Plan Your Next Event at One of the City's Most Historic Addresses

Situated between the State Capitol and the Court of Appeals and just a short walk from the Empire State Plaza and downtown Albany, 1 Elk offers a selection of settings from intimate to expansive. Our facilities can accommodate groups of 10 to 300 people and offer a truly unique space that your guests will never forget.

Our spaces can accommodate a number of functions including:
  • Corporate events
  • Conferences and meetings
  • Receptions and fundraisers
  • Awards ceremonies
  • Luncheons and dinners
  • Cocktail hours
  • And more!

Whether you are planning your next meeting, conference or reception, 1 Elk is the perfect space for your special event. Don't see your function listed above? Contact us today and we will work with you to make your idea come to life.

Plan Your Next Event


With indoor and outdoor spaces available, 1 Elk is an unforgettable location for corporate events, conferences, meetings, receptions and business gatherings of all kinds. 1 Elk offers settings from intimate to expansive with 4k audio and video capacity and high speed internet and conference call capabilities. Our preferred caterers can provide food and drink service crafted to meet your needs.

The Great Hall

The Great Hall was inspired by the ancient Inns of Court in London, and is designed for large meetings and gatherings. It opens directly out to an expansive outdoor terrace with city views. The space can be configured classroom-style for about 130 people or with theatre seating for 200. It has an adjacent catering pantry and can accommodate 300 for a standing reception or 150 for seated meal service.

The Terrace

The Terrace is a lovely multi-tiered and landscaped space with expansive views of Albany and surrounding areas. The large main level is easy to access and can accommodate a tent to weatherproof your event. It is also adjacent to the Great Hall, Peck Room and Cromwell Room.

The Peck Room

The Peck Room is a large executive conference room that can accommodate up to 26 around a single rectangular table or 50 with additional side seating. One-of-a-kind murals on the walls depict panoramic autumn views of Albany circa 1876 - the year the New York State Bar Association was founded.

The Cromwell Room

The Cromwell Room is a more intimate boardroom-style setting, decorated in the Federal style and overlooking Academy Park, with a seating capacity of 12 around a rectangular table or 20 with additional side seating.

Jenny's Parlor

Jenny's Parlor features intimate front and back parlor rooms, looking much as they did in the 1880s when Elk Street was known as Quality Row. This space can accommodate up to 60 for a standing reception or 44 for dining. Because of the historical nature of the space, technology options are limited.

City View Room

City View Room is a small classroom seating up to 26 with a view that includes City Hall, the Court of Appeals and Albany County Courthouse.


Home of the 140-year-old New York State Bar Association, 1 Elk is a unique facility with a fascinating history. 1 Elk was created in 1979 when five 19th-century row houses were incorporated into an award-winning new structure to create the New York Bar Center.

The row houses at 1 Elk were home to six New York State governors, including two who went on to become President: Martin Van Buren and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Today, 1 Elk is a meeting place for many of New York's top attorneys and judges. And now, for the first time, 1 Elk is available for your meeting, conference or event.



  • Address: 1 Elk Street
    Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: (518) 463-3200
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