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thank you for such a beautiful time
I had both heard and read nothing but stellar reviews of the MHP since I first started searching for a wedding venue over a year ago. I wanted a space that included catering and an open bar, a great view of NYC and could accommodate up to 200 guests. At first, I thought this was impossible to find in Manhattan at an affordable price, but the MPH is THE space if you want the most for your money. Their caterers have been in business for 50 years and were willing to work with us to create the blend of Latin American and Mediterranean dishes we wanted. Furthermore, one of the managers we worked with, Jeno, answered all of my emails immediately, and was reliable, flexible and made us feel special even though he deals with 100's of clients at a time. You will not regret celebrating an event here- your wedding or any of life's other major milestones.
Manhattan Penthouse was the first and only venue we visited. We wanted a cozy, intimate atmosphere but still have amazing views of the city. Manhattan Penthouse was PERFECT. The 360 degree views are absolutely phenomenal. The food was spectacular! I have heard nothing but rave reviews from everyone that was at the reception. Monika was excellent as responding to emails and answering all questions during the planning process. Angel - I think he was head waiter - was the only other person I met that night of the wedding (the whole night was very busy!) but he was wonderful!
It was so great knowing that the food was coming from Manhattan Penthouse - one less thing to do. Their menu is very extensive and a little overwhelming but everything on it is delicious. You know how people say you don't eat at your own wedding? After the tasting we had, I made sure to eat the food! It was too good to pass up! They don't provide a cake but they do have a lot of other really great desserts.
It was a perfect evening and we could not have picked a better location. Highly recommended!
Don't even try
This space is simply gorgeous and the views of the city are to die for. When I first found out that in order to book this space you must use their catering I was hesitant. It turns out the owner has been in the catering business for 30 years. Every single dish was AMAZING & DELICIOUS! Jeno was our maitre d. He was outstanding. He promptly answered every single tedious question I had & every crazy bride email I sent him. On the day of, he treated us like royalty and helped guide us through the whole night. He did everything from greeting our guests, telling us when to walk down the aisle and when to dance and when to sit. He was a rock star. I highly recommend this venue based on the space itself and all of the staff. As for price, the venue is reasonable and for catering you're looking at bw $150-$250 a plate then there is a 22% service charge and we got a surprise $400 request at the last minute for the maitre d. So its kinda pricey but worth it!
My wife and I celebrated our wedding at Manhattan Penthouse on August 1st. The venue itself is a beautiful room which needs very little decorating. The huge windows they have overlooking the city make this place a memorable visit for anyone attending any event. The room adjacent to the main dining room provided a full service bar as well as a piano that any event can make use of. The person setting up our wedding, Monika Nemeth was exceptional in her ability to keep our event running very smoothly. My wife and I felt very comfortable with Monika throughout the whole process. We felt like she was extremely accommodating and had an answer for every question we had. Monika helped make our wedding the best day it could be. We would highly recommend Monika and Manhattan Penthouse for any special events, especially weddings.
Excellent venue! Not your typical catering ballroom. More sophisticated and stylish. Stunning views of the city, especially great for nighttime weddings. Food was delicious and cooked fresh that night. A savvy kitchen - the majority of items, including the sauces, are made gluten-free. We got so many compliments from our guests on the food and the venue's beauty. Best of all was our coordinator, Jeno. He is very experienced and good at his job. He is also very accessible, quick to respond to questions - and not just the week of your wedding but even 4 months before the big day, he treats you as if you are his only client. I cannot recommend this place enough.
We had a fantastic reception at the Manhattan Penthouse which, in our case, was only a couple (walking) blocks from where we celebrated the wedding at Grace Church. MP's bar room was the perfect size for our 115 guest and the 5-piece jazz band we hired from Juilliard (also flawless). The main room was more than spacious and attractively configured for the tables and dance floor. One of the key features of MP is their gorgeous, huge arched windows. Apart from floral arrangements on the tables, we had to add nothing in the way of decorations. The beauty is in the architecture of the rooms and the views - especially at night which is when it counts.
The other key selling point of the place is Monika Nemeth, who we worked with. She is awesome (calm, professional, accommodating, interested, hard working). We did not like the wine selection they offered, so we brought in our own bottles. We got a satisfactory credit, and the matter was a non-issue. The proof of it all was that we had a fun wedding, didn't need to sweat the reception, and our guests loved the experience. I am sure you would too.
I don't know why anyone would choose any other venue in NYC for their wedding. We looked at a whole bunch of venues and the choice was very easy. And the venue absolutely surpassed our expectations. First off, this venue has the most gorgeous views of NYC. Whether your guests are NYC natives, or visiting from out of town, the view is sure to WOW. The only view you don't get is due west, but that's actually perfect because you don't get the sunset in your eyes like at other venues (like at Water's Edge in Brooklyn. I've been to weddings there and I couldn't even see the ceremony because the sun was too bright). The food was excellent. We got so many compliments about the appetizers (passed and stationary), and also about the main courses. And the service was also great. Everyone was so professional. At our table we had our own personal server who was there for our every need! It was awesome having a venue that did its own catering so we didn't have to worry about food or rentals or logistics. I only wish we had thought to ask for appetizers to be brought to us in the bride's room because we didn't get to taste any of them. But I'm sure if we had asked they would have brought some to us. But - none of that even matters compared to the perfect and astonishing Jeno Steiner. He was the person who originally showed us the space; he worked with us through the contract signing process; he was very reasonable about questions we had on the per person charge and allowed a flexible contract depending on how many RSVPs we received; he was the absolute most responsive vendor I have ever worked with for anything - he would write back to emails almost faster than I could even hit send. One night we emailed him in the evening. He wrote back in less than 5 minutes "On a date - will get back to you in the morning." I mean - wow! Even on a date he made sure to write us back just to let us know he'd write us back soon. Needless to say we highly recommend this venue.
Our wedding at MP was amazing! We couldn't have been happier. The place, the food, the drinks, the service, the planning. Monika was extraordinary in all ways. Everyone that came loved loved loved it. We couldn't have been happier. SO glad we chose Manhattan Penthouse.
We chose this venue because of the view from the Penthouse and the fact that they could accommodate a smaller wedding celebration. This is a well-run venue. The catering executive always responded to my questions right away. Everyone raved about how delicious the food was. Depending on your perspective, it may be a bit pricey, but I looked at a lot of Manhattan venues and anything with a view was much more expensive. I highly recommend this venue.
We had a wonderful time at Manhattan Penthouse thanks to the Director of Catering, Monika. She made the whole experience unforgettable. She is a great person to work with. I love her vast knowledge about catering and her willingness to share her keen insight for having the best occasion ever. The music, the food and the service was abolutely amazing. She leads a perfect staff that are eager to help the guests enjoy the feast. We had the best time of our lives.
I just had a fantastic wedding at Manhattan Penthouse! Jeno was my contact there--he was so flexible to account for the details I wanted and was extremely helpful on the day of, so I didn't need to hire a wedding planner. The food and service was great--even my mom, who complains about everything, was pleased!
It's a relatively good value for a NYC wedding, with its own catering, tables, dishes, etc.
Everyone told us our wedding was the "best wedding EVER!" Manhattan Penthouse was elegant without being snobby. We and our guests had amazing food, wine, and unbelievable views of the Manhattan skyline. You receive an all-inclusive package of event space, caterers, bar tenders, servers, and wedding day coordinator. You won't be disappointed :)
The staff was so competent at every point along the way, the food was remarkably delicious, the space was beautiful and fit our 185 guests very comfortably. So many of our guests raved about the flow of the two rooms (cocktail + main dining/dancing room) and the beautiful views of the skyline.
Manhattan Penthouse is where we had our wedding. From the moment I met with our contact, Monika, till the day of our wedding, she was there for every little question or concern I had. She was very easy to contact by email, and she responded within minutes. On the day of the wedding, everything went so smoothly and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Monika was very organized and the walk down the aisle, as well as the rest of the night was perfect. I've been in other weddings, and have heard horror stories, but Manhattan Penthouse was a dream. The venue itself is beautiful, with wall to wall views of NYC. For someone who loves this city, Manhattan Penthouse is the perfect venue to highlight everything good about NYC. Green Mansions Catering is the in-house caterer for this venue, and the food was delicious. The price was reasonable too, by NYC standards, but our guests thought we paid a lot more than we did. I highly recommend this venue for a wedding, it's beautiful, classy, and you will save yourself a lot of stress!
Ok, maybe I'm a little biased... after all, it was MY wedding. Still, I thought it was pretty great, haha. It has to be said that the Manhattan Penthouse is probably the best value in the city for a wedding, usually to snobs like me, 'value' means that you have to sacrifice something - usually something big. But not in this case. The view? Spectacular. The food? Amazing (or at least it was in my tasting and all my guests raved about it afterwards - I barely ate a thing). The service? Exceptional. But the thing that made my year long journey to the Manhattan Penthouse for my trip down the aisle particularly outstanding was Jeno Steiner. The contract calls him my Maitre D' but he was so much more than that. Jeno was incredibly responsive to my questions and requests (remember that we're talking about a year's worth of questions and requests, beginning with when I booked the place), he was friendly, funny (while still being professional) and always reassured me that my questions were good ones, my requests could be accommodated and that I was doing great. My favorite moment with Jeno was while I was standing with my father waiting to walk down the aisle, and my song begins to play (Maybe I'm Amazed). I look back at Jeno (who was straightening out my dress) and ask "...now?" He responds "Not yet... wait for the drama." It's little things like that, that make Jeno so special. My now-husband remembers that when I decided to cut the cake a little early my husband was off somewhere (probably the photobooth). Jeno found him immediately, put him in his jacket and spirited him into the main room where we cut our cake and celebrated our marriage together with the people we love.
I've gotten nothing but rave reviews from everyone who attended (even friends who give you the honest [read: bluntest] reviews on everything). So like I said... Best Wedding (and with any luck ONLY wedding) EVER!
I cannot recommend Manhattan Penthouse enough. My wedding there was beautiful, the food was delicious, the staff were totally organized and professional, and they made sure that everything went smoothly. They were totally accommodating for our needs and went the extra mile to make it a perfect, stress-free day. I don't think there is a better value for an elegant wedding venue in nyc.
The food for our wedding was beyond amazing. Guests were talking about our cocktail hour, first & second course, and main entree for the longest time. They offer wide and unique selections to choose from. Way better than the typical wedding food option.
Jeno made this the easiest, and most special event ever. Their food was delicious, everyone said so, and the views are spectacular. Plus, he helped us find a florist, and a DJ. Their servers had as much fun as we did, and we were so grateful for all their smiles. If you want a really classy New York wedding, go here!
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Chic, World-Class Venue on 5th Ave-- Value loaded!
Manhattan Penthouse, seating 100 to 200 with dancing, is an extraordinary, loft-like, beautifully finished penthouse aerie with rich details. Guests are surrounded by stunning 360° skyline views framed by our signature Palladian windows. Simply put, one of NYC's premier venues & best values.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Loft/Raw Space, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012