Choosing a wedding venue is one of the most important — albeit stressful — aspects of the wedding planning process. If narrowing down your choices seems overwhelming, consider a rooftop wedding venue, which checks off all the boxes for a beautiful wedding day celebration. (After all, the sky’s the limit, right?)
Fortunately, there’s a romantic rooftop wedding venue for every budget and style, and there are dozens of options to choose from all across the country. The best part? Many of the best rooftop wedding venues offer a mix of indoor and outdoor space, which means you and your guests can bask in the beautiful views any time of year.
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From sleek industrial-inspired spaces with skyline views to oceanfront oases, we rounded up our favorite rooftop wedding venues in America below.
Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in New York
The New York City views from Tribeca Rooftop are sure to leave you and all of your guests awestruck. This 12th-floor venue, which can accommodate 325 seated guests or 720 standing guests, is housed in a former printing press that dates back to the 1920s. Highlights include a glass-enclosed atrium, a 14,000-square-foot rooftop terrace, and 15,000 square feet of interior space. For an even more modern vibe, check out Tribeca 360° on the 11th floor, which can hold a maximum of 450 guests seated or 720 guests standing. Here, you’ll find 17,000 square feet of loft-like interior space and 2,500 square feet of rooftop space.
Ultimate Skybox at DiamondView Tower in California
Located atop DiamondView Tower in downtown San Diego, this one-of-a-kind wedding venue — which holds up to 200 people — will have you feeling like you’re dancing in the clouds. Ultimate Skybox at DiamondView Tower features 4,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a wrap-around terrace and an oversized outdoor fireplace to keep guests warm. The natural light-filled interiors are just as spectacular with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sky-high ceilings.
The ROOF at Ponce City Market in Georgia
The Roof at Ponce City Market is situated on top of Atlanta’s bustling Ponce City Market, which means you can expect sweeping city views from all angles. The 10,000-square-foot rooftop terrace can host up to 250 people and is equipped with a permanent tent should you have to relocate due to rain or wind. Skyline Park is another excellent option, especially if you’re hosting a larger affair. The space spans over 20,000 square feet and can accommodate 550 people.
Morgan’s on Fulton in Illinois
This Chicago rooftop venue is best known for its hip Fulton Market location, modern design elements, and, of course, the fully retractable, glass-enclosed rooftop, which is especially ideal for cold-weather weddings. The dynamic space, known as the Penthouse, features a 6,000 square foot roof deck, lush greenery, private cabanas, and, of course, stunning skyline views. The Penthouse can comfortably hold 160 seated guests and has a maximum capacity of 250 standing.
Top of the Town in Virginia
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of some of Washington, D.C.’s most famous attractions at Top of the Town in Arlington. The elegantly appointed space, which can hold up to 180 guests, offers floor-to-ceiling windows, dazzling chandeliers, and a gorgeous wood-paneled dance floor. Consider hosting your ceremony or cocktail hour out on the terrace before moving the party inside.
The Penthaus in Ohio
The Penthaus is located in Cincinnati's eclectic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. It’s housed in a 20th-century-era former bakery. The expansive indoor space offers high ceilings and large windows, while the rooftop patio offers a plush lounge area plus panoramic views of the Cincinnati skyline. The venue can hold up to 125 guests indoors and an additional 80 guests on the rooftop.
Indigo Room & Rooftop at Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes Resort in South Carolina
Who said beautiful rooftop venues were only found in major cities? Enjoy breathtaking oceanfront views as you say "I do" at Indigo Room & Rooftop, which is part of Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The 3,000-square-foot rooftop ballroom and 6,000-foot outdoor terrace can accommodate up to 200 people. The sun-drenched space also offers a partially covered veranda and open-air terrace for optimal sunset viewing.
High Crest and Rooftop Terrace at Wave Resort in New Jersey
High Crest is located atop The Wave Resort, a luxury beachfront property in Long Branch, New Jersey. The ocean-facing High Crest ballroom, which boasts more than 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, is large enough to hold up to 200 guests. If you’re having a slightly smaller summer affair, consider renting out the 150-person rooftop terrace, which offers the same serene views and over 2,000 square feet of outdoor space.
Observation Deck at Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans in Louisiana
The Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans’ observation deck will wow all of your guests with its dazzling views of The Big Easy and the Mississippi River. The rooftop venue spans two stories (the 33rd and 34th floors, respectively), offering a total of 3,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Since the observation deck only holds up to 100 of your nearest and dearest, it’s especially ideal for smaller soirées.
Rosewater Rooftop & The Garden at Rosewater at The Ray Hotel in Florida
The recently opened Ray Hotel in Delray Beach is home to the sprawling Rosewater Rooftop. Between the pool deck, outdoor dining area, and enclosed restaurant, the venue spans more than 23,000 square feet (maximum of 120 guests). Expect plenty of plush seating, sleek wooden accents, beautiful flora, and vibrant pops of color. For a more intimate ambiance or low-key elopement, consider reserving the 50-person Garden at Rosewater, which offers a serene, secluded atmosphere surrounded by lots of greenery — plus sweeping views of the surrounding city.