DANA Venue Rental FAQ’s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MANY GUESTS CAN THE PROPERTY ACCOMMODATE?

We can accommodate up to 150 guest on The Veranda & up to 250 guests at the DACC Courtyard for a sit down dinner, we have various locations on the property allowing for varying sized groups. If a cocktail style celebration with cocktail tables only, then 300+ is easily accommodated at the DACC .

WHEN CAN I VISIT THE PROPERTY?

DANA Adobe & Cultural Center is a Historic Landmark, Nature Education Facility, Cultural Center & Gallery. Due to the nature of our business, venue tours are by appt only. This way a member of our event team is available to open up the spaces on the property, provide accurate information, and assist with transporting you to the many areas on the property.

ARE THERE ANY VENDOR RESTRICTIONS?

We require that a professional planner, licensed & insured cater and liability insurance covering any vendor bringing in large items on our property (ex. DJ equipment, photobooths, porta potties & other items that may cause harm or damage to your guests or our property

DOES DANA ADOBE & CULTURAL CENTER  STAFF SET UP + BREAK DOWN OUR EVENT?

We do not set up or break down for any wedding or any other events.

DO YOU HAVE NOISE RESTRICTIONS?

We are subject to the San Luis Obispo County noise ordinance, which requires the amplification of music to end at 10:00pm. This applies to music in any of our onsite event spaces. This pertains to any and all live music, bands, DJs, and personal playlists on professional audio equipment. It is our guest’s responsibility to inform their hired musicians of this policy. Failure to comply can result in immediate termination of your event.

CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN ALCOHOL?

Yes! You may supply your own beer, wine and/or liquor. We do require that all alcohol served in the event areas be served by a professional bartender and/or licensed caterer that have a California Food Handlers card. We ask that last call occur at least 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the event for safety and liability purposes. If you are planning on selling alcohol at your event, you are required to have an ABC license for your event. We are happy to help you with direction on obtaining this. You are not required to have a liquor license for a private event with a hosted bar, however.

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CAN MY EVENT GUESTS LEAVE THEIR CARS OVERNIGHT?

Guests needing to leave vehicles on property overnight are required to have vehicles parked in the designated guest parking area only. Vehicles parked anywhere other than designated parking areas are subject to removal at the owners expense. All vehicles must be retrieved on our next business day between 9am – 11am are subject to towing from the property at the owner’s expense.

CAN I LEAVE DECOR, RENTALS, OR PERSONAL ON YOUR PROPERTY AFTER MY EVENT?

All items must be removed from our property by 11P.M. the day of your event. Exceptions to this include when there are rentals being picked up on a different date than the event date.

WHAT IS THE SMOKING POLICY?

There is absolutely no smoking in any of the buildings on property.  We recommend no smoking on our outdoor property, but if you have guests that smoke, we will work with you on setting up a designated, outdoor smoking area.  Please ask us about the designation of an approved outdoor smoking area. The violation of this policy in any of our buildings or in a non-approved designated smoking area jeopardizes the return of your Cleaning & Damage deposit following your event. It is your responsibility to inform your guests of this policy. Any cigarette butt found on property after an event will be subject to an added fee.

WHEN CAN I HAVE ACCESS TO THE  EVENT SPACES?

For weddings, we allow set-up to begin at 9am. Events start at 3PM or after. For private events, rental companies, other vendors, and you have access 1 – 2 hours prior to event.

IS SECURITY REQUIRED FOR MY EVENT?

Any event with DANA Adobe & Cultural Center requires mandatory security. 1 guard per every 100 guests. We will schedule security services for you with our preferred security company.