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Our Facilities

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church has event and meeting spaces throughout the church house that can accommodate groups as large as 200 people.

We also have a catering company, Roxo Events, Inc., on site to provide meals and refreshments while you are here.

We require a signed rental agreement, a non-refundable 25% deposit of the rental fee and a certificate of insurance demonstrating liability coverage for all rentals.

A completed Facilities Inquiry Form is required to reserve a space. For more information, please email rentspace@fapc.org.

Sanctuary

The glorious Sanctuary of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church was completed in 1875 when the congregation moved its location to Fifth Avenue and 55th Street.

Much of the church’s original woodwork and stained glass is still in place, although renovations have provided modern heating and air conditioning, lighting and sound. This venue — which can seat 1,800 people on the main floor and surrounding balcony — is an impressive space for lectures, musical performances, formal ceremonies and, of course, weddings. Our massive Austin organ and Steinway grand piano are unique features of this extraordinary space.

The Sanctuary (91 ft. x 84 ft.) includes an entry hall (Narthex) just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance and provides access to the adjacent church house, where additional rental space is available.

Kirkland Chapel

Our beautiful Gothic-style Kirkland Chapel, reminiscent of an English country church, is also an ideal venue for music and the arts, education and other events.

Kirkland Chapel was built in 1925 with funds from a leading New York philanthropist, Edward Stephen Harkness. James Gamble Rogers, the École des Beaux-Arts trained Harkness family architect, designed the space. Rogers was best known as the architect for two Yale University buildings in New Haven, Connecticut: the memorial Quadrangle and Harkness Tower.

Our Chapel is named for the Rev. Dr. Bryant M. Kirkland, senior pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church from 1962 to 1987. With its warm, intimate ambience and fine acoustics, the Chapel is a superb setting for weddings, small ensembles and chamber music. The FAPC Chamber Choir and Children’s Choir regularly perform in the space. In addition to a grand piano, the Chapel houses a small pipe organ, built in 1970 by Austin Organs, Inc. of Hartford, Connecticut.

Located on the ground level of the church house, the Chapel is accessible from the West 55th Street entrance and includes a bride’s room (which may also serve as a green room). The Chapel (53 ft. x 27 ft.) seats up to 250 people in cushioned pews on the main floor, rear and side balconies.

Bonnell Hall

Bonnell Hall is an elegant banquet-style room on the second floor of the church house that is suitable for large-group meetings, receptions, fundraisers and galas. It is accessible by both elevator and stairway.

Freshly renovated with a new hardwood floor, glass chandeliers and a state-of-the-art sound system, Bonnell Hall also features full kitchen facilities and a Boston Grand Piano for performances or musical accompaniment for your event.

The facility (30 ft. x 80 ft.) can seat 184 people audience style, or 168 people at round tables.

Bonnell Hall is an ideal venue for wedding receptions and special events.

Jones Auditorium

Jones Auditorium is a theater-style room on the third floor of the church house, accessible by elevator and stairway. A versatile space, Jones Auditorium has held wedding receptions, fundraising events, classes, meetings and full-scale off-off-Broadway productions.

The auditorium features hardwood flooring, an elevated stage with red-velvet curtains, stage lighting and a newly refurbished sound system.

Jones Auditorium (30 ft. x 54 ft.) can accommodate an audience of up to 150 people, or 120 people seated at round tables.

Education Center

The Christian Education Center features a small kitchen and individual classrooms or meeting rooms along parallel hallways. Located on the lower level of the church house, the Christian Education Center is accessible by elevator and stairway.

The LaDane Williamson Christian Education Center is a modern, versatile space with a large, central gathering hall flanked by smaller, individual classrooms on either side. Both the gathering hall and the side rooms feature partitions which can be moved to create the exact size of the space, or spaces, that you need.

The Christian Education Center serves as the venue for our Family Ministries programs (including Sunday School and Children’s Church) on Sunday mornings. During the week, it can host conferences or small group meetings, or serve as a holding facility for film or television production companies.

This space was constructed in 2003 as part of an extensive renovation of the Sanctuary and the church house. Accessible by elevator and stairway, the center includes restroom facilities, a built-in screen for audiovisual presentations and a small kitchen.

Depending on configuration, the gathering hall can accommodate a small audience of 70 persons or 40 persons seated at table. The side rooms provide meeting spaces that can accommodate 15-20 people per room. At maximum capacity, the gathering hall and side rooms can accommodate 208 people.

Fifth Floor Rooms

There are three meeting rooms available on the fifth floor of the church house that can accommodate groups of 12 to 70 people. All rooms have elevator access, wireless connectivity, and restrooms on the floor.

Romeyn Room
Located just off the elevator, this meeting room (16 ft. x 20 ft.) includes a solid-wood conference table and seating for up to 12 people.

Boardroom
Located next door to the Romeyn Room, the Boardroom (15 ft. x 32 ft.) can accommodate an audience of 40, or 28 at round tables. A pull-down screen is available for audiovisual presentations.

Corning Logan Room
Down the hall from the Boardroom, the Corning Logan Room (19 ft. x 45 ft.) can accommodate up to 70 people audience-style, or 50 people at round tables. The room includes a piano and a pull-down screen for audiovisual presentations.