Intimate Wedding Ideas in NYC


Couple dining outdoors in Manhattan at a Upper Eastside restaurant, Match Brasserie. A great locations for an intimate wedding reception in NYC.

Reception ideas for an intimate wedding in NYC

New York City has many, many unique and special places to celebrate your intimate wedding or elopement.I’ve made a list of intimate wedding reception ideas in NYC. Whether it is a table for two at a fine dining establishment or a private dining room for you and your guests, there is something for everyone. 

Depending on the size, you may be able to use a private dining room or may need to buyout the restaurant. Hotels and small venues also offer options. Some of these spaces can double as a ceremony site, like the Library Hotel.

Restaurants (most have private or semi private rooms)

Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, The River Cafe, Daniel, Tavern on the Green, Blue Hill Farm (also at Stonebarns in Westchester) Charlie Bird, The Modern, Marea, The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel, Celestine, Sant Ambroeus, Casa Lever, Felice, Bellini at Harry’s Table, Orsay, Union Square Cafe, match 65 Brasserie

Hotels with Private Dining Rooms or Terraces

Library Hotel, Mandarian Oriental, Ritz-Carltons, 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, The Beekman Hotel, Soho Grand, The James New York, Hotel Giraffe, Wythe Hotel, The Crosby Street Hotel, Wythe Hotel, Hoxton Hotel, The William Vale

Private Dining Rooms

L’Artusi Supper Club

Venues for Micro Weddings or Receptions

Milk and Roses, Little Owl Venue, Locanda Verde, Frankies 457 Spuntino, Brooklyn Winery, Tarallucci e Vino Union Square, il Buco, Maman, One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Ivy Terrace, 620 Loft and Gardens, The Brooklyn Grange, My Moon


Box House Hotel, Library Hotel, City Vineyard, Andaz, Ivy Terrace, Brooklyn Grange, Wythe Hotel Penthouse, The William Vale

More Ideas for an intimate wedding in NYC

Also consider tea salons (Russian Tea Room, Baccarat, or The Plaza) a picnic in the park or a visit to/from your favorite food truck!

If you need more suggestions on where to have an intimate wedding reception or ceremony in NYC, please reach out! I learn about new places all the time.