Our facility is adaptable and ready to use for a variety public, private and professional functions year-round. Not only does this place look great dressed up, but your guests will love that we are easy to find and we’re surrounded by ample parking. We’re even accessible via RIPTA #60 or the East Bay Bike Path!
This facility is beautiful inside and out. The “Schoolyard” out back is seasonally available. Our garden classroom and tented area are a great alternative venue for events that could benefit from some fun in the sun during the warmer months.
Our largest event space is flanked by enormous west-facing windows and refurbished blackboards, and adorned with soft, lantern lighting detail. Ideal for large events like banquets, cocktail parties, retail or tasting events, small trade shows or lectures.
Non-commercial cooking and classroom space with island counter, electric range, two ovens and movable refrigeration unit. Original maple hardwood floors, colorful walls and blackboards line the room with views of historic Main Street.
A cozy meeting space ideal for small groups. Big windows, bring light and complete privacy.
PLEASE FILL OUT AN EVENT NEEDS ASSESSMENT FORM THAT SUITS YOUR EVENT BEST:
Private events are non-ticketed celebratory occasions held for friends and family.
Professional events are meetings, workshops and/or promotional opportunities for businesses, nonprofits, trade organizations, consultants and/or educators.
Public events are special occasions held for public enjoyment, community engagement and/or fundraising.
We’ll be in touch as soon as possible to learn more details and discuss your needs.
Contact our Events Department to connect with our team to discuss your idea: email@example.com
Hope & Main’s Executive Office is open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and on weekends by appointment. Event Hosts are not permitted in the facility without advanced notice and permission.
The Hope & Main facility does not open earlier than 8am. All events must conclude in time to exit the facility by midnight.
Live animals are not permitted inside the facility. No exceptions.
Hope & Main is not air conditioned.
In support of our mission we prefer Event Hosts choose refreshments and catering through Hope & Main member companies and/or graduates. A complete list of eligible businesses can be found here.
Event Hosts are not required to hire Hope & Main-based companies, however, a cost increase will be applied. All outside caterers must provide a copy of current Catering and/or Food and Beverage License(s).
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted without:
Use of Hope & Main’s parking lot (known as the “Schoolyard”) is limited and not necessarily accessible to all Event Hosts. Free municipal parking is available on-street and adjacent to the facility on Franklin Street.
The name “HOPE & MAIN”, Company logos, pictures of Hope & Main and any other Hope & Main-owned intellectual property may not be reproduced or used without permission, as they are protected by trademark and copyright law.
Event hosts may not refer to Hope & Main as a sponsor or co-host without prior written approval.
Hope & Main is not required to promote or publicize any events.
Rates vary. Event Hosts are required to complete our Event Needs Assessment in order to allows us to provide an accurate estimate. 50% of the estimate is due in order to secure a reservation.