Been dreaming of having a rooftop wedding with stunning views? In a city like New York, there are a lot of choices. Take a look at our top 11 picks for rooftop wedding venues in NYC.
Deciding where to host your wedding can be a huge decision for any couple, perhaps one of the most important in the wedding planning process. Once you have agreed on some of the specifics, such as the wedding size, and the type of venue you prefer, the real fun can begin. If you live in New York City, anyone will tell you that it's one of the best places on earth. With so much to do and so many choices when it comes to food, venues, and views, planning your wedding in the Big Apple can get a little overwhelming.
No matter the season, a NYC rooftop will never disappoint, and, if you’re looking to host your wedding at a rooftop venue, the city has no shortage of them. From exquisite views, fabulous food, and providing an atmosphere that people will be in awe of, having your wedding at one of these venues will be memorable. In your search for the perfect wedding venue, Zola has you covered. With a variety of wedding vendors just a click away, your dream NYC wedding team is here.
Photo from The Surrey Hotel's listing
If classic elegance is more the vibe you’re after, then The Surrey Hotel is for you. With several venue options including the penthouse suite, presidential suite, and rooftop garden, these spaces are perfect for couples who are seeking a more intimate wedding. Depending on the size and scale of your wedding, each of these exclusive spaces has unique offers, including a private terrace in the presidential suite, a wrap-around terrace in the meticulously decorated penthouse, and the stunning views of the rooftop garden.
Surrey also boasts incredible food options, which are catered by the Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud (and his team at Cafe Boulud). There are also a number of exclusive amenities that The Surrey Hotel is able to provide, including a dressing room/bridal suite to get ready in, event staff, valet services, and a block of room reservations for out-of-town guests.
Photo from Celestine's listing
Nestled in the exclusive Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO right under the Manhattan Bridge, Celestine is where NYC meets the best of the Mediterranean. The stunning scenery visible from this restaurant and event space, which include the city skyline and waterfront views, is quintessential NYC.
Celestine has the perfect ambiance for the waterfront wedding of your dreams. Working with the freshest, in-season ingredients, Executive Chef Garett McMahan works to create delicious menus that draw inspiration from all over the world. This same level of detail can also be found in the impeccable wine list, which highlights small coastal Mediterranean producers, as well as in their bar program. Celestine is able to host up to 80 people, and, with its dynamic views and intimate setting, it is a perfect option for your NYC wedding.
Photo from Pier Sixty's listing
From its stunning waterfront location on the Hudson River, with views of the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower, Pier Sixty represents some of the best of what Chelsea Piers has to offer. Hosting some of the most exclusive events and parties, it has become a go-to Manhattan venue for many influential people. With its highly skilled and adept management team, and with over 20,000 square feet and a capacity of up to 800 people, Pier Sixty is the go-to venue for the large wedding of your dreams.
Photo from Ramscale Penthouse's listing
Located in the iconic West Village along the Highline, the Ramscale Penthouse offers breathtaking views of the river, NYC skyline, Statue of Liberty, and lower Manhattan. Atop its outdoor terrace, you and your guests can enjoy the views all year round in the comfort of a heated tent. With a capacity of up to125 seated guests, the Ramscale Penthouse is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding where guests will be treated to the gorgeous NYC architecture in a chic and elegant atmosphere.
Photo from Penthouse 45's listing
If you’re after a venue that is more centrally located, then look no further than Penthouse 45. Located in Hell's Kitchen, just a stone's throw from the heart of NYC in Times Square, this venue offers stunning midtown views in an intimate and sleek setting. Penthouse 45 is able to accommodate up to 75 guests, thus giving you one of the most intimate and coziest wedding experiences possible.
Photo from Smooth Sailing Celebrations's listing
Nothing says luxury like a yacht, and hosting a wedding on a boat can be a gorgeous, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Smooth Sailing Celebrations, conveniently located just across the river in New Jersey, features a fleet of over 40 exquisite yachts that can cater to your specific needs and tastes. If you're an adventurous couple and are looking for a memorable and unique wedding, then a yacht tour of the Hudson might be right for you. With the capacity of up to 1,200 guests, there is a lot of room to scale up or down, depending on the size of the wedding you want. The sky's the limit with Smooth Sailing Celebrations.
Photo from Sound River Studios's listing
Located in the neighborhood of Long Island City, Sound River Studios has some of the most exquisite views of the East River and NYC skyline. This 5,500-square foot year round venue with the capacity to host up to 250 guests, is the perfect space for your dream wedding. It’s a blank canvas that can be transformed into the wedding you've always wanted in the best city in the world.
Photo from The Tribeca Rooftop's listing
Situated in a 1920s printing press building that was converted into a venue space, The Tribeca Rooftop is located in one of the most exclusive zip codes in the city that offers stunning views. With the capacity to accommodate up to 400 guests, this venue is the epitome of elegance both inside and out. Offering breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Hudson River on its 14,000-square foot rooftop, the building boasts 25-foot tall ceilings and a 15,000-square feet interior. It's the perfect space to hold a rooftop wedding that you will remember for years to come.
Photo from Hudson House's listing
Just a stone's throw across the Hudson River, the Hudson House gives guests some of the most stunning views of all of NYC, including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Verrazano Bridge. This is one space that truly gives you a full sense of what the city looks like from all directions, and with a 500-person capacity, the Hudson House will give you and your guests the wedding of your dreams.
Photo from Liberty House Restaurant's listing
If you’re after a unique wedding venue with panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Ellis Island, Lady Liberty, and Liberty Marina that rival other parts of NYC, the Library House Restaurant is for you. Located inside historic Liberty State Park, the Liberty House Restaurant offers two unique event spaces, along with its unparalleled views. The Liberty House Restaurant is a versatile space and is sure to give your guests some of the best that the Metro area has to offer.
Photo from Monarch Rooftop's listing
Situated in the heart of the Big Apple, Monarch Rooftop will give you and your guests an experience of New York City they will remember for years to come. Offering a stunning backdrop of the Empire State building and the city skyline, this space offers you breaktaking views while being able to partake in the best that NYC has to offer. Boasting 5,000 square feet of room and luxurious accommodations that other venues can’t rival, their penthouse is the stuff that dream weddings are made of.
The rooftop views in New York City rival some of the best in the world, and can offer a stunning backdrop to your big day. When it comes to planning your rooftop wedding, there are a lot of details to consider, but, ultimately, it's about finding the venue that makes the most sense for you and your partner. With Zola’s extensive database of venues and vendors, planning your dream wedding is just a click away.
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