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.
Deciding to have my baby shower at Commons Cafe was the best decision ever. The space was just right for my guests and Melissa was quick to respond to any questions I had. I appreciated the professionalism and would highly recommend this space. Thanks again!
We hosted a panel discussion at Brooklyn Commons and everything went flawlessly. The staff was super friendly and helpful - we were able to manage music, a presentation with the projector, lights, all without a hitch. The attendees enjoyed the event and we'd definitely want to come back!
Great space in working cafe'. Staff were very helpful and welcoming. Room was set up perfectly for our event and the AV equipment was an added bonus that saved us having to lug stuff around. I would definitely use this space again! Everything was smooth from booking through to the event.
The space was great! I was able to do everything that needed to be done. The guests loved the place and some asked about using it for future events! The area was great for parking and easy access for public transportation. The staff was incredible, just incredible! I would Use it again.
This space was great for a small party that we threw. There was plenty of space for about 45 people with a buffet setup along one wall. One thing to note is that, despite what the listing says, the kitchen was not available for use.