The Museum of the City of New York Wedding | Maryloyise + Frank

Museums showcase beautiful exhibits, timeless works of art, and stunning architecture. The intrigue and beauty make them unique venue options. The Museum of the City of New York boasts a gorgeous Georgian-style mansion outside and New York history inside. Celebrate your marriage with friends and family at The Museum, one of the top venues in the city. The museum features five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of New York City from its beginning to the modern day. You can also find a variety of event spaces for wedding receptions, including extravagant indoor halls, lush outdoor spaces, and tented reception areas year-round. The Museum also offers a variety of event services to make your special day truly memorable.

Known for its floating marble staircase, iconic Rotunda, outdoor terraces, and French doors, this coveted venue is extraordinary. As a bonus, the Conservatory Garden and Central Park are right across the street, so you get three photogenic locations in one! Couples can walk across the street to take gorgeous photos in the garden and park without risking their wedding attire. There is also plenty of room for your wedding party to join in this photo shoot before returning to the museum.

Maryloyise & Frank’s Modern Museum Wedding

I was so excited when Maryloyise and Frank told me they had chosen the Museum of the City of New York as their wedding venue! This location is a photographer’s dream! There is so much space and variety to work with. After taking shots of the bride, groom, and wedding party getting ready, we walked across the street for a photo shoot in the Conservatory Garden and Central Park. The breathtaking greenery and fountains painted a natural backdrop for portraits. Maryloyise and Frank were naturals in front of the camera, so their photos look effortless and candid. I aim to capture the authentic connections between couples instead of stiff, posed shots.

Next, we returned to the museum to take some photos in front of the magnificent modern chandelier aptly named Starlight. Of course, we had to get a shot of Maryloyise descending the spectacular marble staircase. At The Museum, fascinating exhibits surprise you around every corner. We utilized all the gorgeous backgrounds for their couple’s portraits. I recommend this venue to couples looking for a modern, sophisticated NYC venue!

The Museum of New York City Event Spaces

Bruno A. Quinson Room

This magnificent venue offers a wood-paneled boardroom as a wedding suite. Couples and the wedding party can use this space to get ready before and after the ceremony and reception. Having everything so close saves on commute time. Or, use the versatile room for other wedding day purposes.


  • Theater style for 50 guests
  • Cocktail reception for 45 guests
  • Seated dinner for 30 guests

Fifth Avenue Terrace

The Museum of the City of New York features a courtyard on Fifth Avenue, which is exceptionally beautiful during warmer months. The Courtyard is right across the street from the Conservatory Garden and Central Park, so it is the perfect location for wedding festivities.


  • Cocktail reception for 450 guests
  • Seated dinner for 225 guests

The Marble Court

As you walk up the marble staircase to the second floor, a beautiful reception hall overlooks the Central Park Conservatory Garden. The Starlight chandelier is also a show-stopping backdrop that will wow your guests.


  • Cocktail reception for 250 guests
  • Seated dinner for 210 guests


As you enter the museum’s main entrance, you will enter the incredible Rotunda. The round room features a floating marble staircase and a breathtaking, modern light fixture called Starlight. With such a grand entrance, your guests will be in awe right from the start!


  • Cocktail reception for 250 guests

The South Terrace

This elevated outdoor space is perfect for dining and dancing under the stars. With a clear tent cover, couples and their guests don’t have to worry about poor weather conditions.


  • Cocktail reception for 225 guests
  • Seated dinner for 225 guests
  • Dinner and dancing for 175 guests

The Ronay Menschel Hall

This space has plenty of room for various functions. The Hall comes fully equipped with a stage, AV booth, and a green room. Couples may use this versatile space for their ceremony or reception due to its many great features and functions!


  • Theater-style seating for 200 guests
  • Cocktail reception for 200 guests
  • Seated dinner for 140 guests

An Awe-Inspiring Venue for a Truly Extraordinary Wedding Day

Museums work well for high-end, sophisticated wedding visions. If you love the city and want your venue to reflect everything you love about NYC, The Museum is a great option. The experienced staff is accommodating, and they can assist with all of your planning needs. From decorations to vendors to cleanup, the team is there to help your wedding day go off without a hitch. I absolutely loved shooting at this venue and would be happy to help answer any of your wedding or photography questions. The Museum of the City of New York is an absolute dream!

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