Congratulations, you are getting married! If you live in New York City, you probably already know the city contains hundreds of outstanding locations to get exchange your vows. However, narrowing them down to find the one best suited for your ceremony and/or reception is not a simple task. Grand Lens Photography shares the top five affordable wedding locations and event spaces in NYC.
Located in a three-story carriage house on West 17th St. in the heart of New York City, Haven's Kitchen is an elegant wedding venue close to Union Square and Greenwich Village. This contemporary space blends a chic, modern-day decor with traditional sophistication. With versatile spaces furnished with eye-catching pieces, the restaurant can accommodate up to 200 people with a customizable dinner and drink menu. The Chelsea carriage house was designed by founder Alison Cayne.
Located on Pier 41 in the historic shipping yards of Red Hook, Brooklyn, the building was constructed in the pre-Civil War 1850's. It has recently been renovated into a charming event space with expansive views of New York Harbor. The Liberty Warehouse is the only location in all of New York where the Statue of Liberty is face front as looks on to France. The wedding space accommodates up to 450 guests for a sit-down dinner and 1000+ for cocktails, also including a fully equipped bridal suite.
Mansion May Dekalb
Maison May Dekalb opened its quaint doors in 2004 eventually evolving into a top destination for small weddings and other celebrations. This space is located on the bottom floor of a beautiful, historical brownstone that opens into a lovely garden patio. The Parlor Floor, on the second floor, has tall ceilings, original crown molding and pocket doors. Maison May Dekalb can accommodate up to 100 people or as few as 30 people. When not hosting parties, it is a restaurant that offers brunch and dinner; a neighborhood favorite.
With breathtaking city views from its 14th floor oversized windows and expansive balcony, Upper Story is a luxurious and contemporary setting for a wedding. With a modern yet classic design approach, Upper Story offsets a soft color palette with dark nuances that complement both the daytime and nighttime views beyond Upper Story’s 1000-square foot balcony, creating an elegant backdrop for uniquely themed private events, fundraisers, weddings, and more. The easily accessible midtown location houses space for groups of up to 300 for cocktail receptions and 180 seated. Overseen by renowned chef Charlie Palmer, Upper Story turns out thoughtful menus, flawless service, and creative ideas for weddings of all shapes and sizes.
Astor Center is a distinctive place where the love for unique wines, craft spirits, and perfectly concocted cocktails can grow and evolve. Through public programming, the Astor Center crew strive to create an environment where education, hospitality, and enjoyment collide. As an events venue, Astor Center offers a platform for clients to showcase their passions and to bring people together, Regardless of the context, all are welcome to the table.
Grand Lens Photography wants to help you ensure your engagement and wedding photos come out amazing. Check out our blog for tips and tricks to help with achieve the best photos!