Picking a location for Destination Weddings is a huge undertaking for a lot of couples. When picking a location, I often ask my brides, “How would you describe your perfect location in 3 words or less.” Determining whether the couple is looking for something chic, romantic, sophisticated, helps to narrow down the vast array of location options.

For my couples, looking to do a stateside Destination Wedding, New York City always offers a wealth of beautiful locations with interesting backdrops to create the perfect feel.

Glen Cove Mansion provides a richly luxurious backdrop for the bride’s perfect entrance. The elegant estate is breathtaking from entrance to exit.  From intimate affairs to grand social galas of up to 220 guests, sumptuous food, beautiful surroundings and expert attention to detail mean your day will be something that will be treasured by all. Glen Cove Mansion has two onsite Wedding Coordinators who work to make your experience as seamless as it will be extravagant.

Photographer, Jon Lemons of JC Lemons Photography has an interesting list of Unique NYC Wedding venues that haven’t been overdone. His list includes the Unisphere in Queens, the Queens County Farm & Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Building. Each location adds its own charm and unique atmosphere. Read more.


Some things to keep in mind when planning your perfect NYC Destination Wedding:

  • Keep in mind you want a venue that is easy to get to.
  • Ask the venue about other events taking place on your date.
  • Be realistic with your budget. Venue, photography, reception, flowers are all major costs that you need to factor in.
  • New York is the City that never sleeps, so plan great events for your entire stay! There’s a ton of options for you and your guests.