Rental Venues for Meetings and Events

Northbrae Community Church offers rooms for rent to the community. Popular events include weddings, memorials, anniversaries, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and other milestone events, classes, seminars, and a wide variety of community gatherings, both large and small.

Click on the rooms below to see photos and details.

The chapel is a spacious A-frame building with traditional pews and beautiful stained-glass windows on three sides.  It is ideal for weddings, memorials, religious events, concerts, and meetings. 

The building is fully carpeted with 34 pews and additional seating in the stage area for a capacity of 300 people.  It is constructed of redwood, stone, and glass.  It includes an organ, piano, pulpit, and lecterns.  The sound system includes three microphones.  Ceremonies can be live streamed and recorded by Northbrae using a multiple camera system.  A projector and screen are also available for videos and slideshows.  The chapel is wheelchair accessible.  A 37 space parking lot is located on the north side with additional street parking all around the campus.

The 3,500 square foot building includes beautiful full height stained-glass window on both ends, and additional stained-glass windows on one side depicting major world religions, and full height sliding glass doors on the fourth side looking out on a walled garden.  A removable cross, menorah, and torch can be placed on the alter, symbolizing the Christian, Jewish, and other religious traditions from which Northbrae draws its religious perspective of openness.

Haver Hall is a large meeting hall with a stage and adjoining kitchen. It is ideal for receptions, anniversary celebrations, and all types of community gatherings.

The room has high ceilings and a low rise stage with 3,144 square feet of space and a capacity of 250 people for theater seating and 150 for dining.  The room includes a baby grand piano, one microphone sound system, and large pull down screen.  A projector is available for videos and slideshows.  The raised stage includes stage lighting.  200 matching padded folding chairs are available.  Twenty-one round tables and 21 rectangular tables can accommodate multiple dining configurations.  The floor is vinyl tile. 

A large commercial kitchen adjoins Haver Hall, see Kitchen section for details.  Haver Hall is often used in combination with the Chapel, Parlor, and Kitchen for large catered events such as weddings, memorials, and anniversaries.

Haver Hall is wheelchair accessible.  Two newly remodeled restrooms are located on the first floor (one wheelchair accessible) and two additional restrooms are upstairs.  Windows are located on three sides.  One side opens to the 37 space parking lot with additional street parking all around the campus.

The Parlor is a warm and inviting carpeted room with fireplace and large bay windows, ideal for smaller community events.

The 1,050 square foot room has high ceilings and a capacity of 80 people. It can be provided with fully padded folding chairs, folding tables, a piano, portable lectern, portable screen, and whiteboard.  It directly adjoins the kitchen and can be used for dining.  It also opens to the entry and chapel, and is often used in combination with the Chapel and Haver Hall for large catered events such as weddings, memorials, and anniversaries.  It is wheelchair accessible.

The commercial Kitchen is directly adjacent to Haver Hall, the Parlor, and the parking lot.  It is ideal for catering large and small events in the adjoining rooms for up to 150 people. 

The Kitchen includes stainless steel counters, 12 gas burners, 4 gas ovens, a kitchen hood, three sinks, coffee makers, a commercial dishwasher, a commercial refrigerator, and freezer.  A number of rules apply to use of the kitchen by caterers.

Kitchen Option 1:  $50 per day for use of counter space and available fridge space for preparation of light refreshments. NO USE OF dishwasher, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, or coffee pots.

Kitchen Option 2:  $150 per day for use of kitchen for potluck meals, including ovens to warm pre-prepared food and coffee pots. No use of Northbrae dishes, utensils, pots and pans.

Kitchen Option 3:  Catered meals. Consult with the office. Caterers must be approved by the office and have insurance for damage.

The Gallery is a large and airy room upstairs, ideal for meetings.  The 960 square foot room has a capacity for 80 people and is accessible by either the central staircase or a private exterior staircase. 

There is no elevator to the 2nd floor.  The room is fully carpeted and windows line the entire south facing wall.  The room can be set up with a unique semicircular table arrangement with padded chairs, or folding chairs, or other table/chair configurations. 

A small kitchenette and two newly remodeled restrooms are directly adjacent to the Gallery.  The entire suite of rooms with separate 2nd floor entrance make for a very private meeting area.

Meeting Room 2 on the 2nd floor is ideal for meetings with 18 people or less.  This 550 square foot room is carpeted with windows on the north wall.  This room doubles as a children’s playroom and nursery, and is fully stocked with toys.  It can be set up with any combination of chairs and tables, often with a conference room setup or a circle of chairs around a low table.  It is accessed by the central staircase and there is no elevator to the 2nd floor.   Two newly remodeled restrooms and a kitchenette are located nearby.

The Sacred Hoop Garden is a large enclosed exterior garden located behind the chapel, ideal for small outdoor weddings, memorials, meditation groups, and private meetings.  Approximately 20 to 30 people can fit comfortably inside this private garden, either standing or seated.  Folding chairs can be moved out into the garden for events.

The Sacred Hoop Garden includes 2,000 square feet of native plants enclosed by a six foot tall stone wall.  It is dedicated in memory of the indigenous people that once lived here.  The centerpiece is a medicine wheel circled by sitting rocks. 

A columbarium is tucked in one corner.   It is a very private, beautiful, and sacred space.

The 37 space parking lot is located between the Chapel, Haver Hall, and the Dandelion preschool.  A portion of it can be rented for outdoor events when not needed for parking.  It has been used for outdoor meetings, overflow seating and tables for weddings and memorials, outdoor yard sales, and staging for Hollywood movies.

BOOKING YOUR EVENT

Contact the the Northbrae Administrator at the church office (510) 526-3805 to book your event. Office hours are 10 to 12 and 1 to 4 on weekdays. Our office administrator can also be reached by email at northbrae3@gmail.com.

Events in the Chapel, Haver Hall, and/or the Parlor occurring on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday must be rented for a minimum of 4 hours.

Include setup time before events and cleanup time after events in the hours the space will be used.

Northbrae spaces are available for rentals between 10am and 10pm Mon-Sat, and between 2pm and 10pm on Sundays. Please contact the office to find out if the date and time you are interested in is available.

Live streaming and video recording by Northbrae staff with Northbrae equipment: $300 per hour for 2 hours or less, $100 per hour for each additional hour. Available Saturdays and Sundays only.

Use of Northbrae projector: $50 per event

DEPOSITS

A deposit of 25% is required to secure use of the space. It is the responsibility of the renter to remove all waste and clean the space after the event. If damage to Northbrae property occurs and/or if additional cleaning is required, the renter will be charged by Northbrae for costs incurred.
The deposit is due at booking to secure the space. Payment for the full amount of the event is due no later than 30 days prior to the event. Checks should be made out to Northbrae Community Church.

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