Island Oyster is a one-of-a-kind summer destination in New York City.
The Governor's Island ferry makes for an epic arrival to the venue, taking you worlds away from the bustle of Manhattan in a mere 7 minutes. Our flexible space can accommodate all kinds of events, and is fully customizable for buyouts.
The Lowdown Venue Setting
Created by the crew behind Grand Banks, Island Oyster is a one-of-a-kind summer destination in New York City, located on Governor's Island. Featuring easygoing summer fare, a tropically inspired cocktail program and panoramic views of New York Harbor and downtown Manhattan, Island Oyster offers "a true island experience" (CNN). It's "a sight worth leaving Manhattan to see" (Vogue).
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $70 to $150
Fee ranges do not include tax, service fees or gratuity.
For events that fall outside of the normal operating hours of the Governor's Island and the public ferry, additional ferry fees apply to transport guests to and from the island. Insurance
Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event
Capacity Seated 50 Buffet 650 Standing 650 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 2017 Venue Spaces Outdoor Venue Space Only Catering Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue Alcohol Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services Amenities Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Venue Features The Scene: Island Oyster is a 32,000-square-foot outdoor restaurant located off the tip of lower Manhattan on historic Governors Island. Formerly a Coast Guard base, this car-free island has been transformed into an oasis of tree groves, bike paths and outdoor activities.
Guests arrive at the island via a 7 minute, public ferry running from lower Manhattan. Upon arriving at Island Oyster, they'll immediately take in the full expanse of the NYC skyline, including both the Hudson and East Rivers, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more.
Offering flexible areas for formal dining and informal hangouts, guests can find patrons knocking back oysters at our raw bar, playing lawn games, gathered around large format cocktails with groups of friends or enjoying our signature dishes, like our lobster roll. Design: We built Island Oyster from the ground up, utilizing retired shipping containers to create an airy, eco-friendly design. The entire restaurant is fully oriented towards the water, with nods to our nautical and natural surroundings found in the reclaimed wood benches, brass taps and brightly colored paint. Standout Venue Features: The Governor's Island ferry makes for an epic arrival to the venue, taking you worlds away from the bustle of Manhattan in a mere 7 minutes. Our flexible space can accommodate all kinds of events, and is fully customizable for buyouts. Awards & Notables
"...a sight worth leaving Manhattan to see." - Vogue
"There’s no reason to jet to the Hamptons for beachside dining." - Architectural Digest
"As if you needed another reason to visit the city’s favorite summer day trip destination." - Food & Wine
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