On this spotlight episode of The Destination Everywhere Podcast, our hosts Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth share their favorite meeting and event spaces after 20 years of planning corporate gatherings in New York City. From iconic and historical ballrooms in Manhattan to an industrial-chic former steel factory in Brooklyn, you will discover some of the best venues to host small and large groups and provide an unforgettable experience.
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The Coolest Meeting And Event Spaces In NYC (Spotlight Episode)
There is always something to do in New York City, the City That Never Sleeps. This has been Andy and Todd’s destination of choice for their corporate meetings and events in the past two decades. Despite holding gatherings here for quite a long time, there is always something new to do in New York.
In this Spotlight Episode, Andy and Todd present their favorite meeting and event spaces after 20 years of planning corporate events in New York City.
Originally opened in the 1930s, the Edison Ballroom was closed and reopened again in 2008 to feature its original art deco style. This establishment allows visitors to avoid the chaos of Times Square. It is ideal for conferences, product launches, galas, award ceremonies, and company get-togethers.
- Beautiful ballroom
- Fully retractable roof suitable for all kinds of outdoor events
The Farm Soho
New York City can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming, and The Farm Soho provides a unique rustic escape in Lower Manhattan. It is great for business socials, weddings, and Bar Mitzvahs with its exposed brick walls and chic industrial décor.
- Several conference rooms
- A main event space
- A stunning rooftop space with amazing views of Manhattan
Music Hall of Williamsburg
This establishment takes you outside Manhattan and into one of the hottest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. It is surrounded by great food choices and shopping areas. The Music Hall is best for celebratory events, gala, and award ceremonies.
- A maximum capacity of about 650 attendees
- Cocktail tables, lounge seating, and bars throughout
- A music venue that hosts singers and bands regularly
One of the most versatile event spaces in New York City, the Brooklyn Steel was originally a steel factory. Much of the steel from the original building was repurposed when it became a live music venue with a cool industrial look. It is perfect for celebratory or networking events.
- Three bars
- A private VIP room that can be used as a green room space
New York Historical Society
Founded in 1804, it is located right across from Central Park and the heart of the Upper West side. This is the first museum in New York City and a brandable space for business.
- A courtyard with a capacity of about 200
- Features fascinating exhibitions, particularly a gallery of Tiffany lamps and a recreation of the White House Oval Office
Radio City Music Hall
This is one of the most famous music halls that can be used for private events.
- A main hall with a capacity of over 6000, perfect for conferences and company-wide events
- Wonderful marquee and amazing chandeliers
The Roxy Suite, ideal for intimate receptions, business meetings, or a private dinner
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