Planning a wedding can be stressful. Anyone who's been married before can tell you, get through the diy wedding planning and you know you're meant to be. Bonus points if you can can do it with hands-on in-laws.
It starts with finding the perfect space and if you're getting hitched in New York or looking for some wedding inspiration, we're here to help.
From a former metal factory on Vinegar Hill, to a rooftop loft in Gowanus, and an old auto shop in Williamsburg, these unique spaces are full of character and will delight you and your guests. Have a look at our top alternative wedding venues in NYC.
The building dates back to 1916 and once served as a classic car restoration shop. It was transformed into a private events venue in 2013 and now provides a unique backdrop for stylish weddings. We love how this space reflects the best of old and new Brooklyn: industrial chic with a touch of modern glamour.
You’d be hard pressed to find a more magical venue for your wedding. Renovations highlight this building's industrial past; the venue's original exposed brick walls, natural light and open-beamed ceiling make a dreamy backdrop for your Brooklyn wedding.
An intimate, sophisticated, art-filled space comprised of a 1,500 sq-ft. gallery interior with white-washed brick walls, soaring 14-ft ceilings, and three skylights. Our favorite part of this space is the sense of calmness it evokes.
Located in the heart of Red Hook, this space has been converted from an old Ice Cream Packing Plant into a magical loft warehouse. What’s not to love about an outdoor courtyard with some plantscaping? We love this oasis because it’s a lovely escape from the hectic world of city life.
Perched atop the Gowanus Industrial Arts Complex - a sun-drenched, epic space for exhibits, weddings, wine tastings, and cocktail parties. We think this space is a unique gem and love how the the beams of sunlight dance across the floor over the course of the day.
For those of you that don’t want to get married in a hotel downtown. Here’s a truly jaw-dropping space in East Williamsburg for your special day. Fun fact: Holyrad Studio is named after it’s owner, the spectacular Daryl Oh - it’s her name spelled backwards!
Part cafe part event space, this combo is perfect for a more casual wedding. Stonefruit Espresso is a sun-soaked farm-to-table conscious cafe seasonal produce. In the back, you’ll find the friendly folks at The Pow Wow - a coworking space, with capabilities to be an office space, an art gallery, a dance floor, and wedding venue.
Looking for a super unusual wedding venue? Look no further. Hand & Detail was once an auto shop and then a car wash. Today, it's an event space with 18,000 sq ft inside and out. We love this space for the open air right in the middle of Williamsburg.
The renovations to this former metal factory highlight the building's industrial past, accentuating the original brick walls, large wooden doors and magnificent high ceiling with a skylight.
We love discovering new spaces all over the city and are excited to share this list with you. We’re always ready to tell our community about new spaces and NYC wedding venues for them to tie the knot - did we miss any of your favorite spots? We’d love to hear from you about your favorite places! Drop us a line or shoot us a note on twitter @thisopenspace.