Book One of These 9 Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces for Your Next Party

You’d like nothing more than to host all your favorite people for a leisurely backyard dinner party. Unfortunately, your only “outdoor entertaining space” consists of a rusty fire escape and withering aloe plant. This is where Peerspace comes in: Like Airbnb, but specifically for event spaces, the clever service collates amazing gardens, rooftops and terraces, all available to rent by the hour. We’re betting one of these nine venues will be pretty much perfect for your upcoming birthday/bridal shower/hallelujah-it’s-above-70 fete.

16 Patios, Gardens and Sidewalk Cafés You’ll Want to Hang Out on All Summer

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Luxe Living In Union Square

This lush penthouse roof garden offers views of the Empire state building, intimate lounging nooks and a magical, wisteria-covered pergola with seating for ten. Swoon.

$250/hr; 20 capacity

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Miami Vibes In Flatiron

Cocktail party nirvana: this huge modern terrace, which is decked out in Edison-bulb string lights, potted palms and a very comfortable-looking sectional.

$300/hr; 80 capacity

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Historic Charm In Sugar Hill

Who wouldn’t want to entertain in a “renaissance garden”? Tucked off the back of a former antiquarian bookstore, this fairy light-covered oasis is begging for an early-summer dinner party.

$350/hr; 35 capacity

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Cozy-chic On The Uws

If your party’s vibe is intimate and Instagrammable, consider this picture-perfect, south-facing Penthouse terrace. Sunset cocktails, anyone? 

$199/hr; 40 capacity

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Easy Elegance In Boerum Hill

This garden-level apartment has fabulous “flow” for entertaining: The sage-green kitchen opens up right onto an immaculate Brooklyn backyard with shady trees, twinkling lights and teak furnishings. (Those lounge chairs, tho.)

$300/hr; 20 capacity

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Rural Whimsy In Williamsburg

Surprise! There’s a 5,000-square-foot garden space and greenhouse hiding in central Williamsburg. How charming and cozy are these rustic built-in booths?  

$1,000/hr; 300 capacity   

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Tuscan Polish In Clinton Hill

Hello, garden-party digs of our dreams. We love this brick-lined courtyard, which is surrounded by mature trees, potted blooms and creeping vines.

$250/hr; 200 capacity

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Total Escapism In Stuyvesant Heights

This landmark triplex brownstone has, as Stefon would say, everything: a glassed-in upper deck, zen-like garden terrace, a huge (by Brooklyn standards) pond and not one but two babbling waterfalls.

$350/hr; 30 capacity

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Picnic-ready In Fort Greene

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more charming venue for your next day party (or “darty,” as the kids are saying). We especially love the casual picnic table setup for a birthday brunch or sun-dappled baby shower.

$250/hr; 40 capacity


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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.