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Day or Night Wedding – How Do I Choose?

An evening wedding at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC

Apples or oranges, up or down, yes or no. Life is full of many choices, some of which we only have a split second to make. Thankfully, when it comes to your wedding, you have a little more time to consider your options. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the decision will be any easier.

If you’re torn between a day and a night ceremony at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, don’t despair. Here are some ways to determine whether a day or night wedding is right for you!

Make A Day Of It

Day weddings are a popular option, especially for those looking for a more casual ceremony or a ceremony that involves younger children. They have myriad benefits that you can’t find with night weddings, but whether or not those benefits are meaningful to you is up to you and your partner.


With a day wedding, you can expect better lighting, which isn’t just good for your guests to see the ceremony and reception easier. It’s also better for your photographer if they are looking for natural lighting for your photos.


A “mood” to daytime weddings sets them apart from night weddings. Daytime weddings are often peppier than their evening counterparts with sunshine and blue skies and can be held indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.


With a day wedding, you can keep celebrating throughout the day and into the evening, depending on how long you’ve booked your venue. Even if you have to wrap up the festivities at a particular time, a day wedding allows for an after-party after your celebration.

Own The Night

Night weddings have their unique allure. Between the glowing moonlight and the illuminated NYC skyline, a night wedding at Tribeca Rooftop + 360 ° in NYC doesn’t have to end because it’s dark.

Here are some considerations for a night wedding.


Night weddings have a charm, with dimmed lighting and romantic candlelight adorning your tables. At Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, you can host your night wedding indoors or out and take advantage of the sparkling NYC skyline as part of the backdrop to your big day.


Dimmed light often feels more intimate and private, which can only sometimes be quickly attempted with a daytime wedding. Between the cozy dark sky and the elegant attire of your guests, your wedding will feel like an exclusive private VIP event.


Weddings at night tend to be dressier, and guests naturally gravitate towards more elegant attire. If you’re looking for a stylish gathering, a night wedding has a better chance of having that formal look and feel you’re hoping for.

Other Factors

Now that you know some of the perks of a day versus night wedding, it’s time to factor in some other elements you may not consider.


Regardless of the mood a day versus night wedding evokes, your choice is still up to you. What would you and your partner prefer? Are you morning people, or are you night owls? Do you want a dark, intimate atmosphere regardless of whether or not you’re a night person? Don’t let tradition or rules prevent you from picking your chosen time.


While you may want to host a swanky evening bash, you may need help to get some of your guests on board, especially if they have young children. Conversely, a weekday wedding may only be possible if your guests work during the day.


For some religions, weddings may be restricted to the day they are held. For example, a Saturday evening wedding may not be allowed until after sundown if it is a Jewish ceremony. Make sure when deciding when to hold your wedding that your religion allows you to choose the time you had in mind.


Sometimes, your budget will dictate whether or not you can afford an evening versus daytime wedding, as rates can vary at your venue depending on the time.

Ensure you understand all pricing information before reserving your time at your wedding venue to ensure clarity later.


Sometimes, the venue you want isn’t available on the day and time you were hoping for. If you have your heart set on a particular day, be willing to compromise on the time of your event or the location of your venue.


With our open rooftop and expansive indoor windows, Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC is the perfect venue for night and day weddings and events. Whether you’re going for a cozy, intimate look and feel or a vibrant, cheerful affair, we can help!

To learn more about Tribeca Rooftop + 360° weddings in NYC, please contact us today!


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