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The Top 25 Event Venues in NYC for 2019

By EventMB Team

Searching for event venues in NYC? We’ve selected the 25 best meeting venues in New York, including corporate venues, private venues, cheap event spaces, and more.

 

New York City is the city that never sleeps. Could it be because some of the best event venues in the world are found here? Based on these top 25 New York City event venues, we’re not surprised.

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THE BEST CORPORATE EVENT VENUES NYC

More than just a professional setting, corporate events require state-of-the-art technology, user-friendly design, and maximum flexibility. The following three corporate meeting venues NYC incorporate all the above, with a touch of wow factor.

 

One World Observatory, Manhattan

At the top of Manhattan’s skyline, this event venue is breathtaking for both event guests and NYC’s pedestrians.

WHY IS IT COOL? With floor to ceiling windows, 360-degree views of the city, and standing 1,776 feet above the ground, the venue offers no shortage of wow factor. The modern, simple interior can easily adapt to a variety of functions and décor.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, exhibitions, VIP events, product launches.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Three floors host 300 people reception style, with the primary space being the Horizon Level on the 102nd Floor.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: High tech features include LED display for immersive experiences, customizable transition spaces, multiple video screens, and rentable iPads for guests with an augmented reality app.

TRANSPORT: The closest subway station is Cortlandt St, R. However, official parking for One World Observatory is through Brookfield Place valet.

TAGS: corporate friendly, future proof, iconic.

 

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 Gallery Ballroom at Conrad New York, Manhattan

The Conrad is one of NYC’s premier hotels and fittingly boasts seven elegant event venues. The largest space belongs to the Gallery Ballroom.

WHY IS IT COOL? The expansive and contemporary interior can be adjusted using silk-lined air walls to create more intimate sections - allowing tailored design.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, exhibitions, product launches, banquets.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Spanning 6,200 square feet and with 21-foot ceilings, the ballroom can hold up to 600 guests theater style and 480 guests banquet style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment, WiFi.

CATERING: The Conrad partners with Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events to provide food and beverages.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Chambers St A, C. Valet parking is available for $65 a day.

TAGS: corporate friendly, iconic, in demand.

 

 

 Hudson Mercantile, Manhattan

The Hudson Yards district was once isolated by a massive rail yard, and in true NYC form, transformed into the city’s newest and biggest real estate development. In the heart of the district lies the Hudson Mercantile, an event venue with three spaces: the Gallery, the Studio and the Rooftop.

WHY IS IT COOL? The modern and clean design is a blank slate for event planners, with nothing more than expansive architecture to lay the foundation.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Product launches, large-scale corporate events.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Each space ranges between 5,000 and 6,000 square feet. The entire venue holds 350 guests standing or 300 guests seated.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is 34th St A, C, E. Both street and valet parking are available.

TAGS: corporate friendly, new and newsworthy, attention to planner.

 

THE BEST CHEAP EVENT SPACES IN NYC

If you Google ‘free event space NYC’, you’ll probably find a handful of places that compromise on amenities. There is a fine line between budget-friendly and inferior quality. These New York City venues for events have achieved the perfect balance—affordability without the compromise.

 

 Frankies 457 Spuntino, Brooklyn

This Italian restaurant isn’t only famous for its meatballs and cavatelli. The converted blacksmith stable and accompanying garden can be rented for private events.

WHY IS IT COOL? With its exposed brick walls, overgrown vines, and sweeping fairy lights, the original rustic ambiance of the stable remains. Best yet, rates are competitive—the estimated price per head ranges between $75 and $200 depending on the number of guests and menu choices.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Luncheons, dinner parties, ceremonies.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The restaurant holds a maximum of 100 guests seated.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment, WiFi, no amplified music allowed.

CATERING: Frankies 457 Spuntino provides food and beverages from their Italian menu.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Carroll St, G. Street parking is available outside the venue.

TAGS: reinvention, the age of all-inclusive, immersive.

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New York City Fire Museum, Manhattan

The New York City Fire Museum is both a tribute to NYC’s fire service and an affordable event space.

WHY IS IT COOL? Guests are free to peruse the exhibits downstairs and then head to the third floor for the party. The space has all quintessential NYC loft features, including hardwood floors, high ceilings, and exposed brick walls. The loft can be rented for a flat rate of $3,500 for 8 hours or $450 per hour.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Small business meetings, themed parties, celebrations.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: At 3,030 square feet, it fits up to 300 standing.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: No in-house speaker system or AV equipment.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Spring St A, C, E. There is no parking facility at the museum, but guests can find nearby street and garage parking.

TAGS: attention to planner, experience friendly, experience first.

 

 

 The Albra Room at The Foundry, Long Island City

The Foundry is famous for its organic, rustic spaces that have hosted countless weddings and intimate events. New to the building is The Albra Room, a small section with a cozy, Tuscan feel.

WHY IS IT COOL? Vaulted glass ceilings, white brick walls, and alcove-shaped mirrors make for a versatile yet comfortable space. The Albra Room starts at $3,500 for 12 hours and includes access to the fully equipped kitchen and two staff members.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Luncheons, cocktail parties, celebrations.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: At 1,000 square feet, the room holds 70 guests standing.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment, WiFi

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is 21st St-Queensbridge. Free street parking is available outside the venue.

TAGS: new and newsworthy, emerging, attention to planner.

 

THE BEST SMALL EVENT SPACES NYC

When organizing a small-scale event, you want a space that caters to intimate conversation but still offers maximum flexibility. These three small event venues NYC set a leading example.

 

Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn

One of New York City’s most beloved small music venues also hosts events. The space is infamous for its folk music and delectable pub grub, but manages to host small-scale meetings with the same level of expertise.

WHY IS IT COOL? Charming, cozy, and a tad gritty, Jalopy Theater’s interior decor lends itself to intimate gatherings. Since the room is outfitted to host concerts, the venue is a top choice for small events that require advanced sound or lighting capabilities.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Private parties, performances, fundraisers, cocktail parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue is 1,000 square feet and column-free. It includes a kitchen and bar.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Stage comes equipped with advanced lighting and sound systems, WiFi.

CATERING: The venue has a coffee, beer, and wine bar. Additionally, the onsite kitchen can provide catering services.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Carroll St, G. There is street parking outside the venue.

TAGS: experience friendly, immersive, human friendly.

 

 

Gramercy Terrace at Gramercy Hotel, Manhattan

This garden oasis on the 18th floor of the Gramercy Hotel boasts sweeping views of Manhattan. The venue is divided into multiple spaces across the interior salon and exterior garden.

WHY IS IT COOL? With varying pockets of space, guests receive an intimate ambiance no matter how many rooms are rented. A retractable roof ensures events can run rain or shine. All details are overseen by an on-site event planning team.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Dinners, cocktail parties, board meetings.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The smallest section (one of the outdoor gardens) fits 40 guests reception style or 20 guests for a seated dinner over 600 square feet. The capacity of the other spaces ranges between 70 to 250 people, with the largest space covering 4,337 square feet.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment, WiFi, plasma television, video conferencing.

CATERING: Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group provides food and beverage.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is 23 St, R, W. Both valet and nearby garage parking are available.

TAGS: immersive, the age of all-inclusive, boutique.

 

 The Den at Fifty Hotel & Suites, Manhattan

The smallest venue on our list, The Den, hosts a mere 18 guests in a homelike setting.

WHY IS IT COOL? Complete with a fireplace, lounge furniture, and artwork-lined walls, the space is essentially a living room with event capabilities. Located on the second floor of The Fifty Hotel, on-site staff provide additional assistance on command.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Small conferences, business meetings.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The room is 450 square feet and holds up to 18 guests standing.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment, on-site IT support, WiFi.

CATERING: The Fifty Hotel provides food and beverage, including a nightly wine hour.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Lexington Av-53 St, E. Valet parking is available.

TAGS: human-friendly, the age of all-inclusive, boutique.

THE MOST CREATIVE MEETING SPACES IN NYC

These NYC meeting venues offer event planners out-of-the-ordinary characteristics that facilitate the creation of a unique or innovative experience.

 

Museum of the Moving Image, Queens

When you need advanced projection capabilities and custom content design, look no further than Museum of the Moving Image.

WHY IS IT COOL? With its existing AV infrastructure, any form of visual installation, film, or animation can be seamlessly incorporated into the event. Depending on the size of the event, Museum of the Moving Image offers a range of spaces that can be easily customized from their basic white interiors.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, exhibitions, VIP events, product launches.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: There are 12 rooms in total. The largest room has capacity for 267 theater style while the smallest holds 25 reception style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment includes digital cinema projection, Dolby Digital 3D, PA system with recording and playback, theatrical lighting capabilities, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Steinway St, R. There is no on-site parking, but guests can use nearby valets.

TAGS: innovative, forward-thinking, immersive.

 

The Green Building, Brooklyn

This industrial chic warehouse is as versatile as they come. The Green Building has hosted events from candlelit yoga to formal sales presentations.

WHY IS IT COOL? Originally built as a brass foundry, the rustic barn ambiance of The Green Building can be dressed up or down. With its advanced technological amenities and mobile mahogany bars, The Green Building takes on the designer’s vision.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Product launches, themed parties, team building retreats.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The main room accommodates 250 guests for a cocktail reception, or 160 for a seated dinner with a dance floor, across 4,000 square feet. Included in the rental is the outdoor courtyard—an additional 2,400 square feet.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house sound system, wall-mounted projector, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Carroll St, G. Street parking is available.

TAGS: human-friendly, forward thinking, attention to planner.

 

The Atrium, Brooklyn

Amongst the blooming cherry trees, rose gardens and ponds of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Atrium blends seamlessly into its surroundings.

WHY IS IT COOL? Underneath a green roof of native grasses and wildflowers lies a modern, eco-friendly event space. Lined with floor to ceiling glass windows, guests are treated to views of the Garden’s Cherry Esplanade and blooming foliage.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Corporate retreats, luncheons, dinner parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue accommodates up to 130 guests seated spread between the building and outdoor terrace.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment, WiFi, flexible configuration.

CATERING: Patina Restaurant Group provides food and beverage.

SUSTAINABILITY: Window walls utilize daylight to reduce energy consumption, use of durable materials reduces maintenance, and natural ventilation runs throughout the building.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Brooklyn Museum Station, 2, 3. Paid parking is available at 900 Washington Avenue.

TAGS: immersive, sustainability, in demand.

 

Katra Lounge, Manhattan

The Moroccan-inspired venue Katra Lounge is dramatic, exotic and cozy.

WHY IS IT COOL? The beauty is in the details, from the Atlas Mountain artisan tapestries draping the walls to the handcrafted sculptures. Guests dine in a dimly lit and evocative ambiance.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Celebrations, dinner parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The space is 4,000 square feet. For drinks-only, the lounge holds 350 guests. With dinner included, the capacity lowers to 100.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: DJ sound system, projection theater screen, WiFi.

CATERING: Katra Lounge handles all the catering with their tapas-style menu and signature cocktails.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Bowery Station, J. Street parking is available.

TAGS: bleisure-friendly, immersive, experience first.

THE BEST PRIVATE EVENT VENUES NYC

Whether you’re after an intimate, customizable space or a food and celebration focused venue, these four meeting venues in New York City excel at hosting private events.

 

Tavern on the Green, Manhattan

Celebrate in the iconic American restaurant Tavern on the Green and step into Central Park’s past.

WHY IS IT COOL? Steeped in history, the original building was built in the 1880s as a sheep fold. Gradually, the space developed into a restaurant, then a dance floor and patio were added, and eventually, it began hosting private events. The interior maintains its original charm with wood paneling reminiscent of the sheep fold.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Board dinners, holiday parties, charity events.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: There are six different spaces ranging between 1,672 and 9,880 square feet. The largest room holds 700 guests for a cocktail reception and 300 guests for a seated dinner. The smallest room holds 50 guests for a seated cocktail reception or 175 guests standing.

CATERING: Tavern on the Green provides food and beverage from their upscale American menu.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is 66 St - Lincoln Ctr, 1, 2. Guests can use nearby street parking.

TAGS: experience friendly, reinvention, in demand.

 

Loft on the Highline, Manhattan

Relish Caterers, a full-service catering and event planning company, recently opened Loft on the Highline, a breathtaking West Village loft.

WHY IS IT COOL? Tall windows not only flood the loft with natural light but provide views of the Hudson River and city skyline—spectacular during both day and night. The loft is a blank canvas with nothing more than wood floors and white walls to set the scene. This makes it ideal for customizing a private event.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Luncheons, dinner parties, celebrations, themed parties, product launches.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Divided between The South Studio, The North Studio, and The Terrace, the space holds 100, 60, and 100 respectively for a seated dinner. The whole space can accommodate 250 guests for cocktails. The entire loft is 3,500 square feet.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Custom lighting, surround sound and iPod/ DJ-ready sound system, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is 14 Street - 8 Av A, C, E, L. Guests can also use nearby street parking.

TAGS: attention to planner, experience first, boutique.

 

Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn

In between producing premium small-batch wines, the Brooklyn Winery also finds time to host all-inclusive private events.

WHY IS IT COOL? The ambiance here is moody and romantic with its candlelit wine barrel cocktail tables and repurposed mid century décor. Executive Chef Michael Gordon crafts the menu and an open bar provides endless Brooklyn Winery wines, local craft beer, and hard liquor.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Luncheons, dinner parties, holiday parties, celebrations.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Set in either the Atrium, Harvest or Parlor Room, the venue can accommodate up to 300 people for cocktails or 200 people for a seated dinner.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: 90” retractable screen with projector, wireless microphone, select DJs or bands allowed, iPod hookup, WiFi.

CATERING: Brooklyn Winery provides food and beverages.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subways station is Bedford Av, L. With its residential location, street parking is easy to find. The venue also recommends two nearby parking garages - 568 Union Avenue (between Frost Street + Richardson Street) and 544 Union Avenue (between Frost Street + Withers Street).

TAGS: human-friendly, the age of all-inclusive, bleisure-friendly.

 

 

Penthouse Studio, Manhattan

The most recent addition to the Go Studios rental facility, the Penthouse Studio, is an open, light-filled blank canvas that can be easily transformed.

WHY IS IT COOL? The 22-foot ceiling and skylight windows allow for maximum natural lighting as well as ample customizable space. Go Studios provides an in-house event planning team that manages the production, catering, and decorations.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Luncheons, dinner parties, celebrations, themed parties, product launches.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The studio offers 4,200 square feet of light-filled space spread across a main room, kitchen, and patio.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Advanced lighting, sound, and digital capabilities, hundreds of equipment accessories available (cameras, lighting accessories, cables, etc.), WiFi.

CATERING: Food and beverage is provided by Go Studios.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is 42 St - Port Authority, A, C, E.

TAGS: human-friendly, the age of all-inclusive, new and newsworthy.

THE BEST LARGE EVENT SPACES NYC

Organizing a large-scale event requires maximum on-site support, advanced technology, adaptable spaces and, of course, plenty of room. Look no further than these four New York City meeting venues.

 

The Grand Ballroom at The Plaza, Manhattan

The magnificence of this iconic venue is no secret upon witnessing the gold-detailed ceiling, ornate columns, glass chandeliers, and garden views.

WHY IS IT COOL? For over 50 years, The Plaza has been hosting landmark events in its Grand Ballroom. From Truman Capote’s “Black & White Ball” to Saturday Night Live’s  40th Anniversary After Party, this ballroom has witnessed some of history’s most grand scale events.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Large conferences, galas, trade shows, large product launches.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The interior reaches 4,800 square feet and accommodates 500 seated guests or 1,000 for cocktails.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment, WiFi.

CATERING: CPS Events manages the catering and personal service.

TRANSPORT:  The nearest subway station is 5 Avenue, R. The parking facility is off-site and valet is available for $95 a night.

TAGS: the age of all-inclusive, iconic, in demand.

 

Helen Mills Event Space and Theater, Manhattan

Surrounded by the tech startups, restaurants, and boutique shops of Chelsea, Helen Mills Event Space and Theater excels at providing an adaptable, user-friendly space to both corporations and artists.

WHY IS IT COOL? With its state-of-the-art sound and digital-video projection systems, on-site management and tech support, and all-inclusive packages, much of the stress inherent with planning large events is alleviated. More so, the street-level entrance makes loading and unloading oversized props and decorations a seamless process.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, exhibitions, product launches, fundraisers.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The loft-like space accommodates 300 guests for cocktail or 140 guests seated over 4,000 square feet.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house sound, lighting and projection, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is 28th St, 1, 2. There are several parking garages just minutes from the building.

TAGS: human friendly, the age of all-inclusive, theaters.

 

 

The Glasshouse, Manhattan

The name says it all. Glass windows surround nearly every inch of wall in this multifunctional venue.

WHY IS IT COOL? Guests are treated to expansive views of the Hudson River, Downtown and Midtown Manhattan. With a white canvas backdrop, The Glasshouse can be transformed into a variety of themes. And to assist with large-scale events, the venue offers a full event planning team, audiovisual and lighting services, hotel level staffing, and two on-site kitchens.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Dinner or cocktail parties, exhibitions, VIP events, fundraisers.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The space holds up to 200 for cocktails or 150 for a seated dinner over 3,400 square feet, plus a 200 square foot terrace.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Built-in audio and lighting systems, rigging capabilities, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is 34th St - Hudson Yards, 7. Nearby paid parking lots are available to guests.

TAGS: in demand, the age of all-inclusive, experience first

 

Terminal 5, Manhattan

If you picture strobe lights, loud music, and all-night-dancing at your next event, then Terminal 5 is your place.

WHY IS IT COOL? Upon entering this event venue, it’s easy to guess its original function. With a 40-foot ceiling surrounded by multi-level terraces, high-tech sound and light systems, and a big stage, it’s no surprise Terminal 5 was once the world’s top club of its size in regard to ticket sales. Nowadays, the amenities of the club transfer seamlessly to hosting large-scale events.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? VIP parties, celebrations.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Just the main floor holds 1,800 guests over 6,448 square feet. Add in the capacity of the 2nd and 3rd floor plus the rooftop and the venue accommodates a whopping 3,320 guests standing.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV equipment, live music/ DJ allowed, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is 50 St - 8 Av, A, C, E. Nearby street parking is available for guests.

TAGS: reinvention, human-friendly, forward-thinking.

THE BEST GALA VENUES NYC

When the venue is just as grandiose as the entertainment, you know you’ve picked the perfect gala space. These three New York event venues generate jaw-dropping, immersive experiences.

 

 Lepercq Space at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn

Inside the Brooklyn Academy of Music is one of the best New York meeting venues for extravagant events and galas. Originally designed as a ballroom, the space has since been converted to a suitable space for hosting large-scale events.

WHY IS IT COOL? Vaulted red arches lined with light bulbs span across the ceiling, alluding to the space’s original purpose. The ambiance is dramatic, moody, and stylish—ideal for galas. Not to mention, the hardwood oak floors are perfect for dancing.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Receptions, corporate meetings, parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: For a cleared room reception, the space holds up to 350 people over 4,900 square feet.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house atmospheric lighting, sound system with mixing console, DJ equipment, or band set-up, two projection screens, WiFi.

CATERING: All catering is done by Great Performances.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is at Fulton St, G. There are both street parking and parking garages nearby.

TAGS:  reinvention, experience first, immersive.

 

Grand Ballroom at Gotham Hall, Manhattan

Planning a gala as ornate as the interior of Gotham Hall’s Grand Ballroom is a true challenge.

WHY IS IT COOL? The 3,000 square foot stained-glass ceiling rises above a marble floor and limestone Corinthian columns. With a massive chandelier as the focal point, there is no shortage of extravagance here. Since Gotham Hall only hosts one event at a time, their event management team focuses all their attention on one event running smoothly, using their recommended vendors.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Galas, VIP events, corporate trade exhibits, product launches.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: At 9,980 square feet, the ballroom fits up to 1,200 guests for cocktails or 600 for a seated dinner.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Gotham Hall has exclusive vendors who manage the lighting, sound, and staging.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Times Square - 42 St, Q, R. There are several parking garages nearby, with the closest being on 36th Street between 5th and 7th Avenues.

TAGS:  immersive, the age of all-inclusive, iconic.

 

 

Guastavino’s, Manhattan

Owned by D&D London, a restaurant company that runs more than 30 of the most famous event venues in London, Paris, New York, and Tokyo, it’s no surprise that Guastavino’s makes the list of top gala event venues in New York.

WHY IS IT COOL? The massive interior, complete with granite arches supporting a Catalan vaulted tile ceiling, was built underneath the 59th Street Bridge. Guastavino’s event planning team handles the details, including a custom-designed menu from their Executive Chef. With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the city, gala guests are guaranteed the city’s top service.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Galas, cocktail receptions, corporate parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: At 15,000 square feet, the venue accommodates up to 780 guests theater style or 550 guests for a seated dinner.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Guastavino’s has exclusive vendors who manage lighting, sound, and staging.

CATERING: Guastavino’s provides all food and beverages.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway is Lexington Av - 59 St, R. Valet parking is available across the street.

TAGS: human-friendly, the age of all-inclusive, experience first.

 

583 Park Avenue, Manhattan

This stunning 1923 building is home to one of NYC’s premier event spaces for galas and varying social events.

 

WHY IS IT COOL? The building was recently restored to host a wide range of events, but the vintage glass chandelier as its centerpiece and elegant architecture alludes to its background. 583 Park Avenue’s team of event planners help to coordinate the event.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Galas, corporate parties, conferences, meetings.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The ballroom holds 700 seated guests plus an additional 240 on the balcony.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Recent renovation included the installation of state-of-the-art AV system, WiFi.

CATERING: 583 Park Avenue provides in-house catering.

TRANSPORT: The nearest subway station is Lexington Av - 63 St, Q, R. There are numerous nearby parking garages for guests.

TAGS: reinvention, the age of all-inclusive, corporate friendly.

 

 

IN CONCLUSION

From corporate event venues to small private spaces, New York City clearly excels at more than just thin crust pizza. With each coming year, event professionals search for more novelty, more technological advances, and more wow factor when choosing an event venue, and NYC remains at the forefront of these innovations. It’s no wonder that NYC event venues are a top international choice for conventions, performances, and celebrations. For answers to Google searches ranging from cheap event space NYC to creative meeting space NYC, these 25 choices are the top picks for 2019.

 

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