The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza’s fabled Grand Ballroom has long been home to landmark events and lavish galas, including the renowned “Black & White Ball” which Truman Capote threw for 540 of his closest friends. The 4,800 square foot beaux-arts style ballroom will transform your gathering and create unforgettable memories. Our Events Team, CPS Events, works to uphold the culinary mastery and personal service that have defined The Plaza since 1907.
Just beyond the French doors of The Plaza’s famed Palm Court lies the Terrace Room, a setting rich with its own history and charm. Meticulously restored to its original grandeur, the Terrace Room boasts some of the most impressive historical detailing within The Plaza. Figural paintings created in the spirit of the Italian Renaissance adorn the ceiling – dating back to 1921, they are freshly revealed by the polishing off of eighty years’ smoke and dirt. Also flawlessly restored are the original crystal chandeliers made by Charles Winston (brother of jeweler Harry), copies of those that hung in the Palace of Versailles. Striking yet elegant, the Terrace Room truly is a jewel within The Plaza.
For over 100 years, The Palm Court has been New York City’s iconic destination for Afternoon Tea. In 2013, The Palm Court was re-launched to include a grand bar, tea by Palais des Thés, and a new and revised menu featuring inspired American fare from morning through evening. Renowned architect Thierry Despont has completely renovated The Palm Court while staying true to its original design intent. Inspired by nearby Central Park and its lush greenery, Despont incorporated potted plants, ceiling-high palm trees, trellis detailing, and custom furnishings with cane accents into his design. The room’s signature feature is a soaring stained-glass dome reminiscent of the original built in 1907. The Palm Court is a timelessly elegant setting for breakfast, afternoon tea, evening fare and crafted cocktails.