The Astorian can accommodate approximately 450 guests for a seated reception with a dance floor and approximately 500 guests for a seated reception without a dance floor. For a standing reception, please contact The Astorian to discuss capacity based on your event details. Our average event size is between 150-350 but we’ve hosted events for up to 800 attendees.
The venue rental fee includes furnishings for up to 450 guests including mahogany chivari chairs with ivory cushions and various size tables, access to our Soho Suite and Lexington Lounge starting at 10 a.m., a one-hour rehearsal, a four hour photoshoot (during business hours), custom, dimmable lighting including crystal chandeliers throughout the space, men’s and women’s restroom attendants, an elevator attendant, a venue manager, the operations support team during your event and before and after janitorial services.
Absolutely! Our Soho Suite and Lexington Lounge are great spaces for birthday parties, corporate meetings, photo and video shoots, bridal showers, baby showers and workshops. Please inquire with The Astorian for pricing and availability.
The Astorian is a TABC licensed venue, therefore, all beverages must be purchased directly through the Astorian. The Astorian offers open bar beverage packages and has a full-time highly trained beverage staff to handle all your beverage needs and customizations. The above information applies to the main event space, Soho Suite and Lexington Lounge.
The Astorian works exclusively with three fabulous catering companies. Please inquire with The Astorian for catering contact information. Aside from catering and alcohol, all vendors considered for the event (DJ’s, bands, event consultants, etc.) must be approved by The Astorian prior to being contracted.
Complementary photo and video shoots are reserved for our booked clients. However, non-booked clients can schedule a photo shoot during our normal business hours Monday-Friday for an outside photography fee. Please inquire with The Astorian for pricing.
We love our furry friends! The Astorian welcomes all trained and well-behaved dogs for photos and wedding ceremonies. Once the reception portion begins, the dog or dogs will need to be escorted home for the evening, unless they are a registered service dog. All dogs must be attended to and on a leash the entire time they are on Astorian property.
To ensure our property stays in lovely condition for each of our clients, the Astorian does not allow glitter, confetti, balloon drops or open flame. Hanging any items from our chandeliers or ceiling and placing decals on our floor, walls, or ceiling is also strictly prohibited. Approved décor vendors, however, are allowed to hang greenery from our main venue ceiling fixtures. Please inquire with The Astorian on this request. For wedding exits, we allow sparklers (away from the building), bubbles and light-colored flower petals.
The Astorian only hosts one event per day to ensure our clients have a successful event without feeling rushed!
Our professional event team has been carefully selected to provide exceptional service for your event. The Astorian will staff bartenders, bar manager(s), HPD and valet attendants (we are valet only) for your event! Our contracted caterers will arrange all your staffing needs for catering services.
To be sure your wedding is executed with excellence, we require all wedding events have, at minimum, a day of coordinator.