Our 1,000+ sq-ft. space is ideal for baby showers, parties, film screenings, conferences, trainings, workshops, corporate meetings, after-wedding brunches, confirmations, retirement parties, film shoots, performing artists. Beautifully appointed with modern wood furniture, the space features adjustable lights (side-sconces, overhead), a pull-down screen, surround-sound and a small stage for presentations. The banquets and tables comfortably seat 70 people - More people fit comfortably for standing events and when the seats are configured theater-style in rows. WiFi is included, as is an AV projection system that can project from web or DVD or from your laptop. Should you wish to Livestream and record your event, there will be a fee for the tech-person and a fee for utilizing the system. Seven adjustable lights with barn doors, in a ceiling grid, plus various other side-lights, over a small stage - make a big difference. As do our three wall-mounted high-end HD cameras, patched into a system and control room for live-streaming and/or recording. Adjacent to the space is a lovely cafe serving cappuccino, espresso, local beer, organic wine and light food. We offer catering for breakfast and lunch or you may want to bring in your own caterer. The hall is close to the Barclay Center/Atlantic Ave. stop on the 2,3,B,Q,N,R,D,4 and 5 trains - as as the F to Bergen St., and the G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn stops. It's also quite close to the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, and the BQE.
For additional fees, some waitstaff and livestreaming services can be provided. Inquire about snacks and wine options. Rentals have a 3-hour minimum on weekdays, and a 4-hour minimum on weekends. All other fees should be included in the established cost. Guests should expect to be liable for damages. Events need to go-quiet or end by midnight.
I hosted my engagement party at Commons Cafe. It was just the right space for all that we were doing. My party fit comfortably and we had a great time. We were very low maintenance, but the staff was super accommodating for minimal needs and very friendly. I would use this space again. Thank you!
We had the most beautiful baby shower and were able to make great use of the large spacious room. This is a great venue to host a variety of events. Melissa was responsive, accommodating, very helpful throughout the booking process and the event. I would definitely book again.
Hey Melissa Thank you for everything on Saturday. I really appreciate the help from you and your staff. I will definitely be booking again on the future. All questions were answered in a timely fashion and everyone was professional at all times. Thank you again. Shauna Parker
I was very pleased with this place. Melissa was very accommodating. Shakespeare was very nice, he was the point person to go to when we arrived. The guests were very happy, my baby shower came out to be a splendid event.
This place was amazing for our event. They had everything we needed and helped with setup. All staff were friendly and the host was amazing. The space is very big and held the 30 people that attended comfortably. Wifi was provided as well as a projector and screen and best of all the price was great. We also used them for catering. Their continental breakfast was delicious.
The space was perfect for the 90th birthday party celebration. Easy access from the street and into the event room allowed all guests to join with no problem. The room was set up well with easy ability to move tables around as needed. We should have opted to move the stage platform, but all worked out well. The hosts were very helpful and provided any small items to assist up in set up and also allowed use of the kitchen equipment as needed. We appreciate the use of this space and would highly recommend it to anyone planning an event. On-street parking on a Saturday afternoon was also simple right out front for all.