I'm getting married in November in the midtown/gramercy area and I'm looking for a place to host an afterparty (post 1:00am). The ideal location would be nearby (possibly even walking distance) and wouldn't necessitate shelling out additional $$ for a "private space" but would be able to accomodate 20-30 people who want to continue the party without a hassle at the door. I'm thinking something akin to the type of place where you can cordon off a space for a birthday party or something. We would also love a place that either served food or was willing to let us bring food in for those late, late night munchies, though this is not really a requirement. Finally, decor, theme, etc... are less important than finding a spot where we can all hang out for at least a couple of hours after the reception ends at 1:00.
Also, if anyone knows of a place that isn't in midtown, happy to hear about that too!
Thanks so much, in advance, for your help!