Get out of the “bored” room
Pick a Meeting Space. then start your engines.
State-of-the-art technology and amenities inside a historic three-building complex perched on the banks of the Erie Canal. For large groups, we offer two huge meeting Spaces and a training hall. For small groups up to 8, we offer a well-appointed conference room for meetings by the hour. We also offer three add-on Spaces to cover all of your company's needs.
Add any or all of the following options to one of the meeting Spaces above and give your team an event they'll remember forever.
Unique spaces to match your unique needs
- Workshop staff to support your meeting
- Creative toys
- Flip charts and Post-it notes
- Markers & chalk
- TV with Google Chromecast
- AV equipment
- Conference rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kitchens with fridge and freezer
For Large Meetings, rent the Three-room space:
The Escarpment (14 West Main, First Floor)
This 1,000-square-foot space features multi-media capabilities to handle video conferencing, blackboards and whiteboards for brainstorming and capturing ideas, confiugurable seating to encourage breakout sessions and a wide-open space to handle up to 25 people. The industrial feel of this space – accented with metal, wood and other materials – is designed to be reminiscent of the early days when the building was first constructed in 1903. The name “Escarpment” comes from the ridge that runs throughout Niagara County, leading to the original site of Niagara Falls – in what is present-day Lewiston, NY. The Escarpment is also the reason why the original five sets of locks were necessary in Lockport – to allow boats to ascend or descend the 60-foot difference in elevation. The Escarpment Space will no doubt raise your company’s capabilities to solve problems as well.
Towpath Hall (16 West Main, First Floor)
This 1,100-square-foot space is the largest within The Space Between and features an enormous whiteboard and chalkboard. There is flexible seating for up to 35 people and a kitchen space with a fridge, freezer and lunch counter for breaktime. There is a handicapped accessible bathroom and access to The Escarpment room next door – as well as access to the Towpath Hall one floor down and the Canalside Patio out back. This room takes its name from the path that runs alongside the Erie Canal where mule teams used to “tow” boats along and through the locks.
Low Bridge Room (16 West Main, Basement)
Located in the finished and fully-furnished 900-square-foot space with 15-foot ceilings in the basement of the 16 West building, the Low Bridge Room is your ideal problem-solving headquarters. Just one flight below Main Street, this secluded space removes outside distractions and allows you to focus on what you want to accomplish. This area accommodates up to 20 people, ideal for training sessions or breakout groups. You can also use the Space for photo or video shoots; podcasts; and more. This room gets its name from the song “Fifteen Miles On The Erie Canal” written in 1905 by Thomas Allen. The building at 16 West Main was already nine years old by the time this song came out.
For small meetings, rent our conference room:
Lock Tender’s Landing (12 West Main, First Basement)
Lock Tender’s Landing has 600-square feet and offers a conference table, TV for presentations, kitchen and bathroom. Conduct board meetings, small brainstorming or planning sessions with up to eight participants. You’ll also have convenient access to our creative department team when needed. This area gets its name from the Erie Canal lock tenders who were integral to the operation of the canal, moving the massive wooden gates to allow boats to ascend or descend to the next level.
Clinton’s Ditch Game Room (14 West Main, Second Floor)
When you’ve had enough for the day and need a break – or you just want a more creative space to come up with new ideas – check out this 900-square-foot space. It offers an 18-foot shuffleboard table, a bubble hockey game, English darts, foosball table, a popcorn machine, big-screen TV, kitchen table, couch, bathroom and kitchen area. The room gets its name from the derogatory term used to describe the canal by Governor DeWitt Clinton’s political opponents. How wrong they were – the Erie Canal transformed transportation and effectively opened up the western United States to expansion and commerce.
The Barge Inn (12 West Main, Second Basement)
Originally built in 1840, the building at 12 West Main is the oldest in the complex – and offers the most history as a result. Most notably, 12 West served as a saloon for most of its life (from 1891 until prohibition hit in 1920). When JFG purchased the building in 2003, one of the first things we did was resurrect the pub in the bottom basement (two floors below street level).
The Barge Inn is the perfect place for after session social time. You can use the Space for up to 20 people. There is also access to the canal decks for an additional 35 people so you can watch the boats go by right from the original towpath. The Barge Inn is an homage to the 1903 widening of the canal, which resulted in the name changing to the Erie Barge Canal. As you sit among the walls built out of the rock excavated to build the canal, just close your eyes and imagine the scores of workers who no doubt took refuge in this same building after a long day of work on the canal.
Canalside Patio (12-16 West Main, Back Deck)
Looking to have your team unwind after a long day? Or just looking for a Space for an outdoor breakout session? Then check out our Canalside Patio, where you’ll be able to watch as boats float along the Erie Canal from all over the world. Then look down under the “Big Bridge” (one of the widest in the world) and see both the original and current sets of locks as the boats “lock through.” The expansive deck is connected to a flagstone patio and another smaller deck off the back of Towpath Hall. There’s also an awning you can kick out during particularly hot sessions.
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