Perhaps no city in the country plays host to more bar and bat mitzvahs than New York City. From more intimate celebrations to large-scale parties, NYC offers a range of unique and affordable bar mitzvah venues. Below are 12 of our favorite NYC venues at which to celebrate this landmark right of passage. For additional ideas, simply input your event details on Revelr and browse through even more great NYC bar mitzvah venue options.
202 East: 202 East can be found on the second floor of a two-story townhouse on a residential block on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The venue's inconspicuous facade provides a degree of privacy for up to 120 guests.
Arena NYC: Located next to Bryant Park, Arena NYC is a purposed designed transformable multi-media event venue featuring 20’ ceilings and New York’s most extensive programmable lighting system. With three full-service bars, a kitchen area for catering, and two inclusive VIP rooms, Arena NYC is perfect for larger bar mitzvahs and other social events.
Avenue: Avenue is an upscale and versatile event venue perfect for bar mitzvah and other private parties. The elegant, sophisticated decor conceals club-quality intelligent lighting and sound system, making Avenue the best of both worlds.
BKLYN Studios: Located in downtown Brooklyn, BKLYN Studios is a raw space that can be transformed into the perfect bar mitzvah / bat mitzvah party. With over 13,000 square feet of space, it can fit over 450 guests.
Espace: Whether planning an intimate celebration for as few as 50 guests or an over-the-top party for 1,000, Espace is the perfect setting to bring your bar mitzvah vision to reality. Strategically located in Midtown, Espace is easily accessible for your guests with convenient indoor parking across the street.
Home Studios: Home Studios features two loft spaces, in addition to a roof overlooking Union Square, that would be ideal for bar mitzvahs of 50-175 guests.
Hudson Terrace: Located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, Hudson Terrace is a full-service, bi-level NYC event venue with a one-of-a-kind view of the Intrepid on the Hudson River. Since its opening in 2008, this venue has become the location of choice for spectacular and unforgettable bar mitzvahs and other social and corporate events.
KAI Studio: KAI Studio's 6,000-square-foot venue provides the perfect, unique backdrop for your bar or bat mitzvah. Once a storage facility, the venue has meticulously transformed its interior with design inspiration that’s South East Asia meets South Beach Miami.
Liberty Science Center: Located just across the river from the city, Liberty Science Center plays host to over-the-top bar and bat mitzvahs with gorgeous skyline views.
Midtown Loft and Terrace: An event space that features a penthouse with a retractable roof, Midtown Loft and Terrace is a great place to celebrate under the New York sky.
Novotel New York Times Square: Novotel offers a sleek, contemporary design and breathtaking, panoramic views of Times Square -- an ideal setting for an unforgettable bar mitzvah. And the venue's 5,700 square foot wraparound terraces create an oasis amidst the busy city.
Ramscale Studio: A penthouse space that has unobstructed views of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River, Ramscale Studio is perfect for more intimate bar mitzvahs of 50-150 guests.
The Rubin Museum of Art: Located in the heart of Chelsea, The Rubin Museum is an elegant and state-of-the-art space available for bar mitzvahs for up to 500 guests.
Sunset Terrace: Sunset Terrace is one of New York City’s best kept secrets. Located at the western tip of Pier 61 in Chelsea Piers, this 3,400-square-foot riverside event space is ideal for 50 to 300 guests. Sunset Terrace is perfect for an unforgettable bar mitzvah.