Kinzie Room

The Kinzie Room opens directly into the Brower Center’s Hazel Wolf Gallery and Atrium Lobby, an impressive pre-function gathering area. This conference room is best suited for classes, meetings, or as a breakout space. The room features tackboard and whiteboard walls, an airwall to divide the room in two separate spaces, and full audio/visual capabilities.

Size: 26’ x 36’, 936 sq. ft.

Kinzie Room

The first floor Kinzie Room is best suited for intimate classes, meetings, or breakout sessions.

Room Rates

Nonprofit: Quarter Day $455 / Half Day $760 / Full Day $1065
Colleges & Universities: Quarter Day $465 / Half Day $765 / Full Day $1085
Corporate & Individuals: Quarter Day $745 / Half Day $1230 / Full Day $1740

AV Package Rates: Standard $350 / Videoconferencing Hardware Upgrade $100
All AV packages are inclusive of PA system, projector, laptop, a variety of microphones and cables, and 3 hours of AV staff time. Additional AV staff hours are available but not required at $55/hour after the first 3 hours. View our equipment list here. Please inquire for more details.

For complete details, visit our Rates page. Click here to inquire about availability of the Kinzie Room, or email

Rate Policies

  • Quarter Day rates include up to 4 hours of occupancy between 7 am and 3 pm, or 4 pm and midnight
  • Half Day rates include up to 8 hours of occupancy between 7 am and 3 pm, or 4 pm and midnight
  • Full Day rates include up to 12 hours of occupancy between 7 am and midnight

Please inquire via the inquiry form for multiple room packages (discounts available)

Some evening and weekend events require a security guard and/or janitorial staff during the rental period. Security is a $500 flat fee which includes a 5 hour minimum. Janitorial is $40 per hour with a 3 hour minimum.

We require a minimum of 15 business days notice for all booking inquiries. For rush bookings, payment and all required contracts and approvals are due no later than 10 business days before a confirmed event. Failure to do so may result in a cancellation of the booking.

General Rental Information


Garage parking is available on an hourly basis at numerous nearby locations. The closest garage is the City of Berkeley's Oxford Garage, located directly underneath the Brower Center - enter at 2161 Kittredge. For more information on parking downtown, please visit the City of Berkeley's off-street parking information and view a map of downtown Berkeley here.


The Brower Center has relationships with a number of Catering & Event Partners. Caterers not on our list are subject to our prior approval and additional fees may apply.

Food and Beverage Policies

Food Service and Facility Policies sheet (PDF download)

Services Included

Event Planning

From the time of contract to the end of your event, a Brower Center Events Staff member is available to assist with the creation of floor plans and room layouts, Catering Partner recommendations, explanations of our building and food and beverage service policies, and advice on how to make your event as zero-waste and low-impact as possible.

Building Services

Our facility staff will set up and take down tables and chairs in advance of, and after, your event. We provide a House Manager who will let you into the building, ensure a clean facility upon arrival, and provide modest assistance to you and your guests throughout your event alongside you/your team. They will also monitor the building and lock up upon your departure.

Audio/Visual Services

If you need access to our sound, projection, or lighting systems, we require a house technician to set up and break down AV equipment and, for some rentals, the operation of that equipment throughout the event.

Please download our equipment list here. Items are subject to availability and must be reserved in advance. Videorecording and hybrid services are available - please inquire for further details.

Marketing Services

For events that are open to the public, please inquire about being featured in the Brower Center's monthly e-newsletter and/or cross-promotion on social media platforms.

Included Furniture and Supplies

We offer the following sustainably designed equipment and furniture at no additional charge. Items are subject to availability and must be reserved in advance. Please note that the Brower Center does not provide linens.

  • (29) 72” rectangular banquet tables
  • (3) 72” rectangular tables (standing height)
  • (15) 60” round banquet tables
  • (5) 32” round cocktail tables (standing height)
  • (225) padded chairs
  • (2) rolling coat racks
  • (2) lecterns
  • (2) 8’ x 4’ magnetic dry erase boards
  • (2) a-frame flip chart holders/whiteboards
  • Projection screens in all event spaces
  • Tackboard and whiteboard on walls in Kinzie conference room


We strive to be accessible to all audiences. The main floor, which includes our Lobby, Theater, Hazel Wolf Gallery, Kinzie conference room, and public restrooms is fully compliant with ADA regulations. The second floor Tamalpais room and Terrace are accessible by an ADA compliant elevator. We also offer assisted-listening devices that can be set up for events in the Goldman Theater, Kinzie, and Tamalpais rooms.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

A booking deposit of 50% of the full rental fee is due when a contract is signed. The remaining 50% is due one month prior to the event. In case of cancellation:

  • More than 90 days before the first scheduled date: 100% of the booking deposit is refunded
  • 30 to 90 days before the first scheduled date: 100% of the booking deposit is retained
  • Less than 30 days before the first scheduled date: 100% of the full rental fee is retained