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  • Writer's pictureLee Ramsay

Top 10 Most Intimate and Adaptable Wedding Venues in New York City

Despite its size, New York City has some of the most intimate, unique, and iconic venues to host a wedding or celebration. Below are some of our favorite venues that you can make your own for a mid-sized but intimate wedding.

The Hotel Chelsea

1. The Loeb Boathouse Central Park

This iconic venue offers stunning views of Central Park and the city skyline, making it a perfect choice for an intimate indoor or outdoor wedding. The venue can accommodate up to 120 guests, but 80 guests would be comfortable.

2. The River Café

This waterfront venue offers beautiful views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated dinner.

3. The Glasshouse Chelsea

This unique venue features floor-to-ceiling windows and can easily be adapted to your personal style and wedding size. It can accommodate small groups or groups up to 200.

4. The Hotel Chelsea

This newly renovated hotel and event space is perfect for the couple who wants an ‘Old New York’ feel in a historical building. Their main event space can accommodate 100 guests for a seated dinner.

5. Celestine

A Brooklyn waterfront view, fantastic Mediterranean food, and a gorgeous modern aesthetic make this restaurant a lovely venue for an intimate wedding or event.

6. The Green Building

We love this historic Brooklyn venue for its brick walls, high ceilings, and beautiful natural light. It can accommodate up to 160 guests.

7. The Boathouse in Prospect Park

This charming venue is located in Brooklyn's Prospect Park and offers beautiful views of the lake. It can accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated dinner.

8. The PUBLIC Hotel

We love this modern and sexy Lower East Side hotel for its ‘secret’ event spaces – despite being a popular nightlife spot, their event spaces offer a refuge from the crowds. Combine multiple event spaces to make for a fun-flowing-event.

9. Manhatta

Take your wedding to new luxurious heights in this restaurant 60-stories in the air. Service and food are the best in the city, and renting out a private room in this restaurant gives you an intimate feel.

10. The Astor House

This historic townhome, managed by the New York Junior League nonprofit is available for rental. Classic but maximalist-designed spaces are perfect for an intimate Upper East Side wedding.

These are some of our go-to intimate wedding venues in New York City, each one offers something unique and special. It's important to consider what kind of atmosphere and view you are looking for, as well as the number of guests you plan to invite. It's also important to visit the venues in person before making a final decision, to ensure that it is the perfect fit for your special day. Consider asking a professional planner to join you on site visits – a seasoned planner will know how to use each individual space, and how it might best serve your guests.

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