Invisible Dog Event Space FAQs
What types of spaces do you offer for events?
Main Gallery: 4000 square feet, double height ceiling, storefront windows with view to street, original floors.
Pop-Up Store: Rate by request only.
Glass House: Rate by request only.
Garden: Rate by request only.
How much does the main gallery cost?
The space rental fee for the ground floor is between $2,500 & $6,000. This will grant you access to the space from 9AM until 10PM.
Your guests must leave at 10pm. You and your staff can have until 11pm to clean up before a hard-out occurs at 11; you will be charged an extra $300 for every hour you are here past 11pm. You cannot use this fee as a way of extending your stay in the space.
Supervision to assist with cleaning as well as use of our equipment (see below) incurs additional fees.
Certain times (i.e. certain weekdays) allow some flexibility and discounted rate. Please ask, if this is of interest to you!
We also offer discounts for rentals taking place over a period of days.
Your vendors have from 9am-11am on the day of and from 9am-11am on the following day to deliver and pick up. If your vendor is still working past 11AM on the following day for pickup, we will charge you $100/hour starting at 11am.
You also have from 9am-11am the following day to clean up. If you do not clean thoroughly you will be charged $100/hour beginning at 11am for any work that is not finished.
For a complete quote, email us with date(s), duration, approximate number of people, and a brief description of your event.
Some example quotes?
- Hi! I would like to have my wedding at the Invisible Dog. We are hoping to hold the event on Saturday in May. How much would that cost?
- We need some more information, but typically weddings cost $6,000 for the space rental and sanitation fee.
Good morning! I need a space for a board meeting. There will be 25 people on a Wednesday evening, and including set-up and load-out, we’ll need the venue from 5 to 7:30pm. We will need a projector and the sound system. What is the rate?
We can rent you the ground floor as well as the technical equipment for $1,000.
My daughter Rachel will have her bat mitzvah on an afternoon in October. We will have about 60 guests. It will be a catered luncheon, and we will have a DJ. What is the rate?
It should run $2,500 for the space plus some nominal fees for clean up, sanitation, etc.
Hi - this is Nina from Risa Magazine. I am interested in renting your space for a 6 hour photo shoot on Monday from 8am to 5pm. We’ll be about 8 people total. We will bring in our own equipment, but require the use of two tables and 8 chairs. We will be bringing in some high-powered lighting instruments. What do you charge?
Given the duration of the event and the need for power, between $1,000 and $1,500.
Hi Lucien! Diana said I should reach out to you. I’m a looking for a space to hold a product testing on a Tuesday afternoon from 1-5pm. I need about 25 chairs and expect as many people. No mics, no speakers, but will need a table. What could I rent for?
We can rent the space for $500.
I run a non-profit organization, and I would like to rent your space for a week for a series of public presentations. What would that cost?
We need more information about technical requirements, but the space itself should not cost more than $6,000.
Do you host events for children?
Like any good dog (invisible and visible), we love children. At countless openings, we’ve noticed the look of wonder and delight on the faces of young children as they discover works of art. Just as we want to foster the creativity of our artists-in-residence, we want to encourage engagement with the arts as early as childhood. And so, we invite you to have your child’s birthday party at The Invisible Dog. We will work with you to design an interactive art project that your child and their party guests will enjoy working on with one of our artists-in-residence. You will not have to worry about set-up or clean-up, as our staff will be on hand. You will only need to provide food, beverages and supervision. The entire party, including the fee for the artist, is a flat rate of $500 (for up to 15 children for two hours). Parties are available for scheduling on Saturdays and Sundays before 5pm. Please try to schedule at least 2 weeks ahead of your event.
To schedule your child’s party, please contact (link).
Do you have any equipment I might need available on site with a surcharge?
- Sound system/PA and microphone and all necessary cables
- 00 black folding chairs - if more is needed, we can recommend an inexpensive vendor who can also supply you with tables and delivery/pickup
- 2 Projectors
- DVD players
12 channel mixer
What about security and insurance?
You must have an event supervisor or security. For $300, we will hire someone for you. You can provide your own, but you must show proof of having done so in writing. You must also provide event insurance. Some caterers can add you to their policy; otherwise, you can purchase it online. You will need a policy of $1M and you will need to add The Invisible Dog Holding Company LLC as an additional insured. We require a $1,500 security deposit at time of booking in a separate check. This check will be deposited, and we will refund you one week after your event, provided you do not damage the space or incur any extra fees.
What about other vendors, caterers, flowers, DJ…?
You are free to work with whomever you like. Our favorite vendor is AZ Party Rentals Brooklyn. AZ offers a full array of tables, chairs, flatware, linens, chafing dishes, serving pieces and more at a variety of price points. The most reliable delivery and pick up, and best prices, that we have worked with in 5 years of events!
A few important notes:
The Invisible Dog wants to help you host the event of your dreams, but we also want our neighbors to enjoy their own homes unburdened by noise or commotion from the street. We will set an appropriate volume level together so you can have fun and our neighbors can have some peace. We welcome you to bring catering in for your event, and we’ll gladly suggest local vendors, but we have no refrigeration or cooking appliances on site, so those will need to be brought in. Your rental fee includes 6 bags of garbage; if you create additional refuse, you will be charged at additional $10/bag. After your initial visit to the space, we permit 2 more site visits only. These visits must take place during public hours, which are from 1-7pm Thursday-Saturday and from 1-5pm on Sunday.
Who has hosted events in the past?
- Recession Art, One Story, Thai Alliance, Resource Magazine, Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival- Beam Camp, Slow Food NYC, Johannes Leonardo, Green City Force, A.P.C., Gowanus Development, Brooklyn Beta, PS29, PS261, PS58, and the Brooklyn Montessori School, Brooklyn Magazine, Barney’s, New York Times, T Magazine, Microsoft, Creative Mornings, Highline, Native Destination, Tupperware, OpenPlan, Gefelteria, Brooklyn Kindergaten, ArtSpace.com, AESOP [NYC]
- eleste Foundation [Italy]
- Walls and Bridges Villa Gillet, Le Figaro [France]
- Art Work for Youth [South Africa]
- ECI [Netherlands]
- One Kings Lane [San Francisco]
- ansas City Art Institute [Kansas]
The Mountain School [Vermont]
You're in good company!
May I see photos?
For more information, or to schedule an appointment to see the space, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.