Say “I do” to Queens, New York, the surprising site of some of the city’s most sought-after wedding venues. From galleries to indoor greenhouses and botanical gardens, New York City’s biggest borough boasts a perfect fit for every couple. Here are the best places to tie the knot in Queens, New York.
Terrace on the Park
For more than 30 years, Terrace on the Park has been the Queens couple’s pick for a celebration site. Situated within the iconic Flushing Meadows Park, this veteran venue boasts both indoor and outdoor spaces, personal attendants, and 360-degree views of the New York City skyline. Tip: take advantage of the kitchen’s diverse dishes, which range from Indian to Irish cuisine and are inspired by the ethnically varied area.
Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St, Flushing, NY, USA, +1 718 592 5000
Da Mikele Illagio
Count on the veteran caterers at Da Mikele Illagio to help start your new chapter off right. With over 30 years of experience, the staff here is up to the task of realizing your dream celebration, and the venue’s outdoor terrace, dance floor, and in-house party planner will enhance it even further. For an extravagant affair, you can’t beat Da Mikele Illagio’s opulent interior, fit for royalty—and your future in-laws.
Da Mikele Illagio, 79-17 Albion Ave, Queens, NY, USA, +1 718 606 1750
The Aurora Gallery
Make matrimony your masterpiece at The Aurora Gallery, a self-described “Mecca for all types” of artistic and, in this case, amorous individuals. Featuring artsy accents, such as clean white walls and exposed brick, this loft space is a perfect fit for quirky couples. Tip: interested twosomes can scope out the venue at one of its open houses, where you’re free to explore the space, meet the team, and finally begin planning your special day.
The Aurora Gallery, 3518 37th St, Long Island City, NY, USA, +1 917 745 0003
From intimate affairs to “big day” blowouts, Melrose Ballroom can make any wedding dream a reality. With its diverse spaces, including a 5,000-square-foot ballroom, a rooftop lounge, and a mezzanine, this concert hall and event space is an ideal setting for customizable celebrations.
Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St, Queens, NY, USA, +1 718 255 6921
Building, Art Museum, History Museum
As the ideal destination for lovesick city-slickers, Queens Museum treats your wedding day as a work of art. This Queens icon, which features a winding glass staircase, three-story windows, and masterpieces of another sort, transforms amor into art. Create beautiful memories—and make your mark on a community mainstay—with your very own customized celebration.
Queens Museum, New York City Building, Corona, NY, USA, +1 718 592 9700
Queens Botanical Garden
Celebrate love in bloom at Queens Botanical Garden, an urban oasis bringing new meaning to the phrase “urban jungle.” The al fresco wedding—and flower-filled photo-op—of your dreams awaits at this 18-acre paradise, comprising historic 20th-century blooms, an oak-lined alley, and a Victorian-inspired Wedding Garden featuring a “literal white picket fence” and vintage gazebo.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St, Flushing, NY, USA, +1 718 886 3800
This self-described “raw space” begs brides and grooms alike to transform its 3,000+ square feet into the personalized party of their dreams. A restored 19th-century building, The Foundry boasts a classic industrial appeal, complete with a skylight ceiling, sweeping rooftop views of the Manhattan skyline, and an ivy-filled indoor greenhouse.
The Foundry, 42-38 9th St, Long Island City, NY, USA, +1 718 786 7776
Take the plunge at LIC Landing, future site of your dream waterfront wedding. This outdoor event space of 2,000 square feet features a gourmet café, vistas of the Manhattan skyline, and a charitable spirit, with a portion of all revenue dedicated to the non-profit Hunter Point Parks Conservancy. Situated mere steps from the East River Ferry terminal, this picturesque ceremony site allows you to sail off into the sunset just as soon as you say “I do.”
LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY, USA, +1 347 706 4696