13 Breathtaking Luxury Wedding Venues in NYC for 2024: Dream Weddings Start Here!

New York City is a place of inspiration and wonder. Its captivating energy draws people from all around the world to its magic. With historical monuments, iconic restaurants, Broadway entertainment, and world-renown retailers on every block, how do you choose the perfect wedding venue? The options are endless, but you’re looking for The One – the venue that feels meant-to-be for your wedding day. 

Dreaming of a Luxury NYC Wedding Venue for Your Perfect Event?

To help you in your search, I’ve compiled a list of the BEST NYC wedding venues based on my years of experience as a NYC wedding photographer. These venues are not only beautiful, but they also demonstrate exceptional service and the most luxurious accommodations in all of NYC. In addition, they have received the highest accolades from couples I’ve worked with previously. I wanted to provide a wide variety of styles, so these are in no particular order – they are all truly outstanding.

New York City is a place of inspiration and wonder. Its captivating energy draws people from all around the world to its magic. With historical monuments, iconic restaurants, Broadway entertainment, and world-renown retailers on every block, how do you choose the perfect wedding venue? The options are endless, but you’re looking for The One – the venue that feels meant-to-be for your wedding day. 

The Top 13 Luxurious Wedding Venues in NYC Has To Offer

To help you in your search, I’ve compiled a list of the BEST NYC wedding venues based on my years of experience as a NYC wedding photographer. These venues are not only beautiful, but they also demonstrate exceptional service and the most luxurious accommodations in all of NYC. In addition, they have received the highest accolades from couples I’ve worked with previously. I wanted to provide a wide variety of styles, so these are in no particular order – they are all truly outstanding.


1. The Rainbow Room 

The shining gem of the Rockefeller Center continues to win NYC hospitality awards year after year since its opening 80 years ago! The room is known for the dazzling chandelier suspended above the large dancefloor, and floor-to-ceiling windows that show off the cityscape – the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. It goes without saying that their service is second-to-none. (Google Maps)


2. 620 Loft & Garden

This is an extension of the Rainbow Room, but I wanted to highlight it separately because they have two distinct vibes. While the Rainbow Room is traditional, elegant, and iconic, 620 Loft & Garden features a more laid-back vibe and alfresco option. You still receive the same exclusive service, but this outdoor space feels more open. The rooftop garden boasts gorgeous greenery and flowers, plus a full 360-degree view of the city. It’s truly stunning! (Google Maps)


3. NY Public Library

History meets timeless elegance at the New York Public Library. And no, you don’t have to exchange vows between aisles of books. This venue reminds me of the mesmerizing library ballroom in The Beauty and the Beast: Imagine a tall dome of windows arching over a large dancefloor while the bride and groom walk hand-in-hand down a staircase lit with shimmering tea lights. It’s like something from a dream. (Google Maps)


4. Tribeca Rooftop

For a trendier, more intimate setting, this one is perfect! This modern industrial venue space is extra customizable and features a glass atrium that lends itself to some phenomenal natural-light portraits. (Google Maps)


5. Mandarin Oriental

Chic, sophisticated, and designed just for you, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel makes it effortless to plan the wedding of your dreams. I love that it comes with special couples’ benefits like a complimentary honeymoon night, a free upgrade, daily breakfasts for two, early check-in and late check-out, complimentary welcome drinks, and a spa voucher! You’ll be treated like royalty. (Google Maps)


6. The Plaza New York

This iconic Fairmont hotel overlooking Central Park has hosted world dignitaries, Hollywood stars, and other distinguished guests since its opening in 1907. With over a century of luxury service and hospitality, you can guarantee they will make every detail of your wedding day flawless. They offer 4 distinct venue spaces – from the Grand Ballroom to the intimate Oak Room, it’s easy to incorporate your personal touch. (Google Maps)


7. The Loeb Boathouse Central Park

Enjoy the serenity of nature in the middle of New York City. The Boathouse sits on a prime piece of shoreline along the lake. The boathouse is simple, yet elegant. The surrounding windows allow plenty of natural sunlight, and the space is incredibly versatile. The offer a full catering menu and staff on-site. (Google Maps)


8. CAPITALE, Bowery

One of the most luxurious and high-end venues in all of NYC, CAPITALE as built in 1893 and served as Bowery Savings Bank before transforming into the distinguished wedding and event venue that it is today. They offer a full list of preferred vendors, a chef-inspired wedding menu, and a full team dedicated to making your wedding day unforgettable. (Google Maps)


9. The Foundry

A fully customizable industrial style building. The climbing ivy along the walls and huge skylight that makes up the rooftop make it a gorgeous setting for an intimate wedding. It features over 3,000 square feet of versatile space as well as a verdant courtyard, refreshing terrace, indoor greenhouse, and full industrial kitchen.  (Google Maps)


10. William Vale

You can spot this sleek, modern building from a mile away. If you have an affinity for all things creative, The William Vale is the one for you! Located in NYC most artistic corner, Williamsburg in Brooklyn, the venue boasts that it’s Williamsburg’s only TRUE luxury hotel. Luxury. Art. Hospitality. It’s the trifecta. (Google Maps)


11. Gotham Hall

This historic Broadway monument completed in 1924 only hosts one event a time, meaning your event with have the spotlight and complete attention by their detail-oriented staff. Their stained-glass dome ceiling, 17,500 square foot space make this one stand out among the rest. If it was the best for Elton John and Snoop Dog, then it must host some pretty spectacular weddings! (Google Maps)


12. The Angel Orensanz Center

This cathedral-style building was once a synagogue turned Foundation for the Arts, which lends itself to a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. It’s a place where artists come to create, thinkers come to dream, and leaders come to inspire. And, it’s where you can begin your journey as a couple. It’s an incredible experience. It evokes awe and wonder no matter how many times you visit. (Google Maps)


13. The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel

Completed at the same time as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Temple Court was constructed as one of the city’s first skyscrapers in 1883! The building’s structure withstood the test of time, and it transformed into The Beekman in 2016. Say your vows at this recently renovated luxurious hotel that is steeped in rich NYC history! (Google Maps)

 

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