Every New York couple that has dated on a budget, has taken advantage of the free ferry ride over to Staten Island to catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty and views of NYC from the water! With wedding planning in NYC being so expensive more and more couples are considering the less populated cities like Staten Island for their big day. Our wedding photographers love shooting in Staten Island and have captured beautiful wedding photos on Staten Island. Many of the wedding venues in Staten Island offer a great deal when planning a wedding on a budget without sacrificing quality! Below is more information on some of the top wedding venues in Staten Island and why we love them!
A Cultural Center and Botanical Garden in Staten Island, Snug Harbor offers a beautiful indoor and outdoor setting for your NYC wedding. Our photography and video team have worked at the Botanical Garden several times and always get great photos on the grounds of Snug Harbor. The outdoor space is perfect for a romantic ceremony and features fountains, perfectly manicured lawns and access to over 80 acres of greenery! Snug Harbor is also home to a beautiful Chinese Garden with Asian inspired architecture and year round blooms! Couples often have their ceremony outside followed by a cocktail hour in the garden and reception indoors at the Great Hall Ballroom which can accommodate up to 350 guests! There is also a Tented Pavilion can hold up to 200 guests and combines the beauty of the outdoors with indoor amenities. Our photographers and videographers love working at Snug Harbor and the Staten Island wedding venue is surprisingly affordable!
A beautiful NYC beach wedding venue, The Vanderbilt at South Beach offers dramatic ocean views and is easily accessible from New Jersey, Long Island and the NYC boroughs. The waterfront wedding venue offers access to a private beach for your wedding ceremony followed by a wedding reception with several affordable menus to choose from including a Kosher option. Our photographers and videographers captured a beautiful Jewish wedding at The Vanderbilt at South Beach and the wedding video came out perfect! Besides being able to take beach wedding photos in NYC, getting married at the Vanderbilt at South Beach also offers white glove service in an elegant setting.
Above at the Hilton
The only rooftop wedding venue in Staten Island, Above at the Hilton offers couples the convenience of a rooftop wedding venue in a hotel! Our videography team had the honor of working at Above right after it’s renovation and captured a romantic wedding trailer video at the Staten Island venue that really showcases how beautiful this rooftop wedding venue is! The affordable venue can accommodate up to 300 guest for a ceremony, cocktail and dancing. Couples are whisked up to the rooftop in a private elevator that opens to a dramatic open air terrace. Your guests will be blown away as they enjoy the views of the NYC skyline with floor to ceiling windows in the enclosed rooftop. After the wedding the newlyweds and their guests can stay overnight in the Hilton Hotel. The decor is elegant featuring marble floors, chandeliers and all white seating.
Staten Island is also home to several small wedding venues for elopement celebrations like Casa Belvedere , an Italian Cultural foundation offering private dining and inexpensive restaurants like Blue Restaurant and Angelina’s, which sits right on the water…