When the temperature creeps above 60 in NYC it seems like everyone seeks out long walks in parks and al fresco dining. It comes as no surprise that when couples want to get married, having a venue with outdoor space is top of their priority list. 

Here are the best outdoor venues in NYC:

The Stone Mill at New York Botanic Garden 

“Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, the New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum and one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world. It is distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs

On the outdoor terrace, an invigorating view of the Bronx River meandering past majestic evergreen trees creates a perfect natural backdrop for your big day. The newly refurbished, farm chic Stone Mill offers a paramount combination of historic charm and modern comforts.”

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The Bordone

“The Bordone LIC is a premier event venue with unparalleled outdoor space in Long Island City. The venue offers panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Long Island City, and the Queensboro Bridge. It is available for a wide-variety of corporate and private events including: weddings, cocktail receptions, banquets, photo shoots, movie shoots, product launches, bar mitzvahs, bat mizvahs, birthday parties, seminars, anniversary parties, and private dinners.”

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Central Park Zoo

“This tranquil oasis in the heart of Manhattan is one of the most idyllic locations in New York City. Whether sipping cocktails as our sea lions glide gracefully through the water or strolling through the lush gardens taking in the architecture, your guests will be inspired by exotic wildlife and breathtaking city skyline views. The Central Park Zoo is a unique event space that is perfect for cocktail receptions and seated dinners. This open space has the flexibility to accommodate a variety of event plans and has a seasonal tent that included in the site fee with options to add on for larger guest counts.”

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Wave Hill 

“With intimate gardens and spectacular views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades, Wave Hill offers the most romantic setting in New York City for your unforgettable wedding.

Your ceremony takes place at the Pergola on the Great Lawn, with your cocktail hour there— or on either the Lower Lawn or the Kate French Terrace adjacent to historic Wave Hill House. Dinner is held in Armor Hall. Capacity there is capped at 130 guests, including a small band and dance floor in the Hall. If you choose to locate the dance floor nearby in the adjacent Mark Twain Room, then capacity is limited to 175 guests.”

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The Foundry 

“The Foundry is a 19th Century Building that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. Adaptable for many uses and available to rent for weddings, corporate events, launch parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, film, video and photo shoots. The Foundry interior boasts 3,000+ square feet of raw space with a lush outdoor courtyard, rooftop terrace with views of the Manhattan skyline, indoor greenhouse and fully equipped industrial kitchen.”

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

“Tucked away in one of the largest cities of the world, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a beautiful oasis of trees, flower borders, and pastoral lawns—the perfect place for your wedding or celebration. Whether you’re interested in a gorgeous afternoon ceremony among the seasonal blossoms or a dance party beneath the stars, you’ll find the Garden an unforgettable setting for your once-in-a-lifetime event.”