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Venues play a big role in ensuring the success of any wedding. As such, you should look into several factors, including the location, capacity, and style, to find a suitable wedding venue. However, New York City offers a wide array of wedding venues you can explore. From the cozy restaurants, aesthetic gardens to modern lofts, you might find it difficult to choose the right venue. That said, if you are planning to wed in New York, below are some venues to consider.

620 Loft & Garden

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If you have previously dreamt of getting married on top of one of the world’s popular landmarks, the 620 Loft & Garden makes your dream a reality. Situated above the St. Patrick’s Cathedral along New York’s popular Fifth Avenue, the garden boasts a unique space with manicured gardens, a whimsical fountain, and an amazing pool. The lofted ceilings complemented by the wall-to-wall windows provide unlimited, incredible views of the city below.


Rooftop at 74 Wythe

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The 74Wythe is another popular and mostly preferred Brooklyn wedding venue for many reasons. It is a great venue for weddings of all types, from intimate to large gatherings, thanks to its flexible floor plans that can be adjusted accordingly. Some of the reasons why 74Wythe can be a good choice include:[

  • Amazing rooftop – getting married on the rooftop often brings unforgettable memories. With a rooftop space of approximately 2,300 square feet, the 74Wythe can accommodate more than 150 seated and 400 standing guests. The muraled wall accents, clear Manhattan skyline views, and the natural outdoor light provide amazing scenery. The 74Wythe’s rooftop has a built-in retractable glass enclosure, making it available for weddings all year round.
  • Green Loft and Courtyard – another incredible venue within the 74Wythe is the green courtyard. The space can provide additional wedding space or can be used as a private lounge for special guests at your wedding.
  • Jbird cocktails – a good wedding venue should have a nice reception area where your guest can dine as they prepare for the wedding after-party. For the 74Wythe, the Jbird cocktail lounge provides a great ambiance for cocktail receptions and dinners.
  • The Main room – apart from the courtyard and rooftop venues, the 74Wythe also has a main room, designed with high ceilings and great décor. This makes it a perfect place to host rehearsal dinners and other events before and after the wedding. This room can seat up to 200 guests.

The Brooklyn Winery

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Another excellent venue to get married in is the Brooklyn Winery. The indoor winery, which can accommodate up to 165 guests, is among the most sought after venues in the city for many reasons. The amazing all greenery garden wall, a glass ceiling that paves the way for natural light, and rustic interior finish are just but a few design ideas that make this venue outstanding.

Manhattan Penthouse

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Another incredible wedding venue with amazing city views is the Manhattan Penthouse, situated on Fifth Avenue. The 8,000 square-foot space can host more than 200 guests and provides unlimited views of the city. Apart from the wedding venue setup, you will also like the lost design that combines modern appeal with great historic elegance.

New York Public Library wedding venue

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New York Public Library

The New York Public Library provides a classic wedding venue for all types of weddings. The space can accommodate up to 250 seated and 750 standing guests at the Astor hall. Like other incredible wedding venues, the marble columns, sky-high ceilings, and great-looking welcoming staircases make it an iconic spot. The dynamic nature of the library makes it a transformable venue to hold your dream wedding. Similarly, the New York Public Library has several event spaces in the building. Choose a spot that will suit your wedding’s vibe, depending on if you want the ceremony to be a romantic event or an all-free dance party.


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Glenmere Mansion

The Glenmere Mansion is a good wedding venue of choice for those looking to hold their weddings in the outskirts of New York City. The mansion is approximately 50 miles away from the city and sits on a 150-acre lush landscape. It can host a maximum of 400 guests and allows guests to own the serenity and ambiance for the as long as they want. For instance, you can book the venue for the entire weekend, allowing you to host your rehearsal dinner, the wedding itself, outdoor reception, and the after-party.

Bottom Line

New York City, dubbed the city that never sleeps, undoubtedly has endless beautiful places to get married. However, narrowing down these locations to find an idyllic spot that will host the ceremony, reception, and an after-party can be challenging. However, you can ease your search by choosing one from the sample venues mentioned above.

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Author Bio: Located on the site of the once popular nightclub Output, 74Wythe is a multi-functional hospitality venue with three stories across four interconnected space that is perfect for wedding and events of any size. Offering rooftop space with gorgeous west-facing waterfront and Manhattan skyline views and retractable roof, spacious internal rooms, and a courtyard, we aim to provide unforgettable wedding receptions whether you want an all-inclusive wedding package or are just interested in the venue.


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