Few things can compare to a rooftop wedding with the New York skyline in the background. It's stylish; it's classy, with a modern urban vibe. There are quite a few places in NYC, where the light, bright views of the city make for an ideal setting for your wedding and if you are planning your wedding, I have made a list of the the best NY rooftop wedding venues you will want to consider.
The Best NYC Rooftop Wedding Venues
A favorite with local brides, with it's candle lights and light-up staircase, Tribeca Rooftop has an undeniable fairy-tale appeal with its striking views of the city, including the Hudson River and Empire State Building. It also has the trendy Tribeca neighbourhood down below and a beautiful glass top ceiling that allows guests to dance right underneath the stars. The 15,000-square-foot industrial penthouse is trendy and elegant without being pretentious - a combination that is almost impossible to find. It is suitable for large weddings. When visiting, you will also want to look at Three Sixty, their sister venue on the floor below. The beautiful interior with exposed brick walls makes Tribeca Rooftop a perfect background to any wedding photoshoot.
There is no better place for stunning views of midtown Manhattan than Studio 450. The sophisticated, austere and elegant penthouse duplex with a rooftop terrace is alive with the beat of the city. Famous for the impeccable service, beautiful views and modern ambiance - it is a popular choice for high-end events and weddings. It's white from floor to ceiling. And the open space and floor plan of Studio 450 allows for any arrangements to be made - from specially-themed weddings with custom decorations to more traditional ones that are just as enchanting.
620 Loft and Garden
This spectacular rooftop venue boasts stunning views of Fifth Avenue and the pinnacles of St. Patrick's Cathedral from a lush historic garden, complete with a reflective pool and fountain. The outdoor space can be tented to shield your party from the weather without blocking views of the city. Or you can choose to transform the indoor loft, which hosts up to 120 seated guests and has floor to ceiling windows overlooking New York landmarks that flood the place with light while you're enjoying landmarks like the Prometheus statue, Rockefeller Plaza, and the marquee of Radio City Music Hall. Once you see the space, you may recognize it as it's used in many films, including one of my recent favorite shows, Daredevil.
Gramercy Park Hotel
This boutique gem in the heart of New York provides the ideal setting for a romantic garden wedding and a chic rooftop fête. Its intimate space complete with interior salons of unique personality thanks to amazing 20th century art is complemented by the rooftop with a retractable glass ceiling that can host 120 seated guests (or up to 160 for cocktails and dancing). The ambiance of the venue is chic, boho and very New Yorker. The walls are lined with million dollar Andy Warhol artworks. A beguiling muddle of styles, colours and spaces - this is a place that will strike a chord with couples looking for something other than your typical wedding space.
Another boutique hotel with an old-world look that is worth considering for your special day. Just 2 blocks from Cooper Square and a 1-minute walk to the Bleecker Street subway station. Bowery Hotel is artful and full of personality with its exposed brick walls and vintage fabrics. Coupled with the pulsating beat of the Lower East Side - it's where past and present meet to form a bridge of modern luxury and historic appeal. The expansive outdoor terrace and green-tiled fireplace give the venue a wonderful rustic appeal - perfect for both intimate and large weddings.