Have a House Party: Become a Legend
House parties are epic: Jane Austen wrote about them, Oscar winning movies are made about them. Parties only last a couple of hours and can be intense, loud, lopsided (you may never get to that catch-up mesh with the person you saw when you came in), and let’s face it, not great when you have a babysitter on the clock at home. Holding a house party creates the best gift a host can give: lots of spaces, extended time and many ways for your guests to interact.
Rent one of our Houses for a Party in New York City
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?
- 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.
What People Are Saying About Our houses for parties in NYC
“Gorgeous light flooded space! Helpful location manager.”
“Great host, very communicative.”
“Great space with a ton of natural light! Kitchen was a dream!”
Types of House Parties Rental at Cocoon — What Type of House Party will you host?
Reunion House Party
College, high school, summer sleepaway camp — these are hallowed times in life where some of your most important friendships are made. How wonderful would it be to just get a few hours of being able to sit in a quiet room, to move to other rooms and hang out together in various ways, just like you used to. In a Cocoon house party rental, that dream will come true.
House Parties for Families
Your young lives in the city have grown, up and away in some cases, to theoretically nearby suburbs. There comes a moment in life when people need their friends more than ever, and yet are defeated by strollers, feeding, train schedules, kids that need naps and have meltdowns. Maybe you’re trying and not succeeding to get the gang together because even leaving the kids behind on the weekend is also a hassle. Flip the script and widen the scope! What a wonderful thing to give yourself and your friends with families a house party place to gather for an extended time for good food, time to repose, and time to chat. Let Cocoon create this time.
Foodie/Special Interest Party
Maybe you’ve all met online over a shared love of food, cinema, or being a maker. You have things to share and experience together, and you’re looking for space and time to have multiple experiences, look at each other’s creations, and make important personal and avocational connections. As you know, life is lived best offline, so how about investing in bringing those friendships into real life? Cocoon can provide everything you need for sharing wares, ideas, viewing movies, and having lots of small group conversations where you can be heard.
Top Four Reasons to Rent a House for a Party in New York City with Cocoon
4. We are a full service provider that sets up everything for you
Our network of service providers means that we can set up anything you need. Need a pumping or nursing room? We’ll create it for you. Need display cases or special lighting? Yes, we’ve got that. Want your house party to culminate in a chef-prepared dinner followed by a space cleared for dancing the night away? We can do that too. When you go with us, you will be assigned a one-on-one event planner who will carefully listen to your vision and will then do all the work implementing it.
3. Your Casa Manager will be onsite the entire time
In addition to the party planner, a Casa Manager will be onsite for the duration of your event to welcome guests, direct caterers and handle anything that comes up quickly and discreetly.
2. You focus on your guests and having a great time
Cocoon turns hosting into a dream job — you are able to circulate with your guests, have those all important tete-a-tetes, and truly participate in your event. And when your house party is over, our event pros will go to work making sure everything is cleaned and settled. We help you put your coat on, wave goodbye, and you are freed of all post-party drudgery.
1. Cocoon takes care of you, the guests, and the city
Cocoon was founded with the idea of providing a new kind of event space rental and event services company, one that strives to support the city through partnering with small businesses. We never charge vendors to be on a list, we do not do a middle man mark up on their services, and we are constantly scouting new and emerging small event business partners to add to our network.
Where Are Our Houses 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.