While New York rebrands itself as a destination for matrimony, it bears noting that the city has always been a hotbed for weddings. With so many beautiful vistas, parks, and churches, there's no classier place in the Western Hemisphere to tie the knot.
New York's "flagship" park of 843 acres, 26,000 trees, and almost 9,000 benches has had a rather checkered history. Planning began around 1868, when city commissioners chose the "Greensward Plan" developed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. In the ensuing decades of build...59th to 110th Streets
Every visitor to New York has heard about Central Park, but Brooklyn's massive Prospect Park rightfully deserves its fame. Featuring fantastic events, green spaces, and the famous Grand Army Plaza arch at the main entrance to the Park, built in 1892, the "Jewel of Brooklyn" recei...Grand Army Plaza to Parkside Ave
Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800s, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has come to represent today the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. Stroll around the newly renovated Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and you'll find yourself tra...1000 Washington Ave.
Deputy Mayor Patricia Harris says "We want to be the wedding destination of the world," and the new 24,000-square-foot marriage bureau at 141 Worth Street, a historic 80-year-old building in lower Manhattan, certainly makes for wonderful wedding ceremonies. With a computerized sy...141 Worth Street
One of New York's best-kept secrets, the Delegates Dining Room of the United Nations is actually open to all. You must reserve in advance, and while space is limited for non-diplomats you will be rewarded with stunning views of the East River as well as an ever-changing buffet me...1 United Nations Plaza
The rebooted Tavern On The Green, under the guidance of chef Katy Sparks, now serves up more accessible food in a friendlier environment than in days gone by. You still get style and substance in the beautifully curated plates at the Tavern, with small and large plates that run t...Central Park at West 67th Street (Central Park West)
A tranquil oasis of around 250 acres in the Bronx, the New York Botanical Garden was established in the late 19th century. Visit the stunning and recently-renovated Enid A. Haupt Conservatory to take "an eco-tour of the world under glass" or wander around the sprawling 47 gardens...200th Street and Kazimiroff Blvd.
While not as impressive as the Brooklyn or New York Gardens, the Staten Island Botanical Garden is perhaps more unique. Located on 83 acres of natural woodlands and wetlands, the garden includes not only a wide variety of formal gardens, but interesting water features, a statuary...1000 Richmond Terrace (Staten Island)
The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts was established in 1992 as an artistic and cultural resource open to artists, writers, thinkers and leaders from all over the world, and to the community in the Lower East Side. Over the years we have welcomed and been inspired by Philip...172 Norfolk St
More then 60 years after its birth as an exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair, the 39 acre Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) continues to welcome an international audience with rose, bee, herb, and perennial gardens, changing displays, and public programs accessible to all.43-50 Main Street
The ideal spot for a weekend brunch in warm weather, you'll find fewer places that are more romantic to take a date. On the other hand, the food and service are rather average, so do keep this in mind. Reservations highly recommended. The Boathouse is located in the eastern ce...East 72nd Street & Park Drive North (East Park Drive)
Located in a landmark building in Manhattan’s Madison Square North Historic District, and lovingly restored to its original architectural splendor, the 4,800 square foot Prince George Ballroom provides a uniquely beautiful setting for a gala dinner, wedding, corporate event, or o...15 East 27th St
The Riverside Church is a blessed place of worship, celebration and commitment to a unique set of ideals. We are an interracial, interdenominational, and international congregation that is open and affirming to visitors and friends from all walks of life.490 Riverside Drive