Oh, New York City, it seems my love for this city is boundless, as it runs deeper with every wedding. Most people dream of visiting NYC, frolicking through the bustling streets, eating an iconic street vendor hot dog, or tying the knot in one of the many enchanting venues the city has to offer. I’ve shared many of my favorite venues with you before, but as a New York City wedding photographer, this list is ever-growing.
If you dream of an NYC wedding, you cannot overlook the elegance of Brooklyn and Long Island City. It is home to many iconic New York staples, including one of my all-time favorites – Brooklyn.
A Brooklyn wedding, simply put, resembles that of a fairytale. The possibilities are endless, as Brooklyn is home to countless hidden gems. From white sandy beaches to tidal pools and forest trails, a Long Island wedding offers a range of choices that you’re sure to love.
As a New York City wedding photographer, I am constantly pulled across the city. One of the luxuries of my job is experiencing these locations daily when shooting with my clients. It’s nearly impossible for me to pick a favorite spot, so I’ll leave it for you to decide. Here are 21 of the most stunning venues amongst Long Island City and within Brooklyn that I’ve had the privilege of photographing throughout my career as a New York City wedding photographer.
A renovated former metal factory that is guaranteed to add a rustic feel to your NYC wedding. Featuring its original brick walls, towering ceilings, and novel wooden doors, this space is perfect for hosting an event and ideal for a modern and upbeat ceremony!
26Bridge, 26 Bridge St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Greenpoint Loft, originally a pre-WWII warehouse, is incredibly unique and boasts a historical feel. The venue has been restored to its original raw appearance with high beam ceilings, wooden floors, and natural lighting from skylights, making shooting here a wedding photographer’s dream!
The Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States
If you’re looking for an intimate space, this is the one for you! A romantic and sophisticated venue with reclaimed wood and greenery, Brooklyn Winery is the perfect spot to host your chic wedding!
Brooklyn Winery, 213 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States
The Liberty Warehouse
The only location in all of New York City where the Statue of Liberty stands face front as it gazes onward to France. Located on Pier 41 in the historic shipping yards of Red Hook, this venue gives the perfect unique vibe for your NYC wedding.
The Liberty Warehouse, 260 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
The Dumbo Loft
Another historical site! The Dumbo Loft was first built in the late 1800s, giving it an eclectic feel to keep your wedding swanky and flirty. This space is fun and relaxed, perfectly capturing the essence of a Long Island City wedding.
The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
The Green Building
This timeless space is one of my utmost favorites! This rooftop venue is bathed in rustic charm and holds an alluring ambiance — the perfect spot to host your picturesque Brooklyn wedding.
The Green Building, 452 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
For those who desire a modern and stylish wedding, this venue speaks classic NYC vibe. With its sun-dappled atrium, the 501 Union venue is curated to fit whichever aesthetic you fancy.
501 Union, 501 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
This venue boasts grand and radiant. Formerly known as Williamsburgh Savings Bank headquarters, the mosaic marble floors and dome-like structure make for a breathtaking Brooklyn wedding.
Weylin, 175 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States
Grand Prospect Hall
Tried and true, this magnificent venue resembles the splendor of Versailles. With antique art, sparkling chandeliers, and stunning florals, you’ll feel just as though you stepped back in time to 19th century NYC.
Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
Loft172 is an authentic space located on Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. This raw venue is the perfect alternative to a traditional New York City wedding.
MyMoon, in the heart of Brooklyn, doubles as a restaurant and wedding venue. This unique Spanish tapas restaurant contains a luscious outdoor garden that makes you forget you’re in the city!
MyMoon, 184 N 10th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States
Dobbin St is the perfect spot for your NYC wedding! Located steps away from the charming McCarren park, this venue is ideal for those minimalists who desire a luxury feel. I was lucky enough to photograph Jamie and Asaad’s wedding here!
Dobbin St, 64 Dobbin Street, Brooklyn NY 11222
The W Loft
A newly renovated waterfront loft with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. This space is bright with natural lighting and perfectly captures the dazzling essence of Long Island.
The W Loft, 240 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States
Initially, a boutique hotel in Brooklyn, this space offers expansive rooms, river views, and the nostalgic feel of classic New York City.
Wythe Boutique Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States
The Picnic House in Prospect Park
The Picnic House is lovely for those sunny Brooklyn days! In the heart of Prospect Park, this charming building comes with scenic views, with floor-to-ceiling windows hosting loads of natural lighting to make for an NYC wedding photographer’s best shots!
The Picnic House, 40 West Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
If you’re looking to escape the city without escaping the city – Brooklyn Grange is the unique venue you’ll adore. With a secret rooftop garden, this Long Island City wedding will not soon be forgotten. From the twinkling lights of the Manhattan skyline to the golden hour rays at sunset, you can’t overlook this spot!
Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Ave, Building 3, Ste 1105, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Prospect Park Boat House
Built in 1905, this building was one of the first in New York City to be declared a historical landmark! Perfect for those history buffs who are looking for an elegant and natural setting to tie the knot.
Prospect Park Boat House, 101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States
Long Island City
The Foundry is a versatile location with over 3000 square feet of outdoor courtyard, rooftop terrace, and (my favorite) an indoor greenhouse. This venue has been meticulously restored to accentuate its industrial characteristics and is perfect for a Long Island wedding.
The Foundry, 42-38 9th St, Queens, NY 11101, United States
The Metropolitan Building is a unique space that inspires imagination. For an old-fashioned feel, this Long Island wedding venue is gorged with culture and sure to leave your guests breathless.
Metropolitan Building, 4401 11th St, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States
The Bordone LIC
The Bordone is quite possibly one of the most stunning venues in Long Island City. Offering you panoramic views of Manhattan and Queen’s skyline, including the exemplary Queensborough Bridge, this space hosts the ideal NYC ritzy feel.
The Bordone LIC, 43-10 9th St, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States
The Ravel Hotel gives you an expensive and exquisite NYC feel. This Long Island City venue features a newly redesigned Penthouse and an indoor and outdoor rooftop restaurant overlooking Manhattan.
The Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States