NYC’S 9 Best Private Event Spaces

NYC provides a ton of unique and exciting settings to make your party truly memorable. Here are the best nine spots.


Three Historical Landmarks

Get drunk while taking in history and culture

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(5th ave and 82nd St) 

The Met is the largest art museum in America. It also has private dining rooms where you can host special events while leaning on Roman statues.

2. The Botanical Gardens

(The Bronx)

The Botanical Gardens is more than pretty flowers. It also has a gorgeous library and museum with full kitchens. We went to a wedding there and it was fancy fun. 


3. The Fraunces Tavern

(Pearl St and Broad St)

This spacious Wall Street pub played a prominent role in the American Revolution. It’s where most of the war’s strategic planning took place. The venue feels like a relic in time. 



Five Enclosed Rooftops and Rooms With A View

Get drunk while enjoying skyline views of New York City,

4. Gallow Green

(27th st and 10th ave in the McKittrick Hotel)

This spot is both luxurious and cozy. Its wooden benches and tables are covered in plants. It’s nature meets booze meets nightlife all in one. 

5. Refinery Rooftop

(27th Street and 11th Avenue)

This is a casual rooftop bar with brick walls and comfy chairs. There’s both an indoor and an outdoor areas with an amazing view of the Empire State Building.

6. Gaonnuri

(6th ave and 32nd st)

You feel like you’re in the middle of Manhattan because you are! It’s centrally located to Penn Station, PATH trains and lots of subway lines and also has amazing Korean BBQ.

7. Ophelia Lounge NYC

(1st ave and 49th Street at the Beekman Tower)

Ophelia Lounge is both grand and charming right along the East River. It's the ideal setting to enjoy crafted cocktails, fine dining and amazing panoramic 360° views.


(58th Street and 8th Ave)

This place has a fancy executive chef and the best view of Central Park South money can rent. It sits atop the Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle, and is a classic modern American restaurant that is elegant, romantic and ooh la la sexy. 

9. DIY

Get drunk while enjoying not leaving your apartment

As they say in The Wizard of Oz, and on John Legend’s Christmas album, “There’s no place like home.” 

Instead of blowing your budget on renting out an exclusive private space, host the party at your place. Put out a cheese plate or go all out with hiring a bartender and a private caterer. Then add on some unique live entertainment, like a comedian, musician or magician.