4 Iconic Cipriani Wedding Venues For Your Luxury Wedding

There’s no doubt about it… a Cipriani wedding is the epitome of luxury!

As NYC wedding photographers familiar with every fabulous wedding space in the city, we can tell you that Cipriani venues aren’t just restaurants – they’re also iconic spaces for weddings. 

Each one offers a perfect backdrop for a dream wedding – be it traditional or modern, extravagant or intimate. It’s really no surprise, though. Cipriani has been catering to brides and grooms for decades, so they know exactly what it takes to make your big day truly special.

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The Cipriani Company’s History

Cipriani was founded by Giuseppe Cipriani, who established his first bar/restaurant called Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1931. Over the years, it became a celebrity hot-spot, frequented by the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn, and Ernest Hemingway.

Harry’s Bar was the first bar to serve sparkling Prosecco and peach purée drinks known as Bellinis. They were invented by Cipriani himself! It was also the first bar to introduce the concept of a restaurant menu. Today, the company’s business extends far beyond its namesake restaurant to hotels and catering venues across the globe.

Choose Between 4 Unique Cipriani Wedding Venues

Cipriani offers 4 different locations for weddings around New York City. They are Cipriani Wall Street, Cipriani 42nd Street, Cipriani 25 Broadway, and Cipriani South Street. 

If you’re a NYC bride-to-be thinking about booking a Cipriani wedding, congratulations! However, if you’re not sure what Cipriani venue to pick, keep reading! We’ve put together a list of what you need to know about each Cipriani wedding venue in the Big Apple.

Cipriani Wall Street

When it comes to a Cipriani wedding, their Wall Street location has the perfect aura of sophistication and class. The building features magnificent Greek Revival architecture. Don’t be surprised if you become awe-stuck by its soaring 70-foot ceilings topped by a gorgeous Wedgwood dome. Did we mention that it’s also a NYC landmark – once home to the New York Stock Exchange, the United States Customs House, the National City Bank, and New York Merchants’ Exchange?

Because of this, Cipriani Wall Street is well-known for being frequented by celebrities and politicians and has been described as “the anchor of an empire” and “the crown jewel” of the Cipriani family’s business ventures.

Like all of the Cipriani venues, its wedding packages include everything that you would need to plan your wedding. This includes catering (signature dishes are from Harry’s Bar in Venice), flowers, and cake design. It also includes event planners who are highly experienced in executing flawless events for any size wedding party. Having photographed many Cipriani Wall Street weddings, such as Mariam and Ali’s stunning Pakistani/Afghani wedding, we can attest to the fact that the service at this venue is as impeccable as the food!

Many of our couples fall in love with Cipriani Wall Street’s mezzanine space, which is amazing for photos, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. The venue has a 200-guest minimum and can accommodate up to 900 people for sit-down dinners.

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Cipriani 42nd Street

Cipriani 42nd Street is a New York institution with a long history of hosting celebrities and power players from around the world. Located in the famous Bowery Building, the venue is one of the most stunning wedding spaces in Manhattan. It has towering 65-foot high ceilings, beautiful inlaid floors, and glittering chandeliers. It’s hard not to be totally captivated by the atmosphere at this venue. We certainly were as we photographed Dana and Tom’s stunning wedding!

Its classic ballroom offers a blank slate for any type of wedding theme. It’s also equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and audiovisual services, so your entertainment will be nothing less than incredible!

Offering an impressive array of Italian-inspired dishes, Cipriani 42nd Street New York City is the epitome of classic Manhattan glamour. The venue has a 200-guest minimum and can accommodate up to 850 people for a reception.

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cipriani 42nd st wedding

Cipriani 25 Broadway

Cipriani 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan is a sophisticated venue that offers a luxurious wedding day experience. Its Great Hall was designed by Benjamin Wistar Morris in 1921. Today its Italian Renaissance-inspired architecture makes a glamourous backdrop for weddings. The venue features 65-foot ceilings, gorgeous chandeliers, and famous murals painted by Ezra Winter. We loved photographing Taylor and Andrew’s wedding day there!

This Cipriani wedding venue has a 200-guest minimum and can accommodate up to 1000 people for a reception.

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Cipriani South Street

Cipriani South Street is the newest of the Cipriani wedding venues. It recently opened in the Battery Maritime Building, which has been a New York City landmark since 1976. Its interiors were restored by the design house of Thierry Despont, whose famed projects include the Statue of Liberty and the Ritz Hotel in Paris.

Cipriani South Street has 4 breathtaking wedding and pre-wedding spaces. They include the 9,000 square foot Great Hall (which can seat up to 800 guests), an outdoor terrace called Loggia (which can seat up to 300), North Concourse (which can seat up to 300), and West Concourse (which seats up to 200). The building has a long skylight that brings in gorgeous natural light year-round. This makes it a jaw-dropping space to take wedding photos!

What Cipriani Wedding Venue Should You Choose?

With 4 amazing spaces to choose from, the decision may be hard but one thing is for sure – you simply can’t go wrong with Cipriani! No matter what space you pick for your big day, you’re sure to have an event that you and your guests will be raving about for years to come.

Ready to book your Cipriani wedding photographers?

When you’re planning a Cipriani wedding, you want a luxury wedding photographer who can capture your special day in the best way possible. At Julian Ribinik Studios, we have years of experience photographing Cipriani weddings. When you work with us, we’ll provide you with the most beautiful images that will capture your special memories in the most stunning way possible. Contact us today to learn more!

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