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Corporate Receptions and Dinners

The Metropolitan Museum is an unparalleled venue for your company's special event. Select from a range of incomparable settings within New York's premier cultural institution.

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Great Hall and Great Hall Balcony

The Great Hall

With three immense domes, eight dramatic arches, and a marble mosaic floor, the Great Hall has been the majestic main entry of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for more than a century.

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Eligibility for Rental: eligible nonprofit organizations and Corporate Patrons at the Leader Level and above

Availability: Monday–Thursday, starting at 6:30 pm

Capacity:

  • Reception: 750 guests
  • Reception including Great Hall Balcony: 1,000 guests

Ideal Event Types for This Venue:

For further information, contact 212-570-3773 or specialevents@metmuseum.org.

The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

The Temple of Dendur

The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing is an Egyptian monument built by Emperor Augustus around 15 B.C. and reconstructed in a modern simulation of its original site. Presented to the United States as a gift from the Egyptian government, it is now an iconic Met space and a highlight of the Museum's collection.

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Eligibility for Rental: eligible nonprofit organizations and Corporate Patrons at the Director's Circle Level and above

Availability: Monday–Thursday, starting at 6:30 pm

Capacity:

  • Reception: 800 guests
  • Dinner: 550+ guests

Ideal Event Types for This Venue:

For further information, contact 212-570-3773 or specialevents@metmuseum.org.

Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court

Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court

The Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court was designed as a classical French garden, presenting large outdoor Italian and French sculptures dating from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.

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Eligibility for Rental: eligible nonprofit organizations and Corporate Patrons at the Leader Level and above

Availability: Monday–Thursday, starting at 6:30 pm

Capacity:

  • Reception: 600 guests
  • Dinner: 200 guests

Ideal Event Types for This Venue:

For further information, contact 212-570-3773 or specialevents@metmuseum.org.

The Charles Engelhard Court in The American Wing

The Charles Engelhard Court in The American Wing

The Charles Engelhard Court in The American Wing is a glassed-in courtyard featuring large-scale American sculptures, stained-glass windows, the facade of the Branch Bank of the United States, and many other architectural elements.

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Eligibility for Rental: Corporate Patrons at the Director's Circle Level and above

Availability: Monday–Thursday, starting at 6:30 pm

Capacity:

  • Reception: 400 guests
  • Dinner: 220 guests

Ideal Event Type for This Venue:

For further information, contact 212-570-3773 or specialevents@metmuseum.org.

The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters

Located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, The Met Cloisters is a magnificent setting high above the Hudson River. A showcase for the Museum's collection of medieval art and architecture, The Met Cloisters is renowned not only for its Romanesque and Gothic sculpture, but also for its lovely medieval cloistered gardens. Ample parking is available on site.

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Eligibility for Rental: Corporate Patrons at the Leader Level and above

Availability: Monday–Thursday, starting at 6:30 pm

Capacity:

  • Summer season
    • Dinner: 100 guests
    • Reception: 200 guests
  • Winter season
    • Dinner: 250 guests
    • Reception: 400 guests

Ideal Event Type for This Venue:

For further information, contact 212-570-3773 or specialevents@metmuseum.org.

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the Museum's dramatic open-air space, offers unparalleled views of Central Park and the New York City skyline. Each spring the roof garden features a new installation by a contemporary artist.

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Eligibility for Rental: Corporate Patrons at the Leader Level and above

Availability: Monday–Thursday, starting at 6:30 pm, May through late fall, weather permitting

Capacity:

  • Reception capacity varies depending on annual installation

Ideal Event Type for This Venue:

For further information, contact 212-570-3773 or specialevents@metmuseum.org.