If you’re looking for a small wedding venue in NYC but don’t want to shell out the big bucks, consider these Airbnb wedding venues in New York. Not only are many of them easier on the wallet, but they also have hookups with catering, furniture like tables and chairs, and other rentals that make a backyard DIY wedding such a hassle. When traveling I often eschew large hotel chains in favor for Airbnbs with more character, and I’ve discovered that you can do the same for your event. Note that as an Airbnb associate, I do earn a small portion of Airbnb’s fee for each booking you make through the following links, but seriously — look at these places and try to tell me they aren’t gorgeous.
Ready to see the best Airbnbs wedding venues in New York? Read on.
Best Airbnb Wedding Venues in NYC (Manhattan)
1. Rooftop Loft with Spacious Outdoor Deck (Flatiron, Manhattan)
For those who just want to rent an “everything included” NYC event space, this 50-person sleek rooftop loft space is where it’s at! An event manager, bartender, bar-back, door hostess, coat check hostess are all included in the rental rate. Tax is also included in the rental rate. Complimentary use of glassware, ice buckets, crystal drink dispensers as well as ice and supplies such as hand towels, hand soap, and toiletries are included. The venue also includes Wi-Fi, 3 smart flat-screen TVs, a pool table, two newly renovated bathrooms, a full bar, and a list of other amenities at no additional cost. As a bonus, the host provides staff that is responsible for cleaning after every event so you can spend time with your guests without the hassle of cleaning after.
2. Funky Indoor-Outdoor Space (East Village, Manhattan)
If your style is more gritty than fairy tale, this East Village event space is what you’re looking for. With neon light decor and graffiti murals on the walls, and an indoor-outdoor concept, this place can fit 40 (possibly more). The catch: this space only rents for 4-hour events, meaning a quick elopement or cocktail reception may be a better fit than an all-day wedding.
3. Meatpacking Loft Space (Meatpacking District, Manhattan)
Fitting up to 52 seated guests or a 72-person cocktail reception, this Meatpacking District loft space is a sleek Manhattan Airbnb wedding venue rental for guests looking to house a smaller event in the city. Open floor plan means mixing and mingling with guests, and the hosts even offer assistance with catering and open bar packages — all they need is your budget and theme for food and/or drink.
4. Modern Townhouse (Upper West Side, Manhattan)
Planning an intimate wedding? This modern Manhattan townhouse is everything Manhattan: a modern, landmarked brownstone with an open living space, 1200 square feet of private garden and a dining terrace. The dining room seats up to 16, there’s a Sonos sound system for both indoor and outdoor ambiance, and a recreation room with pool table and ping pong. The catch: no overnights here. As long as you can wrap by 10:30, this might be the perfect space.
5. Flatiron Speakeasy (Flatiron, Manhattan)
With a mix of modern and vintage decor, this Flatiron speakeasy space exudes a chill, sexy ambiance for any wedding mixer. In addition to this being a furnished full-floor loft event space, the host can provide beverage and/or catering, or you can bring in your own catering. Holds up to 65 guests.
Best Airbnb Wedding Venues in Brooklyn
1. Re:Gen:Cy (Red Hook, Brooklyn)
Talk about being a mood. Dubbed Re:Gen:Cy, this space boasts two main rooms, one white and one black, that come furnished (!) and have two large skylights in each room that let in ample natural sunlight throughout the day. There are two bathrooms, one connected to each large room. As a bonus, the black room has a photobooth with a plant wall, as well as a DJ booth. For small events under 10 people on off-hours, you can also just rent the black room for a lower cost (subject to certain events).
2. The Love Shack – A Little Palace in Brooklyn (Bushwick, Brooklyn)
Welcome to one of the most original Airbnb wedding venues in NYC. Known as “The Love Shack – A Little Palace in Brooklyn”, this 1000 square foot loft features 2 life-size dollhouses in a magical Alice in Wonderland meets Marie-Antoinette interior. The space has a nice fully equipped kitchen and luxury bathroom (with mini chandeliers on dimmer). The main living room space has a dining table set for four, extendable to seat up to 10. There are lots of lamps around the place on dimmers for amazing evening ambience. There is a private gated front garden with chairs and umbrella for sitting outside on nicer days. The plug and play sound system has a long cable to plug in your iPod or computer and of course there’s a fast WiFi internet connection.
3. Renovated Loft with Spacious Outdoor Deck (Gowanus, Brooklyn)
Available starting in the fall of 2020, this tastefully renovated 2,000 square foot loft in Gowanus has a spacious 1,000 square foot outdoor deck, perfect for an outdoor ceremony and reception. Lots of trees provide shade and greenery, and the indoors has AC and heating for when the heat or cold gets too much to bear.
4. Brooklyn Townhouse with Large Backyard Garden & Rooftop (Bushwick, Brooklyn)
This Brooklyn three-floor townhouse is a mixture of organic modernism blended with eclectic antiques, and has a large backyard garden that’s perfect for a small ceremony and reception. Guests have access to the finished rooftop with Manhattan skyline views and the backyard had garden which is centered around a fire pit. Also, for an additional fee, you can bring your pet!
Best Airbnb Wedding Venues on Long Island
1. Bridgehampton Estate with Swimming Pool (Bridgehampton, Long Island)
Head out of the city and into the Hamptons with this 6200 square foot Bridgehampton estate. Only a 3/4 mile walk to the ocean, this luxurious home also boasts a saltwater pool for all of your guests. Note that weddings have an additional price tag to the Airbnb fees; contact the host for more details.
2. Luxurious rustic farmhouse estate (Sag Harbor, Long Island)
Weddings need to be cleared with the host first, but those dreaming of a wedding with tons of activities, feast upon this luxurious 10-acre estate in Sag Harbor. Using this as a base, you and your guests can take advantage of the hosts’ offered private boat charters, ranging from a scenic sunset cruise, an afternoon at the cove with rafts, paddle boards, and kayaks, as well as fishing or water skiing/tubing trips.
Best Airbnb Wedding Venues in New York (Hudson Valley)
1. Windrift Hall (Coxsackie, New York)
When looking at Airbnb wedding venues in New York, proximity to NYC is a priority. Only 2 hours from NYC and a short Uber ride from the Hudson train station, this French countryside estate is situated on top of a hill surrounded by 14 acres of nature. Perfect for groups up to 16, 6he historic house features 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, library, study, gracious center hall, living room and a beautiful country kitchen. The house is filled with an eclectic mix of art and antiques reflecting the origins of the European owners and their love for design and good craftsmanship. Every room has a wood burning fireplace and every window has unobstructed views of nature around you. If you’re envisoining a larger wedding, there’s also a pavilion that can host a full wedding of 120 guests; you’ll need to contact them directly outside Airbnb to rent the pavilion space.
2. The River House (Catskill, New York)
This loft-style waterfront property has amazing views of the Hudson River and tons of outdoor spots for a ceremony. It has 19th-century oak floors, antique brick from the old Athens brickyard, floor-to-ceiling windows; the huge dining and living rooms are designed for community, celebration, and cheer. A huge corner Game Room also seems to call out for fun. The master bedroom is built for romance. The seasonally heated pool and hot tub are river-side. You can contact the owner directly for assistance in planning a wedding.
3. Huge Home in the Catskills (Lexington, New York)
Ify you’re looking to get away from cramped NYC venues, bring your crew to this HUGE private Catskills home that sleeps 40 (!) for an overnighter. With a bonfire pit, barbecue grill, and barn game room this giant space was made for sprawling.
4. Barn wedding in the Catskills (Margaretville, New York)
Imagine 15 of your closest family and friends staying at this historic estate overlooking the Catskill mountains or having your special wedding atop Margaretville mountain. The estate has two barns for entertaining. One holds 125 with a dance floor for wedding events, the other for a cocktail party or photos. Outdoors there is a hot tub, fire pit and barbecue, and plenty of parking for your 100+ guests. Housekeeping will be provided as well as security and parking for your event.
5. Orchard Hill Estate (Harriman, New York)
This massive 1859 farmhouse on 5.5 acres has everything necessary for an enjoyable, relaxing stay upstate. Countless amenities include a private pool, hot tub, fire pit, ping pong table, wood-burning & pellet stoves, baby grand piano, and tons of outdoor space for hiking. Book a small wedding for 16 people on Airbnb, or host up to 75 people by contacting the space directly.
6. Farmhouse with Catskills Views (Hudson, New York)
If you’re after a place with beautiful sunsets and views of the Catskills, this farmhouse in Hudson is worth checking out. Not only does it offer a private outdoor pool, a bonfire pit, use of vintage tables and decor, access to restrooms, but all-inclusive wedding coordination is also an option. Hurry though — this option is only for warmer weather parties (through October 31).
7. Upstate Forested Mountain Retreat (Mountainville, New York)
Escape the city noise and head upstate to this forested mountain retreat adjacent to Dia:Beacon and Bear Mountain State Park. Equipped with a 20x40ft pool and hot tub, basketball court, outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplaces, and parking for 15+ cars, this estate is great for large groups looking to celebrate in nature.
8. Massive Lakefront Estate (Swan Lake, New York)
Located just 90 miles from NYC, this 20-acre lakefront estate can sleep 55 people, and has no shortage of things to do: swimming pool and hot tub, kayaks, boats, fishing, game room with darts and ping pong, grills for dinner and firepits for late-night marshmallow roasting. As a bonus, the property is close to both ski mountains and golf courses, making it a perfect home base for active wedding guests.