5 New York City Venues You Might Not Know

New York City venues

Have you ever wondered which city is the most commonly chosen for holding events? In its report, AMEX lists the top places around the world, so it’s worth to look a bit closer at them. Starting with New York City, where hundreds of millions of people come to attend events and do business annually, we have chosen some interesting venues – not necessarily the largest, but ones which have that spark.

#1 The Hammerstein Ballroom

It is a part of the Manhattan Center. The venue was created by Oscar Hammerstein in 1906 as a Manhattan Opera House, an alternative to the popular yet comparatively expensive Metropolitan Opera, which some years later paid Hammerstein to stop operating as an opera venue for ten years. Thanks to this, the Hammerstein opened for a variety of events, standing a great event space appreciated by many organizers and planners now. Due to its original purpose and design, the object offers great technical conditions for productions, special events, live or taped broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.

Space is used during a wide range of events: fashion shows, launch events, official galas.

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Source: box-officetickets.com

Samsung Product Launch event venue

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch, source: news.samsung.com

New York City Venue Fashion Show

Grenoble Fall/Winter 2014/15 fashion show, source: falovers.com

Gala Event New York City

We Are Family’s fundraising gala 2017, source: bizbash.com

A few words about logistics:

  • Max. Reception Capacity: 2 500
  • Max. Seated Capacity: 1 000
  • Square feet space: 12 000

We’ve chosen this place due to its space flexibility and ability to host almost any type of event. Also, the great impression is made by design and lighting.

Official website: The Hammerstein Ballroom

#2 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

It is the busiest convention center in the United States. The venue, named for one of the United States Senators is host to many leading conventions, trade shows, consumer shows and special events. With its total area space of 1 800 000 square feet and 840 000 square feet of exhibit space, it is a perfect choice as for exhibitions, trade fairs and other events requiring large space.


political event New York City venues

The “center of glass igloos” was used during Hillary Clinton’s Election Night event. Source: theguardian.com


Comic Con Event New Your City Venues

Comic-Con – one of the most popular and the biggest convention for comics and fantasy enthusiasts. Source: mouseplanet.com

This venue drew our attention because of its design full of glass and spacious indoors that is suitable for big-sized events.

Official website: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

#3 620 Loft & Garden

The venue stands out from the others mentioned because it brings some fresh air to the events. Literally! 620 Loft and Garden is a unique place combining interior space and rooftop garden, featuring one of the finest views in New York City – St. Patrick’s Cathedral, along with the famous Prometheus Statue. Garden space of 684 square feet doesn’t really let organize a huge conference or a vast gala, but it will do very nicely as for business or networking meeting. A tented area on the rooftop keeps the event going year round.

New York City venues rooftop loft reception

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New York City venues rooftop loft reception

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New York City venues rooftop loft reception

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620 Loft & Garden Experience get on our list since it provides an extraordinary experience and enables to take advantage of beautiful city view during an extravagant rooftop reception.

Official website: 620 Loft & Garden

#4 Tavern on the Green

The historic restaurant stands an iconic point on the map of New York City since 1934. Excellent location in the Central Park makes the Tavern on the Green unusual venue as well as redesigned space and reinvigorated menu. The place offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, combining the elements of Central Park, modern renovation, and the iconic history of Tavern on the Green. Whether you are planning a board dinner, after party, small gala, or business meeting, the event held among nature with every detail planned and taken care of by the organizational team is always a brilliant idea.

New York City Venues Central Park Tavern on the Green

source: nycgo.com

New York City Venues Central Park Tavern on the Green

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The place got on the list as it is an unusual one. It’s due to the location that combines the peacefulness of Central Park and the energy of New York City. With its long history, despite the overall changes Tavern on the Green has always met visitors’ expectations.

Official website: Tavern on the Green

#5 American Museum of Natural History

The venue closing our list is actually special. American Museum of Natural History not only delivers the knowledge about the natural environment but, surprisingly, also provides an amazing space for events. The choice is really wide. As we can see from the museum’s web page the options range from cocktail receptions, screenings, social celebrations to red carpet events, meetings, and conferences. What’s more, every space is themed and connected with the museum’s matter in some way. If you want to ignite creativity and think outside the box as for choosing the venue, don’t hesitate to visit this one.

New York City Venues museum

source: American Museum of Natural History

New York City Venues museum

source: American Museum of Natural History

New York City Venues museum

source: American Museum of Natural History

This choice is quite obvious. What’s most important, American Museum of Natural History is a venue that fits for all types of events. The venue for sure delivers an unforgettable experience since conference or business meeting is accompanied by the 94′ blue whale and the watery light of an undersea above the attendees’ heads.

Official website: American Museum of Natural History


Perhaps these venues are nothing new for New Yorkers and probably everyone here is familiar with mentioned names. But if you plan your first event in New York it’s worth to take a closer look at them. Finding the perfect venues can be overwhelming, especially in huge cities that offer plenty of event space.

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