New York City has such an amazing wealth of historic buildings available for private events from cathedrals and custom houses to mansions and banks – the possibilities are endless. Renovations and the addition of modern amenities like state-of-the-art sound systems and multimedia capabilities, make them great choices for a variety of events, including: weddings, product launches, film shoots, conferences and more.
Here are a few truly unique venues with the grandeur and charm of a bygone era.
Museum at Eldridge Street/Edridge Street Synagogue
An 1887 National Historic Landmark on the Lower East Side, this spectacular synagogue has been meticulously restored and named Architecture’s Ten Best by The New Yorker and New York Magazine.
Brooklyn Historical Society
This cultural center and museum is housed in a magnificent Queen Anne-style landmark building, built in 1881 and located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.
Angel Orensanz Foundation
A landmark dating from 1849, this former synagogue is one of the hottest places in the Lower East Side.
Opened in 1929, the Loew’s Kings Theatre was one of the most exquisite theatres in the nation. After a $95 million renovation in 2010, this former movie theatre has been restored to it's former glory with state-of-the-art additions for staging modern performances and events.
The Salmagundi Club of New York
The Salmagundi Club, located at 47 Fifth Avenue in New York, is one of the oldest art organizations in America. Housed in an 1854 landmarked building, the Club offers a wide range of unique atmospheres for events, dinners, weddings, meetings, and film shoots.