Special Event Rental

A SCENE FOR EVERY OCCASION - Your Special Event at the Count Basie Center for the Arts

The night of your lives.

The courtship.
The proposal.
The celebration of it all.

At the newly expanded Count Basie Center for the Arts, your wedding night or special occasion is more than a moment – it’s a cinematic spectacle, draped in the tradition of the Basie Center’s restored historic theater to the glamour of the building’s newest spaces – from its stunning, spacious lobby and adjoining outdoor plaza, to our new, state-of-the-art club venue and modern ballroom.

Weddings, Corporate Gatherings, Parties & Celebrations

The Historic Theater

Grand Lobby

Diamond Lounge

William J. Basie Arts Plaza

Carlton Member Lounge

The Count Basie Center’s Newest Venue and Ballroom

The K Lounge

Rooftop Lounge

The Historic Theater

STAGE + 2 BARS + 4 RESTROOMS

CAPACITY: 180 SEATED, 180 STANDING • LOCATION: HISTORIC THEATER
Great For: Large Events
Perfect to accommodate weddings and social distancing, the Basie’s historic theater – host to some of music’s biggest stars for 95 years and counting – sets the stage for the beginning of something big.

Grand Lobby

2 FLOORS + 2 BARS + 4 RESTROOMS

CAPACITY: 260 SEATED, 943 STANDING • LOCATION: EAST SIDE
Great For: Large Events
The Basie Center’s newest jewel: a towering, two-story lobby marked by a stunning grand staircase, luxuriant lighting, multiple service bars and enough space to create a socially-distanced yet warm and intimate gathering of friends and family.

Diamond Lounge

PRIVATE ROOM

CAPACITY: 50 SEATED, 63 STANDING • LOCATION: EAST SIDE
Great For: Small Events
A Metropolitan-inspired space, patterned in walnut and overlooking the William J. Basie Arts Plaza, creating the perfect setting for intimate gatherings or home to your wedding day bridal suite or groomsmen lounge.

Carlton Member Lounge

PRIVATE ROOM

CAPACITY: 40 SEATED, 40 STANDING • LOCATION: EAST SIDE
Great For: Small Events
A deluxe suite located just steps from our historic theatre, the Carlton Lounge delivers comfort and opulence with a high-end bar, private restrooms and artwork celebrating the history of Basie as an American icon.

William J. Basie Arts Plaza

BAR + PLAZA + BALCONY

CAPACITY: 150 SEATED, 455 STANDING • LOCATION: EAST SIDE
Great For: Large Events
The William J. Basie Arts Plaza, warmly lit by the grand lobby in the evening and featuring a balcony to take sight of the space as a whole, provides an intimate, outdoor environment, or an area to expand your Member Lounge or Grand Lobby event.

The Count Basie Center’s Newest Venue and Ballroom

STAGE + 2 FLOORS + 2 BARS + 4 RESTROOMS + LOBBY

CAPACITY: 400 SEATED, 984 STANDING • LOCATION: WEST SIDE
Great For: Large Events
New to the Basie is its long-awaited, state-of-the-art space: a multi-level, balconied hall outfitted with a a rustic, industrial aesthetic. Designed for immersive experiences, complete with backstage areas, a second-floor lounge and technology to create dazzling moods with video and lighting packages.

The K Lounge

PRIVATE ROOM

CAPACITY: 38 SEATED, 38 STANDING • LOCATION: WEST SIDE
Great For: Small Events
A VIP suite located on the second floor of the Basie’s ballroom venue, the K Lounge is destined to be an exclusive gathering space for events, a retreat during performances, or an exclusive-use space during wedding, corporate gathering or other special occasions.

Rooftop Lounge

BAR + PATIO

CAPACITY: 130 SEATED, 150 STANDING • LOCATION: WEST SIDE
Great For: Mid-Sized Events
Offering a sweeping, panoramic view of Red Bank and the nearby Navesink River, our new rooftop lounge is an exclusive, fair-weather spot for your social or corporate gathering or any other social function you can dream of. Featuring elevator access to the new venue space, a high-end bar and more.

We’re Excited to Make Your Event Epic!
Weddings • Corporate Gatherings • Birthdays • Quinceañeras • Anniversary Parties • Retirements • Other Celebrations

SPECIAL EVENTS CONTACT:Jamie Ferlanti
Director of Special Events
jferlanti@thebasie.org
732-224-8778 x 114