A 14-acre private oasis at the edge of Manhattan's bustling Upper East Side, Rockefeller University's campus is among the city's most spectacular and soothing landscapes, and has been described by The New York Times as "a musical composition of light, shadow and shades of green." Designed by noted landscape architect Daniel Kiley, the well-tended grounds are shaded by century-old London plane trees and bloom with azaleas each spring. In addition to breathtaking views of the East River and historic Queensboro Bridge, visitors to Rockefeller enjoy dramatic works of art — including pieces by Alexander Calder, Chuck Close and Frank Stella — from the university's permanent collection.
The university's 21 buildings house a community of world- renowned scientists who conduct research at the leading edge of biological and biomedical science and train the next generation of researchers.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Dining Room
An airy, elegant space defined by clean lines and plentiful light. Glass doors open onto a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio overlooking the Philosopher's Garden.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Lounge
Trimmed with rich oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and striking modern artwork, this graceful hall is situated adjacent to Caspary Auditorium and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Dining Room.
The university's main lecture and performance space is a one-of-a-kind domed auditorium with a generous stage and finely tuned acoustics.
Stage 16' x 30'
No backstage area or wings
Lined with antique books and adorned with a stone fireplace, Cohn Library is an intimate setting for small and medium-sized meetings or dinners.
Weiss Research Building Lecture Halls 301 & 305
Fully equipped with projection and sound equipment, these twin lecture halls feature eight spacious rows of tiered seating each.
Tiered classroom seating for 80
Floor-length windows overlooking Roosevelt Island and the Queensboro Bridge add elegant ambiance to this modern, spacious banquet room.
Evening events only
The Rockefeller University rents its facilities to nonprofit organizations and institutions for events that serve an educational, scientific and/or public service purpose.
All organizations or institutions holding an event at the university will be expected to have in-effect insurance covering the event at a level approved by the university, to name the university as an additional insured, and to use an insurance carrier approved by the university. In addition, catering arrangements for all events must be made through the universityís exclusive caterer, Restaurant Associates.
All facility rentals are subject to approval by the university. The university prohibits use of its premises and shared facilities for events with a partisan political, religious or fundraising purpose. University shared facilities cannot be used for weddings, private parties, personal events or by religious organizations.
If you are interested in hosting an event at The Rockefeller University, please complete The Rockefeller University Facilities Rental Application. All requests will be reviewed as soon as possible. After review, a member of the RU Events team will get in contact with you regarding availability. Inquiries cannot be accepted without completion of the rental application.
Shawn J. Davis
Associate Director, Outreach Programming and Events