House Rental Information
The Douglas Beach House is available for weddings, meetings, and a variety of celebrations. The casual oceanfront setting and warmth of the room make it the coastside’s most unique venue for an unforgettable wedding reception, creative business meeting, or special event.
Rental space includes the concert room (which has a dance floor, stage, prep kitchen & bar), plus the adjacent solarium area and upper level deck. The north area (lounge, kitchen, bar, and bonus room) is available for an additional fee. Overnight accommodations at the Douglas Beach House may also be arranged.
For wedding receptions and parties, we could accommodate up to 100 guests for a seated meal. Alternatively, we could accommodate a cocktail reception with up to 120 guests. We could accommodate a wedding ceremony and reception for up t 50 guests.
For business meetings, we can comfortably accommodate groups of 50 (minimum) and up to 80 participants at tables, depending on your configuration. Stage presentations could accommodate up to 150 using the loft area and all available floor space.
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- 1,940 sq. ft. concert room, including dance floor, stage area, built in bar, and prep kitchen
- Solarium and outdoor deck, upper level
- Cedar paneling and large windows with panoramic ocean views
Facility rental fees range from $3,000 to $6,000 depending on the type of event, day of the week and season. These fees are for the rental only and do not include catering or anything else for your event such as linens, china, glassware, flowers or decorations. The fee does include certain tables and chairs. If hiring an approved outside caterer, an additional fee applies to cover the required Facility Manager for the day of your event. Additional fees apply for use of sound/stage equipment, the Steinway piano, catering, and other rentals. For more pricing info on wedding receptions and weekend parties read the Additional Info weddings & Parties.
Hours of Rental
A full day rental is 9 hours, including setup and cleanup. Parties and receptions are typically up to 5 hours, with 3 hours setup and 1 hour cleanup. Business meetings may run up to 8 hours. All events are held between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm, with catering staff departing no later than 10:00pm
- Use of concert room, adjacent solarium, and outside deck on the upper level
- Use of any onsite tables and chairs
- Catering and rentals are additional
Our preferred caterer is Event Savvy, which features seasonal and organic farm to table cuisine. Joy and her team will customize your menu and oversee every detail to ensure that your day is unique and wonderful. The Event Savvy design team will bring your vision to life and arrange for additional items from specialty linens to elegant or rustic table settings to alternate tables or chairs to create your ideal ambiance. Joy can also provide referrals for flowers, cake, musicians, and other local services.
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.
Are there any restrictions on decorations?
The Event Savvy design team will work with you and your event planner (should you have one) on your décor ideas. There are some restrictions based on fire safety and preserving the environment; let’s discuss this in person at our initial meeting and during the planning process.
Free parking; includes space for about 30 cars behind and around the building. Nearby street parking is available for overflow.
Terms and Conditions
A 50% deposit of the Facility rental fee is required to hold the date, with the balance due 90 days in advance. Events scheduled within 90 days require 100% payment with the signed contract. A Security deposit is also required with the signed contract. This deposit is refundable 21 days after your event, assuming normal normal wear and tear and no requirement for excessive cleaning. The Facility Manager fee, if required, is collected 90 days in advance.
Facility fees are refundable only if we can re-book for the same date, less a $500 administrative fee. The Security deposit is fully refundable for events not held.
We are interested in scheduling your event! Please include the following information:
- Type of event
- Approximate number of attendees
- Preferred day of the week
- Tentative date(s)
- Phone number (if you want a call back)