If you’re planning a bar/bat mitzvah in New York City for your child, the first step is finding the perfect party venue that suits their style and fits your budget. Whether they love the look of an elegant ballroom or dream of partying the night away on a chic rooftop, we’ve got you covered with these fabulous locations. Don't forget to choose a large enough space for all the festivities including kid's games, bar areas, food stations, reception tables, dancing, and entertainment. No matter what size or style of event you want to throw, there’s a bar/bat mitzvah venue in NYC on this list that’ll tick all the right boxes. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to mitzvah planning!
Here are a few amazing bar/bat mitzvah venues in New York City.
Central Park Zoo, 65th St & 5th Ave, New York
With its views of the Midtown skyline, amazing architecture, and open layout inside of Central Park, the Central Park Zoo is a dream location for a bat mitzvah. With numerous tenting setups, the central garden, and A/V and lighting options, this location can accommodate upwards of 700 guests for cocktails and a seated dinner. They offer lots of extras like a sea lion feeding demo, the penguin exhibit, and the tropics exhibit, as well as optional upgrades, so there are lots of things to see and do, too!
Windows on the Lake, Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY
Windows On the Lake understands that celebrating your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a very special and important occasion within the Jewish faith. As a premier Long Island waterfront catering venue, we’ll create the perfect setting for your child’s step into adulthood, and ensure your child’s Mitzvah is planned to perfection. Whether you are planning a Conservative, Orthodox, or Reform menu, our award-winning chefs are experienced in providing the right menu, including Glatt Kosher catering that is delivered with the strictest standards of supervision. Our banquet managers will work closely with you to make sure that your child’s Mitzvah is planned with an emphasis on your requirements, along with your child’s theme.
Tribeca 360, 2 Desbrosses St, New York
Looking for a NY party venue with a view? You’ll probably love the Tribeca 360. The loft-style space features white walls, high ceilings, large windows and exposed pillars— it can easily be transformed to fit any theme. The room covers 15,000 square feet and can seat up to 325 guests. There’s also their massive outdoor rooftop space that can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Aqua Azul Yacht, Pier 60 Chelsea Piers, New York
If you’re on the hunt for a unique bar/bat mitzvah venue in NYC, look no further than the Aqua Azul Yacht. The boat will take you and your guests down the Hudson River as you enjoy an evening of dancing and top-notch food (pretty cool, huh?). You can also add fun features like casino tables and a DJ booth if you want to kick things up a notch. It’s 14,000 square feet and can fit up to 350 guests.
Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk Street. New York
On the Lower East Side, the Angel Orensanz Center was originally built as a synagogue and is now a landmarked art and performance space. The spectacular venue is ideal for both a mitzvah ceremony and a party. The main floor can fit up to 250 seated guests or 300 for a more informal reception, and the balcony can accommodate another 200 people.
The Glasshouse, 660 12th Ave, New York
Opening soon but taking bookings now, The Glasshouse is another party venue for a large-scale event. The modern 75,000 square foot space in Hell's Kitchen overlooking the Hudson River can be partitioned to host any size of party and offers several large outdoor terraces too. Located on the 6th floor, it promises to have breath-taking city views, cutting-edge technology, full event planning, and in-house catering.
Hofstra University Club, Hempstead, NY
The private and beautiful campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY is the location of the Hofstra University Club. Its dining options and beautiful scenery will make the perfect backdrop for that special occasion that you have been planning.
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Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Carnegie Hall is a world-famous music hall with incredible views that look out onto New York’s Central Park.
They love how the expert planners at NYLUX lit the space in pink hues, layered in blush florals, and added touches of gold for a truly glamorous “Think Pink” Bat Mitzvah celebration.
The Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 W 54th St, New York
In midtown Manhattan, the art-deco-inspired Ziegfield Ballroom is perfect for a large celebration like a mitzvah. It’s the ideal combination of the old and new—a historic, elegant event space with modern amenities and technology to host a glamorous and exciting event for up to 1,200 guests. They have partnerships with top-tier vendors including Kosher catering and an AV supplier, making party planning that much easier.