Manhattan Penthouse

Capacity: 275

Location: 80 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street

Great For: Weddings, Corporate & Nonprofit Events

On the 17th floor of the Beaux Arts tower sits a penthouse fit for royalty, the CEO of a newly acquired Unicorn, or one heck of a corporate party. The aptly named Manhattan Penthouse is a “make it what you want it” space that starts with a prestigious address on Fifth Avenue and lets visionaries transform it for company presentations, weddings, and charitable events alike.

New York City Fire Museum

Capacity: 300 Standing / 175 Seated

Location: 278 Spring Street

Great For: Budget Events

Planning an event with a modest budget is no modest challenge when you live in the Big Apple. That’s why the New York City Fire Museum is considered a hidden gem to frugal event planners citywide. The public space is filled with interesting fire equipment of old, offering up to 300 standing guests no shortage of self-guided entertainment.

Broadway Lounge & Terrace

Capacity: 1500 Lounge / 150 Terrace

Location: 1535 Broadway

Great For: Conferences, After-Parties

When hosting a conference for out-of-towners, there are few city blocks more likely to match the image of New York dancing in their minds than Times Square. The Marriott Marquis’s Broadway Terrace and Lounge are two turnkey meeting spaces that showcase Times Square in all its glowing glory. The Terrace makes a stunning VIP lounge area with open-air mingling space for 150, while the lounge can host 1500 conference goers just steps from one of the most famous streets in the world.

50 Bowery

Capacity: 60 Seated / 210 Standing

Location: 50 Bowery

Great For: Receptions, Company Events

Creative events have no better companion than the staff at 50 Bowery, or its variety of meeting spaces. Gather a team of execs in 50 Bowery’s classroom or boardroom-style rooms before toasting the next chapter in the hotel’s trendy bar. Or, host a product launch on the hotel’s 5000 square foot outdoor terrace.

Haven’s Kitchen

Capacity: 200 Standing / 80 Seated

Location: 109 West 17th Street

Great For: Team Retreats, Receptions

Few things can please a team like a good meal. And few things are as refreshing to email-burned eyes than a bit of hands-on cooking. Treat your team to both at Haven’s Kitchen, a carriage house and culinary training ground in one. Lovely enough for a wedding but ideal for a team retreat, this Flatiron home can please up to 80 diners or 200 minglers. An especially fitting destination for a gathering of foodies.

The Albra Room

Capacity: 70 Standing

Location: 42-38 9th Street

Great For: Wedding Receptions

When you rent the Albra Room for a reception, you’re actually renting two spaces in one: a 400 square foot caterer’s kitchen and a 1000 square foot event space. This new space features a stunning glass atrium and clean white painted brick walls that simultaneously establish a sense of intimacy and erase any notions of claustrophobia.

Bouley Botanical

Capacity: 100 Standing / 75 Seated

Location: 281 Church Street

Great For: Company Retreats, Team Functions

A far cry from the concrete and metal that frame New York, Bouley Botanical is a greenhouse at heart. The TriBeCa space is lined with 400 edible plants, plenty of natural light, and enough space to comfortably seat 75 or host 100 for a cocktail hour. Whether you’re looking for a space that takes a back seat to the party at hand, or one that takes center stage (cooking classes, anyone?), Bouley Botanical is truly special.