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OCT
31
2016
Venue Picks Roundup
by Shaun Roberts, Director of Sales

Top 10 places (in no particular order) to host your holiday extravaganza, and why. For more ideas, visit our venue search system for a frequently updated list of New York's venues complete with specs. 

Gary’s Loft – Offers cozy, comforts of home-style space. Take advantage of in-house, home furniture that can be used to create vignettes for seating. The space features a faux kitchen that can be used for fun cocktail station moments. Skylights that display an Empire State Building view, plus a finished roof access which features a water tower that can be lit for an event focal point. 

The Tunnel – Formerly the nightclub that is now a high end and particularly lovely retail space, though it maintains the urban industry of the factory it once was. Large in size, and a city block long, you can create a variety of moments as guests wind their way through a warm space of exposed brick.

Met Pavilion – Provides an open, blank space that can literally be whatever you want, in an easily accessible Manhattan location. We have seen it turn into an elegant seated dinner, a fun market of dozens of food vendors, and a hip cocktail party with plenty of room to dance to a DJ, set against visually striking video and light installations.

Jazz at Lincoln Center – JALC is quintessential New York Holiday vibes. In Columbus Circle just above a high end shopping center, the seasonal holiday street fair, beautiful views above Central Park, endless production elements can be hosted here for lighting, video, music, art installations, and more. 


620 Loft&Garden – With premium views of Rockefeller Center tree on one side, and the store lights dressing of Saks Fifth Avenue on the other, not to mention a beautiful rooftop garden that can be tented and heated for 360 degree views, there is really is no other space that captures New York at Christmastime.

632 on Hudson – Like entertaining in your own home, but you don’t have to clean up afterward (we’ll take care of that for you!). Four floors of varied rooms and eclectic artifacts from the owner’s travels make this a one of a kind space. It features an underground 75-person speakeasy for your afterparty party. 

Bumble & Bumble – This is a unique space that has views of the Hudson River and the Meatpacking District streets below. A stone’s throw away from the Standard Hotel and the Highline, cobblestone streets, and premium boutique shopping, it’s in the center of it all. 

Museum of the City of New York - MCNY just completed a ten year renovation and now it's grand entrance is illuminated by a hanging, spherical light installation. It is quintessential New York history and class that meets our modern aesthetic. There is also a tented garden area for being surrounded by snow in warm comfort. 

Industry City – Don't forget about Brooklyn! You've heard it's the new Manhattan - check out the brand new design community inspired event space within IC, with beautiful views of the sunset over the harbor, with lots of boutique vendors including David Stark and Etsy for shopping on cobblestone streets, and interesting alleyway outdoor parks. Wander and get lost in this high end, modern industrial gem!

Brooklyn Academy of Music – Giant windows lit beneath Leo Villareal curated art light wheels, a grand ballroom in a cutting edge art space, state of the art lights and sound for a variety performance capabilities, and in the heart of Brooklyn for easy transportation. 

The Norm at Brooklyn Museum – for intimate dinners surrounded by the world’s art collection with menus designed by James Beard award-winning Chef Saul Bolton, who has curated an exciting menu of globally inspired fresh farm to table flavors. A backlit bar and plush lounge style seating, its a cozy nook within the museum. 


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