Strictly Weddings admires the sophisticated style, dynamic culture and dramatic skylines of an urban wedding. Of course, making the most of a city wedding comes down to (or, in this case, up to) location, location, location! A soaring rooftop with sensational panoramic views immerses you and your guests in glimmering lights and chic city style. Check out Strictly Weddings’ picks for exclusive urban rooftop venues that will take your wedding to new heights!
East Coast: New York City
Salon de Ning, Peninsula New York
Coined New York’s “fantasy rooftop” by New York Magazine, the Peninsula’s Salon de Ning is an outdoor treasure in the city. Overlooking Fifth Avenue from the 23rd floor, sun-filled Salon de Ning offers the very finest in downtown skyline views with decorative finishes evoking Chinese influence and international elegance.
Peninsula New York photos courtesy of the hotel
SoHi, Trump SoHo New York
Soaring 46 floors above the Hudson, Trump SoHo’s SoHi offers a refined, neutral space with floor-to-geometric-ceiling windows and commanding Big Apple views. The modern penthouse shows off downtown Manhattan exquisitely all within the glass-enclosed comfort of the beautiful indoors.
Terrace at The Trump, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
In the heart of Chicago and boasting its title as the second tallest building in North America is the luxuriousTrump International Hotel & Tower Chicago. Perched high above the Chicago River and delivering amazing city views is the large outdoor Terrace at The Trump. Elevate your open-air, luxury wedding experience with beautiful botanicals by Strictly Weddings partner, HMR Designs, whose vibrant designs we’ve featured below. Saturdays after Memorial Day serve up a special treat; the city’s fireworks display over Lake Michigan can be enjoyed from the terrace’s prime location.
Shanghai Terrace, Peninsula Chicago
Take in the Windy City’s sunshine and lake breezes at the five-star pinnacle of sophistication: The Peninsula Chicago. The hotel’s outdoor Shanghai Terrace is the perfect place to admire Chicago’s surrounding modern architecture and the hustle and bustle of iconic Michigan Avenue immediately below. The terrace’s garden features create a quiet big city oasis to which our partner, Kehoe Designs, loves to add their sumptuous decor touches.
West Coast: L.A.
Conservatory and Montage Terrace, Montage Beverly Hills
The prestigious Montage Beverly Hills makes the most of its iconic setting. The intimate rooftop Conservatory, perfect for groups up to 70, features a glass-enclosed dining room and provides extraordinary views overlooking the Hollywood sign, Hollywood hills, downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. The larger outdoor Montage Terrace is able to accommodate groups up to 450 and offers views of the beautiful Beverly Canon Gardens below. Featured below are two dreamy weddings planned by Strictly Wedding partner, Details Details Weddings and Events.
Images 1 & 2: planned by Details Details Weddings and Events, photos by John & Joseph Photography, Image 3: Confab 2013 by Details Details Weddings and Events, photos by Brian Leahy Photography, Image 4: photo via Nina Petronzio, Image 5: original source unknown
Rooftop West and Poolside, The London West Hollywood
The glamorous event space atop the famous London West Hollywood captures the chicness of the Sunset Strip with panoramic views of the Hollywood hills and beyond. The rooftop offers two event options: choose to celebrate poolside in an urban oasis with luxury cabanas and fire pit or select the Rooftop West space which offers a custom-fit clear tent with retractable side walls.