The Altman Building

Historic Building
135 West 18th Street, New York, NY
Up to 550 seated / 750 standing

The Altman Building

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Main Floor space photo

Main Floor

Seated: 550 / Standing: 750

A landmark event venue in the heart of Chelsea, NYC, where transformations are as limitless as your imagination.

At a glance
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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!

Event Services

Enjoy the ease of planning your next event at our transformative landmark space! Our expert event team considers no detail too small and takes pride in offering exceptional services ranging from basic security to state-of-the-art audio, lighting, video and stage design. We work with the building’s striking architectural details to impeccably transform. No matter your vision we will bring it to life at The Altman Building, where old-world charm meets modern technologies.

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.

Tech & AV

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.

Storage

The venue has several storage options and we work closely with our clients to make as many accommodations as possible.

Internet Access

Fully customizable internet broadband service with bandwidths available up to 1 GIG, back up lines, and hard wire Ethernet lines.

Cleaning & 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 & 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.

Transport Options & Parking

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.

Discount for Non-Profits

Please inquire for our non-profit rates!

Reviews (3)
  • Diane D. from Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network recommends The Altman Building
    Written March 23, 2020Has 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-st
  • Carter S. from The Vendry recommends The Altman Building
    Written January 21, 2020Has 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 ver
  • Jennifer B. from B Floral: Event Design & Production recommends The Altman Building
    Written January 17, 2020Has worked for an event at 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.
Pros Who Have Worked Here
Catering
Pinch Food Design
New York, NY

Preferred

Sterling Affair
New York, NY

Preferred

Comparti Catering
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Abigail Kirsch Catering
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Preferred

David Burke
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Cupa Cabana
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Sterling Affair
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Beyond Sushi
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Food Trends Catering
New York, NY

Worked here 2x

Experiential Tech
Chexology
New York, NY

Preferred

Invites & Graphic Design
Ceci New York
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Suite Paperie
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Photography
Maggie Marguerite Studio
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Getty Images for Frito-Lay
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

André Maier Photography
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Noel McGrath
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Alice Wells
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Seher
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Up Studios
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Entertainment
A State of Energy
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Adriene Louise
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Untouchable Events
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Honey & Vinyl
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Cirque Central Entertainment
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Be Time
New York, US

Worked here 1x

Gorjana
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Rentals
Greenroom
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Something Different Party Rental
Paterson, NJ

Worked here 1x

designer8*
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Party Rental Ltd.
Teterboro, NJ

Worked here 3x

RentQuest
New York, NY

Worked here 6x

Florals & Decor
In the Brambles
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

By Yena Designs
New York, NY

Worked here 2x

Signage & Printing
Two Point 8 Imaging
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Bombshell Graphics
Fairfield, NJ

Worked here 1x

Videography
NST Pictures
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

12 FL OZ Media
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Fabrication
The Factory NYC
Brooklyn, NY

Worked here 1x

Preferred

Photo Booth
Studio Z Custom Photo Activations
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Planning & Production
Tinsel Experiential Design
Brooklyn, NY

Worked here 1x

Chandelier Events
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Foundry Crew
Greater Landover, MD

Worked here 1x

Palomino
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

HappyLucky
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

DJ
That Girl Ne
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Gifts & Swag
Sage Wellness
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Reel Made
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Live Music
The Eleven Band
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Experiential Agency
The Marketing Arm
Atlanta, GA

Worked here 1x

Imagination
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Opus Agency
Seattle, WA

Worked here 1x

Security & Permits
Sheehan and Sons
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Internet Services
Checkin Tech
New York, NY

Worked here 1x

Destination Management
Lemonjoy Events
Hallandale Beach, FL

Worked here 2x

AV Rental & Production
BML Blackbird
Secaucus, NJ

Worked here 6x

Preferred

Photos of Previous Events at The Altman Building (11)
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