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SEP
16
2015
The Oak Room: Available for the Holidays!
CPS Events At The Plaza
by Ali Papalia


What a marvelous opportunity: The Oak Room is available for events through December!

From now until December, CPS Events at The Plaza has taken over the Oak Room! For a limited time only, we can host catered functions within the famed Men’s Bar. At a very competitive price, the Oak Room & Bar is available for rent for dinner parties, holiday cocktails, or any special occasion. We can comfortably fit up to 300 for cocktail receptions and approximately 120 for a seated dinner.

The Oak Room, rumored to be Plaza architect Henry Hardenbergh’s favorite piece of work, was a men’s only club all the way until 1969! Although women were allowed to accompany men to dinner, the lunch crowd accepted no such thing. I’m sure Gloria Steinem had it on her list of targets!

Built in 1907, the Oak Room was made of just that…oak! Protected by the New York City Landmarks Preservations Commission and the National Register of Historic Places, the dark wood is still in pristine condition today. From the details in the woodwork to the enchanting columns that tower into the sky to the 25-foot ceilings, everything is as it was 107 years ago. Well, everything except one big detail – the original oak bar that ran the length of the dining room was removed. As a bit of an explanation, it was the United States of America, specifically the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, that caused the bar to be removed. Prohibition began January 29, 1919 in the state of New York and did not end until 1933. The beautiful bar was taken out; one assumes that they didn’t want anyone to be enticed. No speakeasy here!

We are thrilled about such an exciting opportunity and hope we can share it with all of our friends. Hurry, December is almost here, and this chance will be over before we know it. The Oak Room will be transformed once again into a magical restaurant and private events will be no longer. For more information, please call 212-549-0550 or email info@cpsevents.com to plan your next event!



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