Top New York Gay Wedding Venues
Planning a wedding is not an easy task. You need to find caterers, decorations, flowers, and a wedding venue. In fact, choosing spots for your same-sex wedding ceremony and reception are among the most challenging aspects of planning the perfect wedding.
New York is home to a variety of fun sites and attractions, making it a top choice for weddings. You should take the time to explore the many LGBT-friendly wedding venues available to you in New York. Here are our top gay wedding venues in the state of New York.
Ramscale Studio, located in the West Village and Highline district of New York City, has awe inspiring views of Manhattan, the Hudson River, the New York Harbor, and all the iconic skyscrapers from One World Trade Center to the Empire State Building.
W Hoboken – “Love is what gives NYC it’s energy and heartbeat. We support same-sex weddings because all love deserves to be celebrated.”
A cozy cosmopolitan haven just 10 minutes from New York City—check. Historic landmarks that pepper the sidewalks—got it. An outstanding bevy of boutiques and bistros where you can indulge locally—all in a day’s work. Unparalleled panoramas of the spectacular Manhattan skyline and sprawling Hudson River—that’s what we do.
The Skylark – “All love is equal!”
Located on West 39th Street in New York City, The Skylark is the perfect setting for an urban chic wedding. The Skylark is on the thirtieth floor, with panoramic views of the Hudson River and the Empire State Building. The décor is similar to a cocktail lounge, with warm furnishings and a rooftop terrace.
21 Club – “Finding love is a special gift and cause for celebration!”
If you are looking for a hip spot for your reception or rehearsal dinner, check out 21 Club in New York City. In addition to the spacious private event rooms that can hold between 10 and 200 guests, 21 Club has a private Prohibition-era wine cellar that can hold 22 guests. Choose from a great menu featuring American cuisine and an award-winning wine list.
Smooth Sailing Celebrations – “All Who Experience Love Should Be Able to Celebrate Their Love with Marriage.”
Hold your wedding reception at sea on board a luxury yacht. Smooth Sailing Celebrations offer private yachts that sail between New York and New Jersey. You can even hold your ceremony on board the yacht. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a 3-tiered wedding cake, and open bar.
W New York – Union Square – “Love has no limit.”
W New York – Union Square is an LGBT-friendly wedding venue located at the edge of the square. Located inside the Landmark 1911 Beaux-Arts building, combines historic design with modern décor. Choose from various cuisine packages and cocktail menus to create an unforgettable event.
Tarallucci e Vino – “Because LOVE wins!”
Another NYC option is the Tarallucci e Vino. There are four event spaces with elegant furnishings. Tarallucci e Vino offers exceptional customer service to ensure you and your wedding guests have a great time. Enjoy artisanally crafted cuisine and quality Italian wine.
Palmyra Inn & Suites – “Everyone deserves to be happy! Our hotel welcomes all the love birds.”
If you are looking for a same-sex wedding venue outside of the city, look at Palmyra Inn & Suites. This charming hotel includes free shuttle service to local sites and features modern amenities. There is a total of 60 guest rooms, 2 event rooms, and a large outdoor area with a fire pit and a gorgeous view.
The Foundry LIC – “Because Love is Love and we want to celebrate it all!”
The Foundry LIC is located in the city and is housed in a 19th-century building. The building has been beautifully restored while retaining its industrial character. The interior is over 3000 square feet, with a massive indoor greenhouse, modern industrial kitchen, and enough space to accommodate a large wedding reception.
The Stone House at Clove Lakes – “At the Stone House, Staten Island, we believe that a wedding is a celebration of love and commitment.”
Located in Clove Lakes Park, the Stone House is surrounded by the gorgeous lakes, ponds, and trails of Staten Island. Enjoy an elegant wedding reception with a great view of the waterfront. You will also find a gazebo, fountains, and a lakeside patio. If you are planning an outdoor reception, the Stone House is a great option.
Entertainment Cruises – “Equality!”
Entertainment Cruises is another choice for those that want to hold their ceremony or reception on the sea. Entertainment Cruises has multiple luxury yachts with modern décor and amenities. Embark at New York harbor from Chelsea Piers or the Lincoln Harbor Marina in Weehawken, New Jersey.
Hotel Plaza Athenee – “Here at the Hotel Plaza Athenee, we support love, in every facet of all relationships, LOVE IS LOVE, and we support LOVE.”
Hotel Plaza Athenee is a fashionable location for your same-sex wedding. It is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan – just a block from Central Park. The hotel is surrounded by townhouses and brownstones, which would make great backdrops for wedding photos.
These are not your only options for gay-friendly wedding venues in New York. In addition to these great choices, you could also take a look at our complete list of New York LGBT-friendly wedding vendors – for additional venues, or look for the right caterer or photographer.