The Faculty House at Columbia University
The Faculty House gives the best of two worlds: a classic, historical ambiance away from the busy city scene, yet still have the city views.
The terrace gives a breathtaking panorama of the city skyline without all of the noise. There are classy touches of regal Ivy League history that emanate throughout the event floors.
The interior still preserves much of its original architecture, including terrazzo floors, wood molding accents and a marble staircase.
Their Presidential Ballroom can comfortably fit up to 120 guests for an intimate feeling. Their third floor has a more formal space that can cater up to 250 guests. Their fourth floor is dramatic and versatile, which includes a vaulted ceiling, arched windows and a view that overlooks their terrace and onto a glittering skyline.
The Faculty House can accommodate all your event needs, from reception to ceremony, and enough space for a dance floor.
You’re also walking distance from the famous Apollo Theater, a historical landmark that welcomed the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis Jr. and more.
We recommend staying at the Aloft Harlem, a stylish boutique hotel that’s walking distance from The Faculty House. For those that would like a more urban feel with access to trendy bars and restaurants within the hotel, Nylo is the perfect fit.
The guests that like the feel of more lavish and luxurious hotels would surely enjoy The Mark. Right in the hotel is The Mark Restaurant, with dishes made by internationally famed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Brunch is a great treat the morning after a memorable wedding, which you can enjoy at Friedman’s nearby. This is also a great place to have a rehearsal dinner before the big day.
Get in touch with the soul of Harlem with a night of jazz, along with a side of soul food at Smoke Jazz Club.
Named after the historically famous Harlem speakeasy, Red Rooster transforms locally grown ingredients into mouthwatering comfort food.
As you can see, there’s lots of places for guests to go and things for them to see around Columbia University
“Bigger Than Life DJs and Entertainment Rentals
From Latin sounds to traditional tunes to the most popular hits, they will make sure your guests are always on their feet. Perfect add-on rentals for this space are photo booth rentals to provide guests with memories to take home, and additional TV rentals, to share your own memories in slideshows with them.
With over 50 top-rated reviews on The Knot and over 100 reviews on Wedding Wire, “Bigger Than Life DJs” has a long list of happy clients.
Enrique and the BTL DJS team will share their expertise with you to make sure your requests and entertainment ideas leave the most memorable impression on your guests. They understand the stress that comes with event planning and will provide the best support and patience to make sure that your entertainment needs are met effortlessly.
About this Wedding Venue
Leslie of The Faculty House is very detail-oriented and accommodating to make sure that all your requests are tended to satisfaction, small and large. Louise is also a great part of their team, demonstrating professionalism and prompt communication. Even on short notice, changes will be handled and cared for with great care. Their staff is very courteous and proactive, your guests will find that their cups will always be filled and your guests’ needs will always be met. People also love the simplicity of having an all-inclusive package.
Their onsite caterer also can serve a magnificent and delectable cake that your guest will not forget. Their mignonettes of beef are very savory and their cheesecake was amazing. Even with unique requests, from cultural cuisines to gluten-free cakes; they will deliver beyond your expectations.