Host your event with us

Our century-old school building boasts versatile event spaces

Our old school building has a new life these days but still remains a place for community. Each event space is filled with character and features historic details like original maple hardwood floors, blackboards and huge windows with great natural light.

Upcoming Special Events at Hope & Main

03jun3:00 pm4:30 pmRound Table on Exporting and Marketing Opportunities

08jun3:00 pm6:00 pm[untitled beer event]Based on the classic beer garden.

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We Love a Party!

Our event spaces can be rented for public, private and professional functions year-round*. Not only does the facility look great dressed up, but your guests will love that we are easy to find, have ample FREE parking and can easily be accessed via RIPTA #60 or the East Bay Bike Path. 

West Room

West Room: Function Room at Hope & Main in Warren
West Room: Event Room at Hope & Main in Warren

Our West Room event space is 1,400-square feet, flanked by enormous west-facing windows and refurbished blackboards, and adorned with soft, lantern lighting detail. The West Room is a great space for large events like banquets, cocktail parties, retail or tasting events, as well as lectures. (Capacity 150 persons)

Demonstration Kitchen / Classroom

Demo Kitchen / Cooking Classroom at Hope & Main
Demo Kitchen / Cooking Classroom at Hope & Main
Demo Kitchen / Cooking Classroom at Hope & Main
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Demo Kitchen / Cooking Classroom at Hope & Main

600-square foot kitchen and gathering space with soft white island counter, sleek electric range and movable refrigeration unit. Original maple hardwood floors, colorful walls and blackboards line the room with views of historic Main Street and the East Bay Bikepath. (Capacity 40)

Event Packages

Hope & Main’s event spaces and conference room can be rented for private or public events* that mark a special occasion; one-time or periodic, free or ticketed, cultural, charitable or cause-related, and/or conducted for the purpose of attracting revenue, support, awareness, and/or for entertainment purposes, and created by and/or for the general public. 


SPECIAL EVENTS: Sunday-Saturday, 7am-midnight

PROFESSIONAL EVENTS: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm


Anniversaries  –  Birthdays –  Fundraisers –  Graduations – Showers

Package 1

5 hours of facility access
Use of in-house tables and chairs
Facility Manager

Package 2

5 hours of facility access day-of
Layout staging of in-house tables and chairs (plus rental receiving, when applicable)
Early setup time allowance
Facility Manager

Optional Add-ons

Additional time (1 hour increments)
A/V equipment
Waste Management services


Expositions  –  Fairs  –  Meetings  –  Talks  –  Workshops

Package 1

4 hours of event space access day-of
Use of tables and chairs
Use of A/V equipment
WiFi access

Package 2

4 hours of event space access day-of
Layout staging of tables and chairs
Use of A/V equipment
Coffee and tea service
WiFi access

Let us know when you’re ready to book!

Use this form below to start the process of securing your date(s). 
We look forward to helping you!

Event Needs Assessment

Step 1 of 3 - Date & Time

  • Alright, let's party!

    A fully completed Event Needs Assessment is required by all prospective event hosts. Submitting this form does not represent a reservation. Once we receive this information from you we'll develop an estimate and follow up to complete the process of scheduling your reservation.
  • (in case your first choice is already booked)
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  • What's the game plan?

    We know some things might change throughout the planning process, but in order to develop an accurate estimate for you we need to have something to work with.
  • Our event spaces are versatile and accommodating for a variety of functions. Please let us know what to expect with yours.
  • Please give us some details on how you'd like to use the space.
  • Please select which package you'd like so we can create an accurate estimate for you. Rates vary and additional costs may apply.
  • Please let us know what you think you'll need for your basic setup. (Don't worry if you're not quite sure yet - we know this might change.)

Considerations for Planning

A fully completed Event Needs Assessment form that identifies a single point of contact must be submitted by all prospective event hosts. Event space reservations are confirmed only by submitting a deposit and signed rental agreement.


  • This facility’s primary function is as a commercial food manufacturing site and resource center for our members. All common areas as well as manufacturing, packaging and loading zones must remain completely accessible at all times, including both interior and exterior locations
  • Renter may not interrupt or restrict members from their activities at any time
  • Event supplies and/or equipment may not be stored on site for more than 24 hours. All supply storage must be requested in writing at least 14 days prior to the Renter’s event
  • Hope & Main reserves the right to deny any decorations or setups that may pose a risk to the safety, security and well-being of the facility
  • Smoke machines and pyrotechnics are expressly prohibited
  • Renter is responsible for restoring Hope & Main back to the exact condition in which it was upon entry


  • Hope & Main event space is not air conditioned
  • In the event of severe winter storms Hope & Main may not permit public use of this facility


  • Hope & Main does not cater or manage food/beverage service
  • All food and beverage items served to the public must be prepared by a licensed caterer or food producer in a Department of Health-certified facility
  • Homemade items are allowed for private events ONLY, with prior written consent from Hope & Main. No homemade items can be sold at this facility
  • Event host must provide Hope & Main with menu, delivery and pre-event storage-related information and licenses in advance
  • A discount will be applied to overall event cost if event host hires a Hope & Main-based caterer


  • All common areas as well as manufacturing, packaging and loading spaces must remain completely accessible at all times, including both interior and exterior locations (i.e. Food truck parking, loading dock, elevator, stairwells, refrigeration/freezers, etc).
  • Prior to your event, hosts can access the facility M-F 8am-4pm by appointment, and weekends upon request
  • Events may may only occur between 7am-midnight
  • Hope & Main staff “Facility Manager” must be present for all event-related activity, including setup and breakdown
  • Use of Hope & Main’s parking lot is not permitted for all events


  • Event hosts may not make reference to Hope & Main without prior written approval. Furthermore, event hosts may not to use Hope & Main’s logos, images and/or licensed trademarks without written permission
  • Hope & Main is not required to promote or publicize any events


  • Requirements vary per event and will be determined on an individual basis
  • Insurance will be required of any Renter serving alcohol. Renters can have a one-day insurance policy, or, caterers with some liquor licenses can add H&M as additional insured for $1,000,000.
  • All required documentation must be submitted within 14 days of event

*No politics, no religion.