November 6th: Hudson Terrace is one of the “It” places for summer drinks. Self described as an “urban vista,” its open air rooftop cabanas was a welcome compromise of a more intimate 230 Fifth or larger Highbar.

But don’t let the cold weather deter you. Anthony Coppers Communications and Events hosted a casual cocktail event to showcase its venues amenities. They’ve designed the Hudson Terrace to withstand all seasons; a clear rooftop with chandeliers has already been erected and the heated floors will keep guests cozy.

We spoke with the events manager, Jed Weinstein, who informed us that minimum rates run about $15k per floor (there’s a rooftop and a lounge downstairs) or $25k for both. While this ain’t cheap, the service is likely to be fantastic. The in-house catering was one of the best I have ever experienced. Lobster bisque soup, risotto balls, and melt in your mouth tuna tartare were immediately pounced upon as soon as the waiters emerged. Of course, outside caterers are welcome too. We recommend La Esquina who set up a mouth watering barbeque at Coltrains/epiphany Media’s Hamptons Ain’t Cool.

To add a little flair to your private event, hire a performer. We were surprised with a stellar performance by an electric violinist with background beats mixed by the DJ. Nimble with her fingers, she stunned the audience with her talent as well as her sparkly sequins top, and even danced in the center of the floor while continuously playing. When I congratulated her on her performance, she introduced herself as Sarina Suno before running off to another performance in the East Village.

Still lusting after summer? Give a call to book your next event.

alice and von

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