About Lavan 541

Bringing innovation to the event space industry with cutting edge amenities and production capabilities, Lavan 541 features 5000 square feet of open space with 20 foot ceilings and is designed to host inspirational event experiences. Lavan 541 is the perfect space for corporate conferences, production launches, pop up activations, fashion presentations, social and non profit events as well as photo and film shoots.

Built into the venue is a state-of the-art sound and lighting system, and a permanent installation of 270 degree projection mapping in the main room. Lavan 541 is street level, filled with natural daylight and centrally located at 541 West 25th Street, less than a 5 minute walk from Hudson Yards.

Our team

Gil Ohana

Co-Founder
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Liron David

Co-Founder
Isabelle Sassano

Isabelle Sassano

Director of Sales/Events

Nikki Schlanger

Marketing Director

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Our Services

From floor plan design to detailed event timelines, our dedicated team will work closely with you to ensure no detail is left behind.

Audio Visual

Our dedicated in house production team will work with you to support your technical needs utilizing our built in state of the art lighting and sound system. Inquire about having custom content designed using our 270 degree projection mapping installed in our skylight gallery.

Staffing

Event staffing including event security, brand ambassadors and hospitality staff.

Catering

From curated menus and food station design to custom cocktails designed by our master bar team, our partners can service all types of food and beverage needs.

Branding packages

Ask us about our turn key solutions for custom branding and installation packages for your event.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the capacity of the space?

We can accommodate up to 350 guests for a cocktail party and up to 175 seated. Please inquire for seating chart guidelines as well as sample floor plans.

Are you able to close areas off?

Yes. You may close different areas using stanchions/draping/screens or dividers. We have a soundproof glass door that separates both galleries.

How many bathrooms are available?

Four restrooms are available, in addition to the private restroom in the Green room and a designated staff changing area with restrooms.

Where does load in happen from?

The load in happens from our ground floor entrances, on 25th street between 10th and 11th avenues.

Is there a kitchen onsite?

Our warm-up kitchen equipped with convection ovens, warm up boxes, fridges/freezers, coffee machines and an ice machine.  At all events our kitchen supervisor will be on premises in order to conduct proper use of the warm up areas. Kitchen fee is waived for preferred catering partners.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION WHEN RENTING THE SPACE?

The Venue rental is up to 18 hours a day, including load in and out. Please inquire if any additional hours are needed.

DOES THE VENUE HAVE HEAT AND A/C?

Yes, Our Units are new and zoned properly.

IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

Per NYC law there is no smoking permitted inside the venue.

DOES THE VENUE HAVE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY?

Yes.

WHERE IS THE CLOSEST PARKING?

Street parking is available Monday-Sat after 6PM and all day Sunday.
Commercial Plate parking is available. There are several garages and lots in the area including one right across the street, We recommend using ParkWhiz Parking app for best rates.

What is included in the space rental? Furniture, A/V Equipment, Other Amenities?

The space rental includes:

  • Built in bar
  • Coat racks + hangers
  • Adjustable/dimmable track lighting.
  • Color Changing LED Wall Wash Lights
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Green Room/Bridal Room
  • Heating / AC
  • State of the art sound system, with multiple XLR plug-ins and an iPod dock
  • Trash & Recycle Bags
  • Clean up before and after your event
  • Guest Internet Service
  • 100 Black folding Chairs

HOW WOULD I EXTEND MY EVENT AND WHAT WOULD THE COST BE?

Every contract contains specific parameters for the time in and out of an event. In case these limits are exceeded a client will be charged additional fees.

DO YOU HAVE A DANCE FLOOR?

No, however most often guests use our polished concrete floors and differentiate the dance floor by furniture and DJ placement.

IS THERE ANY OUTDOOR OR ROOFTOP SPACE AVAILABLE?

No, however we do have a street level entrance so it is easy for guests to enter/exit.

DO I NEED TO PROVIDE MY OWN INSURANCE?

All outside vendors coming into venue are required to show proof of liability and workers comp two weeks prior the event. We will provide a sample form during the contract process.

IS STAFF INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL FEE?

Staffing is an additional charge. Staffing needs vary from event to event. You may request a specific event proposal which will include all staffing costs. Staff that may be added to a proposal are:

    • Venue Operators (Venue Managers)
    • Security/Doormen
    • Coat Check Attendants
    • Porters/Bathroom Attendants
    • Bar Captain(s)/Bartenders
    • Event HostsIs

Do you have preferred or exclusive Vendors?

We do have highly recommended vendors for most other event services on our preferred vendor list.

MAY I USE MY OWN VENDORS?

Yes. However, all outside vendors coming into the space must provide a current certificate of insurance and be approved by the venue.

HOW DO I BOOK A DATE?

A 50% deposit is due along with a fully signed/initialed contract.

MAY I HOLD A DATE?

You may request a hold of the date along with an official proposal. The proposal, along with a hold in our calendar is valid for up to 7 business days from the received proposal and may expire automatically without notification.

WHEN MAY I HAVE A TOUR OF THE VENUE?

A tour of the venue is available by appointment only, We will accommodate Monday through Sunday. Please refer to our website, there you will find a detailed calendar for all open slots.

MAY I VISIT THE SPACE DURING AN EVENT?

Since all our events are private, we can only accommodate site tours during non event times or in some cases during load in times only.

WHAT IS THE RENTAL FEE?

Our rental rate varies based on the month of the year, as well as other factors such as timing and guest count. You may use our rental estimate tool to obtain an initial quote and/or feel free to reach out to us for a proposal.

WHAT TYPE OF DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED?

In order to secure the event, a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of 50% of the total balance is due upon signing the contract. A contract is not valid until both parties have signed the contract and the 50% deposit is paid in full.

WHEN IS THE BALANCE DUE?

The remaining balance is due 14 days before the event. The venue team will send you an invoice as a reminder.

WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept credit card, check, cash or wire transfer as forms of payment. Please note c.c payment may be subject to a 3.5% fee.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION/DATE CHANGE POLICY?

The 50% deposit is non-refundable.

Cancellation: Client acknowledges that the Exclusive Use Areas are being reserved for Client’s Event. Accordingly, if Client cancels the Event, Client shall provide written notice of cancellation to Venue, and Client shall be charged, and shall promptly pay, a Cancellation Fee in accordance with the following schedule:

  1. a) If cancellation occurs more than 90 days prior to the Event Date, Client is responsible for payment of 50% of the Initial Contract Price.
  2. b) If cancellation occurs between 45 to 90 days prior to the Event Date, Client is responsible for payment of 75% of the Final Contract Price.
  3. c) If cancellation occurs less than 45 days prior to the Event Date, Client is responsible for payment of 100% of the Final Contract Price.

● If the client cancels or moves the date(s) of the event prior to 3 months before the event date they may use all payments made towards a future date, A new contract will be drafted subject to rate changes.
● If the client cancels or moves the date(s) less than 3 months prior to the event, all payments made may not be used towards a future date.
● If the client cancels or moves the date(s) within 30 days of the event, the client will be charged an additional 25% cancellation fee.

CAN WE INSTALL ANY DÉCOR OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING?

The client must receive written approval from the Landlord (via the venue manager) for any objects or design element/decals etc that will be placed outside or on the building façade during the event, including but not limited to windows/doors/lighting fixtures/sidewalk/walls.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS OF GETTING APPROVAL FROM THE BUILDING REGARDING DÉCOR?

The client must submit a design or rendering and written description of décor plans for outside of the venue to the venue, at least 14 days prior to the event. The venue will confirm with client if approved by landlord. If permission is not granted and/or submitted less than 14 days prior to the event, the client may not install any décor element outside of the building.

MAY WE HANG FROM THE WALLS AND/OR PIPES?

When hanging any type of equipment on any venue piping or railing the client or client’s vendors must use “rubber strips” (provided by the venue). When using adhesive hanging products, such as tape, command strips, etc. the client or client’s vendors must first place painters tape. Any invasive type of hanging procedure, such as using nails or screws, must be approved by the venue prior to the event (with an additional charge.)

WHAT KINDS OF TAPE SHOULD BE USED IN THE SPACE?

The only approved tape to be used on the floors is gaffers tape.
The only approved tape to be used on the walls or pipes/railings is gaffers and/or painters tape. Any type of different tapes including but not limited to duct tape may not be used. Gaffers tape may be available for sale at the venue, in the event a vendor may not provide, for $25 per roll.

MAY WE PAINT THE WALLS AND/OR PIPES?

To be discussed prior to the event (with an additional charge.)

ARE THERE ANY NOISE RESTRICTIONS?

Although we are located within a commercial area, sound must remain at a reasonable level Monday-Friday until 5:45pm.

ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS REGARDING DELIVERIES TO THE SPACE PRIOR TO THE EVENT?

If arranged in advance, the venue will accept up to 5 packages five (5) days prior to the event. The client must inform the venue of all incoming deliveries. If the client has excessive packages and/or the need to store packages prior to the 5 days the client may coordinate with the venue for an additional fee.

WHAT TYPES OF AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

The venue has a state of the art sound system with an iPod dock plus multiple DJ XLR hook ups, zones volume controls, Microphones and digital console mixer. The venue also provides adjustable/dimmable track lighting and color changing LED Wall wash lights. For an additional fee, our 360 degree projection mapping installation made up of (5) 22k Panasonic 8k laser projectors can be used. Custom content can be designed by our sister company team of motion graphic designers.

WHAT TYPE OF INTERNET IS AVAILABLE?

High speed wifi is available to all clients for at no cost

IS THERE A KITCHEN ONSITE?

Our warm-up kitchen equipped with convection ovens, warm up boxes, fridges/freezers, coffee machines and an ice machine. At all events our kitchen supervisor will be on premises in order to conduct proper use of the warm up areas. Kitchen fee is waived for preferred catering partners.

DO YOU PROVIDE ALCOHOL BAR SERVICES?

Lavan 541 exclusively coordinates all alcohol bar services for our clients.
Lavan has a full liquor license and has various types of bar packages and options to accommodate all types of events.

DO YOU PROVIDE NON-ALCOHOL BAR SERVICES?

Lavan 541 is happy to coordinate however does not need to do so exclusively.

WHY CAN’T I PROVIDE MY OWN ALCOHOL?

Due to liquor laws and regulations, any and all alcohol services must be provided by the venue. No outside alcoholic beverages may be brought into the event facilities.

AM I ABLE TO GET A SPONSOR FOR ALCOHOL SERVICES?

If the venue approves for sponsored alcohol to be brought in per specific event, the company providing the sponsored alcohol must provide an official letter/notice to venue stating they are supplying sponsored product for the specific organization and for the specific event at hand. All alcohol must be professionally delivered to the venue. No outside staff is allowed to serve alcohol in any way. The client will be required to use in-house staff to serve all alcohol and will be charged accordingly. If any of the above stipulations are not met, the sponsored liquor will not be served at the event. Client will be charged corkage and/or bar service fees along with staffing fees.

ARE WE ABLE TO HAVE A CASH BAR OR “DRINK TICKET” BAR AVAILABLE?

No, however in some cases we will be able to sell drink tickets as part of the package, please advise with our venue manager.

DO YOU HAVE FOOD SERVICES AVAILABLE?

Please ask us for our preferred vendor list. We have a handful of caterers that we have hand selected to recommend to our clients. Talk to us about the style, cuisine, price range, and service you are looking for and we will point you in the right direction.
Outside caterers are allowed in our space for no additional “buyout” fee.

VENUE OPERATOR ROLE:

There will be a venue operator available during the event time. This person’s duties are as follows:
a) Adjusting the temperature of the room.
b) Adjusting the track lighting of the room.

c) Turning on the sound system and adjusting the basic volume (please see detailed sound system clause below.) This person is not a sound technician.
d) Ensuring that the client, client’s guests, and client’s vendors are following the Venue’s rules and regulations.

e) Overseeing Venue staffing: porters, doorman, coat check attendants, bathroom attendants and bar staff.

Please note: the venue operator is not an event planner. They will not be involved with your event planning process at any time, including the day of, besides answering any venue related questions for you or your event planner/producer. The Venue highly recommends hiring an event planner or producer.

EVENT STAFFING:

Porters/Bathroom Attendants:
Maintain cleanliness of space, i.e. sweeping, mopping, trash carting, replenishing of bathroom amenities. These Attendants are not bussers. These attendants do not move/or re-arrange large objects/rentals.

Doorman/Security Attendants:
Monitor guest count. Ensure that Client’s Guests are following Venue rules and regulations. Monitor the entrance.

Coat Check Attendants:
Check in and out coats and bags for guests.

Bar Captain(s):
Ensures that the bars are set properly and are operating up to high standards while overseeing bar staffing.

Bartenders: Makes drinks for guests per finalized bar plan; sets up and breaks down bar(s). Bar Backs: Assists with set-up and break down of bars; replenishes bar during events.

Is security required at the event? TBD, based on the event details.

AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEAN-UP? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRASH AND RENTALS AFTER THE EVENT?

The client and all of client’s vendors must remove all personal property/rentals/etc. from the venue at the end of the rental time period. The venue is not responsible for any items left in the venue after the end of the event.

Lavan 541 will clean the space before and after your event: sweeping, mopping, detailing the bathroom, taking care of any necessary repairs. You (or your caterer/vendors) are responsible for:
● breaking down all boxes, bagging all trash and depositing by our trash area (or having trash removed off site if using an outside caterer – detailed on contract.)

● breaking down all rentals and placing in designated location in the Venue for pick-up ● removing all outside / 3rd party materials from the premises (gifts, guest book,

signage, etc.)

Client may leave up to 300 gallons of trash for no additional charge. Client must have this trash bagged and/or broken down and left in one designated area, TBD with the venue operator. Any additional garbage or any garbage excessive in size or of abnormal material needs to be taken off site with the client. If left at the venue additional disposal fees will be charged to the client.

Outside catering companies may either take their trash offsite with them or pay a $250 trash removal fee to leave their trash at the venue.

DO I NEED TO HIRE AN EVENT PLANNER OR COORDINATOR?

We highly recommend it! A venue operator will be onsite during your event to answer questions about the space and oversee the building and our staff, but he/she will not coordinate your event. Please inquire within about our recommended event planners and day of coordinators.