Bookings

We are a volunteer-run, donation-based venue with a radical pricing structure - it's pay-what-you-can!

SLIDING SCALE PRICING

Part of why we exist is to create an accessible venue for the arts and lifestyle community. We have lots of space, and don't want to price anyone out. That's why we operate on a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) basis. We have a NOTAFLOF event booking philosophy - that's a fun-to-say word that stands for no one turned away for lack of funds.

If your production has a budget, we ask you to please consider donating generously - your donation will make it possible for us to continue to operate

Typically organizations with low budgets donate between $300-500 for use of the space, depending on the length of their booking and how much of the space their need. It has been the practice for others to donate anywhere between $1000-5000 per booking.

We can also make arrangements where we split the revenue from ticket sales, or perhaps even provide the space free of charge if you're offering an event that's free and open to the public. We would love to have more events that serve our extended community in this way. As another way to give back to the space, you could volunteer as part of your donation.

Email ideas@est8ofmind.com if you would like to shoot here or collaborate with us on an event.

What's INCLUDED

What we ask

Weddings

Weddings here support a thriving artist community - a symbolic way to start a union through supporting a shared cause as you celebrate with your loved ones. We understand how important your big day is, and we're here to help make it memorable for you, your family, friends, and guests in a unique and picturesque setting.  

Pricing - sliding scale!

We are not your usual corporate wedding venue, as we are non-profit-backed community arts organization, disrupting the norms of capitalism.  We believe it's possible to have an extremely special day whatever your budget is. Here's what we ask:

Booking deposit

Non-refundable

$500 for single-day bookings
$1000 for multi-day bookings

PWYC donation

Yes, it's pay-what-you-can

You decide what donation you'd like to make to the venue. Most couples offer an additional $2000 - $7000. Once we've agreed on an amount, we'll schedule a payment plan.

security deposit

Refundable

$500 due before your booking, and we refund it after your wedding as long as nothing's damaged

CATERING - anything goes!

Unlike many wedding venues, we do not have an exclusive caterer you must contract. This gives you the flexibility to plan the meal of your dreams, no matter your budget. Wanna do something totally out of the box! Bring it on. Have a potluck, have your uncle grill up your favorite rib recipe, bring in a fleet of food trucks, order pizza, serve crockpots of your new stepmom's homemade chicken soup, BYO wine or champagne (with no corkage fees!), or bring in a fancy caterer to serve anything from hors d'oeuvres to a full, plated, multi-course meal. If you can imagine it, you can serve it. We have no restrictions.

NEED SOMETHING MORE?

Here are some local vendors who might be able to make your event even better.

Tent and event rental company half a block away in Whitinsville! Offering tents, dance flooring, lighting, furniture, and other rentals that are often used for private events, weddings, and celebrations, from 10 to 300 guests. evotentsllc.com

Westerman Prop Shop

What began as a restaurant supply store morphed into the region's largest prop rental shop. Westerman's warehouse is hundreds of square feet filled with gently used equipment, restaurant furniture, and so much more. The Prop Shop has been used by companies as large as Warner Bros Film to set movies and films such as Ted, and others you love. If you are looking for just about anything, try them out - they just might have it. westermanstore.com

Got a company you want listed here? Email ideas@est8ofmind.com

Book A SITE VISIT NOW

Use the links below to schedule a time to your the property with Victoria, our Community Manager. Additional questions can be sent to ideas@est8ofmind.com