Eight New York City Wedding Venues That Will Be Tough To Book Now That Gay Marriage Is Legal

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New York City recently became the sixth and largest state to legalise gay marriage.

This historic occasion is likely to turn the Big Apple into a hot spot wedding destination for same-sex couples across the country, and we thought it would be fitting to post some of the city’s best places to say “I do.”

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This post originally appeared at Oyster.com.

The Plaza

For a romantic, iconic wedding locale, the Plaza is hard to beat.

The in-house wedding planner, Emily Reifel, is the best of the best, and can arrange everything from hair and makeup, to photographers, to florists (and more).

And after a recent multi-million-dollar renovation, the Grand Ballroom Foyer is as grand as ever.

The 24-hour butler service ensures that couples feel pampered post I-dos: the butler can unpack luggage, stock the room's private bar, and draw baths.

The St. Regis New York

The Mandarin Oriental

Trump Soho New York

The Trump SoHo New York offers three venues, each exuding a slightly different ambiance.

One thing's the same, though -- each has floor-to-ceiling windows, and one has excellent panoramic views.

They can fit from 90 to 240 guests, so couples can choose an intimate ceremony or a grander celebration.

The Spa at Trump SoHo, which is on the 2011 Conde Nast Hot List, offers complete pre-wedding spa packages as well as salon services for brides and bridal parties.

Gramercy Park Hotel

The Roof Club and Garden at the uber-chic Gramercy Park Hotel is the ideal spot for a wedding.

With sweeping views of the city and a retractable roof for summer months, the venue can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony, seated dinner, and a reception with dancing.

Though the hotel does not allow a live band to perform, the special events team can recommend DJs at several price points.

And you can rest assured that you've made a star-approved choice -- many celebrities frequent the Roof Club, and Humphrey Bogart got married at the hotel in 1926.

The Pierre

Hosting a wedding almost once a week, The Pierre has extensive experience with nuptials.

This iconic hotel offers six lavish venues for the ceremony and reception -- including the Salon, complete with rotunda and trompe de l'oeil paintings, where Ramona Singer of Real Housewives fame renewed her vows on camera.

But be prepared to pay a hefty fee for the top-notch accommodations and exceptional white-glove service, because weddings at The Pierre do not come cheap.

Four Seasons New York

The Peninsula New York

If you're planning an opulent wedding, The Peninsula New York may be just the venue you're looking for -- nearly every surface of the hotel is gilded, coated in marble, or flourished with something French.

An on-site consultant will help you plan your one-of-a-kind nuptials or you can opt for the wedding package, which includes a one-night stay for the newlyweds in the bridal suite -- and a one-night stay on the couple's one-year anniversary!

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