Adjacent to both Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, Governors Island offers several rental spaces with spectacular views throughout the season.
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Standing: 4000 max.
Governors Island features a fenced in and secluded shady, green space, The Colonels Row Festival Grounds, which can be reserved for large events. This beautiful, outdoor space holds up to 4,000 people, and although Colonels Row does not have any water views, it is centrally located on the Island.
Nolan Park is a four-acre manicured green, surrounded by houses and buildings that date back to 1810. Nolan Park has brick walking paths and London Plane trees throughout, so the lawn space is naturally shaded by trees. The historic homes around the perimeter create an intimate setting for programs.
WDZ (Western Development Zone)
Located along the water’s edge, this flat and flexible space offers incredible views of Lower Manhattan, the rolling GI hills, and the Statue of Liberty. This site is perfect for a large event build (stages, tents, etc). 1.2 Acres of this space is complete and ready for event use. The remaining 6 Acres are unfinished, however, the necessary work can be completed and paid for by event producers for a reduced site fee.
The Play Lawns feature two natural turf ball fields sized for youth baseball, adult softball, and soccer. This site features views of the Statue of Liberty, lower Manhattan, and the rising GI Hills. The Play Lawns can also be used for private events.
Commanding Officer’s Quarters
Located in the area of the Island known as Nolan Park, the Commanding Officer’s Quarters is a 12,000 foot home built in 1850 and is the largest house on the Island. The backyard features a grassy lawn, a beautiful brick staircase, and a patio as well as an elevated vegetable garden.
A historic building built during in 1934, Pershing Hall is home to five landmarked Works Project Administration murals depicting the history of armed conflict in the United States. These incredible works of art provide a one of a kind context of history to this incredible space. Organizations are welcome to use the main floor for retreats, meetings, lectures, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are planning an event and are looking for a truly unique space, you may want to consider hosting it at Governors Island. As the official caterer for Governors Island, we can help you get started.