Facility Rental Information

When you rent space at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, you not only receive an unsurpassed location—you also support our public education programs. Thank you!

La Feliz Room

Spectacular ocean view conference/banquet room with private deck overlooking the Monterey Bay.

Maximum capacity:

Standing: 98
Meeting/Theater Seating: 98
Meal Seating: 98

Space size:

1,478 sq. ft. (approx. 29’x50′)

Available for use:

    • 8 AM–5 PM, Monday–Sunday
    • 5–10 PM, Monday–Thursday
    • 5–11 PM, Friday–Sunday
    • 10 AM–11 PM, Friday–Sunday

Amenities:

Tables and Chairs: 94 padded chairs, 6 small cocktail tables (30” diameter, 42” tall), 6 large cocktail tables (35.5” diameter, 42” tall), 14 banquet tables (30” x 72”), 3 narrow tables (2 measure 18”x 72” and 1 measures 96” x 18”), and 1 small rectangular table (45” x 25”).

Audio Visual Equipment: podium with microphone, lapel microphone, handheld microphone, overhead projector (HDMI, VGA, auxiliary connections), and speakers (auxiliary connection).

Service Kitchen: refrigerator, microwave oven, conventional
stove/oven, sink.

Visitor access into Exhibit Hall for all event guests during Seymour Center public open hours also included.

Exhibit Hall

The public space of the Seymour Center, consisting of three spacious, interconnected ocean-view rooms with exhibits and aquarium, and an outdoor deck with sweeping vistas of Monterey Bay.

Maximum capacity:

Standing: 150

Space size:

4,624 sq. ft., with stationary exhibits throughout.

Available for use:

  • 5–10 PM, Monday–Thursday
  • 5–11 PM, Friday–Sunday

Amenities:

  • Speakers (auxiliary connection).
  • Two volunteer docents for up to two hours stationed at our seawater touch table.

La Feliz Room and Exhibit Hall

The premier experience at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, this rental consists of the entire public area of the Seymour Center from the Exhibit Hall to the La Feliz Room (excluding classrooms) with access to both ocean bluff decks.

Maximum capacity:

Standing: 250
Meal Seating: 150

Space size:

6,102 sq. ft.

Available for use:

La Feliz Room:

  • 8 AM–5 PM, Monday–Sunday
  • 5–10 PM, Monday–Thursday
  • 5–11 PM, Friday–Sunday
  • 10 AM–11 PM, Friday–Sunday

Exhibit Hall:

  • 5–10 PM, Monday–Thursday
  • 5–11 PM, Friday–Sunday

Amenities:

All La Feliz Room and Exhibit Hall amenities available.

 

Rental Times

Scheduled use of rooms must include time for your set-up, event, and clean-up. Please allow enough time for clean-up–we recommend ending your event at least one hour in advance of the end of your rental time.

All weekday (Monday–Thursday) events and music must end by 9 PM with a clean-up and exit time no later than 10 PM. All weekend (Friday–Sunday) events and music must end by 10 PM with a clean-up and exit time no later than 11 PM.

 

Booking Information

We book up to 12 months in advance, starting on the first of each month; for example, we will start booking September 2020 dates on September 1, 2019. To start the reservation process, we are happy to place a two-week hold on any single, available date so that you have time to schedule a tour or inquire about venue details while keeping your interested date secured; no payment or paperwork is required to place the hold.

 

Venue Tours

We are happy to lead you on a personal tour of our venue! If you would like to take a tour of the Seymour Center to see what we have to offer, our regular tour hours are Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. Tours are approximately 30 minutes. Tours may be scheduled outside of these times based on staff availability. If you would like to go on a self-guided tour, you are welcome to visit Seymour Center anytime during our public open hours.

 

Facility Rental Resources

*UC groups must select a caterer from the UC Santa Cruz Approved Caterers list.

Seymour Center Layouts*

*To create your own seating charts from these layouts, check out the Seymour Center’s profile and “Hall layouts” on allseated.com.

 

Facility Rental Links:

 

Contact our Facility Rentals Office at (831) 459-1578 or seymourfacilityrentals@ucsc.edu for more information, to check availability of a date, or to schedule a tour. We look forward to meeting you!

Days & Hours

Monday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


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