Venue Rental
Frequently Asked Questions

To inquire about venue and date availability, please fill out our online inquiry form.

As a courtesy, we may hold your date of interest for up to 1 month. If the date is not confirmed after a month, we will release your hold. If you wish to confirm your date, a nonrefundable deposit is required along with your signed contract, and a certificate of insurance.

Estimated event costs are comprised of venue rental fees, labor, as well as any additional costs that might be incurred due to the size and scale of the event. For a quote, please fill out our online inquiry form.

Yes, FIAF offers discounted rental rates to other non-profit organizations. As a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, FIAF does not charge sales tax.

In addition to the rental cost, clients should budget appropriately for Food & Beverage service.

The rental cost includes a minimum required labor package of Technicians, Ushers, Supervisors, Maintenance Staff, and Production & Event Managers. Additional technicians or projectionists cost $60 per hour.

The rental cost does not include party materials such as linens, glassware, plates, tabletops, floral arrangements, or additional aesthetic lighting.

Custom WiFi Network & Internet packages are available upon request.

Rental Clients must supply their own certificate of insurance (COI).

The rental client must supply their own stage manager for any run-of-show, production, music and and dance productions or presentation which utilizes multiple cues for lighting & sound, or performers.

All of our venues feature preferred caterers. Working with NYC’s top caterers and wine vendors, FIAF offers a wide variety of menu selections at competitive price points. From simple fare, to elegant private receptions and dinners, FIAF will design special menus, and contract the appropriate caterer to make your special event memorable.

Yes, we have worked along with our caterers to elaborate a wide range of food options including a Kosher catering option. Please contact directly to discuss your catering needs.

Florence Gould Hall
Seating Capacity – 361

 Tinker Auditorium
Standing Reception Capacity – 300
Seated Presentation Capacity – 110

Le Skyroom
Standing Reception Capacity – 200
Seated Presentation Capacity – 120
Seated Luncheon/Dinner Capacity – 100

Our multipurpose venues can host a wide variety of events including:
Film Screenings
Movie Premieres
Cocktail Receptions
Theatrical Productions
Music & Dance Performances
Corporate Meetings & Conferences
Award Shows
Benefits & Fundraisers
Film & Television Shoots
Product Launches
Fashion Shows
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Galas & Parties
Luncheons & Dinners
Trade Shows & Expos
Book Signings
Live Podcasts

Yes. If you wish to confirm your date, a nonrefundable deposit is required along with your signed contract and a certificate of insurance (COI).

Wifi is available to your guests for an additional fee. Custom WiFi Network & Internet packages are available upon request.

Site visits are available by appointment only depending on the availability of the venue(s) in which you are interested. We schedule visits Monday through Friday, 11am–4pm

To make an appointment, please submit an online inquiry or email

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