venue spotlight:

New York Botanical Gardens 
NYC Wedding Photograpers

New York Botanical Gardens
Wedding Photography

Among our favorite escapes also lies an incredible wedding venue: The New York Botanical Gardens located in the Bronx just minutes outside of NYC. We’ve had the honor of working with the team from Constellation Events (formally known as the Starr Events Group) for several years now, and each an every time we fall more and more in love with this special place. And for good reason. No matter what time of year it is, the expansive grounds are just breath-taking, providing us with endless locations to photograph just steps from where our couples’ weddings take place. Some popular requests for photographic locations include the Rose Garden, the grounds just outside of the Observatory, the picturesque stone bridges, the lavender fields (great for early spring weddings), and the list goes on and on. The thing we love most about weddings at The New York Botanical Gardens is that there truly are endless little nooks and crannies we discover every time we visit. We have quite the list – for both rain or shine wedding days – and are always willing to offer advice that could best suit your day specifically. 

There are two main New York Botanical Gardens wedding locations within premises: The Garden Terrace Ballroom, and The Stone Mill. We’ve photographed weddings at both locations over the years, and it’s still hard to choose a favorite. See below for more details on each location!


Venue Tips

Whether your wedding will be taking place at the Garden Terrace Ballroom or The Stone Mill House, here are some tips:


  • Be sure to allow a little extra “padding” to your portrait sessions for traveling throughout the grounds
  • Guests may need to be escorted when arriving to your event, plan accordingly.
  • Know that there are many locations we can utilize in the event of a rainy day!
  • Be open to all ideas an possibilities… we’ve photographed many, many weddings here and are always learning about new nooks and crannies!

Garden Terrace Ballroom

There’s not enough we can say about how beautiful weddings at the New York Botanical Garden’s Garden Terrace Ballroom are. Many of our couples opt for a garden ceremony, located just a short walk from the Terrace itself. Photographically, there are endless areas to utilize for your portraits. One of which is the beautiful Observatory located just up the steps to the left of the gardens. Some of our favorite images that we’ve made were created in this very area, and we’d love to share any suggestions we can for your special day – no matter the time of year. 

Stone Mill House

One of our personal favorites, the Stone Mill House is a little hidden gem of a venue within NYC. Best for more intimate weddings, this location is nestled deep within the Botanical Gardens, with it’s own set of locations galore. Spring and summer wedding ceremonies are surrounded by lush foliage and the serene sound of the fresh nearby stream adds such a relaxing vibe to a wedding day. When the season changes to Fall, my oh my, the vibrant colors that makeup the background in your wedding images!