Villard Mansion Spaces

An Iconic Address Opens Its Doors.

New York's premiere destination for meetings rekindles an era of bygone sophistication.

You are the company you keep.
Built in 1882 by American financier and railway tycoon Henry Villard, the Villard Mansion is not only the crown jewel of Lotte New York Palace — it is one of the most iconic, recognizable venues in New York City. For the first time, this esteemed address now offers space for business meetings — so that the rich history of a landmark location can continue to inspire a new era of executives and entrepreneurs. Two floors of regal, inspiring venues are flexible enough to accommodate parties of any size. But larger groups and multi-day meetings may even choose to reserve the entire Mansion, a truly special experience that offers the ultimate in corporate cachet.

Guests are welcomed to the Mansion by the storied charm of its 130-year old Roman Renaissance-style palazzo, and upon entry from a grand staircase, discover a regal, resplendent setting that has been preserved to retain an aura of gilded age luxury. Filled with works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John LaFarge, and Louis Comfort Tiffany, the Mansion has also been thoughtfully restored to accommodate contemporized updates — striking sculpture, radiant lighting and fascinating photography — that creates an awe-inspiring setting for the here and now.

Meeting organizers can choose from five distinctive rooms within the Mansion, each can be outfitted with every technology and amenity required for presentations, break-out sessions and other corporate events. There is the dramatic Gold Room, boasting a 30-foot high vaulted ceiling with gilded walls; the Madison Room with its sparkling, signature landmark chandeliers; and the wood paneled Gallery room, which captures the glamour of Old Hollywood through striking, oversized photographs of silver screen legends.

Villard built a historic foundation — we carry its legacy forward to the future.


The Madison Room
The Mansion's largest room is truly top-tier New York event space. A 19th century drawing room designed by Stanford White, one of the most influential architects of the American Renaissance, it boasts vaulted ceilings lined with a trio of landmark chandeliers, solid marble columns, plush seating and classic artwork that evokes the splendor of a bygone era. Wall panels feature the original work of 19th-century French painter Pierre-Victor Galland, while picturesque views of St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Palace Courtyard round out this awe-inspiring venue that can host up to 160 guests.

Gold Room
A grand marble hall links the Madison Room to this similarly stylish space, where gilded walls rise to a dramatic 30-foot high barrel vaulted ceiling. Bookending the room are large lunette wall murals painted by famed American artist John La Farge, odes to the power of music and drama. Indeed, over a century ago this space served as a music room for Sunday afternoon concerts — but today, it commands rapt attention as an opulent option for meetings of up to 150 guests.

The Drawing Room
An elegant stairwell guides guests to the Mansion's third floor, where The Drawing Room awaits. Walls of rich wood paneling set a sophisticated tone, while three large windows bathe the room in light — and showcase city views of Manhattan skyscrapers and St. Patrick's Cathedral. This spacious setting can accommodate up to 200 guests, yet its executive elegance makes it an ideal option for smaller groups seeking classically appointed, confidential meeting space.

The Library
A strong sense of history reverberates throughout the Mansion's original Library, where walls lined with bookcases are flush with literary masterpieces. Dramatic and refined, The Library can accommodate up to 100 guests in a setting that revives the spirit of 19th-century New York, when great minds with ambitious goals laid the foundation for one of the world's greatest cities.

Today, groups from around the world visit The Palace to write new chapters in this unfolding history.

Preview the Villard Mansion Capacity Chart and Floor Plan.

For more information on the Manhattan event space and services at Lotte New York Palace, please contact an on-site professional by calling 212.303.6071, emailing us at or submitting a Request for Proposal.

For all deposit and final payment, Lotte New York Palace is pleased to accept payment by credit card including The American Express Card.

Discover the refined spaces and endless possibilities of hosting your next important event at a true NYC landmark. From cosmopolitan meeting rooms to the timeless allure of the Villard Mansion, our elegant New York City event spaces are equipped with latest audio-visual enhancements and can adapt to a variety of configurations to best suit your event needs.