One of the best things about getting married in New York City is all of the amazing venue options that are available. As spring comes to full bloom, couples take advantage of the warm weather, sun-kissed blue skies, and natural backdrops and move their weddings outdoors. Peppered throughout the five boroughs are breathtaking gardens perfect for saying “I Do.” From lush, majestic grounds to intimate, flower-filled gems, here’s where to have a garden wedding in New York City.
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)
Atmosphere: Majestic living paradise with classic New York flourish
A national historic landmark, the New York Botanical Garden transports all who enter to a magical place where nature’s beauty blossoms to the fullest. It offers a variety of settings, outdoor and indoor, for your special day. The Garden Terrace Room is decorated with shimmering chandeliers, state-of-the-art lighting, and grand windows that look out to the bucolic grounds. Exuding rustic chic, the newly refurbished Stone Mill has an inviting outdoor terrace for ceremonies with wonderful views of the Bronx river. The charming interior is laid out with original brick walls, wooden beams, and communal style tables and seating perfect for an intimate reception dinner.
620 Loft & Garden (30 Rockefeller Plaza)
Atmosphere: Manhattan luxury high in the sky
An exquisite rooftop garden, remarkable views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and 5th Avenue, a glittering reflective pool and fountain… having all of this in one place in NYC sounds impossible. 620 Loft & Garden really does have it all, making it the ideal choice for the couple who wants a sophisticated Manhattan wedding. An open-air ceremony is followed by a reception in the stylish lofted space where you can wine, dine, and dance the night away while looking over the sparkling cityscape.
Wave Hill (675 W 252 St)
Atmosphere: A great garden escape with the style and elegance of old New York
Imagine exchanging vows in a picturesque garden with scenic views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades in the background. For this reason and more, the wedding experience at Wave Hill, located in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale, The Bronx, is like no other. Receptions take place in the Armor Hall of historic Wave Hill House marked with a vault ceiling and cathedral windows. Weddings are scheduled only in the evening with no other events going on that day, ensuring the exclusivity and a full-attention staff.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (990 Washington Ave)
Atmosphere: Natural splendor in the heart of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a verdant haven that hits all the marks for a captivating outdoor wedding. You can look forward to tying the knot on an open lawn with a beautiful forest of trees in the background. For post ceremony celebrations, there are two options available. With its glass walls and soaring ceiling, the Palm House offers a breathtaking setting to create memories that last a lifetime. At once intimate and spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the Cherry Esplanade and outdoor terrace and, the Atrium encapsulates modern luxury design.
My Moon (184 N 10 St)
Atmosphere: Hidden secret garden meets casual urban cool
Off the beaten path in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, MyMoon unfolds into an unforgettable setting that blends the neighborhood’s industrial roots with modern romantic décor – think metal and wood accents and canopy string lighting. Ceremonies take place in a private back garden sprawling with verdant greenery and flowers. After cocktail hour in the courtyard, lead your guests to the Grand Hall, a stunning space featuring original brick walls and lofted ceilings. The airy, minimal interior offers endless creative possibilities for floral styling and design.
Dyker Beach Golf Course (1030 86 St)
Atmosphere: Romance and comfort amidst a serene natural backdrop
Boasting tranquil scenery and a welcoming ambiance, Dyker Beach Golf Course is a one-of-a-kind venue that immediately puts any wedding jitters to rest. A lovely gazebo and vibrant flower garden set the stage for your picture-perfect ceremony. Receptions can be held on the spacious 5,000 square-foot patio, which offers refreshing views of the golf course and accommodates tents. Or revel in your first moments of newlywed bliss in the elegant Grand Ballroom, which features grand windows and centrally planned dance floor.
Where you get married is one of the first big decisions a newly engaged couple will make together. If your vision includes being outside surrounded by gorgeous flowers and greenery, check out any of the amazing venues on this list to start planning the garden wedding of your dreams.