Weddings & Social Celebrations

The Museum offers endless possibilities for milestone 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.

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Milstein Hall of Ocean Life


  • 800 (seated dinner with dancing), 1,200 (reception)

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

Capacity: 750

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)

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.

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