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Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Mick
Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Mick
2100 Square foot floor plan photography studio with high ceilings and natural light. Full kitchen with 5 burner gas stove and huge 9ft rolling counter space. Perfect for use by food stylists, chefs, and caterers. A nice balance of functionality and character. Great for both still and video photo shoots. Quiet Prescott studio close to downtown Oakland, Jack London Sq. and great restaurants. Spacious, open converted historic Cigar Factory loft with warm exposed brick and hardwood floor details. First exit from Bay Bridge. Close to West Oakland BART station (first stop from SF.) Walk-able from West Oakland BART along Mandela Parkway (7 blocks.) Corner location with large walls of windows providing lots of controllable natural light. Ground floor-Easy load-in and out. Large private full bathroom which can also double as dressing room. ADA Compliant: Wheelchair accessible. Perfect for all photography, food photography, offsite meetings, cooking classes, yoga, team building. Ideal for still photography and video productions. Large shooting space for 12ft Seamless. Rolling shades and diffusion on all windows for light control. 1 gated parking spot. All others, FREE regular street parking in a residential neighborhood with no time restrictions other than street cleaning on Thursday and Friday afternoons between 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Client seating area. Free WiFi. Auxiliary Bose sound system-just plug in your device (mini headphone jack or iphone adapter) keep to low/conversational volume only please. Prop collection for those 'needed in-a-pinch' props. Close to Flax Art supplies and DTC lighting and grip rentals. Also close to Home Depot, Target, Ikea. Industrial refrigerator/Industrial freezer on site. 8ft rolling Stainless table. Rolling Metro shelves. 7ft ladder, Black/White V-Flats. Saw Horses. Portable and paint-able 8X8 lightweight wall. Five 6ft folding tables. 22 chairs. Free use of 10ft Foba camera stand, C-Stands, Apple boxes, sand bags, grip included with FULL DAY rentals only. (8hrs+) Additional rental fees apply for non full-day rentals of equipment. Additional photo equipment; grip, lighting and prop/surface rentals available on-site by reservation. Just bring your camera and get creative. 10% discount for full day rentals (8hrs+) Email us for full list and additional lighting equipment rental fees. Host will be available to answer questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the property. This includes E-Cigarettes, Vaping or smoking of any kind-This is a smoke free zone. Please leave studio, kitchen, and bathroom as clean as found. Trash must be taken out at the end of your booking and placed in the outdoor dumpster. All rentals include set up and clean up time. Please inquire for details about staffing. Be respectful of other tenants in the building. No loud music. Low volume music is allowed. We ask that that doors to the building are never to be left open unattended-please close behind you. No nails, screws, staples or penetrating items may be used to attach or affix anything to the building walls or structures. No glitter, No confetti, No Holi powder. No use of theatrical fog machines (please check first) Children or adults under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a person over the age of 21 Events must be private. Additional equipment rentals to be made in advance. Violations of these rules can result in a fine of $350 (especially the smoking) *Bookings that go past 11pm are subject to 1.5 the hourly rate. Additional equipment rentals to be made in advance.
Mick was super responsive from the day I booked his studio. He even allowed me to view the studio before our event. He addressed many of my questions. The space itself was perfect for an intimate bridal shower. Open, airy, and lighting was perfect. The brick wall really set the vibe. There is only street parking but our guests didn’t seem to have a hard time finding a spot. The only thing that was a little annoying was opening the front door and gate for the guests because the doors had to be closed at all times - otherwise, it wasn’t a big issue!
Great space, lighting. Came a little unprepared when making my event but this space helped fill in the gaps by having serving utensils and a water dispenser.
Mick is a great host. He was very a accommodating when we had to reschedule because of illness. The space is airy, spacious, and has both good seating options and open space. We hosted a birthday party and could envision using it for other events (meetings, evening gatherings).
I hosted my mom's 65th surprise birthday party here on 12/22/18. It's a great space and the owner really nice! I highly recommend this venue!
Mick's space was an absolute dream for our baby shower and we received a ton of compliments on the cool venue. The loft is huge and has beautiful light. We had room for a photo booth, seating for 30, area for serving food, craft area, and a lounge space as well. Everything went smoothly, especially because Mick is such an attentive host. He always responded to my questions quickly and even helped us set up a bit! He was an absolute dream to work with. Thank you for the awesome venue and excellent service. I highly recommend this space!
Mick was amazingly responsive and accommodating. We hosted our very first pop-up event with food and activities, and it couldn't have went any smoother. We had around 60 people come through, and everyone had no trouble finding street parking. The building is a gorgeous renovated old cigar factory turned into lofts, so high ceilings and great lights. Please be aware that it is in a building with other loft residents, which isn't a problem, but make sure your guests don't wander off into other parts of the building. I would definitely consider booking this space again.
Mick was a great host. He was very attentive and the space literally had everything we needed for our daughters 1st birthday party. We had a great time and the space was airy and spacious. The only issue we had was with the neighbor who complained twice that we were leaving the front door open. We had to have someone there to man the door to let our guests in, but other than that it was fine.