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The Best Venues in Chelsea in Manhattan

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Art. Culture. Diversity. On the west side of Manhattan, you’ll find all these attributes and more in the Chelsea neighborhood, a historic, beloved corner of the island. Chelsea began as an artists’ community, and continues that long tradition of supporting creatives and free thinkers alike. Loads of galleries and restaurants dot its streets. Come on over to Chelsea on The High Line, a nature space and park built up on an abandoned elevated railroad track, running from Hudson Yards to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Visit Little Island, a floating greenspace and park in between 13th and 14th street. Anyway you choose to spend your time in Chelsea, it will be full of culture, colors, and cuisine.

With so much to experience in Chelsea, this forward-thinking neighborhood is a perfect backdrop for your organization’s next big corporate event, training, product launch, or after-work party. There is no shortage of event venues to choose from – large or small gatherings are welcome here in Chelsea. From blank spaces to savvy restaurants, Chelsea offers up the goods for your company’s next off-site or celebration.  

Stunning Venues in Chelsea for Your Next Event

1.The Altman Building

Neighborhood: Chelsea
Capacity: 750 standing, 550 seated

Originally built as a carriage house for the B. Altman and Company department store, the Altman Building went under a major renovation 22 years ago and reopened its door as a premier event destination in Chelsea. Revel in the natural light of this virtually column-free space, complete with vaulted exposed brick ceilings, hardwood floors, and decorative arched windows. Welcome your guests through the Altman’s original mahogany French doors right off the street level. The event pros of the Altman will hand over a vetted roster of approved caterers to you, all of whom will make certain your event fits the needs of your guests, no matter the budget. Even with all this history, this venue is prepared to help you with a plan for any tech or production your corporate event might require.

2. Chelsea Industrial

Neighborhood: Chelsea
Capacity: 1100 standing, 450 seated

Chelsea Industrial combines the charm of the current neighborhood with a nod to its past. One of the most in demand event spaces in the area, this spot is ideal for corporate events, trainings, or brand activations. There’s 22,000 square feet of open space, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows (with retractable privacy screens!), and 18-foot ceilings. Chelsea Industrial can be broken up into what you need for your event. Consider The Yard space for your meeting or training session, as it boasts one of the city’s largest internal LED screens and is projection and truss lighting ready. There’s two kitchens and several points of entry at this perfectly located, grand event space in Chelsea.

3.  Lavan

Neighborhood: Chelse
Capacity: 300 standing, 100 seated

Bringing your corporate event into the digital world is Lavan, a 5000 square-foot open space venue with 20-foot ceilings and room for 300 guests. This venue is an experience, featuring a permanent software installation of 270-degree projection mapping in its main room. State-of-the-art sound and lighting is also built right into this unique venue. Lavan is street level, so lots of buzz will be generated as your messaging is splashed all over the walls in this space. Host your live stream meeting, corporate conference, product launch, or employee training at this totally immersive Chelsea hotspot that allows you to connect like never before.

4.  La Victoria

Neighborhood: Chelsea
Capacity: 400 standing

If you are looking to entertain associates or colleagues after work, then your search can begin and end with La Victoria. Thanks to the success of their original Miami location, La Victoria has brought the Latin heat to Chelsea, with this eclectic club, pulsating with dance and drink. Buy out the full venue to accommodate your party of 400. If your organization wants the vibe but isn’t in need of so much space, request the Second Floor for 130, which also includes a VIP section. La Victoria knows how to throw a party, so their event team will be with you every step of the way to customize the space how you want it, as well as hook you up with culinary delights and drinks to fit your event’s mood.

5.  Somewhere Nowhere NYC

Neighborhood: Chelsea
Capacity: 500 full buy-out

Dip your toes into Somewhere Nowhere NYC, an open air rooftop pool and indoor lounge venue perched high atop the 38th and 39th floors of the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel. Making a splash with over 5,000 square feet, this distinct spot screams “summer Fridays” with room for 500 guests. Everyone won’t believe the panoramic views from this unique venue. Somewhere Nowhere meets you where you are at, offering dynamic craft cocktails and outstanding fare. Dive in!

6. Chelsea Factory

Neighborhood: Chelsea
Capacity: 600 standing, 183 sitting

In an appreciative nod to the artist community that is this neighborhood. Chelsea Factory delivers 8,675 square feet of workable, flexible event space for your next conference or corporate off-site. This venue – which was once Annie Leibovitz’s former photographer studio – can be rented as a whole, or broken up into two spaces via an air wall. The East Side of the space includes an optional 160-seat black box theater should your event call for a presentation or performance. Select the caterer of your choosing to create the mood you want. And this spot gives back to its beloved Chelsea: feel good that your fee for the rental goes toward subsidizing artists’ use of the space.

7. Momofuku

Neighborhood: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Capacity: 60 seated

Drawing influence from Korea and Japan, Momofuku is an elegant American Asian restaurant deep within the popular Cosmopolitan. Book the Double Dragon Room for your private event, which offers space for 40 seated guests and awesome views of The Strip. Choose from interactive chef stations or buffets (or both!) for your dinner. If your group is in need of something a bit smaller, choose the intentionally hidden Triple 8 Room, which has its own entrance and bathroom, and views of the Bellagio fountains. Twenty of your customers can be seated here, as Momofuku invites you to customize your own menu and beverage pairings.

8. Best Friend

Neighborhood: Park MGM
Capacity: 14 seated

Talk about a room of one’s own. Best Friend will literally become just that to you when planning a private dinner here. Situated in the upscale Park MGM, Chef Roy Choi delivers this forward-thinking restaurant as a mash-up of a bodega, bar, and restaurant, serving faves from his LA food truck. The culture of Koreatown is brought to life at this eclectic place, and the private dining option does not disappoint. Sit down your 14 favorite colleagues for a night of culinary delights – from Kimchi Carbonara to vegan Eggplant Schnitzel.

9. Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar

Neighborhood: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Capacity: 20 seated (and singing)

Here’s the karaoke option you’ve been waiting for. Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar debuted with a splash during the summer of 2023. A state-of-the-art sports bar with a 30-foot LED wall, this popular spot in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place serves up great American fare and keeps the drinks flowing in a festive atmosphere. Rent their Karaoke Room by the hour for your party of 20, and redefine the term “team bonding”.

10. La Fontaine

Neighborhood: Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Capacity: 12

Be one of the first to experience La Fontaine in the Fontainebleau Las Vegas, opening in December 2023. You know this place will do right by your group – Fontainebleau has been a staple in Miami, bringing that special recipe to Las Vegas. Book this well-dressed private dining room with its soft pastel palette and glass chandeliers, and allow your party of 12 to be totally pampered in this secluded space. Bask in the attention of one-on-one service and enjoy the carefully chosen menu of fresh tastes.

11. XYZ

Neighborhood: Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Capacity: 12

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Why Chelsea is the Best Neighborhood in NYC to Host an Event

New York is bursting with plenty of vibrant neighborhoods, but Chelsea seems to stand out from the rest. Not only does Chelsea feel like it’s the epicenter of Manhattan’s artist community, its progressive attitude is inclusive and welcoming. There’s loads of great reasons why Chelsea is a terrific location for your next corporate outing, and here’s a few:

Proximity. Chelsea is simply in a great spot on the island. The Moynihan Train Hall and Penn Station avail this neighborhood with major ease of access.

Safety. Chelsea constantly finds itself on “best of” lists, like being one of the most walkable and safer neighborhoods in the city.

Options. There are 587 restaurants, 155 bars and clubs, and more than 200 art galleries in Chelsea. With all these choices, something is bound to fit your corporate event.Experience. Chelsea has seen it, experienced it, and hosted it. You’ll be dealing with true professionals who know the area’s best talent, caterers, and vendors with whom to partner.

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