World Room | Event Space Rental | Columbia Journalism School

The World Room

A distinguished venue featuring stained glass windows and natural lighting

From the Pulitzer announcements to lectures and banquets, the World Room offers a classic setting for events for up to 125 guests. Learn more about seating options and rental fees for your event.

Layouts & Views

Numerous configurations including lecture-style, banquet and reception seating are available to accommodate the style of your event. Please click on the images below to see close-ups of sample arrangements, or contact J-School Events to plan your event.

Reception: Rectangular Tables
Standing Reception
Dinner with round tables
Reception: Round Tables

Seating Information

The World Room can accomodate up to 125 guests. See below for capacity by event style.

Style Maximum Capacity
Theater 75
Reception (standing) 125
Banquet (seated) 90



Rental Fees

Rental fees include tables, seating for up to 75 and audio-visual equipment. Additional options are also available.

Rental fee includes:

  • 75 chairs
  • 6 ft. tables
  • Podium with wireless microphone
  • Projection screen and Mac laptop
  • Basic audio/visual equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Shared lobby space 

Additional costs:

  • Round tables
  • Table linens
  • Uplighting
  • Video recording and live-streaming
  • Labor and custodial fees


Julie Pozo-Cepeda, Director, Events, 212-854-9891

For costs and availability, email [email protected].