Offbeat New York wedding venues from real offbeat weddings

February 29 2016 | bijouxandbits
Offbeat New York wedding venues as seen on @offbeatbride #newyork #weddings
Photo by Katrina Davis Photography

Between Offbeat Bride readers, our archive of real weddings, and our Vendor Guide, we've seen a LOT of vendor recommendations. So we decided to start rounding up these nuggets of info sourced directly from our readers for a series of reader recommended vendor list posts. We're continuing on to another one of our largest markets: venues in New York City and the greater New York area.

Let's take a look at who our readers have recommended, where they are located, and how you can contact them to get your New York venue search started. Note: these are for ALL budgets, so no guarantees that they'll all fit into yours.

New York wedding venue resources:

Offbeat New York wedding venues as seen on @offbeatbride #newyork #weddings
Photo by Love In Theory

Offbeat New York City wedding venues (and vicinity)

The Manhattan Penthouse, New York, NY

Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria Queens, New York

Acqua Santa, Brooklyn, NY

Picnic House, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

Jekyll & Hyde Club, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY

Jade Asian Palace, Flushing, NY

Deity, Brooklyn, NY

t.b.d. beer garden in Brooklyn, NY

Aurora Gallery, Queens, NY

Douglaston Manor, Douglaston, Queens, NY

Housing Works Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

Jazz Standard, New York City, New York

Clover Club, Brooklyn, NY

Helen Mills Theater, Chelsea, New York, NY

Pier 60, Chelsea, New York, NY

City Reliquary Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

Deity Lounge, Brooklyn, NY

My Moon, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, NY

The Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

Aleo Restaurant, New York City, NY

Snug Harbor Gardens, Staten Island, NY

The Dunwoodie Golf Course, Yonkers, NY

Housing Works Bookstore in Soho, New York City, NY

Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY

DUMBO Loft, Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Art Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Brooklyn, NY

Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY

Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

Radagast Hall & Biergarten, Brooklyn, NY

Zum Stammstish, Queens, NY

Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY

Tuffet, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Greenpoint Loft, Brooklyn, NY

Bat Haus, Brooklyn, NY

Giando’s, Brooklyn, NY

Long Island wedding venues

The North Ritz Club, Syosset, NY

The Cottage at the Milleridge Inn, Jericho, New York

The Barn At Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, NY

Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, Riverhead, NY

Offbeat New York wedding venues as seen on @offbeatbride #newyork #weddings
Photo by Ella Sophie Weddings

Offbeat New York wedding venues (upstate and beyond)

Asbury Hall (aka Ani DiFranco's Babeville), Buffalo, NY

Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY

Historic Catskill Point on the Hudson River in Catskill, NY

Inn at West Settlement, located in the Catskills

Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY, deep in The Catskills

Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY

Peek'n'Peak Ski Resort, Clymer, New York

Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, NY

Hotel Lafayette, Buffalo, NY

Scotia Cinema, Scotia, NY

Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis in Bowdoin Park, Wappinger's Falls, NY

The Century House Hotel and Restaurant, Latham, NY

Moresca Clothing Factory, Ulster Park, NY

Locust Grove Estates, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Haymount House, Briarcliff Manor, NY

The Lodge Banquet Hall, Buffalo, NY

The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie, NY

Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

Rohbach Community Center, Ontario Beach Park, Rochester, NY

Village Gate Square, Rochester, NY

The Views at Mt Fuji, Hillburn, NY

The Lower Mill Restaurant and Galleries, Honeoye Falls, NY

Taughannock Falls State Park, near Ithaca, NY

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, Fairport, NY

Alder Manor, Briarcliff Manor, NY

FEAST at Round HillThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them, Washingtonville, NY

Bayside Historical Society, Bayside, NY

Bedford Historical Society, Bedford, NY

Pat’s Barn, Troy, NY

Molly Malone’s, Bay Shore, NY

Miller Beach Surf Club, Miller Place, NY

Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Tarrytown, NY

Terra Cotta, Binghamton, NY

Camp Wendy (a functioning Girl Scout camp!), Walkill NY

Opus 40, Saugerties, NY

Basillica Hudson, Hudson, NY

Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, NY

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

Clermont Historic Site, Germantown, NY

Franklin Plaza, Troy, NY

NY State Museum, Albany, NY

Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY

Buhrmaster Barn at the Pruyn House, Latham, NY

Brown’s Revolution Hall, Troy, NY

Greystone Castle, Canastota, NY

Kallet Civic Center, Oneida, NY

What favorite New York wedding venue should we add to this list? Where are you having your New York wedding?

  1. Love that this page exists! I checked out many of these venues before booking one, although I didn’t get a particularly quirky, offbeat, or different vibe from many of them. I’d caution any OFBs that some of these are among the most expensive venues out there! I’d recommend looking at NYC’s studios and rehearsal venues for affordable, flexible spaces that let you bring in your own catering and figure out your own vision, and also exploring many of the gorgeous and unusual nonprofits throughout the city. Many, if not most, are thrilled to rent out their spaces.

  2. Just an FYI for anyone interested, Haymount House is under new ownership and is now called 'The Briarcliff Manor'. It's beautiful inside and the staff were very nice when we were getting information.

    We ended up going with C.V. Rich Mansion in White Plains which I HIGHLY recommend any local brides have a look at. They have a lot of menu/ budget options and can adjust to fit small or large weddings comfortably. The mansion has a really beautiful home-y and slightly vintage feel and I'm so so excited to have our wedding there this year.

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