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 Venice Community Center Room and Equipment Rental Pricing

Prices are based on three categories, prices are per hour.

 Room Fees

Room A$25$38$67
2,160 sq. ft.
Room B$25$38$67
2,160 sq. ft.
Room C$25$38$67
2,160 sq. ft.
Room D$29$44$77
3,700 sq. ft.
Room E$22$33$58
1,439 sq. ft.
Room F$22$33$58
1,548 sq. ft.
Room G$22$33$58
1,314 sq. ft.
Room J$18$27$48
850 sq. ft.
(plus stage)
10,180 sq. ft.
1,800 sq. ft.

 Miscellaneous Fees

Sound System & Staff Support*$25/hr$25/hr$25/hr
Entrance/Lobby Area$50 per use$100 per use$150 per use
Full Service Catering Kitchen$25/hr$50/hr$75/hr
Advertising on Marquee**$10 per use$20 per use$30 per use
*Sound System and Staff support – Professional sound and light technicians are required for the operation of the sound and stage lighting equipment. Package rates do not include these services. Contact Venice Community Center Staff for technician contacts. 
**Advertising on Marquee – Placement of information on the marquee up to seven days in advance of the reservation date.
The Venice Community Center offers a wide variety of equipment items for your use and convenience. Items are priced on a "per use" basis, not hourly. 

 Category Pricing

The fees assessed by Parks and Recreation, are not based on the individual, group, and/or organization requesting the reservation/rental. The event or the purpose of the use shall determine the category. Pricing and fees shall be based upon the following categories:
Category 2:
  • Any regularly occurring, recreational, instructional, or educational class or program where the public is invited to participate
  • Community Group meetings to which the community is invited such as neighborhood/homeowner’s association meetings, community partner meetings or community recreation group meetings
Category 3:
  • Any special event, carnival, festival or entertainment type of event, meeting or social activity (parties, weddings, birthdays, retirements) that is not open to the public that is utilizing less than 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Private education groups
  • Church or religious affiliated groups (Venice Community Center excluded)
  • Non-profit / Not-for-profit (501(c)) groups having fundraising events that align with the mission of Parks and Recreation with proof of active non-profit status
Category 4:
  • Any type of use for business or for-profit endeavor to gain publicity, advertising, or monetary benefit in any degree
  • Non-profit organizations renting facilities for private or non-fundraising related events.
  • Non-government events that are open to the public - expos, home shows, tournaments, fundraising events that do not align with the mission of parks and recreation
  • Business and for-profit uses that do not support the mission of Parks and Recreation
  • Large events, large parties, large weddings using over 2,000 sq. ft. for public or private purpose
  • Political related activities such a candidate rallies and fundraising events

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