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Penthouse808

Long Island City , NY
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8-08 Queens Plaza South
Long Island City, NY 11101 US (map)

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718-289-6118

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ABOUT US

Located atop The Ravel Hotel, Penthouse808 has Long Island City's only glass-enclosed, retractable rooftop allowing us to do weddings year around. On the water, our breathtaking view of... Read more
Located atop The Ravel Hotel, Penthouse808 has Long Island City's only glass-enclosed, retractable rooftop allowing us to do weddings year around. On the water, our breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline is one of New York City's best creating an ideal setting for your ceremony and reception. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle, Valet

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
150
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
Asian, Japanese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, No Pork, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Section, Public Seating
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events

REVIEWS

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Danny
Wedding:
10/14/2016
5.0/5.0
The team at the Ravel Hotel/Penthouse 808 made planning our wedding as easy as can be. We had both our ceremony and reception in the Penthouse 808 space and you would have thought we spent far more than we did. We, along with our guests, were beyond impressed with the venue, the food, and the décor. Everyone had a blast celebrating our big day.

Betsy and Delores were attentive, accommodating, creative, and beyond helpful in the weeks and months leading up to our wedding day. The team worked seamlessly with us (the grooms) and our wedding coordinator, Melinda—who happened to be LA-based—to ensure a wedding to remember. The same can be said for their coordination and collaboration with our photographers, DJ, and photo booth vendors.

The day of our ceremony and reception went off without a flaw. The team worked hand-in-hand with our wedding coordinator to make sure everything thing was buttoned up—timeline, vendor arrivals and setup, and the flow from ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner and dancing.

The view of the east side of Manhattan was the perfect backdrop for the evening. The Penthouse space is larger than it seems and accommodated our ceremony and reception perfectly. When guests returned to the main space from cocktail hour (hosted on the upper level) they were stunned with the elegant transformation of the room.

Lastly, it is important to note that as a gay couple we felt 100% comfortable with the entire Ravel team—from management, the events team, wait staff, and hotel staff. They “get it” and made us feel not only welcomed, but that we belonged.

For context it is important to note that we got married on October 14, 2016 (a sunny and average autumn Friday with highs in the mid-60s, lows in the mid-50s) and our guest count was 160 (the space would have fit comfortably 200).
The team at the Ravel Hotel/Penthouse 808 made planning our wedding as easy as can be. We had both our ceremony and Read more...
The team at the Ravel Hotel/Penthouse 808 made planning our wedding as easy as can be. We had both our ceremony and reception in the Penthouse 808 space and you would have thought we spent far more than we did. We, along with our guests, were beyond impressed with the venue, the food, and the décor. Everyone had a blast celebrating our big day.

Betsy and Delores were attentive, accommodating, creative, and beyond helpful in the weeks and months leading up to our wedding day. The team worked seamlessly with us (the grooms) and our wedding coordinator, Melinda—who happened to be LA-based—to ensure a wedding to remember. The same can be said for their coordination and collaboration with our photographers, DJ, and photo booth vendors.

The day of our ceremony and reception went off without a flaw. The team worked hand-in-hand with our wedding coordinator to make sure everything thing was buttoned up—timeline, vendor arrivals and setup, and the flow from ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner and dancing.

The view of the east side of Manhattan was the perfect backdrop for the evening. The Penthouse space is larger than it seems and accommodated our ceremony and reception perfectly. When guests returned to the main space from cocktail hour (hosted on the upper level) they were stunned with the elegant transformation of the room.

Lastly, it is important to note that as a gay couple we felt 100% comfortable with the entire Ravel team—from management, the events team, wait staff, and hotel staff. They “get it” and made us feel not only welcomed, but that we belonged.

For context it is important to note that we got married on October 14, 2016 (a sunny and average autumn Friday with highs in the mid-60s, lows in the mid-50s) and our guest count was 160 (the space would have fit comfortably 200). Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths
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Valerie
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
At first I admit I was a bit skeptical of Penthouse808 based on reviews I had read, but I am so glad I took a chance. I was searching for a place (and we visited A LOT of venues) where we could host a true "New York City" wedding and the Ravel Hotel's rooftop with its breath-taking views could not have been more perfect. Penthouse808 has the full package - amazing food, an accommodating wedding coordinator (although there were a few unforeseen bumps in the road, Karina was great and helped us through it all) and an in-house DJ who crafted the perfect playlist to keep the party going all night long. We had our ceremony there, followed by cocktail hour, reception and after-party (on weekends the venue turns into a club at 11:30). Our guests took countless photos of the NYC skyline and gushed over the food all night. Our cocktail hour consisted of passed appetizers (meatballs, risotto balls, lobster rolls, chicken & waffles, and spicy tuna, to name a few) and 3 stations (Mediterranean, Pasta and Flatbread), which we paid a little extra for but was so worth it. Even my food-obsessed Italian-American family was impressed! Then we kicked the night off with a tomato watermelon salad and choice of entree (short rib, salmon and mushroom risotto). The wedding ended with coffee and lots of dessert (our wedding cake, a cheesecake and berries & whip were passed). Everything was set up according to plan, the timeline was followed to a tee and everyone had a blast. Thank you Karina, Elyse, Benny, DJ Rolo and the rest of the Penthouse808 staff for making our special day absolutely perfect.
One other benefit to note: since the venue is at the rooftop of a hotel, they offer accommodations for guests and you can stay in a suite after a long night of partying! Karina also set aside space at their quaint bar downstairs (The Yard) for guests who arrived early. If you don't end up choosing Penthouse808, I definitely recommend going there for dinner! It's an amazing experience.
At first I admit I was a bit skeptical of Penthouse808 based on reviews I had read, but I am so glad I took a chance. I Read more...
At first I admit I was a bit skeptical of Penthouse808 based on reviews I had read, but I am so glad I took a chance. I was searching for a place (and we visited A LOT of venues) where we could host a true "New York City" wedding and the Ravel Hotel's rooftop with its breath-taking views could not have been more perfect. Penthouse808 has the full package - amazing food, an accommodating wedding coordinator (although there were a few unforeseen bumps in the road, Karina was great and helped us through it all) and an in-house DJ who crafted the perfect playlist to keep the party going all night long. We had our ceremony there, followed by cocktail hour, reception and after-party (on weekends the venue turns into a club at 11:30). Our guests took countless photos of the NYC skyline and gushed over the food all night. Our cocktail hour consisted of passed appetizers (meatballs, risotto balls, lobster rolls, chicken & waffles, and spicy tuna, to name a few) and 3 stations (Mediterranean, Pasta and Flatbread), which we paid a little extra for but was so worth it. Even my food-obsessed Italian-American family was impressed! Then we kicked the night off with a tomato watermelon salad and choice of entree (short rib, salmon and mushroom risotto). The wedding ended with coffee and lots of dessert (our wedding cake, a cheesecake and berries & whip were passed). Everything was set up according to plan, the timeline was followed to a tee and everyone had a blast. Thank you Karina, Elyse, Benny, DJ Rolo and the rest of the Penthouse808 staff for making our special day absolutely perfect.
One other benefit to note: since the venue is at the rooftop of a hotel, they offer accommodations for guests and you can stay in a suite after a long night of partying! Karina also set aside space at their quaint bar downstairs (The Yard) for guests who arrived early. If you don't end up choosing Penthouse808, I definitely recommend going there for dinner! It's an amazing experience. Read less
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Mindy
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Penthouse 808 saved the day for us!
After 6+months of unprofessional and terrible communication with our planned rehearsal dinner venue we canceled and booked with Penthouse about a week before our date. They were incredibly kind and helpful, and their package was such a better value too! Our guests got so much food and everything was delicious. Benny and his staff were also amazing at helping us dodge and stay comfortable/dry during a hurricane rolling through their open air lounge.
We had been to the restaurant several times last year and were confident our guests would enjoy their unique cuisine and amazing atmosphere and city views. We are so happy we switched and can't wait to go back soon!
Penthouse 808 saved the day for us!
After 6+months of unprofessional and terrible communication with our planned Read more...
Penthouse 808 saved the day for us!
After 6+months of unprofessional and terrible communication with our planned rehearsal dinner venue we canceled and booked with Penthouse about a week before our date. They were incredibly kind and helpful, and their package was such a better value too! Our guests got so much food and everything was delicious. Benny and his staff were also amazing at helping us dodge and stay comfortable/dry during a hurricane rolling through their open air lounge.
We had been to the restaurant several times last year and were confident our guests would enjoy their unique cuisine and amazing atmosphere and city views. We are so happy we switched and can't wait to go back soon! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't ask for a better wedding. The venue was amazing, the view was amazing and the staff was amazing too. Our wedding coordinator Natassa helped us through every thing step by step and we felt at home whenever we had a meeting. She was on top of everything and made sure we had the wedding that we dreamed of. I would absolutely redo this night over again.
I couldn't ask for a better wedding. The venue was amazing, the view was amazing and the staff was amazing too. Our Read more...
I couldn't ask for a better wedding. The venue was amazing, the view was amazing and the staff was amazing too. Our wedding coordinator Natassa helped us through every thing step by step and we felt at home whenever we had a meeting. She was on top of everything and made sure we had the wedding that we dreamed of. I would absolutely redo this night over again. Read less
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Frank
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding reception was unbelievable. I couldn't of asked for anything more. People keep telling me they have never been to a more unique and gorgeous place for a wedding reception
My wedding reception was unbelievable. I couldn't of asked for anything more. People keep telling me they have never been Read more...
My wedding reception was unbelievable. I couldn't of asked for anything more. People keep telling me they have never been to a more unique and gorgeous place for a wedding reception Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/30/2013
5.0/5.0
There are so many wonderful things I want to say about Ravel; I don't even know where to start! So I'll start with the top - Natassa. Natassa is the event coordinator at Ravel. If the view and the food haven't already sold you on this place (and truly, those alone probably could), then Natassa will. She is committed, friendly, detail-oriented, and just plain awesome. It's almost like you get a free wedding planner with the package. She loves what she does and it shows. We signed our contract with Ravel a year out, and Natassa answered TONS of emails, hosted all our visits to the site (and I stopped by a lot!), and always made us feel important and welcome. The actual wedding was true perfection, carried out impeccably by Natassa and her staff. Natassa never just answered yes when you asked if something was possible. She would answer YES, AND... top it with something you hadn't even considered possible. You guys, have your wedding here. Did I mention it's affordable? How I found this price in New York, and got this result, is still incredible to me. So lucky!
There are so many wonderful things I want to say about Ravel; I don't even know where to start! So I'll start with the top Read more...
There are so many wonderful things I want to say about Ravel; I don't even know where to start! So I'll start with the top - Natassa. Natassa is the event coordinator at Ravel. If the view and the food haven't already sold you on this place (and truly, those alone probably could), then Natassa will. She is committed, friendly, detail-oriented, and just plain awesome. It's almost like you get a free wedding planner with the package. She loves what she does and it shows. We signed our contract with Ravel a year out, and Natassa answered TONS of emails, hosted all our visits to the site (and I stopped by a lot!), and always made us feel important and welcome. The actual wedding was true perfection, carried out impeccably by Natassa and her staff. Natassa never just answered yes when you asked if something was possible. She would answer YES, AND... top it with something you hadn't even considered possible. You guys, have your wedding here. Did I mention it's affordable? How I found this price in New York, and got this result, is still incredible to me. So lucky! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/30/2013
5.0/5.0
There are so many wonderful things I want to say about Ravel; I don't even know where to start! So I'll start with the top - Natassa. Natassa is the event coordinator at Ravel. If the view and the food haven't already sold you on this place (and truly, those alone probably could), then Natassa will. She is committed, friendly, detail-oriented, and just plain awesome. It's almost like you get a free wedding planner with the package. She loves what she does and it shows. We signed our contract with Ravel a year out, and Natassa answered TONS of emails, hosted all our visits to the site (and I stopped by a lot!), and always made us feel important and welcome. The actual wedding was true perfection, carried out impeccably by Natassa and her staff. Natassa never just answered yes when you asked if something was possible. She would answer YES, AND... top it with something you hadn't even considered possible. You guys, have your wedding here. Did I mention it's affordable? How I found this price in New York, and got this result, is still incredible to me. So lucky!
There are so many wonderful things I want to say about Ravel; I don't even know where to start! So I'll start with the top Read more...
There are so many wonderful things I want to say about Ravel; I don't even know where to start! So I'll start with the top - Natassa. Natassa is the event coordinator at Ravel. If the view and the food haven't already sold you on this place (and truly, those alone probably could), then Natassa will. She is committed, friendly, detail-oriented, and just plain awesome. It's almost like you get a free wedding planner with the package. She loves what she does and it shows. We signed our contract with Ravel a year out, and Natassa answered TONS of emails, hosted all our visits to the site (and I stopped by a lot!), and always made us feel important and welcome. The actual wedding was true perfection, carried out impeccably by Natassa and her staff. Natassa never just answered yes when you asked if something was possible. She would answer YES, AND... top it with something you hadn't even considered possible. You guys, have your wedding here. Did I mention it's affordable? How I found this price in New York, and got this result, is still incredible to me. So lucky! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were at the end of our rope looking for a venue in or around NYC that was amazing and fit our budget.... I began the search ALL over again after being completely disappointed with other venues.

We went to Penthouse808 and met with Natassa. She was SO accommodating and positive from the beginning. She is high energy and thinks outside of the box to make EVERYTHING work.

The communication is so quick and we booked the venue within a week or so, had an AMAZING tasting and they NAILED the food. My husband and I are both foodies so the menu was VERY important.
They worked with us to shift things around and make even the menu personal.

We went to the venue 3 or 4 times, with siblings, parents, and to do walk throughs of the timeline. Natassa, Meagan and Katrina are all SO responsive and professional. Not to mention amazing ladies that we will continue to hang out with even though the wedding is over!

Did we mention the view??? We had an amazing evening wedding with perfect weather (even if not, we had a game plan) Our guests were all blown away with the city skyline, the bridge, the lights...

Our friends and family are still talking about it!

We would recommend Penthouse808 to anyone looking for a seamless planning experience with the utmost professionalism and flexibility.

Thanks Penthouse808 & Team!

Xox
Michael & Sara
We were at the end of our rope looking for a venue in or around NYC that was amazing and fit our budget.... I began the Read more...
We were at the end of our rope looking for a venue in or around NYC that was amazing and fit our budget.... I began the search ALL over again after being completely disappointed with other venues.

We went to Penthouse808 and met with Natassa. She was SO accommodating and positive from the beginning. She is high energy and thinks outside of the box to make EVERYTHING work.

The communication is so quick and we booked the venue within a week or so, had an AMAZING tasting and they NAILED the food. My husband and I are both foodies so the menu was VERY important.
They worked with us to shift things around and make even the menu personal.

We went to the venue 3 or 4 times, with siblings, parents, and to do walk throughs of the timeline. Natassa, Meagan and Katrina are all SO responsive and professional. Not to mention amazing ladies that we will continue to hang out with even though the wedding is over!

Did we mention the view??? We had an amazing evening wedding with perfect weather (even if not, we had a game plan) Our guests were all blown away with the city skyline, the bridge, the lights...

Our friends and family are still talking about it!

We would recommend Penthouse808 to anyone looking for a seamless planning experience with the utmost professionalism and flexibility.

Thanks Penthouse808 & Team!

Xox
Michael & Sara Read less
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Claudia
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful and positive experience with the staff and events coordinator. Natassa was very patient and always took the time to listen to our ideas. She made great suggestions and always had good ideas to share. We enjoyed every moment of our wedding planning, from our first meeting with Natassa to the day of our wedding. Our guests enjoyed the food and drinks, and had a great time. We definitely recommend Penthouse808. The view was breath-taking, especially when the sun is going down and at night. We hope to return soon.
We had a wonderful and positive experience with the staff and events coordinator. Natassa was very patient and always took Read more...
We had a wonderful and positive experience with the staff and events coordinator. Natassa was very patient and always took the time to listen to our ideas. She made great suggestions and always had good ideas to share. We enjoyed every moment of our wedding planning, from our first meeting with Natassa to the day of our wedding. Our guests enjoyed the food and drinks, and had a great time. We definitely recommend Penthouse808. The view was breath-taking, especially when the sun is going down and at night. We hope to return soon. Read less
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Don and Meredith
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
This is not one of those I'm gonna give 5 stars to be nice type reviews. This place knocked it out of the park and then some. You name it, they nailed it. Natassa is the best, the food is fantastic and the view alone is worth the price of admission. We had a slew of people over the last month tell us it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
This is not one of those I'm gonna give 5 stars to be nice type reviews. This place knocked it out of the park and then Read more...
This is not one of those I'm gonna give 5 stars to be nice type reviews. This place knocked it out of the park and then some. You name it, they nailed it. Natassa is the best, the food is fantastic and the view alone is worth the price of admission. We had a slew of people over the last month tell us it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Read less
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