23 Unreal New York City Event Venues
Pick a category–any category–and New York City is likely to make one of the top spots. The Big Apple is a world leader in food, in population density, in financial services, in advertising, in fashion, in…you get the idea. So it goes without saying that Gotham City is also a fabulous place to throw a party or host an event. Large spaces, small spaces, music venues, and corporate event spaces dot nearly every street, and each a sight to be seen — and visited.
Capacity: 1200 Standing / 450 Seated
Location: 175 Van Dyke Street
Great For: Galas, Weddings
The builders of Red Hook’s Pier 41 couldn’t have known the view their Brooklyn creation would someday afford. But three decades after the Liberty Warehouse building was constructed, the Statue of Liberty was gifted to the United States. Instantly, Pier 41 gained one of the most majestic views in all of New York City. Today, Liberty Warehouse hosts 1200-person cocktail receptions, 400-person weddings, epic bar mitzvahs, and one incredible look at Lady Liberty.
Location: 1260 6th Ave
Great For: Performances, Product Launches, Presentations
If event venues were people, Radio City Music Hall would be the patriarch of the family. A theatre that defines art deco as we know it, Radio City is the ultimate performance destination. This 6000-seat theatre is where former Presidents go to speak, Tony Awards are polished before being won, and ticket holders go to be wowed. The performances and presentations hosted here can be summed up in a single word: epic.
Location: 1 World Trade Center
Great For: VIP Events, Product Launches
High atop one of the tallest buildings in the world, ASPIRE at One World Observatory treats guests to 102nd story views of New York in clean and contemporary surroundings. For anyone planning a VIP-studded event, One World is a destination known to decorators, chauffeurs, and visitors alike. A dedicated ASPIRE coordinator rounds out a team of A-list party pros, including world-class chefs whose creations treat guests mingling amidst 9000 square feet of space.
Capacity: 225 Standing / 90 Seated
Location: 123 Nassau Street
Great For: Holiday Party, Reception
Those looking for minimalist surroundings should not consider the Beekman. To everyone else: you’re in luck. A venue with a look from another era, the posh hotel is an icon of architecture and decor. Whether hosting a retro cocktail hour, an elegant wedding, or a multi-tiered presentation in the atrium, the Beekman is one of those treasured venues that doesn’t need a single piece of decor in order to look its best.
Capacity: 700 Cocktail / 300 Seated
Location: Central Park at West 67th Street
Great For: Charity Events, Weddings, Galas
Tavern on the Green is as much a part of New York City folklore as the Empire State Building or the yellow taxi. “Tavern,” one of the most famous restaurants in the country, happily hosts private groups of as few as 8 in their private dining rooms, or Page Six-worthy galas that envelop the entire restaurant for as many as 700.
Capacity: 300 Seated / 350 Standing
Location: 500 West 36th Street
Great For: Galas, Charity Events, Product Launches
A short walk from the glass ceiling of the Javits Center, Hudson Mercantile is a collection of gallery, studio, and rooftop event spaces. Each is a blank canvas, conveniently located in the acclaimed Hudson Yards area and perfect for a VIP after party following an event at the Javits Center.
Location: 583 Park Avenue
Great For: Conventions, Conferences, Galas
Glance at a snapshot of 583 Park Avenue, and you’ll be surprised to hear you’re looking at an event space in New York. Its soaring columns, red brick facade, and elegant craftsman entryways offer a classic, formal alternative to the gleaming modern spaces that dot Manhattan. With capacity for up to 2300 guests, 583 Park Avenue is a fitting destination for a large, elegant evening or multi-day event.