SOME ENCHANTED EVENING —or ENCHANTED AFTERNOON: When you book our Mansion/Museum, you don't just book an Event, you book an Experience. 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. Your booking includes 5 lavish rooms that will have your guests enthralled: our breathtaking Ballroom, our Formal-But-Fun Dining Room, our Kitchen, our Terrace, our Parlor, our Glass Gallery (and 2 modern, beautiful Restrooms). —Our outdoor Deck: We are excited to announce that you can now book our Deck! Please see below for our outside Deck and its indoor "Treehouse." New photographs just added. 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. Stanford White gave New York City its Grand Central Terminal, its original Madison Square Garden, it's Washington Square Arch, and…Our Ballroom. Please read more about Stanford White. A good start is Wikipedia. HAVE YOU ALREADY... Have you already attended an Event 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! We are also ideal for your Film shoot or Photo shoot. Please see our 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 displays embrace what the centuries have bequeathed to all of us. —Our Glass Gallery, 20'x15', luminous 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. —The Restroom, lovely and comfortable. ——Our outdoor Deck: Accessed from our Mansion/Museum's Fourth Floor, our spacious Outdoor Deck is now bookable for Photo Shoots + Film Shoots and Events. Please see our photographs newly added. Our Deck comes with its own indoor "Treehouse," a cozy indoor anteroom to the Deck. The Deck/Treehouse booking comes with access to a spacious (indoor) restroom. Photographs have just been added. To identify our Treehouse, look for the photographs with the black and white marble floor. Our Deck/Treehouse is ideal for Wedding Ceremonies and speeches because there are no street noises to compete with what is being said! Our Outdoor Deck measures approx. 20' x 20' with a ceiling height of heaven. The Deck and our indoor Treehouse anteroom will comfortably accommodate 50-60 guests at one time. The Deck/Treehouse booking comes with access to a spacious (indoor) restroom. Our Deck/Treehouse may be booked in two separate ways: Book it along with our Mansion/Museum's First and Second floors at $750 an hour, or on its own at $500 an hour—and worth every penny! Our Deck has one Rule: No high heels! Cozy slippers will be provided. *IT'S WITH DELIGHT that I invite you to tour our Mansion/Museum. 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. (Hirschfeld's art will provide a terrific conversation-starter among your honored guests.) In the Ballroom, your grand piano awaits. And, if you like, 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. There is other lighting, including a 12-foot skylight that bathes the Ballroom in natural, ever-changing light. Looking up through our skylight, you will see a tree as gorgeous as it is gigantic—and it's been thriving here since the time that the Indians owned Manhattan Island! Through our Ballroom's huge arched window, you'll have a panoramic view of the opulent, flourishing gardens and trees of this historic Greenwich Village neighborhood. And if you're lucky enough to be here when it's snowing, you'll feel like you're inside a snow globe—but you will be nice and warm! Sometimes people ask if we can move our furniture, our art, or our 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 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 or a Film/Photo shoot at our Mansion/Museum? If you are new to us, please take 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 here. 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 our policies: —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 here at our Mansion/Museum, your Guest list should not be a Guess list. For security purposes, we ask that you email us only the names of your guests–NOT their contact information. Please send us the names four days before your Event, and then email us the updates 24 hours before your Event begins. Your Guest list will remain completely confidential. The list has only one purpose—security! —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 professional bartender to serve it. And for the comfort and safety of all your guests, if you are planning to serve liquor, we require that you also provide food. Without exception, Alcohol cannot be sold within our space. —Dancing—even prancing—is fine. But please discuss it with us in advance. —DJs are fine–however, the music should never be loud enough for our neighbors to hear. —All music that is amplified through speakers must play its own swan song by 10:55 PM. —BUT an exciting and sophisticated alternative to a DJ is a live piano. Our Ballroom has a grand piano waiting for you! —Piano music can start at the beginning of your Event, or you can start the piano after the 10:55 PM speaker cut off. We can recommend a fabulous party pianist. I've been at lots of parties, and there's no question that guests prefer live music to canned! —Here's one rule that's easier than it may sound, and we 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 purchasing insurance is really purchasing peace of mind. Peerspace can help you obtain a one-event policy. Write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org. —Sometimes people ask if we can move our furniture, our art, or our 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 figured at our normal hourly Event rate and billed automatically through Peerspace as Overtime Charges. —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. After your Event, food that we have agreed to keep will always be given for people to eat. We do not throw away edible food! —If you are also booking our Deck, our Deck comes with one more rule: for safety, no high heels are allowed on the Deck. But don't worry—cozy new slippers will be provided to you and your guests. —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 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
This venue is amazing. Margo was a very helpful host and very nice as well. Our audience was satisfied with the view, and they loved every corner of this venue. Our fashion show was a success thanks to this venue. Thank you Margo!
This space was quite spectacular! A true gem in the middle of NYC. The hosts were so accommodating, kind and a true pleasure to work with. Our shoot ended up being a huge success mostly due to the historical backdrop we had!
We came to NYC to film a television series and used the Mansion for a 3-look location. Margo and her staff were incredibly accommodating and the home itself was incredible. Not only is it a fun location to load into for the day, it's conveniently located near parking and several locations for lunch and dinner options. Easy place to film and Margo is a fantastic site rep. I'll definitely be using the location again on future projects.
This mansion allowed for our vision of our perfect reception to come to life. We were able to use the space well and every guest was in love with the decorations, the attention to detail, feeling comfortable with the space and loving each nook and cranny! I had an unforgettable time and we could not have chosen a better location. This mansion fulfilled our dreams for our special night of celebration with loved ones. Having Margot come by was a highlight of the night, truly remarkable and a memory to last forever. Thank you for welcoming us and opening up this space for us. We are grateful and honored.
This space was amazing! It had exactly what I was looking for to use in my video. The different rooms each gave a unique effect and added to the creativity of my ideas for my video. The staff was helpful and accommodating!
Mt husband and I held our wedding reception at the Mansion. It was a truly magical and memorable evening! All of our friends and family raved about the venue for weeks after. Margo even came to the party to check in with us and made us promise to have our 10th Wedding Anniversary at the mansion...we cannot wait to be back in such a breathtaking place.
My husband and I absolutely fell in love with this space and the photos do not do justice to how amazing the ambiance was. From the very beginning Margo and her team were great from giving us a tour of the place to being accommodating with going back whenever we needed with the short amount of time we had before our wedding. We initially were worried about having kids there and Margo made it a point to tell us how she loves having kids there and nothing has ever been broken. It turns out we really had nothing to worry about. Our guests loved the venue and that it was so different from traditional wedding spaces. It was also so perfect for pictures and everything there was great for conversation. Margo herself made an appearance and we were so thrilled that she did. Everyone loved talking to her and felt her light as soon as she walked in. Margo's Mansion/Gallery was beautiful, but no where as beautiful as a person as she is. We couldn't be happier with how our wedding turned out.