Museum of the City of New York New York, New York

Located at the top Fifth Avenue's iconic Museum Mile and directly across from Central Park’s Conservatory Gardens, the Museum of the City of New York boasts newly restored and renovated spaces that are perfect for every type of social gathering—weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, engagement parties and more.

There are beautiful and useful spaces throughout the Museum’s elegant landmark building as well as terraces facing Central Park. Guests entering the Museum from Fifth Avenue step into the beautiful Rotunda, the highlight of our grand Georgian-style mansion featuring a sweeping marble staircase and the striking contemporary light sculpture, Starlight. The stunning marble staircase leads to the second floor where the Marble Court, complete with French doors, overlooks Central Park. The 5th Ave Terrace and South Terrace are a rarity in New York City - an elevated and private terrace. Both are delightful in the summer months and can be tented in any season.

After the completion of its ten-year, one hundred million dollar upgrade of our venue, the Museum is quickly becoming a highly sought after venue for social occasions, corporate events, non-profit fundraisers, and more.

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Contact Info

1220 Fifth Avenue • New York, NY • 10029

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Venue Details

Capacity (Seated / Cocktail): 250 / 500

Max guest count for an indoor seated dinner is 210 guests. If the client chooses to rent tent for our South Terrace from an outside vendor, max guest count for an seated dinner our is 250 guests.

Max Number of Simultaneous Events: 2

Outside Catering Permitted (BYO): No

Venue Type/Style: Atrium, Museum, Rooftop/Terrace, Historical Building, Auditorium

On-Site Cuisine Options: Catering on site


Budget Tier: $$$$$$

The Museum’s rental fees are as follow: • Main Museum Venue Rental Fee Monday - Friday: $7,500 • Main Museum Venue Rental Fee Saturday and Sunday Evenings: $10,000 *Discount pricing available for non-profits. Operational Fee: • $2,500 for a 3 hour event, increases by $500/hour for each additional hour. o Note: Pricing increases for events requiring a tent or more extensive set-up • AV Technician for use of Museum’s in-house sound system available at a fee of $50 per hour

Venue Features

  • A/V Equipped
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bridal Room
  • Buffet Menu Available
  • Coat Check
  • Conference Call
  • Internet Access
  • Onsite Ceremony
  • Open Sunday
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Premium Liquor
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi Access