I'm a Meetup organizer. Can I use WeWork spaces for my Meetups?
Hosting at WeWork is currently available to eligible groups near participating WeWork locations. We're expanding to new spaces in new cities, and including more Meetup groups every month.
Is it free to host a Meetup at a WeWork space?
It's currently free to reserve and host a Meetup at WeWork for eligible organizers. Yes, really, it's free! We currently have no plans to start charging for hosting at WeWork. And if that changes, we will give organizers lots of advance notice.
How often can organizers host Meetups at WeWork?
That's up to the discretion of the team at each WeWork location. In many cases, organizers can host as often as weekly.
Can organizers bring food and drinks to WeWork spaces?
The short answer: Organizers are free to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks. WeWork's beer will not be available to Meetup attendees in most cases.
See below for more information about alcohol.
Do organizers have to be WeWork members to host a Meetup at WeWork?
Is there a WeWork near me?
Probably! Many WeWork locations are being made available for hosting Meetups. Check out the current WeWork locations available for Meetups here.
And if you're curious, a full list of all WeWork locations worldwide can be found on the WeWork website.
If there's no WeWork near you, we have suggestions for finding other venue options in The Organizer Guide..
How will Meetup organizers and attendees be able to access WeWork locations after regular business hours?
Each WeWork location's Community team works with Meetup organizers to ensure they have access to the space. Organizers may need to bring someone who will be able to help manage attendees' entry into the space where the Meetup will happen.
Will organizers have to register all of their Meetup attendees as guests in WeWork’s check in system?
No. As long as attendees' Meetup profiles include their full name, their name will be automatically registered with WeWork's check in system.
Is alcohol allowed at Meetups in WeWork spaces?
WeWork can host Meetups where alcohol is served, as long as all alcohol is served by a licensed caterer. This means that Meetup organizers cannot bring their own alcohol into a WeWork location and serve it (or invite their guests to bring in their own alcohol to drink in our spaces), but they can hire a caterer to provide and serve alcohol with an appropriate license. If alcohol is sold at the event (or if there is an entry fee), alcohol must be served by licensed bartenders. A temporary liquor license/permit and event insurance must be obtained (a bartending company should be able to provide all of these).
Please note, there are different requirements in different cities, states, and countries. Organizers should connect with their nearest WeWork location's Community Manager for more details on having alcohol at their Meetup.
Where can I get answers to other questions?
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