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Exposed brick Multi-use Event Space

New York | Lower Manhattan

$220 per hour
74
32Responds within an hour
We offer our East Village store in Manhattan for filming, private parties, corporate mixers, birthday celebrations, seminars, concerts, fund-raisers, and company holiday parties. It is also available to rent for your own weekly classes and/or workshops. Our space is located on the ground floor on the 3rd street (between 1 ave and 2 ave) with big windows. The space is approximately 1,200 sqft with maximum occupancy of 74 people. There are chairs, tables, projector, refrigerator, freezer and free Wi-fi available to use. Outside food and drink are allowed to be brought in without extra fee.

Speak Easy Cabaret-Lower East Side

New York | Lower Manhattan

$288 per hour
40
22Responds within 2 hours
A nostalgic and intimate jewel box of a space that transports you back to the prohibition era, situated in an historic building that was once the home of Lucky Luciano's Palm Casino Speakeasy.

Spacious Brownstone

New York | Lower Manhattan

$500 per hour
110
22Responds within an hour
Historic and elegant parlor floor of a beautiful brownstone; high ceilings, chandeliers, three distinct spaces which can be opened to each other. Different rates apply depending on number of guests and day of week. Rates for weddings, film, television and professional photo shoots available upon request.

Daylight Photo Studio / Loft 1500 sq ft

New York | Lower Manhattan

$110 per hour
30
10
This is a 1500 sq. ft. daylight studio available for photo & video productions, showrooms and special events in Chinatown. With large windows facing south, the main space is flooded with natural light throughout the day. This all white loft features textured brick walls, exposed wood beam ceilings up to 14 feet high, a kitchenette and bar top. Studio is a walk up 4 flights of stairs. ***Photo Production rate = $120 / hour (min 3 hrs) under 9 people. or $130 / hour for 10-15 people. ***Video Production rate = $135 / hour (min 3 hr) under 9 people or $145 / hour for 10-15 people. ***Showroom/Meeting rate = $120 / hour (min 3 hrs) ***Event rate = $220 / hour (depending on size/type) ***Cleaning Fee for events = $150-200 (depending on size/type) *Please note, the studio is a 5th floor walk up (4 flights up). We offer assistance to carry some items upstairs. For larger production needs, we can hire an assistant to carry EQ upstairs. Please inquire.* All amenities except lighting EQ and expendables are included in hourly rate. Grip is included. Furniture can be easily rearranged. Please see amenities below for details. Tables: 5 tables total including 8 ft. dining table with bench seating for 12 people, 3x 6 ft. folding tables, and a small 3x3' square folding table. Seating: Modern Beige Convertible Sofa, 4 chairs (2 black, 1 white, 1 beige), 4 stools (2 white, 2 black). Sound: Bose 901 speakers w 400 watt amp with bluetooth hook-up. Catering: Outside catering is welcome and we can recommend several nearby options. Catering is often set up on a on the bar top. For events, the photo equipment is easily hidden in the corner with white v-flats. INCLUDED EQUIPMENT: Garment racks x4 Jiffy Steamer INCLUDED GRIP: 40” C-stands Complete x6 20" C-stand Complete Manfrotto light stands x5 Extension cords x4 A-Clamps x 12 Sandbags x9 Apple Boxes x4 V-Flats 4x8’ x4 Pneumatic low rolling stool EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL (ask for PDF for rates): Profoto D4 2400 Power Pack Profoto Acute2 2400 Power Pack Profoto Acute2 Flash Heads x2 Profoto Softbox 3x4' RF Profoto Softbox 2x3' RF Profoto Softbox 1x4' RF Profoto Beauty Dish White Profoto Umbrellas Medium White x3 Profoto Umbrella Large Deep Silver + Diffuser Profoto Zoom Reflectors 7" x5 (included) Med Roller Low Base 11' #A5034 Mini Boom + weight Matthews 48x48" Floppy Matthews 24x36" Black Flag Manfrotto Tripod 190PROB Gitzo Tripod Autopoles x2 + Backdrop support Pocket Wizards x4 Super Clamps x4 J-Hooks x4 Show Cards (White, Silver, Black) Silver bead boards x3 EXPENDABLES & BACKDROPS 9 ft. Seamless Paper (variety of colors in stock) $8/yd or $65 / roll +delivery fee Plywood Panels unpainted 4x8' x2 Plywood Panels painted 4x8' x2 Frosted Plexi Panel 4x8’ White Formica Panel 4x8' Color Gels & Filters Batteries

Townhouse in East Village with Huge Patio

New York | Lower Manhattan

$275 per hour
50
31Responds within an hour
Note: Currently only accepting gatherings that max out at 25-30 people. Huge space (over 2,500 square feet) with a massive atrium skylight letting in tons of natural light in the heart of the east village. I bought the house in 1996 and completely renovated it in 2003. It's surrounded by lush community gardens on three sides so it's truly an oasis in the city. The house is spectacular - striking modern, industrial design, and high ceilings and skylight inside; outside a HUGE patio GARDEN that's 720 sq. ft (accessible through the kitchen) with a pergola which is illuminated with fairy lights at night. The living room has a dining room table which seats 8-10 that can also be used as a work space. The kitchen has top of the line appliances and bar seating for 5 as well as banquette seating for an additional 5. There is a BBQ in the garden and an outside table that seats 6 with an extra 8 chairs. Additional table and chairs can be loaned. There is also a brand new FIRE PIT table! The house has many different areas so perfect for breaking out in teams/groups. House has Wifi, central air and a fireplace as well as speakers throughout including in the backyard. You can play music through your phone using the Bluetooth. There are 5 bedrooms and 3 additional bathrooms that can be rented out for an extra fee. Local street parking is usually easy to find. The space is perfect for off-site work related events such as brainstorming groups or meetings, as well as baby showers, bridal showers, cocktail parties, pop up dinners or wine tastings and photo and film shoots. Set-up and break-down need to be included in your booking time. When booking please make sure you allow yourself enough time to get the space ready for your event + time to break down and leave the house in good shape. Early arrivals will be accommodated within a 15 minute window without an additional charge. Late departures will be charged after a 15 minute grace period from the official booking stop. THIS SPACE IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR LOUD, ROWDY PARTIES OR LOTS OF DANCING. Note: I'm currently not allowing guests to bring their own sound system/DJ; however the sound system for the house is excellent and it syncs so you can hear the music in the garden as well.

SoHo Kitchen Loft for Food Film/Photo

New York | Lower Manhattan

$150 per hour
35
We are a recreational cooking school in SoHo, and when we are not teaching classes, we are happy to rent out our well-appointed kitchen space to those in need of an intimate and very functional kitchen space. The majority of our renters are using the for pop-up dinners or creating food-related photo or film content. Our kitchen is a mix of vintage, modern, and industrial. We have combined the functionality of a commercial kitchen (30 feet of butcher block and stainless steel work tables, metal counter stools, and every possible piece of cooking equipment) tempered with the warmth of home (wooden farm table, blown-glass and enamel pendant lights, 2 massive skylights). We are located on Grand Street (near Lafayette) in SoHo, steps away from some fantastic food shopping in Little Italy and Chinatown. Our space is 1000 square feet and comes with a private bathroom. We are located up 1 flight of stairs on the second floor of a two-story building. If you would like to host a cooking class, private dinner, video shoot, product launch, or any event that requires an inviting and well-stocked kitchen and dining room, please send us a booking request! REDUCED WEEKDAY RATES: For Monday-Friday rentals between 8am - 4pm, we can honor a 4 hour minimum, instead of our required 6 hour minimum rental. RENTAL INCLUDES: All linens (dishtowels, aprons), use of kitchen equipment, servingware, and some food storage. DELIVERIES can be facilitated the day before your rental. You will need to pick up keys from us before your event date and you can leave them with our cleaning staff at the end of your rental.

Two Story Penthouse in Iconic Building

New York | Lower Manhattan

$315 per hour
30
Two Story Penthouse with outdoor spaces on each floor. , 2,220 square foot furnished 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom duplex with a 445 square foot wrap terrace and 300 square foot roof deck. This spacious and sun-drenched home offers a fantastic flowing layout that includes a massive living room with dining area, large sunken entry foyer, high ceilings, elegant wide plank mahogany floors throughout, state of the art kitchen, and a skylight that allows light to come pouring in all day. Both master bedroom and 2nd bedroom is complete with marble en suite bathrooms and plenty of closet space.

Bright and Open Modern Bookstore

New York | Lower Manhattan

$400 per hour
72
We are a book lovers dream, an open modern space with high ceilings, a stage, bar and sound system, surrounded by murals, and of course, wall to wall books on our signature blue shelves. We invest 100% of our profit back into the local community and are the perfect place for queer and trans weddings, parties or other events. We are queer and trans owned and operated, so you can have your event secure in the knowledge that you are surrounded by your community.

Heart of Little Italy Daylight Studio

New York | Lower Manhattan

$100 per hour
10
6Responds within an hour
Production studio in the heart of Little Italy. Street entrance first floor walk up. North facing natural light with ability to control light with white curtains or black out curtains. Our space is perfect for photography/video shoots, make-up and wardrobe holding area, workshops, casting calls, pop-up showrooms and art exhibitions. - Equipped with 9ft x 9ft photography backdrop / projection screen (107" seamless cyc wall equipped with white, black and chroma green roll downs) - 15ft x 10ft fabric roll out chroma green set up for additional fee. - Two C-Stands with knuckles, arms & 15lb sand bags, 3 light stands, variety of bounces, coat rack and stand alone garment steamer. - Black out curtains for controlled interior lighting. - A separate break out room with full kitchen, original hardwood floors, authentic loft feel, optional table and chairs, half bathroom, iron cast bathtub and deep basin sink. - Optima projector (ceiling mounted with remote for for film screenings, power points and slide shows. - Stereo with 2 table top speakers and subwoofer (blue tooth operated, USB and 1/4" inputs) - Spectrum High-Speed WiFi, ARRIS router, 100 mbps download (latency 15 ms); 25 mbps upload. - 3' x 8' fold out table top / 30" high off the ground (100lbs capacity). - 21" x 37" HD flat screening television / viewing monitor (wall mounted) - Corner Desk with Herman Miller Aeron Chair for editing bay or producers work space. - Standing garment steamer, full length free standing mirror & 5ft long garment rack. - AC and heating units equipped for large space. - Additional add-ons for lighting, audio and camera gear available upon request.

Rustic Grand Dining Room

New York | Lower Manhattan

$350 per hour
40
4Responds within an hour
Host your dream private gathering in this entire 1700 square-foot floor of a townhouse. Oversized is the keyword here- 16-32 foot dining table with seating & serve ware for up to 14 provided. Double height ceilings, grand spiral staircase and exotic wood detailing will wow your guests! Full sized kitchen with stove, oven, dishwasher, sink & refrigerator, & wine cooler. 14 foot Single Slab Hemlock bar counter & real wood burning fireplace. Full bath & outdoor roof patio/garden. You’ll be king or Queen of downtown Manhattan in this magnificent sanctuary right in the heart of Greenwich Village! Listed price is for 20 guests and increases every 5. 40 Guests Maximum. 10 Guests Maximum on outdoor patio.

Green Screen & Sound Stage

New York | Lower Manhattan

$250 per hour
20
We are a full service production company and post production suite in NYC. We have two studios here. One is a hard fiberglass L shaped cyc, and the other is a sound stage that has multiple background options (hanging fabric green screen, seamless paper, brick background, or you can bring in your own set). We also have a color correction suite and an audio suite that are all available for bookings.

4,200 sq/ft lavish artist loft in Tribeca

New York | Lower Manhattan

$375 per hour
50
Responds within an hour
***************************** FAQ & DISCLAIMERS ****************************** WHAT WILL BE THE FULL PRICE? Full quotes for this space (rental + rep + cleaning) start at $3,599 CAPACITY & PRICES Meetings ― max. 34 guests; from $375/hr to $499/hr Events ― max: 50 guests; from $550/hr to $799/hr Productions ― max: 26 guests; from $375/hr to $499/hr Showrooms ― max: 40 guests; start at $375/hr IS THERE A CLEANING FEE? HOW MUCH IS IT? Yes. Cleaning fees start at $400/1-day booking.  WILL THERE BE AN ON-SITE REP? Yes. Fees start at $150/booking. DO I NEED A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE?  COI is mandatory for all companies that book us for productions, offsite meetings, and events. For individuals, we can offer trusted, affordable COI suppliers. DISCLAIMERS Prices shown are our minimum before qualifying your reservation. Additional fees may apply once we have a full understanding of your project such as: total number of attendees, start and end time of your reservation, vehicles involved in your project (production), the amount of EQ to load in and load out, type of activity, etc. Please note: our minimum hours may occasionally differ from Splacer's settings, in which case we will clarify with you as soon as you inquire about the space. **************************** ABOUT THE SPACE ****************************** ABOUT THE SPACE Owned by a visionary Italian-born architect, this location is a colorful cultural artifact from New York’s legendary golden era of creativity. This lavish 4,200 sq/ft eccentric artist loft fully preserves the creative magic of Tribeca in the 1970s. The whimsically curated open layout has majestic 14-foot ceilings with Corinthian cast-iron columns, an outpour of natural light, a shoji screen-enshrined bedroom, and an exquisitely designed one-of-a-kind bathroom with a jacuzzi and a 10-foot window. Additional back apartment available upon request. The poetic beauty of this property makes it the perfect playground to let your creativity roam free. AMENITIES - Exclusive art pieces - Exclusive sculptures - Corinthian cast-iron columns - Open kitchen - Jacuzzi - AV Projector - Big windows - Abundant natural light - All furniture and art are included SURROUNDINGS & PARKING . Street parking available . <1 min. drive to nearest parking garages WE HANDLE EVERYTHING  In addition to offering some of NYC’s most coveted spaces for rent, we also offer an end-to-end planning service. We are a one-stop shop for all your needs. When you decide to work with us, the first thing we do is assign a dedicated concierge specialized in your booking rental type (events, meetings, productions, and showrooms) who will shoulder all the heavy lifting of translating your vision into reality. You dictate the vision, we bring you all the options and then put plans in place. Our inclusive concierge service will help with all the questions and anything that comes up. PREMIUM EXPERIENCE + NO WORRIES Working with us is easier than dealing with separate space rental companies and planning services. Imagine: instead of calling all over town for spaces, and trying to get a planner to match the space up with the right caterers, florists, and music, all the options are presented to you by us in one centralized planning process. We make your life manageable! ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE Upon arrival, the space will be prepped, spotless, and ready to use. The on-site rep will check you in and assist to load in/out your equipment, set up all the tech you need, and will be available (but out of your way) the entire time in case you need assistance. ALL OUR SPACES & REVIEWS bit.ly/AllOurSpaces *** Features Arched floor lamp / Art collection / Art columns / Big windows / Black armchair / Blue couch / Blue tiles / Cast iron Columns / Ceiling fan / Colorful backsplash / Colorful kitchen / Corinthian columns/ Exclusive art paintings / Exclusive art pieces / Exclusive art sculptures / Exposed columns / Extended shelves / Feature fireplace / Glass table / Home library / Kids room / Lounge chair / Mannequin / Pendant lights / Plant pots / Plants / Pop art / Round coffee table / Round table / TV / White columns / White couch / White table / Wood chairs / Wood floors / Wood table / Yellow backsplash / Yellow tiles *** Characteristics Artistic / Colorful / Contemporary / Decorated / Different / Exclusive / Exquisite / Fantastic / Gorgeous / Incredible / Inspirational / Inspiring / Interesting / Legendary / Magical / One of a kind / Outstanding design / Pop-Art / Remarkable / Singular / Special / Unique / Vivid / Visionary / Worldly ************************ Media Productions * Film Shoot: TV series shoot, Film Shoot, Promotional Video, Filmed Interview, Web Series Shoot, Documentary Shoot, Production, Kickstarter Video, Workout Video, Filming, Fitness Video, Music Video, Video Shoot. * Photo-Shoot: Apparel Shoot, Fashion Shoot, Photo Shoot, Promotional Photoshoot, Head Shot, Clothing Shoot, Indoor Photoshoot, Portrait Photoshoot, Commercial Photoshoot, Outdoor Photoshoot, Product Shoot, Food photography. ********************* Offsite Meetings Audition; Casting; Creative meeting; Meeting; Team meeting; Board meeting; Client meeting; Discussion; Off-site; Therapy; Boardroom; Conference Room; Group work; planning session; Work session; Brainstorm; Corporate meeting; Interview; Sales Meeting; Workspace. ******** Events * Corporate events: anniversary, corporate party, fundraising event, product showcase, charity event, corporate event, launch event, product release. * Dinner: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Kitchen, Cooking Class, Luncheon, Rehearsal dinner. * Networking: career expo, funeral, memorial, mixer, loft. * Party: baby shower, bridal shower, happy hour, wedding reception, engagement party, gathering, holiday party, reunion, wedding shower, beer and wine tasting, marriage proposal, food tasting, Super Bowl party. * Retreat: Staff retreat, Team building. *** filming, music video, production, video shoot, client meeting, corporate meeting, discussion, group work, planning session, team meeting, work session, interview, meeting, off site, therapy, celebration, food tasting, function, reception, wedding reception, wedding shower, baby shower, bachelor party, bachelorette party, beer and wine tasting, birthday party, bridal shower, cocktail party, dance party, engagement party, event, gathering, graduation party, halloween party, happy hour, holiday party, marriage proposal, party, private party, retirement party, reunion, apparel shoot, clothing shoot, head shot, promotional photoshoot, birthday photo shoot, boudoir photo shoot, commercial photoshoot, family photo shoot, fashion shoot, maternity photo shoot, outdoor photo shoot, photo shoot, portrait photoshoot, product shoot, wedding photo shoot, art exhibit, retail, art show, pop up, team building, retreat, graduation ceremony, bar and bat mitzvah, quinceanera, sweet 16, wedding, coaching, collaboration, convention, focus group, forum.

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