The Foundry is a 19th century building that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. Adaptable for many uses and available to rent for weddings, private events, film, video and photo shoots.
Fine varnishes were originally manufactured here before it became the home of The Albra Metal Foundry in the early 1900s. Their insignia is still visible on the corner of the building at 9th Street and 43rd Avenue. By 1906, it was one of several bustling steel foundries in the Long Island City area that catered to the needs of New York City’s riverfront manufacturers. By the 1970’s The Foundry had essentially become an abandoned space, housing defunct vehicles and a mountain of debris. In 1980 the Du Val family purchased the property and restored and renovated the space to reflect its original industrial character and charm. In 2001 we began hosting social events, weddings and serving as a film location for New York’s film and television industry. It is the only foundry in the area still standing today.
Today, the Foundry is a raw space that can accommodate up to 180 guests for weddings and special events. Our capacity for a formally seated dinner is 165 guests in the courtyard (which can be tented from April through November) or up to 125 guests seated inside the Foundry main space. In addition to the Main Space, we have an interior Greenhouse, Albra Room, Billiards Room and Terrace that each can be added onto a rental for alternative layouts and flows.
Our venues beautifully blend form and function, combining rich design with modern amenities while keeping sustainability in mind. They serve as the ideal backdrop to meet your event needs and enhance your guest experience with stunning views, history, artwork and more.
Thanks for a fabulous event! It went great and I appreciate [the Great Performances] staff.
– Vera D.
You’re a star! I was so pleased with everything. The food was fabulous. You kept sending it out. You had the perfect amount of staff. Can’t thank you enough and I look forward – very much – to working with you in the future!
– Victoria W.
The evening was everything we could hope for and more. I loved every minute working with and we will be reaching out when future events pop up.
– Yvonne G.