The 10 Best Banquet Halls in Manhattan



Manhattan is a great place to host your next banquet. It offers an array of venues, with beautiful waterfront or penthouse views or elegantly preserved historical architectural designs, all of which make for an unforgettable experience.

We have compiled a list of the best banquet halls in Manhattan, in no particular order, to make your planning a little easier. We looked at WeddingWire reviews and Here Comes the Guide to determine which were the most highly recommended. While you choose the perfect banquet hall, you might want to learn more about Manhattan catering to help you find the best catering services for your banquet. To help you check the next item off your list, we can provide quotes from competing catering companies when you share your event details with us.

1. Houston Hall


This rustic-looking, vintage hall is perfect for your next family or company banquet. With exposed brick, wooden tables, and a homey vibe, this venue can fit up to 300 guests at your sit-down food-oriented affair. Dress it up with decor or let the elegant stone archways and wood rafters and adornments create the vibe you want on their own. You may want to check out some great catering from the nearby Greenwich Village.

2. Hotel Plaza Athenee


The luxury banquet rooms at Hotel Plaza Athenee offer elegance, sophistication, and an intimate setting for your next banquet. They have a main room that seats up to 100 guests and a smaller dining room for 20 in an adjacent space. While you’re considering this venue, take a look at some Upper East Side catering options nearby.

3. The Plaza Hotel


The Plaza Hotel is a spectacular location for any occasion, and there are many different beautiful rooms to choose from for your banquet. From the Grand Ballroom with its shimmering chandelier, stately pillars, and ornate finishes with a banquet capacity for 500, to the bright, royally designed Terrace Room that can fit 370 guests, this venue offers banquet spaces that are one of a kind, with a rich history behind them. After looking at this venue, see the catering options Hell’s Kitchen has to offer.

4. NoMo SoHo


This venue is versatile, upscale, and modern, with three different rooms to choose from to fit the size and type of space you want for your banquet: the library with a private dining room, the NoMo kitchen and bar space, or their gallery and outdoor terrace. For some excellent nearby catering, take a look at our SoHo neighborhood page.

5. Cipriani Wall Street


The historical and beautifully restored Cipriani Wall Street is a large and impressive venue for your next banquet. From the 70-foot, vaulted ceilings to the details on the floor, ceiling, and pillars, this elegant venue is sure to impress your guests. You might consider getting some catering from TriBeCa nearby.

6. Manhattan Penthouse on 5th Avenue


This venue provides a beautiful penthouse view for up to 200 guests. The view shows Times Square and the Empire State Building through their elegant, arched windows. Their wooden floors and warm, bright finishes add to the charm of this room. If you’re looking for local catering, we’re connected with the best caterers in Greenwich Village.

7. Pier A Harbor House


Located right on the waterfront where your guests will be able to see the Statue of Liberty, this venue has a number of spaces you could use for your banquet. You can use their beautiful meeting space, their rustic Oyster House, or their picnic-style deck area. Whichever one you choose, you’ll want to take a look at some catering for your banquet in Battery City Park down the street.

8. Lotte New York Palace


Boasting 26 different indoor and outdoor event spaces that can fit from 40 to 650 people, you’re sure to find the right size and style of venue for your banquet at Lotte New York Palace. Some of their most elegant rooms include the oval-shaped Villard Ballroom, with its breathtaking chandelier and Gilded Age design, to the slightly smaller Hubbard Ballroom, which includes two simply designed separate rooms that can be used together. While you’re looking in the neighborhood, you might as well see some of the local catering in Hell’s Kitchen.

9. Park Hyatt New York


The Onyx Room and Foyer at Park Hyatt New York can fit 45 to 450 guests in its bright, white-and-watercolor-paneled space. If you need a smaller space, you’ll want to use their Bevy room, which features modern, simple art in its design. You’ll need some amazing catering for your banquet, too, which you can find right around the corner in Hell’s Kitchen.


10. The Water Club


Featuring three private rooms to choose from for your event, with outdoor terraces and cozy fireplaces, this waterfront venue would make the perfect location for your next banquet. Each space has a bright, open feel, with windows all around so that your guests can enjoy their view of the water. Also, it’s next to Murray Hill, where you can find some tasty food for your guests to enjoy.

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