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SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY

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Contents About the MAH................................................................ 02 Event Rentals.................................................................... 05 Spaces..................................................................................... 08 Atrium Sculpture Garden

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Secret Garden Garden Room Packages................................................................................. 10 General Timelines........................................................... 11 Amenities............................................................................... 12 Staffing Guidelines....................................................... 16 Vendors.....................................................................................17 Pricing Example............................................................... 18 Other Notes......................................................................... 19

Floor Plans......................................................................... 21

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About the MAH The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) was founded in 1996 to promote a greater understanding of contemporary art and the history of Santa Cruz County. Today we are a thriving community gathering place that serves more than 130,000 people annually through rotating art and history exhibitions, visual and performing artworks, public festivals, education and outreach programs, and cultural celebrations in collaboration with our many partners. We maintain a permanent collection of regionally significant art and artifacts, a research library, a historical archive, and historic sites including the Evergreen Cemetery, Octagon Building, and Davenport Jail. We are also home to Abbott Square, a vibrant public plaza on the museum’s doorstep that offers food, social events, and year-round creative happenings.

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Event Rentals Discover one of the most unique venues in Santa Cruz.

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The MAH is a beloved community institution known for its exhibitions, programs, collections and publications, housed within a civic landmark in the heart of downtown.

75 miles south of San Francisco, 45 miles north

Amid beautiful galleries, the MAH also offers

the mountains from Silicon Valley. The nearest

spaces for indoor and outdoor private rentals

major airport is in San Jose, 30 miles northeast

for artful celebrations, refined receptions,

of Santa Cruz. The MAH is conveniently located

unforgettable weddings, and impressive

in the city center, near the bustling core of

corporate events. The three-floor iconic

the Pacific Avenue Retail District, with several

building features flexible spaces with many

hotels and parking structures in close vicinity

amenities for nearly any size gathering—

to the museum.

including street-level and roof-top terraces,

of Monterey and Carmel, and 35 miles over

plazas, and gardens.

In selecting our facility as a venue for your

Located on California’s central coast, Santa

exhibitions, education and public programs, and

Cruz overlooks the spectacular Monterey Bay—

community outreach initiatives.

wedding, you help support the MAH’s

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Spaces

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Atrium

Sculpture Garden

The 1,200-square-foot Atrium features

The 1,050-square-foot Sculpture Garden

floor-to-ceiling windows and is a unique

is the only rentable rooftop in downtown

setting for large events and receptions.

Santa Cruz.

Accommodates up to 250 people.

Accommodates up to 50 people.

Secret Garden

Garden Room

The 1,800-square-foot Secret Garden is

The 1,100-square-foot Garden Room

an outdoor space full of greenery with a

opens up to the Secret Garden for an

vintage brick building as a backdrop.

indoor/outdoor experience.

Accommodates up to 150 people.

Accommodates up to 80 people.

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Packages Ceremony Only

Reception Only

• $1,800

• Starting at $3,200*

• 5-hour use of the Secret

• 7-hour rental of

Garden and Garden Room (dependent on the time of year)

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Premium: Ceremony & Reception

ground floor spaces Have your ceremony in

• Starting at $4,200* • 9-hour rental of all spaces

another beautiful Santa

Short and sweet

Cruz County location

Have your wedding at the

ceremonies. Have your

and bring all your post

MAH from start to finish.

vows in the Secret Garden

ceremonial bliss to the MAH

Choose the location of your

and swing open the glass

for dinner, drinks, and

ceremony and cocktail hour

accordion doors to the

dancing. Start with a

and move into dinner in one

Garden Room for an indoor

cocktail hour, or move

of our spaces on the first

and outdoor experience.

straight into dinner and

floor. Choose your layout to

Perfect for a morning

dancing. Offered on

provide the best flow and

ceremony and brunch.

Saturday evenings only.

feel for your special day.

Offered on Saturday and

Offered on Saturday

Sunday mornings only.

evenings only.

*Rates are dependent on the number of guests and the amount of time the venue is used.

Number of Guests

Ceremony (5 hrs)

Reception (7 hrs)

Premium (9 hrs)

50 or less guests

$1,800

$3,200

$4,200

51–99 guests

$1,800

$3,350

$4,350

100+ guests

$1,800

$3,500

$4,500

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General Timelines Ceremony (5 hrs)

Reception (7 hrs)

Premium (9 hrs)

Setup: 9:00–10:00 am

Setup: 4:00–5:30 pm

Setup: 3:00–4:30 pm

Ceremony: 10:30–11:000 am

Cocktail Hour: 5:30–6:30 pm

Ceremony: 5:00–5:30 pm

Mingling: 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30–7:30 pm

Cocktail Hour: 5:30–6:30 pm

Cleanup: 1:00–2:00 pm

Dancing: 7:30–10:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30–7:30 pm

Cleanup: 10:00–11:00 pm

Dancing: 7:30–10:00 pm Cleanup: 10:30 pm–12:00 am

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Amenities Complimentary Amenities (included for all packages):

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• In-house sound system for background music; one speaker inside the facility • (30) rectangular tables • (80) black folding chairs • (14) standing cocktail tables • (10) sit-down bistro tables • (2) five-foot round tables • Early drop-off and next day item pick-up options • Layout and timeline support

Optional Additional Amenities: • Projection in Atrium

$50

• Serpentine bar

$50

• Stage

$100

• Digital signs

$50

• Setup/cleanup staff

$40/hr per staffer (see Staffing Guidelines)

Note: Packages do NOT include linens, flatware, glassware, decorations, catering, bar, or entertainment.

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Staffing Guidelines By default, the client is responsible for all

Event Staff, if contracted in advance,

event setup and cleanup, including trash,

cannot be made responsible for:

recycling, and table and chair setup/

• Any food or drink handling, table

takedown. Setup and cleanup support from MAH Event Staff is available for an additional fee, if requested more than 30 days prior to the scheduled event. All rental events include one (1) Event Staff member present as a point of contact and MAH liaison.

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Event Staff, if contracted in advance, can be made responsible for: • Setup and takedown of tables, chairs, and centerpiece placement • Decoration assistance and lighting cues • The transition of rooms, depending on needs

assembly, or catering restock • Decoration assembly or installation, unless approved by Private Events Manager • Coat check or the handling of personal belongings, unless items are left behind and returned to a designated lost and found area • Babysitting or monitoring children The final number of Event Staff will be dependent on layouts and timelines. Generally, Event Staff is required to work the full duration of an event to assist

• Additional rental equipment management

with setup, room transitions, facility

• Trash and recycling management

management, and cleanup.

• Restocking bathrooms and gallery activities • Welcoming and directing guests

Number of Guests Ceremony (5 hrs)

50 or less guests

Reception (7 hrs) Premium (9 hrs)

2–3 staff

3–4 staff

3–4 staff

51–99 guests

3 staff

3–4 staff

4 staff

120+ guests

3–4 staff

4–5 staff

4–5 staff

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Vendors Catering The MAH is happy to provide a list of preferred caterers who are familiar with our facility and operating procedures, but you are not limited to using these businesses. We also highly recommend working with the food vendors at Abbott Square Market for menu options.

Alcohol & Beverages Due to liquor licensing and liability, all alcohol consumed on MAH property must be purchased and served through the MAH’s exclusive beverage partner, Front & Cooper, located at Abbott Square Market, immediately next to the MAH. Front & Cooper can provide clients with a number of bar options, ranging from hosted bar, cash bar, beer and wine bar, to all-inclusive bar packages. You can also inquire about creating custom cocktails with the Front & Cooper management team. SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY


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Pricing Example Stephanie is planning a wedding for 100 guests. She and her fiancée want to have their ceremony and reception in one location. The couple wants to have a short ceremony and focus on dancing and family. Stephanie is usually into DIY but does not want to worry about things on her wedding day. The couple decides that the 9-hour wedding works best for their plans and wants to use MAH Event Staff to help setup and cleanup. For Stephanie’s event, contracted Event Staff set tables, chairs, and centerpieces at 3:00 pm. Guests arrive at 4:30 pm for a 5:00 pm ceremony. Guests move into cocktail hour, dinner, toasts, and dancing, with the last call at the bar at 10:00 pm. While the couple starts to say goodbye to their guests, staff and vendors begin to pack up and cleanup. By midnight, staff and vendors are finished with cleaning and gathering any decorations or items to be picked up the next day at 12:00 pm. Stephanie decided to use some of the additional amenities, which ends up totaling approximately $5,850 in venue and staffing fees.

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Other Notes Rental information current as of January 2021. Rates subject to change. Securing a Rental Date Facility rentals are subject to the availability of the space desired. To secure a rental date and reserve the space, the client must sign the MAH facility rental contract and pay a non-refundable deposit of $1,000. A client is not guaranteed a date until the contract and deposit are received by the MAH. All clients are required to comply with all policies and procedures outlined in the facility rental contract and this policy.

General It is the policy of the MAH in considering requests for rentals of its facility to give first priority to the needs of the MAH to accommodate its own activities. The MAH shall decline rentals for the use of its facility for any activity, event or other use which, in the best judgment of the staff: • Will cause or be likely to cause any material conflict with the normally anticipated use by the MAH of its facility for its own activities (e.g., date conflicts or scheduled use extending for such duration and may preclude use of events likely to be scheduled by the MAH); • May be reasonably expected to result in a significant burden to the facility because of physical wear and tear, overcrowding, use in violation of building or safety codes or other rules or regulations; • Identify the MAH with the use or event as to tend to create the implication that such use or event is sponsored by or endorsed by the MAH or that any other business or organization conducts its business from the MAH’s location. Use of the MAH’s facility by parties other than the MAH shall be conducted in such a manner as will clearly indicate that such use or activity is undertaken by parties other than the MAH and that such use or activity is not an activity sponsored by or endorsed by the MAH.

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SECRET GARDEN 24’ x 70’ 1800 sq ft

GARDEN ROOM 35’ x 37’ 1100 sq ft

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ATRIUM 41’ x 36’ 1200 sq ft

LOBBY 21’ x 47’ 820 sq ft

BOARD ROOM 15’ x 35’ 550 sq ft

CLASSROOM 25' x 20' 440 sq ft

FRONT STREET

1st Floor Spaces WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS


Floor Plans SECRET GARDEN (on 1st Floor) 24’ x 70’ 1800 sq ft

3RD FLOOR LOBBY 20’ x 25’ 550 sq ft

21 BLANCHARD SCULPTURE GARDEN 28’ x 41’ 1050 sq ft

3rd Floor Spaces SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY


Photo Credits The images featured in this publication were sourced from the MAH’s portfolio and archives. Special thanks to all the photographers who have shared their work with us.

Additional Credits PAGES 01, 03, 06-07, 12 Photos by Melissa Habegger PAGES 02, 17 Photos by Marble Rye Photography PAGE 09 Photo by Picture Perfect Photography PAGE 18 Photo by Ben Ingram Visuals

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Please contact Private Events Manager, Claudia Oblea, at 831.429.1964 x7040, or claudia@santacruzmah.org to schedule a tour or book the facility. For more information about the MAH, please visit santacruzmah.org.

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