What's the capacity of the Green Building?
We can accommodate up to 250 guests for a cocktail party or 160 for a sit-down dinner with room for a dance floor.
What's the rental fee for an event at the Green Building?
Our rental rates vary based on the time of week and year. Please send us an email detailing the nature of your event, estimated attendance, and timing, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You may also call our office, Mon – Thurs 10 AM – 6 PM and Friday 10 AM – 3 PM, at 718.522.3363.
What dates are still available for rental?
Please check our calendar for availabilities.
How do I book a date?
A 50% deposit of the rental fee is due at the time of booking. In addition, we require a $500 security deposit, which is refunded 10-15 business days after the event, provided there are no damages. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the event. The Green Building accepts check, money order, and all major credit cards.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel up to 120 days prior to your scheduled event, you will receive your rental fee deposit back minus a $3,000.00 penalty fee. Within 90 days of the event you forfeit your rental fee deposit. If you decide to move the date of the wedding, you may do so, pending availability. We charge a $500 booking fee for date change.
Where are you located?
The Green Building is in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Gowanus is a largely industrial strip nestled between its residential neighbors, Carroll Gardens and Park Slope.
Are there any restrictions on vendors I can use?
We pride ourselves on being flexible and accommodating; you may use the vendors of your choice. However, rental items (i.e furniture, glassware, flatware, etc.) must be sourced through either The Green Building or Broadway Party Rentals. Please see our list of preferred vendors who we trust to provide excellent service.
Do I need to hire an event planner or coordinator?
Yes. A manager will be on-site during your event to answer any questions, provide general assistance and oversee the building and our staff, but he/she will not coordinate your event. Your caterer may be able to provide these services. The Green Building provides additional day of coordination services and would be happy to discuss the options to best suit your needs!
Am I responsible for clean-up?
The Green Building will clean the space before and after your event: sweeping, mopping, detailing the bathroom, and taking care of any necessary repairs.
In order to get your full security deposit back, you (or your caterer) must complete the following break down procedures immediately following your event:
• All centerpieces, candles, additional décor and alcohol must be removed from tables, neatly packed away, and consolidated in the kitchen or foyer. You may store personal belongings overnight, but must arrange for pick-up no later than 11 AM the following morning.
•Linens must be bundled and tied, or bagged and consolidated with outside rentals.
• Tables and chairs must be folded and stacked against one wall in the main space. Green Building furniture rentals must be separated from outside rentals when applicable.
• Glasses, dishes, food, drinks and personal items removed from lounge area.
• All glasses, plates, silver, etc. back in their original crates, consolidated in the kitchen.
• Food + drink removed from kitchen.
• Bars emptied of ice, completely drained, wiped down, and dried. Remove all products, candles, and coasters.
• Break down all boxes, bag all trash and remove from kitchen through rear emergency exit. Green Building staff will provide large format receptacle.
Do I need to provide my own insurance?
We require you to provide a certificate of insurance that covers your vendors. Your caterer may be able to add your vendors as additional insured to their policy. We require $1M general aggregate / $1M per occurrence including property damage. Your policy should include Host Liquor Liability if you are serving alcohol. We recommend wedsafe.com or privateeventinsurance.com. The policy will cost approximately $175 and can be purchased up to 24 hours before your event. Please have a copy of the policy sent directly to your private event manager
Is there a kitchen?
The Green Building includes a 500 sq. ft kitchen featuring ample counter space, (2) low-boy refrigerators, (1) 4’ x 2’ freezer, sink, and trash cans; eight outlets on separate 20-amp breakers and one outlet on a 60-amp breaker. There is a separate service entrance into the kitchen from Union Street as well as an outdoor prep area for catering grills, smokers and deep frying. Caterers may opt to bring in additional cooking equipment. Please check with your venue coordinator for any restrictions.
Where do my guests park?
Street parking is available. Should your guests need directions or a car service at the end of the evening, our front-end manager will happily assist. Local valet companies are also available for hire.
Does the building have heat and A/C?
When can we get in to set up?
That depends on the type of event you’re hosting, but in most cases, you and your vendors gain access to The Green Building at 9 AM on the day of your event.
Do you have an outdoor space?
Yes, use of our 2400 sq. ft. courtyard is included in your rental.
Is smoking allowed?
There is absolutely no smoking allowed onsite.
Are candles allowed?
Yes, however all candles must be contained in votives. Open flames are not allowed anywhere in the building.
Can I keep the large glass doors open during my event?
Yes, but the doors must be closed by 10:00 pm to comply with NYC noise ordinance. Only a member of The Green Building staff may open or close these doors.
Is the building wheelchair accessible?
What's the deal with the bathroom situation?
Four (4) individual, unisex bathrooms, one of which is wheelchair-accessible.
The photos on the site are so awesome!
We are thankful for the photographers who provide us with stunning images of our space. Please refer to our preferred vendor list to see a list of our favorite photographers.