Tucked inside Union Theological Seminary on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Morningside Castle is a beautiful event venue in one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods that exude the charm and grace of a bygone era. Built in the ornate Gothic style of architecture, the stately chapel offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city and features two elegant, wood-paneled ballrooms, a beautifully manicured courtyard and gardens spanning two city blocks, and a quaint Gothic chapel. Morningside Castle works with exclusive caterers, Masterpiece Caterers, who provide award-winning cuisine created and prepared from fresh locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, along with a variety of serving options. The venue features a full-service bar with professional bartenders and waitrons for libations.
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Amenities & Facilities
Morningside Castle features a selection of beautifully appointed indoor and outdoor spaces for a range of events from intimate wedding ceremonies and private services to elegant formal dinners and lavish receptions and galas. A quaint Gothic chapel is perfect for ceremonies, while the exquisitely landscaped gardens and courtyard, which covers two blocks in the city, cater for romantic outdoor ceremonies or alfresco-style receptions or dinners under the stars. Both the chapel and the gardens can host up to 200 guests for either dinners or receptions. Two elegant ballrooms exude elegance and charm with high ceilings, wood-paneled walls, chandeliers and luxurious décor and can accommodate up to 200 guests for formal dinners and cocktail receptions.
Rental of the venue for a special event includes services such as set-up and clean-up of the event, a well-appointed and luxuriously decorated bridal suite and dressing area, a coat check room with an attendant, a dance floor, a podium and/or stage, tables and chairs, Chiavari chairs, linens, napkins, silverware and glassware, and votive candles. Also offered is a grand piano, full kitchen facilities for catering and food prep, specialized outdoor lighting, a Champagne toast, a team of professional event planners to take care of all the details from start to finish and secure parking for guests in a nearby public garage.
Morningside Castle works with exclusive caterers, Masterpiece Caterers, who specialize in contemporary dishes created and prepared from fresh locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Guests can arrange customized menus with the caterers, as well as choose from a selection of serving options, from buffet and food stations to full plated dinners. The venue features a full-service bar with professional bartenders and wait staff, an on-site catering kitchen for food preparation, and an on-site catering liaison for managing the event.
Morningside Castle is located at 3041 Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and offers secure parking for guests in a nearby public garage. There are a plethora of things to see and do in the surrounding area of the Upper West Side, including landmark architecture and buildings, such as the Eldorado, San Remo, Majestic and Century apartments, the neoclassical Shearith Israel Synagogue, the beaux-arts First Church of Christ, the majestic Beacon Theater, and the former Central Savings Bank. Other interesting places to explore, include the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Historical Society, the American Folk Art Museum, and the green urban space of Riverside Park.
3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, Phone: 212-662-7100