6 Best Wedding Reception Venues in New York City: Amazingly Good!

Want to host your dream wedding reception in New York City? The “city that never sleeps” offers options for every engaged couple, whether you are thinking of a vibrant outdoor setting, trendy industrial vibe, or an elegant indoor ballroom.

There are numerous reception venues in NYC to choose from, but it’s important to choose one that fits your style as a couple. Here is a great list we’ve put forward to add to your list.

NYC’s 6 Top-Rated Wedding Reception Venues To Put On Your List

1. Brooklyn Winery

This gorgeous venue is the perfect spot for wine connoisseurs! Located in Williamsburg, this winery provides a stunning backdrop for any wedding reception. Your guests can also enjoy artisanal wines made on site. The building adorned in reclaimed wood provides a rustic but elegant feel, ideal for your romantic celebration.

2. Harold Pratt House

This location is a great option for any couple looking for an elegant 1920s vibe. The historic mansion was built in 1919, and it offers several large rooms for events, depending on the number of guests and what style you are looking for. The marble staircase and old fireplaces take you back to another time of sophistication and decadence. The Harold Pratt house is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, so it is truly a coveted space for many engaged couples. 

3. The Loeb, Central Park Boathouse

Looking for a romantic evening by the water? The Central Park Boathouse is the only Manhattan venue located on the lake, and it looks like something from an old romantic movie. This stunning venue will make you feel like you are escaping the city while still being in the heart of Manhattan. Plus, you’ll be blown away by the culinary creations at The Loeb Boathouse Restaurant.

4. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Choose to have your ceremony and/or reception among the colorful and fragrant blooms or opt for an enchanting night under the stars—or both! The Palm House and The Atrium are available for up to 125 or 250 guests, respectively. Booking one of these locations also gives you access to the gardens for your event.

5. Tribeca Rooftop

For stunning 360-degree views of the city, the Tribeca Rooftop is the perfect sky-high location for your dream wedding. Additionally, this rooftop is an ideal choice for larger weddings of up to 325 guests. The exceptional staff happily assists with drinks, menus, décor, and seating to make sure your day is flawless. Be sure to check out this spectacular venue located in trendy Tribeca!

6. The Green Building

Next, this Brooklyn wedding venue boasts over 6,000 ft of indoor and outdoor space. Built in 1889, the building originally served as a brass factory. While it has been updated, the historical charm still remains. Plus, having hosted over 500 weddings, the staff is fully prepared to help with weddings and receptions of all styles and sizes. It’s a great blank-canvas venue that will make your unique wedding day vision come to life.

A couple at a New York City Wedding Reception Venue holding ice creams, photo by Sash Chou Photography


Choosing your wedding reception venue in NYC is a fun and exciting experience for you and your fiancé! However, just be sure to consider your number of guests and wedding budget before booking your venue location.

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