Let out your inner bookworm at this vintage and sophisticated historical property!
With a purpose set on preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s 400-year history, this historical landmark has become a cultural hub making it a much sought after special events location. With it's extraordinary wood-carved library and staircase, elegant cast iron columns, restored wooden ceiling and floors, and extraordinary wood-carved moldings surrounding all windows and doors, The Brooklyn Historical Society provides an array of spectacular settings for any type of gathering.
Brooklyn Historical Society is a national historic landmark located in brownstone Brooklyn Heightsk, within walking distance from several subway stations and the Brooklyn Promenade. Built in 1881 by George Post, our venue offers 2 unique main event spaces, as well as the option to reserve both spaces for your event. The newly renovated Great Hall auditorium event space on the first floor features soaring wood ceilings, regal columns and a state of the art sound system.
Upstairs, the rare, interior landmarked Othmer Library is a breathtaking space ideal for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions and photo shoots. Featuring original handcarved black ash columns, high ceilings and stained glass lunette windows, the Library will impress all your guests.
In addition to these 2 main event spaces, BHS offers additional spaces for private events, including our state of the art classroom, 2nd floor parlor and a small outdoor patio to be combined with the other spaces. Your guests will enjoy the private museum experience viewing the Library, exhibits and collections after hours.
Come visit Brooklyn Historical Society and make your event a part of history!
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $100 to $200
1) The Great Hall (1st Floor) event space has a sophisticated A/V system complete with built in speakers, projector and screen, as well a full range of microphones (wireless, standard, lapel) for your event. If you'd lke to use the Great Hall sound system for your event, you will need to hire one of the BHS technicians to be on-site to run the sound system, at a cost of $30/hour, paid directly to the technician. The A/V technician will plan, set up, operate, troubleshoot and breakdown the A/V setup including connecting the DJ, live band or videographer to the soundboard.
2) The Library (2nd Floor) event space has a portable PA speaker system which can be set up with up to 4 microphones and a cable for your ipod. There is no extra charge for setting up the library PA system.
All BHS events require a Certificate of Insurance, including host liquor liability if applicable, listing Brooklyn Historical Society as the certificate holder. This COI can be purchased online for a premium about $175 or issued through your own insurance provider.
BHS can tailor a custom package for your event, including private exhibit and museum tours for your event, additional event time and reserving the outdoor patio space for a beer garden style setup. Please inquire within. Insurance
Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Indoor Venue Space Only
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
ADA accessible: wheelchair lift available
2nd Floor parlor is ideal as the green room or bridal holding area
Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
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