Rent a Backyard for a Party in New York City

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Backyards are eternal touchstones for good times

Share your best time with your people.

The charm of being at home but in nature evokes gatherings that are warm, joyful, and intimate.

Right now, more than ever, a Cocoon backyard party rental is the right place to laugh, hug and talk with your friends. Our rentals can be used to create so many wonderful memories. Consider us for the following types of backyard party locations:

Backyard Party Rental Venues in New York City


Gramercy, Manhattan

4,500 sq./ft exotic Gramercy rowhouse filled with eclectic treasures from around the world.

$335/hr+ $335/hr+ $450/hr+

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Gramercy, Manhattan

A two-floor 2,000 sq./ft penthouse.

$335/hr+ $335/hr+ $450/hr+

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Flatiron, Manhattan 

3000 sqft photo studio 24ft cyc.

$150/hr+ $150/hr+ $275/hr+

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How Booking a Backyard for Parties at Cocoon works

Tell us about your backyard party in NYC

A member of our team will assess your needs to qualify your reservation to ensure we are able to make your vision a reality.

We work with you to custom build your dream backyard party

We will assign a dedicated support person to help organize admin, catering, vendors, and logistics.

Have a seamless experience in our spaces

At least one Casa Manager will be onsite during your reservation to ensure everything runs smoothly day-of.

What People Are Saying About Our Backyard Parties in NYC

Brett D., Producer

“We had a great experience with the space and Cocoon. They were attentive and helpful in moving equipment and furniture. Everything was advertised—our client, Glamsquad, was also very pleased. Highly recommended.”

Rashad I., Producer

“The Team that manage this space were phenomenal.The staff whom I worked with for most of this process straight forward, kind, and made sure we had the best experience possible in the space. The backyard was incredibly helpful to ensure we had a safe shoot due to covid-19. Their location manager was on top of everything and provided help outside of the scope of her role. I highly recommend this space and team!”

Stacy R.

“We filmed a gender reveal party in the backyard for a tv comedy show. Cocoon was very helpful and understanding to the chaos our production brought to the space. They helped with the load-in and load-out. Helped us clean out the space too!”

Back in the city for fall Backyard Barbecue Party

After a summer in far-flung places, New Yorkers love to get together and reconnect in the fall. Host your friends with a relaxing and delightful barbecue party. Play the role of grillmaster, or outsource that, or make it all vegan, while your friends recount stories of summer and make plans for the fall.

Rent a Backyard for a Party Near Me

A backyard, such a rare thing in the city, can be the start of providing your crew of friends with an awesome night. Picture making s’mores over the grill, watching daytime turning into night, and clinking glasses. Dance parties and later fall nights wrapped in blankets, looking at the beauty of the world, make a backyard party in NYC a must-do.

Backyard Wedding Reception

What better way to celebrate your new life together than in a home-style environment, beneath trees swaying in the breeze, surrounded by greenery. It’s a perfect setting for wedding portraits and the best possible location for lots of talk, speeches and socializing.

Backyard Birthday Party for Kids

Even in this era, kids still need to be kids–to run around together, be with their friends, dance their sillies out and play games. A backyard birthday party lets your favorite young people romp and wrassle with no fears of furniture breaking. Take advantage of the backyard and have a scavenger hunt, puff up a party parachute.

Whatever your Backyard Party need, we offer the best

We know that you want to host, not run to the grocery store at 9:00pm on a Thursday night, or be plunged into a party crisis when something runs out. Let us take care of you. We are smartly priced and in the end, having an all services central provider can save you time, money, and your peace of mind.

1. We have many spaces configured in all sorts of ways

Our backyards can have things added (or taken away) to suit.

2. In addition to fantastic spaces, Cocoon is a one-stop shop for all your backyard party needs.

We take care of any and all aspects of backyard party planning, including getting a grill, getting barbecue masters to provide sumptuous food, setting up a beautiful backyard wedding reception scene, entertainment, chairs, tables and lounge furniture, fire pits where permitted, perfectly stocked bars, entertainment for the young and old, whatever you can think of, Cocoon provides it.

3. Support the city with your choice of vendor.

Cocoon was founded with the idea of making the city better through better business–if you like you can choose party options that are eco-conscious, or support various communities, such as LGBTQ+, BIPOC owned businesses. We at Cocoon are a force for helping small businesses grow—Cocoon never charges vendors to be included on our partner lists, and we are constantly scouting the city to add emerging talented caterers and other service providers to our network.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a space with Cocoon?

Contact us and tell us about your event. A member of our customer experience team will assess your needs to ensure we are able to make your vision a reality.

If you decide to move forward, the event manager with whom you spoke will visit the space with you in person and take further notes on your ideas, and will begin organizing decor, catering, other vendors as needed (such as djs, live music, a/v tech, etc.), logistics, and insurance. For the day of the event, you will be assigned at least one Casa Manager (depending on the size of the event) who will be onsite with you to ensure everything runs smoothly and to help coordinate deliveries, guest arrivals, and anything else you may need.

Do you offer event planning services?

Yes! One of the biggest advantages of going with us is you are spared the hassles of searching for caterers, florists, mixologists. We have an extensive list of event vendors and we present you with options.

It is important to note that we believe strongly in supporting our vendor communities to create a diverse business ecosystem in NYC. This means that we do not accept payments from vendors to be listed with us, we do not add a markup of our own to their quotes, and we are constantly seeking to include new and talented vendors in our network.

What types of events can I host in these spaces?

Nearly anything!

  • Private events: Birthday parties, baby showers, family reunions, engagement parties, chef dinners, cocktail parties, Super Bowl parties, leaving town farewell parties, retirement parties.
  • Corporate events: Hackathons, design sprints, multi-day team building retreats, happy hours, company holiday parties, product launches, product showrooms, board of directors meetings.


What happens after we choose to work with Cocoon?

When you choose to work with us, you will be assigned a dedicated event manager to handle your event planning needs. First, we will listen to your idea and event size and present you with an array of space options that fit your needs.

With that foundation in place, we consult with you step-by-step as we build your special occasion. We bring all the options to you—your life will not come to a standstill during this process, we work hard to make sure you experience all of the joy of hosting an event, none of the hassles.

What are my payment options?

Credit card, wire transfer, direct deposit, and Paypal.

What are some of the services you help with?

We secure florists, catering, bartending, photographers, party tents, videographers, after-party bar reservations, car services, hair and makeup, nearby hotels, music, cakes and bakeries, photo booth rentals, performers, lighting equipment, furniture rentals, balloons, and decor. Nearly anything you can think of, we can provide.

Do I need insurance to use your spaces?

Yes. We can help you with this. For weddings, we partner with a few insurance providers and our management team can work with you to get an insurance quote that meets your budget and needs.

Will you be there on the day of the event?

Yes, and ready to handle everything that comes up! You are assigned a Casa Manager who will be there before the event to make sure everything is set up properly; during the event, to make sure everything runs smoothly; and afterward to oversee proper breakdown and clean-up. You are liberated to focus on your guests and special occasion.

Where Are Our Backyard for Parties Located?

Reasons to host your event with Cocoon

We are Pros


We area pro staff highly experienced in production that takes care of all your needs. Cocoon offers end-to-end services that feature every conceivable need you will have including prop and furniture sourcing and rental, hair and make up professionals, make up and hair stations, clothing rack rental, light rental and set up, music, catering, literally, anything you can think of.

Our Casa Managers
Are There For You


Our onsite Casa Managers are there before, during and after your event to make sure everything about the location is perfect. All your production assistants will stay dedicated to the work at hand: if the air conditioning needs adjusting, if you need an updated lunch order, if someone needs directions, we are on it. You are free to do your best work.

More Done in Less Time


We are smartly priced and help you save the most valuable thing: your peace of mind. By offering spaces that are professionally managed and homeowner-free and comprehensive event services, our pro team helps you get more done in less time, and saves you money in the long run.

Supporting the Small NYC Business

We’re here to make the city better for small businesses and communities in need. Cocoon was founded with the idea of helping to create the city of the future, where more people have access to great public space and where small businesses can thrive. We regularly scout communities of color to locate and partner with talented emerging vendors, and our business plan is to drive our profits after start-up into funding community projects.

We would love to hear about your ideas for an NYC backyard party.

Please set up a call with us, we are here to help!

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