If you're dreaming about a New York wedding you will be happy to know there are quite a few of options and some of them are outside Manhattan. This means that you can have the sophisticated urban style you've always wanted while saving thousands on restaurant and reception venues. The answer to this lies in neighbouring Brooklyn and Jersey City - equally bustling with nightlife and trendy venues. They offer beautiful scenery and spectacular views of the New York City skyline. Here's a list of the best waterfront wedding venues with a New York City Skyline view. You can say your vows and embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Best Waterfront Wedding Venues in NY
Two event spaces, the Sky Room and the Aviary, give couples plenty of choices at the Maritime Parc. Your guests will be treated to picturesque views of the Hudson, lower Manhattan, and other landmarks. The waterside venue provides a custom culinary experience as well as wrap-around terraces, over 18,000 combined indoor square feet, and wall-to-wall windows. This truly sets the scene for an idyllic and stylish wedding.
Word of warning: don’t be fooled by the word “warehouse”. The Liberty Warehouse possesses as much wow factor as a 5-star hotel grand ballroom. The massive structure has two large event rooms facing west for breathtaking sunset views, and two smaller ones for intimate indoor ceremonies or cocktail hour. The exposed red brick, tall ceilings, open wood-burning fireplaces, large windows, and the impressive space that accommodates up to 450 seated guests and over 1000 for cocktails are beyond stunning. The Liberty Warehouse has buckets of character and will act as a blank canvas for every couple to work with. Special lighting and flower decorations can totally transform this space into a fairy tale world. This is the ideal wedding location for couples looking for something different, modern, and spectacular at the same time (think industrial meets rustic).
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
The modern, waterfront Hyatt Regency Jersey City hotel is located mere miles from the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, which means its views are truly one-of-a-kind. Its contemporary American cuisine, sophisticated yet laid-back style and dramatic NYC skyline views are a winning combination for every bride that wants it all and will not take 'no' for an answer on her special day. The restaurant is overlooking the scenic Hudson River and Statue of Liberty, which makes this venue particularly spectacular at sunset.
The strategic location of Liberty House in Liberty State Park in Jersey City boasts unobstructed, panoramic views of downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. This is a phenomenal venue with two whole ballrooms, where your guests can enjoy farm-to-table cuisine in a fluid space — complete with lad-back lounge areas, gorgeous gardens and crackling fire pits. Cathedral ceilings, wrap around verandas, custom French doors, and floor to ceiling windows are some of the sophisticated elements that give Liberty House its unique ambiance of understated elegance.
The less known North Bergen Waterside Restaurant and catering facility is popular for its breath-taking views of the sparkling New York City skyline. Apart from the scenic outside panorama, the inside of the restaurant boasts its own with gorgeous granite dance floors in two separate ballrooms and a unique, clean ambiance. Couples who choose this venue are also given the option of an outdoor ceremony, with the skyline as the most perfect backdrop to the next chapter in their love story.
The River Café
Panoramic views of the lower Manhattan skyline complement The River Café's elegant ambiance and four-course chef's menu that can be customized for your wedding. The restaurant is renowned for enchanting lower Manhattan views made for "popping the question." This waterfront Dumbo classic proves it's all it's cracked up to be. What was once just a local eatery by the Brooklyn docks has blossomed into a classy and modern New York restaurant with rich history and a noticeable urban vibe.
Each of these venues has a certain charm and bespoke individuality to it. They all share the striking panoramic views of the city that we all know and love. Weddings are about celebrating individuality, so never fear to go outside of traditional constructs and write your own rules to how your special day should go down in history. I would love to help you realize your vision, so get in touch. Contact me. I might just know the perfect ways to photograph your wedding and bring the whole concept together.