Top Hotel Rooftops for a New York City Wedding

August 6, 2015 Megan Stoeckel

Having a wedding reception in an elevated space adds a touch of magic and sophistication to your client’s big day. As a New York event planner, you should be privy of all of the magical rooftops that offer picturesque background settings to ensure a memorable occasion.  They will be eternally grateful that you handpicked their dream wedding location.

If your client has expressed interest in wanting a NYC rooftop wedding venue, here are two excellent venues to consider:

Le Parker Meridien’s Estrela Penthouse

Le Parker Meridien's penthouse offers 360-degree angles of Manhattan and is accompanied by the choice of a pool-side gathering along the location's Olympic-sized pool on the rooftop, where the attraction to "waste the dress" (and/or the tux, the shoes, and whatever else that winds up chlorine-splashed) can be solid for some. The Estrela Penthouse, located on the 42nd story, incorporates an outside porch as well as an encased space, which provides year-round weddings with the most beautiful views of the Manhattan horizon toward the south and east in addition to Central Park toward the north.

In the event that your visitors get exhausted and hungry from dancing the night away, Le Parker Meridien is home to one of the most loved "hidden" burger spots in Manhattan: the Burger Joint takes cover behind floor-to-roof blinds in the lobby.

The hotel is located at 119 W. 56th St., at Sixth Ave. You can call 212-708-7450 to schedule a tour of the Penthouse.


The Mandarin Oriental’s Mandarin Ballroom

With floor-to-roof windows overlooking Central Park and the Manhattan horizon—and not a solitary column obstructing the perspective—the Mandarin Ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental gives a 36th-floor cityscape that you won't soon overlook, alongside three gigantic precious stone light fixtures that give the roof a fairytale shimmer. Mandarin Ballroom weddings incorporate a marital suite with each reception and also a wedding and honeymoon package that provides a free honeymoon night at any Mandarin location on the planet like the Mandarin in China, Prague and Bermuda. The bundle also offers you VIP status, a courtesy room upgrade, breakfast, welcome beverages and a $100 spa voucher for your honeymoon.

The Mandarin Ballroom in Manhattan is located at 80 Columbus Circle, near Broadway and 60th St. You can call 212-805-8857 to arrange a tour of the Mandarin Ballroom.

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