While the historic palace offers the grandeur of the past, the new wing serves as an unmistakably modern counterpart. Opened in 2012, this bright, lively space can accommodate many different event formats to create the perfect evening.


Café G

Café G boasts floor-to-ceiling glass walls, an abundance of natural light, modern aesthetics, bluestone floors and bright pops of color. Paired with an adjoining Terrace (fair weather only) this space is the perfect location for a reception, breakfast or seated dinner.

Standing reception: 125 guests
Seated dinner: 90 guests
Breakfasts: 125 guests

First Floor of the New Wing:
Café G, Living Room and Education Studio

The Living Room and Education Studio spaces can be added to a rental of Café G to increase capacity for a standing reception. Glass walls allow guests to flow easily from space to space while they mix and mingle.

Standing Reception: 250 guests

Supplemental Event Spaces

Enhance your guests' experience by adding access to these spaces:

Cloisters As a Gallery
Allow guests to enjoy the splendor of the Cloisters while keeping your reception in Café G. No food or beverage is allowed in the Cloisters at this price point.

Calderwood Hall
Calderwood Hall is the perfect location for presentations, awards ceremonies, lectures or concerts as part of your event and is located directly above Café G and guests easily flow from one space to the other.

Full Hall: 296 guests
Stage level only: 120 guests
Theatre style with screen visibility: 180 guests

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