New York is known as one of the most popular and romantic wedding destinations in the world.
Decorated with enchanting villages, incredible landscapes, and mountain views, New York provides couples yearning for an outdoor wedding with easy-to-capture natural beauty.
More and more couples are wanting to go the less-commercial route when it comes to choosing the right wedding location. This means venues are more unique than the last and less well-known than the next. But that usually comes with a cost, an average cost of $42,000 in New York to be exact!
Still interested? Great! Here are our top 10 outdoor wedding venues in New York…
Handsome Hollow – Long Eddy, NY
This historic Amish barn is one of New York’s best-hidden treasures. Dating back 240 years, Handsome Hollow was once an active dairy barn and will give you a vintage look and feel.
There are over 93 acres of picturesque views, including the never-ending Catskills mountains, maple forests, and even blueberry fields. The venue offers beautiful outdoor ceremony locations in multiple different spots on the land, including an ancient apple orchard or romantic stone wall.
The rental fee includes a two-night stay in the monumental farmhouse. This enchanting house sleeps six people and has three bedrooms.
The venue also offers a preparation room for the day of the wedding, giving the bridal party a chance to style up in comfort!
Price Range: $15,500-20,000 per event.
Capacity: 200 guests.
Wolf Oak Acres Barn – Oneida, NY
Nestled on 206 acres in the heart of Madison County, Wolf Oak Acres Barn is home to gorges, streams, waterfalls, and well-manicured gardens.
The venue offers stunning views and several different places to have an outdoor wedding ceremony, including a well-maintained garden or under a stunning arch at the end of a pond.
Additionally, you can also choose to have your reception in their two-story barn that is hugged by a wraparound deck, ideal for sunset.
At the end of a perfect evening, guests don’t have to travel home – they can tread over to their guest cottage or lodge and stay the night.
Price Range: $7,950 and up.
Capacity: 240 guests and up.
Calissa Hamptons – Water Mill, NY
Calissa Hamptons is not your average wedding venue. It is modernized, stylish and perfect for your home-away-from-home wedding theme.
If you love the sound of Mykonos in New York, then this is the perfect setting for you. Inspired by the Mediterranean, this Hamptons restaurant is the ideal setting for a Greek-themed wedding day.
Not only will you be greeted with spectacular views, breathtaking landscapes, and incredible food but the Mykonos-style decor of rustic white walls and weathered shutters will make you feel as though you are living in a dream.
The venue offers multiple different ceremony locations, amongst those is in the dining room or under the stars on the manicured lawns. Decorated by rows of string lights, every area is bound to look like a fairytale come true.
Although Calissa Hamptons specializes in Greek food, they do offer an assortment of different cuisines on their menu – making it customizable for your big day or even for your rehearsal dinner.
Price Range: $250 per person.
Capacity: 40-400 guests.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Brooklyn, NY
Who doesn’t love the sound of getting lost in a botanical garden with the love of their life? I know we do! Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a dream wedding venue in NYC.
These lush botanical gardens are situated on the northeastern edge of Prospect Park curating the perfect utopia for your big day.
The wedding venue provides jaw-dropping ceremony locations scattered all around the gardens, beginning with the all-glass conservatory known as Palm House and the two-story Atrium. Each of these venues appears to have come out of a ’90s romance movie, and we are not mad about it!
There is something for everyone in this garden oasis, giving your guests the chance to explore the grounds while you and your spouse-to-be have photos taken in the magical gardens.
Price Range: $1,250-11,000 per event.
Capacity: 60-275 guests.
Wave Hill – The Bronx, NY
Situated in the heart of the Bronx, Wave Hill is an elegant wedding venue that is home to 28 acres of rolling gardens, historic architecture, and exquisite views of the New Jersey and Hudson Palisades.
This venue is perfect for those couples who want to keep their outdoor wedding celebrations in the city, making it easy for them and their guests to travel.
Wave Hill was designed to keep every moment and ceremony as intimate as the last. Weddings only take place once the grounds have closed to the public, making sure it is as romantic as you desire.
There are a few ceremony locations within the venue, including saying “I do” under the stunning pergola or sharing the dance floor with your guests in the Armor House. The opportunities are limitless!
Price Range: $6,000-25,000.
Capacity: 130 guests.
Longfellows – Saratoga Springs, NY
Longfellows is situated at the peak of a hill, overlooking the picturesque Adirondack Mountains, giving you the perfect backdrop for your big day.
Longfellows provides several perfect venue locations to choose from, including their well-manicured lawns with a white pergola. You can also exchange your vows in their courtyard banquet room.
Longfellows offers several different wedding packages that are inclusive of a variety of amenities, including a tasting for two, a private cocktail party, and incredible food. They also include a wedding coordinator and plenty of accommodation at the location.
Price Range: $1,700-19,000.
Capacity: 25-280 guests.
Oak Hill – Hudson, NY
This historic manor house was built by John Livingston in 1793, making it over two centuries old. If walls could talk, we can only imagine the stories it has to tell!
The house is home to over 130 acres of land in a private woodland park, offering views of both the Hudson River and rolling mountains.
The venue offers an outdoor space to exchange your vows, followed by an incredible reception dinner in the barn. Here, your guests can dance the night away before retiring to their suite for a luxurious night in.
Price Range: $8,000 per event.
Capacity: 200 guests.
Seminary Hill – Callicoon, NY
Seminary Hill isn’t just your average hill, this family-run cidery is located on a hilltop overlooking the Delaware River, offering a stunning backdrop for all photos!
With orchards and stunning flowers galore, this flexible venue is the ultimate outdoor wedding location!
The venue provides three unique wedding ceremony spots which can be used during any season of the year. Enjoy a backdrop of pink and white flowers in spring, colorful fruit in the summer, and over 50 varieties of ripe apples and pears in the autumn.
Additionally, they have a getting-ready house for the bridal party, which has stunning views of the valley.
Price Range: $12,500-27,000 per event.
Capacity: 100-200 guests.
The Historic Thayer Hotel – West Point, NY
The wonderful thing about upstate New York is that there are so many incredible and historic buildings nestled on hilltops, providing breathtaking views.
The Thayer Hotel is one of them, sitting atop a hill, overlooking the Hudson River and Military Academy at West Point, this beautiful venue is a gorgeous ceremony location.
In addition, the venue has full-service guest rooms available so your friends and family won’t have to worry about traveling home for the evening.
Price Range: $1,500 per event.
Capacity: 300 guests.
Valley Rock Inn – Sloatsburg
This dreamy wedding venue is located along the Ramapo River and provides access to many acres of land and never-ending views.
This Inn allows you to get married in one of their gorgeous outdoor spaces including the Shade Garden and the South Lawn.
Host a cocktail party in the Rose Garden, then enjoy a reception tent in the Summer Garden. Or, if you’re leaning toward a more casual event then why not seat your guests in the Summer Pavilion with its wood-burning pizza oven and grill?!
Price Range: $50,000 per event.
Capacity: 200-400 guests.