Small, intimate weddings have a special allure that calls for a venue that reflects captivating charm and romance. Instead of a large blank-canvas event space that diminishes the intimate feel, a small wedding calls for a unique venue that will enhance the personal occasion even more. These beautiful New York City venues offer just that! If you’re planning an elopement or micro wedding and reception, these small wedding venues in NYC provide beauty and history in one-of-a-kind settings.
A highly rated and consistent “Couple’s Choice” award and “Best of Weddings” (The Knot) winner, MyMoon is a true gem located in Williamsburg. This contemporary Spanish restaurant provides an ornate, rustically elegant setting for your big day. The typical wedding package at this small wedding venue includes all your reception needs–set-up, cocktail hour, open bar, and dinner service to DJ equipment and venue cleaning. Ceremonies are not included but can be added if needed. This gorgeous venue can accommodate 166 guests for a seated dinner and up to 250 guests for cocktail-style parties. The stunning courtyard garden with a retractable roof and glass walls, is perfect for exchanging your vows outdoors, rain or shine.
632 on Hudson
A private townhome nestled on Hudson Street, this enchanting venue is in a league of its own. Comprised of an incredible 9,000 square feet of indoor space and 1,500 square feet of outdoor rooftop space, 632 on Hudson hosts three distinct venues for your intimate celebration that can be rented individually or in combination. These spaces range from the extravagant Triplex (capacity 145 people) and Rooftop Garden, the open and airy 632 Below (capacity 100), to the underground speakeasy Maisie Below (capacity 38). Antique decor and effortless grandeur adorn this luxurious venue from top to bottom. Couples may choose from this venue’s extensive list of preferred vendors for their day-of needs. These small wedding venues work well for intimate weddings and medium weddings alike.
The Castle in Red Hook
Marlow Events’ private event space, The Castle, radiates rustic elegance. Beautiful exposed brick and ceilings fill this space with character. Marlow Events/Collective, a group of excellent restaurants in Brooklyn, handles all food and drink services. Based on your tastes or needs, the team builds a menu using prime seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. Ideal for reception celebrations, this venue can accommodate up to 80 seated guests and 125 guests for cocktail-style events.
A serene, scenic outdoor wedding in the heart of the hustle and bustle in New York City sounds too good to be true. But the breathtaking rooftop gardens, dazzling reflective pools, and trickling fountains of 620 Loft exceed that vision! Couples can enjoy outdoor ceremonies with a backdrop of Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center year-round. In cold or inclement weather, guests may retreat to a protective tent that sections off a part of the garden or the open loft with wall-to-wall windows. The indoor and outdoor spaces are customizable to fit your needs and can entertain up to 165 reception guests or 120 for a seated meal. A comprehensive list of preferred vendors is available for couples to pick from.
Tucked away in Fort Greene, Maison May is a charming Brooklyn Brownstone wedding venue. So beautifully described on their website, “Preserving the old while embracing the new is what makes Maison May such a quintessential Brooklyn Brownstone wedding destination” (Maison May.Com). The venue team comes equipped with years of experience working with New York City’s finest hospitality businesses and restaurants. The Garden space, abundant in greenery and lined with string lights, is a stunning backdrop for ceremonies. The Main Dining room will host your guests for the reception meal. Meanwhile, the Parlor Floor is perfect for rounding out your celebration with music and dancing. This all-inclusive small wedding venue can host up to 75 guests for your celebration.
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Established in 1973, One if by Land, Two if by Sea is one of the most romantic spots in New York City. Add in the delectable French-influenced American cuisine and comprehensive drink menu, and this venue is the idyllic setting for an intimate wedding celebration. This historical carriage house built in 1767. Now, it hosts three gorgeous spaces, The Constitution Room, Main Dining Room, and The Mezzanine, available to reserve. Each area features simple yet elegant decor, from tall white candles to exposed brick. If needed, One if by Land, Two if by Sea can be rented in its entirety. The venue can host up to 130 for a seated dinner or 200 guests for a cocktail reception. Standard packages with this venue include traditional florals, food and drink, and live music.
Bottino is a stylish patio venue perfect for a garden wedding year-round. The small wedding venue hosts two gorgeous garden areas as well as two indoor spaces. The North Garden and East Garden are always covered and can be enclosed if weather needs. The Pool Room can be reserved alone or in addition to the North Garden. Couples also have the option for The Full Buyout, which entails renting the whole venue, including the main dining room. Depending on how you customize your reservation, this expansive venue can accommodate 10-75 guests (with Gardens and Pool Room); or 120 seated and 200 standing guests with a Full Buyout. When booking with Bottino, you can expect to enjoy its natural beauty and a wide range of delicious classic Tuscan dishes, exclusive boutique wines, and signature cocktails.
Find the Right Small Wedding Venue for Your Intimate Day
For your intimate NYC wedding or elopement, you deserve a venue that adds to the beauty and charm of your celebration without taking center stage. These event spaces are true treasures—each incredibly unique, but all reflecting the timeless elegance of New York City.
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