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.
Shakespeare was a great host. He was very welcoming and flexible. Melissa is also amazing.This space is amazing. I would want to throw my event every week at this location.
Melissa's space is awesome. I rented it for my wife's baby shower. It's 100% as advertised and Melissa has been a delight to deal with. I will absolutely recommend this space to everybody I know who's looking for a great location for a party or gathering.
Wow! What an AMAZING space! I held my Master’s Graduation Dinner the other night with family and friends and it was absolutely wonderful ! The space is also fully equipped with a stage, lights, microphone, speakers, aux cord, plenty of chairs and tables! Even a piano!!! Dale was EXTRAORDINARY and helped us with everything we could possibly need!!! Melissa was SOO fast to answer all of my questions and SOO accommodating. Bottom line...5 STARS!!!!
First of all, this is absolutely beautiful space. There is both lots of room for seating and it is very cozy at the same time. It has some great features including many tables, chairs, sound system and air conditioning. Plus Melissa is great to work with. She is very responsive and friendly. Would definetly book again.
Perfect! The event went on without a hitch! The staff was amazing! Shakespeare went above and beyond to service our guests! I can’t wait to host future events here! Melissa is truly a gem!
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!