The 10 Best Small Wedding Venues in NYC
Getting married in New York City is a dream for many brides and grooms. Whether you grew up in New York City, moved here as an adult, or are just visiting, a wedding in the Big Apple can be a magical and memorable celebration. But there’s no getting around the fact that some of NYC’s most popular venues can be too big or too expensive for a small wedding or can be booked out months or even years in advance. That’s why renting a venue from a local host on Peerspace is such a great option. You’ll find a range of unique spaces for an intimate wedding that you won’t find anywhere else, including these 10 small wedding venues in NYC.
1. A blank canvas event space in Brooklyn
First, check out this 3,000-square-foot loft that can be used as a traditional wedding venue or something more creative. The main room features hardwood floors and track lighting for a bright and spacious atmosphere. There’s also a performance area with a stage, a projector, mics, and speakers, perfect for toasts and playing special home movies of the happy couple. This Peerspace bookable loft also includes tables and chairs.
2. A renovated warehouse in Williamsburg
This is one of our favorite small wedding venues in NYC that checks all of the boxes for a classy yet intimate wedding. What’s so great about it? First, the main event space offers exposed brick walls, 15’-high rafters, interior plants, carpets, and a handmade bar for a hip, rustic vibe. But it’s also packed full of high-tech amenities, including a 4K projector and 200” movie screen, a Sonos sound system, DJ gear, and more. The dining table can fit up to 20 seated guests, but there’s room for up to 150 people throughout the venue. Plus, there are several hidden rooms, mezzanines, skylights, and even a remote-controlled retractable wall, offering you plenty of fun configurations and unique space for your guests to explore! Check it out today on Peerspace.
3. A rooftop + loft in SoHo
Enjoy a stylish wedding at this rooftop lounge in Manhattan with expansive skyline views. This seriously stylish penthouse loft includes multiple rooms with a lounge space, a dining area, a gorgeous outdoor terrace, and more. You can expect a classy, upscale vibe for your wedding when you rent this Peerspace bookable penthouse loft.
4. A multicultural art and music space in Hamilton Heights
This event space is one of the most vibrant small wedding venues in NYC. A converted church in Hamilton Heights, it has room for up to 50 people in a 4,000-square-foot space. With its 24’ ceilings and a 50’ gallery, it feels intimate without being cramped. It’s filled with eclectic decor, including multicultural art and musical instruments, and provides incredible acoustics for a ceremony. Plus, there’s a garden outside if you want an outdoor space for your guests to mingle. Fill the space with tables and chairs, or keep it open for a free-flowing celebration! Best of all, you can book it right here on Peerspace.
5. A mansion with a ballroom in Greenwich Village
Looking for a historic space that can offer a one-of-a-kind enchanted experience? This five-story venue in Greenwich Village will take you back to 1800s New York. The venue features five distinct rooms, including a ballroom, a dining room, a parlor, and more. There’s also a terrace, outdoor deck, and a “treehouse,” as well as a glass gallery filled with glass and ceramics. This beautiful space rents for about $275/hour and can accommodate up to 125 guests. Your rental includes tables and chairs, a full kitchen, and bathrooms on every floor. You’ll also have two or more staff members on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly! Plus, there are several great backdrops for your wedding photos, including a grand staircase, fireplaces, and a piano. Learn more about it on its Peerspace page today!
6. A classic loft in Brooklyn
This venue is a great choice for an intimate wedding with less than 100 guests. A former coffee roasting factory built in 1914, the hosts have turned it into a space offering “beautiful amenities inside a gritty unfinished Brooklyn loft.” It features steel casement windows, rustic wood floors, and brick and plaster walls for a laid-back modern wedding with a Brooklyn vibe. This Peerspace bookable loft also has makeup chairs and mirrors for the bridal party, a professional kitchen for your caterer, a loading dock and elevators, a sound system, and other high-tech features!
7. A lively LIC industrial venue with rooftop
Choose this venue for a truly hip and intimate wedding party. With its chic, modern design, it provides a magical, romantic space for a small, trendy wedding. It includes three floors that can be arranged to suit the number of guests. This private space includes a bar, lounge area/library, rooftop access, and beautiful city views. Check out all its photos on its Peerspace listing.
8. A light-filled venue in the Bowery
Some of the best small wedding venues in NYC look unassuming on the outside but lead to a surprise on the inside. This stylish loft in the Bowery is filled with warm lighting and plenty of seating for you and your guests. The walls and furniture are built with dark wood for an elegant, romantic setting perfect for a small to mid-sized wedding in New York City! Check it out today on its Peerspace page.
9. A lush Middle Eastern lounge in Lower Manhattan
This restaurant and lounge offers a relaxing oasis for intimate weddings, with room for 75 seated guests in the lounge area or 25 seated guests in the private dining room. There’s also space for a DJ, a dance floor, and other performances, with stylish red furniture and comfortable cushions lending to the lush, romantic vibe. Their catering menu features Middle Eastern fare — including kosher and non-kosher options — as well as a full drink menu at the on-site bar.
10. A minimalist home in the Financial District
Finally, we think this may be one of the most unique small wedding venues in NYC! Its hosts call it a “former button factory turned Scandinavian loft” and a “cobblestone oasis in the South Street Seaport.” The furnishings are all from authentic Scandinavian manufacturers, giving the space a simple, minimalist feel. It’s suitable for a small wedding reception with up to 20 standing guests or a catered dinner with up to 12 seated guests at the dining table.
New York’s hidden spaces make it a great place for a local or destination wedding. Whether you need room for 12 guests or 100, these unique spaces offer various cozy, intimate spaces for small wedding parties. Just ask your local hosts if you have any questions about the location, or call up the Concierge service for help lining up a photographer or caterer for your wedding!