Weddings & Social Celebrations
Greet your guests in the breathtaking Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda, below the dramatic display of dinosaurs; sip cocktails in the luminous Cullman Hall of the Universe; or gather for a seated meal in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life under the 94-foot blue whale. The Museum’s many stunning halls offer endless possibilities for wedding receptions, mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestone celebrations.
Our in-house caterer will create reception and dining experiences tailored to your needs.
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
- 800 (seated dinner with dancing), 1,200 (reception)
- 8 reprogrammable screens on balcony
- 1 reprogrammable screen on lower level
- Built-in dance floor
In this renowned gallery, the Museum’s iconic 94-foot-long blue whale model floats in the ambient light of an undersea realm, encircled by world-famous dioramas depicting scenes from the planet's oceans.
Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda
A landmark location, the Museum's grand entrance from Central Park West includes a vaulted ceiling that soars 100 feet above the historic murals depicting Roosevelt's travels and showcases the most dynamic dinosaur display in the world.
Cullman Hall of the Universe
Capacity: 350 (seated dinner), 1,500 (reception)
- 1 reprogrammable screen
- Hayden Planetarium available for private Space Show viewings
The Willamette meteorite, and Hayden Planetarium Sphere, and the floating planets of our solar system provide a brilliant setting for receptions and seated dinners, with a high-definition 10-foot-by-16-foot reprogrammable screen.
Akeley Hall of African Mammals
Capacity: 500 (reception)
The elephants are the main event, flanked by 28 dramatic depictions of the remarkable wildlife and habitats of the late 19th-century African continent.
Hosting an event at the Museum supports scientific research and educational programs.