The New Museum’s iconic building, located on the Bowery at the intersection of SoHo and the Lower East Side, offers a variety of event spaces for corporate and individual Members to entertain in the setting of a cutting-edge contemporary art museum.

Our Spaces: Walk-through

Sky Room

Located on the top floor of the building is our premier space, the Sky Room. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound terrace, this adaptable space provides stunning, panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The award-winning architecture is a dramatic backdrop for cocktail receptions for up to 200 people, or seated dinners for up to 120.

Marcia Tucker Hall

The ground floor lobby, Marcia Tucker Hall, features polished concrete floors, glass walls leading to streetscape views, and our Lobby Gallery, which offers capsule contemporary art exhibitions. The lobby accommodates up to 350 for cocktails or 100 for seated events.


Our state-of-the-art, double-height theater, with flexible seating arrangements and an elegant pre- and post-event area, serves as an ideal setting for functions of all kinds, including digital screenings on our projection screen, panel discussions, and live performances. The theater can seat 156 with a full stage or 182 without a stage.

Corporate Events

Benefits of Corporate Membership focus on employee access, brand association, and entertaining privileges, and include: free unlimited general admission (with a guest) for all employees, generous discounts in our world-renowned bookstore and at the café, curator-led tours, and a number of guest passes for you to distribute. Corporate Members have the privilege of hosting events here at the New Museum. Many of the city's leading companies have selected the New Museum to host their events, including fashion shows, board meetings, photo shoots, product launches, cocktail parties, and exclusive executive dinners. Support from our Corporate Members goes directly to fund our groundbreaking programs and exhibitions, which bring new art and new ideas to audiences from around the world.

Private Events

Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or a special occasion at the New Museum. Our special events team can help make your event an extraordinary experience for your guests.


Couples can marry in any of our three event spaces: the Sky Room, Theater, or Lobby. The Sky Room is a perfect space to host an intimate wedding, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner. The floor-to-ceiling windows and wraparound terrace provide a dramatic setting for a ceremony or celebration.

Photo & Film Shoots

The New Museum's building, with its beautiful, rough aesthetic and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, can be a unique backdrop for commercials, photo shoots, television programs, and feature films. The New Museum's bathrooms, where Bisazza mosaics cover the walls with pixilated hanami cherry-blossom patterns, also offer colorful scenery for a shoot.


For nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $5 million, we offer a 30 percent discount on our rental fees. The New Museum does not allow fundraisers. We welcome your nonprofit organization to take advantage of our discount for board meetings, member receptions, and other special events.

Preferred Vendors

Exclusive Caterer

Scott Skey
31 Perry Street
New York, NY 10014

Poppy’s Catering
Jamie Schmones Erickson
243 Degraw Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11231


Greg Dratva
Aion Entertainment, Inc.


Stephanie Ketty
BFA | Images Matter
20 West 20th Street, Suite 700
New York NY 10011

Event Designer & Florist

Baura New York LLC
Garin Baura
120 West 28th Street, Studio 3B
New York NY 10001


Jeremy Wilson
One Dream Sound
66 Grand Street,
Moonachie, NJ, 07074
718.433.3030 x232


Jill Simon
Green Room
611 Broadway, Suite 810
New York, NY 10012

Photography Weddings

Aria Isadora
BFA Weddings
20 West 20th Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10011

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