Welcome to The Century Club of California
An elegant historic setting for your event

Frequently Asked Questions


What resources are available to help me plan my event?
How much is the rental cost?
How much is the rental deposit?
How much is the security deposit?
What is your cancellation policy?
Can you provide catering or may I bring in my own caterer?
May I use your dishes, linens, glassware, tables, and chairs?
May I rent and bring in my own tables and chairs?
What time may I get into the Club House to set up?
What time must the event end?
May I bring my own alcoholic beverages?
Is there an elevator?
Is there handicapped access?
May I use a sound system?
What are the parking arrangements?
Must I have a doorman?
Do you require liability insurance for events?

What resources are available to help me plan my event?

The Century Club of California has many of the resources which are needed for most types of events. We can also provide you with recommendations for musicians, caterers, florists, and other skilled professionals who have worked successfully on events in our Club House. Our Manager will be available to assist you as you plan your event.
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How much is the rental cost?

You may rent individual rooms or the entire building for up to 8 hours. The cost of rentals varies by the space needed to suit the size and type of event. Typical events which can be held are dinners, luncheons, buffets, weddings, wedding receptions, meetings, lectures, concerts, holiday parties, memorials, and receptions.

Standard Rentals (1st and 2nd floors)
(maximum capacity: 350 guests)

 4-hour rental$3,000
 8-hour rental$5,000

An 8-hour rental includes one 2-hour daytime rehearsal at no additional cost.

Individual Rooms (prices shown for 4-hour rentals)

First Floor:

 Reception Room$700
 Dining Room$800

Second Floor:

 Ballroom$2,000
 Drawing Room$1,000

Third Floor: These rooms are available during normal business hours.

 Board Meeting Room $250 (up to 7 hours)
 Third Floor Suite (3 rooms) $500 (1-4 hours)
$750 (4-7 hours)

Additional hours for rooms on the third floor will be considered on request.

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How much is the rental deposit?

The rental deposit is one-half the rental fee. The rental deposit secures the reservation and must be paid at the time the contract is executed. We do not accept credit cards.
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How much is the security deposit?

The security deposit is $750 and is due 60 days prior to the scheduled event. The security deposit will be refunded within 10 working days after the event provided there is no damage to the property. The entire rental amount is due when a reservation is made less than 60 days before the event.
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What is your cancellation policy?

The balance of the rental fee is due 60 days prior to the event. If the balance is not received, the event will be cancelled, and one-half of the rental deposit will be refunded to you. If you cancel the event less than 60 days before the event, The Century Club of California will retain the entire rental amount and return the entire security deposit to you. Any cancellation must be submitted in writing.
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Can you provide catering or may I bring in my own caterer?

Yes, we can provide catering for you. Our Manager can provide all information regarding this service. You may also use your own caterer as long as they are licensed and insured.
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May I use your dishes, linens, glassware, tables, and chairs?

Yes. If you use our caterer, these items are included.
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May I rent and bring in my own tables and chairs?

You may bring tables, not chairs.
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What time may I get into the Club House to set up?

On Saturdays you may begin your setup at noon. On all other days, the time is flexible to accommodate your needs.
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What time must the event end?

All events must end by 1:00 AM.
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May I bring my own alcoholic beverages?

If The Century Club of California caters your event, you may bring your own wine, and there is a $10.00 per bottle corkage fee. If you use a different caterer, any charges, including corkage fee, would be set by that caterer. The Club does not have a liquor license. Most caterers have a liquor license.
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Is there an elevator?

Yes, our elevator can accommodate three people at a time.
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Is there handicapped access?

Although our handicapped access is limited, our front entrance has only three steps. The upper floors can be reached by elevator.
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May I use a sound system?

Yes, you may bring your own sound system.
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What are the parking arrangements?

Some on-street parking is available. Public transportation is close by, and valet parking could be arranged. Our Manager can provide you with a map of parking garages in the area.
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Must I have a doorman?

Yes, a doorman must be on duty for the entire duration of the event. During non-business hours, The Century Club of California will be responsible for arranging the doorman for you. Your cost for the doorman will be $20 per hour. Having a doorman helps insure the safety and comfort of your guests.
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Do you require liability insurance for events?

Yes, we do. Please call the Club and speak with the Manager who will explain our requirements regarding insurance.
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Updated: July 29, 2013

The Century Club of California  •  1355 Franklin Street, San Francisco, California 94109  •  415.673.7117