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Weddings & Celebrations

An event lasts a day, memories last forever.

Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the borough’s 400-year history. Located in the heart of historic Brooklyn Heights steps from the Brooklyn Promenade, our 1881 building on Pierrepont Street is a national historic landmark and features timeless architectural details, including stained-glass windows, soaring ceilings, and hand-carved woodwork.

Recently renovated with state-of-the-art facilities, BHS Pierrepont offers a one-of-a-kind space for your wedding ceremony, reception, or engagement photo shoot. We can work with you to tailor a rental package custom-made for your event.

Space Rental Fees

Rates depend on the season, day of the week, and how many spaces you rent. Please note that the 20 percent venue fee deposit is considered a tax-deductible donation.

Below is a summary of the options. These rates are for space rental only and do not include catering or outside furniture rentals. Use of the Fransioli Lobby and outdoor patio is included with all room rental packages.

Room April–November December–March
Great Hall $4,500–$5,000 $3,500–$4,500
Othmer Library $2,500–$6,000 $2,500–$5,500
Great Hall & Othmer Library $8,000–$10,000 $7,500–$9,000

Space Capacity

Great Hall 130 seated for dinner with dance floor150 seated for dinner with small dance floor200 standing for cocktail event200 seated for ceremony
Othmer Library 110 seated for dinner with no dance floor125 standing for cocktail event130 seated for ceremony

Contact Information

Schedule a call or site visit to learn more about private events at BHS!

Randi Burroughs, Private Events Manager