Micro weddings and elopement celebrations are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional weddings. Many couples say hosting a micro wedding in New York offers a more intimate and unique experience without the price tag that often comes with large-scale weddings. 

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What is a micro wedding?

A micro wedding is a wedding ceremony that includes a very small number of guests, unusually less than 20 close friends and family members. Micro weddings are similar to traditional weddings, except everything from the guest list to the reception is done on a smaller scale. Micro weddings are great for couples seeking a more private ceremony or for couples operating on a budget.

What is Elopement?

Elopement is a wedding ceremony that includes only the couple getting married and a wedding official. Usually, there are no guests at elopements. Eloping is a popular choice for couples who want a private ceremony or those who simply want to splurge on a wedding reception instead of spending money on a ceremony.

Selecting an NYC micro wedding venue

There are hundreds of top-notch micro wedding venues in New York City, but choosing the best one for you depends on the number of guests in your party and your desired location. If you have less than 20 guests, consider The Mezzanine in Manhattan as your micro wedding venue. If you’re planning an elopement and want to go big on your reception, The Atrium micro wedding venue in Brooklyn can host up to 250 guests.

The Atrium – Micro Wedding Venue in NYC


Located in Bushwick, The Atrium is a micro wedding venue that offers bright natural light and high ceilings. The Atrium provides an adaptable setting for micro weddings, with both indoor and outdoor options to keep the wedding party going no matter what the weather is like outside. 


Micro weddings at The Atrium have the flexibility of hosting a ceremony, cocktail hour and reception using all of our spaces (rooftop, main space and lower level) or just one. The main space with its green wrapped-in patio, is the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony followed immediately after by a reception in the main space. The rooftop with views of the NYC skyline is also the perfect spot for a full wedding day of events for your intimate guest count.

The Mezzanine – Micro Wedding Venue in Manhattan


In Manhattan, you’ll find The Mezzanine, our sister event micro wedding venue. For you and up to 50 of your closest friends and family, you can host a ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in our signature main space. The Mezzanine offers a perfect setting for micro weddings with a small guest list. When you host your micro wedding at The Mezzanine, our staff will connect you with top wedding vendors to bring your celebration to life. The Mezzanine is the closest micro wedding venue to the 4,5,1.R.W. and J lines.