At the historic Park East Synagogue, we have many options for your rental needs.
For more information about hosting an event, email [email protected].
Event hosts may work with the caterer of their choosing. All caterers must demonstrate OU (Orthodox Union) certification to our office and remit a fee of $3500. Click here to view a short list of pre-approved caterers.
|Room||Rate (Members)||Rate (Non-Members)||Security Fee||Maintenance &
COVID-19 Contact Tracing Fee
|Charles Brooks Ballroom (Capacity 400*)||$4,000||$5,500||$750||$500|
|Bernard & Carole Goldberg Ballroom
|Wool Lecture Hall
|Melamed Wilf Gymnasium||$1,500||$2,000||$250||$250|
|Weddings||Pricing available upon request|
|Julia and Isidore Karten Gallery||Price varies depending on event|
*Please note that event space capacity will vary based on COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and safety protocols at the time of your event. Please inquire when booking.
The Charles Brooks Ballroom is our largest hall. It has a dance floor and has been a home for numerous large events.
The Bernard and Carole Goldberg Ballroom is our second largest venue. It is our smaller ballroom which is perfect for intimate events.
The Wool Lecture Hall is the ideal meeting room, with a state-of-the-art multimedia system. The hall and the media equipment ensure that structurally your next meeting should run smoothly. In addition to meetings, the Wool Lecture Hall often hosts films and presentations.
(Additional $400 premium for use of in-house AV system)
The Sanctuary is a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding, graduation or other event.
The Melamed Wilf Gymnasium is an excellent place to host your child’s next birthday party.
The Julia and Isidore Karten Gallery is a large open gallery that can host art exhibitions, or serve as a large space for your next event.
The Roof Garden, with a capacity of 150 people, is a great outdoor venue. It has views of the city, and is perfect for an intimate outdoor wedding.
All event spaces have a rental limit of up to 4 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please note: As the COVID situation in New York remains fluid, our policies are subject to change based on guidelines based on the New York City Department of Health as well as internal assessments that are made on a regular basis. Please check with us prior to the date of your event in case there are restrictions in place.
What are the rates for an event?
Rental fees are based on scale and scope of event (factors include spaces used, timing, guest count) and so are quoted on a per-event basis. Proceeds help support Park East Synagogue activities, outreach, and community engagement. You can get a general sense of our rates by referencing the below chart.
How can I hold a space for an event? Is a deposit required?
Holds on dates and spaces are complimentary until confirmation or another client interest. Events are confirmed with a facility rental agreement along with a 50% non-refundable deposit (and membership fee, if applicable).
Note: No event can take place at the institution without payment in full 10 days in advance. There are no exceptions to this policy.
What is the hourly limit for all rentals?
You have up to four hours to host your event.
Will I be required to sign a contract and supply insurance?
All clients will be required to sign and comply with a facility rental agreement outlining terms and conditions. A certificate of insurance is required.
Can I bring my own caterer?
All food and beverage served at the Synagogue must be certified kosher. Our preferred caterer is Zami Caterers and Park East Kosher. However, you may bring in another caterer as long as they are certified Kosher under the Orthodox Union.
*Please note that all caterers who make use of the kitchen are required to pay a non-negotiable $3,500 fee for kitchen use. This fee is paid for by the caterer.
Can I bring in other vendors?
Yes, clients are welcome to offer vendors for AV, floral and other needs and Synagogue Management can also recommend vendors who have worked with us in the past (note: all vendors are subject to the advance approval of the Synagogue). Vendors submit a certificate of insurance prior to being allowed to work on-site.
Will my guest be required to go through security?
Guests are required to pass through security screening. The Synagogue may refuse to admit certain persons and/or certain packages or contents based on any security concerns.
Is the Synagogue accessible for persons with disabilities?
Park East Synagogue welcomes all visitors. All Synagogue spaces are wheelchair accessible.
Will other events be taking place during my event?
The Synagogue reserves the right to determine the number of events operated simultaneously in the building and we do not guarantee the sole use of the Institution.
How may I advertise my event?
Any promotional materials, including invitations, advertisements, press releases, literature, or other promotional materials related to the event must have the Synagogue’s prior written approval.
How can my guests support Park East Synagogue?
By holding your event at Park East, you are providing us invaluable support towards fulfilling our crucial mission. Should you and your guests wish to make a contribution, please visit our donation page.
All payments must be made in advance without exception.