A landmark event venue in the heart of Chelsea, NYC, where transformations are as limitless as your imagination.
The Altman Building is proud to celebrate over 22 years of premier event services at our landmark venue in the heart of Chelsea, NYC. Established in 1896 as the carriage house for the famed B. Altman and Company department store, The Altman Building is now a versatile private event space, boasting 14,000 square feet over two floors equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities, VIP rooms, and hotel concierge amenities. Guests are welcomed into our virtually column-free main floor, a breathtaking piece of New York history that provides limitless event production flexibility with custom hardwood floors, vaulted exposed brick ceilings, and expansive arch windows cascading with natural light. Our venue entrance is street level with original mahogany French doors allowing for seamless access. We welcome you to host your next event at The Altman Building, where old New York charm meets modern sophistication.
We have a thoroughly vetted roster of approved caterers and proudly provide a concierge service, working with you to generate the right catering connection based on aesthetic, pallet, budget, and general guest preferences. We have the right caterer in mind at every price point. At our fully licensed venue, you will enjoy the ease of customizing a curated bar experience. From premium top-shelf brands to economical options, we ensure your guests are being served in the most elegant manner. From basic servers to the city’s top sommeliers, our skillful bar staff is at your service!
Our unique landmark venue requires production talent and technology that only our exclusive team is able to maximize and deliver to the location's fullest capabilities. We will identify and translate your production needs from the moment you inquire through the completion of the event, providing floor plans, production advances, technical drawings, designs and a full menu of customizable services.
Several parking lots in the neighborhood. The Altman Building team can also facilitate securing a curb-lane permit with the city to provide exclusive parking in front of our building.
Our ground-level venue entrance provides a seamless point of entry for your guests. With prominent street visibility in a prime location, take advantage of maximizing your event’s exposure. Create a unique experience that starts at the door with branding possibilities that are as limitless as your imagination. The venue offers the perfect canvas for branding opportunities including the capabilities to customize our building facade, offering endless impressions.
The venue has several storage options and we work closely with our clients to make as many accommodations as possible.
We provide a sanitation team to provide cleaning and trash removal at all event. Our venue continuously strides to reduce our carbon footprint at events with better recycling methods and the use of organic cleaning products.
Our venue is fully licensed with a certificate of occupancy and as such, we do not require a TPA. Our venue also holds a tavern license with the State Liquor Authority.
Our vision includes the commitment to operate an innovative and sustainable event space in the heart of New York City by continually enhancing our impact on the environment and local community while delivering a world class hospitality experience for our clients and guests. The Altman Building strives to improve our environmental footprint by reducing energy consumption, event waste, and emissions through a broad range of industry leading practices. When we said goodbye to 2022, we also said goodbye to plastic and found a canned water solution through Open Water. @drinkopenwater was started off the basis of eliminating the plastic that makes it into our ocean. Their motto is “More Ocean. Less Plastic”. The Altman building is proud to announce our membership & unwavering support to MUSE amongst a large community of event professionals hoping to produce sustainable events.
Please inquire for our non-profit rates!