Large scale parties in New York City are the norm during the holiday season. But the city, which is used to it’s sercret and small spaces sometimes needs to expand. Here’s where to throw a bash if you are inviting a few more than just your closest friends.
643 Park Avenue at 67th Street www.armoryonpark.org (212) 616-3930
Park Avenue Armory
As a historic venue created by the greatest designers in America's Gilded Age, the reception rooms at the Park Avenue Armory provide an exquisite setting that will leave your guests speechless. The six reception rooms range from 500 to 1,650 square feet and are perfect for intimate gatherings. We recommend the stunning Tiffany Room complete with hand-carved wood paneling and gorgeous coffered ceilings.
632 Hudson Street, between Horatio and Jane Streets www.632onhudson.com (212) 620-7631
632 on Hudson
If romance, historic artifacts and Italian-villas are your calling, look no further than 632 on Hudson to host your next special event. This neighborhood gem nestled between the West Village and the Meatpacking District features antique decor from all over the world and is a triplex with unique rooms such as their "Shanghai Den" and "Art Deco Lounge." If making a room decision is the hard part, we recommend the "Speakeasy Level," housing a Prohibition-era theme and 1920's bar.
2 Lexington Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Streets www.gramercyparkhotel.com (212) 920-3300
After its makeover this past year, Gramercy Park Hotel's beautiful rooftop space continues to charm us with its refreshing decor. The 1,500 square foot space is an oasis of lush greenery, lavish botanicals and lovely skyline views for which up to 200 of your guests can enjoy. While the outdoor space is operated by the notable Union Square Hospitality Group, the indoors is just as impressive with original artwork collections from Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and more.
450 West 15th Street, near Tenth Avenue www.milkstudios.com (212) 645-2797
A go-to for fashion shows, product launches and photo shoots worldwide, there's no question that the sleek, modern spaces of Milk Studios are a standard in the industry. Ranging from 3,000-6,000 square feet, versatility and imagination are at your fingertips between these chic white walls. Whether it be for a small holiday cocktail party or a larger special celebration, the aesthetically pleasing spaces of Milk Studios can be catered to events of all kinds and sizes.
530 West 27th Street, between Tenth and 11th Avenues www.skylightnyc.com (212) 736-6200
For an event space slightly off-the-beaten-path, look no further than the historic and theatrical home that is the McKittrick Hotel. Dark parlors, taxidermy and decade-old wallpaper are all abundant at this re-opened hotel dating back to 1939, and we love the guest engagement aspect that is sure to provide all with an experience that is not to be forgotten. Seek out the ballroom for large events accommodating 200-800 guests, or check out the Manderley Bar, Hotel Lobby or "Lady Macbeth's Chambers" for smaller, intimate affairs.