42 New York City Venues Your Attendees Will Love
Hosting your event in the city that never sleeps? Discover stunning New York City venues, including TheTimesCenter, Angelika Film Center, and 583 Park Avenue.
Hundreds of millions of people come to the city every year to attend events and do business. There are plenty of great venues for event planners to explore in the city, ranging from the smallest, intimate venue to a grand, Beaux-Arts ballroom. But finding the perfect New York City venue for your next event can feel overwhelming.
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The 42 Best New York City Venues
1. Clinton Hall
Source: Clinton Hall
Location: Financial District
Located on 90 Washington Street, Clinton Hall is a beer hall and courtyard garden in the Financial District. This location offers 20 draught beers and ciders on rotation for your guests. If your event attendees like a curated list of IPAs and lagers, Clinton Hall may be the perfect venue for your next private party or casual corporate event.
2. 404 NYC
Source: 404 NYC
Location: Hudson Yards
With 7,500 square feet of usable event space, 404 NYC can be transformed into the New York venue of your dreams. The multi-level space is just 2 blocks from the Jacob Javits Center, making it a perfect getaway from those attending large conferences or conventions. Some of 404’s famous clients include Facebook, Twitter, HBO, YouTube, HGTV Magazine, and QVC.
Source: Ramscale Studio
Location: West Village
The photogenic Ramscale studio, located in the West Village, overlooks the Highline and is the perfect spot for an intimate gathering. It’s an ideal space for product launches, fashion shows, and corporate retreats. Your guests will have stunning views of lower Manhattan, the Hudson River, and New York Harbor. With natural light flowing through its windows at all times, the space feels modern, airy, and refreshing.
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The Loft in Flatiron on West 23rd Street was originally a members-only club but is now open for select, private events. This space has its own theater and media room, making it a good location for screening and presentations. This New York event venue provides organizers with A/V Equipment, WiFi and is handicap accessible.
5. Space 530
Source: Space 530
Enjoy a sleek, full-service event venue at Space 530. Located in the Fashion District, Space 530 is perfect for press events, speaker panels, team off-sites, and corporate meetings. The venue features state-of-the-art A/V equipment, lounge seating, a built-in LED bar, conference rooms, and passenger elevators. This event venue seems ideal for a swanky networking event!
Source: Raines Law Room at The William
Looking to enjoy cocktails with your guests at your next event? The Raines Law Room at The William may be your ideal event space. Located on 24 East 39th Street, Raines Law Room at The William is just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station but feels like a speakeasy in the roaring ’20s.
7. Stage 48
Source: Stage 48
Location: Hell’s Kitchen
Capacity: 100 – 1,400
Enjoy beautiful skyline views as your host your next event at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen. This New York venue has four unique spaces inspired by New York City’s old west side and offers catering services, valet parking, and coat checking services.
Location: Times Square
Rooftop 760 is a multi-level event space with an outdoor patio that overlooks the Theater District. The space provides event planners with state-of-the-art A/V and sound systems and high-definition TV screens. Plus this venue is just blocks from Times Square, famously called The Crossroads of the World.
9. Three Sixty°
Source: Tribeca 360
Capacity: 175 – 720
Enjoy 30,000 square feet of event space at Three Sixty°. This venue can host up to 700 guests and is located in the center of Tribeca, a part of the city that Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Taylor Swift call home. Executive Chef, Joseph Jenkins will help you create a custom menu to fit both your guests’ tastes and your budget.
10. Pier 36 NYC
Source: Pier 36
Location: Lower East Side
Located on South Street, Pier 36 is a state-of-the-art sport and entertainment facility. Have a lot of supplies and props? Pier 36 offers easy access for commercial and large vehicles loading and unloading on its 55,000 square foot lot. Take note event planners, not all New York City venues feature such easy access or a large capacity for large-scale events and conferences.
Source: The NoMad Hotel
Capacity: 120 – 345
The Parisian-inspired NoMad Hotel on Broadway offers event planners both indoor and outdoor spaces for their events. Your guests can relax on the rooftop, dine in the restaurant or meet in a private dining room. NoMad provides catering services with food by Chef Daniel Humm, to help you create an elegant and delicious affair for guests.
12. Rainbow Room
Source: Rainbow Room
Location: Midtown East
Capacity: 270 – 300
Considered a quintessential New York City Venue, the Rainbow Room sits 65 stories over Rockefeller Center on Rockefeller Plaza. The Rainbow Room marries historic glamour with modern luxury. You can expect premier service, sparkling city views, and a refined event for your attendees.
Source: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
Location: Midtown West
Host exclusive screenings, executive presentations, panel discussions, and private parties at The NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. The auditorium features a platform stage and is equipped with modern technologies like Surround Sound, video conferencing capabilities, and wireless broadband internet.
14. 3 West Club
Source: 3 West Club
This venue is located in Midtown Manhattan and boasts over 7,000 square feet of meeting space. For your overnight guests, the 3 West Club also offers overnight accommodations for meeting groups. The venue features crystal chandeliers, vaulted ceilings, art deco details throughout, and more than 27 main hotel rooms and 2 suites to host your event.
15. Employees Only
Source: Employees Only
Location: West Village
For a true speakeasy event, be sure to check out the globally recognized Employees Only bar. This New York favorite includes legendary cocktails, American and Eastern European-inspired food, and the iconic undulating bar with Arc Deco accents. Throw an intimate cocktail party together or take your dinner guests on a journey back in time during your next event.
16. The Farm Soho
Source: The Farm Soho
Make your guests feel at home at your next event at The Farm Soho. This trendy Missouri farmland-inspired venue has a highly configurable space for conferences, customer dinners, networking events, or breakout sessions. The beautifully designed space includes oak barn-wood, corrugated tin, and Americana pieces that will give your next event a fun, laid-back style.
Source: 19th Ave Stage
The 19th Avenue Event and Exhibition Center offers an 11,000-square-foot space for any event. You can also take advantage of their smaller support areas for lectures, conferences, and other gatherings.
Source: Gotham Hall
Not a fan of competing with other events in the same venue? Gotham Hall Events only hosts one event at a time, which means your event will steal the show (since it’s the only one inside). Celebrities like Britney Spears and the Bachelorette have come to Gotham Hall Events because of the stellar service of its event management team, and because unlike other New York City venues, Gotham Hall Events can truly impress attendees.
Capacity: 50 – 1,000
This conveniently located event space has multiple configurations to suit large-scale galas, corporate dinners, networking events, or product launches. With two large event spaces, Espace can accommodate 400-500 seated or 1,000-1,200 standing guests. The 3,500 square foot function room features wireless internet access and a DJ Booth.
Location: West Side
la.venue is located inside the famous “Terminal Stores” in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Originally built in 1891, the seven-story warehouse originally served as a railroad access point for merchants. Today, the venue is equipped with modern-day technology and features stunning exposed brick and wide-plank wood floors. It’s a great venue for organizers interested in combining the old with the new.
21. 583 PARK AVENUE
Source: 583 Park Ave
Location: Upper East
This venue recently underwent a major renovation and is now equipped with a state-of-the-art A/V system. The glamor of this space has made it a popular choice among organizers planning galas and award ceremonies.
Location: Lower East Side
Capacity: 700 – 1,500
Host your next event in Capitale’s 15,000 square foot Grand Ballroom. The stunning Beaux-Arts venue is a perfect match for team seminars, launch parties, and lavish corporate galas. Organizers can also utilize one of the venue’s private rooms on the upper level for more intimate gatherings.
23. The Glasshouses
The Glasshouses is located in the Chelsea Arts Tower and is available for a variety of corporate and private events. The Glasshouses consists of two event spaces: Glasshouse 14 (3,600 square feet.) and Glasshouses 21 (3,400 square feet). The two levels can be rented together or separately and each space can accommodate up to 200 guests for cocktail parties and 150 guests for sit down dinners. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide event attendees with sweeping skyline views, it’s a great space for a sophisticated gathering.
24. PENTHOUSE 45
Source: Penthouse 45
Location: Times Square
Enjoy panoramic views of the NYC Skyline and the Hudson River at Penthouse 45. The venue boasts 2,500 square feet of indoor event space and 1,750 square feet of outdoor terrace space. Penthouse 45 offers multimedia amenities like a Bose ControlSpace Audio System and Sony BluRay/DVD/CD Player. Plus it features a professional kitchen for caterers to work comfortably, multiple built-in television monitors and a grand fireplace.
25. The Town Hall
Source: The Town Hall
Famous for its intimate atmosphere and amazing acoustics, The Town Hall is a 1,500-seat historic venue located on West 43rd Street. Designers McKim, Mead and White got rid of Box seats and eliminated all obstructions of view, making the saying “No bad seat in the house” completely true at this event venue. The Town Hall is available for daily and weekly rentals, rental periods include set-up, performance, and load-out.
26. Wythe Hotel
Source: Wythe Hotel
The Wythe Hotel is located in Brooklyn along the Williamsburg waterfront. The luxury hotel boosts six event venues perfect for corporate events, workshops, or networking events. Choose from rustic indoor hall, a loft space overlooking the New York skyline, screening room, or a picturesque garden terrace.
OFFSITE is Midtown Manhattan’s exclusive creative meeting venue. Your guests will have access to OFFSITE’s whiteboards, large-screen TVs, smart boards and 50-foot display wall. This stunning event space will surely help organizers to increase event registrations once attendees realize how inspiring this space is!
Lightbox, NYC’s first immersive events and interactive arts venue, provides event planners with technologies that create virtual reality experiences, and immersive video mapping. Some of Lightbox’s clients include: MTV, Vimeo, Nike, Vine, Lancome, HP, L’Oreal and Ralph Lauren. Take advantage of event technology and wow event attendees using the amazing new tools Lightbox offers organizers!
29. The Palace
Source: The Palace
The Palace on Madison Avenue is the first five-star, five-diamond hotel in NYC history. The Palace offers over 30,000 square feet of event space across four expansive floors and contains several individual spaces for smaller meetings.
Penn6 offers its private event space to event planners. You can also utilize the private loft at Penn6 NYC to host an event of any size. Venue staff are available to help organizers create an amazing corporate outing!
Source: ARENA Event Space
Location: Midtown West
Rent out up to 5,600 square feet of event space at ARENA Event Space on West 41st Street. This venue offers in-house extensive lighting & AV System to its event planners.
Location: Greenwich Village
91, is the perfect venue for small events. Located in Greenwich Village, 91 features two main areas and is home to renowned catering company, The Upper Crust.
33. Charlie Bird
Location: West Village
If you’re looking for traditional American and Italian cuisine, host your next sit-down dinner at Charlie Bird. Charlie Bird is famous for its seafood, roasted meats, great wine and creamy espresso. You can rent an intimate private dining room your dinner event. If you’re planning a large event, you can rent the entire restaurant.
Sit poolside at your next midsummer event when you book McCarren Hotel & Pool in Brooklyn. Event goers will love the fact that they can take a dip in the hotel pool if your event is casual and is happening in New York’s humid summer months.
Location: Midtown East
Host a working lunch, conference or cocktail party at Iberostar 70 Park Avenue Hotel. You can book space in their Penthouse Suite, at their 101 Park Ave meeting location or reserve between 6 to 9 hotel rooms for your next event or small meeting.
Source: Angelika Film Center
The New York Angelika Film Center & Café is located in New York City’s trendy Soho neighborhood and features six auditoriums equipped with on-screen computer projection, surround sound and wireless and lavalier microphones. Host your next film screening, cocktail hour, award ceremony, or corporate presentation in this unique space. Not all New York City venues feature such state of the art equipment – event planners take note!
Location: Midtown East
Most of the New York City venues on our list are restaurants or dedicated event spaces. WeWork is something a bit different. Typically, WeWork is known as $10 billion coworking space startup. But some of their office locations also offer private event spaces. Take WeWork Bryant Park location as an example. This space features stunning views of Bryant Park. It’s an elegant space perfect for a networking event, or small meetup.
38. Loft 172
Source: Loft 172
Location: Fort Greene
Loft 172 is the ideal event space for professional events and corporate functions. This venue features a large party room, one smaller room that can be used for a smaller meeting space, a large kitchen, three bathrooms and an outdoor roof-top deck that is accessible from the loft.
39. The W Loft
Source: The W Loft
The W Loft is a glass building with scenic waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The W Loft can fit up to 150 people for a standing event or up to 80 people for a seated function with space for networking.
40. MEET in SoHo
MeetNYC in SoHo features a whimsical space for creative brainstorming, breakout sessions, and presentations. The space includes custom conference tables, two 65″ TVs and projectors, an elevated stage, and podium. MeetNYC also has a venue on Chrystie St and their newest space will be opening on Broadway and Madison in 2019.
TheTimesCenter is a versatile, visually stunning venue comprised of two state-of-the-art spaces: The Stage and The Hall. The Stage is a striking 378-seat auditorium, easily utilized for industry conference presentations and cinema-quality film screenings. The Hall is a customizable 5,000 square-foot event space, easily transformed for receptions, product exhibitions, or anything in between. Both rooms are equipped with extensive AV equipment and distinct lobbies, making TheTimesCenter the perfect fit for mega industry conferences and intimate gatherings alike. Rely on an expert production team to bring your dream event to life.
42. VR World
Source: VR World
VR World is North America’s largest mixed reality entertainment venue with over 50 immersive VR experiences. The three-level venue features breathtaking architecture and immersive installations to blend a bold nightlife atmosphere with state-of-the-art technology. The venue’s multiple spaces make it flexible for more intimate gatherings with groups of 20 or larger events that require a full venue buy-out to host up to 575 guests. With a full liquor bar, multiple screens, event lighting and system coupled with a rotating selection of the best gaming, film and art in virtual and augmented reality, you can expect a never-ending adventure that caters to diverse audiences in the heart of Manhattan.
Wrapping Up: The Perfect New York Event Venue
New York City is a vibrant destination with event venues and catering services to suit any event organizer’s vision. If you’d like to learn about some of the most daring events in New York and across the globe then check out Bizzabo’s IN-PERSON Podcast series, where we interview the very leaders that make those events happen.
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Originally published on March 22, 2016 and updated for relevance in 2021.