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This is a 1200 square feet creative speakeasy space available for film shoots, private celebrations, private dinners, podcasts, photo shoots, special occasions, art exhibitions, competitions, live showcases, fundraisers, promotional events, networking events, meetings, etc. This speakeasy is located beneath a Jazz Center near the Williamsburg bridge with its own separate entrance. The space was renovated for creatives and is now available for your use. Thus, the look of the space is rustic and industrial including art murals and brick walls, and high pipe exposed ceilings. The floor has its original concrete, with small drains throughout. The space lets in very little daylight even during peek hours of sunshine. This allows photo and video work to have total control over the lighting. The space also comes with a multicolored LED light system that allows you to control the vibe through the space. We have a 10 foot long L- bar and small kitchen with fridge for food storage. The space is equipped with a WIFI network, great phone reception for any carrier, a powerful sound system with high quality JBL speakers wired together throughout the space, and a dj booth. All renters can use our hanging ceiling movie screen and projector to stage their own film viewings. The venue has a seating capacity of 60. Please notify in advance so that the correct number of chairs can be set in place. The venue will ask a furniture fee. Our venue has a large selection of furniture and electronics. For additional add-on fees, please ask. . . we don't bite! We are picky when it comes to booking events at our space and say no to many of the requests we get, which are for parties and concerts that might bring an uncontrollable crowd. We favor small gatherings with a mellow daytime energy. So gather here with your company for an off-site meeting, your industry for a conference, a screening of your short new film or even a dinner party for a small group of friends! We regret that currently, our space does not offer wheelchair access. We have spent the last year restoring this basement, but we are not yet at the point where we can afford to build ramps or elevators. With the help of your rentals, our budget will get there. Thank you for your patience. Our space is more popular during weekends, and so you will notice that our hourly rate is $185 (Thursday to Sunday) and weekday hourly rates are $165(Monday to Wednesday). Other things to know: Max Capacity of the venue: 70 people The hours you request to rent the space must include set up and breakdown. Anytime over the 5 minute grace period is charged 5 additional dollars a minute. We also have a full kitchen equipped with a fridge/freezer, stove/oven, & microwave. To use the gas stove during your event it will be an additional $50. Any event with 30 or more guests at a time requires Black Cellar appointed security for an additional $45/hr. This is to protect your event and ensure its safety and success. A $200 security deposit is mandatory for all events. This deposit is refunded to you upon completion of your event with no damages or fees incurred to the Black Cellar venue. -We offer Alcohol /Drink Packages * We do offer an optional after-event clean up service for an additional $100 if you prefer to leave without the hassle of cleaning up after your event. This will be automatically deducted from your security deposit if venue left a mess. Lastly, we’re located on South 5th St 5-minutes away from Bedford Ave L Station, and a 10-minute walk from the Macy Ave J Station.
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Christian R. booked an event for 15 people
Space was large enough for the amount of people we had and it was a very nice space. Everyone loved it. Both staff members were extremely pleasant and willing to help with whatever I may have needed. Would definitely book again for future events!
Cesar H. booked a birthday party for 50 people
The whole Black Cellar team is incredible. I booked this venue for my birthday party (with dancing, alcohol, etc.) and it was an amazing time. While most of us are based in Manhattan, the Williamsburg location was the perfect proximity for a good night. We were given friendly security and a wonderful bartender. Would definitely consider the space for a number of events.
Ziona T. booked an event for 50 people
Maurice was very quick to respond to all the questions I had! It was my first time ever throwing a event and it went without a hitch! The atmosphere was perfect for my 21st party, and the people who attended also enjoyed themselves. Having security and a bartender on the scene was very helpful, especially because I originally didn't factor that into my plans. I would definitely book again at this place the next time Im in New York!
Alexander L. booked an album release party for 50 people
Great experience, whole crew was very helpful and accommodating, hosted at the spot for an album release party and was a perfect setting. Will definitely rent again!
Ajay H. booked an event for 70 people
Maurice was great in helping us create the event that we wanted. I hosted my 30th birthday party with a DJ and the bar. The space appears just as advertised.
Elle B. booked a birthday party for 70 people
Enjoyed my party here. Space and sound system are great. Maurice was very responsive. Would make sure to get on same page about costs of furniture, staffing at your event, etc, before booking.