There isn’t a better way to cherish sunny days of spring and hot summer evenings than throwing a party outdoors! Outdoor event spaces are affordable for any pocket and flexible enough for any event that pops into your mind: birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers or even weddings! Also, there’s nothing to stop you from organizing family and friend gatherings of any size. As the options for using outdoor venues in New York City are vast, you can be sure that they will leave you and your guests grinning from ear to ear. So don’t miss out on the chance to find a perfect choice for your party with us and book a venue today!
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Outdoor venue types in New York
New York City is rich in venues of all types available for rental, but the most popular outdoor spaces you will find are:
Among New Yorkers, beer gardens seem to be a hit and are a popular pick for organizing an outdoor event. We aren’t surprised, as they’re fantastic! They’re a great place for drinking original beers and eating the delicious snacks that come well with it!
Tips for hosting an outdoor party
Whether you decide to organize your outdoor party in your backyard or book an outdoor venue, you definitely want it to be a hit! Hosting a party can be fun and stressful at the same time. So, to enjoy the organization process from beginning to end, it is best to make an action plan! This will help you track your steps and make sure it’s all done right. Check out some useful tips for organizing a one-of-a-kind outdoor party that everyone will be reminiscing about with a smile on their face!
Pick a comfortable venue - although the party should be to your liking, think about your guests and whether they will feel comfortable in the space. The venue should be sizable enough to accommodate everyone, so before taking a final decision, make a guest list. This will help you avoid picking too-small spaces. Also, we recommend checking if the outdoor venue has standing water on the property, such as small ponds, or waterfalls. Water generally attracts insects which are mood-ruiners, and can influence the final outcome of the event. If you choose a place with water, it’s better to stock up with some insect repellents. Better to be safe than sorry!
Keep your crowd cool - Summers in the city can get tiring because of the constant humidity. When you’re planning to organize an outdoor party, make sure to serve cold drinks! It will freshen up the minds of your guests, and thus the atmosphere as well! You can always make some signature cocktail drinks and non-alcoholic alternatives. Don’t forget to stock up with ice cubes so your guests can cool drinks whenever they want to. You can also think about some umbrellas that will shield your heads from the heat.
Don’t forget about music - Music has a huge influence on the final outcome of the party. It can get your guests in the mood to chat freely and wind down. Also, prevents having an awkward silence moment. Who knows, maybe later in the night your party will transform into a dancing competition? Do some research and make a playlist with hits everyone knows and likes. Don’t be afraid to mix genres, as everyone has different music tastes and it will help you to please everyone's music preferences!
Food & drinks for everyone - Calculate how much food and drinks you will need. Generally, for outdoor parties, we recommend having different types of fresh and light finger foods that will accommodate everyone’s palate. However, it also depends on the party type- each has its own rules. Still, it’s always good to make or order a fair enough amount of food. You don’t want your guests to feel hungry, do you?!
Outdoor venues are fantastic because of their flexibility and popularity- you can find them on every corner of New York, inviting you to organize a party of any type. And we have a long and curated list of them waiting for your booking at any time!
You can rent out an outdoor space per hour- from $50 up to $1000. Some venues can also charge per person- prices start from $30 to $85. If you choose an outdoor venue offering dining options, some may charge a minimum spend which can range from $2000 up to $5000 (All data from Tagvenue.com).
Manhattan offers a wide range of choices for throwing parties on rooftops with great views of the city’s skyline. In Brooklyn, you can find both affordable and more pricey choices of gardens, and patios, especially around Williamsburg. In Queens, you can narrow down your search to the areas of Sunnyside and Astoria that have many great beer gardens and patios with a great atmosphere. Also, there are plenty of spots near JFK airport.
The number of great outdoor venues on Tagvenue is still growing, but here are some of our favorite picks:
Everywhere! Manhattan is an entertainment hub and is rich gardens, patios and rooftops! If you reside in another borough or neighborhood, try your luck and search for outdoor spaces near Penn Station or Union Station. You’ll hop out of the train and within a walking distance you will have a chance to party!
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