After planning countless weddings, we have really fallen in love with intimate and micro-weddings! While weddings in New York and New Jersey tend to have a large guest count, more and more couples are choosing to have fewer guests, and focus more on the celebration. This really lets them have more quality time with their guests during the wedding day. As you start to plan your intimate wedding, we wanted to share our favorite venues in New York and New Jersey! These venues are all perfect for a smaller guest count, but still, give you an incredible and gorgeous day.
The Foundry is like a hidden gem nestled within city life. What we love about this space are all the natural climbing vines that seem to grow more every year amongst the walls. Couples have three vent spaces to choose from, but the best part is that it only hosts one wedding at a time! You can book out the entire space and use all three areas for your event. Or, you can just confine your wedding to the outdoor space and opt to do a tented event under the midnight stars.
The Foundry is like a sanctuary or oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s a popular spot in Long Island City, NY which is why our couples usually book 2 years in advance just to save their spot. It’s a raw space that you can practically weave any design idea that you have into it! Another perk is that you can bring in your own vendors, or use the vendors they recommend. This makes planning a breeze!
If you’re into the cool rooftop vibe then W Loft is your wedding or event spot! This modern and laid-back all-white space is perfect for intimate weddings and events. You can go grand scale in design or keep it simple. The views of NYC from the Brooklyn side are beautiful, and the sunset is spectacular in this space. We have to say our favorite design aspect of this space is the windows that go all around the room! It lets in so much light and really makes it feel so airy. And the best part is it’s only one event at a time!
New Jersey definitely has some amazing venues and Maritime Parc is definitely one of them! The service and staff are wonderful and so helpful here. The views of the Manhattan skyline on the wraparound deck are just fantastic. Guests will be in awe, especially at sunset! There are two spaces within this space that you can utilize, one larger than the other. We also love the windows that go all around the perimeter of the ballrooms. There is a ton of natural light! At night it’s just such a stunning setting! You get to see the lights of the city, and it’s so romantic.
One of Brooklyn’s hottest venues, 26 Bridge is a huge all brick open space that lends to any modern, rustic or industrial design. Our couples love the high ceilings and the ability to create what they want for their wedding or event. If you are having an event that is over 175 guests then this is definitely the space for you! But, it also works great for smaller weddings.
We love Kanopi Events for its stunning views and the food! You can tell that the chef here takes time to prepare intricate dishes for their guests. This is a perfect space for an intimate ceremony, a beautiful brunch or an evening wedding, or event. With windows aligning the perimeter of the room it’s no wonder why our couples love this space so much. It has a chic inner-city vibe that you can’t help but feel as soon as the elevator beams you up to the top floor. Did we mention the elevator ride is also something spectacular! Guests always love this!
The beautiful gardens at Ashford Estate certainly make this wedding venue stand out. There are so many picture opportunities within this space if photography is top of the list of importance for your wedding. One thing we love about Ashford Estate is the opportunity to have each part of your wedding within a different space on this huge estate. The ceremony is in a beautifully restored barn with high ceilings, an outdoor or indoor cocktail hour, and a reception in the most beautiful ballroom with tall chapel-style high ceilings.
Everything at Ashford has been immaculately preserved and the grounds are kept in amazing condition. The space is just astonishing and provides such a great experience for your guests. The bridal parlor is a plus for all of your girls to get ready in or the groom’s parlor where the grooms can sit back and have a cocktail at the bar. You can even book out the entire space and all of the suites for your event. It’s truly one of the most amazing destination wedding spots in New Jersey!
As you plan your wedding, it’s important to have a planner on your side! We specialize in personalized touches and seamless executions for people too busy or overwhelmed to plan them on their own. Let us help you plan the perfect intimate wedding!