Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY - Party Venue
87 E 42nd St, New York, NY

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal, New York

Grand Central Terminal

New York, New York
87 E 42nd St
42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Neighborhood: Manhattan > Midtown/ Midtown West
Loved by the world for its history, architecture and grandeur, Grand Central always makes a most memorable setting for any occasion. Vanderbilt Hall is undergoing renovations and will be available Sept and Oct of 2008, resuming regular reservations in 2009. The Norh East Balcony remains available for your special events.

Event planners enjoy:

Historic 1913 setting, available seven days a week
Central location in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 42nd Street and Park Avenue, easily accessible by Metro-North Railroad, subway, bus or taxi
Over 500,000 people visiting daily for travel, dining and shopping
Vanderbilt Hall for corporate and fundraising events, exhibits, fashion shows, product launches and more
The Northeast Balcony for private social and corporate receptions on a more intimate scale
Further features guests enjoy when you arrange their private tour of this architectural masterpiece:

Triumphal arches flanked by Corinthian columns at entranceway
World-renowned, 50-foot-high sculpture by Jules- Alexis Coutan of Mercury, Minerva and Hercules
New York icon timepieces: 13-foot, century-old Tiffany clock above entrance; famous four-faced gold clock on top of information booth inside
Double staircase in Botticino marble modeled after the Paris Opera House
470-foot-long Main Concourse, longer than the nave of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Vaulted Sky Ceiling of zodiac constellations painted by French artist Paul Helleu
Phone: Show Phone
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"A Grand Wedding Venue", An Eventective User from New York, NY
My wedding was in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station, New York City. This historical venue is a precious place to hold such an important ceremony. The tall ceilings tower over a beautifully designed hall, which is meticulously carved with sculptures throughout. It is an unbeatable venue that will inevitably be a photographic masterpiece. Although candles are not allowed within this venue, there are many other ways to decorate the hall in order to personalize and beautify the venue. Fortunately, not many decorations are needed because it is naturally so elegant. The chandeliers also add a pristine touch to the room. You can even dim the lights if you wish, but I believe we paid an extra change for this service. It was a great idea, though, which added to the romanticism of the location.
It is a great location because it is in the center of Manhattan, and therefore very accessible to all through public transportation. The downside of this venue is the booking the reservation. It must be approved and a letter must be received before booking is finalized. This wait and processing is well worth it, though! Facilities are all within the venue so nothing extra needs to be rented or added to accommodate guests. It is a large facility that can accommodate a very large group. The venue can even be opened longer hours if you would like the reception to carry on later than the venue is typically opened. We danced all night and had such an amazing time. I could have not been more pleased with my choice in having my wedding at this venue. I would recommend it to anyone that can afford it!
Event Spaces
Vanderbilt HallPhotos Available
General Event Space 12000 sq ft 1114.8 sq meter
Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, New York

Photos published with permission of Grand Central Terminal

Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, New YorkVanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, New York
Grand Beaux Arts Ballroom within Grand Cnetral Temrinal. Due to renovation, not available in 2008 except for September and October. 1,300 for cocktails, 500 seated dinner with cocktails and dancing. Able to privatize room after 5:00 pm daily.
Links: Website
  • Total Square Feet: 12,000
  • Total Square Meters: 1,114.8
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