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  • Writer's pictureLee Ramsay

Top Unique Event Spaces for Corporate Events in New York City

New York City inspires and excites – and your corporate events should do the same. Entertaining and appreciating your employees and customers starts with a unique event space. From historic buildings to modern art galleries, there's something for every meeting, employee appreciation event, product launch, or brand activation. In this blog post, we will take a look at the top 10 most creative event spaces to host a corporate event in NYC.

An art gallery is a blank canvas for an event.
Photo Courtesy Matthew Viana

1. Events at Chelsea Square

A recently converted monastery and chapel, Chelsea Square is an adaptable and storied space that can host up to 300 guests. Combine several of their unique spaces for an engaging brand activation, or simply use the main hall for a luxurious dinner.

2. The New York Public Library

Inspire and delight your team with the beautiful backdrop of the New York Public Library. After being welcomed into the library by the two iconic lions, guests are then whisked to private and beautiful event spaces such as Astor Hall and the Celeste Bartos Forum.

3. The Brooklyn Museum

We love this museum for its mix of contemporary and historic elements. The Brooklyn Museum offers several event spaces, including an auditorium for large presentations, a banquet hall for receptions, as well as a rooftop terrace. The venue's creative edge and variety of event spaces makes it the perfect venue for a corporate rebranding launch with an afterparty.

4. Wollman Rink

Central Park’s ice rink is one of the only venues in the city that can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. It’s also one of the only venues that is a great option for a corporate event inviting families with children. An event planner can help you divide the space into fun zones for adults and children of all ages.

5. The Glasshouses

This unique event space is located in Chelsea and features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide beautiful natural light and stunning views of the city. The Glasshouses offers several event spaces, including a main hall, a mezzanine, and a rooftop terrace. The venue's modern design and location make it a perfect choice for a corporate event with a creative flair.

6. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The museum offers several spaces for events, including the Space Shuttle Pavilion, Hangar Deck, and the Flight Deck. Guests can enjoy a bit of history as well as a view of NYC and NJ.

7. New York Historical Society

This museum & library offers several spaces for events, hosting up to 400 guests. Combine several spaces to make an all-day summit for your employees. We love hosting events in the Gallery of Tiffany Lamps!

8. The High Line Hotel

This unique event space is located in a converted seminary and features a mix of historic and modern elements. The hotel offers several event spaces, including a ballroom, a library, and a rooftop terrace with views of the High Line park and the city skyline. The hotel's unique design and location make it a perfect choice for a corporate event with a creative twist.

9. Your Favorite Bar or Restaurant

Treat your team to a special evening at a bar or restaurant. A seasoned event planner can help bring in specialty furniture and design elements to make employees feel appreciated in one of your go-to dining and drinking establishments.

10. Art Galleries in Chelsea

Use an art gallery as your company’s blank canvas. Galleries are large open spaces with inspiring art. These spaces can be transformed into intimate dinner parties or arranged for presentations and discussions. A professional event planner can help you transform a blank canvas in to a corporate event.

These are some of our favorite creative corporate event spaces in NYC. Each space is unique and customizable to your company’s needs. It's important to consider what kind of atmosphere and view you are looking for, as well as the number of guests you plan to invite and what kind of activities you have planned for the event. It's also important to visit the venues in person before making a final decision, to ensure that it is the perfect fit for your corporate event.

When it comes to hosting a corporate event, the venue plays a crucial role in the overall success of the event. A creative and unique venue can inspire attendees, help to create a memorable experience and leave a lasting impression. These venues not only provide an interesting backdrop for your event but also offer the flexibility to host various types of activities, from presentations to interactive sessions, product launches and more.

In conclusion, New York City offers a wide variety of creative event spaces for corporate events. From historic buildings to modern spaces, there is something for every type of event. By considering the atmosphere, location, and activities you have planned for your corporate event, you can choose a venue that is both unique and practical.

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