UPDATE:Though summer's gone we're still in the mood for a celebratory party. And, given it's Friday (about damn time, we thought it was the weekend since Tuesday!), we're re-vamping our favorite go-to venue list. This article was originally published on January 10, 2012.
Of all the variables that can make or break a party, the Venue (yes, capital V) is quite possibly the most important. Who cares what the bride wears if it's too crowded to see her? What good is delicious food if the space is unappetizing? And how are we supposed to get our dance on with that cute friend of a friend if all eyes are on the empty, ballroom-sized dance floor? To solve the party planning pickle, we turned to events guru Bronson Van Wyck, who led us to the very best spaces for every NYC bash. In true form, he's thought of it all—the blank-slate space for your themed bonanza, the NYC classic that'd get you the most RSVPs, and even the chicest rooftop for your summer soiree (hey, it's never too early to start planning!). These luxe locales are so epic and fun, you might want to plan a party just to check 'em out. If so, count us in +1.
Start your invite list and click through for our current favorite party spaces in NYC!
Photo: Courtesy of Van Wyck.