that, things to do in New York include going to a Broadway or off-Broadway show, then getting dinner nearby in Times Square. Plus there’s always live music, which can be seen most anytime in New York.

If your wedding venues in New York are near a river or beach, there will be plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking, or even kayaking. Depending on the location, you could also negotiate a special golf package for guests, especially for Long Island weddings.

Wedding venues outside of New York City might inspire your guests to explore a little on their own. Examples include local landmarks like Niagara Falls, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Or, if they’re sports fans, they could attend a baseball, basketball, or football game in town.

How do you get to New York?

Whether you are looking for things to do in New York or are scouring the state for wedding venues outside of New York City, getting to the state is easy, as there are several airports across the state of New York. In New York City, there is LaGuardia Airport in Queens, which welcomes domestic flights. For international travelers, there are the John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Airport, which is just across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

Long Island MacArthur Airport is also reachable for domestic flights in the town of Islip, while White Plains airport allows access to Westchester County. Upstate airports include Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse, and Niagara Falls.

There is also always the option to rent transportation to your chosen wedding venues in New York, or to let the guests do so. Some NY wedding venues will also offer special packages for incoming travelers to get there, such as shuttle service.

Whether you’re looking for wedding venues outside of New York City or within NYC, we want to help make your wedding everything you dreamed of. Scout our New York wedding venues, find vendors and get inspired by real weddings from across New York State on Carats & Cake.