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Exposed brick Multi-use Event Space

New York | Lower Manhattan

$180 per hour
74
35Responds 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
23Responds 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

$1000 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.

Light-filled Soho loft with classic detail

New York | Lower Manhattan

$225 per hour
40
3Responds within an hour
1800 sq. ft. loft in the heart of SoHo. 15' ceilings with original tin. Exposed brick. Floor to ceiling windows with amazing northern light. 2 newly renovated private bathrooms. Beautiful kitchenette with coffee and espresso maker. WiFi and wireless printer. Bose sound system with bluetooth wifi connection. Comfortable lounge area with dining and work table. One flight of stairs up- there is no elevator. We promise, it's worth it! Our studio loft is equipped to host creatives spanning every industry. We offer a robust assortment of grip and expendables included in the studio rental. We are creative thinkers and problem solvers; our staff is warm and accommodating and expect to go above and beyond to allow you to create with ease and flexibility. *A few house rules: -no smoking -no access to roof or fire escape -no selling of alcohol -we ask that you leave the space in the condition you found it in. -Guests must provide additional insurance and valid permits for all vendors -Setup and cleanup time must be included in the hours you book. -Furniture can only be moved by the host upon request -A member of our staff will be on-site in a separate office for any issues that may arise - We reserve the right to take photos of your event for our own marketing and promotional purposes.

Flexible Artist Soho Loft w/ Photo Studio

New York | Lower Manhattan

$300 per hour
60
1Responds within 3 hours
Large, light-filled flexible artist's loft in the heart of Soho. All furniture is on wheels and can be moved to modify the space. The space can accommodate many types of events and shoots. High ceilings (12 ft). Lots of windows and natural light. Great Soho view from windows. Boho and Industrial/modern decor and art on the walls. Area with natural light for hair and make-up sections. The loft features a large bedroom that can also be used for staging, wardrobe, equipment, etc. Full chef's kitchen. Full bathroom with 2 sinks and a separate sauna. The loft is on the 5th floor. There is a freight elevator that can be reserved and used ahead of time. I have a professional photography studio that can also be set up in the loft, including Pro-foto lighting. Perfect for meetings, shoots, productions, showrooms, film and photography shoots, lifestyle shoots, holiday parties, and all types of events. Your host is a professional artist/photographer who can help with the production.

Daylight Photo Studio / Loft 1500 sq ft

New York | Lower Manhattan

$110 per hour
30
11Responds within an hour
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

4,200 sq/ft lavish artist loft in Tribeca

New York | Lower Manhattan

$320 per hour
50
Responds within an hour
***************************** FAQ & DISCLAIMERS ****************************** TIERS & PRICES Meetings ― max. 30 guests; from $320/hr to $425/hr Events ― max: 50 guests; from $465/hr to $675/hr Productions ― max: 20 guests; from $320/hr to $425/hr Showrooms ― max: 40 guests; start at $375/hr Minimum bookings start at $3,160 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.

360 Immersive Projection studio for Video

New York | Lower Manhattan

$500 per hour
25
1Responds within 2 hours
PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION BEFORE SENDING BOOKING REQUEST. PRICING VARIES BASED ON YOUR NEEDS! • Light and Projections are NOT INCLUDED in your hourly rental through Splacer. Projections, onsite operator, custom visuals, all Lights are extra. • If you are looking to use the projection system and lights, it will be an additional charge. This includes a professional on site video artist who will cue videos for you. Pricing varies on the number of attendees you will be having. • You MUST bring your own videos for use on the projectors (mov format). Additional charge to use our video database. • Ask us about Videography and Editing services for an additional fee. • If you plan on bringing your own lights, then there will be a $50 per hour additional charge. • NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING. • All attendees must wear masks at all times unless performing. ----------------- We are a full-service production space with our unique 360 degree immersive projection system. Our system includes floor to ceiling projections for a total of 100 feet of wall projections.

East Village Storefront

New York | Lower Manhattan

$50 per hour
20
1
Small well-kept street-level storefront approx 250 sq feet with big display window and glass framed door. Hard wood floors, exposed brick and track lighting.

Townhouse in East Village with Huge Patio

New York | Lower Manhattan

$245 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.

Renaissance Artists Loft in Little Italy

New York | Lower Manhattan

$500 per hour
25
Visitors to my loft space say that it is like stepping in to another century. The artwork is predominantly painted by the hand of my late husband, Frank Mason, who was a prolific New York Painter. He was also a classical pianist with a Steinway that sounds incredible reverberating amongst the high wood beam ceilings and Persian rugs. Artist easels, antique furniture and exposed brick set the scene for any number of visual stories to be told. Written proof of "Certificate of Liability Insurance" required

Rustic Village Loft (Full Floor)

New York | Lower Manhattan

$400 per hour
40
Responds within an hour
Downtown Yoga Loft. Open floor plan, great for yoga, dance, meditation, rehearsals, workshops, group bonding, etc. Low Impact space uses are best. No shoes allowed. Full Kitchen and Bathroom. Yoga mats, blankets, blocks, meditation cushions, available. Sound system and projector. White wall. 5 Skylights with plants and trees.

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