Renting Space

We have event and meeting spaces throughout the church that can accommodate groups from 2 to 700. We welcome rentals of all kinds, from community groups to artistic performances to film companies.

Sanctuary

Mahogany wood, soaring ceilings and ten Tiffany windows have made this a majestic and welcoming space since 1847. One of the great early churches of the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, our sanctuary holds the history, hopes and prayers of thousands.

William B. Olmstead designed the building in the Gothic Revival style with two side balconies and a ceiling that rises more than 40 feet. Our historic sanctuary is fully equipped with sound amplification, video recording and live web streaming.

The sanctuary floor seats 484 individuals. The balcony seats an additional 192 people.

Amenities with Additional Cost:

    • WiFi
    • Livestream
    • Grand piano

Seating Capacity: 515 – 676

Elliott Room

The sweeping expanse of this room is enhanced by a wall of windows and beautifully maintained hard wood floors. Perfect for a sit-down dinner for 100 or a stand-up cocktail reception for twice that. This versatile room has hosted birthday parties, cabarets, bar and bat mitzvahs, retreats and auctions. Gold gilded mirrors grace the walls and beautiful antique furniture adds to the charm.

Amenities with Additional Cost:

  • Baby grand piano
  • Sound system
  • High top cocktail tables
  • Tablecloths

Seating Capacity: 100 at tables
150 in chairs only
200 standing

Kitchen

Perfect preparation space for catered events in the Elliott Room. This simply outfitted kitchen includes basic kitchen utensils, a standard refrigerator with top freezer, stainless steel sink, and food preparation counters. There are two microwaves available for use but no oven or stove.

Max. Capacity: 4

Rose Room

This gathering space, located adjacent to the kitchen and Elliott Room, is a perfect holding area for catered affairs needing the kitchen, but can also expand the seating capacity of the Elliott Room. This beautiful space boasts a wall of fine-detailed windows bathing the room in natural light and is ideal for workshops, small trainings, and baby showers. The room can be equipped with chairs and tables as needed.

Max Capacity: 25

Amenities with Additional Cost:

  • WiFi
  • TV monitor – may be linked to tablets and laptops for presentations

Thurman Library

Enhanced by the architecture of bay window seating, this room offers beautiful natural light and floor to ceiling bookshelves that lend themselves to the room’s studious atmosphere. The inviting space features an enormous fireplace and is ideal for small group studies, private receptions, green rooms, and cozy meetings. A private bathroom and coat closet round out the amenities.

Max. Capacity: 20

Room Rental Inquiry

Hold your event at First Church Brooklyn, we’re happy to have you. Requests should be made no later than 10 days in advance of rental date.