Our 10 Favorite Luxury Wedding Venues in NYC in 2024

There’s nothing quite like planning a wedding in New York. The city has so much to offer. From palatial ballrooms to ritzy garden bars, there’s literally something for every couple.

With so much to choose from, how can anyone possibly narrow it down? 

That’s where we come in… 

You asked what our top recommendations were for luxury wedding venues in NYC, and now we’ve come up with our list of 10 MUST-SEE venues for New York brides-to-be.

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The Top 10 High-End Wedding Venues NYC Has To Offer

To be honest, it was pretty difficult to narrow down our choices to just ten of our top luxury wedding venues — NYC literally has it all — but after some deliberation, we managed to agree on the following venues for you to choose from.

So without further ado, may we introduce…

#1: Guastavino’s

Nothing quite says New York City like a wedding venue that’s built directly into the arches of the Queensboro Bridge! Once you visit, you’ll see right away that there’s nothing ordinary about a Guastavino wedding. 

This luxury wedding venue in NYC combines old-world charm with a modern-day feel. We love capturing our happy couples under Guastavino’s spectacular granite arches and vaulted ceilings. 

With 15,000 square feet of space, it can easily host weddings of 150 or more guests. Our favorite part happens to be Guastavino’s private garden, which makes it a true hidden gem in the city.

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#2: Gotham Hall

For brides-to-be looking for a breathtaking wedding venue, Gotham Hall in midtown Manhattan is one of our all-time favorites! In the early 1920s, the venue was actually a bank. Now Gotham Hall’s striking architecture makes it one of the most glamorous luxury wedding venues in NYC.

We could carry on forever about the grandeur of the building’s 9000 square-foot ballroom and its towering 70-foot ceiling. 

Or about how light streams in from the room’s spectacular stained-glass skylight. 

Or about the venue’s world-class food, white-glove service, and the fact that not a single detail is ever overlooked on your big day. 

But because we’re wedding photographers, we’ll let our photos below do the talking for us!

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#3: Lotte New York Palace

If you asked us for one word that comes to mind when we think about Lotte New York Palace, we’d have to say fairytale. Just a short walk from Central Park, this venue has a picture-perfect backdrop that guests will be talking about for days, weeks, and yes YEARS to come.

Time and again, our brides tell us how Lotte New York Palace far exceeded their expectations when it came to luxury wedding venues in NYC. As photographers, we’re always blown away by the historic Villard Mansion of The New York Palace. It truly makes you feel as if you’ve time-traveled back to the gilded age in the city. 

There’s no doubt: Old-world elegance and charm, exceptional food, and first-class service make Lotte New York Palace the perfect choice for a luxury wedding in NYC.

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#4: Cipriani Wall Street

Let’s face it… It’s hard to top a location that has served as the home of the New York Stock Exchange, the United States Customs House, the headquarters of the National City Bank, and the New York Merchants Exchange, located very close to Hudson River and East River both. 

Cipriani Wall Street is one of the most prominent NYC wedding venues and also one of our most beloved venues to photograph our brides. Featuring a magnificent 70-foot ceiling with a Wedgwood dome, Cipriani’s event space typically leaves brides and their guests in total awe. 

One of our favorite things about this venue: Cipriani provides one waiter per every five guests and one captain per every fifty guests, making the experience totally luxurious and second to none.

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#5: New York Public Library

The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is a true icon in New York City and the perfect spot for couples looking for the ultimate luxury wedding experience, located very close to the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Plaza.

The library has not one or two, but seven different spaces to host a wedding – from Astor Hall’s white marble walls and high ceiling to Bartos Forum’s 30-foot-high glass and cast-iron dome, you’ll have a backdrop that’s timeless and jaw-dropping. 

Another wonderful thing about having your wedding at the New York Public Library is that your event fees help to support the Library’s collections, programs, and services.

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#6: Museum of Natural History

There’s a reason The American Museum of Natural History’s stunning Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda is an incredible spot to greet your wedding guests. After all, it’s located right under a dinosaur display! 

If that doesn’t amaze you, then keep reading. 

You can sip on a cocktail in the out-of-this-world Cullman Hall of the Universe or enjoy a fabulous dinner catered in-house in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, sitting under a 94-foot whale. Imagine the size of the dance floor!

We think you get the picture! 

If you’re a NY bride-to-be searching for a venue that’s completely unique, the Museum of Natural History may just be for you.

Have questions for us about luxury wedding venues in NYC or our wedding day photography? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us today!

#7: 620 Loft and Garden

This unique rooftop luxury wedding venue in NYC overlooks St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Saks Fifth Avenue. The dramatic cityscapes and tranquil setting make this venue a true oasis in the city.

What we love about 620 Loft and Garden is that it’s literally a blank slate, meaning you can work with your vendors to create the exact look and feel you want for your big day.

Manicured gardens, a reflective pool, and a gorgeous fountain adorn the cozy rooftop that is partially tented year-round, making it perfect for almost any kind of weather.

The best part? This venue is virtually stress-free as it offers all-inclusive packages and a full-service planning experience. 

The 620 Loft and Garden cannot be overlooked.

#8: Capitale

For an absolutely breathtaking experience, you must visit Capitale. Built in 1893, this classic venue exudes elegance. From the art glass skylight to the towering Corinthian columns, absolutely everything screams luxury.

Capitale features various spaces to host your guests, such as the Grand Ballroom where your guests can dine and dance all evening. For more intimate parties, the upper level has several private rooms.

What’s more, with over 100 years of hospitality experience, the team at Capitale nails it every time. The extensive menu, choice of cocktails, and themed chef stations are every couple’s dream.

#9: The Foundry

The Foundry is a 19th Century gem located just steps from the East River. Previously a manufacturer of fine varnishes, it has since been transformed into a high-end event space for weddings and other events.

As the only foundry still standing in the area, The Foundry offers couples that raw NYC industrial grit combined with lush green spaces and ivy-covered terraces.

The Foundry offers its own vibe, and with skyline views, it’s a wedding photographer’s dream come true.

#10: The Plaza Hotel

Rounding out our top 10 luxury wedding venues in NYC is the city’s iconic and oh-so-chic Plaza Hotel. It’s legendary for good reason.

The setting for countless lavish events and celebrity weddings, The Plaza Hotel has a storied past that just oozes nostalgia.

The landmark hotel offers a legion of spaces to choose from, such as:

  • The Grand Ballroom
  • The Oak Room and Bar
  • The Palm Court
  • The Edwardian Room
  • The Rose Club
  • And more

Whether you’re looking for an over-the-top, upscale wedding or a timeless setting for your intimate affair, The Plaza Hotel will take your breath away. 

Some popular luxury wedding venues in NYC include The Plaza Hotel, The St. Regis New York, Cipriani 42nd Street, The Pierre, and Gotham Hall. These venues offer stunning settings, impeccable service, and the perfect backdrop for a memorable luxury wedding in the heart of New York City.

Julian Ribinik Wedding Photography: Now Booking for Your Luxury NYC Wedding

Julian Ribinik has been working with NYC couples for many years to photograph the best weddings in the most luxurious wedding venues in NYC. 

As area experts, we love helping couples create the wedding of their dreams — and that all starts with a dream venue. And also, with a great wedding planner, if you need one, let us know!

Give us a call today to discuss any of the above venues or to chat about the luxury wedding venues in NYC that didn’t make it into this post. Trust us, we have many, and we love helping couples capture their memories at every single one!

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