Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue

80 5th Ave (at 14th Street), just off Union Square New York, NY
212-627-8838
Manhattan Penthouse gives you the whole penthouse floor of this tall, historic building on Fifth Avenue for your wedding reception and ceremony. Huge arched Palladian windows frame the best 360 degree views in Manhattan, and inside, a remarkable team caters the finest cuisine and services for 125 to 200 guests with dancing. We’ll make you feel proud. This elegantly tailored loft-like aerie is adorned with rich details and elegant surroundings. Entering guests can be heard to exclaim, “I’d like to live here!” Avenue Magazine called us the “latest ‘in’ space” at our grand opening. Our perfect layout consists of a Reception Room with a beautiful oak and stained glass bar, a Ballroom with both North and South views over the city, and Executive Lounge or Bride’s Room, all with beautiful oak herringbone floors, giant arched windows, and paneled window seats in an extraordinary, non-commercial setting. Special parking arrangements. For guest counts less than 110, our sister venue, Alger House, is known as one of the best venues in town for smaller weddings and great values. Both venues on ManhattanPenthouse website.
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Beautiful New York Wedding at the Manhattan Penthouse, An Eventective User from Fairview, NJ

My husband and I created our "fairy tale wedding" by renting the Manhattan Penthouse and bringing in outside catering. Located on the top floor of the historic building near Union Square, this bright 8,000-square-foot space can accommodate more that 200 seated guests (with dancing). There are arched twelve-foot-wide windows that yield panoramic views that stretch from Wall Street to Times Square, and Brooklyn to Jersey City. The penthouse really was a big surprise for entering guests who were struck by the many dramatic and panoramic views offered by the huge windows. And, to complete the effect: a strikingly beautiful stained-glass bar. The loft space is open and airy with more window than wall. There are paneled window seats, a beautiful grand piano, and illuminated ficus trees that surround the polished floors. The space rental cost us $3500, but of course the price differs depending on the day of the rental. Our wedding was a Sunday night - and yes, this is cheaper! We were married over Memorial Day Weekend, and with many out of town guests the Sunday was perfect.Rather than a full bar, we served wine, beer, and a special martini bar - "something old (classic martini), new (apple martini), borrowed (my raspberry cosmo recipe), and blue (Tarheel martini)." This way, we saved a ton by not having to stock all of the various mixers, etc. a full bar requires. Overall, the venue was more than perfect - chic, historical, world class, and we had no issues or problems at all. It really did make for a beautiful wedding! I would recommend Manhattan Penthouse heartily to anyone.

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  • Air Conditioned
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
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  • Credit Cards Accepted: No
  • Facility Location Setting: Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue, located on the top floor of a historic building in lower midtown, with wide expanses of oak floors and huge arched windows and spectacular panoramic views, is a glamorous loft-like space for 50 to 250 guests.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 225
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Parking: Parking Garage Off-site
  • Special Features: Freight elevator. PA system, podium, digital TV, T1 line; iPod connection. Baldwin grand piano. Illuminated ficus trees in terra cotta planters. Pinspots. Polished granite/marble power rooms. Ticket Arrangement with local parking garage.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 8,000
  • Year Renovated: 2007