Located in a 19th century carriage house on the Upper East Side, the Society of Illustrators unique space offers a warm and intimate setting surrounded by illustrations from the past two centuries.
The Society is available to accommodate a wide range of private events including family celebrations, weddings, reunions, holiday parties, corporate events, meetings, and more! Choose from any of our four spaces- including the galleries, the Hall of Fame Dining Room, the third floor library and our outdoor terrace – for your next event!
Located on the main level, the Society’s spacious galleries can accommodate up to 200 guests for cocktails and 80 for seated events. With two floors of space, the Galleries showcase our current rotating exhibits, as well as a large stage. Table and chair rentals are available for theater-style seating, cocktail receptions, or seated dinners. The galleries come equipped with audiovisual equipment and lighting can be adjusted upon request.
Located on the fourth floor, the private library is perfect for small meetings. The library seats 20 and features a large conference table, equipment for presentations including projection and audio, and comfortable couches for a more relaxed atmosphere. The library can also be used for research and holds reference material and literature on illustration, animation, comic and cartoon art.
The Hall of Fame Dining Room
Set against a backdrop of exposed brick and artwork from the Society’s rotating exhibits, the Dining Room is located within the Third Floor Hall of Fame Gallery and is available for a wide range of events. Host an elegant reception and dinner, or enjoy the space for your next corporate gatherings, banquets, or group meetings. The Dining Room can hold up to 150 guests for cocktails and 80 for seated events. The garden terrace adjoins the Dining Room and can be used for additional seating.
The Society’s bar is located within the Hall of Fame Dining Room, situated under Norman Rockwell’s “The Dover Coach”, a large-scale oil painting featuring Christmas travelers created for The Saturday Evening Post. The bar has a wide variety of beverages. The built-in sound system can accommodate live music, DJs, or playlists.
The Garden Terrace
Enjoy a cocktail reception or sit-down dinner on our beautiful garden terrace surrounded by seasonal landscaping. Located outside the Hall of Fame Gallery and Dining Room, the terrace can hold up to 40 for cocktails and 30 for seated events. Tent rental available upon request.