As a New York City photographer with a passion for capturing love stories in diverse settings, I am thrilled to share some exquisite wedding venues that embody the charm and vibrancy of this iconic city. Whether you envision an intimate celebration, a lavish affair, or a unique event that reflects your personal style, New York City offers a plethora of venues that cater to every taste. Let’s explore some of these magical spaces categorized by their distinct styles, ensuring your wedding day is as unique as your love story.

Photos above taken while second shooting for Emma Melin Studios

5 Luxury Wedding Venues You’ll Love in New York City

620 Loft and Garden (620 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10020):

Nestled in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, 620 Loft and Garden offers an iconic wedding experience overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Established as one of the most sought-after venues in NYC, it seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces. Perfect for a midsize wedding, this venue exudes a whimsical and romantic vibe, especially enchanting in the spring and fall seasons. With its charming allure, it provides an intimate escape in the heart of the bustling city.

  • Cost: $$$-$$$$
  • Capacity: Ideal for midsize weddings. 75 seated outdoors, 120 seated indoors, reception capacity of 165 guests.
  • Raw Space: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Getting Ready Space: not listed

NY Botanical Garden Palm House (2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458):

Situated in the heart of the city, the NY Botanical Garden Palm House is a haven of natural elegance, perfect for couples seeking an earthy and nature-inspired wedding. The venue’s nighttime ambiance, adorned with candles and the night sky, creates a magical atmosphere. With ample space for larger gatherings, this venue encourages a connection with nature while being conveniently located in the city.

  • Cost: $$$
  • Capacity: Suitable for larger weddings. Up to 250 seated guests
  • Raw Space: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Getting Ready Space: No

Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall (58 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065):

Nestled on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall evoke a classic 1920s old-school charm. With an old money aesthetic and captivating old-world architecture, this indoor venue exudes character. Offering different rooms designated for various wedding activities, it accommodates small to midsize weddings, providing a beautiful backdrop for an intimate celebration.

  • Cost: $$$
  • Capacity: Ideal for small to midsize weddings. 40-120 seated guests depending on the room booked
  • Raw Space: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Getting Ready Space: Can book one of the rooms as a getting ready room

New York Public Library (476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018):

With its iconic steps in the heart of the city, the New York Public Library stands as a timeless and sophisticated venue. Ideal for various wedding sizes, it offers grandeur for street-style photos and countless ways to incorporate the city into your celebration. A symbol of elegance, this venue provides a backdrop that captures the essence of New York’s cultural richness.

  • Cost: $$$$
  • Capacity: Suitable for various wedding sizes.
  • Raw Space: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Getting Ready Space: No

Burden Kahn Mansions (3 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128):

Overlooking Central Park, Burden Kahn Mansions transport you to the grand gilded age with its 1920s aesthetic. The venue boasts pretty balconies, exuding romantic Romeo and Juliet or Bridgerton vibes. With European-inspired architecture and an abundance of art, this intimate venue accommodates small to midsize weddings, offering a unique blend of history, art, and romance.

  • Cost: $$$-$$$$
  • Capacity: Suitable for intimate to midsize weddings.
  • Raw Space: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Not listed
  • Getting Ready Space: Not listed

Photos above taken while second shooting for Juan Casanova

Photos above taken while second shooting for Stephanie Naru Photography

Photos above taken while second shooting for Shots By Sam Photo

Book Your Wedding

These incredible venues in the heart of New York City offer a tapestry of possibilities, each unique in its ambiance and style. As a passionate NYC photographer, I am eager to capture the love and joy that will unfold in these iconic spaces. If you’ve found your dream venue on this list, or if you’re still exploring options, I’d be honored to document your special day and create timeless memories that you’ll cherish forever. Let’s embark on this journey together, celebrating your love in the vibrant and diverse landscape of New York City. Contact me to discuss your vision and secure your date in one of these extraordinary venues. Your love story deserves a backdrop as unique and beautiful as the city itself!

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March 4, 2024

Choosing Your Luxury Wedding Venue in New York City

Molly Waring


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