This is a spectacular open space in a historic church sanctuary. The church is an active congregation and owns the facility. Our recent renovation means new doors, new paint, new bathrooms, new heating and A/C, refinished hardwood, and new LED lighting. We are particularly inspired by off-sites that resonate with our own core values of acceptance, creativity, friendship, leadership, and generosity. Our vision: take 4,000 ft² of space, affix very little furniture to the floor, surround the venue with pine ceilings, maple flooring, and vibrant stained glass, and imagine the possibilities. QUICK FACTS • Location: In downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, across from a major municipal parking lot. • Venue size: 3,700 square feet (ADA accessible) • Capacity: just shy of 300, with 200 people most comfortable when seated • Comfortable all year, including air-conditioning in the summer • Convenient tech, including LED lighting, WiFi access, and a modern sound system • Excellent acoustics with a grand piano and large pipe organ PAST SUCCESSFUL EVENTS • Small Group Workshops + Trainings • Lectures + Motivational Speakers • Gala Receptions + Fundraisers • Theatre Rehearsals • Music Concerts, incl. classical, folk, and pop • TV Interviews • Annual Meetings • Farmers Markets • Community Dinners Helpful tip: a space of this size (over 4000 ft²) can accommodate dual uses, particularly for events for fewer than 100 attendees. For example, we can host a formal presentation (with chairs facing a podium or projection screen) at one end of the room, with tables and chairs for a meal at the other end. INCLUDED IN BOOKING RATE • Tables and chairs arranged as you need them and taken down after the event • Access to our bottle filler with chilled, filtered water + water pitchers • Epson LCD Projector (no laptop provided) • 144" diagonal projection screen • Sound system with wireless microphones • Dimmable lighting • Grand piano (Baldwin) • WiFi access • Breakout space, if requested • If there’s something you need for a successful event, let us know – we might have it! PARKING INFORMATION On evenings and weekends, parking is free in the municipal lot directly across the street. During the Monday through Friday business hours, parking is 50 cents per hour until 4 p.m. (no time limit). The first 30 minutes are free. Avoid getting a ticket by entering your license plate number in one of the parking kiosks in the lot (even for the 30 free minutes). Coins and credit cards are accepted. You do not need to place the receipt in your window. FOOD & BEVERAGE We have a small kitchenette, small refrigerator, and commercial coffee maker available, but no in-house food or beverage services. We recommend the Peerspace Concierge Team for help with food and beverages, and we can also recommend several nearby restaurants and catering services. ADDITIONAL SERVICES In addition to catering, the Peerspace Concierge Team can assist clients in need of other equipment, furnishings, and services to make your event a success. You can contact them at [email protected]
FIRST: Don't forget to consider your own setup and teardown needs for your event. Please factor that time into your booking accordingly. Thanks :) 1. CHURCH PROPERTY. Church property will not be loaned, borrowed, or removed from church premises. Church property such as chairs, tables, etc. may be used as provided and under the rules herein. 2. CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS. Organizations are required to obtain a certificate of liability insurance naming the host as additionally insured. Minimum liability coverage is $1,000,000 per event. Coverage may be acquired through your current insurer; online at https://www.theeventhelper.com; or by contacting Cross Insurance, 101 South Street in Pittsfield, (413) 445-5648. 3. NO SMOKING ALLOWED. In accordance with Massachusetts state law (2004), smoking is prohibited in all parts of the building. Additionally, in accordance with Pittsfield Board of Health regulations (2007), no smoking may occur within 10 feet of any doorway or window. In practice, the entire property is tobacco-free. In addition, any evidence of concealed weapons, illicit drugs, or other illegal activities will be reported immediately to the Pittsfield Police Department. 4. ALCOHOL USE. Any renter and/or caterer must comply with all applicable laws and liquor regulations and acquire all permits required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the City of Pittsfield. In accordance with official church policy: • Any serving of beer and/or wine must be explicitly stated. “Hard” liquor or spirits are not permitted. • Alcohol must be served at a separate station that is monitored at all times to prevent underage drinking. • Whenever alcohol is served, non-alcoholic alternatives must always be offered with equal prominence and accessibility. • Food must be served when alcohol is present. • All non-church events in which alcohol is sold require a Certificate of Liquor Liability naming the church as additionally insured, in addition to the Certificate of Liability named above. We also require a copy of the liquor license. Contact the City of Pittsfield Licensing Board, 70 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 499-9363. 5. BUILDING USE. All organizations agree that they will ensure that all event participants leave the building after the event. 6. NO GAMES OF CHANCE. Any form of gambling, in which money is bet against someone else’s, is strictly prohibited. 7. SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH. We require renters to provide a safe environment for children and youth. All users of the facility are expected to adhere to the following: • No fewer than two adults should be present at all times during any program or event involving children. • Adult supervision is required at all times both inside and outside of the church building. • Children and/or siblings of the group members must stay with the group or under the care of additional adult supervisors. 8. FOOD AND DRINK. If a private catering service is used for an event, the caterer must furnish all equipment (e.g. dishes, silver, table cloths, etc.) and remove immediately after the event. Storing of catering equipment is not permitted. 9. DECORATIONS. Reasonable decorations may be attached to the walls or doors with removable tape that will not permanently damage the surface. All such decorations must be removed immediately and completely following the event. 10. SECURITY. We work to maintain a safe and secure environment within the facility, however no systems are foolproof. We ask that all users pay close attention to personal property and valuables, not leaving them unattended. We are not responsible for theft or damage to personal property.