|Setup||6 unique event spaces of all sizes to meet your private event needs -- Opening Night Party, The Gallery, VIP Room, 42nd Street Viewing Gallery, Subway Series, Superman Returns|
|Floor Plan||Museum Floor Plan|
Located in the “heart” of Manhattan, this world-renowned 85,000 square-foot New York City museum venue has many wonderful and exciting party options for hosting your next NYC private event! Give your guests the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with A-list celebrities* from history, the sports world and pop culture. With a wide range of venue options, this museum has set the stage for creating the most dramatic backdrop for NYC events. Whether it’s an exclusive attraction buyout for up to 1,200 or an intimate gathering for 10 specially invited guests, the venue is ready to entertain you. Unique and interactive, the Midtown West museum is constantly changing and always forward-thinking, so no 2 events are ever the same.
Each museum event space, with its stylist settings, shares the same mission to enthrall and inspire each guest. For the ultimate in privacy, consider the Exclusive Use of the facility, giving you and your guests access to all the themed environments that New York’s most famous attraction has to offer. With Exclusive Use of the attraction, the museum is closed to the public. Your guests are treated to a red carpet arrival and taken up the grand staircase before being whisked by glass elevator to Opening Night Party, where they are greeted by notable celebrities* such as Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, and Harrison Ford at an after-hours cocktail party held in an Italian Palazzo-like setting complete with Tuscan tiles, columns and a cascading waterfall. Opening Night Party is the perfect spot to start your evening with welcome cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
After cocktails in Opening Night Party, your guests move on to dinner in The Gallery with its rotunda-style setting and marble floors. Your guests will have the opportunity to circulate among a fascinating array of American and international leaders from the worlds of politics, history and the arts. As you leave The Gallery, your guests proceed through the VIP Room to the world of Pop Culture. This is the perfect setting for a Viennese dessert reception for the finale to an amazing event. Guests will find endless entertainment amongst, movies, TV, music, history and sports from the 1920s to today.
For more intimate gatherings, the museum offers several different themed private spaces, giving your guests an opportunity to enjoy an event at the museum while the attraction remains open to the public**:
42nd Street Viewing Gallery
Soar to new heights in the 42nd Street Viewing Gallery, which holds up to 80 guests for a cocktail reception and 40 for a seated dinner. Upon entering the Viewing Gallery, eyes are immediately drawn toward the panoramic views overlooking historic 42nd Street from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Enjoy cocktails and canapés or a fully seated dinner while taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling city. During your event, you are whisked by private glass elevators and taken to Opening Night Party, where the tour of the attraction begins.
Descend down the stairs and into the VIP Room, which can accommodate 60 people for cocktails and 30 for dinners. Immerse yourself in every lavish detail of this latest addition to the attraction -- disco lighting and a dance floor area all contribute to the club-like atmosphere. Dance to today’s hottest club favorites with A-list celebrities such as Usher, Jessica Simpson, Shakira, Lenny Kravitz, and Madonna.
Play ball with David Wright and Derek Jeter in the Subway Series hosted by George Steinbrenner. Holding up to 75 standing guests and 50 seated, this unique sports-themed event space includes a replica of Mets’ and Yankees’ dugouts and pitching and cheering game.
Walk through the doors of our telephone booths and you are transported into Metropolis, where you have the chance to meet one of the greatest Superheroes and fly like superman. The Metropolis can host private events for up to 60 standing guests and 30 seated.
When hosting an event at the museum, rest assured that you and your guests will delight in a truly engaging experience. The venue's special events team will guide and assist you from beginning to end to ensure that every detail has been met from the design to the catering, that your event commands. No matter the size, style, or reason for your gathering, the space has over 200 years experience in entertaining people from all over the world that will be carried over to your special event. When it’s all over, it will have been truly captivating – an event that you and your guests will long remember. Fun, Unique, Memorable!
What type of social or corporate event are you planning? The museum and its unique event spaces are ready to host your next corporate reception, holiday party, fundraiser, gala dinner, pre and post theater event, movie screening, adult birthday celebration, children's party, product launch, scavenger hunt, reunion party or team-building event.
*All Celebrities Appear in Wax
**One admission ticket is given per guest to tour the attraction and is included in the cost of the rental for each of the above themed spaces.
|Catering||The museum works with an exclusive list of preferred caterers and also allows insured Kosher outside caterers to serve food/beverages and use its tables/chairs.|
|Audio/Video||mic and podium, limited plasmas; outside audio/video allowed|
|Cool Features||American Idol Karaoke, 4 D Cinema, Photos with Favorite Wax Celebrities, Fly like Superman, Make your own wax hand|
|Past Clients||Dun & Bradstreet, Citigroup, MetLife, Lifebeat, Steigenberger Hotels, Chase Bank, Accenture, Unilever|