We are always looking for new and creative places, as we love to explore the world and discover its beauty. Are you looking for the perfect venue in one of the most beautiful cities in the world? New York is the place to go as it also has wonderful reception venues to host events and organize gatherings. Join your hosts Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth as they describe their favorite reception venues in the city. They share their experience in some of these amazing places and why they’re worth the visit. Have a glimpse and feel of these beautiful places in this spotlight episode of Destination Everywhere.
Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth are travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and owners of the global meetings organization, American Meetings, Inc. From sourcing hotels to corporate event management around the world, their team selects corporate event venues and meeting planners for a wide array of enterprise business clients, providing ideas for convention themes and strategies for running global meetings and events. Learn more at www.americanmeetings.com.
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6 Unique Reception Venues In New York City
In this episode of Destination Everywhere, we will explore the six unique reception venues in New York City. Who wouldn’t want to discover where these are?
One World Observatory
Discover a destination unlike any other. The first place on the list is One World Observatory. It’s a great choice for your meetings or events. What makes this place amazing? It’s the observatory on top of one World Trade Center. It’s a great place for reception because of its floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of space for hundreds of people. The whole experience starts with an exceptional elevator ride. When it takes you to the top, you will witness an ever-changing scene of Manhattan. That experience will always be the one for the books! But, there’s more! When you get out of the elevator, you’re exposed to the city’s most astounding and breathtaking views. It’s truly wonderful, gorgeous, and the technology in that space is unbelievably great.
Central Park Zoo
The next reception venue we have is a cool and unique spot at the Central Park Zoo. You can host a reception alongside while seeing the sea lion exhibit and views of the skyline. Some of the best skyline views are from Central Park which you can do from May to November. Rent out a space and transform it into anything you like. You can even add uplighting furniture. You will certainly love the atmosphere with all of the animals. You would also love the penguins, tropical habitat, grizzly bears, snow leopards, pandas and the famous snow monkey show!
Gotham Hall In Midtown
Located in the building that once housed Greenwich Savings Bank, the iconic Gotham Hall is a great venue for a smaller group of people because it has an Oak Room. It has a lounge area for registration which is awesome for reception and also has a mezzanine for reception dinners.
A luxury rooftop venue for private events is certainly one you shouldn’t miss out on knowing. It’s the Rockefeller Center’s 620 Loft and Garden. It’s a rooftop venue that offers up-close views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which is a spectacular view any time of the day, especially when it’s lit up right on the 5th Avenue. It’s perfect for smaller gatherings that want a great view. The ease of access is also a very good thing about this place.
Next, we have a restaurant in Midtown, which is the TAO Downtown. The restaurant has this warm, Asian feel to it. It is one of the most beautifully constructed restaurant in New York City so you don’t even have to decorate at all. It’s perfect for receptions and dinners with its Asian fusion cuisine. It has four private dining rooms, so it’s a great choice for that type of situation in Midtown. In fact, you’ll see it in many production shows and movies that take place in Manhattan. If you want to have a reception and then go to dinner, this is the most exquisite place to consider.
New York Public Library
The last space we’re going to talk about is the New York Public Library. It’s probably not your first choice for receptions or any offsite venues for meetings and events, but the New York Public Library is a fantastic location because of its beautiful historic building. The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building has seven event spaces, and it’s located right in Midtown. Its location is closer to all the hotels which makes it a wonderful place to set your events!
These are the six unique and wonderful destinations for meetings and events in New York City. Be sure to check them out if you are planning for an event in this fantastic place!
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