Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue • New York • New York 10029

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10029

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Hold your ceremony in the Georgian mansion's striking Rotunda, with its enormous spiral marble staircase, soaring columns, and floor inlaid with a dramatic starburst. Following your vows, guests ascend the staircase to the second-floor reception hall, where French doors swing open to views of Central Park.
  • The front courtyard and back terrace are lovely in the summer months, and can be tented in any season. They offer a true rarity in Manhattan—a year-round outdoor space!
  • Guests are welcome to explore the Museum's outstanding collections as they mingle. Along with an impressive array of photographs, art, maps, and textiles, they now also get to view its award-winning permanent exhibition, New York At Its Core, an interactive display of New York City's compelling 400-year history.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $10,000/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Event duration
  • A operational fee that includes security, custodians, etc. is additional, starting at $3,500 for a 5-hour event and increasing by $500/hour for each additional hour.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $280/person and up
  • Catering varies depending on the caterer and style of service.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 225 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 300
Reception Seated 210 225
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info




Preferred list

The Museum works with a list of preferred caterers that vary in pricing and style.



Must be provided by your caterer.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


For Weddings/Cocktails & Dinner Parties: Year-round, daily, 6:30pm–2 am.

For Meetings and Daytime Events: Year-round, daily, 7am–2am.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Garden
  • Park


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