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Site Rental

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The Gamble House provides a unique and beautiful setting for meetings, seminars, working retreats, luncheons, dinners or picnics for corporations, private or non-profit organizations and special interest groups.

The House is not available for wedding receptions, fundraisers, religious events, political events, memorial services, proms/school dances, family/class reunions or other private celebratory events such as birthdays, graduations, retirement or anniversary parties.

In keeping with our mission to promote the architecture and design of Greene & Greene to the public, all events at the Gamble House are required to include a self-guided interior tour of the first floor, unless arranged in advance otherwise. Tour totals are based on the total number of guests that attend the event. There is a $15.00 charge per-person.


RENTAL SPACES

REAR TERRACE AND GARDEN: The garden terrace is available for events that include food and drink service. The terrace accommodates approximately 125 people for a stand-up event, or about 70 seated. Groups of up to 300 can be accommodated on the terrace and adjacent lawn during fair-weather months.

THIRD-FLOOR ATTIC: Originally designed as a billiard room, this dramatic space, with the truss-and-beam ceiling and natural light on all sides, is furnished with conference style tables and comfortable upholstered armchairs. It is ideal for meetings and seminars of up to about 25 people. Food and refreshments may be arranged either in the gallery or on the garden terrace for groups using the attic.

GALLERY (BASEMENT LEVEL): This area is suitable for lunches, dinners, and receptions as well as meetings and lectures in all seasons. When arranged with round tables and chairs for lunch or dinner, it can accommodate up to 48 people. When set up buffet-style, or in lecture/presentation format, up to 60 people can be accommodated.


TYPES OF FUNCTIONS

Meetings, seminars, retreats, presentations, lectures, receptions, and buffet or sit-down luncheons and dinners.

The House is not available for wedding receptions, fundraisers, religious events, political events, memorial services, proms/school dances, family/class reunions or other private celebratory events such as birthdays, graduations, retirement or anniversary parties.


SITE FEES

Corporate/Private
1-3 hrs. = $2,000
3-5 hrs. = $3,000
5-8 hrs. = $4,000
Non-Profit
1-3 hrs. = $750
3-5 hrs. = $1,250
5-8 hrs. = $1,500

All events bookings are subject to a site fee, contract and insurance requirements.

* Site fees include: Set-up and tear down of tables and chairs (only if using Gamble House supply), and use of warming kitchen. Catering fees and services are not included.


BOOKING AN EVENT

DEPOSIT: A 50% deposit towards the event is due at the time of booking with balance of the payment due no later than two weeks prior to the event date.  Booking deposits will be forfeited on cancellations less than 30 days prior to the event date.

TOURS: In keeping with our mission to promote the architecture and design of Greene & Greene to the public, all events at the Gamble House are required to include a self-guided interior tour of the first floor, unless arranged in advance otherwise. Tour totals are based on the total number of guests that attend the event. There is a $15.00 charge per-person.

INSURANCE: All Contracts must be accompanied by a Certificate of Liability Insurance with a limit of at least $1,000,000 and listing the Gamble House, USC and the City of Pasadena as “additional insured” on each form.

FORMS OF PAYMENT:
The Gamble House, USC accepts credit card (Visa or MasterCard) and checks as forms of payments.

If making a check payment, please make out checks to: The Gamble House, USC.

If making a payment by credit card, please fill out our credit card authorization form and fax to: 626-577-7547, Attention: Tour Coordinator or call 626-793-3334 ext.16 with your credit card information.

EVENT HOURS: Events must be advertised to end by 10pm, and all event attendees/staff/hired caterers must exit the property no later than 10:30pm.


REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICIES

While rear terrace and garden events can be tented in the event of rain, you are ultimately responsible for planning your event accordingly. No refunds will be issued due to weather. All events are rain or shine, please prepare accordingly.

No cancellations less than two weeks for event date.


CATERING

The Gamble House, USC has a list of approved caterers, who are allowed to use the Gamble House kitchen. A list is available upon request, please contact the Tour Coordinator at info@gamblehouse.org.

No food inside the House unless approved by staff according to event and usage agreement. No open fire pits or cooking is permitted on the the grounds.

ALCOHOL AND BEVERAGES: Alcohol (wine, beer and champagne ONLY) may be served on the terrace or lawn. No dark or staining juices or beverages are allowed. Alcohol sales are prohibited. No hard alcohol allowed.


SETUP & PLANNING

RENTALS: Someone with the booking organization must be present to sign for all deliveries, and a cell phone number is required for all deliveries. If the booking organization cannot be contacted, a voice message will be left, and a returned called is expected.

Rental items may be delivered no more than 24 hours prior to the event start time. If items are left overnight, it is the responsibility of the organization to have security for said items. The Gamble House, USC will not be responsible for items left overnight. All items must be picked up within 24 hours of the event end time.

The Gamble House has a limited number of tables and chairs available for use. Three 30 gallon trash cans are available for use at booked events.

LIGHTING: Outdoor lighting is the responsibility of the booking organization. There is access to outdoor electrical circuits. Lighting placement must be approved by Gamble House staff prior to the event date.

LAYOUT: Setup diagrams required for all events. Blank terrace and lawn maps will be provided upon request. Once you have your vendors in place please forward a list to The Gamble House.

RESTROOMS: All event setups are required to include portable toilets rentals for their guests. Rentals will be placed along the east side of the Gamble House Bookstore.

SECURITY: Security is required for events with attendance of 150 and over. The number of security agents will be determined by the size of the event.  Security is required to meet with a Gamble House staff member at least two weeks prior to the event date.

PARKING: Events with more than 75 guests will be required to hire a valet parking service.

A representative from the valet service is required to meet with a staff member of the Gamble House at least two hours prior to the event start time.

Additional parking lot suggestions are listed on valet waiver form.

No more than 20 cars are permitted to park in designated Gamble House parking on Westmoreland Place; additional street parking is available on Orange Grove Boulevard and Walnut Street.


SOUND AND MUSIC

Please be courteous and take into accountability that the Gamble House is in a residential area when making your entertainment choices.

Loud music or amplified sound is not permitted. Sound of any kind is subject to specific decibel level requirements and speaker placement restrictions. Should the volume from your group’s entertainment, or public address system create a disturbance, the Gamble House staff reserves the right to request the volume be lowered and, if necessary, continue without amplification. All amplified music must end at 10:00pm.

Please review all entertainment programs with the Gamble House staff prior to the date of your event.


BOOKSTORE

Arrangements may be made for the Bookstore to remain open during the touring segment of the event. Direct inquiries to the Tour Coordinator at 626-793-3334 ext.16.


PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING

Interior photography and filming of the House and its contents is prohibited unless arrangements are made in advance. Fees apply.

Exterior photography of the House and events is permitted for personal use. Commercial photography and filming must be arranged in advance. Please direct all commercial photography and filming inquires to Sheryl Scott at sherylsc@usc.edu


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESTRICTIONS

  • All private events must include a tour of the House.
  • No smoking at any time on Gamble House property.
  • Visitors must wear flat or broad-heeled shoes to protect the rugs and floors. Slippers are provided to those whose shoes do not meet the required heel width.
  • Damages to the hardscape, landscape, structure or other is unacceptable. Any damage is the responsibility of the booking organization or signee. Should any damage occur during the event, any mitigation expense, including conservators fees, will be invoiced after the event.
  • Please be sure to have a walk through with a staff member prior to the event, so there is no conflict after.

 

 

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