Are you still looking for some very romantic places to get married in New York? Well, you could not pick a better state to get married in as New York has may wonderful places to get married in the Summer, Autumn (Fall), Winter and Spring so if you are deciding whether to have your wedding here, you should know that arranging a wedding here from other cities and countries is becoming increasingly easier & more popular to do.
Once you and your partner have met the New York marriage requirements, take a look at the places that you can use for your wedding day. Some of the locations may be free to you and your future spouse or it may have a small charge for its services so please be sure to keep that in mind.
Charges may include permits and processing fees if this is being done in a local city park and nature reserves so be sure to budget for the fees and the time needed for processing. For detailed information, please see the Wedding in the Parks page for current details. While planning an outdoor ceremony in the State of New York, please be sure to keep track of the weather forecast so you are not caught off-guard as New York’s weather can be unpredictable at times. If your wedding requires the use of a portable chuppah, be sure to ask in advance if it will will be allowed at the venue and places to keep your vegan wedding cake.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG), which is closed on Mondays, is twenty-five (25) minutes from midtown Manhattan by subway and is perfect for an outdoor wedding with its beautiful plant life. Please keep in mind of the camera restrictions on indoor photography and that seating will not be available.
You may run into lots of park visitors during your wedding ceremony by locals and tourist in Central Park but there are a lot of romantic places in Central Park that will be great to get married or shoot photos. Please be very flexible with ceremony spots in the park if you are on a very tight budget.
The Mohonk Preserve offers a stunning, rustic setting for outdoor wedding and special events. Their Slingerland Pavilion, surrounded by sweeping, uninterrupted views of fields and mountains, is a unique, economical, “green” site for all your event needs.
Planning a big wedding? Looking for large places to get married in New York? Keep City Winery on your list as they can accommodate you indoor wedding anywhere from ten (10) to six-hundred (600) people at a single time. To shorten the trip on your special day, there are affordable hotels for City Winery in the area for guest to stay or get started on the honeymoon.
Empire State Building
If you ever wanted to have that “top of the world” feeling, the ESB will be perfect spot for your wedding. To have your indoor wedding there on the 80th floor, which is limited to Valentines Day, you must apply by the deadline in November as they no longer accommodate private weddings, parties, and events. This is a proud tradition since 1994 for couples from New York and other areas wanting to get married. If you are fortunate to be chosen, you and thirteen other couples will have the chance to be married at the ESB on February 14th.
New York Public Library
If you are a Sex and the City fan, you might be wondering if you can you have your indoor wedding at the New York Public Library? You may but unfortunately, only civil ceremonies (nonreligious marriages by a non-clergyman) are allowed on Library premises so take a look at their space rentals to see what will be perfect for your day.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
The St Patrick’s Cathedral has a lovely interior and is one of the indoor wedding choices for first-time brides not getting married in the upcoming 24 months. Please note that the cathedral has certain wedding requirements and camera restrictions that you and your guest will need follow during your time there.
Other Indoor/Outdoor Ideas:
Bed & Breakfast
City Hall/Manhattan Marriage Bureau
City Hall Restaurant
Liberty & Ellis Island (photo)
The Historical Society
Turning Stone Casino and Resort
Widdi Catering Hall
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