NEW HAVEN –– There’s a new venue in town for special events. The lobby of the 24,000-square-foot, three-story, Greek revival-style building with vaulted ceilings at 45 Church Street, former home to Wachovia Bank, has become a setting for weddings, theatrical productions, non-profit gatherings and others.

“We’re still trying to find the perfect tenant, and would like to rent the entire square footage to a single user,” says John Wareck of Wareck Real Estate. “However, we are talking to 8,000-square-foot tenants about the first floor, and we get calls from a lot of nightclubs but we don’t want one there.”

Meanwhile, Wareck is  renting the lobby to single-day users. “The first ones were non-profits, which get a rate as low as $1,500,” he says. “Weddings and catered corporate events can go up to $4,000 a day.”