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You might think that having an outdoor wedding in New York City is next to impossible, but there are actually many outdoor wedding venues in New York City if you are willing to look across all five boroughs. From Manhattan to Brooklyn, from Queens to the Bronx and Staten Island, you’ll find gardens, golf courses, rooftops, and many other great outdoors. Keep in mind that most of these venues offer outdoor ceremonies and indoor reception spaces, ideal for the ever volatile climate of the New York area.
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Take a look at some of our favorite outdoor wedding venues in New York.
If you are looking for a venue in NYC that is on the cutting edge of weddings, Tribeca Rooftop is the place to be. This venue features an 18,000-square-foot outdoor terrace that is an ideal setting for ceremonies with the horizon as a backdrop. The indoor penthouse is the ultimate in industrial elegance with its 65-foot skylight and modern loft feel. This place receives rave reviews from couples, who praise its first-class service and food.
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620 Loft and Garden
Do you want to have a garden wedding in the city center? It is totally possible! Located right on Fifth Avenue overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, this unique venue features an impeccably manicured rooftop garden, perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Afterwards, receptions can be held inside the intimate Loft Room, which can accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated dinner.
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Central Park Boathouse
You and your spouse will feel like celebrities walking through Central Park in your wedding attire. One of the most popular and desired outdoor wedding venues in New York City, The Central Park Boathouse offers both indoor and outdoor space, allowing you to be flexible in inclement weather. The rustic and elegant interior space can comfortably accommodate up to 230 people.
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Dyker Beach Golf Course
There are many reasons we love golf course weddings, and this newly renovated event space is a true oasis in downtown Brooklyn. In fact, you will find a serene outdoor gazebo for your ceremony, and a magnificent ballroom for your reception. This place is full of amazing photo shoots, particularly with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as a backdrop! This venue can host up to 300 guests – ideal for couples wanting a larger outdoor wedding venue in NYC.
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The prestigious Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers two different event spaces for your wedding: The Palm House and The Atrium. The Palm House offers a garden ceremony space, an outdoor terrace for cocktails and a glass-walled indoor space for receptions. The Atrium is the newer of the two event spaces, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls for incredible views of the garden flora. Couples praise the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s catering service, Patina Events.
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The William Vale
This brand new Williamsburg, Brooklyn hotel (opened September 2016) offers a variety of indoor and outdoor wedding venues (there’s even a pool!). The hotel not only has an outdoor event space on the roof, it also has its own park! The Vale Ballroom and Salon is a unique ballroom and great indoor option that can accommodate up to 220 guests. We love the modern and modern feel of this hotel, but at the same time totally elegant.
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The New York Botanical Garden
Planning an outdoor wedding can be a bit tricky, but the New York Botanical Garden, one of our favorite outdoor wedding venues in New York, makes for a breeze. Located in the Bronx, this popular venue is perhaps most famous for its impressive formal rose garden, but all the wedding venues are charming. From the elegant Garden Terrace Room with its outdoor space and lavish décor to the popular rustic stone mill and large 1,000-seat conservatory, there are places for every couple’s style.
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Queens Botanical Garden
The Wedding Garden at the Queens Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful venues to get married in all of New York City. You’ll find some truly incredible photos, including the Rose Garden, the Four Seasons Garden, and the Fragrance Walk – the possibilities are endless! And for receptions, you have many options, including the Auditorium, Terrace, and Oak Allee. This place is on the more intimate side, and it can host up to 175 guests.
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Celebrate at Snug Harbor
One of Staten Island’s most popular spots, Celebrate at Snug Harbor is nestled between beautiful botanical gardens and 26 historic buildings. There are several wedding spaces to choose from, including the White Garden where you can have a reception in a tent, the Tuscan Garden with its villa-inspired design, and the historic Great Hall, which can host up to 350 guests. This place specializes in cultural events, including Chinese and Indian weddings.
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The Stone House at Clove Lake
This New York City outdoor wedding venue and restaurant is located within Clove Lakes Park, and is surrounded by magnificent flora and fauna. The atmosphere of the cabin is very romantic and it has a beautiful patio with a gazebo that is ideal for outdoor ceremonies. You’ll also love the variety of photo opportunities in the park. It is also a popular place for bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners.
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