It may come as no surprise that New York City is one of the priciest place in the country to have a wedding. The average wedding spend in NYC is multiples of what it is in some other locales. But just because there can be a high premium on weddings in NYC, doesn't mean you have to break the bank to have a fairytale New York wedding. It also doesn't mean your wedding needs to feel "cheap" or "budget." If you know where to look, you can find unique hidden gems that are actually quite affordable without sacrificing style or elegance. An affordable Manhattan wedding venue? Yes, you heard right. From traditional wedding venues to museums, lofts, and more, the New York City area has some of the best wedding venues in the world. If you’re looking for a unique and affordable NYC wedding venue, simply post your request on Revelr to hear back within minutes from the perfect space for your needs. Below are 12 of the best NYC affordable wedding venues:
3 West Club: A hidden gem right next to Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, 3 West Club offers six different spaces for an unforgettable wedding. Of particular note are the Solarium, which has stunning views of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the two Ballrooms, which can fit up to 250 people each.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts: The Bronx Museum of the Arts' spacious facilities and unique architectural presence on the Bronx's Grand Concourse make it an ideal backdrop for wedding and other special occasions.
Home Studios: With 16 windows east and south-facing windows on two corners and a massive exposed brick wall on another, Home Studios bi-level event space is great for intimate wedding celebrations.
The Foundry: Located in Long Island City, Queens, The Foundry is a 19th century building that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. The Foundry interior boasts 3,000+ square feet of raw space, and the venue has a lush outdoor courtyard, rooftop terrace with views of the Manhattan skyline, indoor greenhouse, and fully equipped industrial kitchen.
Ramscale Studio: Located in the West Village and the High Line district of New York City, Ramscale offers awe-inspiring views of the Hudson River, the New York Harbor, and many iconic Manhattan skyscrapers, from One World Trade Center to the Empire State Building.
KAI Studio: KAI Studio is a 6,000 square foot multi-use wedding and event space in Brooklyn. The interior has been transformed with inspiration that’s South East Asia meets South Beach Miami.
Liberty Science Center: While not technically in the city, this Jersey City venue is just minutes away and can host stunning weddings for up to 650 with unbeatable skyline views.
PUNTO Space: A raw space located in the Fashion District between Penn Station and Port Authority, PUNTO Space is a perfect blank canvas for painting your ideal wedding for up 75 guests.
Lofts at Prince: The Lofts at Prince, especially the penthouse with rooftop garden, provide the perfect NYC wedding venue or space to host bridal showers and engagement parties.
Marcy North: Marcy North is a charming vintage wedding and event venue located in central Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The two-story townhouse has a unique interior with custom lighting and original art pieces.
The New York Academy of Medicine: Located in a historic Fifth Avenue building on Museum Mile and offering over 20,000 square feet of event space, The New York Academy of Medicine can host weddings ranging from 20 to 500 guests.
The Peterson House: The Peterson House is a historic West Village residential space located in right in the middle of a landmark street that some have called “the most beautiful block in New York City.” The space features three versatile rooms and is ideal for a variety of intimate weddings and events.
Prince George Ballroom: Located near Madison Sqaure Park and Gramercy, Prince George Ballroom has over 9,000 square feet and capacity for over 400 guests. The stunning space is perfect for larger weddings and events.
Midtown Loft & Terrace: Whether it’s a beautiful sunny day or a blustery winter evening, get married with the Empire State Building in the background. Midtown Loft & Terrace in NoMad / Flatiron features a 360-degree wraparound rooftop terrace with a retractable roof (an amazing indoor/outdoor space!), and a huge loft right below that for a reception for up to 200.
The Rubin Museum of Art: The Rubin Museum is an elegant and state-of-the-art wedding and event space that can accommodate up to 500 guests. From a stunning entryway to a state-of-the-art theater, the Rubin Museum has a space just right for any type of wedding or event.
Sun West Studios: Sun West Studios is a full-service daylight photography studio and loft event space nestled in the heart of Manhattan. The 6,300 square foot venue with high ceilings gives way to an abundance of natural light and spectacular views of the New York City skyline.