You’re seeking a space to host a personal event that doesn’t cost a trillion dollars. You’d love to have 30 of our closest friends over for a lovely birthday dinner, but New York apartments are just too small to accommodate such a dream soiree! We are thrilled to announce that we are currently accepting bookings for the following occasions: *Workshops *Weddings *Baby Showers *Birthday Parties *Anniversary Parties *Dinner Parties *Other Private Events The space comfortably seats 30 people for a sit down dinner and up to 75 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. To keep our space affordable, 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. We can provide you with information about the specific decorations during your rental time. St. Lydia's is a small storefront church space that also hosts rentals! We are a progressive, GLBTQ-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.
-Guests are responsible for their own set-up and clean up! -Please bear in mind that this is a functioning church! Is rented "as is," which means that it is tidy but lived in! -There are books and items on our shelves. You are welcome to move items, but must return the space to how it was when you found it. -Set up for rentals is generally one large oval table and counters along the brick wall. -As this is a operational church, please note that there are religious items such as Bibles in the space. There is no large religious iconography such as crosses. There is a sign in the front window that indicates this is a church space. Renters should be comfortable with this aspect of our identity. -Weekends: 11pm end time firm. Quiet cleanup can continue to 12am at the latest. -Weekdays: 10pm end time firm. Quiet cleanup can continue to 11pm at the latest. PLEASE NOTE: If there is any damage done to the space (floors, walls, tables, furniture, plumbing, appliances) our damage fee is $500.
This event space is great! I rented it to celebrate my daughters 1st bday and it was easy to setup and provided ample space for kids to run around. The tables at first seemed wobbly but they were absolutely fine. Loved the full kitchen area which is extremely convenient when you have a catered event.
We had our baby shower at the location. It was perfect for the atmosphere and vibe we were wanted to capture. Julia was very responsive and the space was advertised, the decor does change slightly based on season but does not dramatically change from what is pictured.
Booking this through Julia was such a great experience. The space is wonderful, and we look forward to our next event here. Julia is very prompt and easy to work with.
Beautiful space to host a bridal shower. Our bride loved the decor and there was plenty of seating for all guests. The space was fully stocked with anything we needed from cake stands to serving trays to garbage and recycling bags and cleaning products. There was a slight miscommunication over timing but Julia handled gracefully and it didn’t significantly impact our event. Would absolutely book again!
Booking with Julia was easy and the space was great. We had a birthday party for my two year old and it was mostly a good fit. We had to seriously baby-proof the room though!