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The perfect space to host an intimate event without spending a month's rent. Perhaps you’d love to have 30 of your closest friends over for birthday cocktails, but New York apartments are just too small to accommodate your dream soiree? Look no further! We are accepting bookings for your special event: * Wedding * Baby Shower * Bridal Shower * Birthday Party * Anniversary Party * Dinner Party * Friendsgiving * 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, 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. That being said, you are welcome to use anything in our fully-stocked kitchen (plates, cutlery, glasses, serving platters, pots and pans, cake stands, etc.) - anything that can be washed and put back, you're welcome to! Please note that the decorations in the space (such as the swooping cloth pictured in the photograph) changes in accordance with the season. We'd be happy to provide you with information about the specific decorations during your rental time. 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 hosts rentals of all kinds. 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! <3
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John T. booked an event for 40 people
Debbie was a wonderful host - very responsive and accommodated all of our requests! The space was perfect for our child's birthday party. It was equipped with everything we needed. The patio in the back was great for the various activities we had planned for the kids.
Zana T. booked a baby shower for 30 people
This space was perfect for our baby shower - it is beautifully and tastefully decorated already so didn’t need much. Spacious and accommodating of a good-sized group. Fully equipped kitchen, beautiful backyard garden area, and easy to maintain/clean. Debbie was a really accommodating and helpful host! We are excited to throw a bday party here in the next few months! Thanks so much for a memorable and wonderful experience!
Aya S. booked an engagement party for 20 people
Great space! We hosted 20 people for a party with a 4 hour booking and enjoyed the dinner party style of the layout with the open kitchen. Easy access for our guests with accessibility needs. Clear communication prior the event date, instructions to access the space, and space handbook. We had only given ourselves a half hour to cleanup, but recommend at least 45 minutes to an hour!
Francesca B. booked a 1st birthday party for 30 people
My husband and I rented this space for our daughters first birthday party. It was perfect! Lots of natural light and the exposed brick wall gives a homey/rustic vibe. We made good use of the kitchen to heat up food. Debbie was an excellent host! She was easy to reach via text and was extremely accommodating. I would definitely rent again for a future event.
Semhar F. booked a birthday party for 30 people
I can’t say enough good things about my experience with this space. It’s absolutely gorgeous with a modern and yet cozy and warm feel to it. Love the exposed brick wall. Fully functional and equipped kitchen. Debbie was a dream to communicate with, she was super responsive, friendly and extremely helpful. Would absolutely use the space again.
Ajale C. booked a video shoot for 20 people
Omg what a beautiful space!! Thank you sooo much Debbie for giving us the layout we requested and showed us some social media love! Not only that, she gave us more than enough extra time to shoot our visual ( which reallllyyyy came in handy lol). Can’t wait to debut the next Pretty BIG Movement visual featuring this lovely space! Thank you again!! Totally recommend! And it has a cute little back yard! 🥰
Jaebi B. booked a wedding reception for 30 people
Just what we needed in the nick of time! Everyone involved accommodated us well with a last minute booking. I don't recommend booking at the last minute. The space is charming and doesn't take much work to dress up. It fit our small group/after-wedding party of 25 people. It has a feeling of joy and celebration embedded in the walls. Great way to do an apartment style party in a space that feels more like an event.