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Best Venues in Lower Manhattan

My NYC Wedding Guide | Top 22 Best Venues in Lower Manhattan

Bride and groom host their wedding in one of the many Lower Manhattan venues New York has to offer

New York is one of the best cities in the world to exchange your vows. With over 250 neighborhoods, there are endless amounts of venues to host your wedding. Lower Manhattan offers sprawling industrial lofts spacious enough to fit three hundred of your closest friends (pre-Covid, maybe), intimate mom-and-pop restaurants with cozy backyards, or New York’s most iconic public buildings available for rent; you can truly find a venue to fit whatever your wedding needs might be in NYC.

When seeking advice on what venue to choose for your wedding, ask a New York wedding photographer! If you’ve got a venue in mind for your big day, chances are they have been to it. And they’ll have photos to prove it!

In Lower Manhattan alone, there are so many incredible venues to choose from. I’ve been lucky enough to shoot my client’s weddings in many of them. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again; one of the best parts of my job as a New York wedding photographer is getting to enjoy all the incredible spots the beautiful Big Apple has to offer. And, I am more than happy to be sharing a few of my favorites with you all.

So, without further ado, here are my 22 favorite wedding venues in Lower Manhattan.

Bride gets ready in Lower Manhattan venue for her wedding
Bride in a beaded wedding dress walks up a staircase at her wedding venue
Bride and groom stand on a rooftop patio in NYC

The Beekman (a Thompson Hotel)

The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel is a great place to shoot wedding photos in NYC with a view. It is surrounded by iconic sites like the Brooklyn Bridge, 9/11 Memorial, & One World Trade Center.

Gramercy Park Terrace

Gramercy Park Terrace offers incomparable views of the Manhattan skyline. It serves as a garden oasis and an incredible year-round setting for wedding photos in NYC. 

The Bay Room

Bay Room is a marquee event space that features panoramic views of Manhattan and its surrounding waterways. This is another stunning venue that makes for great wedding photos in NYC. 

Tribeca Rooftop

This chic industrial event venue is located in the trendy downtown neighborhood of Tribeca and has a unique, 1920’s vibe that many couples love.  When it comes to shooting wedding photos, the large windowed walls offer an iconic backdrop for your ceremony and/or reception.


Bright, airy, and simply beautiful. Glasshouses stunning venues provide a fantasy wedding background that acts as the perfect setting to shoot unforgettable wedding photos in NYC. 

Highline Hotel

The High Line Hotel is a historic hotel in Lower Manhattan — a modern-day castle that makes for elegant and regal wedding photos in NYC. 

A bride sits at the bar while her groom makes a cocktail
Bride in a beaded dress plays the piano

Bowery Hotel

The Bowery Hotel is a stylish and sophisticated venue in Lower Manhattan, a one-of-a-kind location that NYC wedding photographers have loved for years. 

Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers

Sunset Terrace offers magnificent Hudson River views of the Statue of Liberty and the New Jersey skyline, making it a perfect venue for New York wedding photography.

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Diverse, inspiring, and vibrant – where art meets architecture in the heart of Lower Manhattan, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is only a few steps away from the city’s most authentic neighborhoods. If you’re looking for an “urban chic” wedding venue, the Four Seasons is a great choice. 

ASPIRE at One World Observatory

ASPIRE offers an unparalleled vantage point of New York City. It has a clean, contemporary architecture that captures a dramatically minimalist environment which sets the backdrop for New York’s most elevated wedding photography. 

Conrad New York Downtown

Conrad New York Downtown is a luxury hotel situated alongside the Hudson River. An escape for leisure and business guests alike, the hotel features ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant and the renowned Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar (open spring and summer), as well as the largest hotel event space in Downtown Manhattan.

Tribeca 360

This chic industrial event venue is located in the trendy downtown neighborhood of Tribeca, New York City. Located on a cobblestone street in a 1920’s printing press building, Tribeca Rooftop is perfect for creating a highly personalized atmosphere for extraordinary wedding photos in NYC.

The Standard (East Village)

Located off Cooper Square in one of New York’s most vibrant, artistic neighborhoods, The Standard, East Village is cozy, charming, and eccentric in equal measure—very much in the spirit of its surroundings and an amazing spot for NYC wedding photos. 

Cipriani Wall Street

Cipriani Wall Street features a 70-foot ceiling with a Wedgwood dome that New York wedding photographers love. Impeccable attention to detail, the finest cuisine, and classic service set the stage for the most sought-after wedding experiences.

Sixty SOHO

Create the perfect wedding experience at one of SIXTY SoHo’s gorgeous indoor or outdoor spaces, which feature stunning Manhattan skyline and various dramatic backdrops that New York wedding photographers can’t get enough of.

Housing Works Bookstore in Soho

This is an unorthodox venue for weddings in NYC, but a very memorable one! The Housing Works Bookstore hosts plenty of events year round. 

Soho Grand Hotel

Soho Grand is a collection of love notes to one of New York’s greatest neighborhoods, and the perfect backdrop to take stunning NYC wedding photos that celebrate your very own love story.

The Roxy Hotel

The Roxy Hotel is an electric destination for your wedding celebration. With several glamorous indoor and outdoor event spaces, it is a great spot to celebrate and capture stunning New York wedding photos.


Freemans is a full-service restaurant that is available for hosting a variety of wedding celebrations. They also host bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions.

The Dominick Soho

The Dominick is all about elegance and good service. The venue offers catering to rentals, making it easy to plan a stunning and perfect wedding in NYC. 

Gran Morsi

With the option for both a ceremony and reception in one venue, Gran Morsi is a turn-key yet versatile venue that offers full-service catering, furniture, and linens for rental.

PUBLIC (an Ian Schrager Hotel)

PUBLIC is a unique and innovative venue that offers an array of private event spaces spanning multiple floors and several different aesthetics. This allows for plenty of beautiful options when choosing where to host your wedding in NYC. 

PUBLIC is a unique and innovative venue that offers an array of private event spaces spanning multiple floors and several different aesthetics. This allows for plenty of beautiful options when choosing where to host your wedding in NYC. 

Finding the perfect Lower Manhattan venues for your wedding festivities
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