*We are now taking Production & Corporate bookings only Tuesday-Friday (7:00am-Midnight) in our 2,500 square foot co-working art studio and gallery.* We do not book for anything less than 8 hours. This is a shared space and artists will be working in their studios so production and events during the week must generally not affect the artists unless by previous arrangement.
SORRY: We DO NOT accept bookings for weddings or personal family events on This Open Space.
Our space has 13 foot high ceilings, lots of natural light, wood floors and is located in New Westminster’s heritage Distillery district in a 1929 former winery warehouse. We have hosted a variety of productions during the week including photoshoots (editorial, natural light, wedding, engagement, sets), video shoots, film productions, product launches, long table dinners, art shows, training and rehearsals as well as fundraisers.
Included in the rental are 21 banquet size tables, 110 vintage school house chairs, 3 small cocktail tables and a reception desk. We also have a rental vault of items that are available at an additional cost including string lights, love seats, easels, decor items, etc.
The ceiling has large beams on which we have installed hooks for hanging lighting and there are a number of pipes that have been left in the ceiling that can also be utilized.
There are two bathrooms; one is large and can double as a change room/area.
We have a complete kitchen facility, lacking only a stove. We are happy to provide catering partners upon request.
Free parking for 5 is located in the front of the building and up to 20 spaces in the back are available during the day. More parking spaces become available after 6pm. We have a front entrance only with a loading dock that can accommodate large trucks, as well as a another front entrance with a ramp.
We are very conveniently located across the street from the Braid St skytrain station and transit links and we are 1 minute off Hwy #1 at the Brunette interchange.
We do not recommend our space during the week for production or events that includes absolute quiet as there is a dog daycare on the lower floor of our building. There is intermittent dog barking between 7am-6:00pm during the week; we are also close to the railroad so there are also train noise at various times throughout the day.