Wedding Reception Venues in New York

A New York City wedding deserves an amazing venue for your wedding reception. There is an endless supply of amazing restaurants in New York to choose from, and nearly all these venues can host private events. There are also more unusual and magnificent venues for couples planning a large wedding reception.

Arguably the most popular venues are:

1. Metropolitan Building

Located in Long Island City, this warehouse loft–style building offers multiple floors of unique spaces, along with easy access to incredible waterfront views across the river to Manhattan.

2. The Foundry in Long Island City, Queens.

Once a 19th century metal foundry, this dramatic space with old exposed brick contrasts with modern steel railings to create a unique ambiance. Large enough to host 125 for a sit-down meal, 200 for a cocktail party, and the option of an outdoor tent that seats 160.

3. Gotham Hall

Boasting a magnificent Art Deco ballroom with a seven-story-tall grand vaulted dome that can hold up twelve hundred guests, sweeping sheer curtains can make the space more intimate without blocking the hall's amazing architecture of Corinthian columns and marble floors.

4. The Central Park Boathouse

Central Park, New York has to be one of the most popular places for your wedding portraits, continue the fun at the terrace or windowed room overlooking Central Park’s lake. You will need to invite a minimum of eighty guests.

5. New York Athletic Club

A private club, but with a Central Park South address and a terrace overlooking Seventh Avenue, might be worth the cost of membership.

6. The Lighthouse

Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson River., The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers is one of legendary caterer Abigail Kirsh's locations. A great location if you’ve invited one thousand guests to your wedding cocktail reception, though you only need a minimum of one hundred guests for the rather expensive sit-down meal.

7. The Green Building

In Carroll Gardens, this was a brass foundry in its former life. The venue features beam ceilings, fancy chandeliers and brick walls for an urban space that can easily be transformed to suit your style.

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8. Angel Oresanz Center

This gothic-style 1849 synagogue, modeled after the Cathedral of Cologne, has an incredibly bold gold-leaf altar. It once was the studio of Spanish sculptor Angel Orensanz, but now hosts events, including the wedding reception of Sarah Jessica Parker.

9. The Prince George Ballroom

Once a hotel, the grand Beaux-Arts ballroom was lovingly restored. The golden columns, intricate plasterwork, and soaring ceilings create a space that is simultaneously ornate and light and airy. This is where the bride will truly feel like a princess.

10. The Delegates' Dining Room at the United Nations

Look out over New York City’s skyline and the East River from the United Nations floor-to-ceiling windows. The West Terrace is an outdoor patio space for hire that has breathtaking views of the city. A fantastic venue for the couple interested in world history and current affairs.