New York Public Library 476 5th Ave • New York • NY 10018


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • 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.
  • 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.


Video by Sonal J. Event Consultants, LLC

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $75,000/event and up
  • Weddings utilize Astor Hall, Bartos Forum, and the Trustees Room (to be used as a dressing suite). Fees are based on a 5-hour event, 7pm–midnight, with the option to extend to 1am for $10,000. It also includes a 6am load-in and trash management.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 275 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 0
Reception Seated 350 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 350.

Weddings with ceremonies + receptions can accommodate 275 people; reception-only events can accommodate 350 people.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info




Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Unique
  • Ballroom
  • Community Center / Civic Building
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape


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