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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 ideantifies 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. Hurray! We're married! All dining tables just inside remarkable views. Great view at night east along 14th Street to Union Square and the Zeckenberg and Con Ed towers Walking down the aisle and into a new life together! A rainbow over our northeast views Celebrating! Appetizers nicely presented. See our Menu Slide Show. 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. Our bride held an Elizabethan Wedding Reception with these tables! We brought in special tables for an Elizabethan Wedding Reception with an Elizabethan Menu. Great Palladian windows and views all around. Empire State Building looks on. Looking down 5th Avenue toward Union Square Park and NY University Watercolor of guests dining at Manhattan PH by Paul Cox




Manhattan Penthouse, located in lower midtown in the most famous city in the world, exudes Manhattan Style and combines many powerful features for your enjoyment. It's a great location on world-famous Fifth Avenue, one block west of the Union Square's transportation and hotel hub and a few blocks north of Washington Square, both splendid sites for picture taking prior to the reception. there are several churches and synagogues within a few blocks, but many couples want to start their reception with a ceremony.


Its main physical features are huge arched gleaming Palladian windows all around, more window than wall, framing vast panoramas of iconic real estate and giving a feeling of endless dimensions. How wonderful to be surrounded by family and friends as well as the incredible city and its necklace of lights! Manhattan Penthouse is a handsome space, a creative combination of modern loft and historic mansion. Rich details inlcude a bar with modern stained glass inserts, handsome moldings, and herringbone floors.


Manhattan Penthouse features world class cuisine and services and is known for the elegance, generosity and value of its catering. Its professional event staff are constantly praised in the media as friendly and professional. They stay with us for years and love working for our clients at our wonderful penthouse. This makes our business very family-like.


Important to our couples are our awesome catering executives. Monika Nemeth and Jeno Steiner, professionally trained in Budapest for our exciting business, help our couples with planning and choices in the months along with way and then arrive personally at the reception to make sure it runs perfectly.  Social networks reveal their praises, along with mentions of our cuisine, catering staff and views. 


Our company has catered for couples' receptions for years, and our eclectic menus contain favorite choices from years of culinary evolution. Our French chef, Noga Andriani, trained in Nice, presides at our culinary helm, presenting signature dishes beautifully and generously. Before coming to us we was head banquet chef at the Parker Merridien Hotel, and he taught at the French Culinary Institute.


Our dream for years was to have our own private venue where we could design a modern loft-like space with handsome, non-commercial details and serve our own style of culinary creations. Searching high and low, we found our amazing site, and we turned the former Readers Digest warren of offices into our open and glamorous event venue. Both our decor and our cuisine are a blend of traditional and modern.


We have parking arrangements 300 feet away at 7 East 14th Street. Have the parking ticket stamped by the coat check and pay half price. Our Changing Room, with refreshments, is great for changing and welcoming bride's maids and family before the ceremony. We have some special lighting, including shining pin spots to the dining table centers to light up the flower arrangements. We also place votive candles on the tables and the window sills. We have basic AV equipment including screen and projector, lectern, and microphone. We have a Baldwin baby grand piano.


Catering foods and designing spaces are all about searching for perfection, as any chef, artist or architect can tell you. Creative perfection may be difficult in a world of different and changing tastes. But our passion, truly, every day, is to come as close as possible. We take great pride in serving beautiful plates of creative and delicious food to our guests. Our elevators have not been upgraded to the high speed that many people are accustomed to, but our receptions take place after practically everyone has left the buiding, and we have three elevators. The relative slowness -- They were fast in their day in our historic building. -- is not a problem for our evening events or our events on Saturday and Sunday.


We have been told many times that we produce a top value in terms of quality and generosity, in a time when prices for everything have risen substantially. But there are certain dates when we can do better, and our executives can guide you. For example winter and summer Sundays. Our venue feels amazing at a daytime event. ASK US ABOUT OUR SPECIALS ON DATES PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER.



We do these at Manhattan Penthouse on certain dates, particularly unused dates coming up soon when we can charge less. However we have two wonderful sister venues that fullfill the requirements for these kinds of events: Alger House and Sassy. Take a look, and you may be surprised.  Both are the top spaces in terms of architecture, style and kind in the city and are near each other and very close to the Houston Street and West 4th Street subway stations. Please consider for your own shower or rehearsal dinner.  If you have a friend who is contemplating this kind of event for themselves, their family or their corporation, you will be thanked for the great recommendation.  We are so proud to introduce these new possibilities. Small events have trouble finding a space that is private and reasonable. Small corporate events include workshops, staff events,  small non-profits, dinners, fund-raisers, association or club events, etc.


For bar and bas mitzvah, medical school graduations, school proms, college reunions, private lunches and dinners, daytime and evening events, Manhattan Penthouse is a handsome, comfortable and different kind of space to meet and greet, eat and drink, with friends, family, and colleagues. Children love our space. We have years of experience catering in many styles, sequences and spacial layouts.  We are well-located on Fifth Avenue a block west of the Union Square hub. See the previous paragraph for our two smaller sister venues.


Our many huge arched Palladian windows and views make our space an airy, exciting delight in the daytime for small or large gatherings of many kinds, including wedding receptions and mitzvahs.


A QUOTE WE LIKE FROM GUY FIERI: Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what the culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.

“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 Samantha Sendor 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!