Edison Ballroom

240 W 47th St,
New York, NY 10036
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Average Base Cost: $51,000

Our average base cost for an Edison Ballroom wedding is calculated by figuring a 150-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception using an average catering cost of $235/pp for the venue. Required extras listed below are also added in. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

The rental fee is usually waived if in-house catering is used, however this only applies for weddings of 150 or more guests. For weddings of under 150 guests a rental fee of $7,000 applies. In addition, there is a $1,000 fee for on-site ceremonies.

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Photo by Brett Matthews

What’s Included: Catering and premium open bar, tables, linen, chairs, all lounge furniture, and all in-house a/v equipment.


  • Bathroom attendants: (2 required at $150 per attendant)
  • Security: (2 required at $225 per guard)
  • Sound Technician: (1 required at $800 for an 8-hour shift)
  • Light Technician: (1 required at $800 for an 8-hour shift)
  • Stage Hand is required when using the stage ($700 for an 8-hour shift)

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Food and Beverage: Outside vendors are allowed EXCEPT for catering (the only exception allowed is for religious/cultural catering requirements). Pricing depends on the time of year, but typically for a minimum guarantee of 125 people on a Saturday, the price is approximately $235 plus tax and administrative fee per person. The administrative fee is approximately 23%. The in-house chef is Mina Newman.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside

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Size: A seated dinner with dancing in the Main Ballroom can accommodate up to 280. The Mezzanine, which directly overlooks the Main Ballroom, accommodates an additional 100.

Bridal Suite: No. However there is an option to section off part of a room for the bridal party’s use.

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Parking: There are two nearby garages. Otherwise, valet is recommended.

How Will Grandma Get There? The Edison Ballroom is in Times Square, which means you are in hotel central as well as close to a ton of transportation options. Hotels in the area include the Marriott Marquis and The Plaza Hotel (as well as the Hotel Edison, which is adjacent to the venue).

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Party On! There is no specific end time, as long as you stay within the 5 hours included with the rental (or 6 hours with a ceremony).

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The Report: 

Originally opened in the 1930’s as the Grand Ballroom of the adjacent Edison Hotel, the 17,000 sq. ft historical venue reopened in 2008 after a multi-million dollar renovation. With classic Art Deco architecture, the ballroom was the performance venue for several famous swing bands back in the day, as well as the Broadway play Oh! Calcutta! from 1976 to 1989.

Woman Getting Married Says:

This New York City wedding venue is perfect for the bride looking for a big space with Art Deco charm and the perfect stage for a big band. And yes, the bride should also have a big budget! This space will definitely need florals and other decor to make it feel intimate, so keep that in mind when tallying up your prices. The no-rental fee is a big plus in the city, so that’s a score in my mind along with the location.

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 9
Layout 9
Location 10
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 8

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