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The New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY, NY
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(646) 741-1400
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 74 Reviews


    Ni Sh

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  • We had the most unfortunate experience with the New York Botanical Gardens as a potential wedding venue. We very much liked the venue and were basically ready to sign with them. The reasons we ultimately decided not to were 1) our contact there, Kristal, was unresponsive and unaccommodating. We expected, at a minimum, to get prompt responses to emails (e.g., not wait 5 days between responses) and for her to make herself available for calls at times when a couple with full time jobs might be available (like after 4PM or on a weekend); 2) worse, Kristal insisted we pay a non-refundable deposit before even seeing what the contract would look like. That is not standard and we felt it was manipulative. Overall, we felt like Kristal was trying to dissuade us from getting married at the NYBG, and she succeeded.

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    Dear Ni Sh, thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologize that your experience at our venue didn’t match your expectations. We’d like to learn more about your specific situation. If you wouldn’t mind giving our Director of Catering a call at 646-741-1400 at your earliest convenience, it would be greatly appreciated. Again, we set a high standard for ourselves, and we’re so sorry to hear this was not met in your interactions with our business. We look forward to speaking to you.

    Kenneth

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  • My wife and I just had our wedding at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx three weeks ago. The wedding was gorgeous (we got compliments on everything from ceremony through last song), and we are still coming down from the excitement! *Pros* The NYBG itself is a magical place. The grounds are stunning in every season, the plants are immaculately maintained, and the architecture is beautiful yet unpretentious, so that it enhances your event rather than distracting from it. Along with the Garden comes Constellation Culinary Group, who provided top-notch food that left our guests completely stuffed and yet still wanting another round of everything. Honestly, picking our menu from among Constellation's options was one of the hardest things we had to do. Everything from the more basic sliders, fries and mac-n-cheese to the more unusual pastrami-roasted carrot salad, smoked salmon rillette, and horchata shooters was outstanding (we even got compliments from some of our picky eater... Read more

    Deanna

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  • We are so happy we chose to have our wedding reception at The Garden Terrace Room at NYBG. Our primary contact was Laura, who was responsive to our questions months before the wedding day, and extremely helpful in the weeks and days leading up to the wedding to ensure that everything ran smoothly. She was professional and a pleasure to work with, and we trusted that everything would work out as planned with her oversight. The venue itself was absolutely beautiful, a dream come true -- we had our cocktail hour outside on the Hudson Garden Grill terrace overlooking the conservatory and the reception in the ballroom. The room was not only stunning, but spacious enough to accommodate 200 people dancing all night long. The food was also delicious, as our guests continued to remind us even days after the wedding. We had very high expectations for our wedding day, and the Gardens did not disappoint.

    Sol Alberione

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  • We couldn’t have found a better place to celebrate our wedding! The venue, service, food, staff were outstanding. Our guests kept complimenting the wedding days after and we can’t recommend the Stone Mills at NYBG enough. Dream place for a dream wedding!

    Kayla

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  • You and your guests will absolutely LOVE having your wedding at the NYBG. We had our wedding reception at the Stone Mill and had the absolute dreamiest time. The planning process was extremely streamlined due to the incredible team at Constellation, the exclusive caterer at the NYBG. They provided top notch food, drinks, rentals, and more and Lauren O'Kelly helped make the process fun and easy. From the first moment we visited the Stone Mill we knew it was a perfect fit. It's rustic, classic, and beautiful charm were unmatched. We are still hearing from guests about how great the service was, how beautiful the setting, and how FAB the food! Everything was absolutely perfect.

    Kevin Leahy

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  • My wife and I are so glad we chose this beautiful venue in the Bronx! Our guests raved about the natural beauty of the place, and the staff from Starr Catering (the NYBG caterer) did a wonderful job with drinks, dinner and cake. The food was delicious. It was nice not to have to arrange for a separate caterer and cake vendor! Our wedding attendant, Yonas, was outstanding -- the kindest guy, who looked out for us the whole evening and made sure everything went smoothly. We absolutely recommending choosing NYBG for your big day - we were thrilled as were our guests.

    Xiaoxian Zheng

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  • We had the most amazing wedding in the NYBG Stone Mill. If we were to start again, we would have chosen Lauren and her team again without the blink of an eye. Planning: It was extremely easy to plan the wedding with Lauren and her team. We decided the venue approximately one year prior to the wedding for its perfect location (we had friends traveling across the country), reasonable pricing and its full privacy, not to mention that we would have full access to the rose garden for the most romantic wedding pictures and the Bronx river as the back drop of our ceremony, which fits perfectly with our harp. There are a list of recommended vendors who we ended up working with for various services, including planner, lighting, officiant, music, and rental, who are absolutely amazing. This saved us so much time! During the one year's planning, we had millions of questions and Laruen's timely responses made our life much easier and helped us tremendously to make the most efficient decisions.... Read more

    chiara

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    5 out of 5
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  • As soon as my then fiancé and I walked into the NYBG we knew it was the place where we wanted to get married. Kristal Waters was our primary contact and was so helpful throughout the planning process. She answered every question we had and offered great advice along the way. We were married at the Stonemill on July 21, 2019 and it was amazing. Despite the heatwave the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating to us and our guests. We also lucked out with Younas as our wedding attendant. He was fantastic. The food, flowers (Forever in Bloom), and venue were outstanding. I would highly recommend this venue!!

    Alyse

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  • We are so happy we chose to have our wedding at The New York Botanical Gardens! We had our ceremony outside and then the reception in the Garden Terrace Room. You can't beat the landscape that the venue provides, it was absolutely magical. Lauren was extremely helpful throughout our planning process, making sure everything was in order for our day. We received so many compliments that it was one of the most beautiful venues they have ever been to. The best part about getting married here is that we can go back and visit for years to come!

    Sara Weil

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  • I recently got married at the Stone Mill at the NYBG and it was the most magical and special venue. Our main contact was Lauren and she was super helpful, very sweet, and on top of everything! We really didn't have to worry at all throughout planning and on the day of our wedding - we were well taken care of. On our wedding, we were driven around in a golf cart to get all the photo shots we needed, and Sasha was so sweet and helpful, cleaning off my dress before the ceremony and taking us to hidden, beautiful spots. It was fun and very stress free! One thing we loved about the garden (outside of how beautiful and unique the grounds are) is how Constellation is really a one stop shop that makes planning a breeze. The catering, drinks, rentals, venue, linens and more are all done through Constellation which made things quite streamlined. If you're worried about not having more than one catering option, don't be! Our guests were raving about how delicious the food was (and how muc... Read more

    Amy

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  • It's hard to put into words just how incredible our wedding day was, and that is in large part because of the venue we chose. The Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Garden was the perfect blend of being an intimate, sophisticated, beautiful, and outdoorsy space. If you are looking for a place to get married that is in between a farm and a grand ballroom -- the Stone Mill could definitely be the right fit! The Constellation catering team was a dream to work with -- they were so quick to respond and were just as detail-oriented as I, the bride, wanted to be. We were able to visit the venue several times, which proved helpful to visualize everything and get all of our questions around. The team on-the-day was so professional and lovely to be around. Everything was just really top-notch! If we would do it all over again, we would always pick the Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Garden. Thank you to the team for everything!

    Lea

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  • I cannot recommend NYBG and ByConstellation (formerly Starr Catering) enough for your wedding! First of all - the venue speaks for itself. It is a historic and iconic space with a gorgeous ballroom, beautiful outdoor ceremony space, and really nice cocktail hour tent. It's a venue with a total "wow" factor. Laura Bass and her team are top notch professionals who go above and beyond to execute a great day. Planning at the NYBG was also very easy - they had a lot of things I know stress a lot of couples out included in the package (pretty chivari hairs, a wide variety of linen colors, temperature control, power sources, etc.) so there was very little worry. They were super flexible and responsive. There were tons of bartenders, ample space to walk around, a large dance floor. It was logistically very easy to plan. The food was superb and plentiful - my friends and family have not stopped complimenting us. And the best part - we were able to extend the party an extra 3 hours with la... Read more

    Keri Dean

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  • I have frequented the NYBG for years. It’s one of my absolute favorite places to visit. Getting married there had only existed in my dreams and I still cannot believe that it became a reality. It turned out to be both...a waking dream! One of the biggest things that drew us to the venue was the size of the dance floor! It was bigger than other venues we had seen. And while I was having way too much fun to sit and eat, many of our guests have raved about both the food and the service, some even found themselves tipping the wait staff because they were so attentive. There was never a line for food or drinks. Things moved smoothly and everything felt spacious. Since it was a winter wedding, I loved the feel of being outside when we were in the tent for cocktail hour. My bridal attendant, Janis, was superb. He was so reliable, thoughtful and available throughout the day and night. We mostly worked with Kristal Waters, who was not only kind and very much on top of everything, but she grac... Read more

    Dave

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  • NYBG is the perfect wedding venue. Lauren O'Kelly, Laura Bass, John Garone, and the entire day-of staff were amazing, so helpful through out. They were able to quickly adapt to the weather and put together an amazing ceremony indoors. The location is head and shoulders above all others in NYC!

    Marne

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  • Starr Catering did an absolutely fantastic job! It was by far the best day of our lives. The Stone Mill was exactly the beautiful and intimate setting we were looking for and Laura at Starr Catering was so responsive, organized, and professional. We never had anything to worry about. Not only was the setting gorgeous and the team kept everything on time, but the food was also fantastic and we heard from guests that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding!! We highly recommend. The only issue we encountered was getting in through the Moshulu Gate and cabs having trouble picking guests up at the stone mill. I would recommend getting a shuttle bus to minimize confusion. We also paid a little extra and they let us move our ceremony up an hour (we were nervous about not getting enough daylight).
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