Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Events

 

Let Us Host Your Big Day

Whether it’s your wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, or retirement party, we have the flexibility you need to make your day a unique and memorable event. View our event spaces and galleries below.

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COVID-19 SAFETY

All capacity information listed below is the full capacity when bookings are not affected by Covid-19 guidelines. We have accommodated film & photo shoots while the museum has been closed, and are currently taking rental bookings for 2021 subject to Covid-19 safety protocols. For more information about specific guidelines, please Contact Us.

Read our full statement regarding the museum’s temporary closure: Announcement On Reopening

SPACES

The Great Hall

Our iconic Great Hall is included in our available spaces after undergoing a $25 million restoration, looking as good as it did at the 1964 World’s Fair when it was designed by renowned architect Wallace Harrison.
Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity:

 

DIMENSIONS
SQUARE FEET
RECEPTION CAPACITY
BANQUET
THEATER
Various
7,000
500 guests
350 guests
500 guests


 
The Anthony Viscusi Gallery

Surrounded by white walls, this oval-shaped room is your personal canvas. A 4,000-square-foot gallery space, the Viscusi can seat up to 300 guests as well as accommodate a dance floor. This space is our most popular venue for bar/bat mitzvah, wedding receptions, and corporate events. Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity:
 

DIMENSIONS
SQUARE FEET
RECEPTION CAPACITY
BANQUET
THEATER
CLASSROOM
U-SHAPE
88 x 55
4,000
350 guests
275 guests
300 guests
200 guests
100 guests


 
The Terrace

The Terrace is perfect for your outdoor gathering in warmer months. With over 10,000 square feet of space, the Terrace can be configured to suit your exact needs.

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EVENT GUIDELINES

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Central Pavilion

Featuring over 250 hands-on exhibits, the Central Pavilion provides an enticing event backdrop for up to 1,000 for cocktails.
 
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Playground

Perfect for bar and bat mitzvahs and birthday parties alike, our playground provides a beautiful photo backdrop in addition to endless fun.
 
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