Frequently asked Questions
What is the capacity of Chico Event Center?
Our venue accommodates as many as 200 guests seated, 150 seated with a dance floor ,or 399 standing.
How much does it cost to rent the Chico Event Center?
Rates vary based on the number of guests you are anticipate. Please contact us for a specific estimate.
What is included in the cost of the rental?
The standard wedding reception rental rate includes six hours of event time, as well as additional time to setup and remove decorations. We also offer tables and chairs, setup and take-down, as well as the ser-vices of a doorman, bartender and on-site event coordinator.
How late is the Chico Event Center available to guests?
Events may end as late as 1AM, with an additional hour to remove decorations and packaging.
How many hours are included in the standard rental of Chico Event Center?
The cost of the standard wedding reception rental includes six hours event time . Private event is five hours event time. Depending on your package selection, the venue will be available as early as 9:00a.m. the day of your event. In addition, you will receive set up time and one hour at the end of your event to re-move all personal belongings, (including gifts) decorations, and trash.
Is it possible to have a rehearsal?
Yes. For ceremony bookings an additional hour for rehearsal is given the night before.
What if I would like more time to set up?
If there is not a booking the day before your event, we offer an additional three hours of set up for $200.
Can I extend the length of my event?
Yes, Additional time is available at an hourly rate of 15% of your room rental fee. Additional costs may apply based on staffing and services.
How do I reserve the Chico Event Center?
A $1,000 security deposit and a rental agreement is required to save your date. The security deposit will be applied toward the remaining balance of the room rental fee.
What happens if I cancel my scheduled event?
Your security will be refunded only if we are able to re-rent the room for the reserved date.
How much is the Cleaning and Dam-age Deposit?
A cleaning and damage deposit is required as a separate payment, one week prior to your scheduled event. For most events, the cleaning and damage deposit is $1,000.00 however, this amount may vary.
Are your facilities handicap accessible?
Chico Event Center offers ADA accommodations, including an elevator, ramp, and wheelchair-accessible restroom stalls.
Is there a dance floor?
Yes, there is a raised dance floor that may also be utilized for additional seating. In larger events (175+ guests), tables may be removed to expand the space available for dancing.
Is there on-site security?
Yes, security is included in the cost of the standard room rental to ensure that your event is safe and manageable.
Is there an on-site coordinator?
Yes, and our on-site event coordination is already included in the cost of every event! Throughout the planning process, our event coordinator is available by phone, email, and appointment to develop and implement ideas, create the layout and a custom event itinerary. The event coordinator will also be present for the duration of your event, to serve as a hostess for your guests, a liaison between vendors, and tend to every detail of your special day.
Do you have an on-site caterer?
Chico Event Center does offer a full catering service. Our chef has designed an exquisite menu with a variety of flavorful dishes, including organic and local ingredients. Special requests are also accepted.
Is it possible to arrange a tasting?
We strive to offer the freshest ingredients at the lowest cost to our customers. Tastings are scheduled once a month and require that selections are received two weeks prior. As many as four entrées or four appetizers may be prepared for tastings. Standard menu costs apply.
What is the cost of the bar?
Licensing, and the cost of the bartender are included in every standard rental. You may host an open bar, offer a signature cocktail, allow guests to purchase their own drinks, or any other combination. All alcohol is available through Chico Event Center. If you prefer to host a wine or champagne that is not available through us, a corkage fee of $15.00 per bottle will be added to your final bar cost.
Do you require a minimum order?
Our catering service includes as many as two entrees for parties with 100 guests or less, and three entrées for parties with 100 guests or more. The minimum for all catered events is $1,000.
Are tables, chairs, linen, china, silver-ware, and glassware provided?
Linens and tables settings are provided in the cost of our on-site catering. If you prefer to hire an outside caterer, we offer the option to rent use of our settings, linens, and china.
How many guests do the tables comfortably seat?
We have a variety of tables included in the standard rental. Tables seat six, eight, and ten guests.
What colors of linen do you offer?
The on-site catering service includes white and ivory table linens, as well as white, ivory, or black linen napkins. Special re-quests may be accommodated with proper notice prior to your event.
Acceptable forms of payment Include cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Do you provide servers or wait staff?
Yes, Chico Event Center has a well qualified catering staff to ensure excellent ser-vice for cocktail receptions, buffets, and plated meals.
Do you offer the option of plated meals?
Yes, we offer plated service for parties with 100 guests or less. You may select as many as two entrées and one child’s plate. The cost is an additional $5.00/plate and an additional 5% service fee.
Is the service charge included in the cost of the catering?
18% service charge is applied to the menu cost for buffet service and appetizer stations; 23% service charge is applied to the menu cost for plated service and passed appetizers.
Do you allow an outside caterer?
Yes, for an additional $400 fee. This cost includes the use of the Chico Event Center buffet tables, and prep-kitchen. The kitchen offers convenient access to the elevator, and is equipped with an ice machine, commercial dishwasher, warming oven, refrigeration, and counter space.
Can I pick up items the day after?
For an additional $50 we offer next day pick up. This will allow an additional one hour, the day after, to collect decorations and other be-longings. We do require that you take any gifts with you the night of your event, as The Chico Event Center is not responsible for items left after the event.
Excessive cleaning and damage will result in a deduction from your cleaning and damage deposit.
Where are bathrooms located, and how many stalls are there?
Restrooms are located near the back of the Chico Event Center. Each restroom has four stalls.
Do you have a coat check service? For $100 you can have someone there during your event to take, tag, hang and return coats. A coat rack is offered free of charge upon re-quest.
Do you allow live bands?
Unfortunately, we do not allow live bands. However, special arrangements may be made for acoustic bands.
Do you offer a Bridal Suite for the day of?
Unfortunately, the Chico Event Center does not have a suite for the bridal party or groomsman to get ready in.
Do you offer a cake cutting service?
Our cake cutting service is $0.75 per guest and includes the use of dessert plates and forks. A additional $20 will be applied if you are using outside catering for extra staff to be available for cake cutting.