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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
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!
Jacqueline F. booked an event for 30 people
The space was beautiful and just what my husband and I needed for our small gathering for our wedding ceremony with our closest friends and family. Julia was super kind and let us use whatever we needed from the kitchen as we self catered which was also super helpful. We had 30 people and it was perfect without feeling overcrowded. Would definitely book this space again.
Jennifer I. booked a farewell party for 30 people
I had a farewell event at this beautiful event space which turned out to be a surprise engagement party for me !! Julia was an amazing and accommodating host from the time I contacted her to book the space. She allowed us to visit the space before booking and she answered all questions that I had. The space is absolutely gorgeous!! Would def recommend !!!
EMMANUEL N. booked a birthday dinner for 15 people
Wow! Are the words that come to mind. My guest and my wife loved this space! It was much more than I expected. Bigger in size and so well decorated. Its just a beautiful ambiance. The place had everything I needed for my Dinner celebration. I would rent this space again in a heartbeat.
Brian P. booked an event for 30 people
You’ll love St. Lydia’s! The space is lovely and had everything we needed. We had 30 people for a 50th birthday party and had enough space for an informal potluck dinner. There was enough space to sit down and chat.