Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions the most asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reservation Questions

  1. Do you require a deposit?
  2. What do I need to do to reserve the date?
  3. How soon should I reserve the hall?
  4. How much does it cost to rent the hall and what is included?

Catering Questions

  1. Do you provide catering or any other event services?
  2. When should I have the final head count?
  3. Can I do a tasting?
  4. Is there a cake cutting fee?
  5. Do you allow outside catering?

Decoration Questions

  1. Can I decorate for my event?
  2. Can Sunrise Event Center Decorate for my event?
  3. Can I use confetti, petals, bubbles, birdseed, party poppers, or (silly string) at my event?
  4. Can I use candles at my event?

Cleaning Questions

  1. Do I need to tear down the tables and chairs after my event?
  2. What are my cleaning responsibilities? for my event?

Timing Questions

  1. What time should my event end?
  2. How early can I get in to set up?
  3. By what time must I be out?
  4. Can I purchase additional hours after my allotted time is over?

Other Questions

  1. How Many People Can You Accommodate?
  2. Do I need to have insurance for my event?
  3. Do I need Security?
  4. What is the cost for setting up the ceremony seating?
  5. What is the cancellation policy?
  6. What measures are taken for liquor liability?

Do you require a deposit?

  • Yes we require a security deposit of $500 or $1,000 depending on your event. This deposit will be refunded back to you within the month following the event as long as no additional charges apply. See Rental Agreement.
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What do I need to do to reserve the date?

  • In order to reserve a date Sunrise Event Center must receive the "Reservation Application", the "Rental Agreement", and the security deposit paid in full. Days will not be confirmed until all three things are received.
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How soon should I reserve the hall?

  • Sunrise Event Center books events six months to one year in advance but reservations are based on availability. Depending on the nature of an event you can reserve the hall up to one week prior to the date.
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How much does it cost to rent the hall and what is included?

  • Please see our room rental rates. Renting the hall alone will include the tables, chairs, staging and our on-site A/V equipment. Sunrise Event Center will set up the tables and chairs and perform all of the deep cleaning. A staff member will be on location during your allotted time frame in order to let the florist, caterer, baker, etc., in.
    Sunrise Event Center offers Room Rental and Full Service Catering options.
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Do you provide catering or any other event services?

  • Yes, we offer catering packages. These packages come with dishes, napkins, table covers and service people. Other event services such as chair covers, flowers, DJ, cake, and etc. can be offered at an additional cost. California state sales tax and an 18% service charge will apply to all full service catered events.
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When should I have the final head count?

  • Menu and number of guaranteed guests must be received no later than ten (10) days prior to event. At the time you enter into the rental agreement you must have an approximate number. The number of guest in your contract may be increased but not reduced.
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Can I do a tasting?

  • -There Is a $25.00 Fee For Tastings (Unless You Have Already Booked Your Date)
    -The Tasting Fee Is Part of The Deposit If You Book After Your Tasting
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Is there a cake cutting fee?

  • No. As part of a full service package the staff will cut and serve your cake under your instruction.
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Do you allow outside catering?

  • Yes, outside catering is allowed for a $500 fee.
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Can I decorate for my event?

  • Yes, provided nothing is affixed to the walls, ceilings, or other surfaces using staples or tacks (anything that put holes in the walls or fixtures). You may use "painter's" tape provided that it is completely removed after your event. All decorations must be taken with you at the end of your event and must be removed within the given time limit.
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Can Sunrise Event Center Decorate for my event?

  • Yes, we offer décor packages at an additional cost. These include full set up of the decorations.
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Can I use confetti, petals, bubbles, birdseed, party poppers, or (silly string) at my event?

  • Confetti, petals, party poppers and "Silly String" are not permitted. Bubbles can be used outdoors only. Any/all of the permitted items must be used in accordance with these guidelines. The improper use or clean-up of the other items may result in the loss of part or all of your deposit and could be subject to additional charges if damages are incurred.
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Can I use candles at my event?

  • We strongly prefer that you not use lit candles at your event. Unlit candles for decoration are preferred. If you want the ambiance of candle light, battery operated "flickering" candles are readily available at most party suppliers and home stores. In the event you still feel you need lit candles, they must be fully enclosed in a glass or other fireproof container. Keep in mind that you will be solely responsible for the safety of your guests and any damages that could occur to property.
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Do I need to tear down the tables and chairs after my event?

  • No. You only need to stack the chairs in stacks of ten (10) and leave them sitting next to the table.
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What are my cleaning responsibilities?

  • All trash, large debris, and decorations must be cleared off the chairs, tables and floor. The kitchen must be returned to the original level of cleanliness by you or your caterer. It is the CLIENT's responsibility to ensure that the kitchen is thoroughly cleaned. Failure to do this may result in a partial loss of the security deposit at a minimum of $250. Sunrise Event Center will perform all of the deep cleaning of the hall. This includes: putting away the tables, chairs and stage, vacuuming, mopping, etc.
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Where do I dispose of trash?

  • In the back of the building there is a big blue dumpster for trash and a green one for recycling. Sunrise Event Center will provide the first set of trash liners inside the cans that are placed around the room. Any additional liners will need to be provided by the CLIENT.
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What time should my event end?

  • Your event should end at the time stated on your "Reservation Application".
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How early can I get in to set up?

  • Typically, Sunrise Event Center will open at 9 a.m. for set up on an event day. Special arrangements can be made for event needs.
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By what time must I be out?

  • The latest your event should run is 1:00 a.m. To ensure you are out by 1 a.m., we will require you to end the event at midnight.
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Can I purchase additional hours after my allotted time is over?

  • Yes, additional hours can be purchased at a rate of $300 per hour. First we will deduct this from your security deposit and bill you for any extra.
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How Many People Can You Accommodate?

  • Accommodation depends on your room layout. Sunrise Event Center can hold anywhere from 20 to 1100 people. We will help you best determine the amount of space you need. Sunrise Event Center must receive a floor plan at least five days prior to your event. If we do not receive one, we reserve the right to set the tables and chairs based on the number of people attending your event. Any changes to the floor plan once set-up is done will need to be made by the CLIENT.
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Do I need to have insurance for my event?

  • Yes, for all events we will require that you have one day event liability insurance in the amount of one-million dollars. If you have questions on how to obtain this coverage, Sunrise Event Center will be happy to assist you.
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Do I need Security?

  • Sunrise Event Center will decide if the event will require security. Sunrise Event Center requires that at least one security guard accompany each event in which the nature of the event would require security (Ex: alcohol is being served). Sunrise Event Center will hire the security guard(s) at the expense of the CLIENT. The cost is $20 per hour per guard at a minimum of 4 hours.
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What is the cost for setting up the ceremony seating?

  • Ceremony seating will be set up for an additional cost of $300. It can either be set up within the reception room or another area of the hall if it is available.
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What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations result in the forfeiture of the deposit.
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What measures are taken for liquor liability?

  • For private events, you are allowed to bring in beer and wine as long as it is not being sold. For a no host bar, the CLIENT will need to hire a caterer or bar service with the proper license to sell and serve alcohol. Sunrise Event Center is able to hire these services if needed. For non-profit groups who would like to sell the alcohol, a one day liquor license can be purchased from ABC. All of the responsible liquor services and policies are outlined in the "Rental Agreement". In any case, Sunrise Event Center is not responsible for the proper service of alcohol.
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