The Columbia University Faculty House is a premier event space located at the Columbia University in Upper Manhattan that is available to hire for special events and functions, ranging from ceremonies and receptions to grand gala affairs. Established in 1754, the private Ivy League research institution contains the oldest college in the state of New York and is one of the most selective universities in the United States. Located in a beautifully preserved red brick and limestone building which was designed by famous architects, McKim, Mead and White, Faculty House has served as a gathering place at the Columbia University faculty for decades and has been recently renovated to reflect modern tastes and support 21st-century technologies. Exuding a timeless grace and charm, the campus landmark caters for wedding ceremonies and receptions, banquets, and special events in a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere.

Amenities & Facilities

Columbia University Faculty House features 38,000 square feet of climate-controlled space that can accommodate up to 250 for seated dinners, and 375 people for receptions. The space is entered a tranquil courtyard and first floor Garden Level reception area, which features an elegant marble and wrought-iron staircase and original terrazzo floors. The first floor of the Faculty House is also home two smaller meeting rooms, and the Ivy Lounge, which boasts a full-service bar and fireplace, comfortable tables and chairs and a relaxed, casual ambiance.

The second floor of the Faculty House is the Seminar Level, which houses four meeting rooms designed for flexibility and functionality, and the third floor Presidential Level accommodates a more formal catering space for special events such as dinner and dancing. This area is sumptuously decorated with a dance floor and moveable walls for maximum functionality to host both large and small functions for up to several hundred guests.

The fourth floor of the Faculty House is the Skyline Level and can accommodate up to 180 guests for seated dinners and receptions. The beautifully-appointed space features high vaulted ceilings and expansive windows that boast spectacular views of Manhattan’s glittering skyline, along with an outdoor terrace for alfresco-style cocktail parties. The Skyline Level can accommodate 260 guests for services and ceremonies and up to 375 guests for cocktail receptions.

Additional Services

Rental of the Columbia University Faculty House includes audio, visual, lighting expertise, and equipment, including microphones, projectors, laptop computers and lighting, high-speed wireless Internet connectivity, and in-house videography.

A range of catering options is available, from serving stations and sumptuous buffets to formal plated dinners provided by award-winning catering chefs. Full bar services are also available, with an open, full-service bar and a variety of beers, wine, and spirits available upon request. Additional perks with the rental of the venue include butler-passed champagne and sparkling water upon arrival, customized vegan wedding cakes, complimentary chocolate truffles, and specialty china, flatware and glassware.

General Information

Faculty House is located at the Columbia University at 64 Morningside Drive in New York and offers secure onsite parking for guests.

64 Morningside Drive, New York 10027, Phone: 212-854-1200

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