Exploring the Most Unique Event Spaces in NYC

February 25, 2023 Jessica Stewart

Whether you're an event planner looking to partner up with the hottest NYC vendors or you're planning the next conference for your company, you won't want to miss the Event Planner Expo.

There's no better place to discover the best event planning companies, caterers, rental services, and entertaining acts to spice up your next event. You can also find out about the most unique event spaces in NYC.

You don't just have to take our word for it. We're here to showcase some of the incredible NYC event venues that you can learn more about at the next expo.

Read on to find out about the most unique places to hold your next New York event.


Located in the Upper East Side, the 92NY community center has made itself a staple of New York culture and experiential growth. During the day, this spacious community center offers art classes, fitness classes, and more. 92NY also offers outreach programs that support local public schools.

With concert halls, gallery spaces, pools, and lounge areas, it is also the perfect place to host your next private or public event. 92NY is a safe space for family-friendly events but can also be transformed to host upscale or formal events, making it one of the most versatile event spaces in NYC. Capacity will vary based on which event space you book.


With locations in Times Square, Chelsea Piers, and Queens, Bowlero bowling alleys have turned the classic pastime of bowling into a new and exciting activity that is fun for all ages. Though Bowlero locations can be found across the country, NYC's three Bowlero bowling alleys offer unique sights, sounds, drinks, and eats.

Thanks to retro lights with a modern twist, Bowlero provides an unforgettable bowling experience. This is the perfect space for birthday parties, team bonding nights, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and more. Capacity will vary based on which Bowlero location you book.


Located just outside of lower Manhattan, the CAPITALE venue is one of the most beautiful and historic venues to book in 2023 and has played host to some of the biggest names in music, art, and more. CAPITALE was erected in 1893 and originally served as the Bowery Savings Bank.

Now, you can host huge events in this ornate space filled with Corinthian columns, stained glass skylights, mosaic marble floors, and towering ceilings. CAPITALE is the perfect backdrop for formal events like retirement parties, weddings, and fundraisers. CAPITALE can accommodate between 750-1200 guests.

Edison Ballroom

Located in Times Square, Edison Ballroom is a private oasis that will make you feel miles away from one of the most bustling city centers on the planet. If you love the ambiance and sophisticated charm of art deco architecture, you'll love Edison Ballroom. It's truly one of the most sought-after event spaces for everything from weddings to fashion shows.

When you book Edison Ballroom, you get access to in-house catering, lighting, and an impeccable sound system. This is perfect for anyone looking to reduce the need to juggle dozens of additional vendors. Edison Ballroom can host up to 750 guests.


Located in New York's vibrant meatpacking district, the Gansevoort Hotel offers more than just a luxurious place to rest your head. You can rent out the Gansevoort rooftop, which offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for your guests to relax, mingle, and enjoy your private or corporate event.

In addition to the excellent in-house staff, booking the Gansevoort rooftop provides the perfect backdrop with its incredible views of the city. The Ganesvoort rooftop can host up to 750 guests.

HK Hall

If you've dreamed of hosting an event in Hell's Kitchen, consider HK Hall. HK Hall is one of New York's few turnkey event spaces, with every room ready to go for your big event.

In-house catering and incredible decor will bring your event to life. The robust production capabilities are the icing on the cake, making HK Hall an incredibly versatile space. HK Hall can host between 500 and 1600 guests.

Lavan 541

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Lavan 541 is a modernist's dream. This venue is designed solely for event planning purposes and can be transformed to meet any vision, whether semi-casual or ultra-chic.

Each and every room offers a bespoke experience. You absolutely won't want to miss the Skylight Room, boasting 24-foot ceilings and 270-degree projection mapping. Lavan 541 can host between 150 and 200 guests.

Somewhere Nowhere

Located in Chelsea, Somewhere Nowhere offers one of the most unique event experiences out there. This two-foot lounge towers over the city, sitting atop the Renaissance NY Chelsea Hotel.

Your guests will love the incredible views, the luxurious space, the in-house catering, and the rooftop pool. In the winter season, Somewhere Nowhere offers its signature "teardrop igloos" that will keep your guests cozy without blocking the view. Somewhere Nowhere can host between 100 and 400 guests.

Come to the Event Planner Expo to Discover More Event Spaces in NYC

If you're looking for the most unique event spaces in NYC, this guide is the perfect launching point. From historic spaces to modern places, some of the best venues are represented at the Event Planner Expo. You can meet their representatives and find out more about booking with them by attending the next expo!

To book your tickets for the 2023 Event Planner Expo, head to our ticketing site now. Choose the general admission pass to browse the tradeshow floor. If you're looking for a networking opportunity that will grow your event planning business, consider the VIP pass to access the networking lounge.

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