After 3 years of restorations, The Beekman Hotel opened its luxurious doors to the public on August 23rd, 2016. Why are we writing specifically about this hotel? We’re in love with its history and event space! Built in the 19th century as a theatre that debuted Shakespeare’s Hamlet and was later abandoned for almost a decade, the building has since been transformed into a modern day Gatsby-esque hotel. Structurally, almost everything is original and most fixtures throughout the hotel are reclaimed from the building’s many historic establishments. Their new logo even resembles the authentic dragon iron work that can be seen in the atrium.
The history of the building is consistent throughout the event space as well. Temple Court, The Beekman’s largest event space currently, was also the original name of the building in the 1880’s. This space would be perfect for a wedding ceremony as it is the brightest event space they have, letting in tons of natural light, and can accommodate up to 145 people. The Farnsworth, another event space located in the cellar of the hotel, was named after James Farnsworth who originally constructed the building. The event space in the cellar can be combined to accommodate up to 300 people, making for a perfect reception area, not to mention the tile work is to die for! The Chapel Street room can be used for private dining or as a boardroom, elegantly seating up to 12 people.
All the event space is fully equipped for meetings and catering is in-house through Tom Colicchio’s Fowler & Wells restaurant or Keith McNally’s Augustine. At the very least, we recommend you check out The Bar Room at The Beekman. This lounge is our go-to for weeknight, weekend, and all around whenever drinks! It is tucked behind the lobby entrance and features plush vintage furniture, mix-matched rugs, an eclectic wall of books, creative cocktails, and a stunning view of the atrium. Beware of looking up, you might fall in love.
Their catering team is excellent and super friendly. Call us to customize the space and turn this WOW venue into your own experience.