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Sundrenched loft with beautiful kitchens!

New York | Manhattan

$500 per hour
175
11Responds 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. Studio 1 boasts 14ft ceilings, two walls of windows (East and South facing) in a fully-renovated early 20th century building. Our rentals are typically based on a 10 hour window (including set-up and breakdown) at a fixed day rate, depending on event type and size. Please contact us for an exact quote for your event! A 6 or 8 hour window may be available, depending on the type of rental, at an hourly rate: $450/hour for a minimum of 8 hours, or an adjusted rate for a 6 hour rental (available for specific events.) Hourly rate may be higher for large-scale events. There is an additional cleaning charge and trash fee for all events. Access to the freight elevator before 7am or after 7pm will incur an additional charge of $50/hour. Access to the freight elevator during the weekend is available at $150/hour. Holds for bookings are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Secondary holds are offered after the first hold has been filled. If a secondary hold would like to place a deposit, the first hold will be given a 24-hour window to book, after which the booking will be made available to the secondary hold. Included in your rental is -access to in-house furniture (full list upon request) -in house AV which includes a Bluetooth sound system and two 55-inch HD TVs on rolling stands -High speed wifi -2 wireless, handheld microphones -Kitchens are set up with fully functioning electrical appliances including fridge, freezer, and electrical stovetop. (The gas range requires a propane hookup with FDNY permitting required, at an additional cost) In order to make sure that we are operating our studios in a safe and healthful manner for our returning clients in the wake of COVID-19 we are making a few necessary improvements and updates. We are following the Key to NYC requirements for indoor entertainment spaces, meaning all guests aged 12 and older should be able to present proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine upon entry to the studio. More information on the Key to NYC mandate can be found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page This applies to all events held in our spaces, including private and corporate events. -Additionally, all staff at our studios have been vaccinated. -PPE including hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves are made available to guests upon entry to our studios - Additional hand washing stations have been installed in each studio. - All bathroom sinks have been retrofit with contactless faucets. - Increased wifi bandwidth will be available, up to 10 Gbps for remote videoconferencing needs for both events and productions. - Daily intensive cleanings of both studios. Music must be off at 11:30pm with guests exiting at midnight. No smoking

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.

Luxurious 4 Story Brownstone in Bed Stuy

New York | Bedford-Stuyvesant

$250 per hour
30
Featured in the New York Times, our brownstone was built in 1889 and has been modernized and renovated over the past few years to not only be functional but also incredibly unique in its interior design. When you walk up the stoop and enter the parlor floor, you'll first walk through the front parlor which has a pink/terracotta limewash on the walls and is furnished with original mid-century pieces. As you continue toward the back of the house, you'll enter the Cigar Room - think leather Chesterfield sofas, marble and gold accents, and a bar cart loaded with amaro and digestifs. This room is also completely painted in a deep forest green, including the ceiling, the doors, and the molding. It's a true jewel box of a room. As you descend to the ground floor, you'll be welcomed into our grand dining room. All four walls are covered in Gucci's marble wallpaper. With the black-painted ceiling and blush velvet chairs, it's a perfect scene for an editorial shoot. On this floor you can also find our kitchen looking out onto the backyard and a full bathroom. On the top floor of the house is a guest bedroom, another kitchen, and our master suite. The master bedroom has a unique, charcoal-gray nook that houses our king-sized mid century platform bed, and three large north-facing windows. The master bathroom is a full spa experience complete with bidet, heated towel rack, steam shower, and a separate bathtub. There is also a finished basement with a home office, media/TV area, and a storage room. Backyard: The backyard is 40 feet deep and comes with a shaded gazebo for warm days.

Mediterranean House with Rooftop Patio

New York | Manhattan

$360 per hour
150
6Responds within an hour
***************************** FAQ & DISCLAIMERS ****************************** Minimum quotes for Meetings: start at $3,580 Minimum quotes for Productions: start at $3,580 Minimum quotes for Events: start at $3,570 *Min. quotes include: the min. rental hours and cleaning services + on-site rep + concierge service. Capacity and starting price per hour and category: Meetings ― max. 60 guests; from $360/hr to $720/hr Events ― max: 150 guests; from $470/hr to $915/hr Productions ― max: 60 guests; from $360/hr to $720/hr Showrooms ― max: 60 guests; from $550/hr to $990/hr IS THERE A CLEANING FEE? HOW MUCH IS IT? Yes. Cleaning fees start at $500/1-day booking. Included in min. quote. WILL THERE BE AN ON-SITE REP? Yes. Fees start at $150/booking. Included in min. quote. 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 A tranquil oasis located on the Lower East Side. This 8,000 sq/ft townhouse with a cellar + 3 floors and a 1,200 sq/ft rooftop boasts 6 beds and 3 baths. The venue is fully equipped with projectors, TVs, and a beautiful fireplace making it the perfect location for your next event, meeting or production. This space provides unlimited options with its open layout, versatile backdrops, and plenty of plants and props. This NYC venue has an upscale Mediterranean feel with a natural aesthetic, top-of-the-line finishings, and one-of-a-kind artwork. Let this Mediterranean upscale space transport you out of the city and let your imagination run wild in the space. AMENITIES Mediterranean architecture style Exposed beams Exposed pipes Outdoor patio on the rooftop with lounge area Fireplace Hanging chair High capacity wifi Natural light Open Kitchen Projector + TVs and speakers Spiral stairs Tile decor Tropical plants Unique bathroom White brick walls Wood columns SURROUNDINGS & PARKING 2min walk from subway stations Free street parking is available Parking garages nearby 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

Tribeca Colorful Penthouse Duplex Rooftop

New York | Manhattan

$235 per hour
45
Responds within an hour
A 3000 sqft penthouse duplex in prime Tribeca with 800 sqft rooftop deck and World Trade Center views, located just a short walk away from the Financial District, Soho, Little Italy, and Greenwich Village, making it the perfect spot for showrooms, events, meetings, and productions. Minimum quotes start at: $2010 for meetings $2900 for events $2300 for productions $3000/day for showrooms (8h) Amenities ✓ 3800 sqft ✓ 800 sqft rooftop deck with plants and hanging lights ✓ Free parking in front of the building ✓ Open floor plan ✓ Walnut wood floor  ✓ Unique glass fireplace ✓ Swing in the living room ✓ Open kitchen + marble kitchen island ✓ Home office ✓ Study room ✓ Bathtub ✓ Rainfall shower ✓ Skylight ✓ White walls ✓ Unique art pieces ✓ Bar trolley ✓ 12'-14' High ceilings ✓ Plants Tech ✓ Sonos system throughout the house for music  ✓ TV + Apple TV + Cable TV ✓ Nest Thermostat in each floor Good to know: ☒ No elevator: this space is a walk-up/stairs only (3rd floor) ☒ Artwork cannot be moved ✓ Storing equipment is allowed for multi-day reservations, pending approval by our Operations team SPACE LAYOUT First floor: Home office 2 kids bedrooms 3 full bathrooms 1 master bedroom Second floor: Full Kitchen Full bathroom Living Room + Dining area TV Room ABOUT US Zero homeowner interaction Concierge: end-to-end planning service for your needs 1000+ bookings, 450+ unique clients, and 99% five-star reviews 20+ Undiscovered, Unique Spaces in New York 6+ years of experience and professionally staffed with 20+ experts (booking managers, ops team, concierge team, studio managers, and cleaning teams) 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. SOME OF OUR CLIENTS Our hosting experience includes intimate events, off-site meetings, birthday parties, wedding receptions and small shoots as well as corporate events and productions for: Google, Uber, Public Goods, Open Web, Hinge, AB Inbev, WeWork, HBO, Netflix, Bet Networks, ACB, NBC, Fox, Apple, LinkedIn Etsy, Smuggler, Droga 5, Samsung, Montefiore Hospital, Huff Post, Daily Harvest, L’Officiel, Victoria’s Secret, L’Oreal, Ralph Lauren. ***************************** FAQ & DISCLAIMERS ****************************** IS THERE A CLEANING FEE? HOW MUCH IS IT? Yes. Cleaning fees start at $450/1-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 COI is mandatory for all companies that book us for productions, meetings, and events. For individuals, we can refer trustworthy COI suppliers. 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 (production), the amount of EQ to load in/out, etc. PLEASE NOTE: Tiers, prices and minimum hours may be different than shown on Splacer depending on rental type (meetings, events, productions, showrooms) due to their settings. Confirm with us.

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.

Jupiter House

New York | Red Hook

$95 per hour
15
35Responds within 3 hours
About our space: There are many plants and unique art including an astrological clock that we have made and collected over the years. We custom built the space and hope that you can feel the care put into the flow and look of the space. If you have more than 10 people or an 8 hour plus booking, we require a $250 security deposit in addition to the cost of the booking. The deposit will be fully refunded by us within one day of your booking, provided there are no damages to the space or extra time. We do not allow any drinking of alcohol in our space without making prior arrangements to hire one of our staff members to be present. 11-15 people charged at $145ph for photoshoots. Events on evenings and Weekends are $175ph and can have up to 30 people.

Brick Warehouse, Gallery & Vintage Loft

New York | Williamsburg

$250 per hour
74
4Responds within 4 hours
Our beautiful pre-war machine shop in the heart of Williamsburg showcases 1920s’ chic decor, exposed brick and soaring ceilings. This listing is for the entire building which includes the first floor gallery, second floor vintage loft, and roof deck. The loft visually immerses you in nostalgia with its vintage furniture and classic speakeasy vibe. The lovingly renovated interior of original wood and reclaimed metal, with 15-ft ceilings and custom art pieces make a stunning, camera-ready setting for film, photo shoots, or special events. A 24-person capacity private roof deck provides day and nighttime options for outside activities. The street-level gallery offers a crisp white-brick gallery space with neutral gray concrete floors and walls stretching 15 ft in height - ready to display art or host modern vows. Our flexible space can host your conference, launch party, film or photo shoot, wedding or reception. It’s a quintessentially Brooklyn place to make your creative, social, and professional events come to life. Building • Natural Light / Skylights • 15’ Ceilings • Chest Freezer • FIOS Fiber Internet • Vintage Furniture Included • Blackout Blinds • Outdoor Grill • Grand Piano (Loft) • 7 Bathrooms Stocked & Cleaned • On-site Location Manager • Heating & A/C • Brooklyn Skyline View • First Floor Gallery: 1,500 sf. white-brick walled gallery, with 15’ ceilings and 13' garage door, concrete floors and gallery lighting • Second Floor Loft: 1,800 sf. white-brick wall hand-built loft with sound system, bar setup and DJ lighting. Public bathroom with 3 stalls, 2 urinals. Availability • For Production: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day • For Events: 7 days a week, 6 AM - 2 AM • 1 AM end time for amplified music • All ages Capacity • Full Building • 74 persons • 4,800 SQ FT • Roof Deck • 24 persons • 530 SQ FT We also offer the floors separately: • 2nd Floor Loft (alone): https://www.splacer.co/venue/unique-vintage-loft-with-roof-deck • Ground Floor Gallery (alone): https://www.splacer.co/venue/crisp-white-brick-gallery-with-roll-up

Former Foundry with Old World Charm

New York | Midtown

$400 per hour
75
7Responds within 6 hours
This unique 2000 + sq. ft space offers so much diversity with it's 25 foot ceilings, open floor plans, sky lights, loft areas, great acoustics, an incredible appointment of old foundry art, and a history that embraces all who enter the space. The space has been used for film, photography, live theater, operatic performances, concerts, corporate events and a host of other private events. As this was a former foundry, the building is equipped with commercial/industrial electricity. All rentals include setup and tear down time.

A Little Palace in Brooklyn

New York | Bushwick

$200 per hour
50
17Responds within 3 hours
Designed and built as an experiment in the possibilities of loft living, surreality and commercial space, The Love Shack is one open main space with other small spaces inside the two human-size dollhouses, creating a unique Alice in Wonderland magical experience. In this unique loft conversion almost every piece of furniture you see is an original design or an antique that has been heavily modified and restored. Max capacity 50 standing, no more than 40 recommended. Casual seating around the space for up to 25, including the possibility of a formal dining setup for 10. (Alternatively, folding table and chairs may be brought in to seat 20 for dinner parties at additional cost.) Full working kitchen. Excellent sound system connects via Bluetooth. HD video projection on to 7ft x 4ft screen via HDMI, Thunderbolt or Display Port from your laptop or phone. ------ House Rules: Renter must book all time needed in the space, including for setup and cleanup. Trash and recyclables must be separated and left bagged up in the garden to avoid additional garbage handling fee. Everything else brought into the space must be removed by the end time. $750-$1000 security deposit (varies by type of rental) will be held separately and refunded the next business day following event, pending no damages or overtime. Overtime is strict and charged per half hour or part thereof. No smoking of any kind indoors, that is welcome in the garden only. Absolutely no use of smoke/haze/mist/fog machines. No use of decorations or anything else that sheds glitter please. House speakers are for use connecting to phone or laptop only, DJs must bring and use their own equipment. ------ We look forward to helping you create your magical event here!

Stylish, Light Filled Studio w/ Cyc Wall

New York | Long Island City

$160 per hour
100
11
Dear Image-maker, Welcome to Airbnb of studio photography. We’ve created a beautiful space for you that has everything you need, so you don’t have to bring anything besides your subjects and your camera and laptop. We offer you 2,500 sq ft of beautiful contemporary all white space with a large corner cyc wall, 14" ceilings and giant South-West facing windows that provide gorgeous daylight (blackouts available, as well), beautiful make up station that can seat up to 4 models, and a stylish comfortable green-room. And, to make your life easier and your production cheaper, we are offering a lot of grip and EQ included in your rental (List is below). Whatever lighting we don't have in stock, we are happy to source it for you from a near-by rental house (additional cost). We are located in LIC, 10 Minutes from Manhattan, One minute walk from the 7 Line subway stop GRIP INCLUDED IN YOUR RENTAL 100 Amp Distro Box 1 Rolling Cart with APC battery pack and rolling stool 13 C-stands with Arms (Avenger) 4 Medium Rollers 1 Matthew’s High Roller Stand 1 Matthew’s Hollywood baby Junior 1 Butterfly Frame 6x6 with full stop and 1/4 stop silks 1 Speedrail, 12ft/8ft 6 Light Stands 2 Reflectors, 4 ft, gold and silver 6 18x24 flags 1 4x4 empty frame 1 4x4 double scrim net black 6x6 butterfly frame with Full Stop silk, Quarter and Ultrabounce 12x12 frame with Bleached Muslin and Ultrabounce 11 V-flats (black and white) 8x8 10 Extension cords 15 Sandbags 20 Apple Boxes - various sizes 12 Baby Pipe Clamp (ETC) 12 Super Clamps 2 Duckbills 20 A-clamps, various sizes LOTS or Misc Grip LIGHTING - INCLUDED WITH YOUR RENTAL CONTINUOUS LIGHTING 4 ARRI 2K Fresnel, Tungsten 1 ARRI 1 k Open face 1 ARRI 650 Fresnel, Tungsten 1 ARRI 300 Fresnel, Tungsten 2 ARRI 150 Fresnel, Tungsten 3 Leko 750 with 19º lens 2 KinoFlo Image 80 3200K and 5600k 18” Photo/Video Bi-color LED Ring Beauty Light Variety of gels 100 Amp Distro Box 600 Amp Camloc STROBES- INCLUDED WITH YOUR RENTAL 2 Profoto D1 1000W - Monolight Studio Kit 3 Profoto D1 500Ws-2 Monolight Studio Kit Profoto Air-remote - non-TTL 2 Chimera Large Soft Box with w Profoto Ring Chimera Large Strip Softbox and Grid Large Profoto Large Silver Umbrella Profoto Beauty Dish, Large with Sock 2 Profoto Magnums Beauty Dish, Medium size, Bowens mount 10 Westcot 36x48 softboxes with silver lining and diffusion 8 Profoto Zoom reflector Grid kit for Zoom Reflector, Bowens and Profoto Mount Profoto to Bowens Mount Converter D 7" Standard Reflector Diffuser Lamp Shade Dish with 10° /30°/ 50° Degree Honeycomb Grid White Soft Cloth for Bowens Mount Studio Strobe Flash Light Speedlite Impact Snoot for Select Impact/Bowens S-Mount Strobes DIGITAL - INCLUDED IN YOUR RENTAL BEN-Q - 27” fully calibrated monitor with calibrator X-Ray Color-Checker Passport 2 High-speed card-readers Tether Cables Printers on premises (documents and high end photos) PRODUCTION 4 Heavy Duty Clothing racks with hangers 5 6 ft tables 1 4 ft table 2 Steamers 4 robes SET DESIGN 1 Set walls: 1 8x'8, 2 4x8 Various color and size plexiglass 15 Set paper 9 ft - various colors - Available for purchase. $25 - a pull, $75 - fresh roll We have 2 large PROP-HOUSES in the building: www.newel.com & www.propnspoon.com and offer our clients 25% off their prop rental fees and free delivery. Fresh Paint on the Cyc wall is available at an additional cost: $200 Please note, this pricing is for self-service option. We will open the doors for you remotely 15 min before the start time and will walk you through the space via FaceTime or any other video conferencing services and show you where everything is. We will also be available via phone through out the day to answer any of your questions. An option to add a studio manager is also available at $350 a day (8 hrs) If there is something else you need, but don't see it on this list, let us know and we can help you to source it. Let us know how else we can help you. Jesse and Nadia

East Village Bright Collegiate Library

New York | Manhattan

$400 per hour
100
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Please send an inquiry with a description of your project, not a booking request. - Film and Video productions (as opposed to still photography) have an additional fee of +$150/hour (i.e. $400/hr (base) + $150/hr (film surcharge)) = $550/hr for film and video projects. This surcharge is due to the need for multiple scouts, heavier footprint, wear & tear, and EQ associated with these shoots. - Crews over 10 people will be charged an additional $10 per person per hour. Additional costs: - 1x $300 Site Rep Fee - 1x $200 Cleaning Fee Finally, we require all bookings to put down a Security Deposit (5x hourly fee). This Security Deposit will be returned to your account within 5-7 business days assuming no damages occurred during your shoot. Large impact network/commercial filming will require a customised fee schedule. Please send an inquiry with a description of your project, not a booking request. We do not accommodate discounts and cannot be flexible with minimum hours. You cannot book this location for a few hours. Do not message to ask. This beautiful Library serving as a content creation location is unique and something like we've never offered before. This location serves as the perfect decor for many different production projects. The spacious library has a perfect balance between the vibrant New York feel and stillness. There's a beautiful mixture and balance of natural light entering this building. The library is full of props. This location is big in size and can be used for big productions with big crews as it's located in a huge mansion. There's plenty of room for holding. This location in the heart of Manhattan will bring the vision of your creative, visual project to life. This massive library has an old-school and vintage vibe which remained untouched since back in the day. Our team manages several locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn and have an extended amount of experience in media production. When you book one of our spaces, you'll be connected to an on-site representative who will be with you throughout your production to orient you in the space and answer any questions. Please note, some rooms are upstairs. This is a great space for all crew sizes as the location is spacious and expansive. A certificate of insurance is required of all productions. Upon booking this location it's required to sign a Location Agreement. Absence of a signed Location Agreement can lead to the host canceling the booking. Heavy Equipment can’t be plugged into the Location’s power network. Crews should be aware that the Location runs on normal household power circulation and that they would need to arrange for an external power generator themselves may they have any Heavy Equipment in their EQ Package. The Location is not a professional ‘soundstage studio’. 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, Editorial photography, Apparel Shoot, Fashion Shoot, Photo Shoot, Promotional, Photoshoot, Head Shot, Clothing Shoot, Indoor Photoshoot, Portrait Photoshoot, Commercial Photoshoot, Outdoor Photoshoot, Product Shoot, Chapel, Holy, Inspiring Chapel, Decor, Set, Mood, Set Design, Big Production Studio, Big Crew, Different Moods, NYC Film Location, Manhattan, South Manhattan.

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