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Experience breathtaking views of Monterey Bay for your next event, whether it is a conference, lecture, meeting, reception, or wedding! When you rent space at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, you not only enjoy an unsurpassed location, you also support our education programs. There are three facility rental options:

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La Feliz Room

Santa Cruz conference meeting rental
With a vaulted, open-beamed ceiling, stunning views of Monterey Bay, and private adjoining deck, the La Feliz Room is a spectacular setting for business meetings and social gatherings. Rental of this beautiful conference/banquet room includes audio visual equipment, tables and chairs, as well as access to a service kitchen that is suitable for catered events and includes a refrigerator, microwave oven, conventional stove/oven, and a dishwasher. Event guests are welcome to explore the Exhibit Hall during the Seymour Center’s public open hours at no additional fee.

The La Feliz Room accommodates up to 100 persons.

Exhibit Hall

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Consisting of three spacious, interconnected ocean-view rooms, the Exhibit Hall is the public space of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and offers an incredible setting for larger social gatherings. The Exhibit Hall showcases ocean research and marine conservation efforts and includes an aquarium that brings guests closer to the creatures of the Monterey Bay. Your rental of the Exhibit Hall includes access to Shipwreck Deck—a private, ocean bluff deck with sweeping views of Monterey Bay—and the option to request volunteer docents at our seawater touch table for a hands-on experience, at no additional charge.

The Exhibit Hall accommodates up to 150 event guests.

La Feliz Room and Exhibit Hall

Exhibit HallThe premier experience at the Seymour Center, this rental consists of the entire public area of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center from the Exhibit Hall to the La Feliz Room (excluding teaching classrooms), with access to both ocean bluff decks. All La Feliz Room and Exhibit Hall amenities available for use.

Contact our Facility Rentals Office at (831) 459-1578 or, for more information.

For more information on weddings at the Seymour Center, please visit here.

We begin booking 12 months out, starting on the first day of each month. For example, we will start booking dates in June 2020 starting on June 1, 2019. Availability goes quick, especially for weekend events, and is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

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