Weddings & Social Events

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Ceremony in the Compass Ballroom with Empire State Building looking on. Have your beautiful reception up here overlooking the city everywhere. The Palladian Room with magnificent bar and Palladian windows on two sides. Dining tables on the north side of the dance floor. More tables on the south side. Views of Fifth Avenue, Wall street, Freedom Tower and New Jersey. Creative ceremony setup. Our Palladian windows frame portraits of guests. Reception Room bar with Ballroom entrances on both sides. Dining tables flanked by the city and the party. Grand and elegant, intimate and inviting, Manhattan Penthouse has it all. Some couples like a table for two flanked by important guest tables. Union Square, Zeckendorf Plaza and Con Ed building. Place cards and favors in a corner on the world of Manhattan. The Compass Ballroom is wonderful day and night! Dining Tables on the north side of the Compass Ballroom. Every table has views of the city. Have a dramatic first dance on our herringbone ballroom floor. Our Baldwin Grand is available for your cocktail pianist or band. Children love Manhattan Penthouse. Looking from the south side of the dance floor to the north tables. Alex Donner’s top Society Band at a celebration.
WEDDINGS and ceremonies up in our amazing event space

Be thrilled and proud in our handsome penthouse aerie with the city and friends wrapped around you!  One of Manhattan’s great wedding venues, Manhattan Penthouse on 5th Avenue offers the Best of New York: breathtaking views, glorious food, fabulous location, and our executives and party staff constantly praised in the media. 

OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE: Something old is our catering history going back to 1973, possibly the longest running social caterer in New York.  Something new is how since 1973 we have constantly refreshed our menus, updating with new ingredients and combinations, but keeping our clients' favorites.  Something borrowed is what every caterer does, borrowing the best ideas from anywhere.  And something blue is our huge sky around us that changes throughout the day from powder blue, to royal blue, to midnight blue.

WEDDING PLANNERS: All three of our catering executives have helped brides weekly for decades, presenting options, and helping each one maximize her dreams and decisions.  Our catering executives work with each bride from the first communication, then through months of being on hand for visits and advice, and then being with you on the important day to make sure directions are carried out perfectly and to help you with your ceremony if it takes place in our reception venue.

MORE NEEDED?  Our handsome space is beautifully designed, so one doesn't need to transform our loft-like space with a lot of extra decor.  But each bride decides how she would like to enhance the tables, ceremony setup and other areas.

ALERT!!!   If you are flexible about your booking date, you may be interested in Ways to Save (Very special deals on Sundays this Spring and Summer!!!!!)  Sundays do not book as much as Saturdays, therefore we offer very special deals on Sundays this spring and summer.  Also, Saturday afternoons are also good deals.  A Wedding Lunch includes all our comprehensive foods, drinks and services, and our views are great in the daytime.

recent award, jan 2017:

We were just awarded "BEST OF 2017" by Rick Bard Manhattan Bride Magazine.  This is our latest. We have won many "BEST OF THE KNOT.COM" AWARDS.  Our Yelp ratings are close to 5 Stars.  We love our work and try very hard to excell.

PRIVATE PARTIES: A VENUE FOR ALL REASONS!

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, Awards and Bar/Bat Mizvahs are celebrated at Manhattan Penthouse event venue. We have many catering sequences and strategies to maximize your goals. And children love Manhattan Penthouse.

For starters Manhattan Penthouse is just a great place to meet and greet, mix and mingle, eat and drink – with your friends, family and colleagues, surrounded by the city.

OUR EXECUTIVES

Each of our catering executives have helped clients plan events for over twenty years. Monika and Jeno professionally trained in college for our exciting business, and every contact and appointment is exciting for all of us. Our teams of staff stay with us for many years, and we have a kind of family and team approach. We’re known for being really professional, very reachable, and fun and satisfying to work with.

worth repeating

Our write up in Sphisticated Weddings, New York Edition, the most successful local bridal magazine in Manhattan, was done by Editor in Chief Samantha Sendor, a great and generous writer.  We catered Samantha's wedding recepton, and here is an excerpt from her writeup on us: The top penthouse floor of this 5th Avenue Beux Arts landmark building will take your breath away with commanding views in evey direction. High in the New York City skyline stands Manhattan Penthouse, a venue that defines romance with its expansive views, radiant space, and culinary mastery.  Manhattan Penthouse has 360 degrees of unobstructed views from its signature Palladian windows.  The space is immaculately designed to be a combination of traditional penthouse meets modern sleek loft, presenting a uniquely handsome setting that exudes New York style like no other.... transcendent ceremonies...with the Empire State Building as the backdrop behind the celebrated couple. The moment when you say "I do" will enamor friends and family and live on as a magical tale to be told for generations....Manhattan Penthouse is THE location - the epitome of what all New York weddings should aspire to be.

OUR MOST RECENT WEDDING RECEPTION, ON NEW YEAR'S EVE

We were priviledged to cater the wedding reception for one of New York City's Principal Ballerinas, who chose a formal party with a lot of decorations that she and her friends worked on.  See on Instagram/Manhattan Penthouse.

It may have been the party of the century! It was top drawer, top to bottom. The food was fabulous. It was just a huge success. I mean a huge success!

Bride's Mother
  • A handsome and extraordinary venue, like no other
  • Some of the best 360° views in Manhattan or anywhere
  • Top cuisine, staff services and value
  • Highly complimented executives and party staff
  • Very convenient location off Union Square hub
  • NO NEED FOR OVER-DECORATING
  • Up to 200 seated with dancing

Hi Jeno, Saturday exceeded my wildest expectations. Everything was perfect! The food, the ceremony, the staff...I can go on and on. Thank YOU. You made it happen!

Bride