International House is pleased to open our doors once again to partner with other nonprofits and educational institutions to host their events.
The House offers the perfect location for special events of every size and description – benefits, conferences, concerts, receptions, team meetings, and more.
To inquire about reserving an event space at I-House, please use the link located at the bottom of this page to contact our Vice President of Facilities, Vincent Melito.
About Event Spaces at I-House
Designed by architect Louis E. Jallade and built in 1924, International House is listed on the Register of Historic Places for both the United States and New York City, and is considered one of the hidden architectural jewels of Manhattan.
With its distinctive architecture, I-House has also been a popular location for film and television productions since the 1930s. Its facade has been featured in such memorable films as Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, On the Town, and Burn After Reading. Television viewers may recognize I-House interiors in episodes of Gossip Girl, Madame Secretary, The Blacklist: Redemption, The Path, Jessica Jones, and, of course, the essential New York City series, Law & Order.
Available Event Spaces
Davis Hall offers a grand piano, full proscenium stage with sound system and lighting. It is ideal for receptions, gala dinners and other large scale events. The capacity is about 525 people, including balcony seating.
The room is in the style of a typical New England Meeting House, except for the chandelier and the stage. Palladian-style windows line the balcony, and the chandelier is hung from an intricate skylight.
The Hall of History
This spacious foyer space just outside Davis Hall is decorated with memorabilia from more than 90 years of International House history. It features overhead views of Sakura Park, a grand piano, and serves as a lovely space for cocktail receptions independently or in conjunction with events in Davis Hall or the Home Room.
The Home Room
Overlooking Grant’s Tomb, this intimate space is decorated with rare Chinese tapestries. The room has its own kitchen and a capacity of 60. With a grand piano, it is ideal for recitals, rehearsals, receptions and seminars.
The Main Lounge
Designed in the Classical Revival style, the Main Lounge serves as the “living room” of I-House. This highly symmetrical space features a working fireplace with a hand-carved mantle in the center of the north wall, a grand piano and breathtaking views of Sakura Park. With a capacity of about 200, it is an ideal space for receptions and recitals.
The Cleveland E. Dodge Room
This handsomely paneled intimate space is located just off the Main Lounge. With a capacity of 60, it provides a distinguished setting for meetings and presentations.
Contact Vincent Melito, Vice President of Facilities, for more information on hosting your event at International House!