10 Unique Wedding Venues In NYC

New York City

In a city as vast and exciting as New York, the possibilities are endless. The list of potential places to tie the knot could stretch as far as 5th Ave! It’s no wonder this concrete jungle is such a hot spot for nuptials – it’s filled with romance, elegance, and most importantly, diversity.  In true New York fashion, we’ve scouted a premier event planning company with access to the best venues in New York City, EMRG Media, to find the most unique wedding venues in the big apple. 

1. The Central Park Zoo

Celebrate your big day with exotic animals, greenery, water fountains… did we mention we’re talking about New York City? Yup! Once again this incredible city doesn’t disappoint. The Central Park Zoo brings together city skylines and friendly four-legged pals to your wedding. Experience the best of both worlds.

2. Midtown Loft & Terrace

In the heart of New York City, Midtown Loft & Terrace offers luxury and convenience. The space is fully customizable to be transformed in the wedding venue of your dreams. Utilize both event spaces by having your ceremony outside on the terrace with views of the city, then take yourself and your guests inside to heat things up on the dance floor!

3. Espace

Welcome to the point where modern and elegant meet. Located on the west end of 42nd street, Espace offers a one of kind venue for your event that will leave your guests in awe. The experienced sales team pays close attention to detail and will make sure your wedding is all that you dreamed of. The area can be transformed to fit your custom designs and it’s spacious layout features lounges, a dance floor, and plenty of room for seating! 

4. Ellis Island

Imagine saying “I do” where 12 million people from around the world came to find hope and opportunity. Ellis Island offers breathtaking views of New York City’s skyline and the iconic Stature of Liberty – the beacon of hope for so many. This location is a beautiful representation of starting a new life, perfect for a day where two people are starting a new life together. Cheers to new beginnings and happy endings at Ellis Island. 

5. The Bronx Zoo Reception Hall

Let’s get wild and party with the animals at the Bronx Zoo! The Schiff Family Great Hall accommodates up to 200 guests. Couples can choose to hold their ceremony outdoors as the free roaming Indian Peacocks look on with your guests, or if you’d rather an indoor ceremony, exchange your vows inside the Zoo Center. Your guests will make new friends as they sip cocktails at the Madagascar exhibit accompanied by Lemurs, Nile Crocodiles, and other friendly creatures. And the best part of all, all event proceeds help support Wildlife Conservation Society’s mission to help save wildlife and wild places around the globe. 

6. Maritime Parc

Some say this gorgeous venue offers the best view of Manhattan. By taking advantage of the two event spaces they have, The Sky Room and The Aviary, the Maritime Parc can accommodate you whether you’re having an extravagant affair or an intimate gathering. Each space has a wraparound terrace that allows your guests to take in the stunning views of New York City.

7. Capitale

For the black tie affair you’ve always dreamed of, look no further than the elegant and sophisticated grandeur of Capitale. Built in 1893, this venue was originally the Bowery Savings Bank. Tall Corinthian columns surround the 15,000 square foot Grand Ballroom that seats over 700 guests. All of the most well known Hollywood stars have walked the floors of Capitale for gala’s and benefits put on each year. Indulge yourself in the epitome of New York luxury for you wedding day.

8. Edison Ballroom

This unique venue has a unique story to match. It opened in the 30’s as the grand ballroom for the Hotel Edison. The “art deco” ballroom offered dining and dancing while singers from the “Swing Era” performed – how amazing is that! Now this swanky venue serves as an entertaining location to host your wedding!

9. Ammos New York

Feel like sailing to the Greek islands without blowing your budget? No problem, of course New York has a suitable substitute available for you. Celebrate your wedding reception at the “sun-kissed Mediterranean flavors of Greece” at Ammos New York. Ammos is mainly a seafood restaurant, but they serve the freshest fish you can eat that is brought in daily from the Mediterranean. This Theater District restaurant sits at the edge of Grand Central but it might as well be the edge of a white covered mountain in Santorini.

10. Zephyr

Take your celebration off dry land and set your sites on the Zephyr Yacht Harbor Cruise. Invite your guests to take a tour of the city out on the water while you exchange your vows. A wedding on Zephyr makes for beautiful ceremony photos and an even better cocktail party. The staff is consistently making sure you and your guests are comfortable. How’s that for a unique wedding venue?