Irving Plaza has an esteemed history as New York City’s premiere music venue. Converted into a musical venue after years as a Polish dance hall, it has hosted such superstar artists as U2, Dave Matthews Band, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and continues to be a major stepping stone on the career path of hundreds of artists every year. Its location, one block east of Union Square adds to its convenience and charm. Guests enter through the classic lobby and climb one flight to the main room, a 3,300 square foot clear span ballroom with polished wooden floors, crystal chandeliers and a fixed stage. A u-shaped balcony with fantastic sight-lines overlooks the dance floor and stage. The main floor features a full-service bar at the back of the hall. The Balcony Lounge with soft seating, crystal lamps and photos of the legends that have graced Irving Plaza’s stage is the perfect setting for a cocktail reception with a rock and roll edge.