There's nothing like a skyline view in the Big Apple. Period. So, if you're as enamored as we are with the light, bright views of NYC, then these are some sure-to-love spots you'll want to check out when location scouting for your New York wedding.
Midtown Loft and Terrace
Midtown Loft and Terrace offers two classic New York event spaces with gorgeous city views atop a doorman building on Fifth Avenue. Many couples choose to marry atop the 3,400 square foot landscaped terrace with views of the Empire State Building, then host up to 220 guests at the 5,000 square foot loft with polished wood floors and windows that showcase the skyline. The space is known for its in-house ability to manage all aspects of your event — from catering, floral and decor — with ease and care.
620 Loft and Garden
620 Loft and Garden is an extraordinary rooftop venue that features stunning views of Fifth Avenue and the pinnacles of St. Patrick's Cathedral from a manicured historic garden, complete with a reflective pool and fountain. The outdoor space can be tented to preserve the beautiful views in inclement weather, but couples can also choose to transform its indoor loft, which hosts up to 120 seated guests and captures gorgeous natural light with floor to ceiling windows overlooking New York landmarks like the Prometheus statue, Rockefeller Plaza and the marquee of Radio City Music Hall.
A hidden gem in downtown Manhattan, Elevated Acre is a lush meadow on — you guessed it — an acre expanse on a Financial District rooftop, surrounded by skyscrapers 40 feet above the Hudson, no less. Guests climb an almost unnoticed escalator on Water Street to reach this garden oasis of tiered honey locust trees and ornamental plants dotting the lawn. A 50-foot modern light sculpture juts from the lawn, which adds a slight downtown edge to the waterfront scene. Elevated Acre can accommodate up to 800 for a ceremony and 600 for a tented reception. However, couples often choose to wed here and move to the nearby India House for an indoor reception.
Tribeca Rooftop's striking 15,000-square-foot industrial penthouse remains a fixture in the New York wedding world for its striking views of the city, including the Hudson River, Empire State Building as well as its trendy Tribeca neighborhood. Ceremonies can take place atop one of the largest event rooftops in Manhattan. When it's time for the reception, guests can sip cocktails on the lighted mezzanine, or literally dance beneath the stars. Tribeca Rooftop boasts a beautiful glass top ceiling that lets in tons of natural light, giving guests a gorgeous glimpse of the city sky. For extremely large events, couples can also book their sister space, Three Sixty, on the floor below, to accommodate up to 1,400 guests in total!
Gramercy Park Hotel
If you're a New York bride torn between a romantic garden wedding and a chic rooftop fête, look no further than the breathtaking terrace atop the Gramercy Park Hotel. The intimate space (complete with interior salons sprinkled with amazing 20th-century art), wraps around a rooftop with a retractable glass ceiling that can host 120 seated guests (or up to 160 for cocktails and dancing), any time of the year. The vibe is chic, private and oh-so-New-York.