What is the price for the venue rental?
Fridays - 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm - $3500
Saturdays - 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm - $3800
Sundays - 10:00 am to 3:30 or 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm - $3,000
I am not having a wedding, just a party/ corporate event, is there a different rate to rent the venue?
No. The venue rental fees are the same for any type of event.
Is there a discount for “non-peak” season?
Yes, January, February and March only.
Is there a dance floor?
Yes, We use the courtyard for dancing and no dance floor rental is necessary.
Is there a noise limit?
Not inside the building, but the Ebell Club does reserve the right to conrol the noise. We must keep the noise to a minimum level in all outdoor areas.
What time does the reception/event need to end?
All guests must be departed by 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 9:00 pm on Sundays through Thursdays because the building is a historic landmark and the city requires it.
Can we bring in our own caterer?
No, we have an exclusive contract with Jay’s catering for the venue and outside caterers are not allowed.
What time does the bar close?
The bar must be closed a half hour prior to the end of the event.
What comes with our catering package?
Your catering package includes professional wait staff, floor length linens and napkins in white, ivory, black, grey or chocolate, china and flatware, water goblets and glass coffee mugs, rolls and butter, lemonade or ice tea, coffee station and wedding cake, cupcakes or you may upgrade to a dessert station.
What is the cancellation policy for the Ebell Club?
Once you have made a deposit, it is non-refundable.
What if we cancel after final payments are made?
Final payments for services,rentals,and venue rental fee balance are due 30 days prior to the event date. Should you cancel after these payments have been made, the Ebell Club of Long Beach will be able to reimburse only 50% of the rental fee if we can re-book your wedding date. If we cannot re-book your wedding date, no refund will be honored.
Can I bring my own candles?
Yes. Candles may be brought in, however, they must be contained in a glass vessel on all sides and have a base. No candles are allowed for use on the floor or aisle.
What other decorations can we bring?
You are welcome to bring in any decorations as long as it is free standing and will be removed at the end of the event. Nothing can be stapled, nailed, or taped to any property of the Ebell Club of Long Beach. You are welcome to use floral ties to attach garland or arrangements for the sconces or the balcony.
Can we bring in our own alcohol?
What are the laws regarding alcohol?
In accordance with California Law, the Ebell Staff and Jay’s Catering staff will require proper identifaication for any persons appearing to be under the age of 30. No alcoholic beverages will be served to any person less than 21 years of age. The client agrees to be responsible for the consumption of alcoholic beverages by all guests and understands that the Ebell staff and Jay’s Catering Staff have the right to refuse service to any guest. No alcoholic beverages may be taken outside of the venue.
Who will take care of my personal belongings?
Items left behind at the conclusion of the function are not the responsibility of the Ebell Club or Jay’s Catering. Please appoint an attendant to look after your personal items. It is the responsibility of the client to collect all items brought in to the venue as well as items delivered to the site. All items must be cleared at the end of the event. We cannot guarantee the storage or safe return of any items left on the premises after your event. It is the client’s responsibility to return items to vendors and to make arrangement for pick up.
How many people can the rooms accommodate?
The Ebell Club can accommodate 220+ guests for a buffet dinner and up to 160 guests for a plated dinner. We also have station menu's, heavy appetizers, vegan and vegetarian menus and custom menu's available.
Can we invite people for the dancing portion of our event?
No. We do not allow a second tier of guests to be invited to the party. Your final guest count must include all guests attending the party
Is the use of the parkings shuttles required?
Yes. Our venue does not have on-site parking. You will be required to use the designated parking lot and the shuttle service, for the safety and convenience of your guests.
How many people can fit in one shuttle?
Fourteen people can fit in one shuttle.
How long is the ride from the parking lot to the Ebell Club?
The ride takes less than three minutes to complete.
Where is the parking lot located?
The Ebell Club contracts with several surrounding parking lots depending on your guest count. it is less than a 3 minute drive to the Ebell Club.
Can you accomodate handicapped guests?
Yes. We have wheelchair ramps for use to get into the club and for access to the rooms within the club.
Can parking shuttles accommodate handicapped guests?
The parking shuttles do not have wheelchair access. We suggest that wheelchair guests can be dropped off at our white loading zone at the club located on the corner of Third St. and Cerritos Avenue.
Is there a charge for guests to use the Ebell parking lot?
No. It is included in the venue rental fee.
How long do the shuttles run?
Shuttle service begins about one hour prior to the event. Shuttles will run for the duration of the wedding for whenever guests should require transportaion back and forth to the parking lot.
Can you refer vendors?
The Ebell Club will be happy to provide you with a list of vendor references. You can also find them in the resources section of the website. We take pride in knowing each of the vendors on our list to be proven reliable and trustworthy. Of course, you are not required to use our referred vendors; your vendors outside of the catering are your choice.