When you are getting married in New York City, you have many options for venues. Instead of the usual banquet room or reception hall, you might want to consider having your ceremony and reception outside. If you're looking for a charming open-air setting for your wedding, this list of the best outdoor New York wedding venues will give you some great ideas.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers a glorious outdoor setting for a wedding ceremony where you're surrounded by trees, flowers, and lush lawns. There is also a large outdoor patio for cocktails. In addition to the gardens, there are two lovely enclosed locations for wedding receptions at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Atrium seats up to 125 guests and has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a living roof of wildflowers and native grasses. The other option, Palm House, is a stunning completely glass-walled venue that seats up to 250 attendees.
A.R.T. SoHo (Arlo Roof Top)
The Arlo Roof Top in SoHo, or A.R.T. SoHo for short, is a rooftop venue with indoor and outdoor areas open year-round. The spacious outside patio offers an incredible view of the Hudson River and the city skyline. The enclosed bar and patio space combined provide 3,000 square feet of space and accommodate up to 250 guests. You can book the partial rooftop or the entire rooftop for a private reception, and food and beverage packages are also available. Wedding guests have the convenient option of staying in the Arlo Hotel below.
Kimoto Rooftop Garden Lounge
The Kimoto Rooftop Garden Lounge evokes a natural and peaceful feel with its decor of light wood, white, and abundant greenery. The Kimoto has a heated indoor garden lounge, a beautiful bar area, and an outdoor terrace. With space for 25 to 150 guests, this minimalist rooftop facility offers a great view of the city. Catering services are available for weddings as well.
Rustic Ridge View Farm
While Rustic Ridge View Farm is a 90-minute drive from the city, the vast 150 acres of rolling fields on this horse farm may appeal to nature lovers. The happy couple and guests can dance under glowing paper lanterns in the covered pavilion after an outside wedding ceremony surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. You can rent the farm's facilities for the entire weekend, and guests may camp on the premises and spend the entire weekend celebrating or stay at one of several nearby hotels. An event coordinator is available to help with all rental logistics and there are several local catering options.
The Tribeca Rooftop presents a stunning view of New York City and is one of the largest outdoor venues within the city. The 14,000-square-foot rooftop and the 15,000-square-foot interior space within the glass atrium can fit up to 300 guests for an outdoor ceremony, with plenty of room for everyone to move inside if the weather is unreliable. It features many amenities including a spacious cherry wood dance floor, a separate bridal suite, and beautiful customizable decor. An on-site events manager is available to coordinate your event if you desire, and you can use their catering services or bring in outside vendors.
New York Marble Cemetery
The New York Marble Cemetery is an alluring and unique venue in the East Village of Manhattan. This New York City Landmark features lush grass, flowers, shrubs, and potted plants that provide an appealing backdrop for your special ceremony. The walled garden contains a half-acre of land and has space for up to 150 guests. You may put up tents to protect guests from the weather. This is an ideal choice for an animal-friendly wedding.
Grand Oaks Country Club
Grand Oaks Country Club is an elegant award-winning facility located on Staten Island. Perfect for both ceremony and reception, the towering trees will create a stunning natural backdrop as you say your vows beneath a lovely white gazebo. The tastefully landscaped grounds and patio welcomes up to 400 guests. This classy venue provides all-inclusive services to make things easier for the bride and groom. There is also a brick clubhouse with a large dance floor for interior space.
The Watermill on the North Shore of Long Island is a sophisticated outdoor wedding venue with the soothing sounds of a working watermill in the background. It has indoor or outdoor chapels available and is an excellent option for a combined ceremony and reception space. The alluring gardens, elegant decor, handcrafted ballroom, and white-gloved staff make this an exquisite location for weddings with up to 400 guests. The Watermill provides a complimentary in-house wedding planner and its own team of caterers to help make your special day flow smoothly.
If you prefer casual comfort over formal elegance, Roberta's Pizza may be the perfect venue for your happy event. This outdoor restaurant in Brooklyn has a cozy garden area that can seat up to 180 guests. The rustic tables and chairs illuminated by string lighting make this a friendly, casual setting for an outdoor wedding. A canopy is available in case of inclement weather. The on-site catering is a welcome convenience and the delicious food and pizza are a local favorite. Furniture and tent rentals are included and Roberta's also offers the option of an in-house wedding coordinator.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
You'll find the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx within Pelham Bay Park. This enchanting garden location is a perfect wedding setting, complete with a Greek Revival-style mansion built in 1836 that's also a New York Landmark. The Museum offers a wedding package that includes a tent and dance floor, tables, folding chairs, and other amenities. This location accommodates up to 125 guests.
A beautiful wedding venue is the first step of your journey together, and Martin Busch Jewelers wants to help you find the perfect place for your important day. These outdoor wedding venues are some of the best in the New York area. Let us know if you choose one of these venues or if you have another wonderful outdoor venue suggestion to share with us.