Below the main level of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, on Park Avenue and 84th Street, lies Wallace Hall, one of Manhattan’s most beautiful and versatile rental spaces.
Built in the 1880’s as a lower Church and auxiliary chapel, the hall was fully renovated in 1990.
The magnificent atrium retains the beauty of its original Gothic design. The Park Avenue entrance leads through a stone archway into a soaring vaulted ballroom, interspersed with stone columns rising to the 30-foot ceiling.
Colorful stained glass windows (backlit at night) adorn the Hall on three sides, and the stage at the far end is made of intricately carved solid oak. The design of the terrazzo floor, which is suitable for dancing, subtly suggests the rows of pews of long ago.
Wallace Hall contains 8,000 square feet of floor space and a fully equipped stage over 30 feet deep. The hall is air-conditioned with a modern kitchen, restroom facilities, and sound system.
This elegant space is available for a variety of events including fundraisers, wedding receptions, cocktails, buffet, and formal banquet-style dinners from 100 to 900 guests. This versatile space is also excellent for special exhibits, auctions, cultural performances, business and sales conferences, lectures, workshops, auditions, and film shoots.
Click here to view a photo gallery of Wallace Hall.
Overall Features and Dimensions
Park Avenue Entrance. Features stained glass windows on the north and south walls, a stage at west end, with an entrance and restrooms at east end. Terrazzo floor or stage floor suitable for dancing.
Well-suited for concerts, lectures, performances
- Stage dimensions: 40 ft wide x 30 ft deep
- Steps on both sides of stage for convenient access
- Track lighting
- Removable railings at front
- Piano available for rent
The sound system consists of:
- Speaker podium
- 2 independent wireless microphone systems
- CD and Tape player
Well-suited for preparation of hors d’oeuvres, and the warming and serving of full meals.
- Set-up, prep, and warming space
- Stove with two ovens, microwave
- Large refrigerator
- Institutional coffeemaker
- Optional kitchen extension with use of screens