10 Best Outdoor Wedding Sites in New York

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1. European Elegance

Can't commit -- to one wedding style? Caramoor in Katonah has distinctly beautiful spaces for your day's events. Exchange vows in the medieval-inspired Sunken Garden, host your cocktail hour in the hacienda-style Spanish Courtyard and finish the night with a reception in the brick-floored tent that holds 250. All events are catered by Great Performances Catering. (914) 232-5035 x240, Caramoor.org

2. Luxe Loft

A swanky loft and a garden setting in one, 620 Loft & Garden sits high above Rockefeller Plaza on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Have your ceremony in the rooftop garden with views of Midtown, including the steeples of the historic St. Patrick's Cathedral. Move inside to the posh loft space and have a seated reception for up to 120 guests, catered by one of the preferred vendors. (212) 698-2000, TopoftheRockNYC.com

3. Liberty Lighthouse

Sitting along the Hudson with views of the Statue of Liberty and New Jersey skylines, Pier Sixty The Lighthouse can hold up to 800 in its unique indoor/outdoor space. The window-walls of the pier open so you can see the river. The venue works exclusively with Abigail Kirsch catering. (212) 336-6144, PierSixty.com

4. Mountain Majesty

City scene not your thing? Wed on a wooden platform deck overlooking the Catskill Mountains at Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville. Tall trees frame the mountaintops at the ceremony spot. The timber pavilion hosts receptions for up to 200, which are catered by your choice of the two house caterers. Make it a weekend event and have some guests stay in the onsite B&B! (845) 657-6233, Onteora.com

5. Grand Gardens

Weeping willows or cherry blossoms? The choice for your ceremony scene is yours at The Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn. For your cocktail hour, wine and dine guests on a brick patio surrounding serene Lily Pools. Your house-catered dinner with room for up to 300 (with dancing!) takes place in a Victorian-style glass greenhouse with trees and gardens as your backdrop. (718) 398-2400, PalmHouse.com

6. Breathtaking Beachfront

Walk barefoot down a sandy aisle at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club's private beach in Bridgehampton. The beachfront ballroom for your reception catered by the club's exclusive caterer has windowed walls and glass doors that open to a wraparound deck with ocean and pool views. You and up to 200 guests can soak in the sea breezes. (212) 883-0606, TheBTSC.com

7. Divine Vineyards

Wölffer Estate Vineyard brings the appeal of Napa Valley to the heart of the Hamptons in Sagaponack. Dine with 175 guests on an open-air terrace that's lined with Tuscan-style stone pillars and overlooks 50 acres of vineyards. The site's approved caterers will help you plan a menu to pair with wines. (631) 537-5106 x20, Wolffer.com

8. Lovely Links

White gazebos dot the golf course at The Clubhouse at Harbor Links in Port Washington. Get married under one of them while your guests take in the stunning scenery: rolling hills covered in trees that are spectacular in the fall. Before heading inside for your clubhouse-catered reception for up to 250, pose for pictures by a stone waterfall on the course. (516) 767-4816 x2249, HarborLinks.com

9. Waterfront Elegance

A white picket fence is all that divides your guests from the Atlantic Ocean at the Alice Austen House in Staten Island. Exchange vows with the Verrazano, one of the city's prettiest bridges, in the background. Let guests mingle along the shore during the cocktail hour, then move them up to the grassy hill for a tented reception for up to 175. Also, you can choose your own caterer! (718) 816-4506, x12, AliceAusten.org

10. Storybook Palace

Wed in the Gothic-style mansion at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, set on rolling lawns with Hudson River views. Ceremonies can be held in the rose garden's gazebo, and receptions, served by the castle's exclusive caterer, are hosted underneath the towering stone archways on a veranda or in the tented English Garden Courtyard. (914) 631-4481, Lyndhurst.org

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