New York | Lower Manhattan
$275 per hour
When you book our Mansion/Museum, you don't just book an event, you book an experience.
And when you book your film or photo shoot with us, you are booking with the most experienced hosts. We love it!
Our 5-story landmarked Mansion/Museum is located in the very heart of Greenwich Village. Step inside and find yourself in 1800's New York.
Your booking includes 5 lavish rooms that will have your guests enthralled: our breathtaking Ballroom, our Formal-But-Fun Dining Room, our Kitchen, our Terrace, our Parlor, our Glass Gallery (and 2 modern, beautiful Restrooms).
History: —Our Mansion/Museum was built in the mid-1800's. A dazzling Ballroom was added to the Mansion's Second Floor in 1899—designed by the world-renowned architect Stanford White. Stanford White was the genius whose work gave birth to New York's Beaux-Arts Movement.
Some of what you & your guests will enjoy:
The First Floor of our Mansion/Museum includes:
—A Stunning 1800's Parlor, 25'x 14'. Please enjoy our cabinets, whose displays embrace what the centuries have bequeathed to us all.
—Our Glass Gallery, 20' x 15', is luminous with its Permanent Exhibition of American glass and ceramics.
—A Restroom that's not an antique. It's thoroughly modern (thank goodness).
The Second Floor of our Mansion/Museum includes:
—The Ballroom, 60' x 15', with its Baroque ceiling that is 20' high. Step into the Ballroom and you're in the pages of Cinderella—a fairy tale whose princes and princesses find their one true love and rejoice in the happy ending.
—The Formal-But-Fun Dining Room /Gallery Exhibition Space, 30'x 16', with its marble floor, lead glass doors, its original fireplace and architectural features. It is perfect for your Buffet Service and Bar.
—Our Kitchen, a spacious 17' x 15', is immediately but inconspicuously accessible to both the Dining Room and the Ballroom. Whether catered or self- prepared, our full-service kitchen allows you to cook, refrigerate, freeze, and prepare every kind of food. When its terrace door is open, you'll enjoy a constant flow of fresh air.
—The Terrace, 8' x 8' is accessible from our Kitchen.
—A beautiful Restroom.
It's with delight that I invite you to tour our Mansion/Museum.
Once you have visited, I think you will agree with the words we hear
most often to describe our Mansion/Museum: "Absolutely Magical!"
CAPACITY: For Events at which guests are expected to come and go, we allow a guest list of up to 150. For those Events with guests who are expected to stay for the entire time, we allow for a guest list of up to 100. For seated dinners, we can comfortably accommodate 40 guests.
ART & DECOR:
On our walls there is a Permanent Exhibition of the beloved Al Hirschfeld's legendary art. In our experience, Hirschfeld's art provides a terrific conversation-starter among your guests.
In the Ballroom, a grand piano awaits you. And should you like, we can suggest a perfect cabaret pianist to play for you. And sing.
The Ballroom is lighted by a one-of-a-kind 'Phantom of the Opera' Chandelier covered with antique Swedish glass globes. We designed the Chandelier ourselves in 1985, so we really do mean it is one-of-a-kind!
There is other lighting, including a 12-foot skylight that bathes the Ballroom in an ever-changing Aurora-borealis-like light. Looking up through our skylight, you will see a tree as gigantic as it is gorgeous—and it's been thriving here since the Indians owned Manhattan Island!
Looking out through our opulent arched window (it's made of zinc-glass, which pre-dates "leaded" glass), you'll have a panoramic view of the flourishing gardens and trees of this historic Greenwich Village neighborhood. And if you're lucky enough to be here when it's snowing, you will feel like you're inside a snow globe—but you'll be nice and warm!
Sometimes people ask if we can move our furniture, our art, or our antiques to accommodate their Event. In most cases, our answer is Yes. The amount of time it takes for this accommodation, and then the time it takes to return everything after your Event, will be figured at our hourly Event rate and billed automatically by Splacer as Overtime Charges.
—Our Mansion/Museum is located in one of the safest and most accessible locations in all of New York City. We are easy to find for your out-of-town guests:
—For those arriving by car, there is indoor parking directly across the street.
—For those traveling by Subway, we are an easy walk from all the major train lines.
If you are booking an Event with us, please first ask us for a copy of our Rules. We will need an acknowledgment by email that you have received our Mansion Rules and will abide by them.