FAQs – Meetings

What’s special about a meeting at The Douglas Beach House? 

With breathtaking oceanfront views and a unique blend of tradition, warmth, and creativity for more than 50 years, The Douglas Beach House provides the perfect ambiance for your business meeting or corporate event.

How many guests can your facility accommodate?

For a business meeting up to 100 could be seated at tables, depending on your configuration. Up to 200 attendees could be accommodated for a stage presentation. A standing reception could include up to 175 guests, and a seated meal could be arranged for up to 120 guests. CLICK HERE to see floor plan and seating configurations.

What’s included with the facility rental fee?

The Douglas Beach House facility fee includes use of the concert room (with stage, built in beverage bar, and prep kitchen), adjacent solarium, and outside deck on the upper level. All onsite tables and chairs are also available for use.  The facility fee includes standard cleaning services.  Use of the sound system, Steinway piano, and other optional equipment would be additional. Your party may expand to the north area with lounge, kitchen, bar, and bonus room for an additional fee, and overnight accommodations may also be arranged.

What about catering?

Our preferred caterer is Event Savvy, which features seasonal and organic farm to table cuisine. Joy and her team will customize your beverage, snack, and lunch menus and oversee every detail to ensure that your day is elegant and productive. The Event Savvy design team will provide just the right touches to create the ambiance that best supports your event. Afternoon cocktail receptions and/or business dinners are also available.

With approval, you may hire another licensed and insured caterer. When using an outside caterer, an additional fee applies to cover the required Facility Manager for the day of your event

What is your alcohol policy?

Clients arrange for all alcohol – which means you are free to choose a selection that best matches your tastes and budget. You may hire a licensed bartender, or arrange for a bartender through Event Savvy or another approved caterer. Bottled beer only, no kegs.

How long may we use the facility?

A full day rental is 9 hours, inclusive of set up and clean up. Business meetings typically run up to 8 hours, from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Additional time may be arranged when the facility is booked, and may incur an additional charge. We are located in a residential neighborhood and respect the privacy and comfort of our neighbors.

Will other events be scheduled on the same day?

No!

What is your payment and cancellation policy?

Please see our terms and conditions on the Fact Sheet.

How can we arrange to see the facility?

Contact us at , or call (650) 726-4143 to inquire about your dates and schedule an appointment to visit our facility and start planning your corporate event!