The majestic Marina del Rey wedding venue in the Bronx offers breathtaking waterfront views across Long Island, and out over the Manhattan skyline. The New York City skyline is, in my opinion, best appreciated across the water. Be it a cruise around Manhattan island, a waterside walk through Queen’s, or from a pretty spot in the Bronx. There’s no better way to experience the vastness of the city, than from one of our many wonderful waterfront locations. And it’s to the Bronx we go to today, and the super elegant waterside wedding venue in Throgs Neck, New York, called Marina del Rey. A family-owned establishment that has been hosting the biggest occasions for over 30 years.
A wondrous mix of cityscapes and natural scenery
As a wedding photographer based in New Jersey, you’d think I’d be used to seeing that famous New York City skyline, but it never gets old! And as a backdrop to my couples, it never fails to look utterly mesmerizing. And therein lies one of the first benefits of the Marina del Rey wedding venue, its impeccable views. Because they’re not just blessed with cityscapes, no, they’re also blessed with a huge expanse of sparkling water surrounding them. Offering a real getaway feel to this venue, even though it is mere minutes from the city and JFK airport. Perfect for both your friends in town and your folks a plane ride away.
If you’ve been blessed with a large extended family, and a jam-packed Rolodex of friends, the Marina del Rey will be only too happy to accommodate them all! Whether your guest size is 100, or 1000, the team will effortlessly meet your needs by offering a seemingly never-ending list of venue options. Boasting multiple rooms, banquet halls and event spaces inside and out – you cannot fail to find that perfect place to say ‘I do’ and celebrate.
If you choose the Marina del Rey wedding venue for your big day, my advice would be to opt for a date during the warmer months. Because this stunning Bronx location is best appreciated outside. And with a waterside gazebo, expansive patio area, and a private open-air pier, the guys at Marina del Rey have really made the most of it. Overlooking the Long Island Sound, you and your guests will not fail to fall in love with the breathtaking views available from every angle during the day. And as the sun sets, their pristine outdoor space becomes a perfect backdrop to your evening celebrations, with fire pits and private grottoes to relax in.
The Marina del Rey can provide the scenery for every stage of your once-in-a-lifetime event, from your exchange of vows moment to the departure of your getaway car. But you’ll begin your day in the Bridal Room, a unique and comforting space for you and your whole bridal party. A place for all of you to embrace the day, enjoy some food and cocktails while preparing for your big moment. During your time in the Bridal Room, you will be looked after by your very own bridal attendant, someone who’ll assist with anything you could need during your preparations.
Once you and your partner are ready to make it official, the perfect place is awaiting you. The Waterside Pavilion, an open-air setting that overlooks the fabulous East River. Featuring an eye-catching gazebo, a pretty patio, and greenery everywhere, this is a wonderful place to exchange your vows. From there the choice is yours, celebrate under the stars on the Marina del Rey patio, the ideal place for wedding cocktails. Or take the party indoors and enjoy the delights of the iconic Bellagio Room, an indoor ballroom that can easily accommodate whatever size of soirée you are planning.
The wonderful team at Marina del Rey’s is always striving to bring their couples’ wedding dreams to life. Be it through their delicious catering options, fine facilities, or thankless attention to detail. You will not fail to be impressed by their quality of service, something that has been hard-earned over the last 30 years.
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