Here’s How and Where to Rent an Office for a Day
Today’s office spaces are an entirely different environment than what they used to be. From hot desks at coworking spaces to open floor plans in former warehouses, modern offices offer more flexibility — and fewer cubicles — than the offices of yesteryear. Whether you’re looking for a more productive workspace for your team, or seeking an aesthetically pleasing office for a photoshoot or an important client meeting, we’ll show you how and where to rent an office by the day or hour.
Why rent an office for a day?
Firstly, why would you rent an office in the first place? Isn’t the new trend to give up on the office space altogether and work from home or from a coffee shop while chatting with your coworkers on Slack? Even in today’s world of digital nomads and virtual assistants, there are still quite a few reasons why a business or an individual might need to rent an office for a day.
One reason is to have a meeting with a very important client. Let’s face it: no matter how nice your home office is, it may not be appropriate or convenient to meet with clients there. Even a coffee shop may not offer the professionalism and quiet, confidential environment you need — and there’s nothing worse than buying a coffee only to find out they don’t have Wi-Fi!
Instead of hiding your pets away and asking your roommates to be quiet for the day, rent a desk or a meeting room at a nearby office or coworking space. You’ll be grateful for the reliable Wi-Fi, and your client will appreciate meeting with you at a centrally located venue.
Another reason to rent an office for a day is if you’re hosting a workshop. Are you an IT expert planning a coding bootcamp or a hackathon? A novelist putting together a writing workshop? If you’re hosting any kind of event that requires an office or classroom setting, then you can rest easy by searching for an office space that has a projector and other A/V gear included.
Those are a few reasons why an individual might want to rent an office for a day. But what about businesses? Don’t most businesses have office spaces already? Not necessarily. If your team is is relocating or expanding to a new city, you may need to rent a temporary office space.
Alternatively, your startup may consist entirely of remote employees who only get together a few times a year. If your team is distributed across the country, then it’s important to provide a professional and productive environment on those occasions when you do get together.
From hosting an off-site retreat to offering a home base while attending a conference in another city, renting an office for the day can give your team a change of scenery while still providing the desk space and Wi-Fi they need to get their work done. It can also be a great way to impress an important client if your usual office space doesn’t have the professional vibe you need.
Finally, you might need to rent an office for a photo or video shoot. Whether you’re producing a web series, taking corporate headshots, or getting new photos for your website, rent a local office space to get the backdrop you need for your personal or commercial production.
In conclusion, renting an office for the day can serve a range of different purposes, including:
- A temporary workspace
- A meeting room
- A class or workshop
- An off-site retreat
- A base for your remote tream
- A photo or video production
Remember, the best part is that a professional office space is designed for working. Unlike other spaces you can rent, most office spaces will have desks, Wi-Fi, and other amenities already included.
How to rent an office for a day
The first thing that may come to mind when you need a temporary office is to go to a coworking space. But while some coworking spaces offer hourly or day passes, others require you to sign up for a membership or book a desk for extended periods of time. Additionally, unless you book a private room, you’ll be sharing the space with other workers, so you won’t be able to host an event or plan a photoshoot without making special arrangements.
That’s why Peerspace is a great option for short-term rentals. Whether you’re in need of space for an individual or a group, you’ll find thousands of venues all over the US that are available to rent from local hosts by the day or hour. Some hosts offer private conference rooms, lounge areas, breakout rooms, kitchens, and even game rooms to keep your team occupied.
To find the perfect office space, you can search by location, event type, group size, budget, and more. Filter your search results to rule out any spaces that lack the amenities you need, such as a kitchen, Wi-Fi, a sound system, or a projector.
Many event spaces have an instant booking option, so you don’t need to spend time calling up the venue to make a reservation. Plus, the Peerspace Concierge service is available for support if there are additional amenities or services you want to add on to your booking. From corporate caterers to professional photographers, Peerspace can connect you with all of the local vendors you need to make your day at the office a success!
Types of offices on Peerspace
Everyone has an idea of what an office space should look like, but until you search for a venue on Peerspace, you may not realize just how many options there are. From modern spaces that look like they were designed for Instagram to creative spaces in former warehouses, here are just a few of the unique office spaces you can choose from on Peerspace:
- A bright and modern club room in Englewood, NJ (room for up to 50 people)
- A seminar/workshop space in Santa Clara, CA (room for up to 105 people)
- A creative coworking space in Seattle (room for up to 30 people)
- A colorful office and cafe in Cohasset, MA (room for up to 15 people)
- An coworking space with patio in Arlington, TX (room for up to 40 people)
- An industrial office space in the SF Financial District (room for up to 100 people)
- An office event space with bar in Atlanta, GA (room for up to 130 people)
- An industrial-chic warehouse in Englewood, CO (room for up to 100 people)
How much does it cost?
Finally, what can you expect to pay to rent an office for a day? While it will cost more than a day pass to a coworking space (which is around $30), it’s still more affordable than you might think. The venues in Santa Clara and Atlanta cost around $150 per hour, with a three-hour minimum rental. Remember, you can always customize your search to find smaller meeting rooms or even spacious offices depending on the size of your group. Check each listing to see what amenities and A/V equipment are included.
Whether renting an office is a one-time thing or something you plan to do regularly, Peerspace makes it easy to stay productive without having to buy a membership or commit to a long-term rental. Plus, you can call up the Concierge service if you need more customized support!