The New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society

Unique Venue Features

  • Runner-Up: Large-Market Venue
  • Best of Awards - Unique Venues

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Founded in 1804, The New-York Historical Society is one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions and the first museum in New York City. Located across from Central Park in the heart of the vibrant Upper West Side, the Historical Society is a beautiful landmark building that has much to offer clients interested in hosting all types of events.

Whether it is a conference, award ceremony, evening reception, lunch, or dinner, our wide range of spaces can fit any of your event needs. The diversity of our event spaces coupled with their flexibility make the Historical Society a venue ideal for one-time and repeat events.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1200 guests
  • Largest Theatre Style: 409
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 409
  • Largest Seated Reception: 450
  • Largest Standing Reception: 1200

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • Trolley
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


170 Central Park West, 77th Street,
New York, New York 10024


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • TrolleyTrolley
  • UberUber

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


We provide onsite AV support, have basic lighting and audio systems available, and can accommodate additional equipment for tech-focused events.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes