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Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.

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PARTY SPACES & RESTAURANTS (cont'd)


Per Se

10 Columbus Cir., nr. 58th St., fourth fl.; 212-823-9349; perseny.com

Even the most well-versed gastronomes still flip for Per Se, where renowned chef Thomas Keller crafts American contemporary cuisine using French techniques. The private dining room here can accommodate up to 60 guests for an elaborate seated dinner and 80 guests for a standing reception. Prices upon request.

Pier 60 and the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

23rd St., at the Hudson River, 212-336-6144; piersixty.com

These airy West Side event spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous views of the Hudson River and enormous, enclosed cocktail terraces. One hundred to 300 guests can be accommodated indoors for a sit-down dinner at the Lighthouse, while Pier 60 can accommodate up to 2,000 for cocktails. Catering is by Abigail Kirsch and starts at $155 per person. No outside catering, except kosher and Indian.

Porterhouse New York

10 Columbus Cir., nr. 58th St., fourth fl.; 212-823-9500; porterhousenewyork.com

Chef Michael Lomonaco’s classic New York steakhouse offers seating for up to 66 in The Vintage Room; for larger gatherings, the entire restaurant can be booked to take in the sweeping views of Central Park West, with seating for approximately 250. Lomonaco’s team customizes each event from a menu of American fare featuring premium seafood and raw bar offerings, aged prime beef hand-cut on-site daily, and classic salads and sides. From $132 per person.

The Pratt Mansions Fifth Avenue

1027 Fifth Ave., nr. 84th St. 646-879-7259; prattmansions.org

Three historic Beaux-Arts mansions make up this venue, which is a New York City landmark. It offers a selection of antique-furnished salons on two floors, plus circular marble staircases perfect for the grand bridal entrance. Up to 150 can be seated for a dinner catered by one of the mansions’ preferred vendors. From $4,000 to $6,000.

Public

210 Elizabeth St., nr. Prince St.; 212-343-7011; public-nyc.com

This Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Nolita features a “free-spirited fusion” menu from chef Brad Farmeri and can host sit-down receptions for up to 120 guests. It can also handle ceremonies, with a lounge–cum–dressing room and a picture window looking onto the Elizabeth Street Garden. From $30,000, including catering.

River Café

1 Water St., at Old Fulton St., Dumbo; 718-522-5200; rivercafe.com

Couples who book this water’s-edge institution enjoy the bohemian romance of old Brooklyn without sacrificing a Manhattan-skyline backdrop. The venue’s popular Terrace Room is festooned in abundant greenery and features a footbridge over a small stream. The space opens up to an expansive view of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and lower Manhattan. The intimate room can hold up to 110 guests (or up to 80 with a dance floor). From $225 to $295 per person.

Riverpark

450 E. 29th St., nr. First Ave; 212-729-9790; riverparknyc.com

Top Chef lead judge Tom Colicchio’s restaurant takes the farm-to-table craze literally, offering over 100 kinds of vegetables, fruits, and herbs from the adjacent 10,000-square-foot Riverpark Farm. Small receptions can be held in the stand-alone glass-walled cube space, and the entire restaurant can be rented for larger parties (up to 500 guests). Prices upon request.

Russian Tea Room

150 W. 57th St. nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-333-2970; russiantearoomnyc.com

Founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927, this storied spot offers a modern Continental menu with a Russian influence and has three private rooms that can accommodate up to 300 people. Each one is exquisitely decked out in colored glass or intricate woodwork. Its cushy red-leather banquettes are unmistakable, and kitschy decorative touches, like a bear-shaped aquarium, can be found throughout. Prices upon request.

632 on Hudson

632 Hudson St., nr. Horatio St.; 212-620-7631; 632onhudson.com

This giant space was an abandoned sausage factory before the current owners transformed it into a mini-mansion decorated with Asian and Italian antiques. The ceremony usually takes place in the first-floor atrium, with the bride descending the grand staircase for a dramatic entrance. The downstairs space can accommodate 120 seated guests. From $4,500 to $10,000 for 12-hour rentals.

620 Loft & Garden

620 Fifth Ave., nr. 50th St., seventh fl.; 212-593-9499; rockefellercenter.com/privateevents

This midtown penthouse features an outdoor garden with a fountain and views of the majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral; the indoor loft looks out onto Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. The garden holds up to 96 seated guests for a ceremony, the loft up to 100 for a seated dinner (with dance floor) or 165 for cocktails. Prices upon request.

Sunset Terrace at Sky Rink

Pier 61, 11th Ave., at 23rd St., second fl. at Chelsea Piers; 212-336-6777; chelseapiers.com/specialevents

With three walls of windows overlooking the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, Sunset Terrace makes for a picture-perfect New York wedding. Packages include a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, and open bar and start at $128 per guest.

Tribeca Rooftop

2 Desbrosses St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-625-2600; apogeeevents.com

One of the most popular event spaces in Manhattan, this indoor-outdoor venue is usually booked for weekends a year in advance. The 15,000-square-foot skylight penthouse, with views of the Hudson River and the Empire State Building, seats up to 300 guests with dancing (or 400 without). Prices, which include an open bar, wedding cake, and dinner, are $160 to $320 per person.

The Water Club Restaurant

The East River nr. 29th St.; 212-545-1155; thewaterclub.com

Spring and summer fêtes here are often on the outside deck with views of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn as a backdrop. Cold-weather weddings are indoors on the upper deck, which seats up to 80 for dinner, or in the River Room, which holds as many as 160 for dinner and dancing. From $150 per person.

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