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5 NYC Rooftop Venues We Love for Weddings & Social Events in the City
5 NYC Rooftop Venues We Love for Weddings & Social Events in the City

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Warmer days are ahead of us, friends! We are getting so excited as we’re in full-throttle planning mode for some incredible spring and summer weddings and events in NYC. With that inspiration in mind, we want to share a few of our favorite NYC rooftop venues that we absolutely adore for outdoor NYC weddings and parties. Along with some tangible tips and tricks for what to consider when planning a rooftop event.

Ready to explore?!


What Types Of Events Can Be Held at NYC Rooftop Venues?

The best part about rooftop events is that they’re suitable for every kind of event. Typically these venues are blank canvases that you can transform into exactly what you need. From intimate weddings to corporate parties or product launches to birthday parties or retirement parties. The list goes on and on!

So… without further ado, here are a few of our faves!

5 Rooftop Event Favorites in NYC

Now, we want to quickly note that there are many rooftop options in NYC for events. Today we’re sharing specifically outdoor options. But you can also consider penthouse suites at hotels like The Times Square EDITION or The Standard, East Village, venues like Peak Restaurant on the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards, or the Rainbow Room, which we love, in the same building as our first venue here…

620 Loft & Garden

Tribeca, Manhattan | Seated Capacity: 150-325

This 14,000-square-foot outdoor terrace boasts spectacular views of the One World Trade Center and the Financial District. As one of the largest rooftop event venues in NYC, it’s great for larger events of all kinds.

As an old printing press building built in the 1920s, it boasts a ton of charm and character, which you can, in turn, make your own with gorgeous florals and design elements that feature the pristine ambiance.

Tribeca Rooftop

Tribeca, Manhattan | Seated Capacity: 150-325

This 14,000-square-foot outdoor terrace boasts spectacular views of the One World Trade Center and the Financial District. As one of the largest rooftop event venues in NYC, it’s great for larger events of all kinds.

As an old printing press building built in the 1920s, it boasts a ton of charm and character, which you can, in turn, make your own with gorgeous florals and design elements that feature the pristine ambiance.

Midtown Loft & Terrace

Mystic, CT | New London County | Capacity: 150 Guests

So, while it has one name, the Loft and Terrace spaces are actually two different spaces! The terrace is the outdoor space we love because it has glorious 360-degree views of our beloved city. And, for a modern venue, it has intricate details that lend themselves to design perfectly, like mahogany flooring, copper windows, and a beautiful fireplace which is just fun to accent year-round.

This venue is great because it not only has a retractable rooftop for inclement weather but also the loft amenities to take advantage of as well.

Sunset Park Rooftop

Sunset Park, Brooklyn | Seated Capacity: 200

While many scour Manhattan for NYC rooftop venues that overlook the city, there’s actually a better spot to consider if skyline views are your priority. Brooklyn! A few of our favorite rooftop weddings in NYC have been hosted off the island in Brooklyn venues that offer the best skyline views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, all in one.

The neat part about Sunset Park Rooftop is that there are three unique outdoor spaces: The Lounge, Sundeck East, and the Fields. This means there’s an opportunity to get creative with the spaces and views!

74Wythe

Williamsburg, Brooklyn | Seated Capacity: 150

Mystic, CT, is one of the most beloved destinations in New England for so many reasons. It’s beautiful and there are so many attractions and tasty restaurants to explore, which makes it perfect for a New England destination wedding! Guests will have plenty of things to do all weekend long, with ample hotel options despite the fact it’s a charming seaside town. If you want a yacht club wedding in the area, Mystic Yachting Center is the place to celebrate. This two-floor venue offers pristine wood accents that really celebrate the local yachting culture!


3 Things to Consider When Planning an Outdoor Rooftop Event in NYC

Speaking of retractable roofs… the venues that feature these are incredible for more reasons than one. And the biggest is contingency planning. While rooftop events in NYC are spectacular, fabulous, and everyone wants one, many don’t end up planning them on their own due to the logistical pieces you must think about.

Here are just a few of the things you need to consider when hosting a rooftop event in NYC!

Weather

Mother nature can be as unpredictable as your future mother-in-law. And with that, you need to think about a backup plan in case of rain, coverage from the sun which can get a wee bit tricky with windy rooftops, and heaters for abnormally chilly summer nights. These things happen! This is honestly the top reason why it’s a good idea to enlist help from a professional planner if you’re thinking about hosting a rooftop event in NYC.

Noise Ordinances

While NYC is the city that never sleeps… that doesn’t mean you can get away with dancing into the morning hours on a rooftop that overlooks a residential complex. There are noise ordinances that you’ll want to take into consideration when choosing the timing of your event.

Getting There

While rooftops boast the most incredible views, you do have to think about how people are getting up to the top of these grandiose buildings. You’ll want to have a plan with the venue for elevator management to ensure guests are expeditiously welcomed to the roof rather than waiting down below for an unfortunate amount of time. With this, you’ll want to have events planned in advance to accommodate the waves of guest arrivals!

Overall, these things are all totally manageable, and worth it for the views your guests will enjoy at the top!


Want Help Sourcing NYC Rooftop Venues for Your Upcoming Wedding or Event in NYC?

Jordana Marie Events team would love the opportunity to assist you in searching for your ideal NYC rooftop venue, as well as planning and design! Check out our services, and let’s chat about your vision and which spot we think would be the perfect blank canvas.

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