The Top 15 Large Event Venues in NYC
In a city like New York, where enough space can be hard to come by, planning a large-scale event or conference is often challenging. If you’re expecting more than 500 or so attendees, your venue options start to dwindle. But don’t give up – if you know where to look, you can find a big space in NYC for even the largest corporate or nonprofit event. Simply post your event request on Revelr to hear back within minutes from the perfect space for your event.
In no particular order, here are 15 of the largest event venues in New York City for corporate events, conferences, product launches, trade shows, and more.
Center415: With capacity for over 800 standing, Center415 offers 30,000 square-feet of open event space in the heart of midtown Manhattan on Fifth Avenue. Divided over two floors, the venue features high ceilings up to 18-feet. Center415 is conveniently located to major transportation hubs including Herald Square, Bryant Park, Times Square, Penn Station, and Grand Central Station.
BKLYN Studios At over 13,000 sq ft , BKLYN Studios is one of the largest raw spaces in Brooklyn, with soaring ceilings and a convenient location in the City Point development in downtown Brooklyn. This versatile event space has hosted galas, weddings, and conferences before for 450+ guests.
Brooklyn Expo Center: With capacity for up to 4,000 standing, the Brooklyn EXPO is a unique physical structure with excellent access to New York City and multiple hubs of transportation including both NYC Airports. The property boasts a beautiful glass exterior and a large open floor plan that can be used in whole or can be divided to create multiple rooms or for smaller functions.
Classic Car Club Manhattan: With capacity for over 650 standing, Classic Car Club at Pier 76 is a truly unique waterfront setting. Equipped with 170 feet of waterfront terrace, an 8,000 square-foot gallery room with soaring 30-foot ceilings, and a fleet of automotive art for display.
Dekalb Stage: By day, Dekalb Stage is Brooklyn’s largest food hall with vendors like Katz’s Deli and Ample Hill Creamery. By night (and also for private events), the 27,000 sq ft space can be transformed into an entertainment destination with fun, food, and neon.
Grand Hyatt New York: With capacity for over 1,500 standing, the Grand Hyatt New York offers 60,000+ square feet of versatile meeting and event space, including exceptional spaces for receptions, boardroom meetings, and grand ballroom celebrations.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: With capacity for 3,000 standing, the Intrepid Museum offers a one-of-a-kind New York experience with historical ambience to wow your guests.
Nebula: With capacity for up to 700 standing and a 5,500 sq ft dance floor, Nebula is the largest nightclub to open in Manhattan in years. The multi-level venue (including a mezzanine and lower level featuring private rooms) is very versatile and features large, movable video walls and ceilings that can adapt to any environment.
The New York Academy of Medicine: With capacity for up to 1,500 standing, The New York Academy of Medicine offers over 20,000 square feet of event space. Located in a historic Fifth Avenue building on Museum Mile, facilities include a dedicated conference floor, a 583 fixed seat theatre-style auditorium, a wood-paneled board room, a magnificent Library Reading Room overlooking Central Park, and several multipurpose function rooms.
Pier Sixty: With capacity for over 2,000 standing, Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers serves as one of New York City’s most flexible and expansive event spaces. Featuring 20,000 square feet of luxurious column-free space, spectacular water views of the Hudson River, and floor-to-ceiling windows, this comprehensive venue can accommodate 200 to 2,000 guests.
Skylight Modern: With capacity for 800 standing, Skylight Modern is a virtually column-free space that serves as the perfect blank canvas for creators. Moments of exposed concrete lend Skylight Modern an edge, and its storefront presence in the Chelsea Gallery District can illuminate the space or be utilized for branding.
Second Floor: With capacity for up to 900 standing, Second Floor boasts a glass-enclosed terrace with floor-to-ceiling open air accessible windows. The space runs the length of a full city block and overlooks a private park space (which is also available for events).
Tao Downtown: With capacity for over 1,500 standing, TAO Downtown in among the most dramatic dining rooms in New York City. TAO Group has an impeccable record for throwing world-class events in the worlds of business and finance, fashion, entertainment and technology.
Terminal 5: While most New Yorkers know Terminal 5 as a concert venue that fits up to 3,000 people, it also features other spaces including a great roof deck and five distinct rooms. Rent it out for anything from product launch to an after-conference party.