When it comes to New York weddings, there’s no shortage of iconic buildings, romantic spaces, or breathtaking views, which can make settling on a venue for the big day a labor of love. But when a single venue combines all three, the choice becomes—like the view itself—crystal clear.
Originally opened in 1934, the Rainbow Room was the first restaurant to be located in a high-rise building and remained for decades the highest-elevated restaurant in the United States. Designed at the time by architect Wallace K. Harrison of Associated Architects and interior designer Elena Bachman-Schmidt in classic ’30s style, the space recently underwent an extensive restoration by Gabellini Sheppard Associates, who preserved the landmarked dance floor and introduced a new cocktail lounge, Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room (the perfect spot, incidentally, for a wedding proposal).
In all its revived glory, the Rainbow Room is a stunning, glamorous wedding venue that sits at the top of Rockefeller Center. Nestled within the beautiful New York City skyline, the space features immersive, panoramic views of Manhattan and beyond. Special touches, like a selection of caviar and Champagne that awaits each couple upon arrival at the Rainbow Room wedding suite, sustain an air of romance.
From their first step through the doors, guests are truly mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the room, which features sparkling crystal curtains that perfectly frame the view to the revolving, landmarked dance floor. Since the view beyond the faceted crystal curtains into the New York City skyline is ever-changing, so are the backdrops for the day, offering countless opportunities for the perfect photo.
A wedding at the Rainbow Room is an incredible opportunity to turn a moment in time into everlasting memories. By marking the beginning of a life together at the Rainbow Room, every couple is rewarded with an unforgettable event in a legendary space. The Rainbow Room graciously accommodates 300 guests for a seated dinner and 270 guests for a seated dinner with dancing. The venue’s hospitality professionals have a reputation for extraordinary event design and the ability to create a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, complete with impeccable service and refined contemporary cuisine. Brides and grooms—and their guests—are transported by world-class dining and dancing in a truly elegant venue 65 floors above Manhattan, cementing the Rainbow Room as the quintessential New York wedding space.
As a New York landmark and international dining destination, the Rainbow Room invites brides and grooms to celebrate their day with a cosmopolitan sense of style, placing their special moment on the continuum of New York’s romantic history. From first date to marriage proposal to wedding day, the Rainbow Room is perfect for life’s milestones.