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Midtown East Gallery/Event Space - Pre-Industrial Age Restored
Midtown, New York, NY
...many kinds. Please contact us for rates on the available ground floor spaces. Up to 150 guests may be accommodated for standing cocktail parties. We work with all event planners, caterers and party professionals. Features 1500 square feet Italian terrazzo tile floors 13’ ceilings with...
Creative Event Space and Screening Room
Midtown, New York, NY
The screening room space can be set up in a number of configurations to accommodate your group. The large flat screen TV has HDMI connection perfect for a presentation or debuting visual work. The space is next to a pantry room/ common area and outdoor...
Modern Industrial Manhattan / Hudson Yards Loft and Gallery for Events
Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
This luxury loft space located by Hudson Yards / High Line / Chelsea, is the ideal location for an exclusive corporate dinner all the way to an intimate fashion show/shoot. Events, off-site, and production shoots all find their home at Loft 29. We have hosted...
N Y Event Space in Union Square
Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
29 350 sq. ft. mezzanine 1 bathroom (+1 is additional) AMENITIES AVAILABLE FOR RENT: Open Kitchen Tables for Bar & Food Setup 2 Cocktail Tables 19’ x 14’ HD Digital Projector Professional Sound System Basic Lighting With Color 25 Chairs Secure, High Speed Wifi CAPACITY...
Modern Duplex Event / Gallery Space in Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
This historic and beautiful venue is located in the upper East Side of Manhattan, steps away from the E (Lexington Av-53 St) the F,Q (Lexington Av-63) and N,R,W,4,5,6 (Lexington Av-59 St) subway stations and just a 40-minute commute from New York City airports. Situated within...
SoHo, NYC Meeting Room (The Lounge)
Lower Manhattan, New York, NY
Located in the heart of SoHo, The Lounge is the perfect space for your meetings, family reception, and intimate gatherings. You can add The Lounge to your event for more space to mingle or host breakout sessions. Its flexible plan allows it to be opened...
Creative Conference Room with natural light & whiteboard wall
Midtown, New York, NY
This space is brightly lit and perfect for small groups looking to have a meeting or brain storming session in a professional and creative space. It will seat 6 guests, had a wall-size white board, and two large windows for natural light. Access to communal...
Exposed brick Multi-use Event Space
Ukrainian Village, New York, NY
Available 7-days a week | 24/7 We offer our East Village store for filming, seminars, private parties, corporate mixers, concerts and fund-raisers. It is also available to rent for your own weekly classes and/or workshops (the rental fee is negotiable). The space is located on...
Classic NYC Photography Studio in the heart of SOHO
Lower Manhattan, New York, NY
Beautiful Boutique photo studio in the heart of SOHO. Classic wood floors and large Art Deco window create a unique environment for all your photoshoot needs. Excellent space for fashion, beauty, portraiture or still life photography as well as smaller video shoots. The space has...

Frequently Asked Questions

Cocktail parties are a classy way to celebrate special occasions or simply have an unforgettable time with your favorite people. There's something special about hosting a gathering in an atmosphere that invites conversation, laughter, and good vibes. After all, what’s not to love about a laid-back gathering of friends and family that consists of hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and conversations, whether for a casual meetup or a fundraising event? Lucky for you, New York City boasts some of the best cocktail parties venues around.
Whether you want a cozy bar, a luxe lounge, or a spacious hall, there's a cocktail party in NYC to make your celebration special. Let's start with a few of the classic options:
  • Halls: For larger events, consider renting out a party hall or banquet space. These venues offer plenty of room to dance, mingle, and enjoy drinks in style.
  • Lounges: Get dressed up and step into an intimate setting with a lounge. Whether it's a swanky rooftop bar or an underground speakeasy, these venues offer some of the best cocktails and ambiance in town.
  • Restaurants: This is an obvious choice for a cocktail party venue. Restaurants can create a fun, high-energy atmosphere, with food and drinks already on the menu.
  • Private spaces: Think galleries and rooftops decks. These offer added exclusivity and provide more space for you to get creative with decorations and design.
  • Bars: These popular hangouts are prime spots for casual yet classy cocktail parties. Find one in your favorite neighborhood that offers signature drinks or a great happy hour selection.

No matter what type of venue you choose, make sure it meets all your needs for hosting a successful event.
While informal cocktail parties typically don’t require a lot of planning or preparation, the overall success of your gathering depends on the venue you choose. It needs to be big enough to accommodate all your guests, with enough space for moving about and mingling. When researching cocktail party venues, think about the size of your group, the amount of food you want to serve, and the atmosphere you desire. Different venues offer different experiences, from classic bars with rustic decor to chic rooftop spaces with panoramic views. Let go and have a good time — you'll be glad about it when all is said and done.

Reviews for cocktail party venues

Matthew M.
Backyard Paradise in West Village with Grill
was amazing - the pictures don't even do it justice. Do yourself a favor and book his space (we utilized it for an outdoor cocktail hour after getting married at our house down the street). He was so unbelievably accommodating and friendly to me and my friends, and I can...
Mary-Jane A.
Event Space, Event Venue
We loved this space! We hosted a cocktail party with dancing and it was a huge success. Irina was a pleasure to work with. She always responded quickly to all of our requests and went out of her way to accommodate us. I highly recommend this event space. We will...
Lanie W.
Unique North Beach Gallery
My husband and I rented this space for our casual/intimate cocktail wedding reception with 60 guests last week and it was perfect! Andrew went above and beyond to ensure our reception went as planned. He was very communicative (via phone/text/email) and was very accommodating/flexible. He suggested reliable local vendors and...
Deactivated U.
Historic Beautiful Brick & Timber Industrial Loft w/ Breath-taking Skyline Views
for our wedding's very true to the pictures and is even more impressive in person! We had about 140 guest >cocktail style reception and there was plenty of space to dance and mingle with impressive city views, nice bathrooms, and a bridal suite. Bethany was very accommodating...
Jai L.
N Y Event Space in Union Square
Haruko went out of her way to make sure our event was a success. Space is as advertised. We used the space for a cocktail party, Haruko helped us bring together last minute details with her creative eye. Would definitely book here again. Thanks...
John P.
N Y Event Space in Union Square
great time. The Capsule team put a lot of effort into making the space look perfect for the night of the party (the cocktail> tables that have lights that pulse to the music were a particular hit). We would recommend their services to anyone that is looking to organize...
Carol L.
Modern Industrial Manhattan / Hudson Yards Loft and Gallery for Events
We loved this space. It was just right for a birthday, cocktail, buffet, dancing dinner. Kitchen is fully operational so our caterer loved that. Plus little extra room for coat rack and the pack-and-play for a sleeping baby a plus. But mostly the staff was wonderful. Thanks to...
Chris P.
Creative Event Space and Screening Room
This was our second time here for a nonprofit fundraising cocktail hour event. Karen and the team are wonderful and accommodating. Strongly recommended...