The 1896

Brooklyn, New York

Max 400

About
What we love
What to know
Amenities

About The 1896

The 1896 is a studio, performance space and events venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Its unique name comes from the year that it was built. This former factory is loaded with atmosphere, and the ample amount of space makes it possible to host almost any type of event here. The brick walls, narrow alleyway, smokestack, outdoor courtyard and warehouse rooms are all favorite settings for professional fashion and magazine photo shoots. It is also possible to rent a space at 1896 for a wedding photography session. The two larger areas at 1896 have also been used to host lectures or stage performances. In addition, the building hosts artists studios and gallery spaces. The 1896 has recently begun hosting weddings. There is a plethora of locations for events or photo shoots. The  ...
The 1896 is a studio, performance space and events venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Its unique name comes from the year that it was built. This former factory is loaded with atmosphere, and the ample amount of space makes it possible to host almost any type of event here. The brick walls, narrow alleyway, smokestack, outdoor courtyard and warehouse rooms are all favorite settings for professional fashion and magazine photo shoots. It is also possible to rent a space at 1896 for a wedding photography session. The two larger areas at 1896 have also been used to host lectures or stage performances. In addition, the building hosts artists studios and gallery spaces. The 1896 has recently begun hosting weddings. There is a plethora of locations for events or photo shoots. The main areas include two large indoor spaces (4,000 and 2,600 sq. feet) and a spacious outdoor courtyard. Other spaces popular with photographers include the large industrial elevator, the 8,000 sq. foot roof and the well-lit stairwells. The 1896 also has a loft apartment with two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and full bathroom. The loft opens onto a patio garden. Behind the scenes, groups who rent the facility will have access to a hair and make-up room and will have the option of renting additional flex spaces that can be used for changing rooms or as green rooms. 30 artists studios are available for yearly lease, and many of the artists allow photo sessions in their studio. Utilities and a stage manager are included in the rate. The 1896 can also recommend caterers, hotels, transportation providers and craftspeople. What can you host at this venue? Professional photo or video shoots, Weddings (ceremony, reception and/or photo session), Lectures, Performances, Art studios (with an annual lease)

What we love

The brick rustic factory buildings, which provide an amazing array of atmospheric locations.

The number of options. You can rent one or several of the locations inside the 1896.

The raw space makes the design and decor possibilities are endless.

What to know

There are two large indoor spaces that are 4,000 and 2,600 sq. feet. Courtyard and rooftop spaces are also available for rental.

Standard time frame for renting any space for an event or shoot is 14 hours.

A loft apartment and artists studios are also offered by 1896.

  • Indoor Event Space
  • On site Event Staff
  • Close To Hotels
  • Close To Restaurants
  • On Site Restrooms
  • BYO Catering