Facility Rental

Facilities

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
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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.

Ideal for:
Seated dining
Standing reception
Classroom-style seating
Theater-style seating


Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Lounge

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.

Ideal for:
Standing reception


Caspary Auditorium

Caspary Auditorium

The university's main lecture and performance space is a one-of-a-kind domed auditorium with a generous stage and finely tuned acoustics.

Capacity 430
Stage 16' x 30'
No backstage area or wings


Cohn Library

Cohn Library

Lined with antique books and adorned with a stone fireplace, Cohn Library is an intimate setting for small and medium-sized meetings or dinners.

Ideal for:
Seated dining
Standing reception
Classroom-style seating
Conference-style meetings
Theater-style seating


Weiss Research Building Lecture Halls 301 & 305

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


Weiss Café

Weiss Café

Floor-length windows overlooking Roosevelt Island and the Queensboro Bridge add elegant ambiance to this modern, spacious banquet room.

Ideal for:
Seated dining
Standing reception

Evening events only


Rental Policy

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.

Additional facilities are available.
For more information or to schedule a site visit, please download the Facilities Rental Information Sheet and send your completed form to ruevents@rockefeller.edu.

Contact
Shawn J. Davis
Coordinator of Outreach Programming and Events
Tel. 212-327-8072
ruevents@rockefeller.edu