Tavern on the Green Est. 1934

Tavern On the Green, Central Park West, NY, New York, USA

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Tavern on the Green boasts three indoor and three outdoor spaces with views of Central Park and/or the New York City skyline.
Tavern On The Green offers a variety of spaces for receptions and dinners. Each event space offers a customized experience with a special décor that combines the classic elements and modern renovation of our iconic restaurant. Whether you are planning a Board Dinner or a Holiday Party our seasoned events team will ensure your guests enjoy seasonal cuisine and extraordinary service in a one-of-a-kind setting. 
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Historic Building
Park
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Park
Style
Classic
Elegant
Fanciful
Romantic
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Tavern On The Green offers a variety of spaces for receptions and dinners. Each event space offers a customized experience with a special décor that combines the classic elements and modern renovation of our iconic restaurant. Whether you are planning a Board Dinner or a Holiday Party our seasoned events team will ensure your guests enjoy seasonal cuisine and extraordinary service in a one-of-a-kind setting. 

Let our seasoned events team help you bring your event vision to life, creating memories that will last for decades. All details will be arranged so you can focus on enjoying this special occasion with your friends and family. Our extensive list of partners will provide turn-key entertainment, games, lighting, décor and customized gifts.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $70 to $325

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
300
Buffet
300
Standing
1600
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1934
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
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
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

Tavern features a live band on Thursday-Saturday nights 7-11pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm for brunch.

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

Tavern on the Green was built as a sheepfold in the 1880’s to house the 700 Southdown sheep that grazed in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow. Robert Moses transformed the building into a restaurant in 1934, as part of his park renovation. Through the next few decades, the iconic view of the park, outdoor seating, and lavish menu kept prominent actors, musicians, and public figures coming back to the restaurant to dine, drink, and celebrate.

Design:
After a hiatus starting in 2009, the city searched for a new operator to reopen the iconic restaurant in 2013. The city selected current owners who would bring a fresh, welcoming approach to Tavern. The duo renovated the restaurant with inviting décor and wood paneling reminiscent of the original sheepfold, and, with a seasonal menu more reflective of Greater New York, reopened Tavern on the Green in April 2014.
Standout Venue Features:
Tavern on the Green boasts three indoor and three outdoor spaces with views of Central Park and/or the New York City skyline from all spaces. Our cocktail menu is curated wholly in-house and our dining/catering menu changes seasonally to incorporate appropriate food items for the weather and season.
Extra Perks:
Our room rental fee always includes standard furniture needed for your event including: dining tables, chairs, highboy tables, linens, votives, and catering rentals. 
Awards & Notables

Reinforcing its iconic status and cinematic style, Tavern on the Green has been prominently featured or mentioned in numerous films over the years including:

An Unmarried Woman (1978)

It’s My Turn (1980)

Arthur (1981)

Only When I Laugh (1981)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Heartburn (1986)

Wall Street (1987)

Arthur 2 (1988)

Beaches (1988)

New York Stories: Oedipus Wrecks (1989)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Stella (1990)

Whispers in the Dark (1992)

The Night We Never Met (1993)

The Out-of-Towners (1999)

It Had to be You (2000)

Hall of Mirrors (2001)

Made (2001)

Alfie (2004)

New York, I Love You (2008)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)

Celebration Locations
Outdoor South Terrace:
Half outdoor and half covered by a tent in the Summer, as well as fully enclosed and heated in the Winter.
- View: Central Park's Sheep Meadow
- Max Capacity: 400
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
South Wing:
Beautiful indoor space with a built-in bar, leaded glass walls, windows facing Central Park, and exposed wood beams that are original to the sheep fold.
- View: Central Park
- Max Capacity: 225
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Central Park Room:
Primarily white decor with floor to ceiling glass windows on the wall adjacent to Central Park, along with an open kitchen.
- View: Central Park
- Max Capacity: 225
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Bar Room:
Rich-colored room with a wrap-around bar, fireplace, and red-velvet tufted banquette seating.
- View: Central Park
- Max Capacity: 175
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Garden Terrace/Beer Garden:
Fully outdoor space with a garden feel and warm bistro lights.
- View: Central Park
- Max Capacity: 125
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Tavern on the Green has a large open kitchen plus a To-Go cafe that serves Central Park's passerbys with light fare and coffee drinks.
Bars & Lounges:
Tavern on the Green has a large wraparound bar in our Bar Room, another bar in our South Wing, as well as a bar in the outdoor Courtyard. We also sell beer, wine, and prosecco from To-Go!
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