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
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA
Two meeting rooms. Meeting Room 1: 60 people auditorium style
Meeting Room 2: 20 people. See their website for rates and details.
Burger King
344 King Street, Northampton
Community Room fits up to 30
Click Workspace
9½ Market Street, Northampton
Large conference room (seats up to 32), small meeting rooms (seats up to 8). White board walls, green screen video walls, podcasting space, digital projector, and projection screens/walls.
First floor event space (seats 80-100, stands 100+, evenings and weekends only) with grand piano.
Contact: Alison Klejna,
Comfort Inn
237 Russell St (Rte 9), Hadley
Meeting room holds up to 40; rentals start at $75.
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.
Florence Civic Center
90 Park Street, Florence
Fee required
Contact: Mike Flynn, 584-5048 Mon.-Fri., 7-5
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;
Hotel Northampton
36 King Street, Northampton
including banquets and receptions
413 587-8105
Jones Library
43 Amity Street, Amherst
Fee if group is making money
Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street, Florence
Not available to for-profit or purely social meetings; Room seats up to 40 people, auditorium style, without tables
Look Memorial Park
300 North Main Street (Rte. 9), Florence
Pavilions; garden house
Contact: Jillian Larkin, 413-584-5457
Northampton Community Music Center
139 South Street, Northampton
Recital Hall A seats 75; $140 first two hours, $60 each additional hour
Recital Hall B seats 35-40; $80 first two hours, $30 each additional hour
Large Classroom 
accommodates 20-30; $25 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.
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), $25; Social Room (seats about 40 – includes conference tables), $40; Worship Room (seats 50-100 – includes benches), $75; kitchen use, $15,  WiFi, $15.
Contact: Bruce, 413-539-0574.
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
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)
Packard’s – The Library Room
14 Masonic Street, Northampton
Maximum 10 people
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.
Contact: John Nuhn, 413-586-6393 or
Smith College
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
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 or call (413) 585-6977.
Summit View Banquet & Meeting Hall
555 Northampton Street, Holyoke
The Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
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.