We often receive questions from couples asking how they can have a rehearsal dinner or welcome reception instead of hosting a formal sit-down dinner. We consult with our couples who want to do something different, but still want to keep the heart of what is special about a wedding. We searched for fun outdoor spaces that are unique to New York City.

Palma Restaurant West Village


Palma is a classic Italian garden restaurant in the heart of the West Village.
The atmosphere of this restaurant is cozy and romantic for all events and weddings.
The whole restaurant space can be rented out per request.


This outdoor space is the ideal setting for a tropical theme wedding.
You wanted to plan a destination wedding but your parents want to have a smaller, city wedding,
this is the perfect compromise.
Guests can relax with their famous frozen watermelon margaritas and enjoy themselves before returning home or back to work after their long flights or workdays.

Soho Grand Hotel

If you are looking for a contemporary home vibe, this outdoor space is adjacent to an amazing suite. You can party all night long and not have to leave!

Ivy Terrace in New York City

Ivy Terrace – Located in Midtown Manhattan, this beautifully designed lounge offers the perfect space to host your next gathering. With a terrace overlooking the bright lights of Midtown, NYC, the venue offers a stylish atmosphere that can accommodate cocktail parties, intimate dinners, and rehearsal dinners.

TAVERN ON THE GREEN – This historical restaurant has a special place in many New Yorkers’ hearts, and after reopening in 2014 it became even more beautiful. The space used for receptions is called South Terrace, and the indoor space is just as great which is named South Wing. They offer a long list of specialty cocktails and the food is scrumptious.