If you've seen any of the reports about average wedding costs in the US, you've probably noticed that the wedding costs in Manhattan are more than double the national average. Check out these articles below for a peek into those figures.
- National Wedding Budget Survey from The Knot
- Average Wedding Cost Report from Huffington Post
- Average Wedding Cost by area from CostofWedding.com
One of the biggest costs involved in your NYC wedding will be the venue, and in a city as large as New York, it can be difficult to narrow down the best choices without committing yourself to a second full-time job as a wedding planner.
Secret and Unique Wedding Venues in NYC
Some little-known wedding venues that feature unique details you might not expect in NYC.
The Green Building in Carroll Gardens
The Green Building offers a raw space that was a brass foundry in its former life. The venue features beam ceilings, fancy chandeliers and brick walls for an urban space that can easily be transformed to suit your style. The Green Building can comfortably seat up to 160 guests for dinner with a dance floor.
The Harmonie Club, Upper East Side
The Harmonie Club is an exclusive social club that was founded in 1852 and has counted every New York Mayor and the Clinton family among their guests. The Beaux-Arts style building offers old-world charm and an intimate backdrop for weddings. The venue has various sized private rooms that offer ample space for elegant weddings of all sizes.
632 on Hudson
This 19th-century town house, with its antiques and treasures from around the world, feels more like your wealthy, eccentric Aunt’s home than a traditional wedding venue.
Fun fact: this house was used as the home for the cast of MTV's The Real World in Season 10.
Little Owl, West Village
This relaxed, private event space brings guests together in the warmth of an open kitchen. The venue offers a flexible, intimate space that can accommodate up to 40 guests for a sit-down dinner and up to 70 for a cocktail party.
The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, Queens
A one-time electrical parts factory, The Metropolitan Building was rescued in 1980 by an antique dealer who bought the building for storage. She soon realized she could rent rooms out to artists to use as studios. Today, the industrial-chic property serves as a venue for events, photoshoots, and films.