15 Sophisticated Bar Mitzvah Venues in New York City
Finding the perfect bar mitzvah venue in New York City is a huge undertaking. Whether you're looking for a full-service bar mitzvah venue to handle everything in-house with an event manager orchestrating the party, or you're searching for a blank canvas to create your unique event, we've found 15 bar mitzvah venues in New York City ready to serve as the backdrop for your teen's big day.
These bat and bar mitzvah venues in New York City range from classic and sophisticated to more laid-back and focused on teen fun. Some of our picks even have multiple event spaces that can host both your ceremony and party. If you're looking for more options, consider casting a wider net and hosting your party at one of these spectacular bar mitzvah venues on Long Island. Of course, we've got more party planning tips for everyone from toddlers to teens in our New York City Birthday Party Guide.
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Bar Mitzvah Venues in Manhattan
1. Slate – Chelsea
If your focus is on upping the fun factor to 10 and keeping the teens completely enthralled, Slate should be high on your shortlist. With pingpong, pool, bowling, skeeball, and an iconic slide that makes getting between floors extra easy, there is endless fun for everyone. Different areas allow space for kids and adults to celebrate separately. The Slate team can help with everything from custom menu creation, to interior layout, DJs, and goody bags.
2. Rubin Museum of Art – Chelsea
The Rubin Museum of Art, which promotes learning about the culture of the Himalayan region, offers its unique space for private events, including bar mitzvahs, outside of museum hours. Its grand lobby with a spiral staircase and colonnade provides an impressive backdrop to your party. An exclusive catering partner and in-house AV tech make for easy planning.
The multi-level 583 Park Avenue can customize its party space to your unique needs.
3. 583 Park Avenue – Upper East Side
For a large, sophisticated, and more traditional bar mitzvah venue, 583 Park is spectacular. Built in 1923, it offers tremendous flexibility for special events. It can accommodate 400 guests seated across different spaces with balconies overlooking the main party floor. Your event-associated stress levels will be dialed down with the venue’s fully customized catering and event-management service.
4. Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers – Chelsea
Renting the Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers for your child’s bar or bat mitzvah is a pretty special experience. Dinner and dancing while watching the sunset over the Hudson makes for a memorable day in itself. Being able to incorporate some of the activities Chelsea Piers is known for—ice-skating, rock climbing, and trampolining—into the day makes it even more so! Full-service catering is available for up to 300 people.
26 Bridge can be customized to your teens unique tastes for their bar or bat mitzvah.
Brooklyn Bar Mitzvah Venues
5. Greenpoint Loft – Greenpoint
If you’re looking to go completely your own way, Greenpoint Loft operates a blank box rental, which means that other than providing furniture and a kitchen, there are no restrictions as to who you choose for your bar mitzvah catering or entertainment. Greenpoint Loft is located in a 19th-century rope factory that provides a one-of-a-kind venue accommodating 185 people with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Greenpoint Loft is managed by BK Venues, which has several other striking locations that make perfect bar mitzvah venues, including the historic 26 Bridge in Dumbo, a former foundry.
6. Deity – Boerum Hill
Deity is a beautiful former synagogue that offers everything necessary for a memorable bar mitzvah. In-house catering provides everything from highly-rated food, to security, an ice cream bar, a sound system, and a full bar. Deity can even recommend a rabbi. Separate floors allow for the ceremony to be held in one space and the party in another and for the kid-centric and adult parties to be separated!
7. Carroll Hall – Bushwick
Similar to the aforementioned BK Venue spaces, Carroll Hall is a raw venue. The unique, modern wood-paneled and concrete space has soaring ceilings and provides a wonderful backdrop for your unique decor or theme. A variety of different spaces, including a garden, lounge, and treehouse, are available.
8. Liberty Warehouse – Red Hook
Liberty Warehouse provides spectacular views of New York Harbor and is a full-service bar mitzvah venue in NYC, which can host up to 400 guests for a sit-down dinner and 1,000 for passed hors d’oeuvres. Take advantage of its terrace and host the ceremony outside with the Statue of Liberty as your backdrop.
The Foundry can handle a variety of seating configurations in its unique, airy, greenery-decorated bat mitzvah venue in NYC.
Bar Mitzvah Venues in Queens
9. The Foundry – Long Island City
The Foundry is a stunning event space with lofty ceilings, brick archways, and greenery galore. Enjoy its beautiful courtyard and gorgeous lighting. Basic rentals provide a main space and courtyard which can be tented. Additional spaces, including a pool room, can be added for an additional cost. Select from an extensive approved vendors list to handle everything from food, beverages, and staffing to organizing furniture. The Foundry accommodates 120 for an indoor dinner, 165 for outdoor dining, or up to 180 for a standing reception.
10. Vista Penthouse Ballroom – Long Island City
Occupying the 11th floor of the Vista LIC Hotel with floor-to-ceiling views of the Manhattan skyline, the Vista Penthouse Ballroom is a classic bar mitzvah venue for up to 160 guests for a sit-down dinner and 225 for a standing reception. All services are provided, including a variety of menu packages. Guest rooms are just steps away for those friends and family members coming to celebrate from out-of-town.
11. TWA Hotel – Jamaica
If you want to enjoy cocktails in an original 1958 Lockheed Constellation airplane or party in a breathtaking mid-century space once frequented by The Beatles, rent one of the numerous spaces (or the tarmac!) of the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport. This retro spot makes for a uniquely memorable bat or bar mitzvah venue.
12. The Bordone – Long Island City
The Bordone has a number of different event spaces in a smart building that can be rented according to your needs, including a terrace with East River and Queensboro Bridge views. Coordinate with the venue and your own choice of caterers and entertainers to create the party of your teen’s dreams!
The Vanderbilt at South Beach offers beautiful event spaces indoors and out to host your bar mitzvah in NYC.
Bar Mitzvah Venues in Staten Island and the Bronx
13. Vanderbilt at South Beach – South Beach, Staten Island
The Vanderbilt at South Beach offers a beachfront bar mitzvah venue. Take advantage of its full-service event-management services, which include all catering. Its event planners can also coordinate with a variety of outside vendors to provide everything you might want—including fireworks—to make your event truly special.
14. Eve Ultra Lounge – Rossville, Staten Island
Eve Ultra Lounge offers a special bar or bat mitzvah package that includes a DJ, state-of-the-art sound system, and smoke machine—the works! Several different catering options are available as well as extras such as Cirque du Soleil-style acrobats.
15. Grand Slam Banquet Hall – Tremont, the Bronx
The Grand Slam Banquet Hall is a contemporary event space and a full-service catering venue that provides a variety of packages and menu options. The events team can also help you in finding florists, decorators and DJs to help you fully personalize your event.
Unless noted, photos courtesy of the venues