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"A Little Beacon Space"
Venue for Private Bookings
291 Main Street

A Little Beacon Space is the private office of A Little Beacon Blog, an online news publication serving the community of Beacon and beyond, and Tin Shingle, a training platform and community for business, artists and makers who are getting the word out about their business.

Located in the heart of downtown Beacon in the historically designated Telephone Building at 291 Main Street, A Little Beacon Space is inspiring to work from, and designed to be a connection point with people. Sunlight pours into the office in the morning from the eastern window, while you can look out on Main Street from our two storefront windows.

 
Renting this space was perfect for our small, creative company retreat. We had everything we needed to have a productive day, and the expectations were clearly laid out ahead of time in a transparent way. There’s great parking (not always a given in Beacon), and you’re in the thick of things when it comes to walking around after your event is over. 5/5, will retreat there again.
— Alex Panagiotopoulos, Kingston Creative
 

Workshops & Retreats

Arrange the furniture any way you need to. The room seats 22 and can fit a few more standing. A 75" projector on tripod is available to show your stuff.

Events

Pour the wine from our bar while your guests enjoy their time. A mini-fridge with icebox is in the room for your convenience, along with platters and plates.

Pop-Up Shops

Shopping from hard to find designers has been part of what makes Beacon special. A Little Beacon Blog is the first and only publication to offer a venue devoted to these stores.

 
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I recently had a holiday pop-up at The Little Beacon Space and it exceeded my expectations! Katie and her staff were more than accommodating and helped make our weekend-long market a huge success. The central location meant tons of foot traffic from the train, while the and beautiful, open space meant minimal decorating and easy, effortless set up and break down. Having a ready-to-go bar was amazing. We provided the wine and beer which made our weekend into a fun party for our shoppers. Whenever we had a question or issue, the staff was 100% ready to answer and help. They were punctual, professional, and a pleasure to work with.
— Carolyn Baccaro
 

VENUE IS PERFECT FOR:

  • Workshops

  • Retreats

  • Events & Networking

  • Client Gatherings

  • Client Presentations

  • Photo Shoots (tons of natural light)

  • Film Screenings

  • Wine or Food Tastings

  • Musical Presentations

VENUE IS NOT A FIT FOR:

Much as we would like to, we cannot host the following types of events, due to insurance reasons:

  • Birthday Parties

  • Weddings

Included In The Space

SEATING

  • 1 long black conference table (103”x37.5”)

  • 1 glass top table (61” x 29.5”)
    good for food prep or cashier checkout

  • 1 custom-built bar

  • 1 small coffee table

  • 22 chairs total (10 folding chairs, 2 bar stools, 2 bar chairs, 2 ivory faux leather high-back chairs)

COMFORT

  • Air-conditioner - turn on as you need it

  • Bathrooms in building

  • Several electrical outlets

PRESENTATIONS

  • Epson projector: EX3240/EX7240 Pro. It has the following cables: USB, HDMI, VGA, Audio. We have a BOSE bluetooth speaker in the room, but also have plug-in computer speakers if anyone’s bluetooth acts up.

  • 75" wide projector screen

  • Easel with paper and markers (including a few glitter markers). Looks like this with adjustable legs.

  • Bose Bluetooth speaker

  • Computer plug-in speakers for those who are Bluetooth challenged

EATING + DRINKING

  • Mini-fridge with icebox (in room)

  • Wine & Beer openers

  • Wine glasses for small gatherings

  • Set of 8 china plates and mugs

  • 3 serving platters

  • Full length mirror

See below for our list of recommended places to bring in coffee for a group, lunches and hotel ideas!

Pricing

$75/hour
$285 Half Day (up to 4 hours)
$485 Full Day (up to 8 hours)
$950 Pop-Up Shop 3-Day Weekend Package
$1,450 Pop-Up Shop 3-Day Weekend Package with Flyer Design + Distribution

Promotional Perks

Events that are open to the public come with built-in exposure on A Little Beacon Blog, the online newspaper covering Beacon and beyond, reaching readers with 21,500 views/month. Event gets listed in our Schedule on this website, as an event our Facebook with over 3,100 followers,  and included in our weekend newsletter, reaching 1,200 subscribers.

Food & Coffee Ideas - Helping You Plan

The Space does not come with food or coffee, but we can point you in the right direction to find it and bring it back. You can bring in food for large parties, but not with fire-lit warmers. Cheese plates, lots of sandwiches and desserts, that sort of thing. A Little Beacon Space is located in the middle of Beacon, so any food destination is equal location. All addresses and descriptions can be found in our Restaurant Guide at A Little Beacon Blog.

COFFEE
Closest to A Little Beacon Space:
Beacon Pantry
Serves Stumptown coffee in a disposable to-go box or a permanent one you can return. Beacon Pantry has a cafe with seating, and has a marketplace/catering side. Serves croissants and things.
Call: 845-765-1933.

Big Mouth Coffee Roasters
Roasters of their own coffee. Serves muffins and things.
Located across the street from Beacon Pantry. They list their Contact Us page as the preferred way to contact.

Closest to The Roundhouse, near the mountain:
Trax Coffee Roasters
Roasters of their own coffee. Serves muffins and things.
Call 845-765-8400
PS: We wrote about Trax here!

Closest to the MTA train station:
Bank Square Coffeehouse
By the same owners as Trax. Coffee comes from Coffee Labs Roasters and Trax. Serves muffins and things.
Call (845) 440-7165

BREAKFAST
Closest to A Little Beacon Space. Recommended for packaged breakfasts brought back to The Space. There are other options for going out to Breakfast. See ALBB's Restaurant Guide for options:
All You Knead Bakery
For people who love carbs. Delicious, generously berried blueberry muffins, chocolate croissants, samosas, and more.

Homespun
Serves granola, yogurt, oatmeal, and other breakfasty things. You could also order coffee there.
Call: 845-831-5096

Mr. V's Deli
One of Beacon's oldest and most loved delis. They make the rules, you try to follow them. Really good egg sandwiches. Piping hot. One block away from A Little Beacon Space.
Call: 845-838-0008

StockUp
They are serious about breakfast.
Call 845-202-7400


LUNCH
Closest to A Little Beacon Space. Recommended for packaged lunches brought back to The Space. There are other options for going out to Lunch. See ALBB's Restaurant Guide for options:

Royal Crepes
Serves salads, savory crepes with cheese and meats, and of course chocolate. One block away from A Little Beacon Space.
Call: 845-831-6200

Homespun
Serves salads, sandwiches, amazing soups, and offers different plates for nibbling that can include hummas and other dipping food. Ask about their carrot cake.
Call: 845-831-5096

StockUp
They are serious about lunch, for both carnivores and vegetarians. They sprout their own grains in the basement.
Call 845-202-7400
PS: We wrote about StockUp here!

HOTELS
The Roundhouse
Good for large parties. Has their own restaurant and lounge, and is close to other restaurants like Dogwood and Sukhothai. Close to the mountain side of town (away from the train).

The Inn and Spa at Beacon
Good for smaller parties. Has their own spa services and rooftop experience. Nearby to restaurants like Kitchen Sink, Meyers Olde Dutch (MOD, a burger joint) and Beacon Bread Company. Close to the train side of town. Grab a bottle of wine from Artisan on your way down to A Little Beacon Space!

The Beacon Hotel
Good for smaller parties. Has their own restaurant on street level. Also close to other restaurants including The Vault and BAJA 328. Located closer to the mountain side of town.

The Hilton Gardens in Fishkill
Great for large parties. Very nice hotel. Requires a car to get here. Lots of people stay there who are visiting Beacon. We know because we have stayed there too when family comes to visit and have chatted with folks. Just one exit away from Beacon.

The Hampton Inn in Fishkill
This will work just fine for large parties. Located near the Hilton Gardens.

Do not stay at the Ramada in Fishkill. Let's just say they haven't renovated in a while.