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.

Same Sex Wedding Belvedere New York City - Happenings
Same Sex Wedding Belvedere Castle in New York City – Happenings™

Belvedere Castle Central Park, New York 

About the venue

Named for the Italian meaning “beautiful view,” Central Park’s Belvedere Castle offers two balconies, wonderful panoramic views that include some of Central Park’s most beautiful and famous landmarks, and much more. Whether you’re planning a ceremony in the winter, fall, spring or summer, you won’t regret having it here. Belvedere Castle is iconic and stunning.

Happenings™ is a first-of-its-kind brand that empowers same sex LGBT couples to book uniquely tailored events at the most exquisite locations. They simplify the planning process, helping you and your partner create the perfect event from inception to execution. Right now they are offering same sex couples 10% off when you mention #pridezillas at booking.

Lesbian Wedding Summit Rock New York City | Happenings™
Lesbian Same Sex Wedding Summit Rock New York City | Happenings™

Summit Rock is the highest natural elevation in Central Park. Located at Central Park West, Summit Rock is where you can view the city below and even catch a glimpse of New Jersey on the Rock’s western side. Summit Rock is an ideal location for ceremonies.

Happenings™ is a first-of-its-kind brand that empowers same sex LGBT couples to book uniquely tailored events at the most exquisite locations. They simplify the planning process, helping you and your partner create the perfect event from inception to execution. Right now they are offering same sex couples 10% off when you mention #pridezillas at booking.

Same Sex Wedding Wagner Cove New York City | Happenings™
Same Sex Wedding Wagner Cove New York City | Happenings™

Wagner Cove is one of Central Park’s hidden oases. Tucked away in a shady corner of the Lake, the Cove features a small rustic wood shelter. Nestled in the woods with panoramic views of New York City’s skyline, Wagner Cove is a wonderful event location for quaint ceremonies.

Let Happenings handle the planning for you and your partners. Happenings™ is a first-of-its-kind brand that empowers same sex LGBT couples to book uniquely tailored events at the most exquisite locations. They simplify the planning process, helping you and your partner create the perfect event from inception to execution. Right now they are offering same sex couples 10% off when you mention #pridezillas at booking.

Conservatory Gardens Same Sex Wedding New York City
Conservatory Gardens Same Sex Wedding New York City

Conservatory Gardens New York City 

To the south is the very intimate English-style garden. There are five mixed borders of trees, shrubs and perennial plants, and five seasonal beds featuring spring bulbs that are followed by annual flower displays. A slope of woodland plants lines the western edge of this garden. At the center is sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh’s lovely Frances Hodgeson Burnett Memorial Fountain, a tribute to the author of the children’s book, The Secret Garden. The children — a girl and a boy, said to depict Mary and Dickon, the main characters from the classic — stand at one end of a small water lily pool.

Ramscale | New York City | LGBT Wedding Venue
Ramscale | New York City | LGBT Wedding Venue

Ramscale – 463 West Street, New York, NY 10014

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.

Same Sex Wedding Bethesda Fountain New York City | Happenings™
Same Sex Wedding Bethesda Fountain New York City | Happenings™

Bethesda Fountain, Central Park New York City 

Rising from Bethesda Terrace is Bethesda Fountain, with the famous Angel of the Waters statue atop. Plan an event here and under Minton Tile Ceiling at Bethesda Terrace. This location is wonderful for an iconic ceremony. Happenings™ is a first-of-its-kind brand that empowers same sex LGBT couples to book uniquely tailored events at the most exquisite locations. They simplify the planning process, helping you and your partner create the perfect event from inception to execution. Right now they are offering same sex couples 10% off when you mention #pridezillas at booking.

W Hoboken NJ Gay And Lesbian Wedding Venue New York City
W Hoboken | NJ Gay And Lesbian Wedding Venue | New York City

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.

Lesbian Wedding Turtle Pond New York City
Lesbian Wedding Turtle Pond New York City | Happenings™

Like all of the other water bodies in Central Park, Turtle Pond is man-made, filled with New York City drinking water. It is the home to five species of turtles who live in the Pond year round. It is said that many of these turtles started out as pets in city apartments, but eventually outgrew their urban accommodations, and were brought to the Park by their former owners. The most common species in Turtle Pond is the Red-Eared Slider, which you can identify by the small red spots around their ears. They love basking in the sun on flat logs or rocks, which makes the base of Vista Rock the perfect spot for their sun bathing activities. When the sliders are provoked, they quickly slide back into the cool waters of the Pond. Turtle Pond has the distinction of being the most recent water body added to the Park’s design.

 

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.

New York City Gay Friendly Wedding Venue | '21' Club

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.

Cop Cot Lesbian Wedding New York City
Cop Cot Lesbian Wedding New York City

Cop Cot New York City Central Park 

Cop Cot, which may mean “little cottage on the crest of the hill” in Scottish is Central Park’s largest wooden rustic structure. The shelter is perched atop a large outcrop. Cop Cot is unbelievably romantic- a perfect location for a ceremony.

 

New York City Gay Friendly Wedding Venue | Smooth Sailing Celebrations

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.

New York City Gay Wedding Venue | W NEW YORK - UNION SQUARE

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.

New York City Gay Wedding Venue | Tarallucci e Vino

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 NY Gay Wedding Venue | Palmyra Inn & Suites

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

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.

New York Gay Friendly Wedding Venue | The Stone House at Clove Lakes

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.

New York City Gay Friendly Weddings | Entertainment Cruises

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.

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