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One of the many reasons that New York City is the best place to host a wedding is all of the variety it has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a palatial setting to inspire romance, a trendy, raw loft space to make your own, or dazzling views to serve as the backdrop for the big day, New York has it all. Sophisticated Weddings: New York Edition has researched, visited, and compiled the best venues around this great city, and we’re thrilled to share our favorites in each category.

A great panoramic view wows New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike. Having the New York skyline as a backdrop opens up a space, mesmerizes its spectators, and ensures magnificent photographs to be cherished for generations. Here are some of our favorite venues that offer spectacular views:


Trump SoHo not only highlights modern sophistication with luxurious and elegant style, it also features some of the finest views of Manhattan, right from one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city. With four sleek spaces to choose from, discerning couples can pick and choose the perspective of their choice, and be enamored by the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a spectacular horizon. The Hudson Square Ballroom offers a private terrace to truly capture a romantic atmosphere, and the SoHi space on the 46th Floor is certain to trump most windows of the city.


While The Glasshouses presents a blank white canvas that lends well to individual creativity, one aspect is non-negotiable: the painted city skyline encompasses a magnificent capture of the Hudson River, downtown and midtown Manhattan, from its sleek Chelsea neighborhood and floor-to-ceiling windows. This NYC favorite offers two floors to choose from in the iconic Chelsea Arts Tower, one of which boasts a gorgeous balcony to really soak up the magnetic energy of the bustling city.


Where else in New York can two people say “I do” before an unobstructed view of the Empire State Building than Manhattan Penthouse? This modern and elegant penthouse space offers 360 degree views from its signature Palladian windows, centrally located on the top floor of a luxurious Fifth Avenue address nearby Union Square. From the handsome grand oak and stained glass bar to the gourmet cuisine, the eye candy this venue boasts enamors its inhabitants with charm and beauty at every turn.


A gem in Columbus Circle, the Mandarin Oriental overlooks Central Park and midtown Manhattan. Combining luxurious tradition with unequivocal views, this iconic hotel delivers a celestial affair without sacrifice. Another bonus: the celebrated couple and their honored guests may choose to extend their stay and relish the sight a little longer with hotel’s world-class overnight accommodations.

Be sure to scope out all of the pertinent details about these venues and many other fantastic spaces inSophisticated Weddings: New York Edition, and check back often as we feature more of our favorite places in several categories that suit every taste and desire.



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