Munger Theater 50 people on rounds, 88 theater style
Mezzanine 50 people on rounds, 125 standing
Tower 35 people standing
Veranda 75 people seated, 120 standing
Museum Floor 150 people seated, 250 standing
What is the Rental Fee?
Please click the "Pricing" tab at the top
What do I need to do to book the venue?
A signed agreement, event deposit, security deposit and credit card on file is required to secure the date.
Dates are not held until we receive the above items, and we cannot notify you if someone is looking at your requested date.
The event deposit is 50% of the total estate rental fee.
The security deposit is $500, refundable after the event if there are no damages.
All deposits and payments are non-refundable at the time which they are due.
When is payment in full due?
Thirty (30) days out from your event
Venue Pricing & Payments
What is included with the Venue Rental?
Food & Beverage:
Vendors, Set-up & Break-down:
Music, Photography & Audio/Visual:
What does the venue rental price include?
(15) 60" round tables
(8) tall cocktail tables
(150) Black folding chairs
Existing audio visual capabilities
Prep kitchen for caterers
Existing electrical outlets for bands/dj's and any audio/visual needs
The "Ranger" boat for photo opportunities or on-ocean ceremony (subject to crew availability, and weather/tides permitting).
How many hours do I get the venue for my actual event when my guests are on property?
Please refer to the "Pricing" page. All set up and break down time must be included within that time block.
Does the venue provide heat lamps and umbrellas?
No, those will have to be rented.
What time is the amplified music curfew?
Are there any photogrphay restrictions?
Only near the displays that state "no flash photography"
Is Audio/Visual support provided?
No - audio visual support is not provided, however use of the Museum's audio visual equipment is included. It's strongly recommended that you test all A/V at least one week prior to event.
Does the venue provide an on-site coordinator?
No, a coordinator is not provided. However, we'll have event monitors present to open and close the museum as well as present during the entire event if there are any questions related to the event space.
Am I required to hire a Professional Event Coordinator?
Only Weddings are required to hire a professional, and insured, wedding coordinator with a minimum of "day-of" services provided.
What time can vendors arrive for set up?
Anytime within your rented time block.
What time does break-down need to end and all vendors off property?
All set up and break down must fall between your 9 hour or 15 hour event time block. Additional set up and break down hours are available for $250 per hour.
Is on-site parking included?
Paid parking is available through the city parking lot, however Valet Parking is strongly encouraged. Please call Signature Parking at 805-969-7275.
Is a dance floor included? If not, what are the requirements?
A dance floor is not included, and if there will be dancing at your event, a dance floor is required. All deliveries, set up and break down must fall within your time block.
Are open flame candles allowed?
Candles are allowed outside on the Veranda, but not anywhere inside the Museum building.
What other restrictions are there on decor?
The following items are not allowed inside the museum: Glitter, rice, birdseed, latex balloons, thumtacks, nails, glue, clear tape, confetti, fog machines, dry ice, popcorn machines, mylar baloons, live potted plants, bamboo, wood chips, cocoa shells, soil in cut flowers or potted plant displays.
Do you provide any food and beverage, or full-service package?
Food and beverage is not provided by the venue, however please inquire about full-service packages where we've partnered with other caterers.
Can I bring in my own wine, beer and hard alcohol?
Yes, you can bring in your own wine, beer and alcohol, however it must be served by a licensed bartending service or catering professional.
Are there any kitchen facilities my caterer or I may use?
Yes, we have a prep kitchen with a sink and running water, trash cans, and prep tables. There are (4) burners but no oven. There is no on-site refrigeration.
What else should I know about bringing in Caterers and Bartending Services?
All food and alochol brought in must be provided by a licensed Caterer or Bartending Service.
Proof of insurance from the Caterer/Bartender must be provided a minimum of 1-month out from the event date
The set up of Museum tables and chairs must be done by the Caterer or Bartending Service.
Whenever alcohol is served, you must obtain a one-day catering license.
A Caterer or security monitor must be be staffed and stationed at the entrance to ensure alcohol does not leave the property.