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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!
- Guests are responsible for their own set up and clean up. - There are books and other items on our shelves. You are welcome to move them, but must return the space to how it was when you found it. Please take photos at first to be sure! - We have three large oval tables - you are welcome to take them apart, so long as you set them back up before you leave. It takes at least ten minutes and two people - we will provide you with detailed instructions. It's tricky, but absolutely not impossible! - As this is a operational church, please note that there are religious items such as bibles in the space. We do have a cross, which is very easy to take down and put in the garden out back. Renters should be comfortable with this aspect of our identity. PLEASE NOTE: If the space is left untidy (food and decorations left behind, garbage unbagged, floor unswept, items out of place etc.) we will charge a cleaning fee. THANK YOU!
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
Paulie T. booked an off-site for 30 people
Great intimate space for a small gathering/dinner. Kiah was very easy to work with and very communicative - highly recommend
Andrew B. booked a baby shower for 20 people
It was a perfect space to hold a baby shower for a group of 25, and very friendly and accommodating people whom represent the venue.
Sarah G. booked an event for 40 people
What a fantastic spot, so cute! We had a little girl’s birthday party here and the set up was perfect for some pirate-themed arts and crafts, pizza and cake. Sooo much better than Chuck E. Cheese ;)
Jennifer G. booked a birthday dinner for 40 people
I had such a great experience with this venue. Although I did not have time to visit the place prior to my event (totally my fault for booking 2 days before) I was blown away by the coziness and cleanliness of the room. Our host was available through message throughout our 4 hours and she was very helpful and prompt when it came to questions asked. I would highly recommend this place.
Robin L. booked a baby shower for 30 people
We had a perfect experience in this great space for my daughter's baby shower. It is bigger than it looks, and there are several different "areas" where folks can congregate. It is a perfect spot for homey, friendly, unpretentious event, but still hip Brooklyn. We especially liked the fact that the fees would be supporting this group's important community mission of inclusion and acceptance. Several of our guests were already thinking of events they'd like to hold in the space.
Lauren C. booked a birthday party for 55 people
I had my 30th birthday party at this space and it was wonderful. Everyone at St. Lydia’s was very kind and welcoming and very responsive to any questions or concerns. The space was a perfect fit for my party; we had about 50-55 people. I would absolutely recommend this space to anyone looking to have an event in a beautiful, intimate space.
Myrna M. booked a baby shower for 30 people
St . Lydia’s Church was an intimate and great venue for my daughter’s baby shower. It met all our needs at an affordable booking fee. Communication was easy and when they informed us that there was back to back events with no down time in between we were offered time in the front end which gave us some breathing room to decorate before our event. They also permitted my son in law to access their security app when I was having trouble navigating it. In all respects a great venue
Lauren L. booked a baby shower for 40 people
What a wonderful space (and amazing hosts) for any event! We hosted a baby shower for 40+ people and lots of kids, and everyone had a wonderful time. Everything you could need to throw a party in one perfect package, including an enclosed backyard space. Thank you Denise and Julia for your hospitality!!