Gardens Galore: 13 Romantic Garden Wedding Venues in New York

The romance of a garden wedding is something everyone can appreciate... and there's no place more romantic than New York. So how about a New York garden wedding? Don't mind if we do. Whether you're looking for an urban oasis of lush natural beauty in the heart of NYC, a romantic retreat among the graceful statuary and English-style grounds of historic Finger Lakes estates, or an elegant, carefully manicured country club setting on the shores of Long Island, there's no shortage of garden gorgeousness in the Empire State.



NEW YORK CITY



Wave Hill

Bronx, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Estate

Hudson River Views

Expansive Lawns

Fab Features: dramatic 28-acre estate with lush horticultural gardens, a cultural center, and breathtaking views of the Hudson River across to the Palisades • wed on the Great Lawn, then enjoy craft cocktails on the terrace of the historic Wave Hill House as the sun sets over the river • dine and dance in the elegant Armor Hall

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$
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Celebrate at Snug Harbor

Staten Island, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Diverse Botanical Gardens

Dramatic Great Hall

Tented Receptions

Fab Features: stunning al fresco venue options on the 83-acre property include the Ming Dynasty-style Chinese Scholar's Garden, with a series of serene walkways, pavilions, and courtyards • the Tuscan Garden provides landscaped terraces, water elements, topiaries and other delights • the Great Hall dazzles with a 40-foot ceiling and soaring Palladian windows, or opt for the tent, which overlooks the grounds

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Bronx Zoo

Bronx, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Iconic Historic Zoo

Unique Photo Ops

Fees Support the Mission

Fab Features: remarkable 1899 landmark zoo tucked on 265 lush acres in the Bronx • exchange vows before the exquisite, palace-like Zoo Center, accented by cool rhino statues, vibrant landscaping, and lush foliage • sip cocktails alongside lemurs, Nile crocodiles, and sea lions before dining in the LEED-certified, historic Schiff Family Great Hall

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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HUDSON VALLEY



The Ruins at Sassafras

New Lebanon, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Stone House

On-Site Accommodations

Photogenic Ruins

Fab Features: charming upper Hudson Valley oasis blending the stunning views and landscape of the Taconic Mountains with fascinating Shaker history • seven unique event spaces beckon; say "I do" beneath a weeping willow by Deere Pond, then host a tented reception amid the romantic, stacked-stone Ruins • host 18 guests in three restored homes on the property, with plenty of vintage-inspired touches

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



The Mansion of Saratoga

Rock City Falls, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Mansion

Rose Garden

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: an exclusive retreat sitting on four peaceful and private acres • hold a romantic ceremony in the Victorian Mansion, originally built in 1866, or in the rustic, chandelier-lit barn • mingle with your guests in the English Rose Garden and capture memories in front of the bucolic pond

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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WESTERN NEW YORK



The Eastman Museum

Rochester, NY

Venue Superpowers:

National Historic Landmark

Formal Gardens

World Class Museum

Fab Features: a stunning early 20th-century Colonial Revival estate combining the world's leading museum of photography and film with the mansion and gardens of Kodak founder George Eastman • say ‘I do’ in the formal West Garden surrounded by lush greenery or in the exquisite Conservatory • snap gorgeous photos among the thoughtfully curated formal gardens and grounds

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Barn at Kin Loch Farmstead

Lockport, NY

Venue Superpowers:

U-Pick Lavender Farm

Modern Barn

Colorful Organic Flower Garden

Fab Features: stunning 30-acre u-pick lavender farm, organic flower garden, and event venue • purpose-built event barn outfitted with lighting, heating, décor, and an indoor bar (along with an outdoor camper bar!) • ideal location on the Niagara Wine Trail, just 15 minutes from Lockport, Lewiston and Wilson and a half-hour from Niagara Falls

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Avanti Mansion

Buffalo, NY

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Imaginative Cuisine

Diverse Venue Options

Fab Features: dreamy Buffalo estate boasting three unique venues, each with indoor & outdoor spaces • elegant, modern Amore Ballroom boasts spectacular starburst chandeliers and an adjacent terrace for al fresco "I do"s • exchange vows on the hillside terrace ceremony site, then snap photos among the lushly landscaped grounds and gardens

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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LONG ISLAND



Swan Club on the Harbor

Roslyn, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Sparkling Pond

Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

Upscale Cuisine

Fab Features: picturesque banquet hall in Nassau County surrounded by seasonal flowers, a waterfall, fountains, and a gazebo • the stunning, floor-to-ceiling multipaned windows offer breathtaking views of the waterfront gardens • exceptional service paired with innovative menus and presentation

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Salt Air Farm

Cutchogue, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Elopements

In-House Florals

Trained Doves

Fab Features: exquisite seaside farm tucked between two salt marsh inlets along Peconic Bay • opt for an intimate ceremony on the lawn or a grand garden party, with access to the Olympic-size croquet court • on-site gardens provide exquisite florals, and a trained dove release offer a truly spectacular finale to your "I do"s

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Larkfield

East Northport, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Tuscan Villa Style

Topnotch Lighting & Sound

All Inclusive

Fab Features: this beautiful, Tuscan-inspired estate with your choice of beautiful ballrooms • the secluded gardens boast sparkling water features, elegant statuary, and gorgeous stone courtyards and walkways • generous packages and an excellent events team ensure your planning process and special day goes off without a hitch

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Watermill

Smithtown, New York

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Grounds

Upscale Ballrooms

White Glove Service

Fab Features: this private North Shore retreat exudes rustic elegance • exchange vows on a pretty courtyard tucked among the manicured gardens, or in one of the sophisticated on-site chapels • elegant ballrooms boast Brazilian-cherry dance floors, integrated lighting and sound systems, and beautiful mahogany bars

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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East Wind Long Island

Wading River, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Full Service Resort

Private Estate

Elegant Ballrooms

Fab Features: a resort-style property boasts three venues in one beautiful location all within a short drive of the Hamptons • exchange vows outdoors amongst the gardens, waterfalls, gazebos, footbridges, flowering arbors, and the vibrant vineyard • hold your reception in one of the ballrooms with gorgeous details, like crystal chandeliers, mahogany bars, grand staircases, and skylights

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$
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