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Manhattan Penthouse NYC wedding venue exterior photoNYC wedding ceremony in the Compass Ballroom with Empire State Building looking on.The Palladian Room with magnificent bar and Palladian windows on two sides.A creative wedding ceremony setup in the Compass BallroomViews of Fifth Avenue, Wall street, Freedom Tower and New Jersey from Manhattan Penthouse wedding venue spacePhoto of the bride room with Palladian window and Cheval mirrorPhoto of bride's maids gathering in the bride's roomPhoto of our Reception Room bar with Ballroom entrances on both sidesWedding portraits in front of our Palladian windowsDining tables flanked by the city and the party on both sides of the large dance floor.A bride and groom cutting a wedding cakeTable set up in the Compass Ballroom with the Empire State Building in the backgroundA bride and groom walking down the aisleTable setup for bride and groomEastern view toward Union Square, Zeckendorf Plaza and Con Ed building.View of the Compass Ballroom looking from the south side of the dance floor to the north tables.Place cards and favors in a corner on the world of Manhattan.Daytime photo of the Compass BallroomWedding photo with the Empire State Building visible in the background through Palladian windowsCandlelit table setup with view of Empire State BuildingExterior photo of Manhattan Penthouse NYC wedding venuePicture of bridal party during daytime wedding ceremonyImage of wedding party dancingNighttime view of New York City from the Compass Ballroom with Empire State Building visibleFriends dancing and laughing during a wedding receptionPhoto of children dancing in our child-friendly wedding venue on 5th AvenueGrand piano in the Palladian Room with beautiful view of ManhattanImage of the Compass Ballroom with tables setup and a large dance floorImage of wedding guests sitting at table with a beautiful view of New York City in the backgroundBride and groom walking down the aisle togetherA bride celebratingVarious appetizers from our catering menuEast toward Union Square, Zeckendorf Plaza and Con Ed buildingNighttime view of NYC out of Manhattan Penthouse's Palladian windowsPolished Palladian windows with nighttime view of NYCA lacy chuppa above bride and groom during wedding ceremonyNighttime view of New York City with Empire State Building visibleLooking down 5th Avenue toward Union Square Park and NY UniversityElizabethan wedding reception table setup
Have your beautiful reception up here overlooking the city everywhere. Ceremony in the Compass Ballroom with Empire State Building looking on. The Palladian Room with magnificent bar and Palladian windows on two sides. Creative ceremony setup. Views of Fifth Avenue, Wall street, Freedom Tower and New Jersey. 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. Place cards and favors in a corner on the world of Manhattan. 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. 80 Fifth Avenue stands tall at 14th Street, one block west of Union Square 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! Appetizers nicely presented. See our Menu Slide Show. 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. 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!

Manhattan Penthouse WEDDING VENUE on Fifth Avenue

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Iconic Location

Manhattan Penthouse is a lavish New York City wedding ceremony, reception, and private event venue. The sweeping Manhattan views are only made more extravagant by its location––on Fifth Avenue at the intersection of Lower Midtown and Greenwich Village with convenient transportation and hotels.

First Impression

Entering the penthouse, guests are surrounded by colossal views and handsome decor, an attractive combination of traditional and modern features. Views are framed by giant Palladian windows––more window than wall––so popular these days. The breathtaking decor features a large custom oak bar with modern stained glass and mirror inlays that are echoed around the room in rich panels between the windows. At night, the city lights are a necklace of illuminations. During the day, the Palladian views are three-dimensional art, giving the space a feeling of infinite dimensions.

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 is surrounded by the spectacular views of both the Empire State Building and Times Square to the north and the World Trade Center and Wall Street to the south. Manhattan's iconic real estate serves as the backdrop for a quintessentially Manhattan wedding reception, and photographs of ceremonies at Manhattan Penthouse include the Empire State Building, lit up in various colors throughout the year. Wedding receptions for for less than 100 often turn to Saturday afternoons and Sundays for the best value.

Manhattan Penthouse Cuisine

Under the direction of Executive Chef Noga 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. Manhattan Penthouse cuisine and services, surrounded by panoramic views of the city, presents a fine dining experience.

Event Planning

Monika Nemeth and Jeno Steiner are the two dedicated individuals in charge of helping you plan a personalized celebration and will help plan your reception and will attend your reception to personally 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 attributes: top location, views, decor, cuisine, and planning help. This airy penthouse tower is the ideal setting for lasting memories of fun, personalized ceremonies, receptions, and events. 

Other Social Events at Manhattan Penthouse

Manhattan Penthouse proves to be 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 with 15 to 75 guests.

What event services does Manhattan Penthouse offer?

Manhattan Penthouse offers complete event planning 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 provide music, flowers, photography, or officiants, but our staff keeps a list of florists, photographers, DJs, hotels, and other resources.

What are Manhattan Penthouse’s prices?

In order to produce the best value for clients, Manhattan Penthouse varies prices 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.

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 the 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. 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 much less used.

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. The menus are eclectic, as we have incorporated successive waves of culinary trends while keeping clients’ favorite selections over the years. Manhattan Penthouse emphasizes the freshest ingredients, which arrive early in the day for immediate preparation by a great team of chefs. Manhattan Penthouse emphasizes elegant plating styles, efficient delivery of the courses, and a wide range of delicious hors d’oeuvre and wonderful 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.

Music amenities include a classic Baldwin grand piano, stereo systems, and an iPod connection. There is ample space for DJs and bands.

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 replicate the bar design. Cushioned window seats illuminated ficus trees, beautiful oak herringbone floors, and arched mirrors add to a space that is handsome, low-key and non-commercial.

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!