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Best places to host an event in New York

Best places to host an event in New York

The following is a directory of event venues in New York. Descriptions are provided by the venue.

Each venue is categorized as suitable for any of the following types of events:

  • Corporate meeting — Host training, workshops, or an off-site meeting.
  • Stand & mingle — When you want guests to move around and mingle. Focus on quiet venues that facilitate conversation. Venues include private rooms in a bar or restaurant as well as apartments or rooftops you can rent.
  • Sit-down meal — Primarily restaurants. We seek out quieter venues that allow for conversation.
  • Retreat — Host a multi-day off-site retreat, meeting, or workshop with overnight accommodations.
  • Special experience — Unique events such as cruises, hot air balloons, cooking classes, walking tours, and other team building activities.

If you would like to suggest a venue in New York, please submit a recommendation here.

Banter 

Banter NYC is a Australian inspired cafe and restaurant serving delicious food and friendly Banter. A light filled relaxed cafe offering tasty, breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks. They do not accept reservations, but do host private events.

Address: 169 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012 and 643 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
Website
: https://www.banternyc.com/
Email: josh@banternyc.com
Type of events: Sit-down meal

Blender Workspace

Award-winning venue featuring a classic contemporary aesthetic. Thoughtfully designed event spaces that enhance and inspire. Classic contemporary aesthetic, turn-of-the-century loft, make for an impressive space to host your next meeting or event. 35 private offices offer 15,000 square feet of workspace with three meeting rooms, six lounges, and 3,000 square feet of cafe and event space accommodating up to 150 people. We offer fully customizable catering menus to fit your guest’s needs. You may finalize your menu selections after booking the event space.

Address: 135 Madison Ave, Floor 8, New York, NY 10016
Website
: https://blenderworkspace.com/
Phone: +1 212 994 0230
Email: events@blenderworkspace.com
Type of events: Corporate meetings, stand & mingle
Recommended by: Umbrex hosted a top-tier event here and found it to be a great space.

Cafeteria

Cafeteria’s iconic venue is the perfect setting for private dining and special events. Our smartly designed PDR is a study in understated sophistication. The Lounge, located on the lower level, has its own bar and is great for intimate private receptions…Cafeteria style! Our celebrated comfort food menu and innovative cocktail program will keep your guests talking long after the party’s over. Whether its a small luncheon for twenty guests or gala for 500, let Cafeteria cater your next affair with a custom menu that’s tailor made for your brand.

Address: 119 7th Ave, New York, NY 10010
Website
: https://cafeteriagroup.com/
Phone: +1 212 414 1717
Email: events@cafeteriagroup.com
Type of events: Stand & mingle, sit-down meal

Chama Mama

Bringing Georgian flavors and traditions to New York City from over 5,574 miles away. Interested in hosting an event such as a birthday, office party or rehearsal dinner or more, we are happy to book this for you. For bookings of 10-15 people or more they offer a prix fixe menu.

Address: 149 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011 and 373 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
Website
: https://www.chamamama.com/
Phone: +1 646 438 9007
Email: events@chamamama.com
Type of events: Sit-down meal

Convene

Meeting and event spaces that inspire and thoughtfully designed office suites and common areas built for collaboration. Multiple locations throughout NYC offering flexible office space, meeting space, and event space. When it comes to hosting meetings and events, we take care of everything so you can focus on your guests. Whether it’s planning an executive summit, team offsite, conference, panel or mixer – we’ve got you covered. We provide everything you need—space, furniture, technology, catering and staffing – no additional vendors required. Our cutting-edge meeting rooms, conference rooms, and event spaces come in all shapes and sizes, for gatherings large and small. World leaders, visionaries and small business owners connect and collaborate here. Host major moments. Change the world, perhaps. Our award-winning spaces are designed to inspire.

Address: 101 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10006
Website
: https://convene.com/
Phone: +1 888 730 7307
Type of events: Corporate meeting, stand & mingle

Gather

Gather is Bond Collective’s portfolio of unique venues for both small and large scale events. With the options to bring in your own vendors or utilize one of our all-inclusive packages, we strive to customize each event to be seamless and to the highest quality. Connect with one of our hospitality professionals today to bring your vision to life!

Address: 55 Broadway New York, NY 10006
Website
: https://bondgather.com/
Phone: +1 917 581 0607
Type of events: Corporate meeting, sit-down meal, stand & mingle

Gemma

Gemma is an Italian Trattoria located on the ground floor of The Bowery Hotel. Chef Andrea Taormina pairs rustic, seasonal cuisine with an extensive Italian wine list in an ambient setting. Event spaces include The Bowery Terrace, decorated in a classic old world style with wood-beamed 13 foot ceilings, salvaged brick walls, Moroccan tiled floors, antique tapestries, an expansive outdoor terrace, and a glazed fireplace; and the Gemma Wine Room, an intimate setting for small groups to celebrate any occasion. We can accommodate up to 45 guests for a seated dinner and up to 50 guests for a cocktail reception.

Address: 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Website
: https://www.theboweryhotel.com/dining/gemma/
Phone: +1 212 505 7300
Email: events@bohonyc.com
Type of events: Sit-down meal, stand & mingle

Il Fiorista

A restaurant, bar, café, florist, boutique, and community education space that embraces the manifold uses and beautiful benefits of flowers. Host your next private event at Il Fiorista. Designed by award-winning architect Elizabeth Roberts, our bright, 95-seat space features energetic murals by artist Leanne Shapton and custom furnishings by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, including The Flower Room for more intimate gatherings of 23 guests or less. Additionally, we can curate and offer private group classes relating to floral design, health & wellness, arts & crafts, and more, for any occasion. Il Fiorista’s Volkswagen Van can be rent for private events everyday in New York City.

Address: 17 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010
Website
: https://www.ilfioristanyc.com/
Phone: +1 646 490 8240
Email: info@ilfioristanyc.com
Type of events: Sit-down meal, stand & mingle

Jack’s Wife Freda

The menu at Jack’s Wife Freda tells the story of the dishes we know and love from our childhoods in Israel and South Africa, as well as New York’s Jewish food and culture, emphasizing bright, fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation. Our love for our adopted hometown is reflected in everything at Jack’s Wife Freda, from our lively atmosphere, all-day dining hours, effortless ambience and joyful sense of community. You can still find us here in SoHo, or visit one of our locations on Carmine Street in the West Village, West 16th Street in Chelsea, and Wythe Ave in Brooklyn.

Address: 226 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012 (plus 3 other NYC locations)
Website
: https://jackswifefreda.com/
Phone: +1 212 510 8550
Email: info@jackswifefreda.com
Type of events: Sit-down meal, stand & mingle

Nami Nori

Originating in New York City, Nami Nori is a casual temaki bar specializing in open-style sushi hand rolls. Our menu features signature temaki, including crunchy varieties, as well as takes on the classics and a special vegan section. The open-style temaki allows guests to enjoy a wide variety of flavors, in each fun-to-eat, visually tempting bite. We are currently accepting reservations for indoor & outdoor dining, up to two weeks in advance.

Address: 33 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014 (plus 2 other NYC locations)
Website
: https://naminori.nyc/
Phone: +1 646 998 4588
Email: info@naminori.nyc
Type of events: Sit-down meal

Pinto Garden

Located in the heart of the West Village, Pinto Garden is home to vibrant and ambitious Thai cuisine prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. For the menu, Chef Teerawong “Yo” Nanthavatsiri takes inspiration from his favorite dishes found in his home city of Bangkok, as well as throughout Thailand’s diverse regions. In true Thai dining fashion, we serve the food family-style. Dinner at Pinto Garden is a festive communal experience for friends and family to gather at our tables, sharing food and conversation. We can accommodate party up to 10 guests. Our Garden is fully covered (not an outdoor space).

Address: 117 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011
Website
: https://www.pintogarden.com/
Phone: +1 212 366 5455
Email: info@pintonyc.com
Type of events: Sit-down meal

Shoo Shoo Nolita

Channeling the energy of Tel Aviv’s bohemian cafe culture through a New York lens, the restaurant was designed to foster the simple, timeless act of bringing people together around a common table. Focusing on grass-fed organic proteins, whole grains, and seasonal vegetables, Shoo Shoo Nolita serves brunch and dinner menus of shareable plates that encourage people to taste and enjoy many dishes throughout a meal, creating a communal table and a symphony of flavors every time you walk through the door. There is also a speakeasy bar located downstairs.

Address: 371 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Website
: https://shooshoonolita.com/
Phone: +1 646 590 6800
Email: ShooShoonolitaevents@gmail.com
Type of events: Sit-down meal, stand & mingle

The Lofts at Prince

Business events require an easy host. We offer Free WiFi, projector, IT staff, tables, chairs, polycom, video conferencing and more to make your event unstressed. We set-up, breakdown, and clean up so you don’t have any distractions. Three business meeting spaces accommodate meetings from two people and up, ranging from 500 to 2,250 square feet. Each space includes: Coffee, Tea and Water bottles, Tables, Chairs, Set-up and Clean-up, Projector, Screen, Wifi, IT Staff to assist, Easels, White boards, Markers. Outside Catering is allowed or we can assist.

Address: 177 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Website
: https://www.theloftsatprince.com/
Phone: +1 212 390 0177
Email: info@theloftsatprince.com
Type of events: Corporate meetings

The New York Society for Ethical Culture

Humanist community dedicated to ethical relationships, social justice, and democracy since 1876. We celebrate life’s joys, support each other through life’s challenges, and work together to build a more just world. Offering breathtaking views of Central Park and elegant, well-appointed spaces, our historic meeting house is the perfect venue for your special event. Our beautiful, century-old building retains its historic charm while providing guests with the very best in modern services.

Our facilities can accommodate a wide variety of gatherings, and Ethical Culture Leaders are available to officiate at any type of occasion, including weddings and memorials. Whether you are planning an intimate cocktail reception for twenty or a full-scale musical performance for eight hundred, NYSEC will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. We have the right space – at the right price – for you.

Address: 2 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023
Website
: https://ethical.nyc/
Phone: +1 212 874 5210
Email: rentals@nysec.org
Type of events: Corporate meetings, stand & mingle, sit-down meal

The Sanctuary

We host one event at a time and dedicate our energy to ensuring your exciting moment is uniquely yours. The space is located directly on the East River with a spectacular view of Manhattan. It is a one of a kind location right in NYC! Our amenities include an indoor and outdoor sound system, newly renovated indoor and outdoor bathrooms, bar and patio-style tables and seating, and event lighting. Tents and banquet furniture are available for rental. We have an in-house catering partner, or you can choose your own vendor and use our ample indoor catering space and prep area. The Sanctuary also has a custom wood-fired pizza oven and outdoor bar with bar service available upon booking. There are multiple locations available for on-site ceremonies, a bridal suite, and renovated guest rooms for those looking to make their event a true destination.

Address: 851 Main St, New York, NY 10044
Website
: https://thesanctuaryri.com/
Phone: +1 718 300 1574
Email: events@thesanctuaryri.com
Type of events: Corporate meetings, stand & mingle, sit-down meal, retreat

The University Club of New York

More than an architectural landmark. Through the vitality of its members, it has evolved into New York’s premier social club offering unparalleled services to members – from gracious dining, luxurious accommodations and a variety of social events, to extensive athletic facilities and the world’s largest and finest club library.

Exclusively for members and their guests, the Club is the perfect venue for your family, social, holiday or corporate events. Our banquet rooms are designed to fit your needs, with a range of sizes that accommodate meetings for as few as four, to a reception or wedding for as many as 300 guests. Whether you choose to host a private board meeting, a multi-day seminar, or celebrate an intimate special occasion, our team of professionals will handle every detail. From beginning to end, our impeccably trained banquet, culinary, and service teams will ensure that every aspect of your event is executed seamlessly. They will help you create your own unique menu or guide you through suggestions from our gourmet menus and impressive wine list. The quality and value offered by our Club are second to none.

Address: 1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
Website
: https://www.universityclubny.org/
Phone: +1 212 247 2100
Type of events: Corporate meetings, stand & mingle, sit-down meal

Other Resources for Finding Event Venues

In addition to the individual event venues listed here, there are also a number of companies and listing platforms that offer many venues across multiple locations. As an additional resource for sourcing the perfect venue for your event, we have created this directory of such websites.