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$15,000 starting price
Ceremony
$15,000 starting price
Reception
$15,000 starting price
Ceremony
$15,000 starting price

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About

New-York Historical Society is an elegant wedding venue in New York, New York. This art gallery and museum offers the perfect location for your wedding ceremony and reception. Located in Central Park West, not only does this event space offer you a prime New York City spot, but their views of the iconic Central Park will have your guests in awe. Couples looking for a historic and unique space for their special day have come to the right place.

Facilities and Capacity

Surprise your guests by celebrating your big day in this museum and art gallery. With three floors and a variety of locations to choose from, the possibilities are endless when deciding where to host your event. The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History offers reception space for up to 450 guests comfortably. The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library can accommodate a seated dinner of up to 200 guests or 150 people if you are seated within the columns. It can also accommodate up to 275 guests using a reception-style floor plan. With stained glass windows, performances and presentations, you can guarantee your guests will be wowed on your big day. Dexter Hall is also located on the second floor and can fit a seated dinner of 250 guests or a reception of 300. If you combine this space with the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, then the entire second floor will be able to accommodate 600 guests comfortably. The Gallery of Tiffany Lamps is an immersive display of 100 shining glass lamps. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the two levels, which is connected by a glowing blue staircase. When combined with the other gallery spaces on the fourth floor, it can fit up to 600 guests for a reception. If you are having a more intimate affair, the North Gallery can hold a reception of up to 180 guests, the Robert H. Smith Family Skylight Gallery can fit a seated dinner of up to 48 guests and a reception of up to 60 guests. The East Gallery can accommodate up to 145 guests comfortably.

Services Offered

When working with the team at the New-York Historical Society, they will make sure that your wedding dream becomes a reality. They have an exclusive list of vendors for you to choose from. These vendors are familiar with the venue and would be happy to help make your special day just as you have imagined it to be. The venue offers the following services:

  • Event planning with their experienced team of coordinators
  • Event rentals including tables, chairs, linens and more
  • In-house bar and catering
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cuisine

The New-York Historical Society works exclusively with Abigail Kirsch for all of their catering needs.

As the market leader and industry trendsetter in catering and events, Abigail Kirsch is fueled by one simple mission—to provide the highest-level experience for their clients and guests.

The core of Abigail Kirsch revolves around a passion for unique and engaging menu presentations. Sourcing only the finest and freshest local ingredients, AK creates unexpected yet familiar flavor profiles. This talented team is dedicated to designing menus reflective of your vision.

Seamless event production and world-class service are what brings Abigail Kirsch events to the next level. It’s all about the details when it comes to events. AK’s operational systems and expertise ensure your event is produced with the utmost precision from inception to execution.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

$15,000

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

$15,000

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?

$15,000

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

$15,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Tables

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

Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

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

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
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Reviews of New-York Historical Society

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Sam
Sam N. Sent on 10/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue - quintessential New York glamour

New-York Historical Society was originally not on our radar, but for our wedding (150 guests - ceremony/cocktails/dinner all onsite) they turned out to be beyond our wildest dreams in every area. Absolutely incredible!

It felt distinctive; very Manhattan; very historical and consequential; and gorgeous. Dinner under a giant Picasso, cocktails surrounded by Tiffany lamps, ceremony and later dancing next to stunning stained glass showing Henry Hudson's arrival in New York... these are just not the kinds of details you'll get at most venues. Abigail Kirsch catering a major plus.

Thank you to NYHS for giving us the wedding venue of our dreams!
R
R Sent on 05/14/2018
4.5 out of 5 rating
Many of our guests were confused when they were told our wedding was in a museum, and now we are the ones surprised at how many calls we are getting from guests that they were delighted and impressed by how beautiful and sophisticated the New York Historical Society Museum was. We used Dexter Hall for the wedding ceremony, and the library for the reception.
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