Space Rental

Located in historic Buell Hall, just east of Low Library, the recently renovated Maison Française offers two floors available to rent for events to groups within Columbia University, including a full kitchen. At this time we are not able to rent to groups outside the university.  See below for more details and photos. To inquire about rentals, please email Fanny Guex


  • Located on the first floor of Buell Hall
  • Beautifully renovated in 2012
  • Hardwood floors
  • Custom chandeliers and woodwork
  • Equipped with projector, screen and full sound system (3 microphones and projector available to rent)
  • Perfect for larger gatherings such as conferences, talks, dinners, receptions, film screenings, and more (44" by 17")
  • Seated capacity: 108, standing approximately 150, seated dinner 80
  • Furniture included in rental: podium, 2 6.5 rectangular white tables, 108 Chairs by Bellini 


  • Suite of 5 rooms, including foyer, seminar/dining room, 2 large offices and full kitchen
  • Great for more intimate meals, meetings and small receptions
  • Dining room includes table with 2 extensions to fit up to 14 seated (more can be fit around the room as necessary), a flat screen TV to connect to computer or DVD player
  • Second floor rooms fit approximately 70 for standing events such as receptions
  • Beautiful custom wood panel floors, fireplaces, bookcases, and original woodwork

Second Floor: KITCHEN

  • Located in our second floor space
  • Newly renovated in 2014, with all new, top-of-the-line Miele appliances and countertops and cabinets by Boffi
  • Fully-stocked with dishes as well as kitchenware and products by KitchenAid and OXO
  • Two tables and 14 chairs 
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the campus
  • Ideal for cooking demonstrations and classes, tastings, dinners or lunches, as well as a prep area for caterers and more