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. Children love Manhattan Penthouse. 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. View down Fifth Avenue toward Washington Square Park Place cards and favors in a corner on the world of Manhattan. The Compass Ballroom is wonderful day and night! Our Bride's Room with Palladian window and Cheval mirror Gathering of Bride's Maids in the Bride's room Looking from the south side of the dance floor to the north tables. 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. Alex Donner’s top Society Band at a celebration. 80 Fifth Avenue stands tall at 14th Street, one block west of Union Square Some north views at night. Our bride held an Elizabethan Wedding Reception with these tables! We brought in special tables for an Elizabethan Wedding Reception with an Elizabethan Menu. Details and Reflections in our Palladian Room We can seat 90 persons on each side of our spacious dance floor. Our turn of the century Palladian Windows are polished to a gleam. Great view at night east along 14th Street to Zeckenberg and Con Ed towers
WEDDINGS and ceremonies up in our amazing event space

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.   Let us wine and dine you in our handsome penthouse aerie with the city and friends wrapped around you!

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, which include some  French and Continental dishes that were important in the  seventies.  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 studied catering and hospitality and have helped brides weekly for over two decades, describing options, and helping each bride maximize her goals and dreams.  Our catering executives work closely with you 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 instructions are carried out perfectly and to help you with last minute tweaks and with your ceremony if it takes place in our reception venue.  We don't hand off your party to an outside maitre d'.

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, unless certain additions are important to show your individuality.  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.  We provide special values in January and February, July and August, particularly Sundays and Fridays.  Saturday lunches are our best value, including all our comprehensive foods, drinks and services, and our views are great in the daytime!  OUTSIDE CATERING: We allow certain outside food catering on certain days under certain conditions.

recent award, jan 2017:

We were just awarded "BEST OF 2017" by Rick Bard Manhattan Bride Magazine.  We have won many "BEST OF THE KNOT.COM" AWARDS. Our Yelp ratings are close to 5 Stars.  We love helping brides and maximizing our best resources for your benefit.

PRIVATE PARTIES: A VENUE FOR ALL REASONS AND ALL SEASONS!

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, and so do puppies!

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.   It just feels good to be up here in an environment that seems to stretch through the Palladian windows in every direction.

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. She chose us for her wedding reception!     "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." 

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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
  • Some of the best 360° views in Manhattan
  • Top cuisine, staff services and value
  • Highly complimented executives and staff
  • Great location just off Union Square hub
  • No need for over-decorating
  • Up to 200 seated with dancing
  • Discounts for certain less sought after days

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