Beautiful concrete and fir beam studio space in Railtown. Coworking studio for creative production by day, workshop, meeting and event space on evenings and weekends. Furnished with gorgeous locally made furniture, high end espresso machines and a myriad of unique touches that make for a truly warm and welcoming space.
We offer rentals for fundraiser events, workshops, classes, team building, meetups, film shoots etc. Ideal for social gatherings of 25 to 100 people, the space features several break out spaces and loungey areas to give your guests room to roam, or to choose an area to settle into.
There is a complete kitchen facility, lacking only a stove. We can provide catering partners upon request, as well as event staffing if needed. We also have a BBQ and a kegerator!
Located in Vancouver's Railtown Art & Design district, there is ample street parking at night, and we have space for up to 20 bikes in our secure indoor bike parking area.
** Please note that we give priority to community and arts & culture events. We are a non-profit organization with a primary mandate to provide space to values aligned organizations and individuals. Our venue is not suited to private sit down dinners, with very rare exception - a wine tasting, a food pairing, exclusive but not exclusionary. We book private birthday parties, weddings or other gatherings very rarely, and no further than one month in advance. **
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Cleaning Fee: $100
Minimum Booking: 2 hours
View Cancellation Policy (full refund within 24 hours)
INFORMATION FOR EVENT & WORKSHOP HOSTS
You may use any chair or furniture that IS NOT in an OFF LIMITS AREA
Consult the map to be sure which areas that includes
Return all furniture to where you got it from
TWO PEOPLE to move ANY FURNITURE. DO NOT DRAG ANY DESK!!
Please COUNT YOUR ATTENDEES and note the date and the name of the event on the sheet provided
IN THE KITCHEN
There are instructions on how to use the espresso machine on the wall in the kitchen
If you’re not sure, ASK!
We appreciate a $2 donation for a fancy coffee, you can place it in the glass bowl. Thanks!
CLEAN the espresso machine after each use, especially the steam wand
If it’s full of clean dishes, empty it. Detergent is under the kitchen sink. Just push start.
DO NOT leave dirty dishes in the sink
IF you don’t want to empty a clean dishwasher, do your dishes by hand
RINSE THE SINK!
If you’re leaving food behind to share, please mark it as shared or leave a note
Do not leave any food out on the counter
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Call D immediately
The First Aid Kit is in the bathroom cabinet
In case of a power outage, there are flashlights, candles and radios in the red foot stool in the West Lounge
The most convenient fire exit is past the bike parking at the North End of the building
GARBAGE, RECYCLING AND GENERAL CLEANUP
All waste is separated into GARBAGE, RECYCLING and COMPOST
Receptacles for each are marked on the floor plan
All bins are marked with their purpose
Organic waste goes into the bin in the freezer. NO ORGANIC WASTE IN GARBAGE!!!
If you fill a garbage bag to the top, tie it off and remove it from the bin
Extra garbage bags & other cleaning supplies are under the bathroom sink
If you fill a recycling bin, empty it into the large bins, past the bike rack
DO NOT LEAVE ANY GARBAGE OR RECYCLING IN SHARED AREAS
RINSE OUT THE SINK
Dirty cloths go in the grey bin under the bathroom counter
There is a folder of take out menus in the kitchen drawer
Some drivers are used to delivering in the back, so make sure to specify front door
Empty any leftover food debris into the freezer compost and rinse containers before putting in recycling or garbage
Make sure the Garage door is closed, both pins are in and the gate is locked
Key for the gate is in the freezer of the red fridge in the North Lounge
Turn off all lights except for the overhead kitchen light
Make sure the projector is off if you used it, and return it to where it belongs
Set the alarm (if applicable) and make sure the door shuts firmly behind you.
Protected by $2,000,000 Host Insurance
Every booking on thisopenspace includes liability coverage, at no additional cost.
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