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Manhattan Hotels to Host Your Wedding in NYC

Top 15 Manhattan Hotels for Your New York Wedding Weekend

A New York Wedding experience isn’t complete without the perfect luxury hotel. From iconic NYC landmarks like the St. Regis Hotel to boutique styles like the Sofitel, there are so many options to choose from when deciding where you and your guests will call home for a dream weekend in NYC!

From the perspective of an NYC wedding photographer, where you choose to stay can make a big difference when shooting pre-wedding photos. The right hotel can also act as the perfect background for some impromptu, very New York wedding photography, in addition to the ones mentioned in my last blog, of course.

That being said, the aesthetic is just one aspect of making your choice, even though your NYC wedding photographer will thank you greatly for considering it! Budgets may vary, not just for the wedding party but for the out-of-town guests. For some wedding couples, amenities are a deal-breaker, while others may put the location as the top priority. 

No matter what you’re looking for in an NYC hotel, Manhattan offers some of the best accommodations a wedding party could ask for. Located near some of NYC’s most elegant hot spots while also boasting luxurious amenities, staying at one of the many hotels in Manhattan for your wedding weekend is almost always guaranteed to be a five-star experience. As an NYC wedding photographer, I’ve photographed my clients in many hotels around upper and midtown Manhattan and have hand-selected my top 15 top picks below!

A bride posing outside of New York hotel St.Regis
A bride gets ready for her wedding at the St.Regis hotel
Bride in a gown standing outside of the St.Regis hotel

The Plaza

The Plaza Hotel (also known simply as The Plaza) is a luxury hotel and condominium apartment building in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It is on the western side of Grand Army Plaza, just west of Fifth Avenue, between 58th Street and Central Park South. The location is a dream come true for any NYC wedding photographer. 

Location: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, United States

St. Regis New York

Located in New York’s Midtown neighborhood, The St. Regis New York is in the city center and near a metro station. Rockefeller Center and Carnegie Hall are notable landmarks that make for great shots in your NYC wedding photos. 

Location: Two E 55th St, New York, NY 10022, United States

The Mark Hotel

The Mark is one of New York City’s boldest and most lavish hotels. Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, The Mark offers an unforgettable NYC experience. It is the perfect backdrop to shoot your wedding photos in NYC. 

Location: 25 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075, United States

The Carlyle

The Carlyle in Manhattan epitomizes the impeccable service expected from five-star hotels in NYC. It is the destination of choice for luxury and a favorite among NYC wedding photographers.

Location: 35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021, United States

JW Marriott Essex House New York

The JW Marriott Essex House is a luxury hotel at 160 Central Park South in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It is located at the southern border of Central Park. The JW has an aesthetic that makes our job as NYC wedding photographers much easier!

Location: 160 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, United States

The plaza hotel nyc wedding photos
classic nyc wedding at jw Marriott Essex house hotel
A bride laughs while dining at her wedding reception in the JW Marriott Essex House hotel

The Lowell Hotel

The Lowell is a luxury hotel in the heart of New York’s most exclusive and fashionable Upper East Side. It is located near so many great NYC wedding photo locations!

Location: 28 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065, United States

The Surrey

The Surrey exudes luxury in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The space is inviting to both business and leisure travelers to enjoy our spacious rooms and suites.

Location: 20 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021, United States

Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection

At the Hotel Elysée, you will find the warmth and charm of a countryside inn right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. This offers a unique weekend experience and provides many opportunities for beautiful, NYC wedding photos.

Location: 60 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022, United States

The Whitby Hotel

The Whitby is located in the center of upper midtown Manhattan and is a tribute to arts and culture; an ideal spot for NYC wedding photographers to make magic. 

Location: 18 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Baccarat Hotel

The Baccarat Hotel is recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best hotels in the world. 

Location: 28 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Lotte New York Palace

The Lotte New York Palace is the first five-star hotel in NYC’s history. Offering ultra-luxurious amenities, distinctive event spaces, and opulent suites makes for great pre-wedding photos with gorgeous views of NYC. 

Location: 455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States

Sofitel New York

Sofitel New York is a boutique hotel with a French Soul and an NYC edge. It is located on West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. 

Location: 45 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

A live band singing at a wedding in NYC during wedding photos
A beautiful chandelier at an NYC hotel taken by NYC wedding photographer Jenny Fu Studio
Beautiful dining room for a wedding in NYC

Andaz 5th Avenue

Andaz 5th Avenue is a luxury boutique hotel on 5th Avenue across from the iconic New York Public Library. During your stay, you’ll be able to connect with the art scene through their collection of NYC-based artists’ work. Exchange ideas about the collection during a complimentary wine hour. Can’t go wrong with free wine!

Location: 485 5th Avenue At, E 41st St, New York, NY 10017, United States

The Langham

Centrally located in mid-town Manhattan, The Langham, New York is a contemporary luxury hotel offering personalized service like no other. It offers 234 residentially-styled guest rooms and suites, each furnished with indulgent amenities.

Location: 400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, United States

Equinox Hotel New York

Equinox Hotels’ 5-star hotel in New York City features a regenerating spa, on-site dining, and full access to the Equinox Club.

Location: 33 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001, United States