BRIDES New York: The Best New York City Ballroom Venues for a Black-Tie Wedding

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These ritzy ballroom venues are the perfect match for a bride that dreams of an opulent black-tie wedding. With just the right mix of elegance and big city glamour, they provide the perfect location for your big day.

The Plaza Hotel (Above)
Located on the southeast corner of Central Park, this iconic New York hotel offers two luxurious event spaces for your big day. No matter which space you choose (or if you select one for the ceremony and one for the reception), you can be sure that your wedding will be the only one hosted by the Plaza that evening. Read real brides' reviews here!

NYC St. Regis Hotel Formal Wedding

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The St. Regis New York
This glamorous uptown hotel boasts recent renovations of their guest rooms and rooftop event space, which served as the backdrop for Blair and Louis' wedding in Gossip Girl. For smaller receptions, they have their penthouse space, which can also be used. In addition, they are the only hotel in the world that offers an in-house Bentley car service for you and your guests staying in the hotel to ride in style! Read real brides' reviews here!

NYC Formal Wedding Ritz Carlton

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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
With over 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor wedding venue space, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park is the ideal luxury downtown wedding location. Their Rise event space offers iconic views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, which provide the ultimate city backdrop for your big day. Read real brides' reviews here!

NYC Formal Wedding Venue Pierre Hotel

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The Pierre Hotel
Having trouble cutting your guest list? The Pierre offers six unique event spaces that can accommodate up to 500 guests for an on-site ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner reception. The stunning décor features everything from breathtaking views of central park to hand-painted murals of Versailles. Read real brides' reviews here!

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The JW Marriott Essex House New York
This iconic Central Park hotel is perfect for the bride seeking a quintessential NYC affair. Dance the night away amongst hand-painted murals and a sparkling crystal chandelier with up to 350 guests in the grand ballroom. Read real brides' reviews here!

NYC Formal Wedding Venue Black Tie

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The Mandarin Oriental
With amazing floor-to-ceiling window views of Central Park and Columbus Circle, the ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental offers an impressive 6,000 square feet of space to accommodate a large volume of guests in a contemporary space. As an added bonus, Mandarin Oriental brides receive a complimentary suite to both get ready in before the ceremony and spend their wedding night! Read real brides' reviews here!

Want to see more New York City wedding venues? Check out our NYC Venues page to find the perfect spot to say "I do!"

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