SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: Our 5-story landmarked Mansion/Museum is located in the very heart of Greenwich Village, just off of 5th Avenue, near Washington Square Park. Step inside and find yourself in 1800's New York City. HISTORY: —Our Mansion/Museum was built in the mid-1800's by the Brevoort Family, who had settled here from Holland in the 17th century. A dazzling Ballroom was added to the Mansion's Second Floor in 1899. The Ballroom was designed by the world-renowned architect Stanford White. Stanford White was the genius whose work famously gave birth to New York's Beaux-Arts Movement. Please read more about Stanford White. A good start is Wikipedia. HAVE YOU ALREADY... Have you already attended an Event here at our Mansion/Museum? If you are new to us, I would like to suggest that you take a moment to read our Reviews. Our Reviews will give you the best idea of what you can look forward to. Our Mansion/Museum is perfect for Events and Parties from the completely casual to the ultra-formal—Weddings, Cocktail Parties, Birthday Parties, Showers, Book Signings, Fashion Launches, Product Launches, Reunions. From Sweet-16s to un-stuffy Corporate Events—for every toast, we love to host! And of course we are ideal for your Film-shoot or Photo-shoot. Please see our live Production Listing. When you book our Mansion/Museum, here is some of WHAT YOU AND YOUR GUESTS WILL ENJOY: *The First Floor of our Mansion/Museum includes: —A Stunning 1800's Parlor, 25'x 14'. Please enjoy our cabinets whose shelves display what the centuries have bequeathed to all of us. —Our Glass Gallery, 20'x15', twinkling with its Permanent Exhibition of American glass and ceramics. —A Restroom that's not a bit antique. It's thoroughly modern (thank goodness). *The Second Floor of our Mansion/Museum includes: —The Ballroom, 60' x 15', with its Baroque ceiling that is 20' high. Step into the Ballroom and you're in the pages of Cinderella—a fairy tale whose princes and princesses find their one true love and rejoice in the happy ending. —The Formal-But-Fun Dining Room /Gallery Exhibition Space, 30'x 16', with its marble floor, lead glass doors, and its original fireplace, mantelpiece, and architectural features. It is perfection for your Buffet Service and Bar. —Our Kitchen, a spacious 17' x 15', is immediately but inconspicuously accessible to the Dining Room and the Ballroom. Whether catered or self- prepared, our full-service kitchen allows you to clean, cook, refrigerate, freeze, and prepare every kind of food. Leave its terrace door open for a constant flow of fresh air. —The Terrace, 8' x 8'. Accessible from our kitchen. —And a beautiful restroom. *IT'S WITH DELIGHT that I invite you to tour our Mansion/Museum. In fact, it is both our policy and our pleasure to meet with all of our potential guests before confirming a booking. Once you have visited, I think you will agree that as beautiful as our photographs are, the photographs barely do justice to our Mansion/Museum—which is most often described by our guests as "Absolutely Magical!" If you would like to know what else our guests have said about their experiences with us, I encourage you to read our Peerspace Reviews. —If you are traveling from another country, and you are not able to visit the Mansion/Museum before sending us a Booking Request, at our discretion we may waive our requirement to meet with you before confirming your booking. If we do accept your booking before you visit our Mansion/Museum, then I give you my word: There is not a prettier—or more interesting—place to hold your Event in all of New York City. CAPACITY For Events at which guests are expected to come and go, we allow a guest list of up to 150. For those Events with guests who are expected to stay for the entire time, we allow for a guest list of up to 100. For seated dinners, we can comfortably accommodate 40 guests. ART & DECOR On the walls of the Ballroom and the Dining Room is a permanent exhibition of the beloved Al Hirschfeld's legendary art. In our experience, Hirschfeld's art provides a terrific conversation-starter among your honored guests. In the Ballroom, a grand piano awaits. And should you desire it, we can suggest a perfect cabaret pianist to play for you. The Ballroom is lighted by a one-of-a-kind 'Phantom of the Opera' Chandelier covered with antique glass globes. The chandelier was designed by us 1985, so we really do mean it is one-of-a-kind! There is other lighting, including a 12-foot skylight that bathes the Ballroom in a natural, ever-changing Aurora borealis. Looking up through our skylight, you will actually see a tree as gorgeous as it is gigantic—and it's been thriving here since the time that the Indians owned Manhattan Island! Looking out through our opulent and original huge arched window (it's made of zinc-glass, which pre-dates "leaded" glass), you'll have a panoramic view of the flourishing gardens and trees of this historic Greenwich Village neighborhood. And if you're lucky enough to be here when it's snowing, you will feel like you're inside a snow globe—but you'll be nice and warm! Sometimes people ask if we can move our furniture, our art, or are antiques to accommodate their Event. In most cases, our answer is Yes. The amount of time it takes for this accommodation, and then the time it takes to return everything after your Event, will be billed at 1.5 our normal hourly Event rate. ACCESSIBILITY —Our Mansion/Museum is located in the very heart of Greenwich Village, just off Washington Square Park, just off of 5th Avenue, near Washington Square Park. It is one of the safest and most accessible locations in all of New York City. *We are super-accessible and easy to find for your out-of-town guests: —For those arriving by car, there is indoor parking directly across the street. —For those who travel by Subway, we are an easy walk from all the major train lines. —Both Express+Local Subway stops are all around us. —Buses abound: We are 1/2 block from NYC's 5th Avenue Bus, and an easy walk from the 6th Avenue Bus, the Madison Avenue Bus, and the 8th street/9th street cross-town Buses.
Congratulations! You have chosen a space that is one-of-a-kind. There is simply no place like it—not anywhere. Have you already attended an Event here at our Mansion/Museum? If you are new to us, I would appreciate your taking a moment to read our Peerspace Reviews. Our Reviews will give you a good idea of what you and your guests can look forward to when you celebrate your occasion right here. Our Mansion/Museum is perfect for events ranging from the ultra-formal to completely casual Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Cocktail Parties, Family Reunions, and Corporate Meetings and Events. We also love to host special occasions and celebrations such as Weddings, Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, and Sweet 16 parties. Our Mansion is ideal for unique Film-shoots and Photo-shoots. We will do our best to ensure our two Golden Rules: That you, yourself, have a wonderful time—and that every one of your guests will forever remember their experience here with you in our Mansion/Museum. So in keeping with our two Golden Rules, here are the best policies that we've put in place: —In order for us to successfully prepare for you, the number of guests should not exceed the number listed when we accepted your booking. —To preserve the exclusivity of your Event at our Mansion/Museum, your Guest list should not be a Guess list. For security purposes, we require that you give us your Guest list four days before your Event, and then give us updates to your list 24 hours before your Event begins. —In general, we do not book paid-ticket parties. We may make exceptions for certain non-profit organizations, however, we do not book any events where tickets may be purchased either at our door or inside our space. —Alcohol is fine for your guests who are at least 21 years of age. But for everyone's sake, we require that you hire a licensed bartender to serve it. And for the comfort and safety of all of your guests, if you are planning to serve liquor, we require that you also provide food. —Dancing—even prancing—is absolutely fine within our Mansion/Museum. Our Ballroom can become a dance floor when that's planned in advance. —DJs are fine, however, the music should never be so loud that our neighbors hear it. —All music that flows through speakers must play its own finale by 10:55 PM. One sophisticated alternative to having a DJ, is to have live music, which is especially wonderful in the hands of a party pianist. I've seen lots of parties, and there is no question that guests are much more enthusiastic about live harmony then they are when the music is canned. —This one is easier than it sounds, and Peerspace can help you with it: Depending on the size of your Event, we may require you to have event insurance. Event insurance is easily obtained and can be surprisingly inexpensive—especially given that when you purchase insurance, what you are really purchasing is peace of mind. Peerspace can help you obtain a temporary policy. Write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org. —Sometimes people ask if we can move our furniture, our art, or are antiques to accommodate their Event. In most cases, our answer is Yes. The amount of time it takes for this accommodation, and then the time it takes to return everything after your Event, will be billed at 1.5 our normal hourly Event rate. —A great Event begins by booking enough time for setting up before your guests arrive. Please read on… In our experience, you and your setter-uppers may need at least 1 1/2 hours to prepare the space for your Event. Remember that you will want to be relaxed, smiling, and happy when your guests begin arriving! We also recommend that you give yourself enough time after your Event for striking the set. I use the expression, "Striking the set," which comes to us from the world of theater, because for you, your Event will be very much like your own Opening Night on Broadway. When it comes to taking down your decorations, you will almost certainly want to carefully separate the keepsakes that you want to preserve from those items that have already served their purpose. So we recommend that you book 1 1/2 hours to carefully un-decorate after your Event. And please also read the following paragraph about food. Please make arrangements so that all open food, beverages, and their related products are taken away immediately after your guests have joyously said "Farewell!" Most caterers will be happy to do this for you, but please leave ample time for your caterers to accomplish this. Food that we have already agreed to keep after your Event will always be given for people to eat. We do not throw away edible food! —And, finally, if the time whizzes by, and you are having a great Event—if you and your guests want to stay, it will almost always be okay! If it turns that that you use additional time for your Event, or for setting up or after-party sorting, that time will be billed automatically through Peerspace. I will close this list in the same way as I began it. We will do our best to ensure our two Golden Rules: That you have a wonderful time at your own Event, and that every one of your guests will forever remember their unique experience here in our Mansion/Museum. Until then, Margo Feiden Founder & CEO Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd. Established 1969
Daria, Kathleen and Margo the Queen...beyond great! Literally they were the most helpful ever and the venue is sensational. We made history with our event and could not have done it without the help of the three women I previously mentioned. I highly recommend this place...there is absolutely no reason to not make this historic landmark first on your place. I wish I could give them 100 stars on the rating. Seriously. Thank you so much to the team!
I am content director and I was here for commercial photo shooting. This place amazing! They have gorgeous huge window, vintage frame, furniture, this place is perfect place fo shooting! I definitely give 5 stars!!!
Margo and her staff were very warm and welcoming! SO many cool pieces in this house! Margo was very responsive and attentive to all our needs. We shot a photo shoot.
Sigmund Freud said; If you leave something behind in a place you’ve visited, its a sign you intend to return. I left my heart in this place during my 40th birthday party. Not sure I’ll ever get that back, but I sure would return. A profound place indeed.
Place is beautiful and 1800s original interior and old new york feel. Ms. Feiden is wonderful told us the story about the place. I would go back for the project again.
What an enchanting and romantic experience being surrounded by the works of Al Hirschfeld and the design of Margo Feiden. The staff went beyond their responsibilities to help accommodate the guests. The warmth, the love, and the passion for ensuring our event was special, is beyond words. I am truly grateful to have met these wonderful individuals.
This space, the staff and the host are all amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here for our music video shoot and we are so thankful for them accommodating us in a timely manner!