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A Book Lover’s Dream Wedding

Published: May 3rd, 2017

There is something so exciting about a wedding in New York City! Whether it is spring, summer, autumn, or winter, at Library Hotel, you will find the perfect setting for your elopement, ceremony, or reception. If you are a bride/groom in search for your intimate wedding venue, your search may be over!

Located on the 14th Floor, the Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden, make the perfect setting for daytime celebrations with close friends and family.


The Poetry Garden, with access to our beautiful outdoor wraparound terrace (720 sq. ft total), is the ideal indoor space that still has an outdoor feel. When weather permits, you can enjoy the vibes of New York City on our terrace, with background views of the iconic New York Public Library.

  • Poetry Garden (indoors): 25 people seated, 30 standing
  • Poetry Garden (outdoor terrace): 45 people seated, up to 50 standing
  • Writer’s Den (indoors): 30 people seated, up to 40 standing **recommended for groups only holding a ceremony**


The Writer’s Den, along with its adjacent glass enclosed terrace (660 sq ft. total), is a bright and airy room. This unique space can be used year long as-is (living room style) or banquet style making it an ideal spot for your wedding reception!

  • Writer’s Den: 25 people seated banquet style
  • Poetry Garden (indoors): 12 people seated banquet style
  • Keeping the entire 14th floor event space as-is (no tables): 50 people

Our entire event space transforms into Bookmarks Lounge in the evenings; therefore, all ceremony/reception must conclude by 4:00PM. This lounge is open to the public and is managed by a separate company, Hospitality Holdings. It may be possible to extend (or begin) your celebrations past 4:00PM; however, this at the discretion of Hospitality Holdings. For more information about hosting an evening event, please call 212-980-9476 or e-mail at

Food & Beverage

At Library Hotel there is no catering minimum; however, we do not allow outside food or beverage, with the exception of desserts – bring on the sweets! Meals are pre-selected and they are served buffet style. Unfortunately, no ala carte options are available. Some dessert options are included but specialty cakes or cupcakes are not – you are more than welcome to bring in your own!

Decorations & Enhancements

There are always fresh floral arrangements, our signature magenta orchids, decorating our rooftop. They can be incorporated into your wedding, free of charge. If you prefer additional flowers, you are welcome to bring in your own… need help with vendor recommendations? Our team has put together some of their favorites:

Starbright Floral Design
B Floral

Magnolia Bakery
Butterfly Bakeshop

BBJ Linen

Studio D NYC

Rev. Annie Lawrence

NOMI Beauty

Library Hotel is pleased to partner with NOMI Beauty, the premier in-room hair and make-up service provider! NOMI Beauty specializes in weddings, groups, and special events.


Speakers are scattered throughout our entire event space. We are able to hook up most personal music devices. As long as you provide a detailed playlist, we can play anything you would like! We do not permit DJs or bands; soloists or small ensembles will definitely be considered. Since our event space is very intimate, microphones are usually not needed.

Below are Library Hotel’s event guidelines for your review:

  • There is no catering minimum
  • Outside food & beverage is not permitted, except for desserts
  • The Poetry Garden terrace is not covered so it may not be accessible during inclement weather
  • Maximum capacity is 50 people

Visit our online photo gallery and virtual tour to see more. Please feel welcome to contact our Events Coordinator, if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see the space.We look forward to the pleasure of planning your Library Hotel wedding!