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A beautiful Victorian building in Hayes Valley. Our space is flexible, unique, and perfect for meetings, conferences and workshops. It has three rooms. The sunny Sky room (33' x 13') has high ceilings, tall windows, and hardwood floors. It can accommodate up to 34 classroom style or 20-22 in a circle of chairs. For a yoga or movement class it can accommodate up to 15 participants. A conference table, chairs, rugs, and meditation cushions are also available for this room. In the front of the room there is a Buddha statue and beautiful view out the bay windows. The smaller, more casual Lotus room (21' x 17') has comfortable couches and chairs, and is perfect for break-out groups and informal conversations. It can easily accommodate 12. The rooms are connected by a central room (17' x 13') which has a table that can be used to provide easy access to materials or refreshments. There is a dedicated bathroom. There is also a dish sink and mini-fridge. Tea and coffee can be provided for $8/person. We don’t provide any other refreshment or catering. Guests are welcome to provide their own refreshments and catering. Internet access is available via wifi and a dedicated line. A 50" HD monitor and flip charts are also available and included in the rental cost. The space is minutes away from the restaurants of Hayes Valley and the Lower Haight and is conveniently accessed by public transportation.
All Booking start and end times are inclusive of set up and clean up time. We do not provide staffing. You will be given a code to access the space. The space must be left in the condition found. Garbage Disposal: All trash, recycling and compost must be placed in the bins. No smoking in the space or on the grounds. Sound must be kept within reason. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood. All doors must be securely closed and locked upon departure from the space.
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
This was the second time I've reserved this space for a photoshoot and Barbara was a great host both times: very responsive and accommodating -- I was able to change the date of the photoshoot without penalty when my model was unable to make the original date. The space is as appears in the photos and the main room with the Buddha statue was easily cleared of furniture to enable a dancer to use the space.
I booked this place for a photoshoot and I thought the place was even better for my purposes than it looked in the listing. The decor was spare but artful and worked well to create an interesting space. The hosts were very responsive and accommodating to my needs and even posted notices on the gate and door that it was reserved for a photoshoot. Parking is a difficulty in the area but I was very happy with my photoshoot results and would definitely book this place again.
Manolo S. booked an event for 2 people
This space is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. I used it for a photoshoot and I’m glad I did. It’s full of character, very spacious and gets amazing natural light. Barbara is also very quick to respond to my messages which is always appreciated and helpful when finding a spot for an event. This place is also perfect for an exhibit so if you’re an artist and looking for a place to either create or display your work, this place is perfect for you. Barbara, thanks again! I’ll be back for sure. Cheers, Manolo
Eric S. booked an off-site for 10 people
Barbara was a great host, and the Zen Center was an amazing venue for my team's offsite retreat. I hope to return sooner rather than later!
Christine M. booked an off-site for 35 people
This was my first time using Peerspace and I was very impressed. Barbara was a wonderful and responsive host. I was planning a big event and felt very reassured in my communications with Barbara that if there were any last minute snafu's, she'd be available to help us figure it out. When we arrived, the room was set up as we needed for our event, glasses for water and tea, and a general friendliness that made us feel at home. They are affiliated with the Zen center and the aesthetic reflects that.... simple, clean and pleasing to be in the space. There was an attention to detail around supporting our event, from their end... like a print up about who we were/our event on the door. If this space is available and you need a venue, go for it. Well worth the price.
Susan S. booked an off-site for 13 people
We've had two all-day staff retreats at this space. The space has been perfect for our staff of 13, allowing us the ability to break out into small groups etc- The host, Barbara, has been terrific! - She always responds back to my emails or questions within hours. We highly recommend this spot!
Christina C. booked an off-site for 6 people
The Zen Conference Center was a perfect fit for our offsite. The high-ceilinged rooms are airy and light filled, accommodating long meeting days where the stakes were high and the conversation intense. Parking is a bit of a challenge, since all the street parking is limited to two hours. We did find a parking garage and a parking lot about a brisk 10-minute walk away from the center. Once inside the conference center though, the large Buddha at the end of the living room sets a tone of calm immediately.