The Great Indoors-Outdoors
The Fantasy Rooftop:
Salon de Ning
The Peninsula’s stately flagship is home to one of the sunniest and most well-appointed rooftops in the city. The terrace, which occupies the bulk of the space, is a blank slate save for the bar and sitting room; the interior, meanwhile, conjures a thirties-Shanghai feel with its dark woods and impressive selection of contemporary Asian art. It can accommodate 175 guests for dinner and dancing, but since it’s fully exposed and has a no-tenting policy, a backup plan is a must. Booking the roof guarantees you a private, alternate location elsewhere in the hotel, with the in-house restaurant Fives often heeding the call (the cuisine is upscale American). From $350 per person, with various optional and not-so-optional add-ons, including a $1,500 set-up fee for the roof. Also included: a bridal suite for the evening and a free night’s stay on your first anniversary. 700 Fifth Ave., nr. W. 55th St.; 212-956-2888; peninsula.com.
From the Summer 2012 New York Wedding Guide