The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017
The Yale Club at 50 Vanderbilt Ave. is a historic and elegant wedding venue offering an eclectic blend of old-world charm and modern amenities. Originally built in 1915 as a club for Yale University alumni, this stunning Beaux-Arts building boasts a rich history and classical architecture that makes it a top choice for weddings in New York City.
Also? It's just super pretty.
The venue's grand ballroom is a standout feature, with its 24-foot ceilings, ornate moldings, and crystal chandeliers. The ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests for a seated dinner, and its ample space makes it ideal for large-scale weddings.
The Yale Club also offers several other event spaces, including the Trumbull Room. This is a more intimate space that can accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated dinner. The Trumbull Room features large windows that provide plenty of natural light and offer stunning views of the city.
Another popular spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions is the Rooftop Terrace. With its sweeping views of the city skyline and the Empire State Building, this outdoor space provides a picturesque backdrop for a romantic and memorable wedding day. It's especially excellent at sunset - that's where the sunset images above were taken!
The Yale Club also offers several locations for photo opportunities within the venue, including the grand staircase, which provides a striking setting for portraits - and y'all know I have never met a grand staircase that I didn't love. The club's elegant lobby and wood-paneled library (A LIBRARY!!!!) offer additional backdrops for timeless and classic wedding photographs. They're also lovely, quiet, private spaces which I adore.
In addition to the stunning indoor locations, the Yale Club's location in Midtown Manhattan also provides plenty of nearby options for wedding photos. Here are some of the best wedding photography locations that aren't too far away:
In conclusion, The Yale Club in New York City provides a lovely and luxurious setting for weddings, with its elegant architecture and rich history. The venue's range of event spaces and central location make it a popular choice for couples looking for a classic New York City wedding. With so many beautiful locations for photos, both inside the club and in the surrounding city, it's a true treat for a wedding photographer to experience!