As an NYC Wedding Photographer, I spend quite a bit of time photographing in one of my favorite boroughs of New York, Brooklyn. Why is Brooklyn one of my absolute favorite boroughs in NYC? Besides the fact that I live in Brooklyn and have spent the past ten years here, I thrive on the rich culture that flows from different neighborhoods.
With so much diversity, there is something new to learn and experience every day. From the vast number of delicious restaurants (and as you may know, I love food!), to the influx of street art, all the way to the alluring scenic aesthetic including the surrounding waterfront…Brooklyn is heaven on earth for the urban city lovers.
With so many reasons to explore, live, and spend time in Brooklyn, it’s the best choice to wed here too! If you live in NYC and are looking for the perfect borough to have a wedding, Brooklyn Weddings are the way to go. And when you need to hire your Brooklyn Wedding Photographer, remember that I have shot a countless amount of Brooklyn Weddings at nearly all the popular venues.
There are a vast number of incredible neighborhoods within Brooklyn, each sporting their own characteristics, and vibe. As a Brooklyn Wedding Photographer, I have explored each and every neighborhood in search of the best places to shoot (sometimes I feel like Indiana Jones when exploring). I love discovering new backdrops, murals, and scenery to incorporate into my Brooklyn Wedding Photography. Not only do I use these locations for Brooklyn Wedding Photography, but I also use them when I embark on a Brooklyn Engagement Shoot.
With so many luxurious and elegant Brooklyn Wedding Venues, you will have an abundant amount of options to choose from during your Brooklyn Wedding Planning venture.
Let’s delve into the beauty of each neighborhood, why they are special, and what venues are located within each:
I have walked nearly every street in Williamsburg and have explored everything it has to offer. From the phenomenal restaurants to the hip social circles, to Smorgasburg, all the way to the vibrant street art…there is so much Williamsburg has to offer.
My new FAVORITE venue in Williamsburg is 74 Wythe! It’s a multi-level wedding and event venue that I am so excited to have it in my neighborhood. I went to an event a couple of weeks ago, and also captured a surprise proposal there!!
Williamsburg offers some hotel Brooklyn Wedding Venues, The William Vale. They have a huge outdoor pool, and views of Manhattan from every room! We strongly recommend checking out The William Vale and their portfolio of Brooklyn Weddings. As a Brooklyn Wedding Photographer, this has been a favorite venue of mine at which to work!
Looking for another hotel in Williamsburg to celebrate your NYC Wedding?
The Wythe Hotel is a 116-year-old building that was converted into a boutique hotel. It was one of the first hotels in Williamsburg that really changed the landscape. Also with views of Manhattan, and custom-designed rooms, this is another great option to have a small intimate wedding. Check out The Wythe Hotel to generalize your own opinion.
If you’re looking for an intimate unique wedding venue, then the Brooklyn Winery might be the spot for you. This intimate, woodsy, and rustic NYC Wedding Venue in Williamsburg is perfect for a smaller gathering. What’s better than a venue in the middle of Williamsburg that offers its own wines? Your guests will be able to enjoy this romantic and sophisticated space while sipping on wine made on-premise.
But the Williamsburg Wedding Venue list is not over yet. Make sure to check out the industrial, rustic, MyMoon Venue. With 25 ft. high ceilings that reach a glass cupola, your guests will enjoy natural sunlight piercing into your rustic wedding. MyMoon can host 166 people for seated dinner service. It’s the perfect spot for a smaller intimate wedding.
Greenpoint is an extension of Williamsburg. It has its own charm and history to it with smaller buildings and a neighborhood feel. The Greenpoint Loft is another venue we work at quite frequently.
DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. As an industrial and artistic hub, DUMBO brings forth a multitude of businesses and pricey high-rise apartments. If you decide to walk the Brooklyn Bridge, this will be the first part of Brooklyn you see when you depart on the Brooklyn side.
One of my favorite venues in Brooklyn is the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. They check off all the boxes of being one of the most organic and eco-friendly venues in all of NYC. We love working there!
With high ceilings, towering wooden doors, and an original brick interior, the 26 Bridge wedding venue is a warehouse venue that is hidden from the main streets. It is one of the coolest warehouse spaces with options to design however you see fit.
As one of the most high-end and desirable neighborhoods in New York City, it’s hard not to fall in love with Park Slope. Are you a nature lover? Prospect Park is within walking distance of Park Slope. This is the ideal place to spend a day relaxing during the summer.
Looking for an outdoor Brooklyn Wedding Venue surrounded by nature? Look no further than the famous Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is in the middle of Park Slope, Crown Heights, and Prospect Heights. With an abundance of greenery, floral arrangements, and nature trails, you’ll have an endless amount of time to explore. When it comes to Brooklyn Weddings, this is the prime location for outdoor luxury. As a Brooklyn Wedding Photographer, I go to this venue for both weddings and when I embark on a Brooklyn Engagement Shoot.
Brooklyn Heights is popular for its easy commute into Manhattan but is also a marvel in terms of the beauty within the neighborhood. The tree-lined streets are especially beautiful when the leaves change colors in the fall. You can enjoy that spectacle while sipping a delicious tea at one of the many small cafes. Oh, and it’s an easy walk to the Brooklyn Bridge…another exciting summer activity.
Downtown Brooklyn is the commercial hub of Brooklyn. Many residential buildings have been developed. With an easy walk to Barclay’s Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, you will have endless opportunities to see exciting performances by your favorite artists.
Fort Greene shares very similar characteristics to Downtown Brooklyn due to its neighboring locations. It also borders the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the North and Atlantic Avenue to the South. The Southern area within Fort Greene is best known for its Leafy Cobblestone streets, which bring forth a unique aesthetic to the neighborhood.
Looking for a place filled with culture, but without the partying? Then Clinton Hill is the place for you. As a more centralized neighborhood in Brooklyn, Clinton Hill offers a more laid-back atmosphere. You’ll find a range of brownstones homes, old mansions, wood-frame houses, and new high-rise apartment buildings.
Bordered by the Belt Parkway on the west and the Gowanus Expressway on the east, the Verrazano Bridge is located at the Southern Tip. This small town is known to be a popular Italian and Irish neighborhood, which means fantastic pubs and pizza (two of my favorite things!)
This quaint neighborhood has an easy 15-minute commute into Manhattan but is famous for its decadent and historical 19th-century townhomes. With only 18,000 residents, you’ll find plenty of peace and quiet while walking on the cobblestone roads.
Home to one of the more popular Brooklyn Wedding Venues, The Green Building. When it comes to Brooklyn Weddings, The Green Building is the place to be. If you’re looking for a rustic, historical, and chic wedding within an old-school warehouse…then you’ve come to the right place. Also a side note, The Green Building is technically located in the Gowanus neighborhood, which borders the Boerum Hill neighborhood. As a Brooklyn Wedding Photographer, I love shooting at this venue.
Also located in Boerum Hill is the chic, intimate, and modern NYC Wedding Venue…501 Union. With a lounge, courtyard, and reception hall, your guests will get a taste of both an indoor and outdoor vibe. 501 Union typically has a 160-person cap for seated dinners and dancing (the typical wedding). 501 Union is an incredible space for Brooklyn Weddings.
Known for its waterfront location and views of New York Bay, Red Hook will give its visitors that New England vibe. Its residents are your creative souls with a few industrialists. With its exquisite food and endless shopping, you will never go bored in Red Hook.
One of the most notorious Brooklyn Wedding Venues in Red Hook goes by the name of the Liberty Warehouse. This waterfront venue has sweeping views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Its interior setting gives off a rustic and modern aesthetic with brown wooden pillars throughout the chic warehouse. As a Brooklyn Wedding Photographer, I love capturing indoor and outdoor backdrops. The Liberty Warehouse is a favorite venue of mine for Brooklyn Weddings.