Located on the first floor of the Village Hall on the Common, the Charles M. Baker Room offers guests an open concept area for meetings, bridal and baby showers, a cocktail hour space for weddings, and much more. Ideal for 60 people or less, six round tables and chairs can fill the room and still allow access to the nearby kitchen, restrooms, and foyer. The tastefully adorned walls and ivory colored curtains leave room for your own décor to shine through. An added bonus: on the west end of the room are two vintage serving hatches perfect for bartenders providing cocktails!
A Little History…
The room is named in memory of Charles Monroe Baker (1873 – 1942), a prominent Massachusetts architect. Some of Framingham’s best-known buildings were designed by Baker, including the First Parish church, the old Framingham High School building recently the former Danforth Museum (on Union Ave), the Jonathan Maynard Building (the brick building across from the Village Hall on Vernon St.) and other school houses throughout Framingham.
The Village Hall as it stands today is largely due to Baker’s vision and foresight. A great part of the funds for its remodeling and improvement (can you add a date or dates here?) were raised through his efforts and those of his wife. He contributed his own professional services for the preparation of the many necessary drawings and the supervision of reconstruction. Baker is credited with removing the low ceiling that covered the beautiful beams in the upper hall or ballroom and building a grander, sturdier stage. He also upgraded the staircase and entrances of the hall for greater visual interest.
To book this room for your next event, contact Kathy Hauck at firstname.lastname@example.org!