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Size

Manhattan Penthouse is an 8,000 square foot full-floor penthouse located on the 17th floor. Ballroom 4,000 square feet. Reception Room 2,400 square feet. Lounge 400 square feet.

Capacities

Sit-down dinner with dancing: 200. Cocktail Reception: Up to 250.

Rooms

Reception Room, Ballroom, and Lounge/Bride's Room.

Elevators

There are three passenger elevators and one freight elevator that can be used for guests also.

Transportation

Nearby NYC subways include the F, V, L, 4, 5, and 6 lines located a block away. A bus runs down Fifth Avenue and there is a PATH station at 6th Avenue and 14th Street. There are a lot of taxis in our area as well.

Parking

We have arrangements with Imperial Parking at 7 East 14th Street in Manhattan, a half block away. Get your parking ticket stamped by our coat check for a discounted rate, - about half!

Maintenance

We pride ourselves on the fine-quality of our venue, always staying up-to-date with our amenities, including new flooring, a custom bar, and more.  Recent improvements include changing our walls to light grey and our ceilings to tourquoise, changing our ballroom chairs to silver, adding stained glass and mirror accents to compliment our bar, adding stage and wall wash variable lighting, and changing all our powder room door and sink hardware to silver. 

Events

We host one event at a time, accommodating daytime events and meetings for 25 or more, and evening events for as few as 50/

Audiovisual

On site equipment includes a podium, wired microphone, wireless microphone, wifi, ipod connections, two stereo systems, large tripod screen, black out curtains. Lighting for speakers and telephone lines are also available. Fast wifi.

Music

Our venue features a classic Baldwin grand piano, two stereo systems and an iPod connection. There is ample space available for DJ’s and bands with lighting for highlights.

Electricity

400 amps with mostly 15 and 20 amp circuits.

Lighting

Our beautiful arched windows are lighted inside and out. There are multiple pin spots for highlighting important areas, lighting for bands, stained glass lighting at the main bar and chandeliers in the Reception Room — with almost all lighting on dimmers.  We have a remote controlled lighting system for wall washes and stage lighting.  We recently added some wall wash lighting in custom colors.

Powder Rooms

Stalls and urinals, granite countertop. Two ladies’ rooms in marble and tile. One handicap powder room with space for changing if needed. Silver door and sink fixtures.

Equipment

The finest catering equipment is used for all events, including: silver chafers and service pieces, Kings Shell silverware, gold band china, elegant crystal, round tables with linens to the floor, cream standard linens and silver ballroom chairs with pillow cushions.

Decor

Our elegant decor includes: a large, custom bar with paneling, mirrors, and stained glass; additional stained glass and mirror panels, echoing the bar; paneled and cushioned window seats; cushioned eight foot benches; a dozen tall, illuminated Ficus trees; handsome moldings; beautiful Oak floors; and arched mirrors echoing our signature windows. Multiple pin spots and votive candles are used for each event, plus custom lighting.

Views

All of NYC is visible, including: (clockwise) Wall Street. Freedom Tower, Jersey City and the Hudson; Times Square buildings; the Empire State Building and north; northeast to Midtown East; east to the W Hotel, Zeckendorf Towers, and Con Edison Tower; and views of the East River and Williamsburg Bridge.

Neighborhood

Manhattan Penthouse is located one block west of Union Square in Manhattan, among the fine apartment buildings on Fifth Avenue and beautiful neighboring brownstone blocks. Several churches and synagogues in the area.

Security

Safe available for storage.

Air Conditioning

Central AC throughout the venue.