Below the main level of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, on Park Avenue and 84th Street, lies Wallace Hall, one of Manhattan’s most beautiful and versatile rental spaces. Built in the 1880’s as a lower Church and auxiliary chapel, the hall was fully renovated in 1990. The magnificent atrium retains the beauty of its original Gothic design. The Park Avenue entrance leads through a stone archway into a soaring vaulted ballroom, interspersed with stone columns rising to the 30-foot ceiling. Colorful stained glass windows (backlit at night) adorn the Hall on three sides, and the stage at the far end is made of intricately carved solid oak. The design of the terrazzo floor, which is suitable for dancing, subtly suggests the rows of pews of long ago.
Wallace Hall contains 8,000 square feet of floor space and a fully equipped stage over 30 feet deep. The hall is air conditioned with a modern kitchen, restroom facilities and sound system.
This elegant space is available for a variety of events including fund raisers, wedding receptions, cocktails, buffet, and formal banquet -style dinners from 100 to 500 guests. This versatile space is also excellent for special exhibits, auctions, cultural performances, business and sales conferences, lectures, workshops, auditions and film shoots.
Park Avenue Entrance.
Wallace Hall is 8,000 square feet of usable floor space with a 30-foot high ceiling. Stained glass windows on the north and south walls, a stage at west end, with an entrance and restrooms at east end. Terrazzo floor or stage floor suitable for dancing.
Well-suited for concerts, lectures, performances
- Stage dimensions: 40 ft wide x 30 ft deep
- Steps on both sides of stage for convenient access
- Track lighting
- Removable railings at front
- Piano available for rent
The sound system consists of:
- Speaker podium
- 2 independent wireless microphone systems
- CD and Tape player
Well-suited for preparation of hors d’oeuvres, and the warming and serving of full meals.
- Set-up, prep and warming space
- Stove with two ovens, microwave
- Large refrigerator
- Institutional coffeemaker
- Optional kitchen extension with use of screens
Additional Meeting Rooms with Kitchen
Small conference rooms are available, suitable for business meetings, small gatherings and receptions, luncheons and dinners. An excellent choice for Baptism receptions!
AT THE PARISH HOUSE
There are several meeting rooms available in our Parish House for smaller events, from board meetings, and parties, to small receptions following baptisms, funerals or memorial services in the Church.
The Parish Lounge - (15 x 40 or approximately 550 square feet)
The Parish Lounge can seat 45 people audience style or 25-30 people around large tables for luncheons or board meetings. For catered events, the space can accommodate stand up receptions for 40-50 people or a full luncheon for 25.
The Hoefner Lounge - (15 x 19 or 285 square feet)
Ideal as a break-out room for larger events and for extended reception space.
A full size kitchen adjoins both lounges. Large stove, refrigerator and plenty of counter space. Pass thru window into Parish Lounge and Hoefner Lounge.
This entire floor is ideal for events that require additional space for larger groups.
Meeting Room (15 x 29 or 420 square feet)
Located on the street level, this space is suitable for meetings or lectures hosting 20-45 people.
Rest Rooms are on both floors.
TV/Video monitor in the Parish Lounge is available upon request for an additional charge.
Air conditioning available for an additional fee.