Rentals at Allen Avenue UU Church

The church building is available for rentals to individuals, groups, community groups and others. Currently, we host a part-time preschool, choral rehearsals, the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club and other regular events. At times we have rented to catering or food service companies (our kitchen is city inspected for commercial catering), weddings, memorial services, meetings and conferences. Our custodian will work with your group on setup and cleanup issues, and our Music Director may be available for weddings or memorials. For prices and availability of space for your needs, please contact our office at (207)797-7240, or by email

SANCTUARY
The sanctuary is 1850 square feet and can seat 165. The floor is vinyl tile and the ceiling is a dark cedar with exposed beams. The lighting is quite versatile with the primary lighting dimmable fluorescent and additional dimmable incandescent hanging globes. In the front of the room there is also dimmable spot lighting. There is one main double door entrance to the room from a foyer with two other single doors to the outside. One wall of the room is almost solid glass with multiple fixed panes. Movable fabric cushioned chairs are available as are a number of 8 foot folding banquet tables.

KITCHEN

The kitchen is equipped with a commercial six burner gas stove with two ovens. Opposite the stove is a stainless counter with a double sink with a smaller vegetable sink. At the end of the counter is a commercial dishwasher with a cycle rate of three minutes per tray of dishes. The kitchen is well lit with fluorescent lighting and has plenty of counter space. It is also well stocked with cooking pots and pans, utensils, dishes, cups, glasses and flatware. There are two refrigerators and one upright freezer. 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ROOMS

There are two classrooms near the front of the building with tile flooring that are furnished very much as you would expect a children’s room to be, small chairs, a couple low tables and numerous books and toys. Of course full size furniture can be moved into the rooms. One measures 392 square feet and the other 588 square feet. Lighting is conventional surface mount fluorescent lighting. 

A third classroom is located toward the rear of the building and measures 569 square feet. It is carpeted with several pieces of adult furniture. Again more full size furniture can be moved in to the room. Lighting is recessed fluorescent lighting.

MEETING ROOMS

There are two meeting rooms toward the rear of the building, each of similar size, about 275 square feet. They are both carpeted and usually furnished with adult furniture and tables. They are lit with recessed fluorescent fixtures; however one of the rooms (Memorial Room) has some conventional floor lamps for more intimate lighting. Each room has several feet of counter surface.

STEPS FOR RENTING OUR SPACE INCLUDE:

· Writing a brief proposal including who, what, where, when, why and how
· Obtaining approval from the church
· Taking a tour and reviewing the contract details, prices, special considerations, etc.
· Making a deposit, signing the contract and receiving confirmation
· Obtaining access information, enjoying your event and making final payment


Please contact our secretary to reserve for long-term or single events by calling (207) 797-7240 or by email.