This beautiful, airy three thousand square foot loft space on a charming, quiet block in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn is ideal for conferences, business and spiritual retreats of any tradition. The flowing, open plan, flooded with natural light, includes twelve foot-high, open-structure ceilings, warm wide-plank oak floors, and eight-foot high south-facing windows with sunset views. A hand-built, rustic Chinese-style tea center just past the coat check area greets visitors as they arrive.
The fully equipped kitchen easily handles catering needs for up to fifty guests. The reception area is 900 square feet and the ceremonial area is 1200 square feet. A 400 square foot library/conference room between these two areas can be used as a meeting room or as additional reception space. If required, most lighting is adjustable. Wooden chairs and tables are provided as are meditation cushions when necessary.
*Please note: Alcohol is not permitted and shoes are left in the front entryway and not worn throughout. Also, the building management does not allow parties of any kind. So please only contact us if you are looking to host a conference, retreat or spiritual event that does not involve a party.
Brooklyn Zen Center, Brooklyn
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Brooklyn Zen Center
- Air Conditioned
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Meeting Room Broadband Internet Access Fee
- Meeting Room Wireless Internet Access Fee
- Outside Catering Allowed
- Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
|Max Number of People for an Event: 75|
|Nearest Overnight Accommodations: 6-10 miles|
|Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile|
|Special Features: Please note that this is a shoes-off venue and does not permit alcohol. Consequently it is well suited for retreats, workshops, corporate meetings and memorials. Weddings are also welcome if no alcohol and no shoes is not an issue.|
|Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,100|
|Year Renovated: 2009|