Asia Society Space Rentals

Combining stunning architecture, unparalleled atmosphere, and world-class art exhibitions, Asia Society is one of New York City's premier event venues. The building's prestigious Park Avenue location and inviting modern interior include state-of-the-art facilities: banquet hall and conference suites, elegant reception spaces, and a fully-equipped auditorium. The original building was designed by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, and underwent a dramatic, award-winning renovation by Bartholomew Voorsanger creating flexible spaces that accommodate a wide range of events: 

  • Lectures, seminars, and programs
  • Business meetings and conferences
  • Corporate breakfasts and luncheons
  • Executive retreats
  • Seated dinners and buffets
  • Cocktail receptions
  • Private screenings
  • Weddings, receptions, and celebrations

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Testimonials


Amenities

  • State-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and A/V staffing is available.
  • Exclusive catering is provided by Great Performances.
  • Special tours and viewing of museum exhibitions may be arranged for guests.
  • AsiaStore can remain open for a special shopping opportunity for your guests.
  • Convenient parking is available in the neighborhood.

Room Descriptions

Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium

Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium at Asia Society

This cherry wood auditorium and stage facility with green room and dressing room seats 258 people. It is fully equipped with stage lighting and the latest equipment for all of your audiovisual needs, including 35 mm and 16 mm film presentations. With an adjoining reception hall, the Wallace Auditorium is an excellent location for screenings, performances, lectures, seminars, and programs. Download the Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium Floor Plan

Garden Court

Garden Court Cafe at Asia Society

The soaring glass roof on the Garden Court, with its radiating beams, is like an open parasol. The blue-green marble floor resembles a cool pool of water, in which weeping podocarpus trees grow. Fully-equipped with its own kitchen and audiovisual facilities, the Garden Court is a beautiful setting for almost any type of event, from elegant receptions and dinners to corporate soirées. It comfortably accommodates 130 persons, with spillover space in the visitor center for an additional 50 persons. Download the Garden Court Floor Plan

Penthouse Conference and Banquet Suite

Conference and Banquet Suites at Asia Society

The three large rooms that comprise the penthouse — the Rose Room, the Rose Conference Hall, and the Luce Room — are separated by sliding pocket doors and can be used together or subdivided to suit your needs. Together they can accommodate 200 persons for receptions and banquets. Included in the rental is the kitchen and the Gamble Room, a private meeting room for 12 people, located on the same floor. The suite is equipped with high-tech projection and audiovisual equipment — including ceiling-mounted projection screens — to accommodate all of your presentation needs. Audiovisual presentations can be linked together throughout the Conference and Banquet Suite. Download the Rose Room, Rose Conference Hall and Luce Room Floor Plan

The Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Room

Rose Room at Asia Society

The Rose Room serves as both the entrance and reception room of the suite. The walls are covered in golden silk, which complements the mahogany parquet floor and a custom carpet inspired by the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art.

The Rose Conference Hall

Rose Conference Hall at Asia Society

The dominant feature of this room is the 42-foot wide arched window overlooking Park Avenue. With rich blue silk-covered walls, this is a serene setting for any event. The Rose Conference Hall is suitable for 100-person luncheons or dinners.

The Henry R. Luce Room

The Henry R. Luce Room at Asia Society

Overlooking the Upper East Side and midtown Manhattan skyline, the Luce Room can be used as a separate break-out room for conferences or as an additional dining area for larger banquets. The Luce Room can accommodate 50 persons for meals.

The Sidney D. Gamble Room

Sidney D. Gamble Room

This private conference room, set off from the main suite, is perfect for small meetings. Furnished with a black lacquer conference table that seats 12, the Gamble Room has audiovisual capabilities.


Testimonials

"Thank you for a truly super party. Everything was great. Looking forward to working with you again!"

— Weill Cornell

"A brief note to thank you for your immense help and expertise to make our event a huge success. The room looked magical... almost like a Broadway stage, and the food absolutely delicious. As I walked around the room talking to our guests I heard many compliments about the food. Delicious!!!! And the waitstaff [were] very professional."

— Altria

"I just wanted to thank you again for all your wonderful help with ClimateWorks Foundation’s 10th anniversary event last week. The Asia Society is such a lovely venue and its mission nicely aligned with that of ClimateWorks, adding to its appeal for our event. Moreover, your professionalism throughout the planning process and of course on the night of ensured that everything went seamlessly. I’m most grateful for all your help and your enthusiasm!"

— ClimateWorks Foundation

"We were all beyond pleased! Thanks to the whole team for a marvelous event and for being right on top of everything!"

— The Commonwealth Fund

"Last evening was a great success, thanks to you and your team"

— Fairfield University

THANK YOU so much for such an amazing event. You guys were so great to work with and everyone had a wonderful time. The space was perfect! Thank you all for your help with making this such a successful night for us.

— Goodwin Law

Thank you for making the Asia Society luncheon and discussion a key highlight of our program. It was a delight and I am hoping our paths cross again down the line. Thank you so much for working with us.

— Texas Lyceum

"Thank you so much for all your help to make our members' meeting a success! I am so appreciative of how helpful you all have been, and how flawless and efficient your teams are — the logistics, catering, and AV teams were all excellent. We host a lot of events every year, and you and your teams have truly been one of the best partners we’ve worked with. It was such a pleasure working with you all."

— Synergos

"Many many thanks for all your hard work and assistance in making this event a true success. Your adaptability, support and attention to detail was absolutely fantastic and we certainly couldn’t have held our first event in New York without you."

— Lowy Institute

"We thought it was a wonderful event, made so easy by you and your fantastic team."

— Telstra


Contact Information

For all rental inquiries including nonprofit rates, please contact:

Anne Godshall
Director of Events 
Phone: 212-327-9365
Email: agodshall@asiasociety.org

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