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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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