Celebrate in "Old New York": 17 Historic and Landmark NYC Wedding Venues

Whether you’re a history buff, long for the glamour of a bygone era, or just want to celebrate in a place with stories to tell, you’re in luck because New York City has a wealth of landmark wedding venues. From a Beaux Arts ballroom to a pastoral Renaissance Revival house, you’ll find spaces that are perfect for a grand affair or a cozy gathering. And to kickstart your search, we’ve curated a list of some of our faves.


Central Park Ceremonies by Happenings™

New York, NY

Fab Features: perfectly planned weddings in the heart of iconic Central Park • multiple locations for events of all sizes, from elopements on the Bow Bridge to 100-person ceremonies in the Conservatory Gardens • on-site staff, coordinators, and full-service planners ensure your event goes smoothly, and can help book all your additional services, from photographers & videographers to florals & music

Price: $

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

New York, NY

Fab Features: iconic Manhattan landmark since the 1930s, tucked just a block from Central Park • the radiant Versailles Suite exudes the luxury of an Upper East Side penthouse with plenty of natural light and Deco stylings • or, opt for the lively Trianon Suite, with classic architecture and a setup that allows for two separate areas with ample room for dinner & dancing

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Gotham Hall

New York, New York

Fab Features: fabulous space with a towering domed ceiling, dramatic central chandelier, and inlaid marble floors • the Oak Room's soapstone fireplaces creates an inviting atmosphere for wedding party prep • exceptional location in the heart of midtown Manhattan

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$$

42WEST44

New York, NY

Fab Features: 1896 landmark just of Fifth Avenue on "Club Row" • original architectural features like sweeping staircases, towering columns, and touches of marble and mahogany evoke Old New York • delectable in-house menus with extras like signature craft cocktails, live reception offerings, and customized dessert stations

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Museum of the City of New York

New York, New York

Fab Features: Georgian mansion with a striking Rotunda framed by an enormous marble spiral staircase • front courtyard and back terrace may be tented for year-round outdoor celebrations • guests can explore the Museum's outstanding collections, including the award-winning permanent exhibition, New York At Its Core, an interactive display of New York City's compelling 400-year history

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

Capitale

New York, NY

Fab Features: 1893 Beaux Arts landmark designed by Stanford White • spectacular interior outfitted with tall Corinthian columns, a soaring, coved ceiling, and an art glass skylight • elegant historic architecture matched with modern amenities, including state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Lotte New York Palace

New York, New York

Fab Features: Gilded Age glam blended with modern luxury • Old World décor includes a grand staircase, ornate cornices, and gold ceiling ornaments • complimentary wedding night for the couple in the ultra-modern Tower Room suite

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Cipriani Wall Street

New York, New York

Fab Features: glorious Greek Revival building that once housed the New York Stock Exchange • the two-tiered multiroom space boast a mezzanine floor that's perfect for cocktails and an exquisite ballroom for dining and dancing • events have an impressive backdrop of monolithic columns and a 70-foot ceiling topped by a Wedgewood dome

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Prince George Ballroom

New York, New York

Fab Features: grand 1904 Beaux Arts hotel • meticulously restored Neo-Renaissance flourishes, like gilded columns and ornate ceilings • event fees help support Breaking Ground, a nonprofit providing housing assistance for low-income New Yorkers

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

632 On Hudson

New York, New York

Fab Features: romantic, renovated 1847 townhouse with an intimate “salon” vibe • 40-foot atrium framed by a massive grand staircase • multiple unique spaces, including an Art Deco Lounge and Rooftop Garden, plus a chic basement speakeasy

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

New York Public Library

New York, New York

Fab Features: iconic 1911 treasure • soaring white marble entry, striking murals, and a breathtaking glass-and-cast iron dome ceiling in the Bartos Forum • event fees help support the library’s collections, and net you a 10% discount at the library store!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$$

Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall

New York, New York

Fab Features: grand 1919 mansion boasts cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, and antique chandeliers • majestic white marble staircase • impressive ballroom with a gleaming inlaid wood floor and double-tall windows overlooking Park Avenue

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Plaza Hotel

New York, New York

Fab Features: world-famous historic hotel known for its opulence and glamour • luxurious Caudalie VinothérapieSpa • stunning details like Art Deco crystal chandeliers that replicate those found at the Palace of Versailles

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

3 West Club

New York, New York

Fab Features: classic “Old New York” hotel mansion with 25 cozy guest rooms and 2 suites • unique rooftop Solarium and terrace for al fresco events • glimmering Austrian crystal chandeliers suspended from 20-foot ceilings in the Grand Salon and Ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Sony Hall

New York, New York

Fab Features: swanky 1928 Art-Deco supper club • Diamond Horseshoe ballroom designed with plush banquettes, an illuminated cathedral ceiling, and a starburst-crowned stage • in the heart of the Theatre District, half a block from Times Square

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Picnic House

Brooklyn, New York

Fab Features: private garden party vibe in the middle of Brooklyn • pastoral ceremonies in Prospect Park's famed 90-acre Long Meadow • Art Deco brick-and-glass house with a working fireplace for cool nights

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Cipriani 42nd Street

New York, New York

Fab Features: Italian Renaissance-inspired ballroom with soaring columns, magnificent chandeliers, and gorgeous inlaid floors • spacious bridal suite and personal attendant • exceptional 5-star cuisine and delicious drinks

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

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