If you’re in Chelsea or Harlem and planning an LGBTQ wedding, we’ve listed a few of our favorite wedding services, venues and catering services in New York to help you in your search. At the bottom of the page, you’ll also find links to some of our best articles with destination wedding recommendations.
LGBTQ Friendly Wedding Services, Venues and Caterers in New York
Paul Evans Catering
20 W 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
We think of everything, so you don’t have to. Let the food be your centerpiece. With Paul Evans Catering, you can count on exceptional food, great prices and first-class service. From corporate events to staffed parties at your home, to a full-fledged black tie soiree… Paul Evans Catering services and event planning are perfect anytime!
Make My Cake
121 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10026
Our baking journey began decades ago and is based on family recipes and the cultural heritage of service and excellence practiced by our beloved matriarch, Josephine Smith, affectionately called “Ma Smith”. Her recipes combined the southern baking traditions of Mississippi and Alabama with Harlem soul. Several generations later, we continue to uphold the legacy that “good taste” still runs in our family. Evolving from a home-based business, over 15 years ago, that only sold holiday cakes, we were compelled to address our customer demand by expanding the business to several full service retail and wholesale bakeries. Our family has managed to set the baking world on fire growing Make My Cake into a global sensation which draws thousands of worldwide visitors seeking the ultimate “red velvet cake” and various other heavenly desserts to Harlem. At Make My Cake, we serve our sweet creations like Food Network favorite: German Chocolate Cake, New York Times pick: Red Velvet Cake, and local favorite: Sweet Potato Cheesecake to the fans which flock to our bakeries daily. The national exposure has served to affirm the success of our beloved Ma Smith. Our family team of Jo-Ann, Aliyyah, Kevin, Dedan, Khalid, along with our personable staff are dedicated to making each customer smile one sweet tooth at a time.
Elite Private Yachts
Imagine entertaining guests on an Elite Private Yacht. You’ll have a Captain, crew and chef to take care of everything, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your yacht. What makes an Elite Private Yacht so unique? Customizable menus, beverage packages and more. Completely private space for groups. Board and cruise times that you choose.
With sensational skyline views and completely customizable options, the Atlantica and Manhattan Elite offer two great ways to host a unique event aboard your own private yacht. Offering departures from both New York and New Jersey, planning with Elite Private Yachts in New York is an effortless process. We offer all-inclusive packages, or you can create a custom event from scratch.
135 West Gate Dr.
Huntington, NY 11743
This magnificent Gold Coast Mansion, resting majestically on the highest point of Long Island, emanates the elegant refinement of a chateau in France coupled with world-class service and a rich history that is distinctly American. OHEKA has been celebrating the art of entertaining since 1919, when financier and patron of the arts, Otto Hermann Kahn, commissioned celebrated architects, Delano and Aldrich, to design his palatial country residence to accommodate Kahn’s fondness to host lavish parties.
Today, OHEKA is recognized as one of the most prestigious wedding and event venues in the World and is a member of Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America. The Castle boasts; 32 luxurious guestrooms and suites where guests can sleep like royalty, Historic Mansion Tours of the Estate and Gardens, and the OHEKA Bar & Restaurant offering patrons a unique culinary experience.
OHEKA CASTLE is listed on the coveted National Register of Historic Places and is devoted to establishing an experience for guests to appreciate historic architecture, wine and dine in European ambience, enjoy a favored book in the stately library, relax with an in-room massage one of the Castle’s guestrooms, stroll the Formal Gardens designed by prominent landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers, or celebrate lavishly as Otto Kahn once did during the decadent era of the Roaring Twenties.
Ariston Weddings & Events
110 W 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Forty years ago, our family opened a small flower shop in Union Square. As our family grew, so did our business. Today we have two full service flower shops in Chelsea and Midtown, steps from Grand Central Terminal. We have two dedicated teams, each specializing in Weddings and Corporate Services. Our designs have won numerous awards including Teleflora’s Top 50 Florists in the U.S.
We have built long lasting relationships with local growers and searched for the best quality flowers to bring back to our clients. Our commitment has stood the test of time and we continue to build our family business.
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Last modified: March 7, 2019