Not your average public library ... set in the heart of the city on Fifth Avenue, is the amazing New York Public Library. This venue is not just for books, it is for celebrations.
Upon arrival you first notice the vast marble steps that lead to this historic building. Once inside the towering Georgian columns welcome you to this grand foyer. The library offer multiple locations that can be used for events. My favorite space is the main foyer, that you enter off Fifth Avenue – the majestic entrance allows you to embrace the old-world setting or create a hip-chic vibe. The Celeste Bartos forum has a wonderful glass domed ceiling that makes the whole experience magical. Each event space tells a different story.
The use of lighting is critical in this space. We love to highlight the columns of this venue and also accent the best features of the library. Votives are a great touch to enhance the steps when you arrive and lighting the front of the building, welcomes your guests to this unique venue..
Dining tables set amongst the columns adds to the atmosphere. We love to name the tables after books or authors, after all your in the New York Public Library. We have even placed the escort cards in the drawers of the old card filing system to find your seat.
This event space should not be overlooked. It offers a myriad of possibilities and lends itself to every type of wedding. The simplicity allows you to be creative in the design every aspect of the wedding.
Since the space is rental venue, you are able to bring in your own caterers (approval required by the Library) and your own event professionals. Keep in mind when using the main foyer, the event set up time is very limited due to the fact that the library has to close to the public, prior to be allowed to set up.
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