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New York Public Library

New York Wedding Venue
11 W 40th Street
New York, New York 10018
Contact: Events
Phone: 212/930-0730

Why We Like This Place

• A $50-million restoration has brought back the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building’s original beauty, making the 1911 landmark a spectacular place for a wedding.

• Seven exquisite event spaces transport you to another place and time. They feature a dazzling variety of features, from the vaulted ceiling and white marble walls in Astor Hall to the glorious 30-foot-high glass and cast-iron dome in the Bartos Forum.

• Your event fees go to a good cause: They help support the Library’s collections, services and programs.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 450
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 450
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 750
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 750

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

The rental fee is $50,000. A certified coordinator must be on site the day of the event.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Venue Views

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Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building

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