It may seem like summer just ended, but it's not too early to start planning your company holiday party. In fact, if you wait much longer, many holiday party venues in New York City will already be booked. While holiday parties can be among the most fun and lavish work events of the year, throwing a party your attendees will remember doesn't have to break the bank. If you’re looking for a unique and affordable Manhattan holiday party venue, simply post your request on Revelr to hear back within minutes from the perfect space for your event. Below are 12 of our favorite NYC holiday party venues:
Burger & Lobster: Who doesn’t love surf and turf? Burger & Lobster’s Flatiron location has two great spaces for some fun and delicious holiday parties: a private Underground space that fits up to 150 people and has its own private bar; and a smaller private dining room for groups up to 35.
Sky Room: Perched up on the 34th floor of a hotel by Times Square, Sky Room has four penthouse / rooftop spaces that can fit anywhere from 25 to 550 guests. Even in winter, you can enjoy views of the Hudson River and the Empire State Building under a retractable roof.
Up&Down: Just east of the Meatpacking District, Up&Down is a surprisingly versatile events space with an Upstairs (up to 325 guests) and a Downstairs (up to 250 guests) which both boast layouts conducive to mingling and fun. You can also buy out the entire space if you’re looking for a larger party of 600.
Nebula: The largest club to open in Manhattan in years, Nebula is a state-of-the-art event space that is also perfect for large holiday parties. With space for up to 700 guests, it features a movable video ceiling that can be customized to your branding. For smaller parties, they also have 3 private club rooms in the lower level that can fit up to 20 guests and have an amazing karaoke setup.
1 Oak: While it’s normally really hard to get into this famed celebrity nightclub, your entire company will be treated like VIPs if you rent out this glitzy Chelsea venue. With capacity of up to 400 guests, 1OAK guarantees you a “1 Of A Kind” experience. (get it?)
Felice 17 Gold Street: Italian photographs of the 1960s are portrayed throughout this gorgeous Financial Distrcit space that can hold up to 75 holiday party attendees.
Dekalb Stage: Inside Dekalb Market, the giant food hall with 40+ vendors in downtown Brooklyn, is Dekalb Stage — it’s a fun event space that features music, games, and sports. There’s also a speakeasy bar downstairs, Understudy, that hosts up to 150 guests.
RPM Underground: Just opened this year, Midtown West’s RPM Underground is the perfect combination of an East Village karaoke spot and a Midtown corporate-friendly watering hole. It has 18 private karaoke rooms for groups anywhere between 4-500, in addition to two private bar spaces that you can rent out as well. Good booze; good music; good food; and an interactive experience - what more can you ask for?
The Skylark: One of the swankiest venues in the city, the Skylark soars 30 stories above Times Square and Bryant Park and features three distinct spaces. The Skylark Room and Upper Deck can fit up to 250 guests with outdoor space, while two other spaces are smaller for around 20-30 people.
Fishbowl: Fishbowl is Dream Midtown's subterranean bar, lounge, and game room. A perfect setting to host your next holiday party, the venue's offerings include two mini bowling lanes, skee ball machines, vintage arcade games, multiple flat screen TVs, a photo booth and a built in stage with DJ, live music and karaoke capabilities.
Hotel on Rivington: Hotel on Rivington has several event spaces that can accommodate holiday parties for up to 200 guests, including Penthouse on Rivington, a 1,000 square-foot roof deck exposing three magnificent views of Manhattan.
BKLYN Studios: For companies in Brooklyn, BKLYN Studios offers a huge white canvas for holiday parties of up to 700 guests in 13,000 square feet. There’s also a mezzanine, which makes a whopping total of 17,000 square feet.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: If you’re looking for an unconventional event space, the Intrepid is it. The former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier hosts stunning holiday parties right alongside airplanes and can fit up to 1,500 people.
Karaoke City: If you’re looking for an interactive holiday party, Karaoke City would be a great option for your team. Not only can you sing your heart away, you’ll also get access to two beer pong tables if you rent out their bar section. Their extensive song catalog promises amazing tunes to sing to. It’s great for groups from 15-100.
Taproom 307: Just east of Madison Square Park and Flatiron, Taproom 307 is not your average beer bar. With space for up to 180 guests in a buyout, it’s known for their fun environment and features over 100 beers on tap and in bottles. If you want to add something interactive onto their holiday party, they have a mean trivia game as well.
Craft: The flagship of celebrity chef Tom Colicchio’s restaurant empire, Craft started the farm-to-table movement and its reputation of providing amazing food in a beautiful environment continues. Their Main Dining Room can hold up 225 for a party while a separate Private Dining Room (with its own street entrance) can accommodate up to 80 guests standing. In winter months, the restaurant is decorated with lots of pine branches and lights, making it extra festive for the holidays!
The Factory 380: Named after Andy Warhol’s studio, Factory 380 feels like a bar that was designed by an artist. With high-end touches that are very millenial-friendly, it also features features a fully private speakeasy with a disco ball and a private bar that fits up to 40 people. The entire venue fits up to 150 in a buyout.
NeueHouse: Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park and facing the Lexington Avenue Armory, NeueHouse exists as an oasis nestled in the heart of the city. Mixing elements of raw grandeur with bespoke furnishings informed by a domestic sensibility, the space is perfect for a unique holiday party.
Sunset Terrace: Sunset Terrace is one of New York City’s best kept secrets. Located at the western tip of Pier 61 in Chelsea Piers, this 3,400-square-foot riverside event space is ideal for holiday parties of 50 to 300 guests.