Below are a few of our favorite venues in New York City and New Jersey. If you have any questions about any of them, let us know.
Although most of the spots listed are places Kyo has already photographed, he is always excited to explore and shoot new places, and we love adding new venues to our list.
New York City
A harborside event space in downtown NYC with a direct view of the Statue of Liberty.
Bouley Botanical is a light-filled, intimate, and modern space in Tribeca, with floor-to-ceiling planters providing fresh herbs and greens for its delicious seasonal food. Great for foodies!
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is one of Brooklyn‘s treasures: one of the country’s best botanical gardens in the very center of Prospect Park. The soaring Palm House is an iconic wedding location.
Central Park offers numerous locations you can reserve for up to 300 guests (and if you‘re having fewer than 20, you don’t even need a permit).
Frankies 457 Spuntino
Frankies 457 Spuntino is an intimate trattoria in Carroll Gardens serving simple, seasonally-inspired Italian fare.
A raw space on the 14th and 21st floors of the Chelsea Arts Tower, with sweeping views of the Hudson River and downtown Manhattan.
A little-known outdoor ceremony spot with unparalleled views of downtown NYC. Taking the ferry to the island makes your wedding into an adventure.
Invisible Dog Art Center
A warm, quirky art space in Boerum Hill with a small outdoor courtyard. The owners have a nearby Airbnb studio you can rent for getting ready beforehand.
The Metropolitan Building
The Metropolitan Building is a renovated warehouse in Long Island City filled with antiques and vintage curios; it combines urban grit with traditional charm in an entirely unique way.
New Leaf Restaurnt
New Leaf Restaurant is located in a renovated stone building in Fort Tryon Park, with stunning views overlooking the Hudson River, and it combines an eco-conscious mission with locally sourced food.
Nomad Hotel is a seriously stylish hotel right in the middle of lower Midtown, with a spectacular rooftop terrace and scrumptious food.
Combining a raw, loft-like space with warm library-like decor, this restaurant specializing in Australian cuisine is a lovely wedding venue for food lovers.
Yacht Events specializes in yacht weddings with breath-taking views of the NYC skyline. Owner Steven Tanzman is wonderful to work with.