Your ideal setting for weddings, film shoots, corporate gatherings and more
Whatever your needs, Brooklyn Historical Society can tailor a space rental package. Stately columns and soaring ceilings are the focus of the striking first-floor space, while the elegant Othmer Library, a New York City interior landmark, will make your event one for the books!
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Weddings & Celebrations
BHS can tailor a space rental package for your wedding ceremony, reception or engagement photo shoot.
Corporate & Nonprofit
BHS offers multiple spaces at its two locations ready to be transformed for your next event.
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The stunning and timeless Othmer Library, located in our landmark building on Pierrepont Street, is the perfect venue for a company cocktail reception, intimate dinner, product launch or other special event. Adjacent to the Library is the 2nd Floor Parlor which can be used as holding area, catering, or video village for events in the Library. This event space includes the Giuseppe Fransioli Gallery on the first floor.
The Great Hall features soaring wood ceilings, regal columns, and several windows. The versatile event space is ideal for seated dinners, cocktail receptions, workshops, movie screenings, and more. The Great Hall features a sophisticated surround sound system and a large retractable screen to fulfill all your audiovisual needs. This event space includes the Giuseppe Fransioli Gallery, also on the first floor.
Located on the lower level of our Pierrepont Street location, the classroom has a sophisticated audiovisual system that can be connected to the Great Hall’s media. This space is ideal for small lectures and meetings. During catered events, the classroom functions as the kitchen.
Virtual Tour Coming Soon! BHS DUMBO is housed in the historic Empire Stores building near Brooklyn Bridge Park. This unique site is ready to impress your guests with interactive displays and a taste of the waterfront’s storied past. This space is an ideal space for intimate cocktail receptions.