Guest Author - Yolanda Shoshana
Looking for a place to get married in New York City? With so many places that make great options it can be overwhelming for any bride to be. Being a wedding officiant, I am always asked for good locations, since the last thing a bride wants to stress about is the perfect location. Here is a short list of suggestions that that would be perfect places to say “I Do."
Botanical Gardens: This is a beautiful place to have a wedding – imagine the floral backdrop you can have. Check out the rose garden or even the lilies. There is an array of options for you to choose at the gardens. If you want an outdoor wedding, this is the go-to place. It is your chance to have a wedding in an enchanted forest.
New York Library: You could have your wedding in this space, did you know that? The architecture and the definition of the rooms are dramatically stunning. You would feel like a princess as you saunter down the steps to the love of your life. The space has all the makings for a grand entrance, like a belle at her ball.
City Hall: Don’t feel like spending a crazy amount on a wedding, keep it small and go to city hall. If it was good enough for Carrie in Sex and The City, then it is good enough for you. Getting married on the down low then announcing it to all your friends is a slick move. Of course, you will have a grand soiree to celebrate afterwards. Keep the rice, flying doves, elephants on bicycles, and everything for another occasion, like your 30th anniversary.
Plaza Hotel: What girl would not want to get married at the Plaza Hotel? It is sexy and glamorous. Every inch of the hotel screams exquisite. If you have always dreamed of this day or you want to have a fairy tale wedding, the Plaza is definitely how you do it. All of your friends will want invites.
Secret Garden at Merchant’s House Museum: This 19th century brickhouse was owned by a wealthy family and has been kept up no tip top condition. It should be on your list of places to consider. You can use the ground floor that has a private garden in the back. There are Greek double parlors that can be used for the reception area. It is very reasonably priced for historical spot in the city.