The former Grange functioned as a community center for many years, and is ideal for classes, meetings, parties, craft fairs, theater, small concerts and other events.
The downstairs hall is adjacent to the kitchen and has a capacity of 70 people. The kitchen is large and suitable for use by a caterer. It contains two refrigerators, a microwave oven, a gas oven and a large sink. There is also a small room (about 10’ x 12’) off the foyer that is available with the downstairs hall.
Click here for a view of the Floor Plan of the First Floor.
The upstairs hall has a maximum capacity of 160 people and includes a curtained stage.
North Gate is air-conditioned. The building has 11 2.5′ x 6’ tables, 2 3′ x 10′ tables, ample chairs and two podiums. There is a piano and a white board upstairs. Audio-visual equipment onsite includes an LCD projector and screens.
The building is not available on Thursday evenings or on Sunday mornings until 1:00 p.m. Discounts are available for regular rentals over a period of weeks or other multiple rentals.
|Rental Fee Structure for Use of North Gate||Members||Non-members|
|Security Deposit (refunded if no damage or no violations)||$100.00||$100.00|
|Use of just Downstairs or just Upstairs, up to 5 hours||$125.00||$175.00|
|Use of both Downstairs and Upstairs up to 5 hours||$225.00||$300.00|
|Additional hours on same day||$20.00/hr.||$20.00/hr.|
|Use of kitchen facilities||$25.00||$25.00|
|Someone to open and close the building||$25.00||$25.00|
TO RENT NORTH GATE:
STEP 1: Contact John Houghton via email or call 401-651-6463 if interested to determine availability.
STEP 2: Download and read the appropriate Rental Agreement.
For Members: Member Rental Agreement
OR, mail a check and completed Agreement to Blackstone Valley Historical Society, P.O. Box 125, Lincoln, RI 02865.
STEP 4: Submit final payment using PayPal or mail a check to Blackstone Valley Historical Society, P.O. Box 125, Lincoln, RI 02865.
Photographs by Jim Hendrickson.