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Have your beautiful reception up here overlooking the city everywhere. Russian Wedding at Manhattan Penthouse Party action always surrounded by huge window views A very special cake presentation A very traditional style head table Palladian Room with Main Bar Ceremony in the Compass Ballroom with Empire State Building looking on. Creative ceremony setup. Views of Fifth Avenue, Wall street, Freedom Tower and New Jersey. Bride's Room Our Bride's Room with Palladian window and Cheval mirror Gathering of Bride's Maids in the Bride's room Reception Room bar with Ballroom entrances on both sides. Our Palladian windows frame portraits of guests. Dining tables flanked by the city and the party on both sides of the large dance floor. The cutting of the wedding cake! Grand and elegant, intimate and inviting, Manhattan Penthouse has it all. A lovely portrait just after the ceremony! Some couples like a table for two flanked by important guest tables. East toward Union Square, Zeckendorf Plaza and Con Ed building. Looking from the south side of the dance floor to the north tables. Amazing late daytime colors in our northeast corner! The Compass Ballroom is wonderful day and night! The Empire State Building identifies the location of this family happening! Every table has views of the city. Dining tables always near our views 80 Fifth Avenue stands tall at 14th Street, one block west of Union Square The Palladian Room with magnificent bar and Palladian windows on two sides. A beautiful bride and ceremony in front of our great views. Great dance area. Some north views at night. Things get informal into the reception! Children love Manhattan Penthouse. Details and Reflections in our Palladian Room We can seat 95 persons on each side of our spacious dance floor and 10 at the head table. All dining tables just inside remarkable views. Walking down the aisle and into a new life together! Celebrating! Looking down 5th Avenue toward Union Square Park and NY University Great Palladian windows and views all around. Our turn of the century Palladian Windows are polished to a gleam, and they often reflect our beautiful interior. A lacy chuppa for this ceremony. Place cards and favors in a corner on the world of Manhattan. Empire State Building looks on. Looking down 5th Avenue toward Union Square Park and NY University Our bride held an Elizabethan Wedding Reception with these tables! Extra bar in the Palladian Room. Great Views everywhere. Our beautiful bar with doorways to the Compass Ballroom Large dance floor with seating and big views on both sides Table for two in front of Empire State Building South Views of World Trade Center, Wall Street, Jersey City Palladian Room. Always an extra bar when necessary. A Groom set up many local iconic city representations at Manhattan Penthouse Iconic Manhattan sites set up We can help you develop a colorful decor palet! Custom colors are yours for the asking! This was a beautiful combination of dining table, bulding, and sky colors!

Manhattan Penthouse WEDDING VENUE on Fifth Avenue

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Iconic Location

Manhattan Penthouse wedding venue in NYC is a handsome, beautifully low key, rather noncommercial, and very finished loft-like penthouse space for wedding couples looking for something strong and different. It's a bright, airy space with endless horizon views in every direction. 

First Impression

On first entering the Palladian Reception Room, guests are bedazzled by panoramic views and handsome details, a beautiful combination of modern loft and traditional mansion features, but up in the air. Reception Room views are framed by giant Palladian windows––more window than wall––so popular these days. (See our Blog, How to find the perfect venue.)

details

A large custom oak bar designed by the founder to match and refect the Palladian windows includes modern stained glass, mirrors, and panelling that are echoed around the room in panels between the windows. Herringbone oak floors abound. At night, city lights are a necklace of illuminations, and the Empire State Building often tells the season or holiday. During the day, Palladian views are like three-dimensional cubist art. 

Compass Ballroom

Fine dining at Manhattan Penthouse takes place in the Compass Ballroom, where 75 to 200 guests can be seated with dancing, the spacious dance floor bordered on both sides by dining tables and by the Empire State Building and Times Square north and the World Trade Center and Wall Street south. Manhattan's iconic real estate is the backdrop for a grand Manhattan wedding experience.

ceremonies

The Empire State building, all lit up, oversees a wedding ceremony, thus pin-pointing the location of the historic family event. Note some ceremony photographs with the iconic building in view between the couple. Dining tables are set up but hidden during the ceremony and are quickly moved into place afterward, transforming the room.

Manhattan Penthouse Cuisine

Under the direction of Executive Chef Andriani, classically trained in France, Manhattan Penthouse’s menu has evolved into an amazing collection of eclectic offerings that have earned top reviews in the media. We've kept favorite dishes on our menu, and Andriani constantly adds up to date signature hors d'oeuvre, appetizers, and entrees with the unparalleled fresh flavors and artistic looks of today. Manhattan Penthouse cuisine and services, surrounded by panoramic views of the city, present a magical dining experience for our wedding couples.

Event Planning

Monika Nemeth and Jeno Steiner are our two well-known and dedicated individuals in charge of helping you plan a personalized celebration. They will help plan your reception and will personally attend to oversee the details. Both began their professional training in Budapest and have helped clients achieve their goals for over twenty years, making the experience comfortable, comprehensive, rewarding and fun. To begin planning your wedding ceremony, reception, or other event at the Manhattan Penthouse or one of our sister venues, please call 212-627-8838 or contact us online today.

Unique Integration of Strengths

The Manhattan Penthouse experience is the result of a number of powerful features: convenient and iconic location, amazing views, handsome decor, finest cuisine, and great planning help. This airy penthouse tower is the ideal setting for lasting memories of fun, personalized ceremonies and receptions. Couples are encouraged to think of their important traditions and preferences in planning their receptions at our extraordinary wedding venue.

Other Events at Manhattan Penthouse AND ITS TWO SMALLER SISTER VENUES

Manhattan Penthouse is the perfect setting for bar and bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, retirement celebrations, anniversaries, and other family events for 75 to 200 guests. Consider Manhattan Penthouse’s two sister venues, Sassy and Alger House, for events for15 to 75 guests. Our same executives, staff, and chefs work at all our venues to create memorable events.

Best deals

Ask about our best deals in January, february and march, and also july and august.  Fridays and sundays very attractively priced.

we recommend a Saturday luncheon reception as a our greatest value. Manhattan Penthouse feels great in the daytime. the party feeling and dancing is just as great as in the evening.

if your wedding is for less than 75 guests, we have two new, great venues for 15 to 75 guests at very reasonable rates, which are hard to find for small events.

What event services does Manhattan Penthouse offer?

Manhattan Penthouse offers complete event planning and production services, and it supplies all the resources for a wedding reception: food, bar, wine, equipment, staff, set up, clean up, liability insurance, and help in areas of design, lighting, sound, and Wi-Fi. Manhattan Penthouse does not generally provide music, flowers, photography, or officiants, but we keep a great list of top florists, photographers, DJs, hotels, and other resources on this website under Menu and Planning.

What are Manhattan Penthouse’s prices?

In order to produce the best value for clients, Manhattan Penthouse pricing varies according to the number of guests, day of the week, month of the year, menu choices, bar and wine choices, and date proximity. Manhattan Penthouse executives can quote a price range based on several basic details. We help clients achieve their budgets and dreams.

How do I get to Manhattan Penthouse?

Manhattan Penthouse probably has the best traveling options of any wedding venue because of its location off Union Square where guests can arrive on the N, Q, R, W, L, 4, 5 and 6 trains. Alternately, they can arrive a block or two west on the 1, F, E, and M trains and the Path from New Jersey. Numerous buses run down Fifth Avenue or across 14th Street. Travel by taxi, traditional car service, Lyft, or Uber can be easily arranged. Discounted parking is available at Imperial Garage at 7 East 14th Street, about 300 feet away, when the parking ticket is stamped by our coat check to get half price.

Is Manhattan Penthouse wheelchair accessible?

Three passenger elevators and one freight elevator travel up to Manhattan Penthouse, and one of the three powder rooms is wheelchair accessible and can be used for changing. For wheelchair accessibility, our staff will accommodate any mobility needs. Most events at Manhattan take place in the evening and on weekends when th building is not used much.

Executive Chef Noga Andriani, classically trained in France, has crafted menus for Manhattan Penthouse since the beginning in 1992. The techniques of French Cuisine are important at Manhattan Penthouse in creating rich, light, generous sauces and basic preparations. But our Menus have become very eclectic, as we have incorporated successive and recent waves of fresh culinary trends. Our preparations are up to date in terms of the rustic and artistic styles of today. Manhattan Penthouse emphasizes the freshest ingredients, which arrive very early in the day for immediate preparation by a great team of chefs. Manhattan Penthouse emphasizes elegant, artistic plating styles, efficient delivery of the courses, and a wide range of delicious hors d’oeuvre and wonderful signature sauces.

The Bridal Suite offers a 400-square-foot private space for the couple and the wedding party, complete with comfortable chairs, some fine paneling, a selection of drinks, a Palladian window, Cheval mirror, and a proximity near the powder rooms, one of which can be used by the groom for changing.

Audiovisual Equipment includes a podium, wired and wireless mics, highspeed Wi-Fi, iPod connections, stereo system, a large tripod screen, projector, and black-out curtains. Electricity is 400 amps with 15- and 20-amp circuits.

Lighting includes inside and outside lighting of Manhattan Penthouse’s Palladian windows to add their sculptural presence to the environment. Pin spots highlight important areas including bands, buffets and table centerpieces. Colored wall washes are available as Manhattan invests in advanced lighting concepts.

Music amenities include a classic Baldwin grand piano, stereo systems, and an iPod connection. There is ample space for DJs and bands. The piano is on wheels and can be positioned where one wants.

Powder Rooms include two ladies’ rooms and a men’s room with multiple fixtures.

Catering equipment includes the finest silver and service pieces, Kings Shell silverware, fine china, elegant crystal, round tables with cream linens to the floor, and silver ballroom chairs with pillow cushions. Tables, linens and other details can be customized.

Decor includes a large, custom bar with modern design stained glass and mirror panels, the burnished steel Palladian windows, and the stained glass and mirror panels between the windows that echo the bar design. Cushioned window seats, park benches, illuminated ficus trees, beautiful oak herringbone floors, and arched mirrors add to a space that is handsome, low-key and non-commercial, reminiscent of fine, artistic Soho residence lofts.

Elevators include three passenger elevators and a freight elevator. Loading to the freight elevator is easily accessed from Fifth Avenue. Most events at Manhattan Penthouse take place in the evening or weekend when the building is mostly empty. 

Manhattan Penthouse’s 8000-square-foot, full-floor penthouse boasts the 4000-square-foot Compass Ballroom, the 2500-square-foot Reception Room, and a 400-square-foot lounge or bridal room. The space can be configured for a wide range of guests, seating plans, and catering strategies that include seated dinners with dancing for up to 200 guests.

“The top penthouse floor of this 5th Avenue Beaux Arts landmark building will take your breath away with commanding views in every direction. 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 with the Empire State Building as the backdrop. The moment when you say ‘I do” will enamor friends and family and live on as a magical tale to be told for generations.”

Written by Editor in Chief of a major wedding magazine who chose Manhattan Penthouse for her wedding!
  • 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!

When my husband and I decided to tour Manhattan Penthouse for our wedding, we instantly loved it. The City views are beautiful, the venue is warm and elegant, and the food is delicious! Monika Nemeth needs a special mention.  We could not have asked for a nicer, more professional, responsive, and organized person than Monika. We loved every part of our wedding and are so happy we booked this place!