Northampton Meeting Facilities
Here is a selection of places in Northampton & nearby where it is possible to reserve space for meetings. To submit additions or corrections please contact us.
(Forbes Library also has meeting rooms which may be reserved in accordance with our meeting room policy.)
87 Beacon Street, Florence
344 King Street, Northampton
Community Room fits up to 30
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
1 Atwood Drive, Northampton
237 Russell St (Rte 9), Hadley
Meeting room holds up to 40; rentals start at $75.
Contact: Connie Foster, 413-584-4800
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.
Florence Civic Center
90 Park Street, Florence
Contact: Mike Flynn, 584-5048 Mon.-Fri., 7-5
Florence Community Center
140 Pine Street, Florence
Some evenings only; classroom or auditorium
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
20 West Street, Northampton
Two smaller and two larger meeting places;
36 King Street, Northampton
including banquets and receptions
43 Amity Street, Amherst
Fee if group is making money
19 Meadow Street, Florence
Not available to for-profit or purely social meetings; holds up to 80 people
Look Memorial Park
300 North Main Street (Rte. 9), Florence
Pavilions; garden house
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.
Contact: Kelly Marciano, 413-584-8500.
Northampton Center for the Arts
17 New South Street, Northampton
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com (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
34 State Street, Northampton
2,000 square foot space that can be arranged to accommodate small groups up to 60. Climate controlled and sound system.
Contact: John Nuhn, 413-586-6393 or john@35StateStreet.com
Requires contract and insurance liability certificate
$37.50 for nonprofits for a classroom; ask about other options (ballroom, halls, etc.)
Contact: Karen Brunette, 413-585-2892 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Smith College Conference Room
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.
Contact: Addison MacDonald at email@example.com or call (413) 585-6977.
Summit View Banquet & Meeting Hall
555 Northampton Street, Holyoke
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.
Contact: Misty Eastman, 413-584-1390