American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West & 79th Street New York, NY
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the most architecturally magnificent and educationally rich venues in the world to host a special event. Over 40 spectacular exhibition halls showcase the natural wonders of our planet and the universe beyond as well as the greatest treasures of human cultures. The Museum, with its 136-year tradition of exploration and scientific inquiry, has played host to some of the most glittering, prestigious, and spectacular events for world leaders, sport greats, celebrities in movies, television and media, as well as to galas for corporations and not-for-profit organizations. The American Museum of Natural History is unsurpassed by any other venue in New York City. Where else can you dine under a 94-foot blue whale, sip cocktails next to one of the world's tallest freestanding dinosaur displays, or dance among the planets? The Milstein Hall of Ocean Life offers one of the largest spaces in New York City for a seated dinner, and the Rose Center for Earth and Space can accommodate 1,500 for a stand-up reception. The Museum's theaters are equipped with cutting-edge audio-visual technology and are ideal for film premieres, multi-media presentations, and award ceremonies. From the Big Bang to ancient fossils, from world cultures to a Central African rain forest, the American Museum of Natural History offers the ultimate in exceptional and extraordinary backgrounds for your cocktail reception, product launch, showcase, gala dinner, or celebration. These one-of-a-kind event spaces are available to corporate and individual patrons of the Museum and not-for-profit groups.
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Akeley Hall of African Mammals
Astor Turret
Cullman Hall of the Universe
Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth
Hall of Biodiversity
Hall of Northwest Coast Indians
Halls of Saurischian and Ornithischian Dinosaurs
Kaufmann Theater
LeFrak Theater
Linder Theater
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
North Galleria
Powerhouse
Rose Center for Earth and Space
Ross Hall of Meteorites, Guggenheim Hall of Minerals, and Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems
The Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda
Wallace Wing of Mammals and their Extinct Relatives
Recommendations

No Bones About It, An Eventective User from Detroit, Michigan

My brother in law and his wife got married last fall at the American Museum Of Natural History in New York City, New York. It was an amazing location and one of the best weddings I have ever been to. There were over two-hundred and fifty guests and there was space for quite a few more. It was amazing to be surrounded by the ancient dinosaur bones in the loft like openness. The food was amazing. It was catered by Restaurant Associates. It is a wonderful in house catering service.They had a amazing cocktail hour on the Arthur Ross Terrace which is beautiful. I know that the site was very expensive but it seemed like it was worth every penny if you have that kind of money. The picture opportunities for the couple were amazing. There were so many options inside and outside the museum that made beautiful back drops for photographs. The staff was wonderful as well. They knew how to run a wedding as they have many of them all year long. They offer coat check and great music for the reception and everything in between. The staff was so friendly and they could answer all of your questions.


Unique New York, An Eventective User from (New York, New York) (New York, New York)

MY wife and I grew up together in Cairo, GA. We always were drawn toward space and I always aspired to be an astronaut. 15 years after we first me we are given our son. I'm 18 she is 16. 3 years after that we are still unmarried but I'm trying my best as a small time journalist while we move to Staten Island. We were married at Alice Austin Park in Staten Island. That is not my recommendation. 4 days before the wedding we spent the day in New York doing our favorite things like getting frozen yogurt and shopping at our favorite hidden boutiques. I then took Amy to the planetarium. When I asked a young lady if I could have her congratulate our wedding she instead gave me the mic. I choked up but let out a few words. "I love you so much, Amy. I'm so happy you have actually stuck with me for so long and I'm glad I have someone to look at the stars with". That struck home for us both because ever since leaving GA we weren't able to see stars clearly thanks to city lights. The place darkened and we were shown the night sky and a tour of the planets. I know this might not exactly fit your criteria but this was the most personal and romantic thing that has ever been for me and it only cost the price of an admission ticket. We were married Nov. 15, 2010 and haven't been apart since.

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Non-Smoking
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Major credit cards accepted.
  • Facility Location Setting: The Museum is located at 79th Street and Central Park West and is easily reached by public transportation. The main entrance to the Rose Center for Earth and Space is located at 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 6000
  • Nearest Airport: 11-15 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 16
  • Parking: Parking Garage On-site
  • Special Features: Open daily. Special exhibits, public programs, Museum store, discovery room, IMAX films, Museum Food Court, DinerSaurus Café, Tapas Bar, Family Cafe, group tours, member discounts, live jazz, sonicvision
  • Year Built: 1869
New York, NY  
Capacity: 150
$55-$95 per person
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Hoboken, NJ  
Capacity: 2000
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 100
$4,500 per event
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Bronx, NY  
Capacity: 200
$1,000-$3,500 per event
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 250
$2,500-$5,000 per event
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Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 130
$500 per event
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Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 125
$40-$125 per person
190 NORTH is located in the thriving Brooklyn neighborhood where Williamsburg meets Greenpoint. The lively surrounding local streets are defined by a mix of hip hotels, restaurants and bars, all set upon the back drop of street art decorated warehouses, billboards and industrial lots. Before entering 190 NORTH, guests may spy a beautiful unobstructed view of the Empire State Building across the East River. Once inside the venue, guests are welcomed with a warm sense of sophisticated elegance in an urban chic setting. Newly renovated, 190 NORTH boasts beautiful hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, a built in wood bar with marble countertops, and a glass roll up garage door. Guests may also enjoy our intimate outdoor courtyard decorated with seasonal plantings and trees. 190 NORTH is an all inclusive venue and is completely "turn key" for our clients. We have the ability to provides custom catering menus, bar packages and design services to fit every taste, need and style.
New York, NY  
Capacity: 200
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 300
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 180
$50-$70 per person
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Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 100
$30-$85 per person
Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 744
$60-$75 per person
Brooklyn's hottest neighborhood. New York's number one dance club. The world's best sound sound system. Make Your Event Stand Out Situated on Wythe Avenue along Brooklyn's waterfront, Output lies in the heart of Williamsburg, the industrial district turned art and music hub that is now the city's hottest neighborhood. One stop from Manhattan and just off the BQE, Output is the ideal location for your next social or corporate event. Boasting the world's best Funktion One sound system and recently named top dance club in New York City by the Village Voice, Output offers a refreshing departure from typical venues. Show your guests you're on the cutting edge by booking one of five distinctive spaces: Output, Halcyon at Output, The Panther Room & Perch Bar and The Roof. Not just a venue, Output provides cutting edge technology, experienced staff, a wide range of services and endless possibilities...
Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 200
$1,600 per event
the BRIDGE Art Gallery is a modern designed art gallery nestled in the hub of Midwood Marine Park & Flatbush area. We cater to diverse clientele and can accommodate guests of up to 200. We offer indoor and outdoor space. We have furniture and A/V available. You can supply your own vendors to make your vision a reality. Contact us now rates starting @ $1600.00 & may include our BOUNCE HOUSE rental or KING LOUIS CHAIR rental FREE!
Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 250
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 120
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 130
$2,500 per event
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Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 150
$400-$1,595 per event
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 2500
$85.95-$129 per person
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 200
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 110
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Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 125
Fuchs Projects offers unique warm, versatile space in Bushwick/East Williamsburg. This 500-square-foot gallery comes with pristine natural light from two large window-walls. The original mahogany wall and the unique ceiling with the original chandelier has been staying intact since 1925. Whether it’s your next art exhibition, Pop-up show for a night, a weekend or longer, art reception, or photo / film shoot, Fuchs Projects is the perfect place to host your event in Brooklyn’s hippest neighborhood. Located right next to the Morgan Ave stop of the L Train, we are an easy commute to and from anywhere in Manhattan/Brooklyn.
New York, NY  
Capacity: 40
$450 per event
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Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 75
Cafe/Bar/Restaurant with beautiful wood and vintage finishes and a private sheltered garden. Space is full of sun during daytime and is cozy and warmly lit at night. Full kitchen and Full Liquor service. Espresso Machine and highly trained Baristas on staff. Interior space accommodates 30+ seated and 70 standing. Garden area can seat an additional 40 and accommodate additional 100+ standing. Sound system set up for live or recorded music.
Ridgewood, NY  
Capacity: 80
$399-$500 per event
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New York, NY  
Capacity: 80
$30 per person
$649-$1,199 per event
RANKED #1 AT YELP FOR "BEST PARTY & EVENT PLANNING" IN NYC! Have a unique & fun birthday party, adult celebration, corporate event & more in this action-packed New York City Party Place! Modern Pinball offers a variety of fun party and event packages for non-stop entertainment and an exciting pinball experience for all! Have a BLAST playing Unlimited Pinball with all games on FREE PLAY (no fussing with quarters, tokens or recharge cards!) in the super-fun arcade event space and enjoy the comfort and privacy of the separate and spacious VIP Back Room! Have a birthday party, adult party, corporate or team building event, holiday party, fundraiser, sports party, reunion, annual outing and almost anything else you can think of! Make it the best party ever and a day to remember at Modern Pinball NYC! PACKAGE OPTIONS ("Pinball Wizard" and "The Silverball" packages only) FULL-PRIVATE - Modern Pinball will be closed to the public during your very special event. Enjoy Unlimited Pinball in the super-fun arcade event space plus you and your guests will have full use of the separate and spacious VIP Back Room. Not all dates and times are available and higher rates may apply during peak times so please inquire. SEMI-PRIVATE - Enjoy Unlimited Pinball in the super-fun arcade event space (shared with patrons) plus you and your guests will have full use of the separate and spacious VIP Back Room. Can be booked most times of the day and night. NOTES The "Attendees" range listed for each package below indicate what is included in the package price. With the exception of the "In-The-Zone" package, additional attendees can be added to any package at $18 per guest up to the maximum capacity of 80 people.
Brooklyn, NY  
Capacity: 50
$600-$800 per event
An experiment in the possibilities of loft living, surreality and commercial space, the Love Shack contains two unique two life-size dollhouses in an ex-industrial building in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The space was designed and custom built by Alexander and Brittany Love, making their surreal dream a reality. Almost every piece of furniture or lighting you see is an original design or restored and modified from it’s original form. The Love Shack is one large main space with several smaller spaces inside the human dollhouses. Perfect for small promotional events, cocktail parties, weddings, corporate, photo shoots and more. Unique loft conversion in up-and-coming Bushwick. Cute front garden space for smoking and sitting outdoors. The space has wifi and a fantastic sound system for parties. Full kitchen stocked with most things you could need for cooking/catering. Table extends to seat 10 for dinner parties. Get in touch to arrange a viewing or discuss rates for your event. Please Note: Three friendly cats on premises. We have at top-of-the-line HEPA air purifier running 24/7 and the space is non-carpeted and kept immaculately clean so allergens have never posed an issue (owners are allergic themselves). The cats also wear plastic nail caps over their claws.