special events

FAQs About Our Waterfront Event Venue Following is a short list of questions you may have about our event venue and other information.

What events can the Mavericks Event Center accommodate?
We can accommodate any celebration — birthday parties, celebrations of life, baby showers, family reunions, rehearsal dinners, weddings, wedding receptions, and more. Our event team will work with you to make your event memorable and unique.

How much is the deposit and when is it due?
An initial $1,000 deposit is due with a signed contract to reserve your selected date. A reservation will not be honored without a signed contract with our terms and conditions.

Are taxes and service fees included in your package pricing?
A 20% service charge will be applied to all food and beverage items. California State Law requires the service charge to be taxed, in addition to the applicable sales tax.

Can I see the space in person?
We would be happy to show you around our facilities. Please fill out our Request for Information form with your interest and availability and we will schedule the best time for your site visit.

Do you allow decorating?
Yes. We ask that you do your decorating within your contracted event hours. We do not allow nails or tape on the walls. And as a certified green business, we do not allow the use of confetti or glitter, which could blow into nearby harbor waters. Candles and other non-invasive decorations are welcome.

What is your capacity?
To serve you comfortably, we suggest the following:

  • Standing reception: 150
  • Seated Banquet: 100
  • Theater: 100
  • U-shape: 50
  • Classroom: 50
  • Cooking Class: 50
  • Beer Making Class: 50
  • Chevron: 30

Do you have a contingency plan for inclement weather?
We will do our best to accommodate your needs if weather becomes a concern. We can price tent rentals for you from our local vendors, however we do not offer a set alternative plan. A tent must be rented at least one week in advance.

Can we bring in our own caterer and rent the facility?
Our goal is to showcase our venue, as well as our fabulous food. If you prefer to bring your own licensed caterer and rent the facility for the day, please note the following:

  • Caterer must be licensed and have proof of insurance
  • We require an onsite attendant for every 75 guests; fee is $200 per attendant.
  • We require a certificate of liability insurance for the event.
  • Buyouts are available Sunday-Friday.
  • Please refer to the contract for other terms and conditions.

Do you allow outside alcohol?
You may bring in your own wine or champagne; our corkage fee is $15.00 per 750 mL bottle. We do not allow outside spirits, unless you are renting the facility without our catering.

Is your facility accessible for people with disabilities?
Our Harbor View Garden and the first floor of the Event Center, including restrooms and private deck, are all accessible for people with disabilities.

What is your cancellation policy?
Your deposit is non-refundable. Should cancellation of your event occur within 30 days or less of your scheduled date, payment in full is still required for the entire estimated revenue of the function.

Do you have parking available on site?
Free parking is available in our two private lots. For larger parties, free street parking is also available.

Can we choose our vendors, or do you work exclusively with a certain set?
We have a list of local, preferred vendors who we have worked with in the past and who know our venue well. However, you may use any vendor you choose. This does not apply to caterers. Renting our facility without our in-house catering is $6,000 per day.

Is there a cake-cutting fee?
There is a nominal charge of $1.50 per slice. There is no charge for cupcakes.

Are there special menu prices for children?
Children under the age of 5 are free of charge. Children ages 6-12 are half price. Children ages 13 and up will be charged the adult rate of the chosen menu. We can create a custom menu for children if preferable. Please ask our event team for a custom quote.

Can we extend our hours the day of the event?
Yes. Overtime fees are $400 per hour, and subject to local ordinances and staff discretion.

Can we come in earlier then our contracted start time?
We will do our best to accommodate early arrivals; please note there is a $100 per hour charge.

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