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The backyard at the Musket Room in Nolita.
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10 Great NYC Restaurants for Your Wedding Day

NYC restaurants can host weddings of all sizes, some with sweeping skyline views and others hidden in alleyways

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The backyard at the Musket Room in Nolita.
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New York City restaurants make up for their lack of space for weddings with stellar menus — and sometimes panoramic views, hidden speakeasies, and even their own wines. The proverbial rubber chicken served at so many weddings? There’s no worry that happening in the list below. Couples can host their celebrations, large and small, with dishes that range from handmade pastas and inventive tapas to Michelin-caliber tasting menus and Chinese dim sum. These 10 restaurants are worthy for any number of celebrations.

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1. Hudson Garden Grill

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2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458
(646) 627-7711

The 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.

A dining room with empty tables with checkered table clothes and chandeliers.
The dining room at Hudson Garden Grill.
Hudson Garden Grill

2. 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-meets-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 275.

A dining room with set tables and chairs.
Ginny’s Supper Club is located beneath Red Rooster.
Ginny’s Supper Club

3. 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.

4. 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 stunning (and pricey) spots in NYC to host a wedding. The iconic space has unobstructed views of the city’s skyline and a stage ready for a band. For a seated dinner with use of the dance floor, the room has capacity for 250 guests, 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.

5. 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 about 300 people, but seating can also be arranged in a private room for as few as 20 guests. The menus — which can include charcuterie, raw seafood options, and rotisserie chicken — fit with the elegant French ambience. For the wine cave, a wedding requires a food-and-beverage minimum of $10,000 with dinner starting at $115 per person before any beverages or fees, according to the restaurant’s director of events.

6. The Musket Room

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265 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-0764
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This Michelin-starred restaurant has flown under the radar in recent years, but its new chef Mary Attea has finally garnered some acclaimed recognition in recent months. The globally inspired savory menu items by Attea and desserts by executive pastry chef Camari Mick make for an elegant fair. The intimate backyard makes for a small wedding in the middle of downtown Manhattan that feels like an oasis from city life.

An outdoor seating with restaurant tables, some with white tableclothes.
The backyard at the Musket Room.
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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. 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.

A dining room with a long wooden table and plate settings.
One of the many dining rooms at Freemans.
Freemans

8. 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 60 people in a private dining room and bigger parties with 100 guests or more, when a party buys out the entire space. The restaurant’s seasonal Italian fare is served family style. There are also event planners to help couples arrange everything. The restaurant is located in the Greenwich Hotel, which makes things nice and easy for weddings with lots of out-of-town guests.

A table with white flowers, white wedding cake, and greenery next to a fireplace with candles.
A wedding setup at Locanda Verde.
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9. Golden Unicorn

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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, couples choose the menu in advance. For entertainment, dragon shows can be arranged. A restaurant manager will work with customers to personalize menus.

A Chinese banquet hall with round tables with guests seated and roving dim sum carts.
Golden Unicorn during a dim sum service.
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10. Frankies 457

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457 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 403-0033
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For more han a decade, the backyard at Frankies 457 has been a signature Brooklyn wedding destination. 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 up to 40 people for a family-style dinner and about 10 more for a buffet setup.

A brick-lined dining room with a window to the right.
The dining room at Frankies 457 in Carroll Gardens.
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1. Hudson Garden Grill

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
A dining room with empty tables with checkered table clothes and chandeliers.
The dining room at Hudson Garden Grill.
Hudson Garden Grill

The 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.

2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458

2. Ginny's Supper Club

310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
A dining room with set tables and chairs.
Ginny’s Supper Club is located beneath Red Rooster.
Ginny’s Supper Club

Weddings at Marcus Samuelsson's underground spot Ginny’s Supper Club channel an old school Harlem club-meets-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 275.

310 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027

3. 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.

29-19 24th Ave
Astoria, NY 11102

4. Rainbow Room

30 Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10036

The Rainbow Room has always been (and probably will always be) one of the most stunning (and pricey) spots in NYC to host a wedding. The iconic space has unobstructed views of the city’s skyline and a stage ready for a band. For a seated dinner with use of the dance floor, the room has capacity for 250 guests, 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.

30 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10036

5. Lafayette

380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

Choose Lafayette for a very French reception. There’s space for about 300 people, but seating can also be arranged in a private room for as few as 20 guests. The menus — which can include charcuterie, raw seafood options, and rotisserie chicken — fit with the elegant French ambience. For the wine cave, a wedding requires a food-and-beverage minimum of $10,000 with dinner starting at $115 per person before any beverages or fees, according to the restaurant’s director of events.

380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003

6. The Musket Room

265 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
An outdoor seating with restaurant tables, some with white tableclothes.
The backyard at the Musket Room.
Jason Greenspan

This Michelin-starred restaurant has flown under the radar in recent years, but its new chef Mary Attea has finally garnered some acclaimed recognition in recent months. The globally inspired savory menu items by Attea and desserts by executive pastry chef Camari Mick make for an elegant fair. The intimate backyard makes for a small wedding in the middle of downtown Manhattan that feels like an oasis from city life.

265 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012

7. Freemans

Freeman Alley, New York, NY 10002
A dining room with a long wooden table and plate settings.
One of the many dining rooms at Freemans.
Freemans

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. 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.

Freeman Alley
New York, NY 10002

8. Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
A table with white flowers, white wedding cake, and greenery next to a fireplace with candles.
A wedding setup at Locanda Verde.
Noho Hospitality

Andrew Carmellini’s Italian classic Locanda Verde hosts weddings as intimate as 60 people in a private dining room and bigger parties with 100 guests or more, when a party buys out the entire space. The restaurant’s seasonal Italian fare is served family style. There are also event planners to help couples arrange everything. The restaurant is located in the Greenwich Hotel, which makes things nice and easy for weddings with lots of out-of-town guests.

377 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

9. Golden Unicorn

18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
A Chinese banquet hall with round tables with guests seated and roving dim sum carts.
Golden Unicorn during a dim sum service.
Robert Sietsema/Eater NY

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, couples choose the menu in advance. For entertainment, dragon shows can be arranged. A restaurant manager will work with customers to personalize menus.

18 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

10. Frankies 457

457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
A brick-lined dining room with a window to the right.
The dining room at Frankies 457 in Carroll Gardens.
Daniel Krieger/Eater NY

For more han a decade, the backyard at Frankies 457 has been a signature Brooklyn wedding destination. 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 up to 40 people for a family-style dinner and about 10 more for a buffet setup.

457 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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