By Victoria Merlino
It’s prime wedding season once again, which means cake, happy tears and bridesmaid dresses galore. How best then to make your big day stand out? If you’re tired of being shepherded from catering hall to catering hall and want a venue that will have guests talking for years to come, the Eagle has got you covered with some of the most interesting venues that Queens has to offer.
New York Hall of Science
For couples looking for an out-of-this-world experience, look no further than the New York Hall of Science. The sweeping and iconic Great Hall can provide a dramatic backdrop for receptions of up to 500 guests, or the oval-shaped Anthony Viscusi Gallery can seat 300 guests if something a little smaller is in order. For more information, head to nysci.org/.
Museum of the Moving Image
Those who want that picture perfect ending can head to the Museum of the Moving Image. The museum keeps its galleries open for the duration of your reception, so guests can explore its exhibits based around movies, media, classic video games and more. Couples can also project and showcase custom content, like videos and video, around the museum to personalize their experience. Check out movingimage.us for more information.
Queens Botanical Garden
It can be difficult to have the spectacular Secret Garden wedding of your dreams in the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. The Queens Botanical Garden eases the struggle with its Wedding Garden, an intimate setting complete with a gazebo, flowering plants and wood bridges to host ceremonies, and its litany of reception spaces to celebrate afterwards. Find more information at queensbotanical.org.
Terrace on the Park
Soar above Queens in Terrance on the Park. Located on the former New York World’s Fair grounds, the venue is known for its iconic T shape and sweeping views of the city skyline. Have your ceremony on its rooftop and then step inside for the party. Visit terraceonthepark.com for more.