Reception Venues

Here are some great ideas for reception venues to complement your Central Park Wedding. Reserve your wedding online so we can help you to coordinate every aspect of your special day! Contact us for more info.

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Italian

  • A Voce Columbus$$$$
    Location: 10 Columbus Circle | New York, NY 10019
    Capacity: 500 | Brunello & Barolo Room: 100 reception 66 seated
    Website: A Voce Columbus

    Ideally located within Time Warner Center, A Voce Columbus is just steps away from shopping, theaters, hotels, meeting spaces, and more. From intimate gatherings and business meetings to spectacular events, you and your guests will enjoy the highest quality of service and incredible food in a welcoming and sophisticated oasis.


  • Alfredo of Rome$$$
    Location: 4 W. 49th Street | New York, NY 10020
    Capacity: 125 | Cicciolina Room: up to 80 seated
    Website: Alfredo of Rome

    In it's Rockefeller Center location, Alfredo of Rome joins its award-winning predecessors at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World and the original Alfredo of Rome where in 1914, the original fettuccine Alfredo was invented. New York's new 8000 square foot installment offers a contemporary twist on the classic Roman fare that made Alfredo a household name and, of course, the irresistible only original Fettuccine Alfredo. Celebrities and heads of state have made Alfredo's their home away from home. Alfredo N.Y. is no exception. What attracts them? May be it's the heralded authentic Italian cuisine or perhaps the often talked about wine list (winner of the Wine spectator award from 2001-2009). Certainly the Hirschfield's adorning the walls can't help but draw attention. The Cicciolina, Tiber & Baccus rooms can be combined/divided to accommodate parties as few as 10 or as many as 80 seated or up to 125 for a cocktail reception.


  • Carmine's Midtown$$
    Location: 200 West 44th Street | New York, NY 10036
    Capacity: 200 | Semi Private Dining Room 3: 45-60
    Website: Carmine's Midtown

    Carmine's is a true New York tradition, renowned for preparing the finest Southern Italian cuisine served family style in abundant portions. Our restaurant is dedicated to quality, service, and detail. Our professional events staff makes Carmine's a one-stop hospitality shop that attends to all of your needs. Corporate dinners, meetings, pre- or post-theatre groups, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, movie premieres, or Broadway openings: let us create an event to be remembered! Our second floor offers a private dining room complete with a mahogany bar, private restrooms, coat check, and handicap access. The room accommodates up to 200 guests and boasts expansive windows reflecting the excitement of Times Square. For smaller groups of 15 or more, our plush velvet drapes can section off the room for semi-private dining. We can coordinate all of your event needs including décor, entertainment, audio-visual requirements, and menu cards.


  • Dopo Teatro - Trattoria$$
    Location: 125 W 44th Street | New York, NY 10036
    Capacity: 330 | Theatre Room: 40 | Garden Room: 50
    Website: Trattoria Dopo Teatro

    Each room is unique with its own charm, yet never strays from the restaurant's overall feeling of a beautiful Italian villa. The entire restaurant can accommodate parties of up to 330 people.


  • Fagiolini on 40th$$
    Location: 120 E. 40th St. | New York, NY 10016
    Capacity: 50 | 15-125 people in private party rooms
    Website: Fagiolini on 40th

    Located in the heart of midtown, just 2 blocks from Grand Central, Fagiolini on 40th offers Classic Italian Cuisine with attentive service in a warm & welcoming ambience. Group packages are available at multiple price levels in semi-private spaces and private rooms for groups of 12-150, designed to meet all budget goals. All menus can be modified to meet your particular needs. We cater to all social events...rehearsal dinners, weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, showers & birthday celebrations. Cocktail Parties, Fundraisers and Holiday Parties are also specialties of Fagiolini on 40th which has been serving a loyal clientele for over 37 years. Available 7 days for private events.

 

American

  • Astra
    Location: 979 3rd Ave | Ste 1401 (between 58th St & 59th St) | New York, NY 10022
    Capacity: 20 - 300 guests
    Website: Astra

    A café by day, Astra is an ideal location for New York City private events. Located in mid-town Manhattan's exclusive Decoration & Design building, the panoramic river view from Astra's large fourteenth floor terrace is only one of its spectacular offerings. Under the direction of Chef de Cuisine Adam Bordonaro, the kitchen turns out personalized menus from cocktails and hors d'oeuvre to full dining, while General Manager Gavin Murphy presides over the airy event space with sophisticated but friendly service. We can provide unforgettable fine dining catering for both corporate and social events.

    From an intimate dinner in either of Astra's two small dining rooms or library lounge, to a gala affair for 300 guests, Astra provides a variety of catering event options and unsurpassed personal attention. Unique in concept, Astra offers both onsite and full service catering that combines serene elegance and urban sophistication with world-class cuisine. Whether it is your social or business event, from weddings to corporate fundraisers, Astra is a premiere New York city event space serving world renowned cuisine of the Charlie Palmer Group.


  • Eleven Madison Park$$$$
    Location: 11 Madison Ave (at 24th St) | New York, NY 10011
    Capacity: up to 50 for private room
    Website: Eleven Madison Park

    Eleven Madison Park expresses the spirit of grand New York dining with executive chef Daniel Humm's masterfully prepared pure, market-driven cuisine.

    Eleven Madison Park is a stunning location for private occasions of all sizes. Our two magnificent balcony-level private dining rooms overlook the main dining room and offer spectacular views of Madison Square Park through 20-foot windows. The smaller room seats 18, the larger room up to 32; or for larger parties, the rooms can be combined to accommodate up to 50 people. The entire restaurant is also available for private functions.


  • Riverpark$$$
    Location: 450 E 29th St | New York, NY 10016
    Website: Riverpark

    Eleven Madison Park expresses the spirit of grand New York dining with executive chef Daniel Humm's masterfully prepared pure, market-driven cuisine.

    Eleven Madison Park is a stunning location for private occasions of all sizes. Our two magnificent balcony-level private dining rooms overlook the main dining room and offer spectacular views of Madison Square Park through 20-foot windows. The smaller room seats 18, the larger room up to 32; or for larger parties, the rooms can be combined to accommodate up to 50 people. The entire restaurant is also available for private functions.


  • The Four Seasons Restaurant$$$$
    Location: 99 E 52nd St (between Madison Ave & Park Ave) | New York, NY 10022
    Website: The Four Seasons Restaurant

    No restaurant is a better symbol of Manhattan than the Four Seasons. With a celebrity clientele and delicious cuisine, it is beloved by New Yorkers and a must-see destination for anyone who enjoys of the buzz of locals at play. Named the "Favorite Restaurant in the World", by Town & Country, it features an award-winning menu of American seasonal specialties, created by locally grown ingredients.

    The restaurant has two dining rooms. With its bubbling marble pool and canopy of seasonally changing trees, the Pool Room is airy and romantic, with oceans of space between the tables. The Grill Room has soaring two-story windows and French walnut-paneled walls, the finest installation of its kind in the US. Here you will find the restaurant's legendary wooden bar - perfect for a quick lunch or cocktail.

 

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French

  • Daniel$$$$
    Location: 60 E 65th St | New York, NY 10065
    Capacity: up to 140 guests
    Website: Daniel

    DANIEL offers a dining experience that excites the senses: an elegant and vibrant ambiance, gracious service and a delectable menu in the heart of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Chef Daniel Boulud's award winning contemporary French cuisine is inspired by the rhythm of the seasons. The distinctive setting has just been thoroughly redesigned, adding a layer of fresh, contemporary furnishings and finishes over the restaurant's grand neo-classical architecture. In the warm and welcoming Bar & Lounge guests savor creative cocktails, an a la carte menu and delectable late night desserts.

    The gradeur of Restaurant DANIEL and its legendary cuisine lend themselves to elegant weddings for couples with gourmet palates. Celebrate in either our intimate Bellecour Room (90 guests seated or for your wedding ceremony) or the breathtaking Main Dining Room (140 guests seated). Our Private Dining Event staff will orchestrate your celebration flawlessly customizing a delectable seasonal menu and specially selected wine pairings a beautiful cake created just for you by our Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel and artful floral design by L'Olivier.


  • Per Se$$$$
    Location: 10 Columbus Cir (between Broadway & W Central Park) | New York, NY 10019
    Capacity: 10-145 guests
    Website: Per Se

    Per Se is the urban interpretation of The French Laundry. You will see the connection in symbols (the blue door, the fireplace, the garden) and in the earthy materials (wood, marble and granite, the rough copper floor tiles). And you will see a connection in the food, in the cornet, which opens all the meals as it does at both restaurants, and the Oysters and Pearls, the French Laundry classic. Because of its setting in the center of Manhattan, Per Se has its own distinct identity, but we try never to lose sight of where we began.

    Each day we create two unique nine-course tasting menus - a chef's tasting and a tasting of vegetables - each a series of smaller, focused dishes that all feature distinct ingredients. What we want you to experience is that sense of surprise when you taste something so new, so exciting, so comforting, so delicious, you think, "wow" - and then it's all gone. We want the peak of sensation on the palate to be all that you feel.


  • Jean-Georges$$$$
    Location: 1 Central Park West | New York, NY 10023
    Website: Jean-Georges

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of only five Three Michelin-Starred chefs in New York City. His other restaurants include the highly praised Mercer Kitchen, Spice Market and Perry Street. The outstanding cuisine from Jean Georges restaurant sets the very highest standards in quality and service. One of the few Forbes Five-Star & AAA Five-Diamond restaurants to also be awarded The New York Times top rating, Jean Georges is one of the New York's finest dining destinations. The restaurant features a superbly crafted menu, blending French, American and Indochinese ingredients. The visually stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and the impressive tableside preparations add to the appeal, promising a singular experience every time.


  • La Grenouille$$$$
    Location: 3 E 52nd St | New York, NY 10022
    Capacity: 20+ guests
    Website: La Grenouille

    La Grenouille serves classic French cuisine and spontaneous creations in a glowing setting that many consider home. Our cuisine and our bouquets of fresh flowers reflect the spontaneous selection of seasonal products. Our private party room upstairs features a wood-burning fireplace, Juliette balconies, high ceilings topped with a sun drenched skylight. The room was once the home of the painter Bernard Lamotte, who along with his friend Antoine de Saint Exupéry (author of "Le Petit Prince") hosted many parties with Greta Garbo, Jean Gabin and Charlie Chaplin. The room continues to host extraordinary events in a setting comfortable for parties of 20 guests or more.

 

Others

  • Ocean Grill - SEAFOOD$$$
    Location: 384 Columbus Ave (between 77th St & 78th St) | New York, NY 10024
    Capacity: Capacity: up to 150 guests seated, up to 220 guests limited seating
    Website: Ocean Grill

    Docked directly across the street from the Museum of Natural History, Ocean Grill is a luxury liner on land. A fabulous New York seafood restaurant with fresh sushi, raw bar selections and long-time signatures, like the crab crusted Mahi Mahi, continue to impress seafood lovers across the city. Enjoy the chef's rotating menu of simply grilled fish, matched with any one of our speciality sauces - whatever you choose, make sure you save room for dessert!


  • Marea - SEAFOOD$$$$
    Location: 240 Central Park S | New York, NY 10019
    Website: Marea

    Chef Michael White redefines the seascape of high-end Italian cuisine with the opening of his third New York City restaurant, Marea. The regional foods of Italy are heavily influenced by ingredients drawn from the four bodies of water that surround the boot, and at Marea, Chef White presents a fresh interpretation of Italian coastal cuisine. The menu reads like a study of the sea: Santa Barbara Sea Urchin with Lardo and Lobster with Burrata and Eggplant Funghetto share the stage with Seaweed-Marinated East Coast Halibut and Sea Scallops with Endive and Bagna Cauda. The fish, sourced from both the Mediterranean and waters worldwide, stays true to the Mediterranean flavor profile adding to the authenticity of the restaurant. The elements that Chef Michael White is known for - superb cuisine, seamless service, award-winning wine programs and, above all else, style - commingle at Marea as the tide rolls in on Central Park South.


  • EN Japanese Brasserie - JAPANESE$$$$
    Location: 435 Hudson St | New York, NY 10014
    Website: EN Japanese Brasserie

    Experience traditional Japanese dining in a beautiful, authentic Japanese restaurant located in the West Village of Manhattan. We are a modern izakaya, a relaxed style of dining that centers on a procession of tapas-style small plates. Like we do in Japan, we cook with the seasons, and savor the peak flavor of ingredients. We adhere to the fundamentals of Japanese cooking: respecting the ingredients and their natural flavors, cooking in the moment, and not doing too much. We have created an extensive menu, featuring dishes as fresh tofu (prepared six times a night), saikyo miso black cod, stoe cooking: respecting the ingredients and their natural flavors, cooking in the moment, and not doing too much. We have creahave also prepared a signature EN Kaiseki set menu, a sequence of eight extraordinary presentations. To compliment your dining experience, we have developed an extensive list of small-batch, artisanal sake and shochu to complement your dining experience.


  • ilili - MIDDLE EASTERN, MEDITERRANEAN$$$
    Location: 236 5th ave (between 27th & 28th St) | New York, NY 10001
    Capacity: 12 - 300 guests
    Website: ilili

    Traditional meets sophistication at ilili, New York City's premier contemporary Lebanese restaurant offering inspired Mediterranean cuisine. Ilili's menu mixes authetic Lebanese dishes with modern Mediterranean influences to create a culinary journey for the paalte and senses. Complementing the international cuisine, ilili offers an impressive wine list that includes wines from all over the world and features favorites from Lebanon and the Mediterranean. The restaurant's décor echoes the diverse menu, combining the architectural richness of Old Lebanon with an attitude and style that is unmistakably New York. A DJ sets the mood with music from around the globe and soft, amber lighting punctuated by candles create a sexy, sophisticated atmosphere in which to enjoy a relaxed meal. The cuisine, décor, and ambience come together to create a new world for your sense to explore, whispering gently in your ear, ilili.


  • Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - STEAKHOUSE$$$$
    Location: 1221 Avenue of the Americas (between 48th & 49th St) | New York, NY 10020
    Website: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago. We embody the rich tradition of fine American steak houses, amazing guests through our impeccable chef-driven cuisine, extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. We offer our guests an unforgettable experience in a stunning, energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs or a grand night on the town. The cornerstone of the Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House menu is aged USDA Prime Beef. We serve only the best hand-cut steaks, chops and freshest seafood, including Australian cold water lobster tails. We use the freshest ingredients to create mouthwatering appetizers, flavorful side dishes and irresistible desserts. Our sommeliers are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine list and our bartenders will lift your spirits with hand-shaken martinis and crafted cocktails. We offer our guests an unforgettable experience in a stunning, energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs or a grand night on the town.


  • Candle 79 - VEGAN$$$
    Location: 154 E 79th St | New York, NY 10075
    Website: Candle 79

    We at Candle 79 are dedicated to your health through our commitment to excellent vegetarian cuisine. Our inspired creations are comprised of a seasonal array of organic ingredients. This means that the food is grown without the use of pesticides and other chemicals which have debilitating consequences for both our farmlands and our health. By supporting organic farming and avoiding animal products, we acknowledge the interconnectedness of environmental, spiritual and physical well-being. We are delighted to nourish your body with delicious meals served in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. We invite you to enjoy the good foods that come fresh from the farm to your table.


  • Victor's Café 52 - CUBAN$$$
    Location: 236 W 52nd St (between 8th Ave & Broadway) | New York, NY 10019
    Capacity: Capacity: 10 - 300 guests
    Website: Victor's Café 52

    Traditional Cuban dishes are greatly influenced by people from four continents: The native Arawak Indians and those who migrated to the Island through generations of discovery and settlement. The cultures that had the most influences on Cuban food, music and dancing where Arawak, Spanish, African, French and Chinese. The culinary repertoire at Victor's Café includes the most delicious authentic dishes combined with exclusive creations that represent an evolution of Cuban cuisine. Signature dishes include Victor's famous black bean soup, traditional shredded beef "Ropa Vieja", must try are Victor's tropical style sangria and the best mojito in New York.

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