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Lisa Brooks · Married on 01/19/2020
40th Birthday Celebration
I cannot say enough about Sam and his amazing team! As an event planner, I work in so many venues and really appreciate great service and friendly knowledgeable professionals. From the initial conversation through the close of the event, we experienced first class hospitality and top notch service, not to mention delicious food and a memorable experience. You can really tell that the staff loves their job, but people as well. I would absolutely work with Sam and his team again! I'm looking forward to introducing my clients to their sister locations Sassy & Alger House which we had a privilege of touring during the planning process.Sent on 02/29/2020
kate feiner · Married on 10/19/2019
Love this venue
I am so glad I booked this venue for my wedding! The value is simply amazing. Monika was an absolute saint. She was so communicative and accommodating, even after the wedding. Our guests raved about the food and drinks. Not one bad item on the menu for dinner or cocktail hour, we were told. Seriously, this venue is a great decision. Plus, the views are gorgeous, and guests had so much fun taking photos.Sent on 10/30/2019
Stephanie · Married on 10/13/2019
Best Value in NYC!
We really believe this is the best wedding venue in NYC. No question, it’s the best value for the location. We booked the venue almost a full 2 years in advance, and the whole planning process with them couldn’t have been smoother.
About two months before we attended a tasting where we got to try samples of some of the appetizers and entrees (we fell in love with the pumpkin ravioli, highly recommend!). It was great to have an evening in the space, try the food/wine, and see the amazing 360 views of sunset.
The entire staff here is amazing. Monika made sure the planning went smoothly, and took care of menu planning for our gluten free/vegan guests. The wait staff and bartenders during the event were attentive and kind. We got many compliments from our guests both on how good the food was and how excellent the service was. Thank you for everything!Sent on 11/09/2019
Sarah · Married on 10/05/2019
Amazing Service and Hidden Gem
Manhattan Penthouse is the absolute definition of hidden gem wedding venue in the middle of Manhattan. I am so so lucky that my now husband and I stumbled upon this amazing venue for our wedding. The food was amazing, our guests raved about the cocktail hour and the views were absolute perfection. I cannot say enough nice things about Monika. She was so accommodating in every single way and was always quick to respond to my questions. She truly made our experience seamless and made all of our additional request for the reception (like substituting in different alcohols) happen. She allowed us to drop off items a few days before our reception, which made the days leading up to the event much less stressful for us and allowed us to come back through out the day after our wedding to pick up anything that was leftover. We loved our experience at the Penthouse. Thank you again, Monika! You were the best!!Sent on 10/22/2019
Valerie Castro · Married on 09/13/2019
Classic and classy NYC wedding venue
Finding an affordable option in the city for an all in one venue was a challenge until we fell in love with the Manhattan Penthouse. The price was right and the in-house catering was a big plus for us. The food was delicious and there is a variety to choose from. The views of uptown and downtown Manhattan are unforgettable and the bar area is classic old New York. Monika was a pro to work with, made everything very easy and accommodated all of our requests. Highly recommend!Sent on 09/24/2019
A.B. Friedman · Married on 09/08/2019
Manhattan Penthouse was an absolutely amazing venue for my wedding. From the moment I saw the lovely, light-filled space and met with the fantastic Monika, I knew this was the best place to hold both our ceremony and reception. (Plus, for an NYC wedding, the convenient location can't be beat). Throughout the wedding planning process, Monika couldn't have been more responsive and helpful. She made the whole process smooth and as stress-free as possible. The day of the wedding everything ran seamlessly, and our guests had a wonderful time. I loved how thoughtfully the space was set up, with a cocktail/bar area for cocktail hour, and a big ballroom for both the ceremony and the reception, as well as a lovely little "bridal suite" off to the side where I could get ready beforehand. I would certainly recommend this place to brides and grooms looking for an elegant and well-run wedding venue in NYC!Sent on 09/13/2019
A R B · Married on 07/13/2019
We just got married at the Manhattan Penthouse. Monika, Jeno and Glenn did an amazing job in making our wedding memorable. They were flexible in what we wanted, attentive to detail and available to answer questions. The venue is beautiful with amazing views of New York City and the food was delicious. They really went out of their way to make our day special. Would highly recommend!Sent on 08/04/2019
Jessica Weiss · Married on 11/03/2018
Manhattan Penthouse was an absolutely amazing venue for our wedding. The food was great and received rave reviews from our guests. We absolutely love the layout of the space. The grand windows with the city views provided a magnificent backdrop to our ceremony and reception and was a hit with guests taking many photos. Monika and Jeno were both fantastic to work with and really cared about our event making sure it went off without a hitch. We had a few special requests and they catered to them without hesitation. You really can’t go wrong with Manhattan Penthouse for your event, highly recommended.Sent on 11/13/2018
Yelena · Married on 10/06/2018
Beautiful Affordable Venue
I was looking for a place with a view for a winter wedding in NYC and Manhattan Penthouse certainly has it! A beautiful north and south view of the NYC skyline. Once we met with Jeno and Monika we knew we were in good hands. They were very easy to communicate with and you can just feel the professionalism and experience in every encounter.Sent on 02/02/2019
We (and all our guests) were incredibly impressed with the service starting with the overall setup, decorations, They made sure to cater to our needs and offer wonderful guidance to make the flow of the event an amazing party. This venue is sure to blow your guests mind and will make planning a wedding a walk in the park. They handled everything from setup, food, drinks, decorations, and cleanup. They have everything you need and everything you didn't think you need.
Natia · Married on 09/07/2018
Monika is your girl!
Manhattan Penthouse is absolutely amazing. All of our guests raved about the view and the food. The venue is very spacious, we had about 80 guests but there was room for a lot more. They customized our wedding exactly as we wanted and had no issue with anything we asked for! We worked very closely with Monika from the beginning until the very end. She was an absolute delight. She answered all of our questions very promptly and was very easy to work with. She worked hard to make sure our day went smoothly by coordinating everything up to the wedding and also being our day of coordinator throughout the wedding. She was extremely helpful and really made our day special. We thank her and the crew at Manhattan Penthouse for everything they do. Monika made sure we had 0 worries day of. We promise that you will love this venue! The view is amazing and the food was delicious. The bridal suite was very convenient and Monika really did make the process smooth and we want to give a special shout out to her. We highly recommend Manhattan Penthouse and Monika, you will not be disappointed!Sent on 01/12/2019
Esther · Married on 07/21/2018
We loved Manhattan Penthouse! The space was just perfect for us and our guests (120). Monika was incredibly wonderful and responsive. The week of the wedding--I must have been emailing 2-5 times a day and she responded quickly and eased my worries. We had both the ceremony and reception there. Staff were very friendly. My husband and I had our own server who wrapped everything we didn't finish and made sure our glasses were refilled. The captain we had was Glen and he was super wonderful and friendly. Monika is on top of the ball and has a lot of experience. She exceeded our expectations!Sent on 08/18/2018
Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue's reply:Dear Esther, Thank you for your review. Monika helps create a spirit in our company that makes our days very enjoyable. Glen is a special captain. They and most all of our staff have worked for us many years and created a sense of family. I wish you good health and happiness. Sam Milliken, President
Rebecca · Married on 04/08/2018
I had the pleasure of working with both Monika and Jeno from the Manhattan Penthouse while planning my wedding this month. Everyone at the venue was so professional and willing to work with us at every step. The space is gorgeous and the fact that the catering is built in is a huge plus. They handled everything on the day of so well and were so helpful during planning. It is the perfect venue for an NYC wedding.Sent on 04/17/2018
Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue's reply:Dear Rebecca, Thank you very very much for your review. Yes, we are lucky to have Monika and Jeno for many years. All our staff stay with us a long time. We don't let staff go when they get old. Jimmy retired after 43 years. Iris retired after 25 years. We have grand children of former staff. Loyalty is important to us. Sam Milliken, President
Gladys · Married on 01/05/2018
Professional manager and staff. I have been working with them over 15 years for two events I coordinate each year (equivalent of two weddings each year). I would never do it anywhere else. They never disappoint!! Jeno Steiner and his staff provide top notch service. The space is transformed beautifully and looks magical. The service throughout my events is outstanding. I recommend The Penthouse to everyone!Sent on 04/20/2018
Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue's reply:Dear Gladys, Thank you so much. Jeno and Monika are amazing, and a lot of us have worked together for very long, enjoy helping clients very much, and take each job as a challenge to try to make everything better. Sam Milliken, President
James · Married on 12/31/2017
Monika and Jeno ae great peopleSent on 03/28/2018
Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue's reply:We are very lucky to have Monika and Jeno aboard, - for over 15 years. They went to hospitality school together in Budapest and came to the US where Monika was at the Downtown Athletic Club until it's demise, and Jeno worked for a catering company in Miami. Then they joined each other in my company and are a great delight to me every day in our wonderful business. Thank you for your comment.
Lisa · Married on 10/22/2017
Jeno and his staff did a great job on our wedding day to set up a magical space that was the ideal setting for our wedding. The space looked great and they all handled our day of stresses with composure. The food provided by the in-house caterer was also delicious and gave us plenty of options to choose from. Leading up to the big day, Jeno was great to coordinate with and was always super responsive to any of our questions.
On top of all the compliments on the team, you can't beat the view at this venue! Views of midtown and downtown surround the space and both our out of town and local guests definitely enjoyed the background to the evening.Sent on 12/17/2017
Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue's reply:Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for writing your nice review. Jeno is great and is super helpful in the office too and wonderful to be around. Makes our day so pleasant. Sam Milliken, President
Kristen · Married on 04/30/2017
We were looking for a great venue within our budget and came across Manhattan Penthouse, as soon as we went for our first tour, we fell in love with the space. The views of the city are incredible, windows from all sides give you amazing views of the skyline. In addition, working with Monika was amazing. She was always super helpful and responsive about any questions I asked her. My husband is a chef so we had a tasting before we even officially booked the venue and then had another tasting, in which they accommodated a special request for him. The chef was very open to any suggestions my husband had, and the food was great on our wedding day. Everything else was great too, Monika helped set up and decorate the day of the wedding and coordinated everything. They also have a bridal room which was perfect so my bridesmaids and I could all get ready right at the venue and not have to worry about traveling from hair and makeup. We had a pretty small wedding with less than 50 guests, they set up the space perfectly for our small wedding but they also accommodate much larger parties. I highly recommend Manhattan Penthouse and Monika!Sent on 06/03/2017
Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue's reply:Thank you, Kristen, for your good rating. Monika helps our whole organization a lot. She's great. I'm very happy you had a great reception. Sam Milliken, President
James · Married on 12/18/2016
Early last year my wife and I started the long process of wedding planning, and we started by looking for our venue. We were slightly unique in that we had to plan our NYC wedding from London, without the chance to meeting vendors in person or visiting venues. On our list of must-haves was a team that we could trust, a venue that fit in our budget, and a venue that would capture the beauty of our wedding. We came across Alger House / Manhattan Penthouse on nymag.com and when we read the reviews we knew that we had to give them a call. We originally spoke with Sam, who then got us in touch with Jeno to work out the detail, and from those initial calls we knew that this was the venue for us.Sent on 01/22/2017
When we read the reviews, we thought that maybe the description of how helpful Jeno is might have been exaggerated. We can say that they are 100% accurate. Jeno has to be the most responsive, helpful, friendly catering manager / event coordinator / maitre'd in NYC. We were shocked to get replies from him to emails on weekends, evenings (in NY time) and usually within hours (if not minutes) from sending them. It cannot be overstated at how much at ease this made us due to the anxiety we had in planning this from overseas. Throughout the nearly nine months of planning he gave us the comfort that everything was going to work out -- and it did.
Manhattan Penthouse is absolutely amazing. We had family and friends visiting from six states and three countries and for some this was their first time in NYC. What an amazing view they had to welcome them. One side is a clear view of the Freedom Tower, and on the other, the Empire State Building.
The catering was absolutely one of the highlights. We received so many compliments on the quality of the food.
We could go on and on, but the most important thing to us is that we had the most perfect wedding, in the most perfect venue, in the most perfect city, and Manhattan Penthouse and the team were a big part of that. Thank you!
beverly · Married on 10/08/2016
We had our wedding at the Alger House location, and Monika was our coordinator. She was very insightful, incredibly patient and accommodating, and did not hesitate to go out of her way to ensure our wedding was exactly what we had envisioned. Her experience in coordinating weddings is apparent from the get go and she wasn't shy to make suggestions and/or point out issues that may interrupt or make the flow of the wedding unnecessarily awkward. She also went out of her way to allow us to come in the day before (they were not booked that day) to set everything up. Because of her experience, our wedding was more than we could have hoped it could be. We would not hesitate to recommend the Alger House for a beautiful, intimate wedding and particularly Monika. We don't think our vision would have been possible without her.Sent on 08/22/2016
Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue's reply:Thank you so much, Beverly. We aim for our best every day. Sam Milliken, President
Amanda · Married on 10/02/2016
You can tell that the staff of MP has a lot of experience. Literally nothing can ruffle this crowd. Even though I was physically ill from nerves on my wedding morning, and my sweet husband tried to put our lunch menus out as ceremony programs, Jeno kept a completely cool head the whole time and made sure everything was in its correct place by the time our ceremony started. He really saved our butts. I also have to say he was, hands down, the most responsive vendor I worked with during the planning process. He is lighting fast and has great attention to detail. I also want to say, the food here is amazing, and the space is truly beautiful. Our guests loved the views of the Manhattan skyline. Manhattan Penthouse gives you an elegant, drama-free experience at a great value. I highly recommend!Sent on 10/06/2016
Jan · Married on 10/02/2016
It may be customary for the bride to write a review, however as the mother of the bride, I can attest that the staff and the venue were top notch! Very supportive and attentive to every detail of comfort and elegance! I was extremely pleased.Sent on 10/26/2016
Sheena · Married on 10/01/2016
Whatever I write here will not capture the ultimate experience we had choosing this as our wedding venue. Hands down one of the most unique yet affordable venues in NYC. We fell in love with the views and the fact that it's gorgeous even in it's bare bones. We spent so much time visiting venues both in and out of state, and I couldn't tell you how many poor decor decisions are out there, and how inflexible some venues really are. Not the case at the Manhattan Penthouse, they are incredibly efficient, flexible and professional. The food is delicious, the staff is unlike any other and the experience was just a dream come true. We worked with Jeno who is by far the most impressive contact that we have ever worked with. We were married on Oct 1, 2016 and we still have friends and family talking about our special day. Everyone was so impressed by the night that it made every penny worthwhile. We would highly recommend choosing this venue for your rental needs, as it was made for hosting a very perfect night.Sent on 11/16/2016
Emily · Married on 09/23/2016
As others have noted, you really get great bang for your buck at Manhattan Penthouse. We planned our wedding, for 115 guests, in less than 6 months. Jeno was always honest, helpful, and quick in his responses. By the time the wedding day arrived, I was 100% confident that everything was set. I was right. I had so much fun and never once worried that anything was off or out of place. Thank you to Jeno and the wonderful team at MP for a perfect night.Sent on 10/17/2016
Eric · Married on 07/30/2016
Manhattan Penthouse was phenomal! We worked with Monika and she was so knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and helpful. She made sure our night was fantastic! Everything was planned, organized and ran smoothly. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better venue! The views are terrific and the whole staff was professional and exemplars in their field of work. We recommend Manhattan Penthouse with the highest praise!Sent on 10/21/2016
Melissa · Married on 07/15/2016
We didn't have too long of a runway to our 100-guest wedding, so the Manhattan Penthouse was the perfect venue for us because there is so much already included (ceremony site, good food, open bar, day-of coordiantor, etc.). The communication leading up to the event, as well as the actual wedding day, with Jeno was easy and efficient. He and the rest of the Penthouse staff are very professional and friendly. Jeno coordinated with all the other vendors leading up to the event (flowers, ceremony music, band, dessert, photographers), which really helped my stress levels. The venue itself looked beautiful and you can't beat those views. If you're looking to host a wedding in NYC on a smaller budget, you really should go to the Manhattan Penthouse. Thanks so much to the entire team there for helping us make our wedding day incredible!Sent on 07/24/2016
Leidy · Married on 02/27/2016
There are so many things that we could say about having our wedding at Manhattan Penthouse, but we’ll keep it short and just say that we could not have been more grateful for this venue and to its staff. We had a wonderful experience, from beginning to end, and Jeno (although he might seem somewhat short at times) was terrific to work with - efficient, responsive, and incredibly helpful. We loved working with him. The food was very good and the venue was stunning. Very affordable as well given relative prices in New York. We chose this venue in part because we wanted to get married near our homes, but it ended out being the right choice for countless reasons. Thanks so much to Jeno and his entire team!Sent on 04/05/2016