There are plenty of hotspot venues in New York City that are perfect for live entertainment and bands. But as a New York event planner, you’re always interested in exploring new venues that are perfect for live bands. So, in addition to your regular favorites, along with some of the other venues known for great sound, here are a few extra venues to add to your “best acoustics” list of go-to event spaces.
1. The Glasshouse
If you haven’t hosted an event at the Glasshouse yet, you should definitely check it out for yourself. This space sprawls over 75,000 square feet, with outdoor terraces, incredible Manhattan views, VIP lounges, and the capacity to comfortably handle 1,850 guests. But if you’re interested in hosting live entertainment, this space is ideal, too. No detail is overlooked at The Glasshouse, including a state-of-the-art production infrastructure capable of impeccable visuals and audio.
2. Canoe Studios
If it’s good enough for celebs like Taylor Swift and Beyonce, you know it’s a high-quality venue. But Canoe Studios is great for those celebrations that call for live entertainment, as well. With a breathtaking skyline view of the Hudson River from 14 stories up, this venue provides multiple event spaces just waiting to be customized to your liking. Intimate dinner parties, corporate meetings, cocktail hours, and elaborate weddings are all welcome. Whatever you’re celebrating, it will look and sound amazing at Canoe Studios.
3. Soho Grand Hotel
Any event planner in New York knows that one of the veteran venues that is well-known for its amazing aesthetics is the Soho Grand Hotel. But don’t forget about this legendary local hotspot, especially when you have a client who’s ready to bring in a live band or musical entertainment. There are indoor and outdoor options, perfect for business or social, and when it’s time to enjoy the music, the Soho Grand Hotel offers ideal acoustics and atmosphere.
4. Gotham Hall
As a New York event planner, you’ll likely have a few events that require a more elegant touch. And for those, Gotham Hall in midtown Manhattan is a great choice. This venue is known for its sophisticated style, perfect for galas, corporate events, and fantastic receptions. But even the most elegant of soirees also enjoy a little music. And Gotham Hall offers a picture-perfect ambiance for live entertainment.
The ultimate hotspot in Brooklyn for live music and events is Elsewhere. This cultural hub and arts venue brings together nearly every element event planners are looking for in an experience. There is a sprawling event space with seating room for 650 and standing room for 1,800 guests. It’s one-part theater, one-part warehouse, one-part nightclub, and 100% unique! There are impressive technical capabilities and customization options suitable for almost every kind of celebration.
6. 3 West Club
Just a hop, skip, and barely a jump from Rockefeller Center, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Radio City Music Hall is a little gem called 3 West Club. The building is nine stories and offers 7,000 square feet of event space. Primary hotel rooms and suites are also available. This NYC hotspot is a top pick for private parties, bar mitzvahs, and weddings. It’s also a great business or corporate event venue. It’s additionally equipped with all the necessities for live entertainment and music, including AV essentials and so much more.
Add these New York City venues to your event planner's go-to list of great spots for those events that include bands, live music, and live entertainment. And check out The Event Planner Expo blog series for more inspiration and ideas. Make sure you’ve saved the date in October for The Event Planner Expo 2022, too. We’ll be celebrating 10 incredible years of the Expo, and there are still exhibitor spaces and sponsorship opportunities available! Contact our team!