You asked what our top recommendations were for luxury weddings in NYC, and now we’ve come up with our list of 6 MUST-SEE venues for New York brides-to-be. So without further ado, may we introduce…
Nothing quite says New York City like a wedding venue that’s built directly into the arches of the Queenboro Bridge! Once you visit, you’ll see right away that there’s nothing ordinary about a Guastavino’s wedding. This luxury NYC wedding venue 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.
For brides-to-be looking for a breathtaking wedding venue, Gotham Hall in mid-town Manhattan is one of our all-time favorites! In the early 1920’s, the venue was actually a bank. Now Gotham Hall’s striking architecture makes it one of the most glamourous venues for luxury weddings 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!
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. 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 Place far exceeded their expectations when it came to luxury weddings 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.
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! Cipriani Wall Street is one of the most prominent wedding venues in the city 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.
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. 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 New York Public Library is that your event fees help to support the Library’s collections, programs and services.
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. 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.
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