Add a Cultural Twist to Your Next NYC Event: Host it at a Museum
by Great Places Directory
Thursday, December 03, 2015

As one of the great cultural capitals of the world, New York City has a wealth of museum options perfect for hosting a truly memorable event – from world-renowned cultural gems to the unexpected and quirky. Here are just a few great places to keep in mind when looking for a venue.

The Museum of the City of New York boasts newly restored and renovated spaces after an extensive renovation. With terraces facing Central Park and beautiful spaces throughout, the museum is the perfect spot for a variety of social and corporate functions.

Located in a magnificent landmark building constructed in 1881, the Brooklyn Historical Society provides a breathtaking event space and unique cultural backdrop for a unique Brooklyn experience. The fully renovated Great Hall features soaring wooden ceilings, regal columns and a sophisticated A/V system to accommodate all your event needs.

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is housed in one of the most splendid Beaux-Arts buildings in New York City: the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. Reserved for corporations and non-profit organizations that hold a corporate membership with the museum, the NMAI can accommodate events of all types and sizes from early breakfast meetings, intimate receptions or seminars to luncheons, movie screenings or gala dinners.

Steeped in history, Ellis Island provides a majestic backdrop for galas, corporate events, and weddings. Ferry rides with stunning views of the surrounding skyline, private museum tours and exquisite food by Sterling Affair – a preferred caterer – set the stage to exceeds expectations.

An urban oasis of trees, flower borders and pastoral lawns, Brooklyn Botanic Garden sets a beautiful backdrop for a wedding, celebration or corporate event. Whether you’re interested in an afternoon ceremony among the seasonal blossoms or a dance party beneath the stars, you’ll find the Garden an unforgettable setting for your once-in-a-lifetime event. Patina Events – the exclusive caterer at BBG – serves up market-driven menus that reflect the natural beauty of the Garden.

One of New York City’s most magnificent and historic spaces, the Eldridge Street Synagogue is an 1887 National Historic Landmark located on the Lower East Side.  Meticulously restored and named Architecture’s Ten Best by The New Yorker and New York Magazine, this glorious sanctuary is perfect for all types of social and corporate events.

A leading NYC cultural attraction since 2002, the Museum of Sex features rotating exhibits on the historical and cultural significance of sexuality that are sure to spark the most lively of conversations amongst attendees. Choose from a selection of the Museum’s four floors to accommodate a myriad of event needs from press events, parties, product launches, cocktail receptions, movie screenings, and more.

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