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    13 Amazing Alternative NYC Wedding Venues

    You don't have to get married in a hotel in the city. Here are some truly kick-ass locations for your special day.

    1. Brooklyn Academy of Music - Brooklyn

    Weddings at BAM are hosted in the Lepercq Space on the second floor of The Peter Jay Sharp Building. The venue only holds weddings in July, so having your nuptials there is a true treat.

    2. The 1896 - Brooklyn

    Mostly used for tv and films, The 1896 has a few different spaces available for rent. Exposed ceilings, brick walls and industrial spaces through out make it a unique space for a wedding.

    3. Haven's Kitchen - Chelsea

    With a small cafe in front, a cooking school in back and two areas available for events, Haven's Kitchen has a very homey feel.

    4. Brooklyn Winery - Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Winery is a beautiful location for a west coast feel in the city. A sophisticated space with reclaimed wood, vintage adornments and a full winery, the staff is ready to give you full service help. The dining room's minimum guest count is 100 guests on Friday and Sundays, and 120 on Saturdays.

    5. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - Brooklyn

    With three different areas available, The Brooklyn Botanical Garden offers many different options for your nuptials. Surround your loved ones with beautiful flowers and trees for an oasis in a city of concrete.

    6. TriBeCa Cinemas - TriBeCa

    The Varvick room at TriBeCa Cinemas is a great art deco inspired space. Perfect for film buffs, nothing could be cooler than saying I Do in the trendy space.

    7. The Green Building - Brooklyn

    The Green Building is a beautiful raw space in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn. Previously a brass foundry, the building features brick walls, exposed beams and huge chandeliers to create a light and airy open feel.

    8. The Foundry - Long Island City

    This beautiful industrial building in LIC is covered in ivy, making it a beautiful backdrop for a wedding looking for a distinct look.

    9. Bronx Zoo - Bronx

    Always wished you could have penguins on your big day? Now you can! Get married under the stone elephant heads at the zoo for an awesome wedding no one will forget.

    10. Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn

    Have a rock 'n' roll reception at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

    11. Bat Haus - Brooklyn

    Bat Haus is a really cool new space in Brooklyn. It is...wait for it...a communal working space! Pretty different, huh? Well the office has a great outdoor garden and the ability to hold a small wedding in a beautiful raw space.

    12. Museum of the Moving Image - Queens

    White and minimalist, the Museum of the Moving Image is great for a modern wedding.

    13. Housing Works - Soho

    What could be better than getting married amongst the books that have meant so much to you in your life? Housing Works allows book lovers a very cool space to say I do.