Meetings & Presentations

Ascend to the 4th floor of the exclusive Shops at Columbus Circle and admire the sought-after Central Park View for your unprecedented Corporate Affair. Enjoy an elevated food, beverage and presentational experience for your evening Cocktail Reception or Formal Sit-Down Reception, as well as, daytime keynote or panel discussion. This transitional expansive venue offers events intimate up to 500 guests.

The Ascent Lounge Experience

– 5,500 sq. ft. Sophisticated Cocktail Lounge
– Sweeping views of Central Park
– On-site Kitchen
– State-of-the-Art Audiovisual Equipment
– Transitional Custom Plush Lounge Furniture and High Top Tables
– Swarovski Crystal Lighting


Ascent Lounge offers a full premium bar of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The extensive premium bar includes:
– Seasonally updated Hand-crafted Specialty Cocktails
– Reserve Wines and Champagnes
– Domestic and Imported Beers
– Bottled Voss Sparkling Water and Bottled Voss Still Water
– Nespresso Coffee, Cappuccino & Espresso
– Tazo Tea, Fresh Squeezed Juice, Fresh Garnishes, and Mixers


Upon advance request, for Meetings and Presentations, Ascent Lounge can provide a Mixologist, Liquor Brand Ambassador or Sommelier to customize a Specialty Cocktail or perform a Liquor or Wine Tasting.

To satisfy your dinner and late night appetite, Ascent Lounge offers its carefully-curated, seasonally updated, shared plates Menu from open to close.

Our Signature Butler Passed Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres Menu includes dishes from beef empanadas and fresh lump crab cakes to crave-worthy marinated New Zealand Lamb Lollipops and Garlic Buttered Filet Mignon Skewers. Enhance your experience with a Hand Rolled Sushi Station and gourmet coffee and specialty dessert station. Ascent’s Formal Sit-Down Reception Menu includes entrees such as braised short ribs with glazed baby carrots and polenta cake and Seared Chilean Sea Bass with roasted fennel and cauliflower puree. We encourage you to sit with our events team and head chef to customize your very own mouth-watering menu.


For Meetings and Presentations, Ascent Lounge offers a Live DJ Thursday – Saturday Night

Ascent Lounge presents many types of entertainment options including live DJs, Celebrity Appearances, Musicians, Dancers, Aerialists and Illusionists, just to name a few. Capture your unforgettable event and book one of our talented event photographers.

Ascent Lounge’s Award-Winning Service Team includes Management, VIP Coordinators, Chef, Bartenders, Servers, Server Assistants, Door Host, Hostesses, Coat Check Attendants, Bathroom Attendants and Licensed Security.


State-of-the-Art Audiovisual Equipment, including:
– Surround Sound
– Wireless Microphone
– State of the Art DJ Equipment
– Multiple Plasma Televisions
– Customizable for color LED Lighting


Standing = 500
Seated (Partial) = 400
Seated (Theater-style) = 300
Seated (Round Tables) = 200
Seated (Boardroom) = 100
Seated (U-shape) = 100


Receive the Latest Updates, Invitations to Upcoming VIP Events and Promotions from Ascent Lounge

For any and all Event Inquiries please email and
or call 212.823.9770 or 973.610.6454