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Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Peter
Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Peter
This newly built-out space is private and can accommodate a variety of rental uses. The standing capacity of our beautiful space is about 130 people with about 50 people doing active movement at the same time. We have 30 chairs available, you're welcome to rent and/or bring your own folding chairs for a larger event. The entire space is 2350 square feet , which includes (2) ADA accessible unisex bathrooms. Our space is private with frosted glass coverings on all the windows. It is relatively quiet although it is on a busy street, so you will hear some traffic outside. When the newly installed commercial heating and air conditioners are on they present enough white noise to drown out any outside traffic. The layout of the space is fairly straightforward: an open box with a floor to ceiling cement column in the middle. Monkey bars separate one half from the other. Our ceilings are 15" high with electrical outlets about every 12'. This space offers an Epson visual projector with 8'x10' wall screen, white boards with markers, a high quality 50" screen LED TV, a newly installed blue tooth enabled audio system with downward hanging pendant speakers from the ceiling. This newly built out space is built out as of May 2017 and has passed all new City of Berkeley and State of California Codes for ADA accessibility and Platinum LEED certification energy use. We offer classes with qualified instructors at varying levels depending on the size of the class and the specific request. To learn more about the type of activities that happen in this space on a regular weekly basis, feel free to reach out via Peerspace messaging. Thank you for considering our space for your rental needs. For your audio needs, here is the technical details: We use a Mackie Pro DX8 8 channel mixer, which is bluetooth enabled. Please send this online user manual to your sound person to have them bring the right plugins: https://mackie.com/sites/default/files/PRODUCT%20RESOURCES/MANUALS/Owners_Manuals/ProDX_OM.pdf
We permit outside professional caterers inside this space. Food & Alcohol is fine to serve here. If you're planning on selling alcohol for your event you'll need to get a 1 day ABC permit. We are youth-friendly, family-friendly, and welcoming to people of all ages, genders, cultures, and fitness levels. We often host live music performances but sound must stay at acceptable levels throughout all rental activities as there are families living above this space in condo units. Your booking length MUST include time for set-up and breakdown. The booking clock starts ticking when you arrive to set up, not when the event is open to your group/public. If for any reason our staff determines that your group's clean up was insufficient, we will hire professional cleaners to finish the job, properly paid for by the client: $75 per hour.
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
I booked this space for my son's 6th birthday party. Peter was an amazing host! The space was awesome. The kids loved it. I would definitely recommend booking this space and plan to book again in the future.
My experience with this space was pleasant. Peter was an attentive and kind host. Just keep in mind exactly how you want the space, which is something Peter encourages with a walk-through. I didn't opt for that so came into the space with no prior viewing. We had to scramble a bit to pile the heavy mats because no one could step on them with their shoes but it didn't take too long with enough people. There also weren't as many tables (maybe around 3?) or chairs as I expected there to be for the amount of people advertised. But again, this was somethnig I didn't request and perhaps the situation will be different if you lay out exactly how you want to the host. All in all, it was a great experience and Peter was very accommodating! I would book again.
Perfect Space to have our Daughters 18th birthday party. Great sound system and plenty of room for dancing. Plenty of tables and space to setup for snacks. Peter was very helpful getting us organized and showing us all the particulars to make it an overall wonderful experience.
Peter was awesome!! Due to the raining weather conditions, I had to change the location of my venue very last minute (day of event) and Peter's space was available. Peter responded super fast and was open to my last minute request, which I super appreciate! The space itself is very spacious and is great all-around. Peter was able to provide us with folding tables and chairs and had plenty of space for my activities (Big Jenga, Cornhole, etc.). This place is super kid-friendly which is a big plus so the kids were allowed to run around and play on the mats and monkey bars. There are multiple entrances and a good loading/unloading zone right on the side of the building, so bringing in food, drinks and decorations was a breeze. Peter was very kind and helpful in showing us where everything was. I highly recommend this space!
Peter was fantastic as a host and his mother was a delight night of. Space was very accomodating and we had a lot of liberty ot customize it to work with our vision for the space. Would definately partner with Soja again!
This space was more than we could ask for! We had the flexibility to cut the room in half for a small crowd and it work out amazingly thanks to Peters advice. I will definitely be booking again in the future. The natural lighting at midday is so amazing. It set the party mood. My daughter had a great intimate sweet 16 with her friends! Couldn’t have had it at a better place!!!
I would recommend this space to anyone looking for a great venue. What makes this "space" exceptional is the professionalism, thoughtfulness, and flexibility of the host, Peter A. I would highly recommend working with Peter anyday.