A brand new, multi-faceted venue in the heart of Brooklyn, NY with a lush open-air courtyard garden, warehouse with a private mezzanine lounge, a dining area with a catering kitchen, and a discreet wooden “treehouse.” The venue is available for all types of private events from art exhibits and performances to weddings and corporate functions.
Discovery, wonder, and the unexpected are big themes... Handmade mosaic murals tell stories of underground creatures. There are moving walls and secret doors. The plants are an idealized woodland, dressed-up cousins of what might have grown along the edges of fields and farms past. Birds, bees and butterflies are invited back. The buildings “breathe” with automated natural ventilation. Fountains and water features collect and recycle storm water for irrigation. A decade of design and construction led to a complex and interwoven series of architectural ideas that coalesced into a rare and unexpected nature retreat in New York City.
The garden is the heart of our venue, designed with the promise of a quiet moment outside. A vibrant mix of perennials with flowering interest throughout the growing seasons embrace its two connected courtyards. Here you’ll find a magnolia tree and camellias, golden grasses, smoke bush and chartreuse vines, evergreens, purple allium, ferns, and soft mossy carpets, plus plenty of happy bumbling bees and birds. Reclaimed water from the site is stored in a large underground tank and used to irrigate the garden. ADA accessible.
Our sun-drenched Warehouse boasts 25’ tall ceilings with skylights, an elevated DJ booth, custom cedar walls inspired by the cellular structure of birch trees, an 8x8 pivot door leading out to the gardens, restrooms, and a private mezzanine lounge with a balcony. Everything but the DJ booth and mezzanine lounge/balcony are ADA accessible.
Tucked back in the garden is our discreet wooden "treehouse" that can comfortably host 6 people. While not public, it is available as an add-on for any rental package. The path leading up to the treehouse is designed to encourage one to slow down and discover their surroundings. Inside the treehouse is a large window that opens onto the garden, and another window revealing a secret miniature garden. This limited access space is not ADA accessible.
A private dining and catering area with a wall that opens to the garden. The kitchen prep area includes a sink, large commercial fridge, non-commercial dishwasher, counter tops for food prep, and an ice machine. ADA accessible.