If you're getting married in New York, you probably want to know about the best New York venues, including out-of-the box ideas. And what about inexpensive wedding locations in New York City and New York state? This list of the 30-plus best wedding venues in NYC and the rest of the state will help you plan your dream wedding, whatever your budget may be!
When I started planning my wedding soon after my fiancé's sweet proposal, I got a little research crazy. I stayed up till 3am many nights, researching potential venues. All in all, I ended up reaching out to more than 250 venues to make sure I wasn't missing options.
While Lawrence and I ended up deciding not to have our wedding in New York (for that matter, we also decided not to get married in New Jersey or have a wedding in Pennsylvania!) and to instead have an overseas wedding, I thought it would be a shame to waste all the venue research I'd done. And I know how difficult it was to find information, especially what venues cost, and I want to help all of you bride-to-bes as much as possible! So that's why I compiled this list of the best wedding venues in NYC and New York state, including many options for a NYC wedding on a budget. Whether you have a big or small New York wedding budget, you'll find an option here to suit your needs!
If you're getting married in New York and have any additional ideas for Manhattan wedding venues (or interesting or cheap places to have a wedding anywhere in New York), I'd love for you to add your ideas to the comments below.
Note that I received these price quotes early this year. Some venues change pricing based on the season and/or year. Now, onto that list of New York venues I promised you!
Luxury Wedding Venues & Traditional Wedding Venues
These are some of the best wedding places in and near New York City, including hotel and estate options.
1. The Beekman (New York City, NY)
This hotel is located in lower Manhattan and is one of the top affordable New York venues. The rental fee includes a ceremony space, tables, chairs, glassware, a bridal suite, the use of a golf cart for photography, and an on-site coordinator.
Price: $2,500 (rental fee), $65-$150/person (catering)
2. Longfellows Hotel (Saratoga Springs, NY)
The on-site dairy barns at this beauty of a hotel were built in the early 1900s, and in 2003 the west barn was converted into an inn. A rehearsal and ceremony are included in the pricing, as are tables and chairs. Enhancements include a mac-and-cheese station, a sundae bar, and a late-night snack station. Tax and gratuity are not included.
Price: $500 (ceremony), $79-$145/person (catering)
3. Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson (Tarrytown, NY)
This Westchester estate is home to more than 200 guest rooms. If you have your wedding on a Saturday night, there's a minimum of 150 people. Pricing doesn't include sales tax or tips.
Price: $1,250-$2,000 (rental fee), $145-$350/person (catering)
4. The Inn at New Hyde Park (Florham Park, NY)
Included in the per-person fee is beer and wine, a champagne toast, coffee, tea, printed menus, place cards, coat check service, bridal attendants, restroom attendants, valet parking, and an event-coordinating team. A guarantee for 150 adult guests is required for a Saturday daytime or a Sunday wedding, and a guarantee for 200 adults is required for a Saturday night wedding. Pricing doesn't include sales tax or an administrative fee.
Price: $110+/person (catering)
5. New York Hilton Midtown Hotel (New York City, NY)
This New York City venue can fit a maximum of 1,000 wedding guests, and you'll get your choice of four spaces. Chairs, tables, place settings, and linens are included in the catering fee.
Price: $5,000+ (rental fee), $75+/person (bar)
Historical Wedding Venues
Throughout New York, dozens of dazzling historical houses, mansions, and buildings exist. Many allow wedding receptions and ceremonies!
6. Morris Jumel Mansion (New York City, NY)
Want to have your wedding at New York's oldest house? Included in your rental fee for this stunning New York wedding venue is private use of a city park and certain parts of the historic house museum. The house can fit up to 150 guests.
Price: $10,000 (rental fee)
7. Merchant's House Museum (New York City, NY)
This historic Manhattan home has space for small weddings. A ceremony and standing cocktail reception can accommodate up to 40 people, and a seated dinner can fit up to 20 people.
Price: $550-$8,000+ (rental fee)
8. Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, NY)
The historical society was founded in 1863 and is located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. The Great Hall can accommodate up to 150 people for a seated dinner or up to 200 people for a standing cocktail event. The Othmer Library has space for up to 110 people for dinner and up to 125 for a standing event. You must use one of the approved caterers. Bonus: 20% of the venue fee is considered tax deductible.
Price: $2,750-$10,000 (rental fee), $300 (rehearsal)
9. Old Stone House at Washington Park (Brooklyn, NY)
The Old Stone House dates back to 1699. The Great Room can fit up to 80 people (60 seated); and if you add a gallery and tent, up to 175 people can be accommodated. The rental fee includes some tables, chairs, and benches. A housekeeper may be hired for an additional fee to attend the public outdoor restroom. A rental includes up to four hours.
Price: $400-$1,500 (rental fee), $25 (outdoor space rental fee), $250 (security deposit)
10. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (The Bronx, NY)
This mansion dates back to 1836 and can fit up to 125 guests for a seated event and up to 50 people for a garden ceremony. You'll get five hours of event time for the reception.
Price: $1,000-$15,000 (rental fee), $1,000-$2,000 (ceremony)
Out-of-the-Box Wedding Venues
Don't want a cookie-cutter wedding? Here's your chance to get married at the country's mot famous library, an aquarium, or a botanical garden.
11. New York Public Library (New York City, NY)
Want a Sex-and-the-City-like wedding? Events may last up to five hours, with an option to extend. If you're looking to actually tie the knot on the property, only civil ceremonies are allowed.
Price: Upon request
12. Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, NY)
If you're set on getting married in New York City, this is one of the most picture-perfect options available. In order to rent out the garden, you must pay to be a patron. Depending on which rooms you hire, there are minimum requirements beginning with 50 guests. The venue can fit up to 299 people. Prices include an administrative fee but exclude sales tax.
Price: $1,250-$11,000 (rental fee), $190-$290/person (catering), $750 (garden membership)
13. New York Aquarium (Brooklyn, NY)
When it comes to New York venues, this is an incredibly unique option. The conservation hall can accommodate up to 125 guests (60 seated), the ocean view deck and room can fit up to 300 people (150 seated), the Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit can fit up to 450 guests (120 seated), and the aquatheater can house more than 1,000 people.
Price: $30/guest (during business hours) or $3,000+ (after-hours rental fee), $45-$130/person (catering), $22-$40/person (bar)
14. New York Botanical Garden (The Bronx, NY)
The garden can accommodate up to 300 people. If you rent the Garden Terrace room, you'll need to guarantee 120 people or more, depending on the day and time of the year of your wedding. For the Stone Mill room, a guarantee of 60 people or more is required. There's a kosher catering option, and tax and gratuity is additional.
Price: $2,250-$4,500 (rental fee), $185-$225/person (catering minimum); $1,000-$2,000 (ceremony), park membership ($85)
Country House Wedding Venues
If you're looking for a farm or a quaint country house for your wedding venue, you just have to venture a little outside of New York City to find it!
15. Queens County Farm Museum (Queens, NY)
This historic working farm sits on 47 acres of land. Several areas of the property (the barn, the pavilion, the orchard, and the north lawn) are available for rental and can accommodate anywhere from 85 to 400 people. You're allowed to use any caterer you'd like, although the property works with preferred caterers.
Price: $1,000-$4,000 (rental fee)
16. The Farmhouse and the Barn at Bedford Post Inn (Bedford, NY)
This venue is one of the most beautiful country wedding venues in New York. The venue can fit up to 85 guests. Fees and minimums for food and beverage vary based on which room you choose (the farmhouse dining room, the yoga loft and barn, the downstairs barn, or the barn loft). You can also rent out smaller spaces, such as the chef's table, which can fit 10 people, or the wine cellar, which can accommodate 12 people. Tax and tip are not included.
Price: $100-$2,500 (rental fee), $85-175/person (catering), $45-$65/person (bar)
17. Stablegate Farm & Vineyard (Castleton on Hudson, NY)
The breathtaking barn was built in the 1840s and can accommodate up to 140 guests. Its tented option can accommodate up to 200 people. The rental fee includes a late-night fire, antique decor, and lanterns.
Price: $3,500-$4,500 (rental fee), $750 (ceremony)
18. Liberty Ridge Farm (Schaghticoke, NY)
The inside of the barn has cherry-finished harvest tables, golden oak floors, a large stone fireplace, and a wrap-around deck overlooking the farm. Pricing includes a professional events team. If you bring in an outside caterer, the facility rental increases slightly in price. You can add a fireworks show, as well as on-site childcare, for additional fees. Sales tax and service fees aren't included.
Price: $4,500 (rental fee), $52.95-$71.95/person (catering), $15+/person (bar)
19. Platekill Mountain (Roxbury, NY)
Want a mountaintop wedding? The venue fee includes chairlift access to a mountaintop ceremony, chairs, tables, an arbor, and a dance floor. The venue can accommodate up to 150 people. Additional options for outside caterers exist, and you can also arrange to bring your own alcohol.
Price: $8,000 (rental fee), $45-$59/person (catering), $38-$64/person (bar)
Park Wedding Venues & Community Center Wedding Venues
Want to get married at a park? Here's your chance! Parks and local community centers tend to offer some of the most affordable options.
20. Picnic House at Prospect Park (Brooklyn, New York)
A rental fee provides an eight-hour time block. The Picnic House can accommodate 175 seated guests or 240 guests for a cocktail event. Outside catering isn't permitted.
Price: $3,000-$6,500 (rental fee), $1,000 (security bond)
21. Veteran's Memorial Center Building and Park (Harrison, NY)
This memorial center and park are available for event rentals. The rental fee includes up to five hours.
Price: $450 (rental fee), $100 (park rental fee, per shelter), $300 (security deposit)
22. West Harrison Community Center (Harrison, NY)
When it comes to inexpensive wedding locations, you can't beat the price for this community center. Event rental includes up to five hours.
Price: $450 (rental fee), $300 (security deposit)
Restaurant Wedding Venues & Bar Wedding Venues
Why not have a favorite restaurant or bar host your wedding?
23. Jimmy's 38 (New York City, NY)
Here's a great venue to consider for an inexpensive wedding in New York City. This restaurant can accommodate up to 600 people for cocktails and up to 250 people for private dining. Menus for appetizers, plated dishes, and food stations are also available.
Price: $55-$85 (catering), $17.50-30/person/hour (bar)
24. PS450 (New York City, NY)
Located on Park Avenue South, this venue can accommodate 190 seated guests or 300 standing guests. After two hours of an open bar, the rate reduces to $10 per person, per hour.
Price: $75-$100/platter (a platter serves 5-7 people), $25-50/person/hour (bar)
25. Madame X (New York City, NY)
Deemed "the sexiest bar in New York City," this spot holds up to 120 people and could accommodate an alternative wedding event. There's no kitchen on site, but the event space allows you to bring in your own food.
Price: Upon request
Industrial Wedding Venues, Loft Wedding Venues & Theater Wedding Venues
If you're looking for affordable wedding venues in NYC, renting a non-traditional space like a studio loft or even a dance studio may be your best bet. Why not hire a blank or theatrical space for your wedding? This allows the ultimate amount of creativity in setting up the ceremony and reception space to match your style.
26. Studio Arte (New York City, NY)
This white-on-white blank canvas loft space houses 6,500 square feet in the garment district of Manhattan. Rental fees allow for an 8-hour block of time, with an option to extend.
Price: $3,400 (rental fee)
27. Ballroom Hub (New York City, NY)
This is another option for inexpensive wedding locations in New York City. This space can accommodate up to 150 people, and you'll need to bring in your own chairs and tables. The owner can help you arrange this. You are free to use any caterer that you wish.
Price: $250/hour (rental fee)
28. Betaworks Studios (New York City, NY)
This 6,500-square-foot event space can accommodate 200 seated guests and 230 standing guests. The below price quote is for a six-hour window.
Price: $6,000 (rental fee)
29. Town Stages (New York City, NY)
This is a 10,000-square foot venue, including a full cocktail bar, full lighting, microphones, podiums, and furniture. The rental fee includes all on-site amenities (excluding the bar and catering), labor, and taxes.
Price: $32,000-$39,000 (rental fee)
30. NYC Event Spaces (New York City, NY)
In midtown Manhattan, this event space provides a social hall and gallery for your event. You also have access to a stage, if you want a really special wedding ceremony. Furniture rental includes up to 150 chairs and up to 10 tables. Expect additional fees for staffing (including bathroom attendants, security guards, and janitors). The liquor permit allows only beer and wine.
Price: $5,010 (rental fee), $600 (stage rental fee), $650 (furniture rental fee), $450 (liquor permit)
31. Legendary Republic (Brooklyn, NY)
This extraordinarily economical 2,000-square-foot event space in Bushwick offers a backyard with a patio and can accommodate up to 175 seated guests. Add-ons such as lighting, audio, and video are additional.
Price: $200/hour (rental fee)
Need More Wedding Planning Help?
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- How to Plan an Engagement Party on a Budget
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I'd love to hear from you! Are getting married in New York? What are your thoughts on the best New York venues, as well as the top inexpensive wedding locations in New York City and beyond?