So when you hear “wedding at Manhattan penthouse” most people think of a private residence. Though we’ve done those type before, the Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue is an actual event space in the heart of Union Square at 5th Avenue and 14th Street. It’s on the 17th floor and has one of the best views in the area.
The space itself is very modular and is perfect for the entire wedding – ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They do a “flip” of the ceremony/reception space while guests are ushered to a separate room on the same floor for cocktail hour. The cocktail hour room is great because it has an in-house sound system built in. The staff at the venue are some of the best in the business. Monica and Glenn do so such a fantastic job of taking care of their clients.
Venue: Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Ceremony Music: B-Boy Productions
Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Brian B, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Mark Sperry with Trent Bailey Studios
Videography: Harry Terjanian
Kristen’s family is from Wisconsin and she works in fashion. Doug’s family is from Irvine, CA and he works in the culinary industry. They both met in NYC. Their wedding was an intimate affair with a guest count of about 50 people. Though we had a Grand Entrance planned, Doug came up to me and decided to call an audible and make it a little more relaxed and organic so we struck the Grand Entrance all together. This was a great call by him and I’m so glad we did it that way. The venue did the catering and it was so good! During dinner, I keyed in on the bride’s suggestion of playing some Radiohead (specifically from the In Rainbows album). This was a surprise to Doug and he was so moved by hearing one of his favorite albums.
Reception Formality Music
- First Dance: “Luna” by Smashing Pumpkins Lewis
- Father/Daughter Dance: “A Song for My Daughter” by Ray Allaire
- Cake Cut: “Sugar” by Maroon 5
- Bouquet Toss: “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
- Garter Removal/Toss: “The Man” by Aloe Blacc
- Last Dance: “This Must Be The Place” by Talking Heads
- Once the dance floor opened, it took a bit to get everyone out there (which tends to happen with small guest counts). That said, once they all had a little liquid courage in them, the dance floor was packed the rest of the night. We wish the newlyweds nothing but many years of marital bliss.