7 Amazing Rooftops in NYC That You Can Rent on Peerspace
In a city as crowded as New York, space is at a premium. And these days, gatherings are all about wide-open spaces and plenty of fresh air! On top of that, property owners are always looking for ways to use every square inch of their real estate. Rooftops are re-purposed into bars, restaurants, clubs, campgrounds, yoga studios, gardens, urban farms, and even pop-up movie theaters! So it’s no surprise that there are some gorgeous event venues as well. Here is a list of some of the best rooftops in NYC — and they’re all available to rent on Peerspace!
1. This amazing loft and rooftop in the heart of the Flatiron District
Whether you’re hosting a swanky event or party for up to 100 guests, this private loft has it all. It actually encompasses an entire floor and rooftop! It comes outfitted with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, huge windows, a high-quality sound system complete with DJ setup, so even the loft part of this venue is flawless.
Look forward to the fully furnished rooftop with a bar station, fire pit, heat lamps, and breathtaking city views. Included in the rental rate are an event manager, bartender, bar-back, and hostesses for the door and coat check. That way, you can spend more time planning your unforgettable occasion. Plus, the venue’s staff takes care of cleaning after each event, making this spot a no-brainer for any event.
We’re definitely not the only ones who think this may be one of the best rooftops in NYC! Just check out this Peerspace review: “A hidden gem in Flatiron! Great space. I was able to use it for 4 different scenes which definitely saved me money. I read some reviews that mention a rooftop which I didn’t know about … would definitely use the space again and the host was amazing 🙂 Place was actually as advertised 😍😍😍”
2. This scenic private rooftop sundeck
Enjoy a celebratory meal or toast on a breathtaking 3,500-square-foot rooftop nestled in the heart of Midtown East. Complete with comfy lounge chairs and a photogenic rooftop garden, this snazzy venue can accommodate 100 guests for virtually any occasion.
This is easily one of the best rooftops in NYC for a romantic photoshoot, anniversary dinner, proposal, or any celebration. The rental also includes indoor space (available at additional cost and upon request) as well, but let’s be honest — with a rooftop this charming, you’re not going to want to go inside!
3. This killer Times Square rooftop/production space
The versatility of this 150-person production space in Midtown is truly impressive. Inside, you’ll find a modern kitchen and bar, plus A/V equipment like an HD Projector, PA system, and audio outputs so you can record speeches or lectures. And as an added bonus, huge walls of windows let in tons of natural light.
Outside, a large terrace wraps around three sides of the building, with lounge furniture, picnic tables, and umbrellas, plus a view of Times Square. The central location near Bryant Park and the Theater District means there are plenty of subway stops nearby. And if you need to bring in lots of equipment, there’s also a freight elevator to make the job easier.
This is one of the best rooftops in NYC for a conference, a large team meeting — maybe even a small trade show! One Peerspace reviewer loved the host’s professionalism and assistance: “Kim was an amazing host. The turnaround time is tight and nerve-wracking if you have a lot to set up but thankfully there’s a team there onsite to help move things quickly and clean up after.”
Many consider this the best rooftop in NYC, and you have to see this spot to believe it. There are actually five rooftops here covering 4,000 square feet, with jaw-dropping panoramic views of the skyline. From here, it looks like you’re floating above the largest city in America.
The rental also includes a studio that can be used as a staging area or for further photography. It includes a full bathroom with a shower, a makeup table, and A/C for cooling off between shoots.
This popular photography location can be used for fashion shoots, architectural photography, and even some very dramatic wedding or engagement photos. This rave review from someone who has rented one of these rooftops says it all: “Incredible experience! Probably the best skyline view of the city I’ve ever seen in NYC!”
5. This breathtaking rooftop in Little Italy
Spanning 2,300 square feet of space, this spacious rooftop boasts a phenomenal NYC skyline. Nestled in a landmark Little Italy building, the fully furnished rooftop features comfortable lounge seating, a built-in bar, and outdoor launch chairs. From its location to its amenities, this is easily one of the best rooftops in NYC.
No matter if you’re planning a party, social gathering, bridal shower, or an intimate wedding, this venue can accommodate up to 55 attendees. Best of all, it’s accessible by all major subway lines, as well as six trains. Take it from a satisfied renter who had this to say about the rooftop space:
“First off I would say, Ekin was the best host I dealt with. She always responded in a timely manner. She always did her best to accommodate me and for that, I really appreciate her. The rooftop spoke for itself. It was absolutely beautiful. The view was amazing. Everything was exactly the way it’s shown in pictures. I booked the rooftop for a proposal. Everything turned out great. The staff was very helpful. It was overall a great experience.”
6. This glamorous private rooftop in Lower Manhattan
This event space is a two-in-one deal: It features a 5th-floor event space with a private terrace, as well as a 7th-floor rooftop that doubles as a fragrant herb garden. The rooftop venue stretches over 2,600 square feet, and the panoramic views of the city are unmatched. Invite up to 175 people for your next birthday, friendly social gathering, or other events. This stunning rooftop destination will make your occasion the talk of the town.
Check out this review from a Peerspace booker who used the space for an off-site: “Love this place and Chrissy! The place is a perfect spot to host an event, their indoor room is fully equipped with all the technology that you would need and the terrace and rooftop garden are amazing! Chrissy was such a nice host and easy to work with, I didn’t have to worry about a thing!”
7. This fully furnished penthouse and rooftop terrace
Situated in Midtown Manhattan, this amazing penthouse offers a two-floor private loft with an incredible outdoor rooftop terrace! Fully furnished, the event spaces allow you to take advantage of the state-of-the-art A/V equipment, comfy lounge seating, built-in bar, conference table, and passenger elevator.
The real-deal proof that this is one of the best rooftops in NYC is in the reviews: “Such a beautiful space to host any type of event! I had a great experience from beginning to end.”
Whether you need a rooftop for a personal or corporate event, count on Peerspace! We make it easy to book stunning rooftops in cities across the country and beyond. Even pre-pandemic, rooftops were popular choices for hosting events globally. And we have a feeling that’s a trend that isn’t about to end any time soon!