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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY WEDDING VENUES


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You've found the one, said 'Yes!' to forever, and now the bustling streets of New York City await your magical day. Picking a perfect venue for the wedding day can be a challenge.

New York City, with its vibrant energy and iconic landmarks, offers a plethora of stunning wedding venues to get married that cater to every couple's unique vision. As a New York City wedding photographer I had a hard time narrowing down this list! Whether you dream of an intimate ceremony in a historic building or a grand celebration with sweeping skyline views, the city has something for everyone. To help you find the perfect setting for your special day, I've curated a list of the best wedding venues in NYC that will help you to create your love story.





Your NYC Oasis


Picture this: 620 Loft & Garden, nestled right in the heartbeat of New York City's iconic Rockefeller Center. You'll find this gem at 620 Fifth Avenue, an urban oasis amidst the bustling cityscape. It's the ultimate blend of city chic and Mother Nature's charm. This is one of the best places to have weddings in NYC. Why? Well, because it's got this breathtaking rooftop garden that offers panoramic views of St. Patrick's Cathedral and the NYC skyline.

So, about the space—it's versatile. You've got this incredible indoor loft that's chic, trendy, and flooded with natural light from those stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. And wait for it—a beautiful outdoor rooftop garden. Ready for the guest count? You can seat up to 165 for dinner or invite up to 275 for a stylish cocktail soirée.


Address: 620 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10020

Phone Number: +1 212-593-9499

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Top of The Rock, Central Park, Bryant Park, Time Square




Sky - High Weddings


For truly elevated weddings with breathtaking views, Aspire venues offers a one-of-a-kind setting atop One World Trade's 102nd floor. The sleek, modern indoor space is encircled by floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing unparalleled sights of the entire New York City skyline. Imagine this place to have your wedding?! Millions of people coming here to see NYC from above and here you are tying the knot!

Host an intimate dinner and reception against the unforgettable glittering backdrop of the city at night. One World Observatory provides exclusive catering, bar service, planning assistance and lightning-speed elevator rides for guests.

A wedding at Aspire offers couples a uniquely dramatic sky-high venue to say "I do" with panoramic vistas of Manhattan.


Capacity: up to 450 guests

Address: 285 Fulton Street, NY, New York 10006

Phone number: 212 602 4090

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Battery Park, Oculus, Brooklyn Bridge




Where Love Blossoms in Every Petal


Nestled in the heart of Brooklyn the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a floral paradise perfect for weaving your love story into its blooming beauty. This enchanting venue boasts diverse settings—a mix of lush gardens, serene ponds, and elegant indoor spaces. Its style effortlessly blends natural beauty with classic charm, offering an idyllic backdrop for your special day. Picture this: intimate ceremonies amidst cherry blossoms or grand receptions in breathtaking garden settings. The venue accommodates both small gatherings and larger celebrations,

If your dream wedding involves gardens in full bloom and an ambiance steeped in natural elegance, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is your haven. Get ready to exchange vows surrounded by nature's most beautiful tapestry!


Capacity: up to 250 guests

Location: 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Phone Number: +1 718-623-7200

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden




Loft-Style Elegance with Rooftop Views in NYC


Just steps from iconic New York landmarks, this modern NYC venue offers a versatile wedding setting. Host your ceremony or reception in the sunlit loft featuring wooden beam ceilings and eclectic decor.

Their adjacent outdoor terrace lined with greenery provides a sleek patio space for cocktails with breathtaking city skyline views and spectacular view of The Empire State Building. The Midtown Loft & Terrace has an exclusive list of caterers to provide full service menus. Plus an in-house team assists with all your wedding planning and rentals.

For contemporary downtown style with outdoor access in the heart of Midtown, the Midtown Loft & Terrace creates an urban oasis for your NYC wedding celebrations.


Capacity: 180 - 300 guests

Location: 267 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Phone Number: Contact information available on their website

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Madison Square Park




Where Love Ferments into Unforgettable Moments


This captivating venue combines the allure of a winery with the modernity of an urban setting. Its style seamlessly blends rustic charm with contemporary design, creating a cozy yet stylish atmosphere. The venue comfortably accommodates up to 165 guests, offering flexible indoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. It's truly one of my favorite places to have weddings!

If you dream of celebrating your union amidst barrels of aged wine and a setting that effortlessly blends rustic charm with urban sophistication, Brooklyn Winery is your destination. Get ready to raise a glass to your love, surrounded by vintage charm.


Capacity: up to 165 guests

Location: 213 N 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone Number: +1 347-763-1506

Great places to take wedding photos near by: East River State Park, McCarren Park




Where Love Takes Center Stage in a Historic Setting


Located in the heart of Brooklyn Deity offers a unique blend of historic charm and modern elegance, providing couples with a captivating space to celebrate their love. Three floors of opulent design welcome up to 150 guests, providing versatility for ceremonies, receptions, and cocktails. The rooftop offers panoramic views, while the spacious bridal suite is a haven for preparation and reflection.

What sets Deity apart? It's the meticulous attention to detail. From event planning to delectable catering, each aspect is tailored for an unforgettable wedding experience.



Capacity: up to 150 guests

Location: 368 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone Number: +1 718-222-3692

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo





This sleek Long Island City hotel offers newly renovated loft-style venues ideal for NYC weddings. Host sunset ceremonies on their landscaped Rooftop overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The modern cocktail bar provides a unique space for an intimate reception.

This contemporary boutique hotel has several versatile spaces to host modern NYC weddings. The landscaped Rooftop works for ceremonies and cocktail hours with its skyline views. The loft-style Gallery or Lobby feature urban-industrial style settings for the reception. Onsite suites allow the bridal party to get ready in a private, relaxing atmosphere. With its sophisticated aesthetic and amenities, The Ravel Hotel is an ideal Queens destination for couples seeking a stylish NYC wedding. Contact their events team to inquire about availability and planning your Ravel Hotel wedding.


Capacity: 500 guests for cocktail hour and 230 for sit-down dinner

Location: 8-08 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone: (718) 289-6101

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Gantry Plaza State Park




 A Rustic Gem in the Heart of Brooklyn


MyMoon exudes a rustic ambiance with exposed brick walls, wooden beams, and a stylish contemporary touch. Its style blends old-world charm with modern sophistication, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The venue offers various spaces for ceremonies and receptions, as well as incredible catering options with their wedding packages. Its intimate layout provides flexibility, allowing for personalized setups and a cozy ambiance.


Capacity: 165 -250 guests

Location: 184 N 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Great places to take wedding photos near by: East River State Park, McCarren Park




Prestige and Elegance in the Heart of Midtown Manhattan


Situated in Midtown Manhattan the Yale Club is an iconic venue exuding historic charm and refinement, offering couples an esteemed space for their wedding celebration. The venue offers exquisite ballrooms and event spaces suitable for elegant ceremonies and lavish receptions. With a capacity for up to 260 guests, it caters to both intimate gatherings and larger celebrations.

For couples seeking a venue that radiates timeless elegance and prestige, the Yale Club in Midtown Manhattan offers a regal backdrop for your wedding celebration, marking the start of your life's journey in opulent grandeur.


Capacity: up to 260 guests

Location: 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Phone Number: 212 716 2122

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Grand Central





Opulence and Timeless Elegance in Lower Manhattan


The Beekman Hotel showcases historic architecture blended seamlessly with modern design. Its style encompasses old-world grandeur, ornate details, and exquisite interiors, exuding an aura of timeless elegance. The venue boasts stunning ballrooms and event spaces suitable for elegant ceremonies and lavish receptions. With a capacity tailored for intimate gatherings or larger celebrations, it caters to diverse wedding sizes.

For couples seeking a venue that not only radiates luxury but also boasts a uniquely curated layout, The Beekman in Lower Manhattan offers a prestigious backdrop for your wedding celebration—a historic marvel waiting to shape your love story.


Capacity: up to 90 guests

Location: 123 Nassau Street, New York, NY 10038

Phone Number: 212 233 2300

Great places to take wedding photos near by: City Hall Park, Brooklyn Bridge




Industrial-Chic Elegance in Brooklyn


501 Union embodies an industrial-chic aesthetic with exposed brick walls, lofty ceilings, and stylish contemporary accents. Its style seamlessly fuses industrial elements with modern sophistication, creating an ambiance that's both trendy and elegant.

The venue boasts flexible indoor spaces suitable for ceremonies and receptions, accommodating varying guest sizes. With its adaptable layout, it caters to intimate gatherings or larger celebrations, providing versatility for diverse wedding styles.


Capacity: 140 - 160 guests

Location: 501 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Phone Number: 347 529 6486

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Prospect Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park




Historic Elegance Amidst Natural Beauty


The Prospect Park Boathouse exudes historic charm with its picturesque location amidst the natural beauty of Prospect Park. Its style blends classic elegance with serene parkland surroundings, creating an enchanting atmosphere for weddings. The venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for ceremonies and receptions, accommodating smaller to mid-sized guest capacities. Its layout provides intimacy and natural beauty, making it perfect for romantic and charming celebrations.

Prospect Park Boathouse offers in-house catering with seasonal menus. The adjacent park and lake allow for excellent photo backdrops.

Perfect for couples looking for a rustic, nature-filled yet urban wedding venue.


Capacity: 150 guests for a seated dinner and dancing and 225 for a standing event (indoors)

Location:

Contact: 718 701 8344

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Prospect Park





Contemporary Elegance and Panoramic Views in Brooklyn


Located in the heart of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, this modern hotel offers sleek sophistication for weddings. Host your ceremony on the lush 15th floor outdoor terrace overlooking the East River and city.

Indoor reception spaces like The Terrace and Grand Ballroom provide urban refinement with floor-to-ceiling windows, polished concrete floors, and organic accents. The William Vale provides award-winning seasonal catering menus and signature mixology cocktails to delight guests. Plus on-site getting ready suites for the wedding party.

For couples seeking a contemporary cool vibe, the William Vale delivers a stylish Brooklyn wedding destination with indoor elegance and al fresco city views.


Capacity: 220 guests

Location: 111 N 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Phone Number: 718 631 8400

Great places to take wedding photos near by: McCarren Park, East River State Park, Gantry Plaza State Park


This adaptive reuse venue in Red Hook, Brooklyn offers urban rustic charm for weddings. Exchange vows on the Hudson-facing outdoor terrace or indoor mezzanine chapel. Then celebrate in the open-concept warehouse hall with exposed beams and string lights. Liberty Warehouse works with select caterers to provide locally sourced menus. There is a combination of raw, industrial elements and warm vintage accents.

Perfect for couples seeking an authentic loft-style wedding with gorgeous waterfront views and rich history.


Capacity: 400 - 1500 guests

Location: 260 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Phone number: 347 987 3121

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Red Hook Waterfront, Coffey Park



Timeless Elegance and Luxury for Grand Weddings


For nearly a century, The St. Regis has hosted glamorous weddings and celebrations in Midtown Manhattan. Hold your ceremony in the exquisite Versailles Room under 10 chandeliers. Host receptions in the Astor Ballroom with 22ft gilded ceilings. Their signature event spaces include lush drapes, polished wood floors, and stunning crystal lighting fixtures for a refined ambiance. The St. Regis offers exclusive catering menus and legendary service. On-site accommodations allow out-of-town guests to book rooms at the 5-star hotel.

For quintessential NYC luxury, the St. Regis brings timeless elegance and sophistication to your wedding celebrations in the heart of Manhattan.


Capacity: up to 250 guests

Location: 2 East 55th St, New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-753-4500

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Central Park, Rockfeller Center Plaza



Modern Elegance with Scenic Views in Brooklyn


W Loft boasts modern design elements, sleek interiors, and expansive windows that offer breathtaking views of the city skyline. Its style reflects contemporary elegance, providing a chic and sophisticated ambiance.For couples seeking a venue that radiates modern charm and offers stunning views, W Loft in Brooklyn presents a contemporary and chic backdrop for your wedding celebration—a space where style and scenic beauty merge seamlessly.


Capacity: 80 guests with a dance floor, 150 for a cocktail format

Location: 240 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Phone Number: Contact information available on their website

Great places to take wedding photos near by: River State Park, McCarren Park



Located in a prime downtown NYC location, Tribeca Rooftop provides a sleek backdrop for weddings. Host your ceremony on the outdoor rooftop with sweeping skyline views as your aisle. The indoor loft space features exposed brick, hardwood floors, and abundant natural light - perfect for cocktails or your reception.

Tribeca Rooftop has preferred caterers, lighting designers, and rental companies to provide full-service event planning.

For contemporary sophistication paired with breathtaking city views, Tribeca Rooftop offers a stunning setting for couples' weddings in NYC.


Capacity: up to 720 guests

Location: 2 Desbrosses St, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 524-7000

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Tribeca, the Hudson River, Washington Square Park



Whimsical Charm Along Brooklyn's Waterfront


This historic carousel alongside Brooklyn Bridge Park offers a whimsical backdrop for weddings in NYC. Exchange vows as the carousel gently turns behind you. Then host your reception in the glass-walled water view pavilion as the sun sets over the city.

Jane's Carousel allows outside catering and provides tables, lighting and other rentals. The outdoor deck is perfect for cocktails with unobstructed view of the East River and Lower Manhattan.

For couples seeking a truly unique New York City wedding venue, Jane's Carousel provides vintage magic and romance by the waterfront.


Capacity: up to 250 guests

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 45 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone Number: Contact information available through Brooklyn Bridge Park's website

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Brooklyn Bridge Park




Industrial Chic and Intimate Charm in Brooklyn


This Greenpoint hotel and event venue offers urban-chic ambiance perfect for stylish Brooklyn weddings. Host your ceremony in the light-filled Atrium with glass walls and greenery. Cocktail receptions on the spacious wraparound Outdoor Terrace have skyline views. The Box House provides award-winning seasonal catering menus and premium bar service. On-site accommodations mean out-of-town guests can book overnight rooms.

Just steps from McCarren Park and a short drive from Manhattan, the Box House Hotel's versatile spaces, gorgeous design and helpful planning services make it a top NYC wedding destination.


Capacity: up to 230 guests

Location: 77 Box Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone Number: Contact information available on their website

Great places to take wedding photos near by:



Located in North Williamsburg along the East River, Giando provides a picture-perfect NYC wedding venue. Host intimate ceremonies on their riverfront patio or grand-scale receptions in the chic industrial ballroom with wall-to-wall windows overlooking the city.

They offer award-winning catering, bar packages and event planning services. On-site getting ready suites available for wedding parties.

With its urban-rustic charm, waterfront location, and impressive views, Giando on the Water creates a warm, romantic setting for couples to celebrate their weddings in NYC.


Capacity: 50 - 400 guests

Location: 79 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Phone: 718-384-8066

Great places to take wedding photos near by: East River State Park



Rooftop Farm Charm for Unconventional Weddings


This working urban farm atop a Brooklyn Navy Yard building provides a relaxed, unconventional wedding venue. The sunny rooftop has vine-covered walls, planters of crops, string lights and farm tables for a casual vibe. Seasonal farm-to-table catering and bar packages feature local ingredients. The on-site beehives even supply honey!

The outdoor rooftop ceremony space and indoor greenhouse reception area offer sweeping views of downtown Manhattan.

Couples can get ready onsite in The Loft's rustic chic suites. And enjoy post-wedding brunch the next morning. Venue Style: Rustic, laidback urban farm setting on a rooftop with panoramic views of NYC skyline. Exposed brick, picnic tables, greenery.


Capacity: 100-200 guests

Location: Multiple locations in Brooklyn, contact them directly for specific addresses

Phone Number: Contact information available on their website

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade



 Luxurious Rooftop Weddings


On the rooftop of the Vista Ballroom building, the Penthouse offers a contemporary-elegant NYC wedding venue. Host your ceremony on the outdoor terrace with sweeping views of Manhattan.

Inside, the glittering ballroom has a marble bar, dance floor, and seating for dinner and receptions. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide natural light and picturesque city vistas.

The Penthouse provides in-house catering, bar packages, and white-glove service for weddings. Plus a bridal suite for getting ready onsite. With its luxurious rooftop setting and sophisticated details, the Vista Penthouse Ballroom creates a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere for your NYC nuptials.


Capacity: up to 160 guests

Location: 27-05 39th Avenue, Long Island City NY 11101

Contact: 347 536 3606

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Gantry Plaza State Park



Exquisite Waterfront Elegance for Unforgettable Weddings


With its prime waterfront location near the UN, The Water Club offers a sophisticated NYC wedding backdrop. Host cocktail hours and receptions in the glass-enclosed Water Club Lounge overlooking the East River. Or book the grand Harbor Room for seated dinners and dancing. The Water Club provides gourmet catering, premium bar service, and event planning assistance. On-site accommodations mean out-of-town guests can book overnight rooms.

Whether hosting an intimate ceremony or large-scale celebration, The Water Club's chic style, views and impeccable service make it a top NYC wedding destination right on the harbor.


Capacity: up to 225 guests

Location: 500 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016

Phone Number: Contact information available on their website

Great places to take wedding photos near by: East River, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park




A Skyline Venue with Riverfront Views


Bridgepoint in DUMBO, is the go-to event space in Brooklyn if you want gorgeous Manhattan views. Originally a soap factory,  Bridgepoint has been recently renovated into a gorgeous rooftop event space, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop terrace that offers unbeatable views of the Manhattan bridge and skyline.With both an indoor and outdoor space, Bridgepoint offers room for up to 75 people to fit comfortably and is a great small space suitable for dinner parties, wedding receptions, bar & bat mitzvahs, and photoshoots!

A classy, blank event space, Bridgepoint is an easily-customizable location that can be decorated in an incredible amount of unique ways to suit you and your event. Located minutes away from Manhattan, it is a convenient step just outside the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.


Capacity: up to 75 guests

Location: 53 Bridge Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Contact: 718 310 3040

Great places to take wedding photos near by: DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge park



Sophisticated Dining with Unparalleled Scenery


This Michelin-starred Brooklyn institution provides refined settings for NYC weddings. Exchange vows on the outdoor terrace with sweeping views of lower Manhattan. Host your reception in the Main Dining Room surrounded by the cityscape.

The River Cafe offers gourmet locally sourced catering menus and impressive wine list options. On-site coordinators assist with all your wedding needs.

Perfect for couples seeking fine dining elegance on the waterfront, The River Cafe delivers iconic ambiance for romantic weddings with skyline vistas.


Capacity: up to 100 guests

Location: 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 522-5200

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade



Industrial - Chic Venue in Brooklyn's Vibrant Scene


Imagine a pre WWII rope factory transformed into a unique venue! The Greenpoint Loft is an exquisite multipurpose space/event hall, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Originally a pre-WWII era warehouse the venue has been restored to its original raw appearance; exposed high beam ceilings, wooden floors, and open window skylights. 

The Greenpoint Loft facility includes the main loft space (5000 s.f.), mezzanine level (1000 s.f.) and a rooftop that boasts a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline overlooking the East River.  The immense open floor allows for the most control over the design of your event. Ideal for art exhibitions, photo shoots, weddings or any other event that requires an extravagant blank space. The Greenpoint Loft gives off a timeless Brooklyn vibe from the moment you set foot in the door. Give your next event a classy atmosphere with The Greenpoint Loft!


Capacity: up to 185 guests

Location: 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY

Contact: 718 310 4030

Great places to take wedding photos near by: East River Park, McCarren Park, Gantry Plaza State Park



Waterfront Dining with Mediterranean Charm


Celestine is an intimate Brooklyn restaurant and events venue tucked beneath the Manhattan Bridge. Perfect for hosting people for life’s celebratory moments, be they large celebrations or intimate gatherings - from weddings and rehearsal dinners to birthday parties and mitzvahs, bridal and baby showers, holiday parties, and company off-site retreats.

With sweeping views of the New York City skyline and the glittering bridges, floor-to-ceiling windows, and thoughtful design details, Celestine can be a turn-key events space or a starting point for your design vision.


Capacity: up to 75 guests

Location: 1 John Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn 11210

Contact: 718 522 5356

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Dumbo



 Serene Venue Amidst Nature's Beauty


The Picnic House in Prospect Park is a charming and historic building in the heart of Brooklyn’s premier park. With scenic views of the 90-acre Long Meadow, outdoor spaces for ceremonies and cocktails, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and a working wood fireplace, it provides a bucolic setting for your perfect day. The Picnic House can be tailored for every taste and budget, and is a blank canvas to create the ideal wedding or event no matter what the season. The Picnic House comfortably seats 175 guests for dinner and dancing or 240 for a cocktail-style event. Micro-weddings are also available for up to 50 guests.


Capacity: 175 - 240 guests

Location: 40 West Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact: 718 965 8951

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Prospect Park, Park Slope



This adaptive reuse venue provides a sleek DUMBO backdrop for weddings. Host your ceremony on the outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. Move inside the sunlit loft for cocktails amid modern decor and ambient lighting.

Dumbo Loft offers customizable food/drink packages and music/entertainment options. There are also onsite suites for the wedding party to get ready in.

With its luxe industrial vibe, skyline views and spacious layout, Dumbo Loft is ideal for contemporary couples seeking a chic Brooklyn wedding venue.

Contact them to inquire about pricing and availability for your upcoming nuptials!


Capacity: 140 - 200 guests

Location: 155 Water street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Great places to take wedding photos near by: Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade



Built in 1875, this iconic building in Williamsburg offers a one-of-a-kind historic backdrop for weddings. Host cocktail hour in the soaring domed Parlor before moving to the breathtaking Grand Hall for dinner and dancing under intricate plasterwork.

Weylin 1875 works closely with their preferred caterers to provide custom tailored menus. On-site suites allow the wedding party to get ready on the day in a private relaxing atmosphere.

For couples who want a sense of old-world grandeur and elegance at their wedding, Weylin 1875 delivers stunning vintage ambiance.


Capacity: up to 350 guests

Location: 173 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Contact: 718 963 3639

Great places to take wedding photos near by: East River State Park, McCarren Park


WHICH VENUE FOR THE WEDDING IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Ultimately, the choice of your wedding venue boils down to your preferences. Opt for a space that resonates with yo