Social Events and Celebrations | Newberry

Social Events and Celebrations

Ruggles Dinner

Intimate Lobby Dinner

Intimate Dinner in Towner Fellows’ Lounge

The Newberry’s uncommon elegance provides a beautiful backdrop for so many possibilities.

We are proud to provide event spaces for many different types of social events, including Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, bridal parties, baby showers, memorial services, retirement celebrations, and anniversary parties. The Newberry is a neutral yet ornate backdrop that requires little decor to prepare an elegant event; Newberry spaces can also be easily dressed to your theme or party colors. Please view pricing information here.

Ruggles Hall, our largest room, is highly versatile.

Ruggles Hall provides many options for set-up flexibility in use of space for daytime, evening, and weekend events. Whether you’re setting up for lunches, dinners, or cocktail-style parties, the Newberry offers all rental events full use of all of our dinner, cocktail, high-top, and 6’ tables, as well as our opera or padded chairs. Clients are welcome to bring in customized lighting and other decor to dress the space to fit the event theme or company colors. Any of our exclusive caterers are welcome to work in this space; the Newberry can provide a list of suggested vendors upon request.

The Lobby is a lovely space for evening events.

Primarily accommodating cocktail receptions, the lobby’s exquisite details highlight the turn-of-the-century features for which the Newberry is so well known. An art-nouveau chandelier graces the lobby’s 20’ ceiling; the broad marble staircase, complemented by its ornate banister, is the focal point of the room. Use of our Steinway baby grand piano is included in the rental fee. Any of our exclusive caterers are welcome to work in this space; the Newberry can provide a list of suggested vendors upon request

Towner Fellows’ Lounge is our 2nd-floor Presidential Board Room.

Towner Fellows’ Lounge is another space often used for smaller, intimate dinner parties and cocktail parties. The exquisite details of Towner Fellows’ Lounge showcase its turn-of-the-century elegance with oak-paneled walls, an antique board table and leather settee, and organ clock. The Newberry does limit which caterers are permitted to work in this classic and elegant space. Please inquire for further information.

For an additional charge, the Newberry can provide A/V options for presentations and programs:

  • WiFi access
  • Computer, projector, and screen
  • Microphones and speakers
  • Facilities representative to work closely with your AV technician for set-up and troubleshooting