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 offer to all renters access to huge 10 foot long L- bar and small kitchen with fridge for food storage. Renters are also able to use stove but at an additional fee. 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. If selling alcohol, you will need to purchase an alcohol day permit that we submit on your behalf to the city. The cost of this permit always varies depending on the day so once a date is selected we can better inform you of the actual cost. 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