The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

The Library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is a quintessential New York City icon. Located in the heart of Manhattan, this magnificent Beaux-Arts building caters to intimate gatherings and lavish extravaganzas, lending a sense of grandeur and distinction to any occasion.

Hosting your event at the Library provides unique access to our most exquisite spaces, while helping sustain one of the world’s premier non-profit institutions. All event fees support the Library’s indispensable collections, services and programs.


Astor Hall – 150 guests seated, 750 guests reception

Celeste Bartos Forum – 425 guests seated, 500 guests reception

The Edna Barnes Salomon Room – 300 guests seated, 325 guests reception

McGraw Rotunda – 150 guests seated, 300 guests reception

The Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Trustees Room – 110 guests seated, 125 guests reception

Celeste Auditorium – 177 guests auditorium 

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