Meeting Facilities in the Northampton Area

Here is a selection of places in Northampton & nearby where it is possible to reserve space for meetings. (Forbes Library also has meeting rooms which may be reserved.)

Annunciation Church
87 Beacon Street, Florence
Classroom-type rooms
413-584-1520
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA
413-584-3009
Two meeting rooms. Meeting Room 1: 60 people auditorium style
Meeting Room 2: 20 people. See their website for rates and details.
http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/arcadia/private-functions-events
Burger King
344 King Street, Northampton
Community Room fits up to 30
413-584-6376
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
1 Atwood Drive, Northampton
http://www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-northampton-massachusetts-MA117
413-586-1211
Comfort Inn
237 Russell St (Rte 9), Hadley
Meeting room holds up to 40; rentals start at $75.
http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-hadley-massachusetts-MA090
Contact: Connie Foster, 413-584-4800
First Churches
125 Main Street, Northampton
Several meeting places ranging from parlors holding 50-75, to Lyman Hall holding 200, to the sanctuary holding up to 1,000. Requested donations vary depending on venue and number of people; call to ask.
http://firstchurches.org/room-use/
413-584-9392
Florence Civic Center
90 Park Street, Florence
Fee required
http://www.florencecivic.org/
Contact: Mike Flynn, 584-5048 Mon.-Fri., 7-5
Florence Community Center
140 Pine Street, Florence
Some evenings only; classroom or auditorium
413-587-1157
Florence Congregational Church
130 Pine Street, Florence
Use may need approval by church board (meets on 3rd Wednesdays); price based on number of people, type of group, etc.)
413-584-1325, Mon., Wed. & Thurs., 9-1
Forbes Library
20 West Street, Northampton
Two smaller and two larger meeting places;
http://www.forbeslibrary.org/policies/meeting-room.shtml
413-587-1017
Hotel Northampton
36 King Street, Northampton
including banquets and receptions
http://www.hotelnorthampton.com/meetings
413 587-8105
Jones Library
43 Amity Street, Amherst
Fee if group is making money
http://www.joneslibrary.org/faq/index.html#rooms
413-259-3090
Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street, Florence
Not available to for-profit or purely social meetings; holds up to 80 people
http://www.lillylibrary.org/meeting.html
413-587-1500
Look Memorial Park
300 North Main Street (Rte. 9), Florence
Pavilions; garden house
Fees
http://www.lookpark.org/index.php
Contact: Jillian Larkin, 413-584-5457
Media Education Foundation
60 Masonic Street, Northampton
Must be a non-profit & non-government group or a community group; fees for use of some equipment. Holds 50 for most gatherings or a few more for theater-style seating. Most Fridays are booked up for a film series.
http://www.mediaed.org/wp/community-room
Contact: Kelly Marciano, 413-584-8500.
Northampton Center for the Arts
17 New South Street, Northampton
http://nohoarts.org/page/use_the_center
Fees
413-584-7327
Northampton Community Music Center
139 South Street, Northampton
Recital Hall seats 75; $80 first hour, $50 each additional hour
Large Room accommodates 20-30; $30 per hour
Medium Room accommodates 10-12; $20 per hour
Small Room accommodates 4-5; $15 per hour.
Discounts available to nonprofit organizations. Insurance rider required.
Recital hall has 75 upholstered folding chairs, two grand pianos, and music stands; renter assumes cost of piano tuning, if needed. No additional equipment provided.
Folding tables available for reception, which can be held in the front lobby – no food or drink allowed in recital hall or studio rooms.
Recital Hall will be renovated in Spring 2009.
http://www.ncmc.net/home.html
Northampton Friends Meeting House
43 Center Street, Northampton
“We happily rent our space to like-minded groups who seek spirit led solutions…”. Classrooms (seat about 12), $20; Social Room (seats about 40 – includes conference tables), $30; Worship Room (seats 50-100 – includes benches); kitchen use, $15.
Contact: Naomi Yanis, 413-586-3399
http://northampton.quaker.org/
Northampton Housing Authority – Walter Salvo House
Must be non-profit or a community group, and be sponsored by a resident of this or one of the facilities below, or by a member of the Housing Authority. Fee: $30 an hour (2 hour minimum); may be waived in some circumstances. An application must be filled out.
Contact: John Hite, 413-584-4030 ext 211, or jhite@hamphousing.org
Other places available through the same contact:
Joseph McDonald House, 49 Old South St; handicapped accessible (35 people)
Cahill Apartments, 35 Fruit St; parking not good (30 people)
John Tobin Manor, 56 Maple St., Florence; handicapped accessible (50 people)
Owl and Raven
2 Conz St Unit #42, Northampton
Accessible by stairs only
http://owlandraven.org/about-us/
Owl and Raven is available as a low-cost meeting space for likeminded community groups. Preference is given to ongoing groups that meet regularly, as our schedule can fill up quickly.
2-week minimum notice is required for scheduling
Hourly rate: $15/hour (rate negotiable for ongoing groups)
Contact: 413-341-6494 or contact@owlandraven.org (email is most reliable)
Capacity: 2 separate rooms available, each with a maximum capacity of 10-12
Packard’s – The Library Room
14 Masonic Street, Northampton
Maximum 10 people
http://www.packardsbar.com/index.php/private-parties
413-584-5957
The State Room
35 State Street, Northampton
2,000 square foot space that can be arranged to accommodate small groups up to 60. Climate controlled and sound system.

http://www.TheStateRoom.net/

Contact: John Nuhn, 413-586-6393 or john@35StateStreet.com

Smith College
Northampton
Requires contract and insurance liability certificate
$37.50 for nonprofits for a classroom; ask about other options (ballroom, halls, etc.)
http://www.smith.edu/emo/external.php
Contact: Karen Brunette, 413-585-2892 or kbrunett@smith.edu
Smith College Conference Room
Northampton
Available for rental to the community for private and professional events. Can accommodate groups from five – 300. Equipped with Audio/visual capabilities and onsite professional-scale kitchen.
http://www.smith.edu/emo/conference.php
Contact: Addison MacDonald at amacdona@smith.edu or call (413) 585-6977.
Summit View Banquet & Meeting Hall
555 Northampton Street, Holyoke
http://www.summitviewbanquethouse.com/
413-538-7431
Unitarian Church
Main Street, Northampton
Large basement room holds 50+ people, depending on configuration. Must be a non-profit & non-government or community group. Other rooms may also be available, and kitchen use for an additional $75. Fee: $50, plus $25 deposit for the key, refundable.
http://www.uunorthampton.org/index.php
Contact: Misty Eastman, 413-584-1390