The 11 Best Wedding Locations in New York!

With its lush forests, farmlands, and historic estates, New York is one of the most beautiful places for a wedding celebration. Whether you’re looking to spend the big day in a chateau from the Gilded Ages or botanical garden in Brooklyn, we have it all. Here are the 11 best wedding locations in the state!

1. Gilbertsville Farmhouse, South New Berlin, NY

Gibertsville Farmhouse offers the unique option of hosting an entire weekend wedding getaway complete with a glamping ground, barns bedecked with crystal chandeliers, and a 100-year-old farmhouse. This luxury wedding venue provides a complete package that truly allows you and your wedding party the chance to relax in comfort and style while ultimately celebrating the marrying couple. The beauty of the venue also allows for amazing wedding photos to be taken inside the luxury tents, while lounging on a hammock, outdoors during the ceremony, and more.

2. The Foundry, Queens, NY

If you’ve always dreamt of a fairytale wedding, yet are wishing for something with a twist, the Foundry definitely provides a magnificent, memorable backdrop. This elegant, unique wedding venue is located inside a 19th-century brick industrial building that has been restored, complete with red brick walls, exposed beams, and skylights showing off the deep blues of the night sky. In addition to the indoor venue, The Foundry has an outdoor courtyard and rooftop terrace that provides views of Manhattan.

3. The State Room, Albany, NY

The State Room is an ideal venue for couples seeking a gorgeous wedding venue that takes care of everything for them. The historic building constructed in 1901 features eye-catching architecture that makes for impressive wedding photos. Wedding packages here feature a champagne greeting, centerpieces, wedding cake, hotel accommodations for the couple, open bar, and more. And, everything runs smoothly with the help of your wedding planner. Custom wedding packages can also be crafted to ensure that your wedding day matches that of your dreams.

4. Le Chateau, South Salem, NY

Le Chateau was once a privately owned mansion built in the Gilded Age that has now been transformed into an exclusive wedding venue complete with crystal chandeliers and immaculate views. When you opt to hold your wedding at Le Chateau, your party get the entire run of the 25-acre estate, ensuring your complete privacy and comfort. The wedding package at Le Chateau includes an event coordinator, bridal attendant, bridal suite, appetizers, four-course dinner, and numerous other elegant features.

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5. Shaker Heritage Society, Albany, NY

A historic Shaker barn from 1915 that is located within the Shaker Heritage Society is available to host wedding parties. The wooden interior and exposed beams in the Shaker barn can really be glammed up with lights, chandeliers, and draped curtains to create a dream-like wedding venue large enough to seat 230 guests comfortably. The wedding party also has access to the rest of the grounds for photographs. Do note that the venue is only open seasonally from May to October.

6. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York, NY

Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers two spaces to host a wedding: the Palm House and the Atrium, both offering access to the gardens. Able to seat up to 275 people, the Palm House is the larger of the two venues and features an entirely glass structure that is magnificent by day and by night. Hosting your wedding in the Palm House also allows visitors to view the Lily Pool Terrace.

7. Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm, Cambridge, NY

This historic wedding venue combines elegance and a rustic atmosphere in the beautiful barn from the 1800s. The complete wooden interior makes a beautiful backdrop for whatever décor you desire, while still leaving space for a dance floor. This premier wedding venue can seat up to 250 guests and is located on a large farm property, affording pristine views.

8. Whitby Castle by Lessing’s, Rye, NY

The historic Whitby Castle is located on Long Island Sound, which acts as a breathtaking backdrop for a wedding to remember. The castle itself will transport the couple and guests to England, with its stone edifice and the light-filled ballroom continues that romantic ambiance. The venue can seat 250 guests.

9. SKY Armory, Syracuse, NY

Work with the wedding team at SKY Armory to describe your perfect wedding, and they’ll work tirelessly to make it come true. The space available includes three industrial-style loft ballrooms that have space to seat anywhere from 50 to 400 people and these rooms can be customized to your wedding theme using the furniture, linens, and lighting provided by SKY Armory. Four different wedding packages are available at a variety of price points.

10. Illagio, New York, NY

After you’ve said “Yes,” your next step is to select a date to hold your wedding at Illagio, a premier venue in New York City. The venue offers a variety of different rooms suitable for different wedding sizes and all ballrooms, hallways, and grand staircases feature distinctive Art Deco details. The owners have been creating wedding magic for couples since 1987.

11. The Inn at Erlowest, Lake George, NY

How about a magical wedding backdropped by the awe-inspiring Lake George? The Inn at Erlowest is like a fairytale. A stunning stone castle, an outdoor fireplace, jacuzzi tubs, and an air of romance. The Inn at Erlowest is a dream wedding destination. 

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