Astor Center Est. 2006

399 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003, United States

This Lower Manhattan architectural gem is a mash up of texture and style in the best kind of way.
Terra cotta, exposed brick, wood flooring, and cast iron are just some of the multitude of design details that have been lovingly and meticulously placed in this gallery and lounge combo.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Views
Cityscape
Street
Style
Classic
Elegant
Fanciful
Romantic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Astor Center is set within the landmarked De Vinne Press Building, a brick and terra-cotta architectural gem. The spacious Gallery and Lounge have been restored to their Neo-Romanesque elegance, and the Kitchen and the Study provide guests with state-of-the-art cooking and wine tasting facilities. All of our spaces - the Gallery, the Study, the Kitchen, and the Lounge - can be rented individually or together, as a canvas upon which to design your next event.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Clients are required to provide a professional cleaning service for their event, this will be contracted through Astor Center. Rates vary depending on the nature of the event and which rooms are rented. The exact amount will be confirmed after the event and deducted from the security deposit after the remaining balance is processed.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
260
Buffet
N/A
Standing
325
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2006
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Smoking Permitted
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

We have various classes and private events focused on wine and sprits available throughout the year as well, simply check out our website to further know about these.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Housed in the De Vinne Press Building, a city landmark and former printing press, Astor Center has a unique charm and classic character. With the building's original features from 1886, it's the perfect setting for your next special event, whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate, or social event.

Our blank canvas spaces, open vendor policies, and commercial kitchen and equipment will ensure a one-of-a-kind event in one of downtown’s most artistic neighborhoods.

Standout Venue Features:

 
Extra Perks:
As an added benefit, all rentals include access to our state-of-the-art audiovisual system and expansive inventory of furniture, tableware, glassware, and kitchen equipment.

Access to our professional catering kitchen is included in the rental of either the Lounge or Gallery as well.
Awards & Notables Our space has been an institution in the city, we've been featured in New York magazine, The Gothamist, and Thrillist. We've also have several media shoots done at our venue because of its prime location in the city, distinct character, and expanse space.
Celebration Locations
The Gallery:
Elegant architectural details—vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, floor-to-ceiling windows, and cast iron columns—make this space a beautiful backdrop to all types of entertaining, from weddings to receptions to banquets to auctions. The adjacent, fully equipped catering kitchen is included in the rental fee.
- View: The floor-to-ceiling windows provide great lighting and views of the city both at daytime and nighttime, which adds a distinct appeal for holding events here.
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Lounge:
This dynamic space features a mahogany bar, banquet seating, a kitchen, and the same architectural charm found in the neighboring Gallery. These features create a space that is ideal for cocktail parties, cooking demonstrations, and dining events. Our catering kitchen is included in the rental fee.
- View: The floor-to-ceiling windows provide great lighting and views of the city both at daytime and nighttime, which adds a distinct appeal for holding events here.
- Max Capacity: 125
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Study:
Ideal for presentations, product launches, and private food and beverage tastings, the demonstration kitchen is flanked by stadium seating, with each seat designed to provide the best experience for event attendees. This space is more academic in style, with a collegiate feel that impresses with its functionality.
- View: Optimal view of the podium at front to easily follow any lecture or instruction, any seat is the best seat in the house for demonstrations.
- Max Capacity: 40
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Kitchen:
Fully equipped for professional production, this space is also perfect for private demonstrations and dinner parties, team-building activities, and media shoots. Reminiscent of a culinary school kitchen, this space will appeal to any food enthusiast looking to host a professionally styled event.
- View: Access to the rest of the kitchen and hallways leading to the bathroom and the other spaces in the building.
- Max Capacity: 40
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
VENDOR VERIFIED TIPS

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