The city of New York has hundreds of places where couples can get married. However, narrowing them down to figure out most romantic spot for a wedding ceremony or reception is not easy. For tourists who are not residents of the United States, they may have to fill out an ESTA application form. This is an automated system which determines if visitors are eligible to travel to the US under the VWP (Visa Waiver Program). Below are some of the most romantic places to get married in New York.
The Loeb Boathouse
If the bride is yearning for an urban feel and the bridegroom is dead-set for some greenery, then the Loeb Boathouse is the perfect venue for their wedding. The Central Park Boathouse is the greatest marital compromise in New York City, and the good thing is that everyone wins and not just the couple. The venue is in the middle of the city surrounded by a lush landscape complete with a lake, trees, rowboats, birds and squirrels. It is an ideal place to take wedding photos, with the interior as singular and lovely as the exterior. This means that even winter brides will be delighted to get married here. The Boathouse can accommodate up to 230 seated guests and dinner going for around $185 per head.
American Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History is not restricted to reminiscing on elementary school field trips or relieving the nervousness of first date conversation. It is also a romantic venue for a beautiful and memorable wedding. While a couple can get married below the giant blue whale, there are numerous other options. They include the Powerhouse, which is a loft-like, elegant place that does not feature any frozen animals. Ceremonies can be held outdoors on the adjacent terrace, while cocktail hour can be hosted inside the glass-walled galleria linking the reception room to the Rose center.
Pierre Hotel Ballroom
The Pierre A Taj hotel ballroom is as romantic a New York City wedding venue as they come. Located across from the park on Fifth Avenue, this magnificent hotel offers every imaginable service, from customized table settings and linens to a dedicated wedding planner. They also grant the couple a complimentary bridal suite depending on availability and how much they are willing to part for the event. They can also give a lucky couple the gift staying in one of the world’s twelve Taj Hotels for their honeymoon.
The Chelsea Piers Lighthouse
One fact about New York City is that it is an island. While not many people would like to get into the water, the views from there can be quite spectacular. The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers is a loft space that couples do not have to go through the inconveniences of decorating, furnishing and catering by themselves. It is exclusively owned and operated by Abigail Kirsch, meaning that the food is plentiful and delicious. In addition, the staff is well-trained in handling weddings.
There are so many wedding venues in New York couples to choose from, but those mentioned above are definitely the most romantic. Brides and grooms will have an unforgettable wedding ceremony to be remembered forever.