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NYC's most beautiful places to get married

Looking for a lovely wedding venue in NYC? Start here.

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Summer is finally here, which means wedding season is upon us. (Oh, who are we kidding—is it ever not wedding season?)

And while folks looking to get married in the five boroughs this year likely have only a few options—and hey, a City Hall wedding is one of the most delightful experiences you can have as a New Yorker—it doesn't hurt to plan ahead. Or maybe you just like gawking at beautiful wedding venues; that's cool too.

Here, we've gathered some of the most beautiful spots in New York City where you can have a wedding, from lush gardens to industrial-chic raw spaces, and everything in between.

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1. Collective Governors Island

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Craig Rd N
New York, NY 10004

Yes, you can get married on Governors Island: Collective Retreats, the glamping site that opened on the island in 2018, also hosts private events. It’ll be a rustic affair, but one with a wholly unique setting—and stunning views of the Statue of Liberty. Planning a wedding there also comes with access to tents on site for overnight guests.

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2. Bay Room

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28 Liberty St 60th floor
New York, NY 10005

Danny Meyer’s Manhatta, located on the 60th floor of the Gordon Bunshaft-designed 28 Liberty Street, is also home to a dedicated event space known as the Bay Room. There are four separate rooms, each with varying capacities (as little as 180 for one room, and as much as 580 for the full space), and each one has stunning views of Manhattan.

3. The Beekman Hotel

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123 Nassau St
New York, NY
(212) 233-2300
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The once-abandoned Temple Court has been refurbished into the Beekman Hotel, and with that renovation—and all the accolades it has brought—comes the venue's transformation into a coveted space for weddings. Top Chef star Tom Colicchio, who runs the hotel restaurant Fowler & Wells, is in charge of catering, while Temple Court's stunning atrium, which dates back to the 1830s, is used as a reception space.

4. NYC Marriage Bureau at the City Clerk's Office

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141 Worth St
New York, NY

Proof that you don't need a lot of cash to have a lovely New York City wedding: the cost of getting married at the City Clerk's office (not City Hall, as is commonly said) in lower Manhattan is just $25 (plus $35 for a marriage license), and the experience is truly unique. After saying "I do," newly married couples can pose for a photo in front of a faux-City Hall backdrop (it's more charming than it sounds, we promise), or head outside and snap selfies in the small park across the street.

5. Angel Orensanz Foundation

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172 Norfolk St
New York, NY
(212) 529-7194
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The Angel Orensanz Foundation on the Lower East Side may look unassuming from the street, but the interiors are the stuff of Instagram dreams. The foundation has called the former 19th-century Ansche Chesad Synagogue home since 1982, and has the event thing down to a T. The venue is on the larger side, and can accommodate up to 260 guests for a wedding with a sit-down dinner and dance floor.

The interior of an event space. The ceiling is high and elaborately decorated. The entire space is lit with colorful lights. Manuel Hurtado/Shutterstock.com

6. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

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126 Crosby St
New York, NY
(212) 334-3324
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For the literary couple who might not be able to afford a venue like, say, the New York Public Library, there's Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The non-profit hosts weddings in its cozy Soho bookstore, perfect for the type of people who would want to be married surrounded by hundreds of old books. (And really, who wouldn't?) Best of all, working with Housing Works means that you're helping others, as the organization funnels much of its proceeds to helping New Yorkers facing the twin crises of HIV/AIDS and homelessness.

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7. Gallow Green

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542 W 27th St
New York, NY
(212) 564-1662
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Tucked on top of the McKittrick Hotel—home to Sleep No More, the immersive adaptation of Macbeth—is Gallow Green, a rooftop bar and restaurant with an antique flair. The indoor-outdoor venue is particularly lovely for a springtime wedding, with its lush plantings and stellar Chelsea views.

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8. The Campbell

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15 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY 10017
(212) 297-1781
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What was once known as the Campbell Apartment is now simply the Campbell, a bar and event space located within Grand Central Terminal. The circa-1923 space once served as a private office and reception hall. Many of its historic details remain, and there are now three separate rooms where events can be held—including the stunning bar, adorned with a high coffered ceiling, a fireplace, and an enormous leaded glass window.

9. New York Public Library

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476 5th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 930-0800
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Amazingly, yes—you can get married at the New York Public Library's gorgeous Beaux Arts building on Fifth Avenue. (Though fair warning: only civil ceremonies, not religious ones, are allowed, because it's a city-owned building.) And while Carrie Bradshaw may not be the tastemaker these days that she was a decade ago, it's worth noting that in the Sex and the City movie, she's due to get married at the iconic building.

10. 620 Loft & Garden

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620 5th Ave
New York, NY 10020

A wedding at this outdoor venue, operated by the same hospitality firm that runs the Rainbow Room, is an especially unique experience. It’s perched atop the roof of a building in Rockefeller Center, so you’re simultaneously within and above the hustle of Midtown—plus, the views (of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and other landmarks) can’t be beat.

11. Central Park Boathouse

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East 72nd st
New York, NY

To get married in Central Park, all you really need is a permit and some determination—but for those who like things a bit more structured, there's the Loeb Boathouse, located on the park's expansive lake. It's an idyllic setting for weddings that offers access to the park's many Instagram-worthy spots, including the Bow Bridge and Bethesda Terrace.

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12. Central Park's Conservatory Garden

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1231 5th Ave
New York, NY

Central Park's splendid Conservatory Garden, located at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street, is a particularly pretty spot for a spring or summer wedding, when the six-acre space is in full bloom. It's also ideal for a smaller wedding, as its attendance is capped at 100. (But be prepared to have your reception elsewhere—the garden is a quiet zone, and no full-on parties are allowed.)

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13. Bronx Zoo

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2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY
(718) 220-5100
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Those looking for a slightly offbeat wedding might consider the Bronx Zoo: The century-old attraction has plenty of beautiful buildings (including Astor Court, which dates back to its earliest days) and lots of pretty scenery, with the added bonus of animals everywhere. (Indeed, the zoo even says on its website that ceremonies held outdoors may be visited by "free roaming Indian Peacocks.")

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14. Wave Hill

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675 W 252nd St
Bronx, NY
(718) 549-3200
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There are no shortage of public gardens in the city that host weddings, but this Bronx beauty may take the cake. Wave Hill's lush landscape is particularly beautiful, with several different spots for ceremonies: Wave Hill House, built in 1843 and renovated in 2013 by Dattner Architects, is a lovely historic home; there's also an Italian-style pergola on the grounds. No matter where you are, though, there are the same stunning views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.

A garden path. On both sides of the path are various assorted plants and trees.

15. The Foundry

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42-38 9th St
Long Island City, NY
(718) 521-4338
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What was once a hub for manufacturing—first for varnishes, and then for steel—is now a popular wedding venue, particularly for couples who want to put their own stamp on a space. The Foundry has the industrial-chic vibe down, covered in exposed brick and criss-crossed with steel beams, which lends itself to all manner of wedding themes. There are also lush green spaces where ceremonies and receptions can be held.

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16. Terrace On The Park

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5211 111th St
Flushing, NY
(718) 592-5000
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Want to get married in a relic of the 1964 World's Fair? It's possible—Terrace on the Park is a banquet hall located in the former Port Authority heliport, constructed for the fair but taken out of use shortly thereafter. Now, it's used for private events, with several spaces (a garden, rooftop, and the main hall) that can accommodate guests. It also comes with something other wedding venues won't provide: views of the iconic Unisphere and the Manhattan skyline.

17. The Box House Hotel

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77 Box St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 383-3800
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The rooftop of this Greenpoint hotel is available for weddings, with a capacity of nearly 300. The space is all-inclusive, with the ability to host weddings and receptions, after-parties, and even day-after brunches. (Plus, it has Instagram-worthy Manhattan views.)

18. Weylin1875

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175 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 963-3639
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What was once the Williamsburgh Savings Bank is now Weylin1875, which underwent a painstaking renovation and reopened in 2014 with its grand architectural details restored to their original splendor. While any space in the building is beautiful for wedding photos, posing under the building's iconic dome is an obvious winner.

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19. The River Café

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1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 522-5200
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This restaurant on the Brooklyn waterfront has long been one of the borough's most popular wedding venues, and for good reason: Not only is the setting itself—a glass pavilion on the East River—beautiful in itself, but the space is close to Brooklyn Bridge Park and Dumbo, all of which have prime photo-snapping (and Instagramming) opportunities.

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20. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 623-7200
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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers several different spots for wedding ceremonies withing a verdant setting. The Palm House, pictured here, is perhaps the most iconic, but its atrium—which overlooks the garden's justifiably famous Cherry Esplanade—is just as beautiful.

The interior of a greenhouse. The walls and roof are glass. Daniel Krieger courtesy Brooklyn Botanic Garden

21. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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1000 Richmond Ter
Staten Island, NY
(718) 425-3504
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The historic buildings of the former Sailors' Snug Harbor in Staten Island make a charming backdrop for ceremonies, and the lush grounds of the space—now a bustling cultural center—are ideal for unique wedding photos.

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1. Collective Governors Island

Craig Rd N, New York, NY 10004
A lawn is in the foreground. In the distance is a body of water and the monument called the Statue of Liberty. Margaret Lin

Yes, you can get married on Governors Island: Collective Retreats, the glamping site that opened on the island in 2018, also hosts private events. It’ll be a rustic affair, but one with a wholly unique setting—and stunning views of the Statue of Liberty. Planning a wedding there also comes with access to tents on site for overnight guests.

Craig Rd N
New York, NY 10004

2. Bay Room

28 Liberty St 60th floor, New York, NY 10005

Danny Meyer’s Manhatta, located on the 60th floor of the Gordon Bunshaft-designed 28 Liberty Street, is also home to a dedicated event space known as the Bay Room. There are four separate rooms, each with varying capacities (as little as 180 for one room, and as much as 580 for the full space), and each one has stunning views of Manhattan.

28 Liberty St 60th floor
New York, NY 10005

3. The Beekman Hotel

123 Nassau St, New York, NY

The once-abandoned Temple Court has been refurbished into the Beekman Hotel, and with that renovation—and all the accolades it has brought—comes the venue's transformation into a coveted space for weddings. Top Chef star Tom Colicchio, who runs the hotel restaurant Fowler & Wells, is in charge of catering, while Temple Court's stunning atrium, which dates back to the 1830s, is used as a reception space.

123 Nassau St
New York, NY

4. NYC Marriage Bureau at the City Clerk's Office

141 Worth St, New York, NY

Proof that you don't need a lot of cash to have a lovely New York City wedding: the cost of getting married at the City Clerk's office (not City Hall, as is commonly said) in lower Manhattan is just $25 (plus $35 for a marriage license), and the experience is truly unique. After saying "I do," newly married couples can pose for a photo in front of a faux-City Hall backdrop (it's more charming than it sounds, we promise), or head outside and snap selfies in the small park across the street.

141 Worth St
New York, NY

5. Angel Orensanz Foundation

172 Norfolk St, New York, NY
The interior of an event space. The ceiling is high and elaborately decorated. The entire space is lit with colorful lights. Manuel Hurtado/Shutterstock.com

The Angel Orensanz Foundation on the Lower East Side may look unassuming from the street, but the interiors are the stuff of Instagram dreams. The foundation has called the former 19th-century Ansche Chesad Synagogue home since 1982, and has the event thing down to a T. The venue is on the larger side, and can accommodate up to 260 guests for a wedding with a sit-down dinner and dance floor.

172 Norfolk St
New York, NY

6. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

126 Crosby St, New York, NY

For the literary couple who might not be able to afford a venue like, say, the New York Public Library, there's Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The non-profit hosts weddings in its cozy Soho bookstore, perfect for the type of people who would want to be married surrounded by hundreds of old books. (And really, who wouldn't?) Best of all, working with Housing Works means that you're helping others, as the organization funnels much of its proceeds to helping New Yorkers facing the twin crises of HIV/AIDS and homelessness.

126 Crosby St
New York, NY

7. Gallow Green

542 W 27th St, New York, NY

Tucked on top of the McKittrick Hotel—home to Sleep No More, the immersive adaptation of Macbeth—is Gallow Green, a rooftop bar and restaurant with an antique flair. The indoor-outdoor venue is particularly lovely for a springtime wedding, with its lush plantings and stellar Chelsea views.

542 W 27th St
New York, NY

8. The Campbell

15 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017

What was once known as the Campbell Apartment is now simply the Campbell, a bar and event space located within Grand Central Terminal. The circa-1923 space once served as a private office and reception hall. Many of its historic details remain, and there are now three separate rooms where events can be held—including the stunning bar, adorned with a high coffered ceiling, a fireplace, and an enormous leaded glass window.

15 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY 10017

9. New York Public Library

476 5th Ave, New York, NY

Amazingly, yes—you can get married at the New York Public Library's gorgeous Beaux Arts building on Fifth Avenue. (Though fair warning: only civil ceremonies, not religious ones, are allowed, because it's a city-owned building.) And while Carrie Bradshaw may not be the tastemaker these days that she was a decade ago, it's worth noting that in the Sex and the City movie, she's due to get married at the iconic building.

476 5th Ave
New York, NY

10. 620 Loft & Garden

620 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020

A wedding at this outdoor venue, operated by the same hospitality firm that runs the Rainbow Room, is an especially unique experience. It’s perched atop the roof of a building in Rockefeller Center, so you’re simultaneously within and above the hustle of Midtown—plus, the views (of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and other landmarks) can’t be beat.

620 5th Ave
New York, NY 10020

11. Central Park Boathouse

East 72nd st, New York, NY
A lake with a boathouse. The boathouse has a green roof. The lake is surrounded by trees. Shutterstock.com

To get married in Central Park, all you really need is a permit and some determination—but for those who like things a bit more structured, there's the Loeb Boathouse, located on the park's expansive lake. It's an idyllic setting for weddings that offers access to the park's many Instagram-worthy spots, including the Bow Bridge and Bethesda Terrace.

East 72nd st
New York, NY

12. Central Park's Conservatory Garden

1231 5th Ave, New York, NY

Central Park's splendid Conservatory Garden, located at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street, is a particularly pretty spot for a spring or summer wedding, when the six-acre space is in full bloom. It's also ideal for a smaller wedding, as its attendance is capped at 100. (But be prepared to have your reception elsewhere—the garden is a quiet zone, and no full-on parties are allowed.)

1231 5th Ave
New York, NY

13. Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY
A path leading to a large building. On both sides of the path are trees. The building has a domed roof and a large entrance. Valerii Iavtushenko/Shutterstock.com

Those looking for a slightly offbeat wedding might consider the Bronx Zoo: The century-old attraction has plenty of beautiful buildings (including Astor Court, which dates back to its earliest days) and lots of pretty scenery, with the added bonus of animals everywhere. (Indeed, the zoo even says on its website that ceremonies held outdoors may be visited by "free roaming Indian Peacocks.")

2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY

14. Wave Hill

675 W 252nd St, Bronx, NY
A garden path. On both sides of the path are various assorted plants and trees.

There are no shortage of public gardens in the city that host weddings, but this Bronx beauty may take the cake. Wave Hill's lush landscape is particularly beautiful, with several different spots for ceremonies: Wave Hill House, built in 1843 and renovated in 2013 by Dattner Architects, is a lovely historic home; there's also an Italian-style pergola on the grounds. No matter where you are, though, there are the same stunning views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.

675 W 252nd St
Bronx, NY

15. The Foundry

42-38 9th St, Long Island City, NY

What was once a hub for manufacturing—first for varnishes, and then for steel—is now a popular wedding venue, particularly for couples who want to put their own stamp on a space. The Foundry has the industrial-chic vibe down, covered in exposed brick and criss-crossed with steel beams, which lends itself to all manner of wedding themes. There are also lush green spaces where ceremonies and receptions can be held.

42-38 9th St
Long Island City, NY

16. Terrace On The Park

5211 111th St, Flushing, NY

Want to get married in a relic of the 1964 World's Fair? It's possible—Terrace on the Park is a banquet hall located in the former Port Authority heliport, constructed for the fair but taken out of use shortly thereafter. Now, it's used for private events, with several spaces (a garden, rooftop, and the main hall) that can accommodate guests. It also comes with something other wedding venues won't provide: views of the iconic Unisphere and the Manhattan skyline.

5211 111th St
Flushing, NY

17. The Box House Hotel

77 Box St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

The rooftop of this Greenpoint hotel is available for weddings, with a capacity of nearly 300. The space is all-inclusive, with the ability to host weddings and receptions, after-parties, and even day-after brunches. (Plus, it has Instagram-worthy Manhattan views.)

77 Box St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

18. Weylin1875

175 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

What was once the Williamsburgh Savings Bank is now Weylin1875, which underwent a painstaking renovation and reopened in 2014 with its grand architectural details restored to their original splendor. While any space in the building is beautiful for wedding photos, posing under the building's iconic dome is an obvious winner.

175 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY

19. The River Café

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY
A bridge. In the foreground is a sign that reads The River Café. Shutterstock.com

This restaurant on the Brooklyn waterfront has long been one of the borough's most popular wedding venues, and for good reason: Not only is the setting itself—a glass pavilion on the East River—beautiful in itself, but the space is close to Brooklyn Bridge Park and Dumbo, all of which have prime photo-snapping (and Instagramming) opportunities.

1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY

20. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY
The interior of a greenhouse. The walls and roof are glass. Daniel Krieger courtesy Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers several different spots for wedding ceremonies withing a verdant setting. The Palm House, pictured here, is perhaps the most iconic, but its atrium—which overlooks the garden's justifiably famous Cherry Esplanade—is just as beautiful.

990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY

21. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY

The historic buildings of the former Sailors' Snug Harbor in Staten Island make a charming backdrop for ceremonies, and the lush grounds of the space—now a bustling cultural center—are ideal for unique wedding photos.

1000 Richmond Ter
Staten Island, NY