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The Altman Building

Historic Building
New York, NY
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A landmark event venue in the heart of Chelsea, NYC, where transformations are as limitless as your imagination.

Number of spaces

2 event spaces


Max Seated: 550
Max Standing: 750



The Altman Building is proud to celebrate over 20 years of providing event services at our landmark historic venue. Established in 1896 as the carriage house for the B. Altman department store, The Altman Building is now a versatile private event venue, boasting 14,000 square feet over two floors. Our venue entrance is ground level and virtually column-free, providing unparalleled flexibility in event production. Our original mahogany French doors connect directly to the street to allow for seamless ground-level load in and welcome visitors and guests into an expansive piece of New York history. With custom hardwood floors, exposed vaulted brick ceilings, and an expanse of windows that lend an endless cascade of natural light, The Altman Building is an elegant, memorable and exciting venue to host your next event. We welcome your next event at The Altman Building, where old-world charm meets modern technologies.



Year Established





Max Seated: 550 Max Standing: 750


Coat Check

Food & Beverage

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.

Guest Access

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.

Cleaning and Trash Removal

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.

Permits and Insurance

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.

Discounts for Nonprofits

Please inquire for our non-profit rates!

Previous Events


Written Jan 17, 2020

Has booked The Altman Building

We love working with the team at The Altman Building over the past few years. The venue’s spacious floorplans combined with its historic architectural features make it a fantastic space to hold events ranging from gala dinners to holiday parties.

Written Jan 21, 2020

Has booked The Altman Building

The Altman building is a great space to hold an array of events and experiences. It is in a great location and is one of the few event spaces in Chelsea that has such a large capacity. The space has a clean aesthetic with warm details that can be transformed into high-end hospitality events and trade shows alike. The team at Altman is very professional and will work with you collaboratively to bring your vision to life.

Written Mar 23, 2020

Has booked The Altman Building

Beautiful venue and very professional staff: We held a Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference for over 250 alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends. The aim of the conference was to educate, inspire, and engage the Princeton entrepreneurial ecosystem through a series of panel discussions in various vertical market sectors that the NYC/tri-state area startups are focusing on. The space was very large and can accommodate various setups including curtains to break up different sections. The only thing I would have done differently would have been not to have an area at the back where people could congregate and talk during the discussions; the curtains were not sound blocking at all. The entire staff was exceptionally professional and extremely attentive before and during our event. Highly recommend!


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