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New York City Engagement Party Hot Spots

‘Tis the season for holiday engagements. Cue the tears of joy and pop a few bottles, y’all. Between holiday parties and gearing up to hanker down for winter, this time of year is always peppered with celebrations of love. And where better to celebrate than in the city that does the holiday season best? New York’s aglow this time of year, setting the perfect backdrop for an engagement party that none of your friends will want to miss. If you’re stumped for places to host your engagement extravaganza, we’ve got you covered. From low-key spaces in Williamsburg to a swanky upper east side hotel suite with views of the city, there’s something for every engagement party style in this round up.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Venue: The Musket Room

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City Vineyardlearn more

    Celebrate your engagement in Urban Wine Country with rooftop views of the Tribeca riverfront. As a fully-functioning winery, City Vineyard offers wine tasting, sangria blending activities, and a range of award-winning, locally-crafted wines. Give your event an extra special, personal touch with custom labeled bottles of City Winery wine to commemorate the special day!
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    Cecconi's DUMBOlearn more

      With waterfront views of the Manhattan Skyline, Cecconi’s Dumbo is a modern-day classic Italian restaurant featuring hand-made pasta, fresh seafood, and dishes from Italy using the finest ingredients. Whether you go for an intimate dinner with up to 40 guests in the private dining room or a full restaurant take over, this glamorous spot is perfect for your first pre-wedding celebration.
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      Mable's Smokehouse & Banquet Halllearn more

        A real neighborhood gem, Mable's Smokehouse & Banquet Hall is a fab place to celebrate your recent engagement while enjoying some authentic, southern BBQ, of course! The authentic charm of handmade communal tables, mismatched wooden and metal chairs, and barn wood straight from a farm in upstate NY evoke the feelings of nostalgia, warmth and the lure of the South.
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        Andaz 5th Avenuelearn more

          Grab your soon-to-be-spouse and a bunch of friends and head Andaz 5th Avenue — an intimate space designed to feel like your own New York loft. Complete with an open kitchen and a private outdoor courtyard, think of it as a place where you can have that much-fantasized-about backyard garden party, but with enough space for your guests to actually sprawl out.
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          Le Fanfarelearn more

          Named of Brooklyn’s most romantic restaurants, Le Fanfare is the perfect spot to kick off the engagement party festivities. With long communal tables, farm-sourced Italian dishes, and elegant mid-century decor, you and your guests will be feeling the love at this elegant eatery.
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          Ophelialearn more

          Perched high above the East Village atop of this esteemed architecture of the Big Apple, this art deco tower has classic New York sophistication written all over it. Head here to pop open the bubbly for an engagement party that’s trés chic.
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          620 Loft & Gardenlearn more

          The breathtaking loft and landmark garden space, complete with a reflecting pool, overlooks St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Fifth Avenue making the perfect NYC spot to celebrate your newly announced engagement, or wedding. Planning a holiday season gathering? The view from 620 Loft & Garden also includes the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and ice skating rink. Doesn’t get more classic than this! 
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          Rainbow Roomlearn more

          The quintessential NYC party spot, the Rainbow Room, sits on the 65th story of 30 Rock (yes, *that* 30 Rock, as in Rockefeller Plaza). Surrounded by the Manhattan skyline and dripping in 1930s New York glamour, this spot has seen its share of unforgettable celebrations. Book your own gathering at the iconic venue and take over the warm indoor space that’s decked out in crystals, and snag a few engagement photos on the outdoor deck with the stunning city skyline as your backdrop. 
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          Brooklyn Grangelearn more

          Sip a little whiskey while watching the sunset over the New York Skyline, all in the name of love and organic farming at rooftop engagement venue hotspot Brooklyn Grange.
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          Loews Regency New York Hotellearn more

          As sophisticated and glamorous as its Park Avenue location, this Loews Regency Hotel offers a great space for an Upper East Side engagement party with panache. Check out the terrace suites for awesome views of the city and plenty of entertaining space.
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          The Skylarklearn more

          The Skylark is the perfect spot for your midtown New York Engagement party. It delivers a classically-styled cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Hudson River, The Empire State Building, and Midtown Manhattan. You and your crew will have views every A-lister would kill for! Thirty stories up in the beating heart of New York City, this classically-styled cocktail lounge will give you Don Draper vibes for a Mad Men style soiree. 
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          The Musket Roomlearn more

          You'll have a night to remember, embracing your loved ones in this hallowed space of modern design and delightful decorum in the stunning restaurant of The Musket Room.
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          Ladurée Soho

          SoHo, New York, New York
          Their name precedes them, and with good reason; Laudrée is an established designer pastry palace, and it's come from across the pond (France to be exact) dripping in exquisite details. Your epicurious loved ones will celebrate your milestone with gold accents, bright colored cookies, all from under a canopy of spring blossoming trees.
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          Witness Aptlearn more

          This midtown New York apartment is the perfect engagement party spot for 30 of your closest friends and family. Set in the heart of NYC city, you will have skyline views as you nosh, nibble and nest in this newly minted design darling.
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          Charlie Bird Restaurantlearn more

          The rad space, delicious food and awesome King Street location have led Charlie Bird to being one of the most popular spots in Manhattan right now. Book the private space for a small engagement celebration with your immediate family to share the big news, or opt for a full restaurant buyout and party with your whole NY social set.
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          Tijuana Picniclearn more

          Considering a destination wedding in Mexico? Kick it off with an engagement party steeped in agave and warming tequila. Tijuana Picnic is a two-story throwback to 1970s Mexico, right in the heart of the Lower East Side.
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          Marta at The Redbury New Yorklearn more

          Smack-dab in the middle of NoMad, The Redbury offers plenty of gathering spaces with that only-in-New York feel. Head to the outdoor terrace for an intimate engagement party under the stars, or book in with your crew for pizzas and bubbly at Danny Meyer’s Marta.
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          Nickel & Dinerlearn more

          This 1920s inspired diner setting is anything but old fashioned. With glossy teal leather banquettes, globe lighting and a cool wraparound bar, this is a space you could easily book exclusively for a major engagement party or book a private dining room to enjoy a more intimate celebration.
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          Sunday in Brooklynlearn more

          Take your pick of private, sun-filled spaces at Sunday in Brooklyn and know that your engagement party will be filled with great food, great wine and the very best company. This beautiful restaurant in Williamsburg makes party hosting feel as easy as Sunday morning. 
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          The Foundrylearn more

          This 19th century foundry is one of New York’s favorite wedding venues, and it’s just as great a venue for an engagement party. Check out the interior greenhouse for a space that’s ivy clad and just the right size for a casual cocktail party. 
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          Freemans Restaurantlearn more

          Gather round this family sized table and enjoy in season fare to accompany your year long lovefest at Freemans Tavern.
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          Music Hall of Williamsburglearn more

          This music venue is an awesome setting for celebrating your engagement. Whether you opt to take over the spot with your friends and family for a show of your own, or attend one of the concerts in their lineup with just a handful of close friends, you’re pretty much guaranteed to spend the night with a cold beer in your hand and a huge smile on your face.
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          Blanca NYC

          East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
          Are you looking for a really unique engagement party spot in Brooklyn? Blanca is one hot spot. Reservations are available online 30 days before the date of the reservation OR you can join the waiting list, so imagine if you hosted a private event here for up to 12 guests. Bridal party perhaps? 
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          The Garret East

          East Village, New York, New York
          This Garret East is a cute little hotspot that opened up in 2015. You can host events here, or sit at one of the quaint little dinner tables for up to 20. The fun part is that you get to ring a doorbell before you enter this cozy restaurant setting that feels like you are at a friends house for dinner. 

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