Sharing Our Building

Consistent with our mission to reach out to the larger community and be responsible stewards of this beautiful historic church, we welcome building rentals so others may share it with us. Our location combines the charm of the Village of Housatonic with close proximity to both Stockbridge and Great Barrington. The Mass. Pike is only a short drive providing easy access from both the East and West. There is some off street parking with handicap access as well as ample on street parking.

The building includes a spacious sanctuary and an adjoining social hall complete with stage and kitchen. The entire facility or individual rooms may be rented and could provide just the space you have been looking for whether it’s for a wedding, concert, lecture, reception, special event or regular meeting place.  The following paragraphs provide room descriptions.

Sanctuary

sanctuary

This space is the heart of the original church with arched decorative ceilings reflective of its late 19th century architecture. Medium wood trim and amber stained glass create a warm glow throughout. The curved pews provide an inclusive feeling to the seating for up to 270 people.

organ

The pipe organ, baby grand piano, and sound system maybe used with special permission.

Social Hall

social-hall

This is a large bright space with windows and French doors looking out to a grassy lawn. There is a raised stage at one end and pass through window to the kitchen. It can accommodate seating for 135 people. Bathrooms are right around the corner. The Hall can be entered from the sanctuary or directly from a handicap accessible side entrance. Tables and chairs are available for use with this space.

Kitchen

kitchen

Our fully equipped kitchen includes two gas stoves, two full sized refrigerators, a large 3 section sink for washing, rinsing and sanitizing dishes, two microwaves, dishes and cookware. Use of the kitchen must be supervised by someone who is ServSafe certified.

Requesting Space

To request space please utilize the UUMSB Building Use Request Form

In addition to rental fees there is a security deposit of $75 for all groups. However, under certain circumstances these fees may be waived.

Evidence of insurance may be required.  Ongoing and /or recurring rental agreements will be individually negotiated.

UUMSB’s building and grounds are tobacco free. No alcohol service is allowed at events without a special permit from the town of Great Barrington.

Please refer to the UUMSB Facility Use Policy.
If you have any questions please contact us at info@uumsb.org.

Building Rental Rates:
(Prices listed are for 4 hours)

Entire Building:  $250
Each additional hour: $60

Sanctuary only:  $150
Each additional hour: $35

Social Hall only:  $150
Each additional hour: $30

Kitchen:  $100
Each additional hour: $20

Scheduled recurring events will be individually assessed.

Discounts applicable for UUMSB members.

Please Note: The contents of this page are also available in a printable brochure printable brochure.