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What’s the capacity of the Green Building?

We can accommodate up to 250 guests for cocktail parties or standing events, and 160 guests for a seated dinner with a dance floor. As the main room is adaptable to many different seating situations, why not make an appointment to view the space and realize its potential?

What’s the rental fee for a wedding or private event?

Our rental rates vary based on 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’s included in your rental fee?

Rental rates are for an all day rental beginning at 9am, allowing you plenty of time for set-up and break down…and to party up until 2am if you wish. The rate also includes the following experienced Green Building staff members:

*Private Events Manager from contract signing until the day-of your event.; this person will be present for all appointments, can assist with layout planning, timeline, vendor selection, and more. They will also be on location the day of your event to greet your vendors and assist them in settling in.
*Operations Manager who is present for the duration of your event to ensure the building stays in tip-top shape throughout the evening.
*Front-end manager who can assist with coats and gifts, hand out programs, call car services, and ensure that your guests stay comfortable and happy throughout the event.

Rental rates also include the following building amenities:

*Cleaning before and after the event
*Use of backstage / dressing area
*Use of 3,000 sq-ft outdoor courtyard  (add-on fee for 2014, included in rental rate for 2015)
*Two (2) mobile wooden bars
*Four (4) coat racks and approximately 200 hangers
*One (1) four-part mobile stage; each piece is 4′ x 8′ and 7″, 12″ or 24″ tall
*Audio / visual equipment including a projector with screen, audio control rack, two (2) wireless mics w/ stands, and one (1) lapel mic
*Six (6) garbage cans (heavy duty 55-gal garbage bags must be provided)
*Bathroom amenities
*Two (2) 4-ft folding tables

The Kitchen

650 sq. ft kitchen featuring ample counter space, (2) low-boy refrigerators, (1) 4′ x 2′ freezer, sink, 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. Caterers may opt to bring in additional cooking equipment. Please check with your Private Events Manager for any restrictions.

Staff Roles and Responsibilities:

Private Events Manager

Pre-and Post-Event Duties:

*Answers all questions or concerns throughout planning process
*Schedules vendor site visits
*Conducts final walk thru with client and caterer
*Assists in Green Building room layout and space planning
*Finalizes details regarding any additional Green Building packages (lighting, outdoor space, day-of-coordination, bar staffing)
*Coordinates all Green Building in-house furniture rental orders

Day of Duties:

*Opens building so that set-up may begin
*Greets and directs vendors and deliveries to the proper area
*Onsite through one hour after event start
*Makes sure all of The Green Building furniture, stage, and fixtures are arranged according to agreement
*Assists DJ or band with our PA system
*Maintains temperature and lighting
*Opens and closes large glass entry door as needed
*Oversees general cleanliness of the space, including lounge and “backstage” area

Operations Manager

*Onsite one hour prior to event start through complete load-out
*Maintains bathroom supplies throughout the evening
*Oversees general cleanliness of the space, including lounge and “backstage” area
*Assists host with coat check at guest arrival and departure
*Additional on-site duties as needed

Front End Manager

*Greets guests as they arrive
*Assists with coat check
*Assists with finding tables, placing gifts and party favors
*Calls car services at the end of the night for guests
*Oversees general cleanliness of the lobby and private lounge area

Maintenance Crew

*Cleans the space before and after your event
*Sets-up and breaks down furniture according to your floor plan if requested (additional fees will apply)

What other services do you provide?

In-house furniture rentals, bar staffing packages, day of coordination and partial planning services. Stay in touch as you begin planning to see what we have to offer!

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 10 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 speakeasy.
*All glasses, plates, silver, etc. back in their original crates, consolidated in the kitchen.
*Remove all food + drink 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 you have an outdoor space?

Yes, we have outdoor packages available. Please call or e-mail for rates.

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. Please inquire for more information. 

Does the building have heat and A/C?

Yes.

When can we get in to set up?

That depends on what type of event you’re having, but in most cases, you and your vendors gain access to The Green Building at 9 AM on the day of your event.

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 5-10 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 (3% service fee for credit cards).

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel up to 90 days prior to your scheduled event, you will receive your rental fee deposit back minus a $2,500.00 penalty fee. Within 90 days of the event you forfeit your rental fee deposit. If you decide to move the date of the event, you may do so, pending availability. We charge a $1,000.00 penalty for moving dates, plus any differences in room rental.

Is smoking allowed?

There is absolutely no smoking allowed inside The Green Building.

Are candles allowed?

All candles must be contained in votives. Open flames are not allowed anywhere in the building.

Can I keep the glass front door open during my event?

Yes, but it has to be closed by 10:00 PM to comply with NYC noise ordinance. Only a member of The Green Building staff may open or close the front door.

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. That being said, we are happy to recommend caterers, florists, event planners, DJs, and photographers. The one exception is that outside rentals are sourced through either The Green Building or Broadway Party Rentals.

Is there a dressing area onsite?

Yes. Many couples use out private lounge to relax with their wedding party before the main event, and some couples use it as a place to sneak away during the reception. There are many creative ways to use the space.

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 venue coordinator.

Is the building wheelchair accessible?

Yes.

What’s the bathroom situation?

Four (4) individual, unisex bathrooms, one of which is fully wheelchair-accessible.

Do I need to hire an event planner or coordinator?

If you’d like!  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 service and would be happy to discuss the options to best suit your needs!