As a VENUE: Host your event…

The Museum of the City of New York‘s beautifully renovated landmark building on Fifth Avenue’s iconic Museum Mile is the perfect venue for: * weddings * bar/bat mitzvahs * corporate & non-profit functions * fundraisers * holiday parties * location & film shoots * fashion shows * concerts, and * more. Listed as a top wedding venue in NYC, our award-winning Museum has been featured in the KnotNew York magazine, Carats and Cake, Style Me Pretty, and much more! Guests entering the Museum from Fifth Avenue step into the beautiful Rotunda, the highlight of our grand Georgian-style mansion. A stunning floating marble staircase leads to the second floor where a reception hall, complete with French doors, overlooks Central Park. The front courtyard and back terrace are delightful in the summer months and can be tented in any season. For weddings, the Museum’s distinguished, wood-paneled boardroom serves as a wedding suite available for your use throughout the day and evening. Six distinctive rental spaces are offered:

  • Fifth Avenue Terrace: The iconic Fifth Avenue Terrace serves as the Museum’s Fifth Avenue entrance. It is situated across from Central Park’s Conservatory Gardens. The facade of the Museum’s landmark building provides an elegant backdrop for any evening.
    • Capacity: Cocktail reception – 450 guests; Seated dinner – 225 guests
  • The Rotunda: The Rotunda is the main entrance to the Museum, boasting a floating marble staircase and the striking Starlight chandelier, with the adjacent North & South Wings.
    • Capacity: Cocktail reception – 250 guests
  • The Marble Court: The Marble Court is situated on the second floor overlooking Central Park and directly up the Museum’s sweeping marble staircase. It features three floor-to-ceiling French doors and the Starlight Chandelier providing a memorable backdrop.
    • Capacity: Cocktail reception – 250 guests; Seated dinner – 210 guests
  • The South Terrace: The South Terrace is a rarity in New York City – an elevated and private terrace. It faces the beautiful landmarked exterior of the New York Academy of Medicine and houses a brick and marble loggia. With a clear top tent, guests get to dine under the stars.
    • Capacity: Cocktail reception – 225 guests; Seated dinner – 225 guests; Dinner & dancing – 175 guests.
  • The Bruno A. Quinson Room: The Bruno A. Quinson Room located on the Museum’s third floor is a distinguished wood-paneled library with a western exposure of Central Park. It is a flexible space used for purposes as varied as a boardroom to a wedding suite.
    • Capacity: Theater style – 50 guests; Cocktail reception – 45 guests; Seated dinner – 30 guests
  • The Ronay Menschel Hall: The Ronay Menschel Hall is a newly renovated, flexible function room. This fully equipped facility features an ample stage, a green room, and a cutting-edge AV booth.
    • Capacity: Theater style – 200 guests; Cocktail reception – 200 guests; Seated dinner – 140 guests

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If you love NYC, you’ll love being a part of the Museum of the City of New York! Ready to make a difference in the future of our vibrant, growing museum? Become a Member or make a donation today.


Celebrate the inspiring story of our city. Become a member of the Museum of the City of New York and get closer to the city you love with free admission, invitations to special events, and great discounts. Give your friends and family the gift of membership! Membership is the best way to experience all that the Museum of the City of New York has to offer. Members receive discounts on ticketed programs, invitations to Member-only events, and special access! Join us today! Memberships at specified levels art offered: * Individual * Dual * Family * Sustainer * Fellow * DeWitt Clinton Circle * Students * Seniors * Senior Dual * New Yorker at Heart * Alexander Hamilton Circle * Library, and * IDNYC Card Holders.

Corporate Membership: In addition to providing essential support for the Museum, corporate members receive a host of special benefits and opportunities, including free admission for employees, curator-led exhibition tours, invitations to exclusive events, volunteer opportunities, and event rental privileges. The Museum can tailor additional benefits to meet your company’s marketing and branding objectives. Corporate memberships at specified levels are offered: * Small Business Member * Associate * Fellow * Patron * Leader * Partner, and * Benefactor.


For nearly 100 years, the Museum of the City of New York has proudly shared the story of this great city. Help us illuminate its past, highlight its present, and imagine its future.

  • Make a Gift: Become a champion of the city we call home and keep our collective, New York history alive. Support the Museum of the City of New York with a gift and help us tell the stories of the past, present, and future of the world’s most influential metropolis.
  • Matching Gifts: Employees can double or triple the value of their donations to the Museum of the City of New York through their company’s matching gift program. Please see your company’s personnel office for details.
  • Planned Giving: A growing number of generous friends are helping the Museum of the City of New York secure its future by making a planned gift or bequest to the Museum. There are many creative and flexible ways to provide a lasting legacy, enriching the lives of generations to come. Explore giving through your will and find a charitable giving plan that provides for you, your family, and the Museum in the years to come. You will become a member of the Museum’s Alexander Hamilton Visionaries, a group of devoted and generous friends of the Museum.
    • Bequests: Bequests are deductible from the total value of your estate. They can be designated for specific programs or departments or can be left to the Museum for use at the discretion of Museum Trustees.
    • Life Income Plans: These include a number of giving vehicles that enable you to make a gift to the Museum that also provides income to you.
    • Charitable Lead Trusts: Through this type of deferred gift, you may be able to transfer assets to an heir while providing income to the Museum.
    • Other Gifts: Gifting of retirement assets, life insurance, and real property can also be used to support the Museum.
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  • Starlight Circle: The Starlight Circle is the Museum of the City of New York’s premier patron group, named after the dazzling focal point of the Museum’s entryway. Comprised of patrons who deeply value the Museum’s mission to celebrate, document and interpret the City’s past, present and future, members of the Starlight Circle are ambassadors who shine a light on our institution. This engaged group of supporters enjoy an array of benefits including invitations to curator-led VIP tours, priority reservations to all Museum public programming, and access to members-only events with other cultural institution partners.

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