Event Planning at Grand Central Terminal

To book an event at Grand Central, please fill out the Event Request Form or call 212-340-3404

Loved by the world for its history, architecture and grandeur, Grand Central always makes a most memorable setting for any occasion. Event planners enjoy:

  • Historic 1913 setting, available seven days a week
  • Central location in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 42nd Street and Park Avenue, easily accessible by Metro-North Railroad, subway, bus or taxi
  • Over 750,000 people visiting daily for travel, dining and shopping
  • Vanderbilt Hall for corporate and fundraising events, exhibits, fashion shows, product launches and more

Further features guests enjoy when you arrange their private tour of this architectural masterpiece:

  • Triumphal arches flanked by Corinthian columns at entranceway
  • World-renowned, 50-foot-high sculpture by Jules-Alexis Coutan of Mercury, Minerva and Hercules
  • New York icon timepieces: 13-foot, century-old Tiffany clock above entrance; famous four-faced gold clock on top of information booth inside
  • Double staircase in Botticino marble modeled after the Paris Opera House
  • 470-foot-long Main Concourse, longer than the nave of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • Vaulted Sky Ceiling of zodiac constellations painted by French artist Paul Helleu

Vanderbilt Hall

Vanderbilt Hall promises an event of landmark magnificence at New York City's historic Grand Central. Your occasion rises to the lofty heights of a 48-foot ceiling with five gold chandeliers that glimmer or shine against the original pink marble surfaces. Experience a soaring space of Beaux Arts grandeur.

Vanderbilt Hall provides a spectacular setting for grand events at Grand Central. Featuring 12,000 square feet of flexible space for your product launch, corporate function, exhibit, fashion show, fundraiser or wedding. Built in 1913, and meticulously restored in 1998, our setting embodies New York's aspirations. And with over 500,000 people streaming through the Terminal each day, your event has a guaranteed audience when you need to make a splash, or bring your new product to a broad audience.

This former waiting room is the very essence of the romance and glamour of train travel's glorious beginnings and is located adjacent to Grand Central's Main Concourse. Five original gold chandeliers, whose light can be modified to create the ambience your event requires, complement palatial Tennessee pink marble floors. Vanderbilt Hall offers a unique and unforgettable atmosphere for your special event.


When it comes to Grand Central, the facts tell why it is truly central:

  • 750,000 people pass through Grand Central daily and over 1,000,000 people during the holidays
  • Metro-North passengers are 55% male and 45% female, the median age is 41. 93% of Grand Central Terminal commuters are college graduates.
  • Mean household income for Grand Central Terminal commuters is $95,800; 50% of household incomes are over $100,000, and 20% are over $200,000.
  • The captive shopping population of more than 326,000 neighborhood office workers earn a combined $11.3 billion a year.
  • An average 7,500 people an hour pass the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, making it one of the busiest intersections in the city.
  • 21.6 million out-of-town tourists, with a mean income of $62,000, visit Grand Central each year.
  • Grand Central is served by Metro-North commuter trains, 31 commuter and 15 city bus routes, 7 subway lines, buses to and from the area's three airports, and two million taxis a year.
  • Grand Central Terminal subway station is the busiest stop in the New York City subway system.

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