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From rooftop bars to chic patios, we've got the best outdoor venues in NYC to host a party outside.
So, you’ve got a milestone event on the horizon and want to plan an epic party to celebrate? We’re here to help! Of course, the first thing you need to do is find the perfect venue in New York, NY, for your get-together. Luckily, NYC is home to plenty of gorgeous event spaces, and many of them are open air!
We’ve rounded up our favorite outdoor venues in NYC to host your party to make your job just a little bit easier. From petite cafe terraces to rooftop bars to trendy patios, this list has something for everyone. These spots are great for birthday parties, baby showers, anniversaries, bachelorettes, and any other private party.
Head to Williamsburg and you’ll find the Wythe Hotel, an iconic independent Brooklyn hotel located inside a 1901 factory building and still has that warehouse-style charm. While the inside event venue with floor to ceiling windows is, without a doubt, stunning, the Garden Terrace is where it’s at, if you want a bit more natural light.
It’s surrounded by exposed brick walls and has chic black and white tiled floors and a retractable roof (so it works, rain or shine!). It’s large enough to accommodate up to 150 guests, plus, there’s ample street parking and parking garages nearby.
Midnights is a Brooklyn gem with a simple, yet stylish, back patio. The entire restaurant covers 5,000 square feet and its outdoor area boasts a wood-heavy design with picnic table seating and string lights.
It’s a bit more casual than what you’d find on the Upper East Side, which is what makes it so great. As for furnishings, it’s pretty much a blank canvas, offering minimalist decor, so you can really make it your own. It’s large enough to squeeze in 65 guests.
Pera Soho is a gorgeous eatery located in the heart of Soho. While the restaurant has a beautiful interior, we suggest looking past the main dining room and hosting an al fresco party on its patio.
The petite 240 square foot terrace flaunts floral decor and rustic furniture, perfect for a cool, low-key celebration. It can fit between 10 and 40 guests, so it’s best suited for smaller events.
If you want a destination party, but can’t hop on a plane to fly to a tropical island right now, you’ll love the feel of this Brooklyn spot. Island Oyster is on Governors Island—just a five-minute ferry ride away from Manhattan (10 South Street) and Brooklyn (Pier 6). It has colorful decor, cabana bars, and is right on the water’s edge, giving it a total vacation feel.
It also offers a killer panoramic view of the New York skyline that’s sure to wow your guests. There’s enough room on the patio to fit up to 600 guests, but can host parties with as few as ten people, too.
The Astorian is a chic cocktail bar located in, you guessed it, Astoria. The restaurant has a chill, laidback vibe and serves up fancy bespoke cocktails and elevated pub grub.
While the main indoor area is super beautiful, it’s patio is the place to go for summer events. It features leather booths, industrial accents, and spray-painted walls, giving it a bit of an edgier feel. It’s 1,200 square feet and can fit up to 45 guests.
Marche Maman is an adorable French-inspired spot in Lower Manhattan that’ll give your celebration a dash of Parisian flavor. Not only does it specialize in delicious sweet treats and cocktails (essentials for any private party), but it also looks pretty darn great.
Its cozy outdoor terrace is sandwiched between brick buildings, giving you and your guests a bit of privacy. It’s decorated with string lights, flowers, and rustic wooden furniture, and is so pretty you won’t need to purchase any extra bells and whistles. It’s large enough to fit up to 75 guests.
The Kimoto Rooftop Garden Lounge is a tranquil terrace with a modern, spa-like feel located above the Aloft Hotel in Brooklyn. The event space boasts contemporary bench seating, wooden tables, and plenty of greenery. It’s definitely on the more minimalist side of things, so far as decor is concerned, but that’s what makes it so unique.
It really doesn’t need any extra frills to make it a fantastic party venue. It can accommodate between 5 and 30 guests, making it ideal for smaller social celebrations.
The Wagner at the Battery is a luxury hotel in Lower Manhattan with riverside views. It offers awesome accommodations as well as killer party venues, including a gorgeous outdoor patio overlooking Battery Park and the waterfront.
It’s equipped with high tables, lounge furniture, and a grassy area that you can pack with lawn games for your guests. It’s also large enough to pitch a tent if the weather isn’t in your favor when party time rolls around. It’s large enough for 280 guests, so it’s perfect for massive milestone parties.
If you’re looking for an artsy outdoor space, look no further than the rooftop terrace at Arlo Soho. The indoor-outdoor rooftop bar offers panoramic views of the city, exposed brick accents, picnic tables, and a sleek indoor lounge (so it ticks pretty much every box). It covers 3,000 square feet and can fit between 100 and 250 guests.
Monarch Rooftop, located in the Midtown South area, is a luxurious and trendy bar that’ll make all your party dreams come true. The indoor-outdoor space is 18 floors above street level and offers unobstructed views of the Empire State Building and Manhattan’s most iconic skyscrapers.
As for decor, it’s outfitted with eclectic furniture pieces and tropical plants (perfect for those who want something a little different). It spans 5,000 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 300 guests.
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Published on 7/02/2020