How many weeks in advance should I submit a proposal to rent the large spaces (Open Space East and/or West)?
We require at least 14 days notice for your event proposal to book our Open Space East and/or West space. Giving yourself optimal time to plan and promote your event will give you the best results. We recommend that you book your event 30 days before the actual event date.
Do I have to pay a deposit in order to secure the large spaces? When is the full rental fee due?
Yes, we require a $100 deposit to secure your event date on the calendar. Payment in full is due on or before the day of the event.
I have rented space at IHB how do I get into the space the day of my event?
If you are renting Open Space East or West your assigned ‘IHB Event Lead’ will be there to let you in the space and they will be there to do the rental check list at setup and cleanup. External bookings for our Conference room and Huddle rooms are limited to our hosted operating hours (M to F, 9am to 6pm). If you have booked a meeting room in that period, please check in with a Community Lead at the front desk when you arrive.
Is there parking @ IHB?
Street Parking is available for free in the surrounding neighborhoods and at meters in front of the building. The parking lot adjacent to the space is $6 and can be paid at the kiosk located on the old bank teller building. Be sure to pay this as towing is strictly enforced on this lot. The lot is not owned or operated by Impact Hub.
Do I need my own events team for setup and cleanup?
Yes, for setup and clean up you will need to have your own events team to take care of all of that, we will be assigning you an Event Lead who will do a walk through with you prior to your event. You will sign a rental agreement for the space once your deposit is paid.
Can I use all of the rooms in IHB the day of my event?
No, the only available rooms during your event are the rooms that you have rented. We are a 24hr co-working space so we leave the other open rooms available for other people who need them.
How do I request a donation or discount for event space?
In order to obtain discounted or donated space from Impact Hub Baltimore your organization/ event must meet the following criteria:
- Event promotes equity in underrepresented entrepreneur and artist communities.
- Ability to demonstrate financial need.
- Ability to demonstrate unique offerings to the community.
- Ability to demonstrate the importance of your event as a crucial component to the success of your mission.
If your event matches this criteria and is at least 30 days from the date of your submitted application please click here for the donated/discounted space application and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Impact Hub Baltimore donates three event rentals per month. Highest priority is given to initiatives that advance racial equity and economic opportunity. Organizations and companies focused on youth, women, people of color, community leadership, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and social justice are encouraged to apply.
Impact Hub is a nonprofit which relies on earned revenue to sustain its operations. We firmly believe in being welcoming and accessible. Organizations and companies with a budget can contribute to our accessibility by renting the space at full or reduced cost. Please consider paying it forward when you can. This is how we build a strong community.
Can I get the 50% Member Discount on an event rental if I am a brand New Member?
You will need to be a member for at least 30 days before you can book and receive the 50% event rental discount at the time of your booking. We have had a high turnover rate of members who only signed up to do one or two events and then canceled their memberships. This policy has been put in place to prevent that. We want to encourage people to become active members of the IHB community and it also helps people who are both members and event coordinators to really engage other members.