The Alice Austen House offers outdoor site rentals on the lawn in front of the house, a space that stands at the entrance to New York Harbor. With sweeping views reaching from the Statue of Liberty to Lower Manhattan to Coney Island, the site can afford everything from an intimate gathering to a spectacular wedding ceremony and reception.


Rental clients are responsible for all details in building their own unique affair, such as renting tents and party supplies, catering, decorating, and entertainment. During your event, guests are invited to view the museum, its galleries and period rooms. Guests are welcome to use interior lavatory facilities. Prospective clients are invited to tour the facility with museum staff to better understand the site.


The capacity for events is 200 guests.


For more information and rates, please email


Looking to just take your wedding photos at Clear Comfort? You can do that, too! Photo permits cost $75 and can be requested by contacting