This beautiful, airy 3,000 square foot loft space on a charming, quiet block in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn has an open plan flooded with natural light. Twelve-foot high ceilings, warm wide-plank oak floors, and eight-foot high south-facing windows with sunset views are characteristic of the entire loft. 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 50 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. Most lighting is adjustable. Wooden chairs and tables are provided as well as meditation cushions if needed.
With a total capacity of 50, the space is ideal for spiritual retreats, community meetings, small conferences and corporate retreats. Due to building regulations we cannot rent our space for baby or wedding showers, bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs, or any type of dinner or party, religious or otherwise. Use of the space for weddings is reserved for Brooklyn Zen Center members only.
Please note that Brooklyn Zen Center is a completely drug and alchohol-free space. Our maximum capacity is 50 people.
We are located one block from the M/R Union Street subway station, which in turn is only one stop away from the Atlantic/Pacific station that services the D/M/N/R/B/Q/2/3/4/5 lines as well as the Long Island Railroad. The Carroll Street stop on the F and G lines is also a little over 4 long blocks away. Weekend street parking is easily found. Here is a map of our location.
If you are interested in renting Brooklyn Zen Center for your event, please fill out this request form. Thank you. We look forward to working with you.