Rent Our Space at 144 Montague

We’ve worked hard to create a beautiful space for our community, and we would love to share it with you. If you’re interested in renting our space, please read the info below then use the contact form to check availability and get started. Pricing was established with literary or artistic events, workshops, classes and retreats in mind. For other uses, such as weddings or corporate events, please reach out to us with details and your desired dates and we’ll get back to you with a quote.

 

Space details

Rental options

Day or Evening Event: $500

Regular availability: Mondays (8 AM–10 PM), Fridays and Saturdays (5–10 PM), except during scheduled Brooklyn Poets events. Additional availability on some Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, depending on the date.

Includes:

  • Use of our space for a 5-hour window (including set-up & clean-up)
  • Space is provided as-is and should be returned as-is
  • One member of our staff will be onsite to help oversee the space and assist with tech setup, but they are not responsible for working the event
  • Water (plus cups) available onsite

Additional options:

  • Setup & Cleanup: $100. We help set up before the event and clean the space after the event.
  • Additional Staff: $100. A member of our staff helps throughout your event. Required if book sales go through our store.
  • Wine service: $300. We provide and serve wine for up to 30 expected guests (this includes having a staff member on-hand to serve). Service for 30–50 expected guests costs $400; service for over 50 guests (to capacity) costs $500. Note: you cannot serve your own alcohol during your event, unless you hire a licensed catering service.
  • Promotion: $50. We share your promo materials to our social media networks.

All-Day Event: $1200

Includes:

  • Use of our space from 8 AM–10 PM
  • Space is provided as-is and should be returned as-is
  • One member of our staff will be on-site to help oversee the space and assist with tech setup, but they are not responsible for working your event
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and water (plus cups) onsite for up to 40 people

Additional options:

  • Setup & Cleanup: $150. We help set up before the event and clean the space after the event.
  • Additional Staff: $300. Two members of our staff help throughout your event. Required if book sales go through our store.
  • Wine service: $300. We provide and serve wine for up to 30 expected guests (this includes having a staff member on-hand to serve). Service for 30–50 expected guests costs $400; service for over 50 guests (to capacity) costs $500. Note: you cannot serve your own alcohol during your event, unless you hire a licensed catering service.
  • Promotion: $50. We share your promo materials to our social media networks.

Other info

We offer a 10% discount off the base rental fee for members and 20% off for nonprofits, authors doing a first-book launch, or writers from / organizations serving historically underserved and marginalized communities. Discounts cannot be combined. Add-ons are not discounted because we need to pay our staff for their time.

For events including book or periodical sales, we can place orders and process sales through our store for the additional staff fee ($100), as someone will have to work your event. Otherwise you are responsible for stocking and processing your own sales.

If you’re doing an event with paid tickets, let us know on the rental inquiry form to discuss partnering options to reduce up-front costs.

If you’re interested in renting our space for a multi-day event, let us know the dates and details of your event on the rental inquiry form for a custom quote.