In case you’re running out of things to add to your “Dream Wedding” Pinterest board, here are ten beautiful and romantic locations where you can get married in New York City:
1. The Weather Room
This is the perfect venue if you want a stunning view of the city. The Weather Room is on 67th floor of Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Plaza. You have to enter a lottery to schedule your ceremony here. Only fourteen couples are selected each year, and all the ceremonies are performed on Valentine’s Day.
2. The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
This event space has the city’s best view of the Hudson River. It’s the perfect location for a sunset wedding. It’s indoors, but there is a terrace open all year round, so you and your guests can fully take in the scenery.
3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This Prospect Park location is sure to produce the best wedding photos. You can choose which garden you want to have your ceremony in, and then move to the Lily Pools and the Victorian glasshouse for your reception.
4. Central Park Boathouse
This is perhaps the most popular place to get married in Central Park. The doors and windows of the Lake Room in the Boathouse allow for plenty of sunshine, or a perfect view of the sky at dusk. If the weather is good, you can spill out onto the deck that overlooks the water.
5. Central Park Conservatory Garden
We had to include another Central Park location, and the Conservatory Garden is the best for an outdoor wedding. Like in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, you’ll have a fabulous backdrop of trees and flowers, as well as a romantic fountain.
6. On A Boat
If the boathouse isn’t good enough for you, you can actually get married on a boat. Manhattan By Sail’s Clipper City can hold up to 150 passengers, and you can get married while sailing around Manhattan, or while anchored next to the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge or the Statue of Liberty.
7. Gotham Hall
If you’re looking for extravagance, this is a great wedding location. Formerly the headquarters of the Greenwich savings bank, Gotham Hall has a magnificent ballroom, which has hosted events such as a Zac Posen fashion show and a Grammy Awards afterparty.
8. The Plaza Hotel
This is perhaps the most luxurious location you could find for a wedding. Your options range from the extravagant Grand Ballroom to the Renaissance-style Terrace Room. But no matter what you choose your guests will surely be impressed.
9. The Museum of Natural History
Seriously, who wouldn’t love to get married underneath a huge whale? Maybe this one is more for science nerds, but it’s certainly a fun wedding idea that your guests will not forget.
10. The Allen Room at Lincoln Center
This room is in Frederick P. Rose Hall, which is dedicated solely to jazz music. The venue provides stunning views of Columbus Circle, Central Park and the city skyline.
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