With summer just around the corner, just about every corporate event, meeting or conference can benefit from allowing attendees to pop outside for some fresh air. Even the most staid function can be more fun when invitees can enjoy a rooftop view or a leisurely break on an outdoor terrace. And if you’re planning a company party or social outing, having at least a bit of outdoor space is essential in New York in the summer. While most event venues in NYC don’t offer much in the way of outdoor space, some of the best spaces in the city do. If you’re looking for an event with an outdoor component (or even a simple balcony or terrace for your guests to escape to), simply post your event request on Revelr to hear back within minutes from the perfect space for your event.
In no particular order, here are 12 of our favorite Manhattan venues with outdoor space.
Andaz 5th Avenue: The Andaz 5th Avenue contains 6,400 square feet of versatile meeting space, including a private landscaped courtyard perfect for indoor/outdoor meetings, executive gatherings and social events.
Carnegie Hall: Carnegie Hall’s event spaces feature an expansive rooftop terrace, a private dining room with historic fixtures, and newly renovated, flexible spaces with dramatic windows that showcase Central Park and skyline views.
5th Floor Event Space and Terrace: Located in the heart of Soho inside the nonprofit organization God's Love We Deliver, the venue’s state-of-the-art conference center offers you and your team a luxurious sun-soaked terrace and stunning rooftop herb garden.
Flatiron Penthouse: Flatiron Penthouse is a two-floor private penthouse with an outdoor balcony, terrace and rooftop.
Hotel on Rivington: With a 1,000 square-foot roof deck exposing three magnificent views of Manhattan, the penthouse at the Hotel on Rivington is an ideal place for weddings, cocktail receptions, private dinner parties, photo shoots and corproate functions.
Hudson Mercantile: The roof of Hudson Mercantile, one of the largest in Manhattan, is a gorgeous wide-open space that can either be used al fresco, or can be fully enclosed and tented to provide climate-controlled space. With unimpeded Hudson River views, the roof at Hudson Mercantile is a spectacular setting for corporate or social events.
The Lofts at Prince: The Lofts at Prince’s 1,800 square-foot penthouse overlooks the trendy neighborhoods of Soho and TriBeCa and can be rented for corporate and social events. The penthouse has spectacular views of Manhattan from both inside the space and from its large rooftop deck and garden.
MEET on Bowery: Atop a historic building in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City, MEET on Bowery has three rooms: a penthouse loft, glass-enclosed breakout room and adjoining private roof garden. The roof garden touts ivy covered privacy trellises, luxury umbrellas, and comfortable bench seating.
Novotel New York Times Square: Novotel's Supernova Restaurant, Bar and Terrace offers breathtaking, panoramic views of Times Square. Supernova’s 5,700 square-foot wraparound terraces feature heat lamps and are fantastic for outdoor gatherings during any season.
Rock & Reilly's NYC: Encompassing 10,000 square-feet, Rock & Reilly’s NYC’s expansive venue includes an 8,000 square-foot terrace with a retractable roof. The largest of its kind in New York City, their patio is one of the most sought after escapes in the Garment District and is perfect for a range of corporate and social events and gatherings.
The Shakespeare at the William: Located in Murray Hill, a few blocks away from Bryant Park, the Shakespeare at the William has a delightful garden space with a projection screen that can fit up to 30 guests seated.
WorkHouse NYC: A hip coworking space steps away from Bryant Park, WorkHouse’s event spaces feature a landscaped rooftop and private terraces that can be used for a range of corporate events and offsite meetings.