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16 Great NYC Restaurants for Your Wedding Day

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Finding a spot for a wedding where the food won't taste like a rubber chicken can be more challenging than anyone wants to admit. Thankfully, many NYC restaurants host wedding parties large and small, serving house-made pasta, inventive tapas, honest Texas barbecue, and classic French fare. Here are 16 places great to celebrate the occasion.

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1. Rainbow Room

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30 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10036
(212) 632-5000
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The Rainbow Room has always been (and probably will always be) one of the most baller spots in NYC to host a wedding. The newly refurbished space has unobstructed views of the city’s skyline and a stage ready for a band. There’s space for 270 guests with a dance floor, and 300 for those couples who prefer to keep their guests seated during the whole affair. The menu is customizable, but none of this comes cheap. Pricing starts at $400 per person. [Daniel Krieger]

2. Frankies 457

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457 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 403-0033
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For almost 10 years, the backyard at Frankies 457 has been a signature “Brooklyn” wedding destination. Bride and groom’s names are drawn artfully on a chalkboard outside, soft lights are strung across the courtyard area, and there’s a vintage stable to have dinner in. The restaurant pulls from its classic Italian options including its antipasti platters and pastas — almost what one would expect at a wedding in rural Italy. The restaurant can accommodate 40-75 diners for weddings and prices range from $3,500 to $15,000. [Pinterest]

3. Del Posto

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85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 497-8090
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The crown jewel of Mario Batali’s empire hosts lavish weddings for as few as 16 people and as many as 400 for a seated reception. The largest private room, called The Piemonte, has the look of a wine cellar, with arched ceilings and lots of candle lighting. Four and six-course wedding meals include classic antipasti and the restaurant’s handmade pastas like veal and pork angolotti and pumpkin cappeletti. Plus, pastry bad ass Brooks Headley and his team handle the cake and dessert. Small weddings start at $185 a person and larger ones can range from $230 a person to $350. Customized wine pairings can also be added for oenophile couples. [Official Site]

4. Hill Country Barbecue Market

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30 W 26th St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 255-4544
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Hill Country channels the South for big and small weddings. The entire two story restaurant can be rented out for weddings as big as 500 people, making it one of the biggest restaurant wedding venues in town. Most of the events here are kept relatively informal, with buffet style service (though sit-down service is available). The menu offers smoked brisket, ribs, and Southern sides like cornbread and baked beans. Pricing for a full buyout starts around $35,000. [Courtesy of Hill Country]

5. ICI Restaurant

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246 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 789-2778
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French farm-to-table spot Ici rents out its garden, main dining room, and parlour floor for weddings as small as 10 and as large as 110. Ceremonies are often held in the simple but sweet backyard with big trees offering some shade. The menu for weddings changes year-round based on what is in season. Prices are available upon request. [Pinterest]

6. Golden Unicorn Restaurant 麒麟金閣

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18 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
(212) 941-0911
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Dim sum favorite Golden Unicorn hosts weddings for as many as 200 people in its Chinatown banquet hall. Unlike the restaurant’s dim sum service, where diners pick what they want from roving carts, bride and grooms choose the menu in advance. For entertainment, dragon shows can be arranged. Keep in mind, business is done almost entirely in person or over the phone with Golden Unicorn, so planning requires more time than emails back and forth. Pricing is done by tables of 10 and ranges from around $500 to $700. [Official Site]

7. Freemans

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Freeman Alley
New York, NY 10002
(212) 420-0012
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Hosting a wedding in the many rooms of Freemans — which can can hold up to 140 people for a seated dinner or 200 people for a cocktail reception — is a bit like getting married in a country mansion. Meals for events are served family style here, and menus include the restaurant’s legendary artichoke dip, roasted short loin steak with mashed potatoes, and sides like macaroni and cheese. Prices range, but a seated three-course dinner is around $65 per person and a four-course meal is $95, not including beverages. There’s also the option to keep things very intimate in the 12 seat wine room. The restaurant also offers brunch menus for morning or mid-day weddings. [Courtesy of Freemans]

8. Hudson Garden Grill

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2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458
(646) 627-7711
The new Hudson Garden Grill at the New York Botanical Gardens offers brides and grooms its terrace and dining room, which seats between 50 and 60 guests. The space looks like a grand farmhouse, with the big draw of course being the killer view of the garden. The menu changes throughout the year, but it’s farm-to-table with Hudson Valley produce. The restaurant is the work of Stephen Starr's events group, so it should be able to nail a reception like this. Menu pricing for weddings here starts at $200 a person. [Courtesy of Hudson Garden Grill]

9. Locanda Verde

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377 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-3797
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Andrew Carmellini’s Italian classic Locanda Verde hosts weddings as intimate as 20 people in a private dining room and as big as 125 guests, when a party buys out the entire space. The restaurant’s seasonal Italian fare is served family style. There are also in house event planners to help couples arrange everything. The restaurant is located in The Greenwich Hotel, which makes things nice and easy for couples with lots of out of town guests. Booking the private room requires a food and beverage minimum of $2,000 to $8,000. Dinner pricing starts at $85 per guest plus beverages and fees. Buyout pricing is available upon request. [Courtesy of Noho Hospitality]

10. Little Park

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85 W Broadway
New York, NY 10007
(212) 220-4110
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The private dining room at Andrew Carmellini’s vegetable heavy hot spot Little Park can hold up to 70 people for a seated affair, but works best for parties of 55. The menu is customized, but expect plates of locally sourced vegetables like beet tartare with horseradish, rye and smoked trout roe, and mushroom carpaccio with cured egg. There are also roasted meats and fresh pastas that can be served family style or plated. Everything can easily be made vegetarian upon request. Like at Locanda Verde, there’s a hotel upstairs (in this case, the newly redone Smyth), so hosting out of town guests close by is simple. There are also in-house party planners to help with the affair. Booking the private room requires a food and beverage minimum of $3,000 to $8,000. Dinner pricing starts at $95 per guest plus beverages and fees. [Courtesy of Noho Hospitality]

11. Lafayette

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380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 533-3000
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Choose Lafayette for a very French reception. There’s space for 300+ people, but seating can also be arranged in private room for as few as 20 guests. The menus, which can include housemade charcuterie, raw seafood options, and rotisserie chicken, fit with the French ambience. Perk: The restaurant’s talented pastry chef Jennifer Yee also makes beautiful special occasion cakes. Booking the private rooms requires a food and beverage minimum of $2,000 to $8,000. Dinner pricing starts at $95 per guest plus beverages and fees. Buyout pricing is available upon request. [Courtesy of Noho Hospitality]

12. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

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29-19 24th Ave
Astoria, NY 11102
(718) 274-4925
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Astoria’s legendary Bohemian beer garden hosts low-key outdoor weddings during the summer and indoor ones for up to 160 guests in its casual beer hall when things get colder. Food from the restaurant’s Czech menu, along with catering classics like pigs in a blankets, is served buffet style, and of course, there’s lots and lots of beer. Food and drink packages start at $65 a person. [Official Site]

13. Roberta's Pizza

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261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 417-1118
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Hipster pizza destination Roberta’s rents out its backyard garden for weddings of up to 125 people (or 180 for a non-seated party). There’s a giant tent to help keep out the elements, but weddings here are best in warmer months. The restaurant serves its pizzas, salumi, cheeses, salads, and promises dishes similar to those diners find when they come to the restaurant, but little can be decided in advance since so much is seasonally dictated. The house pastry chef makes wedding cakes, but it's also okay to bring in a cake from another bakery. The restaurant doesn't share it's pricing, but one estimate puts a wedding here at $30,000. [Official Site]

14. Ginny's Supper Club

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310 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027
(212) 421-3821
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Weddings at Marcus Samuelsson's underground spot Ginny’s Supper Club channel an old school Harlem club/parlour vibe. Since the space regularly hosts live music shows, there’s a good sound system in place for couples who want to have live music during their celebration. A private room or the entire club can be rented for weddings as large as 120. The menu options range from gravlax with razor clams to soul food classics like mac and cheese and fried yardbird. Prices range between $4,000 and $25,000 depending upon the size and scale of the party. [Courtesy of Ginny's Supper Club]

15. Toro

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85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-2360
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Tapas experts Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette stick with what they do best when they host weddings in front of an ivy-covered wall at their Chelsea restaurant Toro. Pinchos and tapas like deviled eggs with conserved anchovy and guindilla peppers and dates stuffed with marcona almonds and blue cheese, wrapped in jamon serrano, can be passed or plated for sit-down affairs for up to 120 people. The duo also prepares paellas for weddings, including one that’s made with black truffles and lobster. Pricing starts at $85 to $145 per person. [Courtesy of Toro]

16. DBGB Kitchen and Bar

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299 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
(212) 933-5300
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Daniel Boulud’s semi-casual downtown spot DBGB hosts small 18-person weddings in its private dining rooms and larger ones in the bar and main dining room. A dance floor can be moved in and two long, communal tables can seat up to 200 guests. The menu for receptions is entirely customized, but the team offers oyster shucking and charcuterie stations, or burgers if that's your thing. There’s also a great wine and beer selection from the house. The private dining room can be rented for a minimum of $1,500, while a full buyout ranges from $30,000 to $50,000. [Facebook]

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1. Rainbow Room

30 Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10036
The Rainbow Room has always been (and probably will always be) one of the most baller spots in NYC to host a wedding. The newly refurbished space has unobstructed views of the city’s skyline and a stage ready for a band. There’s space for 270 guests with a dance floor, and 300 for those couples who prefer to keep their guests seated during the whole affair. The menu is customizable, but none of this comes cheap. Pricing starts at $400 per person. [Daniel Krieger]
30 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10036

2. Frankies 457

457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
For almost 10 years, the backyard at Frankies 457 has been a signature “Brooklyn” wedding destination. Bride and groom’s names are drawn artfully on a chalkboard outside, soft lights are strung across the courtyard area, and there’s a vintage stable to have dinner in. The restaurant pulls from its classic Italian options including its antipasti platters and pastas — almost what one would expect at a wedding in rural Italy. The restaurant can accommodate 40-75 diners for weddings and prices range from $3,500 to $15,000. [Pinterest]
457 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

3. Del Posto

85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
The crown jewel of Mario Batali’s empire hosts lavish weddings for as few as 16 people and as many as 400 for a seated reception. The largest private room, called The Piemonte, has the look of a wine cellar, with arched ceilings and lots of candle lighting. Four and six-course wedding meals include classic antipasti and the restaurant’s handmade pastas like veal and pork angolotti and pumpkin cappeletti. Plus, pastry bad ass Brooks Headley and his team handle the cake and dessert. Small weddings start at $185 a person and larger ones can range from $230 a person to $350. Customized wine pairings can also be added for oenophile couples. [Official Site]
85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

4. Hill Country Barbecue Market

30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010
Hill Country channels the South for big and small weddings. The entire two story restaurant can be rented out for weddings as big as 500 people, making it one of the biggest restaurant wedding venues in town. Most of the events here are kept relatively informal, with buffet style service (though sit-down service is available). The menu offers smoked brisket, ribs, and Southern sides like cornbread and baked beans. Pricing for a full buyout starts around $35,000. [Courtesy of Hill Country]
30 W 26th St
New York, NY 10010

5. ICI Restaurant

246 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
French farm-to-table spot Ici rents out its garden, main dining room, and parlour floor for weddings as small as 10 and as large as 110. Ceremonies are often held in the simple but sweet backyard with big trees offering some shade. The menu for weddings changes year-round based on what is in season. Prices are available upon request. [Pinterest]
246 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

6. Golden Unicorn Restaurant 麒麟金閣

18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Dim sum favorite Golden Unicorn hosts weddings for as many as 200 people in its Chinatown banquet hall. Unlike the restaurant’s dim sum service, where diners pick what they want from roving carts, bride and grooms choose the menu in advance. For entertainment, dragon shows can be arranged. Keep in mind, business is done almost entirely in person or over the phone with Golden Unicorn, so planning requires more time than emails back and forth. Pricing is done by tables of 10 and ranges from around $500 to $700. [Official Site]
18 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

7. Freemans

Freeman Alley, New York, NY 10002
Hosting a wedding in the many rooms of Freemans — which can can hold up to 140 people for a seated dinner or 200 people for a cocktail reception — is a bit like getting married in a country mansion. Meals for events are served family style here, and menus include the restaurant’s legendary artichoke dip, roasted short loin steak with mashed potatoes, and sides like macaroni and cheese. Prices range, but a seated three-course dinner is around $65 per person and a four-course meal is $95, not including beverages. There’s also the option to keep things very intimate in the 12 seat wine room. The restaurant also offers brunch menus for morning or mid-day weddings. [Courtesy of Freemans]
Freeman Alley
New York, NY 10002

8. Hudson Garden Grill

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
The new Hudson Garden Grill at the New York Botanical Gardens offers brides and grooms its terrace and dining room, which seats between 50 and 60 guests. The space looks like a grand farmhouse, with the big draw of course being the killer view of the garden. The menu changes throughout the year, but it’s farm-to-table with Hudson Valley produce. The restaurant is the work of Stephen Starr's events group, so it should be able to nail a reception like this. Menu pricing for weddings here starts at $200 a person. [Courtesy of Hudson Garden Grill]
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458

9. Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Andrew Carmellini’s Italian classic Locanda Verde hosts weddings as intimate as 20 people in a private dining room and as big as 125 guests, when a party buys out the entire space. The restaurant’s seasonal Italian fare is served family style. There are also in house event planners to help couples arrange everything. The restaurant is located in The Greenwich Hotel, which makes things nice and easy for couples with lots of out of town guests. Booking the private room requires a food and beverage minimum of $2,000 to $8,000. Dinner pricing starts at $85 per guest plus beverages and fees. Buyout pricing is available upon request. [Courtesy of Noho Hospitality]
377 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

10. Little Park

85 W Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Read Review |
The private dining room at Andrew Carmellini’s vegetable heavy hot spot Little Park can hold up to 70 people for a seated affair, but works best for parties of 55. The menu is customized, but expect plates of locally sourced vegetables like beet tartare with horseradish, rye and smoked trout roe, and mushroom carpaccio with cured egg. There are also roasted meats and fresh pastas that can be served family style or plated. Everything can easily be made vegetarian upon request. Like at Locanda Verde, there’s a hotel upstairs (in this case, the newly redone Smyth), so hosting out of town guests close by is simple. There are also in-house party planners to help with the affair. Booking the private room requires a food and beverage minimum of $3,000 to $8,000. Dinner pricing starts at $95 per guest plus beverages and fees. [Courtesy of Noho Hospitality]
85 W Broadway
New York, NY 10007

11. Lafayette

380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
Choose Lafayette for a very French reception. There’s space for 300+ people, but seating can also be arranged in private room for as few as 20 guests. The menus, which can include housemade charcuterie, raw seafood options, and rotisserie chicken, fit with the French ambience. Perk: The restaurant’s talented pastry chef Jennifer Yee also makes beautiful special occasion cakes. Booking the private rooms requires a food and beverage minimum of $2,000 to $8,000. Dinner pricing starts at $95 per guest plus beverages and fees. Buyout pricing is available upon request. [Courtesy of Noho Hospitality]
380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003

12. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102
Astoria’s legendary Bohemian beer garden hosts low-key outdoor weddings during the summer and indoor ones for up to 160 guests in its casual beer hall when things get colder. Food from the restaurant’s Czech menu, along with catering classics like pigs in a blankets, is served buffet style, and of course, there’s lots and lots of beer. Food and drink packages start at $65 a person. [Official Site]
29-19 24th Ave
Astoria, NY 11102

13. Roberta's Pizza

261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Read Review |
Hipster pizza destination Roberta’s rents out its backyard garden for weddings of up to 125 people (or 180 for a non-seated party). There’s a giant tent to help keep out the elements, but weddings here are best in warmer months. The restaurant serves its pizzas, salumi, cheeses, salads, and promises dishes similar to those diners find when they come to the restaurant, but little can be decided in advance since so much is seasonally dictated. The house pastry chef makes wedding cakes, but it's also okay to bring in a cake from another bakery. The restaurant doesn't share it's pricing, but one estimate puts a wedding here at $30,000. [Official Site]
261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

14. Ginny's Supper Club

310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Weddings at Marcus Samuelsson's underground spot Ginny’s Supper Club channel an old school Harlem club/parlour vibe. Since the space regularly hosts live music shows, there’s a good sound system in place for couples who want to have live music during their celebration. A private room or the entire club can be rented for weddings as large as 120. The menu options range from gravlax with razor clams to soul food classics like mac and cheese and fried yardbird. Prices range between $4,000 and $25,000 depending upon the size and scale of the party. [Courtesy of Ginny's Supper Club]
310 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027

15. Toro

85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Tapas experts Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette stick with what they do best when they host weddings in front of an ivy-covered wall at their Chelsea restaurant Toro. Pinchos and tapas like deviled eggs with conserved anchovy and guindilla peppers and dates stuffed with marcona almonds and blue cheese, wrapped in jamon serrano, can be passed or plated for sit-down affairs for up to 120 people. The duo also prepares paellas for weddings, including one that’s made with black truffles and lobster. Pricing starts at $85 to $145 per person. [Courtesy of Toro]
85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

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16. DBGB Kitchen and Bar

299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Daniel Boulud’s semi-casual downtown spot DBGB hosts small 18-person weddings in its private dining rooms and larger ones in the bar and main dining room. A dance floor can be moved in and two long, communal tables can seat up to 200 guests. The menu for receptions is entirely customized, but the team offers oyster shucking and charcuterie stations, or burgers if that's your thing. There’s also a great wine and beer selection from the house. The private dining room can be rented for a minimum of $1,500, while a full buyout ranges from $30,000 to $50,000. [Facebook]
299 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

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