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Spacious Brownstone

New York | Lower Manhattan

$175 per hour
110
10Responds 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.

Large West Village Luxurious Restaurant

New York | Lower Manhattan

$125 per hour
250
9Responds within an hour
Experience an oasis created especially for the individual who yearns to be free from the monotony of concrete and small spaces. Upon walking through our doors in our 6000 sf space, our patrons are treated to the most unique experience the city has to offer with whimsical design, rich ancient cuisine all while in the privacy of your own tent or in the inviting, exotic and opulent dining room. Wedding receptions, Birthday parties, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Cocktail Parties, Dinner Parties of all types, Benefit Events, Fashion Shows, Movie , Video and Photo Shoots, Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions, Business Meetings and Presentations, Kosher and non Kosher Events, Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s, are only some of the uses that our space can provide. We offer a large lounge area with a oval shape bar and an oversize wood burning fire place. The large square dinning room has a two steps down area for smaller group dinning as well as for dancing or any type of performing and presentation use. A smaller rectangular private dinning room is perfect as well for other uses like hair and make up for photo shoots or fashion shows. We are in the heart of the West Village of Manhattan few steps from Christopher Street subway station or the Path Train Station. We can provide audio and video (projection)support for presentations and for entertainment. We have an in house DJ, as well as belly dancing performers or any art performers, photographer, flower design, additional interior design and big group transportation. Our lounge area can accommodate up to 150 standing or a combination of 75 seated and 50 standing. The Main dining room can accommodate up to 250 standing or 175 seated with a possibility of combining seating and standing at all different scenarios. The private dining room can accommodate up to 25 dinners. After 5:00 pm events have a minimum spend base on day of the week. Smoking is not allowed at any time. Pets allowed as long as there is no food served at the same time of the event. We will not allow outside catering and not allow outside liquor or wine at any time do to to NY State Liquor License Laws. If set up time is required outside of the event day it will be charge on a case to case basis.

Soho Elegant Rooftop

New York | Manhattan

$800 per hour
250
Responds within 3 hours
A dreamy NYC skyline with 360-views of the most popular neighborhoods of Manhattan is right under your wings at this beautiful rooftop space. This venue comes with an indoor and also an additional 3500 sqfeet outdoor rooftop space. Located in the heart of the central Soho district, the building is a classic landmark Soho building renovated into an all white beauty. Ideal for events with an outdoor/rooftop/penthouse feel, the venue can host all private, corporate events and weddings. The capacity is 250 guests. The venue is accessible by all major subway lines including 1-2-A-C-E-N-Q-R-W-J-Z and 6 trains. We look forward to hosting you and your guests!

HUGE RAW LOFT STUDIO W/ DRAIN & SHOWER

New York | Red Hook

$250 per hour
200
2Responds within 2 hours
7,000 square foot open space in a 1905 industrial building with 15' ceilings, original hardwood floors, two full walls of 8' x 10' windows with unobstructed northern and eastern views of Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan. Original details include single-pane industrial windows, minimal exposed pipes, wooden columns and white painted brick. It's Brooklyn location is easily accessible from lower Manhattan, while boasting all the conveniences of the Red Hook, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens neighborhoods. * Top floor (3rd floor) space, stairs with freight elevator access opening into space * 7,000 usable square feet * 15' ceilings * 600 square ft polished concrete platform with functioning drain * 8' x 10' windows with Northern and Eastern views * (2) 200 amp panels of 3 phase power with 100 amp CamLok service at each * Sound system w/ Airplay * Original hardwood floors * Fire escape * Street parking * Street-level access ramps and loading dock (125" W x 96" H) * Freight elevator (door: 52.5" W x 84" H; inside: 69" W x 125" L x 91" H) * Private bathrooms * High speed WiFi * Wheelchair accessible * Photo/film equipment rental available * Fine art rental available  * Blocks from from supply/appliance/home goods stores IKEA, Home Depot, and Lowe's * Filtered hot/cold water Located at the end of Smith Street on the Gowanus Canal, in an industrial area with continuous access to street parking, ideal for load-in and load-out. Driving: * 15-minute drive from Lower Manhattan via the Battery Tunnel * 3 blocks off Exit 26 on Interstate 278 (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) Public Transportation: * 10-minute walk from Smith/9th Streets on the F/G trains * Blocks from B57 and B61 buses LANDLORD DOES NOT ALLOW WEDDINGS

SoHo Penthouse with Private Roof Deck

New York | Manhattan

$400 per hour
50
1Responds within 2 hours
Located in the heart of SoHo, the space has been described as a penthouse made for Instagram by The New York Times. Every room has been meticulously designed to shoot lifestyle content within a home environment. The space has the light and design elements to allow for a successful shoot, product demonstration or editorial event. We designed the space to be the backdrop for capturing lifestyle moments in a way that’s engaging and not overly produced - perfect for press, social sharing, and branded engagements. Design, production, and prop sourcing and styling services are also available. Studio Specs Square Footage: App. 2,000 SF Roof Garden 750 SF Ceiling Height: App. 12’ Space: 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms Spaces: Main Room
 Entryway + Fireplace 
 Living + Dining Space 
Kitchen 
 Bedroom 
Dressing Closet Master Bath 
 Private Roof Deck Washer/Dryer

Smart Soho Loft Showroom - All-Inclusive!

New York | Lower Manhattan

$295 per hour
75
17Responds within 2 hours
Extraordinary Downtown Soho Loft. High Impact Product Presentations, Turn key Offsites. Everything you need is already included! Rate listed is for up to 25 people for weekday bookings 6am-5pm. Rate is $350/hr for up to 50, $400/hr for up to 75. Weekends/evenings add $50/hr to the hourly rate. Discounts available for multi-day or multi-space reservations. SPACE INFO & EXTRAS: ● Stylishly designed, fully furnished, extra tables and chairs available ● Full kitchen, en suite private bathroom, and separate break out conference room ● Elevated presentation stage w/ spotlight and vintage microphone ● Stella Artois beer machine available ● Projector drops down when in use. 150" widescreen image! ● Sonos music system (Spotify, Pandora, and Tidal) ● Color Changing Lights. Change color of room with iPad ● Motorized shades. Open to reveal the beautiful view ● Smart lighting. Mood lighting, easily turn all lights on/off or dim ● Digital Screens - several to customize with your logos and media ● Hidden Disco Ball - drops from the ceiling with a click of a button ● 60" LED TVs on rolling carts - wireless connections (two available) ● Glassware, serving trays, cutting boards, wine/ice buckets ● Closet full of offices supplies available ● Extra large whiteboards ● Microphone / speakerphone / slide&laser pointers ● HDMI cables, laptop adapters / charging stations ● Additional Lounge space available on same floor (additional fee) Corporate and daytime events Easily accessible by public transit. 6, N, R, Q, F, A, C, E

* Ballroom Studio, all-inclusive *

New York | Greenpoint

$75 per hour
125
14Responds within an hour
*ALL-INCLUSIVE MEANS WE INCLUDE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU’RE LIKELY TO NEED FOR YOUR EVENT. (Click “read more” for more 👉🏼) The listed hourly rate is for our weekday production times ONLY. Hourly rates apply Monday through Friday DAYTIME ONLY 8AM-6PM. IF YOUR EVENT IS ON A WEEKEND OR AFTER 7PM: Please scroll down👇🏼 to see our flat rate pricing and hours for weekends and evenings. LOCATION: The G train “Nassau Ave” subway station is on our corner. There is lots of street parking. We are on Manhattan Avenue, the busiest commercial street on the Williamsburg/ Greenpoint border. HOW MANY PEOPLE FIT?: 125 guests for any type of standing event 100 people seated at tables, with the rest seated in the leather lounge FURNITURE: We include 100x heavy duty folding commercial chairs. We include a luxury leather lounge that seats up to 25 people. We include 8x 8ft rectangle tables that seat 10 people each. We include 6x 6ft rectangle tables that seat 8 people each. We include 1x adjustable backdrop stand for up to a ten foot backdrop. We include a 4ft ice table for your drinks. We include a DJ equipment table. We include coat check racks, enough for all of your guests. We DO NOT include linens or decorative items. FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT: We include 2x giant hot plates big enough to keep 8x large trays warm. No canned heat! We include tongs, spatulas and serving utensils. We include trash carts to toss your trash and recyclables. We include trash bags, toilet paper, hand soap, hand towels, and dishwashing soap. SOUND SYSTEM, PARTY LIGHTS, AUDIO and VIDEO: We include professional DJ speakers (DJs cannot bring their own speakers). We include professional XLR connection ports. We include bluetooth connection for your phone or tablet. We include DJ lighting, including a laser light show and disco lights. We include microphones. BAR PACKAGE: MANDATORY FOR A FULL BAR = $150.00 If you are planning on setting up a full bar, you must have a license, especially at night. We will provide everything you need to be in compliance. This means a licensed, bonded and insured bodyguard with the license in his pocket. They will verify IDs, and will use verification software from Intellicheck ID services. PRICING DAYTIME WEEKDAY PRICING: For all time frames from 8am to 6pm, Mondays through Fridays are $75 per hour. Minimum one hour rental. When renting the Ballroom during WEEKDAY DAYTIMES, if our second “Game Room” space is available, it is provided as a courtesy. Please check with management to verify availability. SUNDAY DAYTIME BRUNCH 11am-5pm Flat rate of $550 SATURDAY DAYTIME BRUNCH 11am-5pm Flat rate of $650 SUNDAY through THURSDAY EVENINGS 7pm-1am Flat rate of $650 FRIDAY EVENINGS 7pm-1am Flat rate of $750 SATURDAY EVENINGS. 7pm-1am Flat rate of $1,100 Limited Special: Wednesday and Thursday evenings ONLY, when you rent the Ballroom space, our Game Room space is included at no extra charge. Monday through Friday evenings can be adjusted into any six hour night block as long as your event is over by 1am. This way, it’s easy to have an earlier event like 4p-10p, or 5p-11p, or 6p-12a. SPACE RULES: Alcohol must not be sold, it must be provided free of charge. No cooking allowed, no fryers, no grills, no ovens, no steamers, no griddles. Just no cooking. No cotton candy machines please, they spray candy everywhere. An extra cleaning fee may apply. Events must be fully paid 4 weeks before the event date or you will lose your deposit. Sorry, no tickets sold at the door, only upstairs. Invited guests only. No glitter or confetti, neither inside balloons, nor sprinkled on tables. Automatic $150 additional cleaning fee. No tape of any kind, only white adhesive putty may be used on specific walls. No staples. No hot glue guns. You will automatically lose your full incidentals deposit. No 18 to 21+ parties. No exceptions. Teenage parties are ok, only with parents present. These prices feature the self-cleaning option. If you don’t clean up, there will be an additional $150 charge. During evening flat rate events, an extra hour, paid in advance, is $200 per hour. During evening flat rate events, an extra hour, added DURING your event, is $250 per hour. Daytime brunch events cannot be extended past their strict ending time of 5pm. Daytime brunches DO NOT have free load-in or load-out times as events are scheduled back to back. We collect an incidentals deposit (security deposit) of $300 before your event loads-in. Upon the successful and timely completion of your event, you will receive a refund of your deposit. | Maximum 125 guests | 2nd floor walkup, no elevator | 2,000 sq. ft | Private Bathroom |

Eclectic-Style Loft Located In Union Sq.

New York | Manhattan

$350 per hour
150
Responds within 3 hours
Our new loft space is perfect for your next event. Step into our 2,000 square-foot loft, combining Italian-inspired design with eclectic style. Offering large windows with courtyard views, exposed brick walls and hardwood floors, this open space allows our guests to create the event of their dreams. Conveniently located steps from Union Square, our space delivers elegant, seamless events in the heart of New York City. Available for corporate parties, weddings, film/photo shoots and much more! FEATURES: -Eclectic style -Hardwood floors -Large windows -Courtyard views -Private bar -Exposed brick wall 100 seated | 150 standing | 2,000 sq. ft. AMENITIES: -ADA bathroom -Coat room -Wireless internet -Dedicated phone line -Projector

Flatiron loft with beautiful kitchens!

New York | Manhattan

$350 per hour
175
4Responds within 3 hours
Our original premier event space, is perfect for film and photo shoots, corporate and culinary events, private parties and elegant weddings. With over 10 years of experience we can provide a perfect venue for any event you can imagine, including fashion shows, product launches and celebrity chef demonstrations. Contact us anytime to set up an appointment to see our stunning spaces.

Glass Sound of Music Carriage House

New York | Williamsburg

$75 per hour
25
4Responds within 11 hours
This is a gorgeous ground floor commercial space with a private backyard of a historical 2 family above historical mixed use house in the most prized area of Williamsburg's East Riverfront area with East River parks just steps away.. In the back, our space has a dramatic glassed carriage house with high ceilings and glass garage door that opens to a decked back yard garden with a beautiful ivy green wall. In the front elegant tall tin ceiling chandelier pale blue room with hard wood floors there is plenty of room for a large dining room table Dividing the two spaces is the slated floor foyer kitchen with an exposed brick duraflame log fire place. The stainless steeled bathroom has a tall mirrored wall and is entered through this area. This historical Williamsburg gem is amazingly appropriate to get ready for your wedding, bridal /baby showers, birthdays, photo shoots, small crewed films, early cocktail parties, think tanks, small conferences... up to 25 people. The fabulous location just steps from Domino Park and the best part of the Williamsburg that hugs the East River is unbeatable and practical.

West Village Duplex Open Loft with Rooftop

New York | Lower Manhattan

$1000 per hour
200
22Responds within 6 hours
Stunning and very special three story loft with private roof deck in the center of the West Village. Over 2,000 square feet of interior space plus a large 2,000 square foot roof terrace with city and sky views. 2 bathrooms. Rough-hewn and industrial steel beamed ceilings, rustic hardwood floors, skylights and large windows throughout. Scavolini chef’s kitchen.

Library of Artist Sketchbooks

New York | Williamsburg

$500 per hour
80
Home to the largest collection of artist sketchbooks in the world, the library's walls are lined with white shelves that hold over 35,000 handmade sketchbooks created by artists and designers from around the world. The library is a platform for artists to share their sketchbooks in an innovative and unconventional way, and a community space at the center of the Williamsburg art scene. Natural light floods the space, located on a quiet street just blocks from the subway and McCarren Park

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