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42West44

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5.0 out of 5 rating
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$27k - $49k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$27k - $49k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

A Manhattan-based dynamic wedding venue with a classic and unique indoor setting, 42 West 44 is a historic hidden gem in the heart of Midtown. 42 West 44 is located off of Fifth Avenue on “Club Row,” which is the home of the prestigious New York City Bar Association.

Facilities and Capacity

A historical landmark originally crafted in 1896, 42 West 44 showcases the glamour of “old New York” via its sweeping staircases, towering columns, and gorgeous marble and mahogany details. With multiple event spaces, 42 West 44 can accommodate intimate weddings of 50 guests up to larger weddings of 200 guests as well as wedding-related events in our Lobby, Reception Area, Library and Meeting Hall!

Services Offered

Couples can choose to host a range of events at our venue, such as wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. You will work with a dedicated Event Specialist who will assist with the planning and day of event coordination!

Food and Beverage

42 West 44 provides delicious in-house catering (Food by Flik Hospitality) as well as full bar services. Whether you are envisioning a plated meal or buffet style dinner, 42 West 44 has customized all-inclusive packages. We also have a variety of food and beverage enhancements available such as signature cocktails, specialty beers and wines, live reception stations and customized dessert stations.

Other Services

42 West 44 will also assist with outside vendor recommendations and outsourcing specialty rental items such as the following:

  • Wedding Cake
  • Entertainment
  • Lighting
  • Floral Arrangements
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Chiavari Ballroom Chairs with Cushions
  • Custom Tables, Linens or Decor

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

5,000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

5,000.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Shuttle

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
November
December
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    Kristen C. Married on 09/19/2020
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    Dream Venue, Dream Wedding!

    We had the wedding of our dreams and it was completely due to 42West44, which we affectionately call “the Bar.”

    The first time we toured the venue, we knew it was meant to be. You walk into the marble lobby with soaring ceilings and are transported to a time of glitz and glamor. Most importantly, everyone is so friendly and welcoming that you’re instantly transported back to a feeling of home. We took many of our photos in this space and they turned out *literally* sparkling.

    Our original event specialist Steve no longer works at the Bar, but he was so involved in our initial planning that he was hired just to staff our event! He served as our day-of coordinator which was a huge help as we didn’t have a wedding planner. Additionally, Felicia the executive chef served as so much more: planner, organizer, therapist…she also helped us pick out a delicious menu and cocktails. The multiple times we visited, all the staff were also on hand to show us around and answer any questions – every single person we met was incredibly warm and welcoming. We cannot emphasize enough just how incredible, kind and caring everyone is here.

    Up to the library where we had our dream ceremony – picture soaring blue ceilings, stacks of colorful bookshelves, and white windows that frame the room. You need minimal decoration because the space is unbelievably beautiful. The pictures we took here are breathtaking.

    Lastly, the cocktail hour and reception room were perfect – one flowed into the other so if someone needed a break from our live band, they could find a quieter space. Speaking of our band, the Bar let us have our 8-piece band up on the “dais” leaving plenty of room for our 20x16 dance floor. If you’re an RBG fan, her portrait hangs in the reception space!

    A huge pro was that we had the entire building for our whole day. Many venues we toured in the NJ-NY-NYC area limited your access to certain rooms for certain hours. We could also choose which space we used for each event, so we could craft the day of our dreams. They also provide all tables, chairs, linens, cutlery – everything is included.

    Words I never thought I’d use for my wedding venue, but can with 42West44: accommodating, patient, warm, hand-holding, dynamic, genuine, hardworking. Another very cool thing is that they film many shows and movies in the space! We have spotted a few instances of the venue now and it’s so exciting.

    We DIY-ed some things, but the beauty of the space meant you really don’t need to do much in terms of decorations. Since our date was a few weeks before Christmas, they had many decorations and even ordered extra for us. Above and beyond is an understatement!

    There are multiple hotels across the street and in the area. We used the Sofitel and got a pandemic discount – it worked out so well to be able to walk across the street to our venue! Then we had an after party in the area (MJ Smith – they were very helpful!).

    Run to have your wedding at the Bar!
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    Patricia Married on 01/25/2018
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    This was a business meeting rather than a wedding event. John Glovack, the Catering and Events manager, was professional, prompt, and handled every detail. He went above and beyond to see that we were happy with everything. At the same time, he was approachable, friendly and willing to go the extra mile for us. Over my working career I have managed annual conference events, Board meetings, professional development seminars and the like -- and John Glovack was one of the best, if not the best, managers I have worked with.

    The NYC Bar works well for our group, and we have had our Administrative Judges' meetings there for a number of years. OUr Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, who oversees all the courts in the 57 counties outside NYC, is always pleased with the facility, food and service.

    We thank you for an event well managed and executed, and most of all for making our meeting flow seamlessly.

    Thank you!
    Pattie Hans
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    Richard Married on 02/05/2017
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    We loved the Bar Association! My bride walked down the staircase into the beautiful marble lobby where we had our ceremony. All staff were pleasant and did everything possible to make our wedding memorable. Everyone is still talking about the food, decor and elegance!!!
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42West44 includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
42West44 includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The space offered by 42West44 for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
42West44 offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
42West44 offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
42West44 offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
42West44 offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Tables
42West44 is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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