Our venue is versatile for all kinds of functions - it's the perfect space to host a personal event that doesn’t cost a month's rent. Perhaps you’d love to have 30 of your closest friends over for a birthday dinner, but New York apartments are just too small to accommodate your dream soiree? Then look no further! We are accepting bookings for you special event: * Wedding * Baby Shower * Birthday Party * Anniversary Party * Dinner Party * Other Private Events The space comfortably seats 20 people for a sit down dinner and up to 60 people for a standing cocktail event. It’s a furnished environment including a full kitchen where your friends can cook up a storm or your caterers can make themselves at home. Chic but homey, and looks great in photographs. The natural light is beautiful and abundant! To keep our space affordable, the set up and clean up is up to you. You may move items, we just ask that you return them to their original place after your rental. Please note that the decorations in the space (such as the swooping cloth pictured in the photograph) changes in accordance with the season (right now we have delicate branches colorful paper flowers). We'd be happy to provide you with information about the specific decorations during your rental time. To keep our space affordable, set up and clean up is up to you. You may move items, we just ask that you please return them to their original place. We provide renters with a cleaning checklist and require all renters to clean the space after they leave. If the space is not left clean, we will charge a cleaning fee. All setup and breakdown time needed for events must be included in the total booking charge. We do not provide speakers or a sound system. Renters can bring a portable speaker from home for background music. Loud music is not allowed (i.e. if you want to hire a DJ, we are probably not the venue for you). Renters are expected to be respectful of neighbors and keep reasonable noise levels at all times. St. Lydia's is a small storefront church space that also hosts rentals! We are a progressive, LGBTQIA-affirming congregation working together to dispel isolation, reconnect neighbors, and subvert the status quo. Proceeds from all rentals are in direct support of St. Lydia's. Thank you!
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
AshleyAnn R. booked a launch event for 30 people
Julia was great with communication! I loved this space! Easy to find, perfect for intimate settings. I am definitely booking again! Thanks so much!
Mona V. booked a first birthday for 20 people
We had a great first birthday party for my son. The space was perfect for 25 people, and it had everything we needed. Julia was great and very communicative. We would definitely book this space again!
Anna F. booked a get together for 10 people
Julia is a wonderful host. She provided a clean, safe, and fully stocked space that was perfect for our event. The space includes a bathroom, a small backyard, a fully stocked kitchen and three tables. Our group of 10 fit comfortably. Julia was extremely generous and let us stay 45 minutes past our reservation time. That extra time was greatly appreciated. I cannot recommend Julia and this space enough!
Cassandra N. booked an event for 35 people
Due to Covid, things were a bit tricky, but overall communication was there. The space is quaint and beautiful. If you’re having a small gathering, I would definitely suggest this place. Clean, organized and accessible.
Nicolette P. booked a birthday party for 25 people
I barely leave reviews but wow! Where do we start!? Julia was an amazing host and the space was absolutely perfect for my daughters 3rd birthday. Fully functional kitchen included, so we had a caterer actually cook at the event. the spacious seating allowed everyone to mingle comfortably (considering covid) and the backyard was a great touch for the parents! We will definitely be recommending and booking again in the future! Thank you so much Julia!!
Tashima C. booked a first birthday for 30 people
I absolutely love this space. Ms. Julia is amazing, she was very helpful. My daughter first birthday turned out to be blast even though it was last minute!
Nyeira G. booked an event for 30 people
The place was nice and the right size for an initimate gathering. Had so much fun with my sister for her surprise party! Julia was great!
Melanie L. booked a wedding reception for 30 people
This venue was so perfect for our small ceremony and reception! The space spoke for itself and we didn’t have to add much to make the space our own for the event! Julia was so helpful and corresponded with us almost instantly when changes were made or if we needed help with anything! I would use this space time and time again if I good! Great space and a fantastic host!