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Maybe it's a wedding reception, or maybe it's a board meeting. No matter what kind of event you're planning, there's one need that they all have in common - a great location! No matter what you're planning, you'll find a home for it at one of these great Downtown Santa Cruz event spaces.


Gather was designed to meet the number-one need for a successful event: a supportive space. This is a great place for a meetup, class, or anything that brings community together.

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DNAs Comedy Lab is best known for their laugh-out-loud lineup, but they're also available for your next event! This venue has two stages (seating capacity of 320 and 155) and a full service crew to provide ticketing, front-of-house, concessions, technical, and creative support. It's also very close to the River Front Garage, which is convenient for travellers.

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Kuumbwa Jazz is the home of live music in Downtown, with 200 seats, all with an excellent view of the stage. Kuumbwa is available for a wide variety of public and private uses including: concerts, fundraisers, private parties, wedding receptions, workshops, theatre, and classes. Facilities include café and bar, a dressing room, 3 restrooms, and WiFi - and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Kuumbwa also helps with promoting your event through their marketing network, as well as their own widely-used calendar. Best of all, rental includes use of their sound system, light system, Yamaha grand piano, and professional sound engineer!

To learn more, click here. For information on rental rates contact Keith Wieland.


The iconic MAH has space for all your wildest dreams. Indoors, the Atrium accommodates up to 250 people, and the lush outdoor Secret Garden is great for wedding ceremonies, summertime mixers, and formal dinners. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden is the only rentable rooftop Downtown Santa Cruz, and accommodates up to 50 people. The Garden Room opens up to the Secret Garden for an indoor/outdoor experience for your seminars, lectures, small conferences, and dinner parties, and the Board Room is a classic private meeting space that's great for executive meetings, non-profit board meetings, and other meetings of up to 20 people.

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This Santa Cruz landmark is available for events! The Civic boasts everything from state-of-the-art conference rooms to a beautiful proscenium-stage performance area, with removable seating to make space for an open-floor event. Box-office services, equipment rental, and dressing-room space make the details smooth and simple.

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A full-service event venue with a full bar, Food Lounge is comprised of two open floor dining areas (one of which comfortably fits a small dance floor), an outdoor courtyard, and a full-scale commercial kitchen. The space can accommodate approximately up to 125 people, and is handicap accessible. And, since "Food" is right there in the name, you know that their executive chef can create the ideal menu for your event.

Contact Andrea M. to learn more!


The 418 Project puts on their own wonderful events - why not join them? Rates are available hourly or by event. Their space is wheelchair accessible and has plenty of space for your audience AND green room space for your performers. 4 hours of tech is included for dance and theater!

Read more here.


One of Downtown's great coworking spaces, Cruzioworks offers state-of-the-art technology and affordable rates for meetings, workshops, and more. Learn more here.


When coworking meets creativity, you get Nextspace -  get some privacy and presentation equipment in a business meeting room, or book after-hours in the coworking space for a larger space! More information available here.