There are lots of reasons to love the Bronx. The northernmost borough has Yankee Stadium, Arthur Avenue, and two of the most well-known wedding venues in New York City: the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Gardens. But even beyond these iconic venues, the Bronx houses some great and affordable places to tie the knot. We’ve gathered up the best of Bronx wedding venues to help you on your search.
Unique and awe-inspiring, the Bronx Zoo is a fabulous place to host your NYC wedding. Enjoy the stunning architecture, beautiful landscaping, and, of course, some unforgettable wildlife encounters. Whether you’re dancing with the lemurs of Madagascar or dining with the gorillas of the Congo, your wedding is sure to be like no other.
Typical cost: $21,000 – $31,000
Bonus: All newlyweds receive a free one-year membership to the zoo!
Find some rare serenity in the big city at Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses. Set in NYC’s largest park, the city’s only 36-hole golf course also serves as a lovely and affordable wedding venue. Choose from several outdoor and indoor wedding ceremony and reception areas throughout the golf courses’ beautiful, manicured grounds.
Typical cost: $65 – $125 per person
Bonus: Break out the yard games and add a little whimsy to your wedding reception.
If you’re not already dreaming of getting married at the New York Botanical Garden, then you’re about to start. Founded in 1891, the historic Botanical Garden, together with the extraordinary Starr Catering Group, has become one of the most highly sought-after and photogenic wedding venues in NYC. Whether you go with the classic style of the Garden Terrace room, the simple elegance of the Hudson Garden Grill, or the rustic majesty of the Stone Mill, your event will be one for the books.
Typical cost: $175 – $215 per person
Bonus: Along with the gorgeous photos you’ll get at your chosen wedding venue, you’ll be able to take stunning wedding photos at various places throughout the garden.
Get ready for a stress-free evening of delicious food and tons of fun at Scavello’s on the Island. Run by Scavello City Catering, the venue is food-focused and professional. Specifically, their two recently renovated ballrooms and experienced catering service offer everything you need for your big day.
Typical cost: Inquire for pricing.
Bonus: Scavello’s on the Island is one of those rare budget-friendly New York venues. Reviewers rave about the great value.
The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is just the setting for an outdoor wedding straight out of a fairy tale. Nestled in Pelham Bay Park, the mansion was built in Greek-Revival style back in 1836, and the formal gardens were added in 1916. Let the grand mansion and lush greens transport you on your most important day.
Typical cost: $1,000 – $10,000 rental fee depending on party size
Bonus: Their reception packages also include up to six hours of set-up time.