About Our Community Center Space

Equal Grounds Café Space Rental Center Wellness Cyber Center

The hub for Houston’s LGBT communities!

In addition to being the home of the Montrose Center’s Hatch Youth  program, the Montrose Diner senior drop-in center, free Center Wellness activities, Cyber Center, and the Equal Grounds Café & Snacketeria, our community center space provides affordable meeting and lease space for dozens of civic, service and social organizations nearly every day. The Center hosts an average 250 events per month and sees more than 100,000 visitors per year. Check out our room & rates! Rental spaces can be viewed before submitting a rental request or before the date of your event by appointment only. Please call Don’L Nicol at 713-529-0037 extension 375 or email dnicol@montrosecenter.org.

Hours

We are open 7 days a week whenever there is a scheduled event taking place. The Center is located in the heart of Houston’s historic Montrose neighborhood at 401 Branard Street.

Weekend & Evening Visitors: Please call the LGBT Switchboard at 713-529-0037  for help and information.

Affordability

Our Community Center is a self-serve facility. From reservations and payment systems to  a “Leave No Trace” clean up policy, we are able to keep rental costs very affordable, with a priority on offering the LGBTQ community a place to socialize, organize, create, worship, practice health and wellness activities and so much more! For more info, read more about How to Reserve Rooms & our FAQs.

Features

  • 6,800 square feet of meeting space – including small and mid-size conference rooms, and a 4,019 square foot event hall
  • Common Kitchenette with sink, temporary storage cabinets, commercial refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and ice machine
  • men’s, women’s multi-stall restrooms as well as two non-gender specific single-stall private restrooms
  • plenty of seating and tables
  • WiFi access
  • free on-site parking for up to 120 vehicles, with designated disabled spaces and ample adjacent street parking
  • elevator and stair access
  • Equal Grounds Café + Snacketeria, open Monday-Friday Noon-1pm and 5:30-8:30pm and serving a variety of beverages and healthy snacks
  • free computer access (Cyber Center)

Resident Orgs

The Center is home to these organizations and programs:
Hatch Youth – a program of the Montrose Center
HASO (Houston Area Service Organization )
Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston
PFLAG/Houston Chapter
Pride Houston
SPRY/Montrose Diner – a program of the Montrose Center
Young Invincibles Houston
Living Mosaic Inclusive Christian Church

For information about leasing and availability, please email us or call 713.529.0037.