Q: What is your Capacity?
The HELEN MILLS Event Space has a total capacity of 400 and accommodates up to 325 guests for standing cocktail receptions. The Theater seats 140 guests. Capacities vary based on venue setup. See the Event Space and Theater page for capacities by room setup and sample floor plans.
Q: How much is The Venue Rental fee?
Rental fees vary by the space you're renting, the length of your event, and event needs such as A/V, catering, and staffing. Contact Us to learn more about what it will cost to host your event at HELEN MILLS.
Q: WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THE RENTAL FEE?
For Event Space rentals, we include an assortment of cocktail and other furniture, exclusive use of the space (including load-in and load-out period), numerous branding opportunities inside and outside of the venue, dedicated high speed wifi, and use of our in-house state-of-the-art lighting, sound and projection systems as well as one wired microphone, a single-color wall wash, and one gobo installation if one of our knowledgeable A/V technicians is hired for the event. Lastly, we provide an event coordinator who will help you with the planning process from when you first inquire until the day-of the event and will help with showing you the space, assisting with vendor selection, layout, rentals, and more.
For Theater rentals, the rental fee includes a dedicated A/V technician who will be on-site during the event as well as a podium, one wired microphone, and use of our state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and projection systems. Additionally, theater rentals include use of the green room, a check-in booth, street-level signage, and an event coordinator who will help you with the planning process from when you first inquire until the day-of the event and will help with showing you the space, assisting with vendor selection, layout, rentals, and more.
Q: What Services Do you Provide?
Our team can help with event coordination & planning, all-inclusive packages, furniture rentals, catering, beverage service, staffing and A/V services. If we don't offer a service you need, we can recommend a number of vendors who are leaders in their fields. See "What's Included With The Rental Fee?" for the services included with each venue rental. Lastly, please Contact Us or check out our Blog for helpful tips on event planning, decor, and more.
Q: IS THE VENUE ada Compliant?
Yes. All areas of the venue are ADA compliant. If any of your guests have trouble moving through the venue, the venue manager will always be available to help.
Q: HOW DO I GET TO THE VENUE?
The venue is conveniently located near many bus & subway lines. The C, E, 1, F, M, N, and R subway lines and PATH train are all a short walk away. New York's Penn Station is a ten minute walk away and provides connections to Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), and a number of subway lines. Taxis are readily available and Grand Central station is a ten minute taxi ride away. Plan your route here.
Q: Where Should I Park?
There are a number of covered parking garages within a 1-2 minute walk from the venue:
Chelsea Tower Garage
100 West 26th Street
bet. 6th and 7th Avenues
55 West 26th Street
bet. Broadway and 6th Avenue
112 West 25th Street
bet. 6th and 7th Avenues
55 W 25th St
bet. Broadway & 6th Avenue
Street parking may be available depending on the time of day and vehicle type. Please read street signs before parking. Cars that are incorrectly parked will be towed or ticketed.
Q: Where Should I Stay?
There are limitless choices for lodging within minutes from HELEN MILLS. The nearest hotels, in order of distance, are:
Q: What's in the neighborhood?
HELEN MILLS is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, surrounded by tech startups, galleries, hotels, great restaurants, and more things to do before, after and during your event than you can possibly experience in one trip. Neighborhood highlights include two gorgeous parks, the Highline and Madison Square Park, the famous Flatiron Building, Chelsea's renowned art galleries, the #4 restaurant in the world - Eleven Madison Park, and more. Take a look at our neighborhood guide or recent blog post for additional suggestions.