18 Places to Host Your Next Event in NYC

By Michael Kutch
June 29, 2017

In the ‘city that never sleeps’ there’s an endless supply of venues for your next event, but trying to figure out where you’re going to host it can be quite daunting. From eclectic to classic, rustic to modern, NYC has all the options. Here are 18 of our favorite venues in the ‘Big Apple’!

1. The Skylark

Expansive panoramic views of the Hudson River, Hudson Yards, Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the best of Midtown Manhattan.

  • Size: 2,000 sq. ft, 1,600 sq. ft – Rooftop
  • Capacity: 80 seated, 225 reception

The Skylark

2. Tribeca Rooftop 

An outstanding, 360-degree view of the NYC skyline, including views of Tribeca, the Hudson River & Downtown NYC.

  • Size: 15,000 sq. ft
  • Capacity: 400 seated, 700 reception

3. Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers is one of the most popular venues in NYC. You can golf, play soccer, basketball, ice skate, and rock climb (not to mention their pristine venues along the Hudson River).

  • Pier Sixty
    • Size: 20,000 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 2,000 reception
    • This is the largest waterfront venue in Manhattan
  • The Lighthouse
    • Size: 10,000 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 800 reception
  • The Current
    • Size: 6,000 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 360 reception

The Lighthouse - Chelsea Piers

4. The Liberty Warehouse

“The Liberty Warehouse is the only location in all of New York where the Statue of Liberty is face front as she looks on to France.”

  • Size: 15,000 sq. ft, 3,000 sq. ft – Waterfront patio
  • Capacity: 400 seated, 1200+ reception, two event rooms

5. Zuma NYC

Outstanding Japanese Cuisine.

  • Size: 3,600 sq. ft
  • Capacity: 12-180 seated, six event rooms

6. The Beekman

“Old world glamour meets modern luxury at The Beekman.”

  • Size: 3,100 sq. ft – Entire lower level
  • Capacity: 255 reception, five event rooms

The Beekman

7. Midtown Loft and Terrace 

Outstanding view of the Empire State Building.

  • Midtown Loft
    • Size: 5,000 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 180 seated, 300 reception
  • Midtown Terrace
    • Size: 4,400 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 100 seated, 150 reception
    • Retractable enclosed rooftop so the terrace can be used year-round

8. Tavern on the Green

An iconic, landmark restaurant located in Central Park.

  • South Wing
    • Size: 1,672 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 125 seated, 200-225 reception, 75-80 reception & seated
  • Courtyard
    • Size: 9,880 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 250-300 seated, 500-700 reception, 400-500 reception with tent, 150 seated with tent
  • Central Park Room
    • Size: 1,837 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 100-150 seated, 150-225 reception, 65-70 reception & seated
  • Beer Garden
    • Size: 2,500 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 50-125 reception, 50-100 casual picnic seating
  • Bar Room
    • Size: 1,864 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 50 reception & seated, 100-175 reception
  • South Terrace
    • Size: 3,900 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 200-250 seated, 350-400 reception, 150-175 reception & seated

Tavern on the Green

9. Haven Rooftop

 Excellent modern rooftop bar, located in NYC’s Theater District.

  • Size: 3,000 sq. ft
  • Capacity: 175 seated, 250 reception

10. The Altman Building

Offering unparalleled flexibility in event production for over 18 years.

  • Size: 13,500 sq. ft
  • Capacity: 550 seated, 750 reception, two event rooms

The Altman Building

11. Helen Mills Event Space

Spectacular event space equipped with a 140-seat theater and screening room.

  • Size: 4,000 sq. ft
  • Capacity: 140 seated, 300 reception, 18 trade show booths

12. New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge 

A large venue in the Marriott hotel, located in Brooklyn.

  • Size: 47,397 sq. ft
  • Capacity: 2,010 seated, 26 event rooms

13. The Bowery

Fantastic for live music performances.

  • Terminal 5
    • Size: 1,800 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 500 seated, 1,200 (+240 onstage) reception, 32-42 trade show booths
  • Music Hall of Williamsburg
    • Capacity: 150-300 seated, 650 reception 
  • The Bowery Ballroom
    • Size: 7,000 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 100 seated, 600 standing
  • Rough Trade NYC
    • Capacity: 300 reception

14. Gotham Hall

Stunning architecture with high, grand ceilings.

  • Size: 17,500 sq. ft
  • Capacity: 20-650+ seated, 40-800+ reception, five event rooms

Gotham Hall

15. Gansevoort Park Avenue

Extravagant rooftop features three levels of versatile event space.

  • Size: 3,000 sq. ft – Ballroom
  • Capacity: 600 reception, nine event rooms

16. The Ritz Carlton 

Five-Star hotel with top-of-the-line meeting rooms.

  • Size: 2,000 sq. ft
  • Capacity: 18-145 seated, four meeting rooms

17. Carnegie Hall 

Famous music hall that offers elegant and stylish event rooms.

  • May Room
    • Size: 5,000 sq. ft, 465 sq. ft – Terrace
    • Capacity: 34 seated, 50 reception
  • Weill Terrace Room
    • Size: 2,450 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 230 seated, 250 reception
  • Weill Music Room
    • Size: 2,193 sq. ft
    • Capacity: 200 seated
  • Shorin Club room and Rohatyn room
    • Size: 725 sq. ft – Shorin, 1,972 sq. ft – Rohatyn
    • Capacity: 50-240 seated, 79-299 reception
    • Rose museum (rented along with the Shorin Club Room): 1,276 sq. ft, 60 seated, 150 reception

18. Sofitel NYC 

Beautiful French decor and delectable menu.

  • Size: 2,500 sq. ft, 6,700 sq. ft – Meeting rooms
  • Capacity: 200 seated

NYC has over 800,000 buildings, which really means there’s an unlimited supply of venue locations. So, if you’re planning on throwing an event, this list should help you find the perfect spot. We hope this wasn’t too much apple for you to chew. If it was, toss the core (or eat it!!) and get going on your next event.

By the way, if you need some help making the event run smoothly and be, well, awesome, you’ll want to hire some Jobblers!

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