You’re seeking a space to host a personal event that doesn’t cost a trillion dollars. 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. Look no further! St. Lydia's (304 Bond Street) is currently accepting bookings for the following occasions: *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 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. It is chic, homey, and looks great in photographs. 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 after your rental. 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, there is a $200 cleaning fee. It doesn't have to be immaculate, but you must at least sweep, mop, do your dishes, and wipe down the counters. 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. Also, we now have two large oval tables in the space that must remain there. We do not have smaller tables as photographed. We do not provide speakers or a sound system. Renters bring in their 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 site for you). Renters are expected to be respectful of neighbors and keep reasonable noise levels at all times during the event. St. Lydia's is a small storefront church space that also hosts rentals and co-working. We are a progressive, LGBTQ-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. All setup and breakdown time needed for events must be included in the total booking charge.
-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.
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!
We booked Julia's beautiful space for my baby shower and it was the perfect venue. Julia was easy to work with and our guests couldn't stop commenting on how homey the space was. The full kitchen was such a bonus and the backyard space was key!
I booked this event space for a bridal shower and I absolutely loved it!!! Julia was extremely helpful and easy to work with. My favorite part about this space was the beautiful kitchen, fully equipped with all the supplies you’d need. Also, the rustic brick wall made a great backdrop for our photos. I would definitely recommend this space!