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December 07, 2016
Manhattan Penthouse Make-Over 2016


Every year and often every season we make some improvements in our venue.  Recently we have done the following: In order to carry the feeling of the stained glass and mirrors in our Main Bar around the Reception Room, we had our stained glass artisan create additional panels to accompany new mirror panels around the room, adding a spcial richness.  We changed all our bathroom door knobs and sink fixtures to chrome.  We re-polished our turn-of-the-century Palladian windows, and we embedded lights in the sills to make them shine at night. We decided to change our major colors. We changed the French cafe yellow to a warm, light, modern grey, and we changed our gold ballroom chairs to silver.  We love the grey, as all colors look better against grey: guests' faces and clothing, centerpieces, etc.  Finally we added some remote controlled wall-wash lighting between the windows: At our holiday parties we shined red and green, but many love the lavender wash.  In December we dressed our venue with huge four foot diameter wreaths, large magnificent topiaries at each end of the bar, and rich swag and other fresh greenery and ornament pieces here and there.  Again we used poinsetia plants for our centerpieces, surrounded by candles.

October 12, 2015
How to Find the Most Affordable Dates

LOOKING FOR A GREAT WEEKEND AT A REASONABLE COST?  Here are some key details that influence venue pricing.  In recent years Sundays have been less in demand by clients, yet our Manhattan Penthouse on 5th Avenue is a very special daytime event venue.  Sunday events usually start at 3pm or 4pm so that guests can get back home earlier.  Although the city around us shines at night, our daytime views are great, in every direction.  Winter and Summer Fridays also are perfect opportunities for some saving.  Our Saturday night rates are moderate, however, and this causes clients to exclaim what a great value we are in terms of our generous and high quality offerings.  Everyone knows that the closer one is to an unused date the more likely one is to find a price reduction.  There are an increasing number of event venues in Manhattan, causing a lot of competition, which can benefit the client.

DURING THE WEEK, We price Mondays and Tuesdays less than Wednesdays and Thursdays.  This really helps non-profits.