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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lodge

353 Court Street
Rochester, NY 14607
United States

OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed from 1-2 p.m. for lunch break)     
MLK Lodge

  Reserve a facility now via R-Central Online 


Booking is done online only. If you have any questions or concerns regarding rental facilities, please contact the Department of Recreation and Human Services Permit Office at 585-428-6755 or email  

  • Maximum occupancy is 170 max/300 cocktail max


  • Kitchen: Oven/Stove (for warming only) and Sink 
  • Refrigerator and Freezer 
  • Electricity
  • Restrooms
  • Heat and A/C
  • Telephone (for emergencies only)

 Table and Chairs:

  • 12 (10') folding tables
  • 26 (6') round tables
  • 15- (30') cocktail tables 
  • 180 chairs


  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. - $650.00 (Before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m. is an additional $150 cost per hour)
  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - $350.00 
  • 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - $350.00
  • Holidays: $100 (additional) per day

The permittee is responsible for adhering to the facility use policies and procedures provided during the permit application process.  The City reserves the right to issue additional charges to the permittee if found to be in violation of any of the following general conditions:

  • Any damage done to the facility – charges to the permittee will be based on assessed value of damages/damaged item(s) and the cost of repair/replacement.
  • Failure to leave the facility in a clean and orderly condition - resulting in a minimum additional charge of $150 to the permittee.  The City reserves the right to charge additional fees depending on the time and effort necessary to return the venue to its original condition. 
  • Failure of the permittee and guests to vacate the facility by the permit end time – resulting in a minimum additional charge of $200 to the permittee.  The City reserves the right to charge additional fees beyond the minimum charge at a rate of $50 for every additional 15 minutes the permittee and guests refuse to vacate the venue.

If any of the aforementioned violations occur during your permitted activity, as identified by City Security and the security checklist, charges will be applied.  Failure to pay these charges will result in the permittee losing the privilege to permit any City of Rochester facility in the future. 

Permit Modification/Cancellation Policy 
In order to modify a permit the permittee will be required to fill out a "Permit Modification/Cancelation Request" form and submit it to the Permit's Office (57 St. Paul Street) at least ten (10) business days in advance of the event date for all changes.  All modifications have a $10 modification fee.  

To cancel a permit a "Permit Modification/Cancelation Request" form has to be completed and submitted to the Permit's Office (57 St. Paul Street) Cancellations must be submitted at least thirty (30) business days in advance of the event date for all cancelations or application withdrawals. Cancelations have a $20 cancelation fee.  Cancelation refunds is as follows:

  • All cancelations submitted thirty (30) business days in advance will be refunded 100% (minus the application and cancelation fee) no exceptions
  • All cancelations submitted under the /sites/default/files/migrated/WorkArea-DownloadAsset.aspx-id-21474842606.pdfthirty (30) business days will be refunded 50%
  • All cancelations submitted under ten (10) business days in advance will not be refunded.

Click below to download the Permit Modification/Cancelation request form.