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Corporate Events

Since its completion in 1931, the Empire State Building has been an international icon, a National historic landmark, and the World's Most Famous Office Building.

Events held at the Empire State Building offer an experience unlike any other for our corporate clients and their domestic or international guests — providing a premiere location to showcase New York City with expansive event space, Art Deco architecture, and unparalleled panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and beyond.

Our event space is perfect for product launches, conferences, cocktail receptions, dinners, and holiday parties. There is no other building in the world comparable to the Empire State Building, and there is no better venue to host your next corporate event.

Event Space

80th Floor

The 80th floor of the Empire State Building offers impressive views of lower Manhattan with Art Deco-inspired design elements and detailed mosaic tile work and sconces. Guests will truly experience New York elegance perched high atop one of the world's tallest buildings.

Estimated Capacity (depends on event layout):
Cocktail reception: 150-175 || Dinner: 50 || Conference/Theater-Style Seating: 150 (with standing room)

58th floor

The 58th floor of the Empire State Building is a white-box space that offers 360-degree views of Manhattan.

Estimated Capacity (depends on event layout; maximum capacity 300):
Cocktail Reception: 250-275 || Dinner: 200-250

Available on a per case basis when planned in conjunction with a contracted event; additional fees will apply.


If you are interested in holding your next corporate event at the Empire State Building, please contact Melanie Maasch, Director of Brand Development and Public Relations at (212) 736-3100 or Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Pricing is available upon request.

Please note that we cannot accommodate weddings, birthday parties and other personal events; ESB does not have meeting facilities and conference rooms for rental.

Requests must include the following information for consideration:

  • Contact name, title, company
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number
  • Event name, purpose and description of event
  • Event date and times needed (include set up and breakdown times)
  • Number of expected guests (include celebrity and/or VIP involvement if applicable)
  • Event requirements/needs
  • Anticipated media coverage

Licensing & Partnerships

Discover the opportunity to license the trademarked Empire State Building or create a partnership with ESB and your organization.
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Film & Photo Shoots

Many memorable films and famous photographs have been shot on location at ESB. Request to schedule your next movie or photo shoot here.
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Celebrity & Dignitary Visits

ESB offers celebrities and dignitaries exclusive access to the 103rd floor- the highest point in Manhattan.
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