Unique Wedding Venues in New York City

New York City is one of our favorite destinations to photograph weddings at. After living in Brooklyn for many years we moved to upstate New York but we return to New York City every year to photograph weddings and engagements all over the city. View recent weddings we've photographed in New York City, Brooklyn & Queens, find answers you may have about getting married in the city, and learn about unique wedding venues in New York City & vendors that may be a fit for your wedding day!

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Are you in search of the most unique wedding venues in New York City? We are so grateful you have found this page. Whether you’re planning an elopement in central park, a smaller wedding down in the East Village, or a larger wedding in Manhattan, we put together a list of some of the most unique New York City wedding venues we could find!

We also have a sister list of our favorite unique wedding venues in Brooklyn. If you’re looking to get married in Brooklyn, check it out here.



We receive a lot of questions regarding the best venues to get married at in New York City or Brooklyn if you’re having an intimate wedding.  Below we a list some of our favorite unique wedding venues in New York City and Brooklyn. If you have another one to add to the list, feel free to e-mail us at info@shawphotoco.com and we’d love to include it!

Restaurants and unique venues in New York City that can host an intimate wedding.

The Boathouse at Prospect Park: Brooklyn, New York – Prospect Park offers two historic settings for your wedding, the Boathouse and the Picnic House. Built in 1905, The Boathouse overlooks the scenic Lullwater and Lullwater bridge. The Picnic House overlooks a 90 acre meadow, with floor to ceiling windows.

Alger House: Soho, New York City – Situated in the Village off Sixth Avenue, The Alger House can seat 100 guests, and has a large Garden Room that is perfect for a bar or cocktail space.

The Dumbo Loft: Brooklyn, New York – The Dumbo Loft was built in 1891, and has gorgeous high ceilings, wood columns, hardwood flooring, and exposed bricks. It fits up to 140 guests, and is steps away from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Tribeca Rooftop: Tribeca, New York City – This industrial penthouse has some of the most incredible views of New York City. With a rooftop deck, the Tribeca Rooftop gives you multiple rooms to choose from for your New York City wedding.

Aurora Art Gallery: Queens, New York – An art, film and event space, this modern large loft offers space for private events and weddings. This intimate space can seat up to 75 guests.

The Foundry: Queens, New York – An industrial and unique venue, the main space features brick walls, cement floors, and a two story space with a mezzanine perfect for additional seating. The Foundry also has a Courtyard, The Greenhouse, The Alba Room, The Pool Room and The Terrace. It can accommodate 125 guests seated indoors, and 165 in the courtyard.

Studio 450: The Garment District, New York City – This clean, all white venue is bright and airy, and lets you decorate in any style. It even has a rooftop terrace, that gives you beautiful views of the city and The Empire State Building.

Gary’s Loft: Manhattan, New York City – With views of The Empire State building that will take your breath away, this intimate venue has large windows and a vintage kitchen. This venue feels like home.

Summit Rock: Manhattan, New York City – Summit Rock is the highest point In Central Park, and can accommodate up to 80 guests. With a stunning backdrop of Central Park, this is a favorite spot for outdoor lovers.

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