10 Top Outdoor Event Spaces in New York City

June 21, 2024 Mario Stewart

New York City has one of the most stunning backdrops for any outdoor event. Whether you’re planning a festive milestone party or an extravagant corporate event, let the sweeping skyline of this beautiful city guide you to some of the most vibrant venues NYC has to offer. It’s that time of year when the days are warm, the sun is shining, and the city is bustling with activity. It’s the perfect time of year to find an outdoor venue that will complement your event’s theme and create an urban oasis for all of your guests to enjoy! 

How to Choose the Best Outdoor Venue for Your Next NYC Event

There’s a lot for NYC event planners to consider when choosing the best outdoor venue that meets the needs of every event and provides an enjoyable guest experience. Some things to consider include:

  • Different types of events have different requirements. Whether you’re planning a wedding, concert, product launch, luncheon, or birthday party, you'll want to choose a NYC venue setting that complements your designs and event experiences.
  • The estimated number of guests attending will determine the size of the space you need. You’ll want to make sure everyone fits comfortably in the venue you choose.
  • Outdoor event venues, especially in NYC, will have weather conditions to consider. Late spring, summer, and early fall are the best times to choose an outdoor space. 
  • Your guests will appreciate an outdoor venue that is easily accessible with parking options, valet, or in close proximity to public transportation.
  • Compare the costs of multiple venues to get the best deal and consider what is included in the price. NYC outdoor venues vary greatly in price, and it’s important to stay within a client’s budget.

New York City has some magical outdoor event spaces to really elevate your event and make it memorable for your guests. These venues enhance the beauty of the city and can help bring your event vision to life. We explore some of the most popular outdoor hotspots we hope your event attendees will love.

1. The Foundry

The Foundry combines industrial character with modern amenities in a 19th-century building that’s been fully restored as a stunning event venue. With its versatile spaces like the courtyard, the greenhouse, and a rooftop terrace, there’s no doubt you’ll find the ideal outdoor space for any type of event.

Location: 42-38 9th St, Queens, NY

2. Gitano Garden of Love

This lush and verdant oasis is nestled in the heart of SoHo and provides a unique setting for any number of events. Gitano Garden of Love has a relaxed ambiance and can accommodate intimate parties and large celebrations. Decked out with chic tropical decor, it’s a visually stunning spot.

Location: 76 Varick St, New York, NY

3. Le District

The Liberty Bistro Terrace located at Le District boasts unobstructed breathtaking views of the Hudson River and golden hour sunsets to really wow your party-goers. This venue has French-inspired accents incorporated into its modern decor creating an elegant backdrop for all types of events. 

Location: 225 Liberty St, New York, NY

4. Bryant Park Grill

One of the most scenic outdoor event spaces, Bryant Park Grill, is nestled in the iconic Bryant Park right in Midtown. This picturesque setting has beautiful views of the park and the lush surrounding gardens. They offer a rooftop garden and an outdoor patio for a relaxed and elegant space event attendees will enjoy. 

Location: 25 West 40th St, New York, NY

5. Gansevoort

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at this luxurious and chic rooftop loft. Gansevoort offers 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River. Their stylish vintage decor, paired with an iconic pool and custom bar & lounge, will make your guests feel on top of the world.

Location: 18 9th Ave, New York, NY

6. Somewhere Nowhere

Somewhere Nowhere is a captivating venue devoted to creating memorable guest experiences. Immerse yourself in tranquility with an enchanting ambiance and enjoy their rooftop lounge & pool. 

Location: 112 W 25 St, Manhattan, NY

7. Hyatt Centric Wall Street Hotel

Located conveniently in the heart of NYC's Financial District, the Hyatt Centric Wall Street Hotel has a beautiful rooftop lounge perfect for hosting private events. The modern design and contemporary aesthetics are chic and inviting and event planners can put their own touch on the space. Event attendees can easily stay at the hotel once the event has concluded. 

Location: 75 Wall Street Entrance On, Water St, New York, NY


JACX&CO is a lively and energetic venue located right in Long Island City. It’s modern and dynamic, with terrace opportunities for a fun outdoor celebration. The space is trendy and approachable, perfect for a more casual party or event. 

Location: 28-17 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY

9. Casa Lever

Combining modern art and timeless architecture, Casa Lever is one of the more unique spaces to host your outdoor event. Their lush seasonal outdoor garden is sophisticated and elegant, creating a seamless and unforgettable event. 

Location: 390 Park Ave at E 53rd St, New York, NY

10. The William Vale

There’s something really magical about seeing the New York City views from across the East River in Brooklyn and The William Vale is an ideal spot to take in the Manhattan skyline. This hotel is home to Westlight, a rooftop venue that’s perfect for any number of events from social celebrations to corporate get-togethers.

Location: 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY

Find New Venue Partners at The Event Planner Expo!

New York City event planners won’t want to miss the wildly anticipated Event Planner Expo 2024, happening from October 15th to 17th, 2024. It’s an amazing opportunity to network with industry professionals, build your business, and foster future working relationships with potential partners. The trade show floor is the perfect spot to find some of the best NYC venue options, catering partners, event entertainment, and so much more! Get your tickets today!

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