FAVORITE WEDDING VENUE LIST FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN QUEENS
A Comprehensive Wedding Venue list of NYCouture Bridal Photography’s Favorite Queens NY Wedding Venues
I want to begin by stating that NYCouture Bridal Photography is fully insured and ready to provide a loss payee certificate from our insurance company immediately upon booking us, with the wedding venue listed as the loss payee. The majority of wedding venues worldwide require wedding vendors including photographers to be fully insured. We are insured up to $2 million dollars, which far exceeds the requirements of even the most exclusive wedding venue in the world.
Although I will try to list every wedding venue where we have photographed weddings, names change, places close and some we might have overlooked. This list will also include wedding venues that I am looking forward to photographing a wedding. There are times where, I offer an incentive to photography a wedding simply because a wedding will be hosted at a wedding venue, I am eager to photograph a wedding in. I too enjoy the ambiance and beauty of unique wedding venues in New York City.
Wedding Venues in Queens NY
Anton’s of Queens Village – Be a part of a legacy by hosting your wedding at Antun’s of Queens Village wedding venue. The iconic blue-roofed Antun’s building is a landmark in Queens and has hosted weddings for generations. Antun’s has been the first choice for hundreds of celebrities, politicians and entertainers. With its illustrious past it will be hard for any couple not to feel like a celebrity at Antun’s! The wedding venue includes six elegantly appointed ballrooms to choose from for your festivities, as well as lovely gardens and gazebo settings for romantic wedding photos. This is the perfect wedding venue for the classically glamorous couple. The bride will begin her day being pampered in the bridal suite with her attendants before taking her vows in one of the spectacular ballrooms. The party will really get started when the newlywed couple bursts through the grand double doors to begin the festivities on the dance floor with their guests. The expert staff will guide you seamlessly through your day and the menu options at Antun’s include extravagant, sumptuous dishes and award winning cakes. Your wedding will be an extravagant affair for the ages if you choose the time honored Antun’s as your venue!
Terrace on the Park – Set on the iconic grounds of the New York World’s Fair, Terrace on the Park floats serenely above the lush and verdant backdrop of Flushing Meadow Park, providing panoramic views of the New York skyline. Terrace on the Park is one of the premier wedding venue destinations in New York City and has the elegant ambiance expected of a sophisticated cosmopolitan wedding venue. Imagine walking down the aisle on the romantic rooftop garden and saying your vows in front of the New York skyline. Couples that dream of hosting a large extravaganza will enjoy the palatial Crystal Ballroom where you will have your first dance under a magnificent crystal chandelier with 360-degree views. The culinary team offers an array of decadent options, from zesty ceviche to indulgent steaks. Have the fairytale wedding of your dreams while giving your guests a chic night out on the town by choosing to host your wedding at the Terrace on the Park wedding venue.
Russo’s on the Bay – Wedding celebrations at Russo’s On The Bay are truly royal affairs. Every corner of Russo’s has been designed to represent the finest in traditional Italian décor with a hint of modern flair to dazzle you and your guests. From the moment your feet touch the exquisite fine marble floors you will be captivated by the remarkable wedding venue. The Renaissance Room is the most popular wedding venue. The phenomenal space boasts a large cocktail-seating area, incredible chandeliers, and a grand staircase entrance. The Tivoli Room has a more modern appeal, and features mirrored ceilings, beautiful chandeliers and incredible flooring design. Imagine making a grand entrance as you rise from the center of the dance floor into the enchanting room as your wedding guests look on in awe. The gardens of Russo’s On The Bay are incredible for photos and romantic moments, and include a variety of beautiful flowers, vines, and a floating gazebo on the water. Unforgettable moments start with the smallest of details. From the hand painted murals and etched glass doors, to excellent service and superb food, Russo’s On The Bay is dedicated to WOWing you and your guests at every turn!
My Kitchen Banquet Hall – My Kitchen is a restaurant located in Forest Hills, New York. The Banquet Hall at My Kitchen wedding venue is often used as a wedding reception venue for those seeking a celebratory experience with simplicity and grace. The team at My Kitchen works to ensure that your wedding is an enjoyable affair for all involved. My Kitchen provides the food for your event as well as a plethora of spaces: the indoor Banquet Hall, Outdoor Patio, and Restaurant Space. The Banquet Hall has a beautiful brick interior, warm wooden floors and white molding that edge the windows and the glass door to patio space. The Patio is the perfect venue for cocktail hour or late night summer dancing with the aid of the decorative street lamp light fixtures. For those who are going to have a larger wedding reception, the Restaurant Space may also be made available. My Kitchen is a quaint wedding venue that will have your guests feeling right at home. Make the space your own with the help of floral arrangements and other color accents. My Kitchen Banquet Hall wedding venue will bring your wedding dreams to life while keeping all whom you love well cared for.
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel – The Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel wedding venue is the perfect setting for your romantic and stunning wedding ceremony and reception. Located in downtown Flushing, Queens, the hotel will keep you and your guests close and connected to the best of the area while still providing a beautiful location for your special day. With stunning and contemporary architecture and a lobby with grand columns and vaulted ceilings, the hotel’s atmosphere exudes classic elegance and luxury. Imagine walking down a flower petal covered aisle in one of the grand ballrooms to say your “I Do’s” with your beloved, with windows along two walls letting in beautiful afternoon light through romantic, gauzy curtains. The wedding venue will easily transform into a gorgeous reception space ideal for you and your guests to eat, drink, and dance together in celebration of the special day. The wedding venue can become even more romantic with custom handmade chandeliers and luxurious linens covering round tables with artistic and unique centerpieces. For both intimate and grand affairs, the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel wedding venue is the perfect spot for your wedding.
Astoria World Manor – Located minutes away from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx, this centrally located New York wedding venue will surpass all of your expectations. The Astoria World Manor provides you with professional wedding planning, luxurious elegance and affordable prices. The majestic ballrooms, spacious dance floors, sparkling chandeliers and the unparalleled presentations are sure to wow you and your guests. Hold a romantic ceremony in the on-site chapel. The charming chapel is a circular room that features warm, wooden pews, and recessed lighting. For cocktail hour treat your guests to a magnificent garden setting completely insulated from the weather in the facility’s atrium. The atrium’s floor-to-ceiling windows and skylight ceiling allow plenty of natural light in. The atrium’s aquarium also makes for a great conversation piece. The wedding venue has a number of different rooms that can be used for your reception. Whether you are planning an intimate sit-down dinner of less than 100 guests or are planning a grand affair of up to 1000 people, the Astoria World Manor wedding venue has a space just for you. Your photographers will love the opportunity to make use of the facility’s photo studio. Make your dreams come true and stay within your budget with the Astoria World Manor wedding venue.
Bayside Historical Society – Nestled in the stunning waterfront Fort Totten Park, the Bayside Historical Social Castle is the ideal wedding venue for your story-book wedding. Dating back to 1887, the landmark-designated Gothic Revival-style building reflects the grand décor of a by-gone era. This unique wedding venue can be tailored to your event’s distinctive needs. A variety of beautiful spaces and rooms are available for your exclusive use, including an intimate tea room with adjoining gallery; a sunlit library with cathedral ceilings; and a grand ballroom with breathtaking views. The versatility of the Castle can accommodate an intimate ceremony or a grand banquet reception for up to 150 guests. The dedicated staff is ready to help you discover how you can create a truly unforgettable wedding experience for you and your guests.
Queens Zoo – If you are animal lovers dreaming of a whimsical wedding, then say “I Do” at the Queens Zoo. The Queens Zoo is nestled on 11-acres in Flushing Meadows Park. The Queens Zoo is a picturesque romantic wedding venue, ideal for your nuptials. Home to animals native to the Americas, you and your guests will be transported to majestic areas such as the Great Plain, the rocky California coast or a northeastern forest. Have a light-hearted ceremony, and exchange vows in front of the sea lion pool. You and your guests can enjoy a lovely outdoor reception complete with dinner and dancing. Everyone will have a great time hanging out with your special guests, the sea lions. The zoo is a charming locale with an old-fashioned feel. The event staff will work with you to ensure every detail is taken care of so that your special day will be memorable forever.
Queens Botanical Garden – Celebrate your wedding day as you discover the beauty of Queens Botanical Garden! The 39 acres and indoor facilities offer a one-of-a-kind wedding venue for wedding ceremonies, photos, and receptions. Whether you choose the Garden as a backdrop for your wedding portraits, exchange vows in the glorious Wedding Garden, or have your reception on the Terrace or Auditorium, your special day will be unforgettable. QBG’s Wedding Garden is a stunning location for your ceremony. An intimate setting framed by flowering plants, wood bridges and gazebo, and enclosed by a white picket fence, the Wedding Garden gracefully blends elements of Eastern and Western garden design while evoking the refined elegance of the Victorian era. Expertly tended by QBG’s horticulturalists, the Wedding Garden’s beds and borders burst with the brilliant palette of changing seasons, making it a picturesque setting throughout the year. The visual splendor is stunning, matched in beauty only by you and your bridal party! QBG also offers one-of-a-kind receptions for you and your guests. Experience a perfect wedding day at Queens Botanical Garden.
Melrose Ballroom – Our 25,000 Square Foot wedding Venue Features: The Main Ballroom – 5,000 Sq. Ft. • 30’ Wide by 15’ High Video Wall Consisting of (72) 40” LCD Screens • (2) 40’ Built-in Bars Stocked with Top Shelf Liquor (Four Stations per Bar) • (26) Rigging Points that Accommodate up to 3,000 Pounds each • (8) 60” Wall Mounted Plasma TV’s (Four behind each Bar) • 800 for Standing Reception and 450 Seated • 38½’ x 19½’ Adjustable Hydraulic Stage • 20’ Ceiling Height • 67 Theatrical & Intelligent Lights • Line Array Audio System Mezzanine Overlooking Ballroom – 2,250 Sq. Ft. • 21’ Built-in Bar Stocked with Top Shelf Liquor (Two Stations) • (3) 60” Wall Mounted Plasmas Behind the Bar • (2) 27” Wall Mounted Plasmas • 2 Furnished Green Rooms (each Equipped with a Private Bathroom & Shower) • 300 for Standing Reception and 150 Seated The Rooftop Bar, Lounge, & Outdoor Deck – 3,200 Sq. Ft. • 27’ Built-in Bar Stocked with Top Shelf Liquor (Four Stations & Ice Machine) • Floor to Ceiling Windows Providing Natural Sunlight & Twinkling City Views • 300 for Standing Reception and 100 Seated • (6) 60” Wall Mounted Plasmas • (1) 65” Wall Mounted Plasma **Valet Parking Available** **Quotes Average $250 PP including venue, open bar and catering*** ***A/V Separate***
New York Hall of Science – One of New York’s signature wedding venue spaces for an unforgettable evening, the New York Hall of Science transforms into your dream wedding for an extraordinary experience. Located just off the Grand Central Parkway and Long Island Expressway, NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science exploration. Picture saying “I do” before all your loved ones beneath a dramatic white art installation in the Central Pavilion. After your magical ceremony, guests will enjoy cocktails in the circular, bi-level rotunda, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests will also enjoy perusing the museum’s varied exhibits and galleries. As the evening’s festivities get going, the reception of your dreams takes place in the Anthony Viscusi gallery. Surrounded by white walls, this oval-shaped room is your personal canvas. Dance beneath dramatic sails and celebrate long into the night. The New York Hall of Science promises an experience no other venue can offer.
Flushing Town Hall – Built in 1862, Flushing Town Hall is a magnificent historic building and has won seven different awards in the last ten years for its beautiful restoration and design. This wedding venue offers several spaces to have your ceremony and reception, each one having its own distinct style and setting. Hold your wedding in the Gallery, where art pieces are regularly exhibited throughout the year and distinguish yourself as a fine and discerning person of taste. Filled with fine art, the Gallery space features remarkable architectural details. Your guests can lounge on the spacious deck or walk down the double staircase leading from the Gallery into the Garden to soak in the beauty which surrounds them. The Garden is a tranquil oasis of tree-shaded lawns and perennial plantings. Finally, the Theatre is a state-of-the-art space with over 200 lights, digital sound equipment, a Steinway Grand piano, projector and video equipment — perfect for the party of a lifetime.
Renaissance Event Hall – Renaissance Event Hall caters to all your wedding venue needs in a sophisticated, upscale, luxurious fashion with elegance and grace. The space, with its award-winning interior design, is all yours, from balcony to lounge to Romanesque plaza. Here you will dine in the glow of alabaster lighting and soft golden marble, the warmth of Mahogany wood, and the paradox of wrought-iron railings fired so fine that they evoke gold-spun embroidery. Imagine a romantic cocktail hour on balconies and the vistas of candlelit tables 28 feet below, all set to the sounds of a baby grand piano at the top of the stairs. Add to this setting lush drapery, a spacious European-style lounge, and the world’s best culinary traditions. The Renaissance Event Hall wedding venue is sure to make your dream wedding day a reality.
Penthouse808 Rooftop at Ravel Hotel – The Penthouse 808 Rooftop at Ravel Hotel is a luxurious wedding venue for your wedding celebration. The Ravel Hotel is located in Long Island City, New York. This incredible rooftop site is climate controlled, ensuring a delightful celebration no matter what season. The Ravel Hotel Rooftop provides guests with stunning views of New York City and the Queensborough Bridge. You can enjoy an intimate ceremony in the patio as the sun sets. Afterwards enjoy cocktails in the cool Rooftop bar. The rooftop bar room is an inviting space with contemporary furnishings. The sleek bar and lounge furniture creates an atmosphere perfect for drinking and conversing with friends. Your wedding food will also be a major highlight of this wedding venue, Executive Chef Seth Levine can help in creating custom wedding fare that is out of this world delicious. Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing on the rooftop, you and your guests will soak in the lovely views surrounded by wedding bliss.
Da Mikele Illogic – Welcome to New York’s new luxury wedding venue – Da Mikele Illogic. This incredible wedding venue was impeccably crafted from top to bottom. From the contemporary exterior to the luxurious interior, this venue takes all the most effective elements of top rated venues and mixes them into one opulent, dream venue that is perfect in all seasons. It’s a wedding venue you will have to see to believe. The interior boasts marble flooring, a lit grand staircase that can only be described as majestic, a stunning skylight and magnificent chandeliers. Plush furniture lines the hallways and fills the cocktail lounge areas. The ballrooms are expansive spaces with rich draping and lavish décor. Celebrate your nuptials in a stately affair. From a romantic ceremony to a classic reception, Da Mikele Illagio takes your celebration to a whole new level. Share your first meal as a married couple with your guests and indulge in the fresh gourmet food prepared on-site. The dedicated and supportive staff will work tirelessly to ensure that your needs are met and that your special day runs smoothly from start to finish.