Apella® is New York City’s premier meeting and event destination venue, secluded on the edge of the East River, yet within touching distance of Midtown Manhattan. Boasting sweeping views of the East River and 20,000 square feet of event space, Apella features 10 private suites to accommodate from two (2) to 300 attendees and up to 1,250 guests for large-scale celebrations.

Escape the rush of the city and retreat to a private 3.5-acre destination property featuring a tree-lined entry drive, on-site urban farm, and stunning river views. Inside, Apella’s sleekly designed turnkey space provides a distinctive backdrop for a modern event experience. Offering world-class hospitality, farm-to-table menus crafted by James Beard Award–winning chef Tom Colicchio, and sophisticated multimedia solutions, Apella sets the standard for an unparalleled guest experience.  


Yes-We-Can Service Philosophy

Apella is built on a yes-we-can service philosophy. With a team of world-class professionals thoughtfully tending to each event detail, Apella ensures every wish is met, high expectations are exceeded, and its yes-we-can service philosophy is flawlessly executed.


Trust & Teamwork

Apella understands that clients have one chance to get it right. As a trusted partner, the Apella team is committed to working collaboratively with clients through each stage of planning and execution to ensure a seamless and successful event experience.


A Distinctive Guest Experience

An unparalleled destination venue, Apella’s exquisite design, white-glove service, artisanal cuisine, and sophisticated technology converge to offer the most distinctive guest experience in the heart of New York City.

The Apella Ethos


Apella provides an optimal setting for clients seeking a highly secure venue. With a private entry drive and a concealed parking entrance, Apella is prepared to welcome guests requiring the highest degrees of security. Apella and its dedicated fleet of security experts have been honored to welcome and safeguard notable government figures, celebrities, and C-suite executives.

Privacy & Security


Apella is located within the Alexandria Center® for Life Science, New York City’s first premier life science and technology campus. Owned, developed, and operated by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., the Alexandria Center for Life Science – New York City is home to a diverse range of high-quality life science entities, including multinational pharmaceutical companies and a number of growth- and early-stage companies. Fostering innovative collaborations among New York’s renowned academic and medical institutions, preeminent scientific talent, top-tier investment capital, and the broad and diverse commercial life science industry, the Alexandria Center enables the region to capitalize on its talent and speeds the translation of promising new life science discoveries from bench to bedside.


Apella is dedicated to providing the global life science community with a meaningful space to connect, collaborate, and innovate. Throughout the year, Apella hosts some of the most important life science meetings and conferences held in New York City, including thought leadership seminars on raising capital for early-stage companies to programs on breakthrough life science innovations. The Alexandria Summit®, which gathers leading scientific thinkers from around the world to discuss and debate the most critical research, development, and economic issues in healthcare, medicine, agriculture, and technology, is hosted at Apella several times a year.


Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), an S&P 500® company, is an urban office REIT uniquely focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle Park. Alexandria is known for its high-quality and diverse tenant base. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in urban life science and technology campuses that provide its innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success.

Owned, developed, and operated by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc