Welcome to Queens. The second-most populated New York City borough is one of the most (if not the most) ethnically diverse urban areas in the world. It is also a great place to have your wedding. From cultural centers to chic event spaces, we’ve gathered up the best 5 wedding venues in Queens, many of which won’t break the bank.
Welcome to The Foundry: an endlessly cool Queens wedding venue that you can make your own. The formally functional Foundry has been renovated into a highly versatile event space. In addition to the gorgeously raw main building, the Foundry has a lush outdoor courtyard, a terrace, a greenhouse, and an industrial kitchen. Honestly, the pictures speak for themselves.
Capacity: 125 seated
Typical cost: $6,000 – $16,000 rental fee
Bonus: The ivy in the courtyard is in bloom from mid-April through October.
Evolved from the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Queens Botanical Garden remains a green and pleasant escape from the concrete hustle of the city. Exchange your vows in their dedicated wedding garden: a green and flowering Eden with East meets West design. Then choose from four different spectacular reception spaces, including indoor and outdoor options.
Capacity: 100 for the ceremony site
Typical cost: $850 – $2,500 rental fee
Bonus: Reviewers rave about the stellar service from the garden’s event coordinator.
Planning a big, big wedding? The Queens Museum has you covered. But even if you’re not, the giant and contemporary space at the Queens Museum is a great backdrop for weddings of most any size. Plus, you can use separate areas for the cocktail hour, ceremony, and reception. That way, at the end of the night you and your guests will feel like you’ve gone on a (very stylish) journey.
Capacity: 75 minimum, 600 maximum seated
Typical cost: Rental fee starting at $7,500
Bonus: The museum’s Panorama of the City of New York will be a treat for the out-of-towners and New Yorkers alike.
Looking for a unique New York wedding venue that won’t bust your budget? The Aurora Gallery is a self-described cultural Mecca for all kinds of artists, as well as a modern and affordable event space. Since it’s usually a gallery, the space functions as a blank canvas—the perfect base for creating your dream event.
Capacity: 75 seated with a dance floor
Typical cost: Rental fee starting at $1,300
Bonus: The Gallery is known for their accommodating and professional staff.
For a peaceful, beautiful event on a budget, consider getting hitched at the Queens County Farm Museum. Established all the way back in 1697, the Queens County Farm Museum continues to be New York City’s largest plot of undisturbed farmland. Choose from the charming Barn Complex, Pavilion, or Orchard and have your rustic country dream wedding without even leaving the city.
Typical cost: $1,000 – $4,000 for rental fee (not including tables, chairs, etc.)
Bonus: Look out for the Queens County Farm Museum’s produce at your favorite Brooklyn or Manhattan restaurant, and at the Union Square Greenmarket on select Fridays.