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VENUE NOTES

The rental fee is $3,700 and $2,000 for the weekday

A 50% refundable security deposit is due when the rental contract is submitted, and the rental fee is payable 2 months prior to the function. Weekend rentals include All Day, with an opinion to purchase a 3 hour block of time the day before or the day after, depending on availability for $250.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Private upstairs rooms: breathtaking views of SF and the Bay, with two additional rooms that can be used as Bride’s and Groom’s rooms or for smaller gatherings during events

Amenities:

  • Wedding planning services
  • Bride’s dressing area
  • Groom’s dressing area
  • Dance floor
  • Podium and/or stage
  • Tables and chairs provided
  • Upgraded chairs
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Wi-Fi, pull-down screen & P.A. system
  • Piano
  • Security provided
  • Votive candles
  • Day-of coordinator
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Parking can be arranged

Restrictions:

  • BYO alcohol
  • Valet parking or shuttle service required
  • Venue must approve all decorations
  • General liability insurance required
  • Wheelchair access limited
  • Choose from a list for catering
  • Acoustic Music only indoors & outdoor
  • Music must end by 9:30pm
  • Alcohol served licenses bartender/caterer
  • No rice, rose petals, confetti, or glitter
  • Candles must be contained in votive
  • Guest must be shuttled if more than 40
  • Maximum 120 guest
  • Doors to Close at 10:30pm
CLUB CAPACITY

The Club seats up to 120 people.

Floor to ceiling French doors between the main room and the patio allow guests to flow seamlessly to and from the garden. Renters have the flexibility of using the space in a way that is uniquely personal and specific to their needs.

FAQ's

What is the rental fee ?
The rental rates are $3,700 for the weekend days and $2,000 for weekdays. Credit Cards are accepted.

What hours do I have access to the facility?
You will have access to the facility beginning at 9:30am on the date of your event. Events activity must end by 9:30pm Your caterer will have an additional hour of time to clean up. Curfew lights out, windows and doors closed and locked by 10:30pm.

How far in advance can I book my reservation?
You may book your event up to 18 months in advance with a 6 months cancellation with a 60 day written notice for a refundable deposit. 

What is the deposit required to secure a date?
Fifty percent of the rental fee is required to save your date. Once you receive your Rental Agreement Contract, you will have 10 business days to return it with your signature and deposit.

How many guest can I invite?
The maximum number of guest is 120.

Are there any other fees?
Opinion to purchase a 3 hour block of time the day before or the day after, depending on availability for $250.

What insurance is require?
You must purchase a one-day event insurance policy. The term and the vendor are specified in our contract. Proof of insurance must be sent to the SWC Rental Manager prior to the event. 

Do you have a preferred caterer list?
Yes. All Caterers must provide copies of the caterer’s Health Permit, Business License & Certificate of Comprehensive Liability Insurance. Upon request we will send you the list of our preferred Vendors that have provided service to SWC rentals.

What about liquor license?
For private events with no admission charge, all of our preferred caterer have the necessary licensing to serve liquor. However, if you are charging admission to your event and/or selling liquor, a liquor license is required.

Can I use candles and the fireplace?
Candles must be contained in a glass holder and fireplace is not to be used unless given written permission.

Who cleans up?
You and your vendors must leave the building and grounds as you found it. Including sweeping the floor, cleaning the kitchen countertops, removing all recyclable and wet garbage from the property. Your caterer will manage the kitchen and clean up.

Do you provide linens & glasses.
No. Renters provide their own linens & glassware and patio heaters, all of which your caterer can rent for you.

How do I set up the tables & chairs?
One month before your event, please contact your SWC Event Manager who will consult with you and arrange for tables and chairs to be set up and broken down. Any extra clean up time will result in additional charges.

Can I bring in chairs?
Yes. You may rent your own tales & chairs. You will have a list of inventory that we provide as part of your Rental Agreement Contract.

Can I throw rose petals, rice, confetti, birdseed, etc.?
You may NOT throw confetti, rice, rose petals, glitter or silly string inside or outside the clubhouse however. Birdseed may be thrown outside.

Can I bring in a band or DJ?
Music must be less than 50 decibels at all time. If sound reaches the gates the decibels are too high. Sausalito noise ordinance restricts amplified use of mic & music to indoors only. Music must end at 9:30 pm.

Can I move furniture outside.
The club’s wicker chairs cannot be used outdoors. The club’s tables may. Tables must be brought into the clubhouse at the end of the your event.

Can I use nails, tacks, pins, or sticky tape on the walls?
You may not use any fastening devise that penetrates the walls surface. This applies both indoors and outdoors. You must have written permission to all décor wishing to be used.

What is the parking situation?
All parking is on the street and local lots. Guests over 40 must have a shuttle service. More information regarding parking is included in your contact packet. Nearby Church parking lots with arrangements maybe used upon request and availability.

Is Smoking permitted?
SWC is a NON-smoking facility. There is No Smoking.

Are children allowed?
If left upstairs they need to be supervised.

 

VENDOR LIST
The following vendors have worked at the Sausalito Woman’s Club. These names are being provided as a courtesy to you. It is required to provide The Sausalito Woman’s Club with a complete list of your vendors two months prior to your event in the space provided on the Rental Questionnaire.
 
CLUB IMAGES

“My wedding was an incredibly beautiful success and (it was) an honor to have held it at the Woman’s Club”

“This venue is beautiful, especially on a sunny day when you can see the view all around the Bay. Just gorgeous! Our awesome caterer loved the updated, million-dollar kitchen. I loved the upstairs room where the girls got ready… It was an intimate, warm space for our ~110 person wedding.”

“Since the wedding, we have received so many compliments from friends and relatives saying that the atmosphere at the club was magical. It truly was a perfect place for our wedding and I would not have changed a single detail.”

“We had a fabulous time. Everything we asked for was provided. Everyone was very nice… I would recommend the women’s club to anyone… Great location and lovely, well-maintained garden.”

Building History

Designed by Julia Morgan, California’s first registered woman architect and designer of the amazing Hearst Castle, the Sausalito Woman’s Club is located in a lovely historic residential neighborhood with sweeping views of San Francisco and the Bay. Walking through the venue’s grounds and buildings is like taking an elegant step back in time. With recent projects adding a more modern feel to the Clubhouse, its integrity, including many of the original materials, has been carefully preserved. The gardens and views are gorgeous and the interior décor is filled with great reminders of the Club’s traditions and historical significance. Since its dedication as a woman’s club in 1917, the Sausalito Woman’s Club has been one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for special occasions and celebrations.

The clubhouse was named Sausalito Landmark #1 on December 21, 1976 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 1993.

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