Corporate Events at 501 Union
501 Union proudly plays host to all manner of corporate events, from large sales meetings and creative conferences, to holiday parties & fundraising galas, product launches, team buildings, offsites, and cocktail receptions. Our beautiful space reflects the best of old and new Brooklyn: industrial chic with a touch of modern glamour.
Planning Your Corporate Event at 501 Union
Paired with our exceptional service, guests can enjoy three distinct spaces within the venue: a covered atrium, an elegant cocktail lounge, and a light-filled reception hall. Locally-sourced design elements include Modo chandeliers by Jason Miller, customized Flavor Paper wallpaper, and a vaulted skylight that runs the length of the main gathering space.
We can accommodate up to 225 guests for a seating presentation in the main reception hall, or up to 300 cocktail style reception with limited seating, utilizing all three rooms. The venue features a combined 6,000 square feet; the cocktail lounge and covered atrium can be rented separately pending no other events are taking place that day.
Please review our list of preferred caterers, who have a history of creating amazing events at 501 Union. They know our venue intimately, provide stellar service, and of course … delicious food. You may also utilize an outside company, including food trucks and restaurant drop-off, but every vendor must carry a certificate of insurance (COI).
All beverage service at 501 Union will be exclusively provided through our in-house bar program. There are several tiers and options to cater to different needs of our clients. Our packages offer your guests a hand-selected assortment of local and popular options as well as our expertise in service. We are happy to customize a cocktail program for your company!
Host Your Event in Brooklyn, NY
It's hard to ignore the energy of Gowanus, a largely industrial neighborhood situated between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope. Stroll the streets and you’ll discover something new around every warehouse corner; bustling storefronts, unique activities like shuffleboard, archery and even kayaking on Gowanus’ namesake canal; studios filled with printmakers and wood workers diligently perfecting their craft.
Voted ‘2015 Neighborhood of the Year’ by Curbed NY, Gowanus has quickly become a haven for artists, creative makers, and burgeoning start-ups pioneering the new wave of Brooklyn respectfully alongside the neighborhood's longstanding industrial manufacturers.
Gowanus has many wonderful and unique options for lodging, dining, culture and nightlife. Our team is happy to point you in the right direction.
501 Union is just four subway stops to Lower Manhattan. Take the F/G to Carroll Street or R to Union Street. We encourage ride share, and the closest parking lot is at 365 Bond Street. We are also happy to make recommendations for valet for your guests.
Event Staffing & Details.
All events booked at 501 Union come with our basic staffing package. Two event staff members will be present one hour prior to event start time and will remain onsite throughout the duration of the event and breakdown. The basic staffing package includes eight (8) hours of service (including breakdown of the event). Additional staffing is determined based upon the number of guests invited, the utilization of the space, load in and load out needs. These employees are paid by hourly rates, rather than a calculated gratuity or tip.
501 Union is partially furnished, leaving lots of room for creativity in event design and decor. In addition to these furnishings, basic furniture including 6’ banquet tables, 30” round tables, cocktail tables and chairs are included in the venue rental rate. Custom furniture is also available to rent for an additional fee. Details may be found here.
501 Union is equipped with an in-house sound system including speakers, two wireless microphones, and a built in projection system. Based upon the needs of your wedding, an in-house A/V technician familiar with our systems may be required at an additional fee.