Affordable and Quirky | Brooklyn Art Library - 28 Frost St., Williamsburg - For bibliophile brides and grooms looking for something to represent their personalities, try the Brooklyn Art Library. Home to the largest collection of handmade sketchbooks in the world, at 35,000 books, the library is a quirky space. “We’re a 12,000 sq. ft. industrial loft, and it’s a really nice combination of the warmth and personality of the sketchbooks and the hip, modern vibe of the space itself,” said Assistant Director Marissa Passi. In Williamsburg for seven years, the venue’s staff considers themselves as a community space. In fact, their seriously affordable plans work with nearly any budget. The average wedding cost at Brooklyn Art Library for a Saturday night is $700 for 100 guests. Of course, pricing depends on many things, but no matter what the package, the Brooklyn Art Library is certainly affordable.
Chic | The William Vale - 111 North 12th St., Williamsburg - This venue provides stunning panoramic views in a modern, chic setting. The William Vale offers beautifully appointed venues throughout the property ranging in style across the grand ballroom, garden terrace and 23rd-floor rooftop deck. One of the most jaw-dropping aspects to the venue is the breathtaking indoor-outdoor cocktail bar, Westlight. Featuring an expansive indoor lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows and wraparound balcony, Westlight is ideal for wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions. The venue is also a hotel that features guestrooms and suites. It’s a perfect option for brides and grooms who have plenty of out-of-town friends and family coming in.
Modern | Museum of the Moving Image - 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria - Do you love films? Did you know that you could have a wedding where you can express your love for one another and cinematography all at once? The venue’s 267-seat theater is ideal for ceremonies and you can always ask about screenings. Galleries remain open for guests to enjoy this interactive, one-of-a-kind museum. The Museum of the Moving Image is modern architectural gem for weddings. The venue’s impeccable clean, white spaces offer flexible options for dining and dancing.
Eclectic | MyMoon Restaurant + Venue - 184 N 10th Street, Williamsburg - If you’re looking for a venue with so much personality that additional decorations aren’t necessary, MyMoon is the place for you. The fantastical venue, located about 30 minutes away from both JFK Airport and LaGuardia airport, boasts a beautiful raised outdoor space that works for a bohemian, romantic wedding. Greenery, string lights, a lounge area and unique art pieces set the scene. MyMoon’s main room is a converted boiler room and features original 19th century exposed brick as well as 25-foot lofted ceilings. The venue’s upscale in-house restaurant will also provide a fresh, Spanish-style dinner.
Stunning views | Terrace on the Park - 52 -11 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Park - That “T”-shaped building found in Flushing Meadows Corona Park happens to be one of the sought after wedding venues in the city. Your wedding celebration will feel like you’re partying in the sky. Immediately surrounded by trees, your guests will also be able to spot famous Queens attractions like the Unisphere, the Queens Museum and Citi Field. Essentially, the venue works best for couples who are proud to be living in Queens. In warmer months, couples could even have their ceremony on the rooftop.
Vineyard Feel | Brooklyn Winery - 213 N 8th St., Williamsburg - Wine lovers, rejoice! Brooklyn Winery is a trendy space that features a fully functioning winery as your backdrop. Surrounded by subtle greenery, hand-selected vintage adornments and reclaimed wood, the space is urban, chic and cozy. Weddings with themes involving rich purples, pinks, reds or oranges will surely pop. Of course, you and your guests will be sipping on wine made on the premises all night long.
Mediterranean | Victory Garden Cafe - 21-69 Steinway St., Astoria - With a gorgeous facade like a movie set, photographs would look stunning at the Victory Garden Cafe. There is an outdoor garden and a year round indoor garden that is perfect for a reception. “With twinkling lights, classic marble and stonework and tasteful decor, you’ll feel you’ve been transported to a fairy grotto on a Greek island as the water in the rock foundation trickles behind you,” venue representatives said. This cool and quiet garden venue happens to be attached to a well-loved cafe and sweet shop. The Victory Garden Cafe is certainly a little taste of Greece, especially with available classic Greek desserts such as kataifi and ravani.
Intimate | Sunday in Brooklyn - 348 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg - Sunday in Brooklyn is quite charming. The space brings the farmhouse style to Brooklyn with hardwood floors, brick fireplaces and exposed beams. Food is what many flock to the venue for. The menu features fresh, contemporary gourmet food and creative pairings. Sunday in Brooklyn is primarily a restaurant and bar. One of the best parts about the space is how accommodating it is. You can have as little as nine guests in total or go up to 200 guests.
Traditional | Antuns - 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village - Antun’s is a traditional staple. Choose from a series of beautifully decorated banquet rooms, such as the Venetian Room with fresh green decor and polished light wood floors, or go the outdoor route with the secluded Montauk Liberty Gardens. The venue can hold up to 800 guests for a wedding. Famous folks who have used the space for events include the Kennedy family and former President Bill Clinton, so you can always brag about that.
Garden Atmosphere | Queens Botanical Garden - 43-50 Main Street, Flushing - If you’re obsessed with gardens, why not get married in one? The Queens Botanical Garden was originally planted for the 1939 World’s Fair and it features 18 acres of stunning blooms, landscapes and art. The Wedding Garden is a mix of Victorian with Eastern and Western garden motifs. There are wooden bridges and an intimate vintage gazebo. There are also photography opportunities galore with locations such as the Rose Garden, Woodland Garden, Four Seasons Garden and Fragrance Walk.