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Hold Your Event at The La Rue C. Thomas Bayside Pavilion

Event planning is a challenge. Whether you’re a pro at scheduling corporate meetings or you’ve never planned a family gathering before, getting all the details down is certainly difficult. One of the most critical factors you need to account for is the venue. Fortunately for residents of San Diego County, the perfect venue for your event is at your fingertips. The La Rue C. Thomas Pavilion at California Yacht Marina-Chula Vista is the ideal place to stage your meeting, party, wedding reception, and much more. No matter which aspects of a space top your wish list, you can be sure the Pavilion will deliver. We have it all, from plenty of party space to a stunning waterfront view.

Why Choose Our Event Space?

The Pavilion at California Yacht Marina is ideal for your next event. With a spacious facility and some of the best views in the county, your guests will be impressed. Not only will you enjoy a fully-functional event space and staff, but you’ll also have the benefit of increased safety. We require a security guard for all events for children and teens, so you’ll have peace of mind knowing your guests are safe with us. As you work toward planning your event, our staff is with you every step of the way. We’re creative and committed, and we can help you get every detail just right. Fabulous ambiance, safety, and knowledgeable staff are only a few of the reasons to book the Pavilion.

Our Marina Is Perfect for the Following Events

Over the years, the La Rue C. Thomas Pavilion has been the site of numerous events. We’re your destination for small, intimate gatherings, as well as large functions with dozens of guests. Rest assured, we have plenty of parking space and space within our facility to accommodate the following types of events, among others:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Special Celebrations
  • Weddings and Anniversaries
  • Family Gatherings
  • Business Meetings
  • Community Functions

Get the Details on Our Facilities

The Pavilion is available for rent between the times of 10:00 AM and 12:00 AM. However, when you book with us, you get much more than just an empty room. Each booking comes with a plethora of amenities meant to make your job easier and improve your guests’ experience. Our downstairs space includes a portable bar, round tables, buffet tables, a small side kitchen with large sinks, plenty of meal preparation space, a refrigerator, and restrooms. Upstairs you’ll find a built-in bar, wall-mounted TV, an additional refrigerator, and more round tables. You’ll also have access to a balcony where you can take in the breathtaking views.

Choose from Three Options When Booking

When you book the Pavilion at California Yacht Marina-Chula Vista, you’ll have your pick of three different packages. Depending on the size of your event and the needs of your guests, we can help you select the package best suited to you. You can rent the following space with us:

  • Pavilion Downstairs: This space accommodates up to 150 people and is ideal for large gatherings, such as wedding receptions or major company meetings. Downstairs rental is available seven days a week.
  • Pavilion Upstairs: For smaller events at our marina, you might prefer the upstairs space. This area holds up to 50 people and features a stunning balcony. The upstairs is available for rent six days a week, with the exception of Saturday.
  • Pavilion Combined: This package allows you access to our entire building. That means you’ll have space for up to 200 guests! Accommodate all your partygoers with this beautiful space, available for rent every day of the week.

How Much Does Renting the Pavilion Cost?

The cost of renting the La Rue C. Thomas Pavilion varies depending on how much space you need and the day of the week you’d like to book. Monday through Thursday, you can expect to incur a rental fee of $350 to $1,100, with respect to the package you choose for your event. Our upstairs space is the most cost-effective option, but those who need more space will want to opt for the downstairs or the whole building. Rental fees are increased on Fridays and weekends.

A Note About Deposits

Before we can save your space at the Pavilion, you’ll need to make a deposit and sign a license agreement. Each space requires a security deposit of anywhere from $300 to $600. We can refund your deposit if you must cancel your event within seven days after signing the agreement. Should you need to cancel after that, unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a refund. After your event, we will refund your deposit once our team determines the Pavilion has been left in its original condition.

Schedule the Pavilion for Your Next Event

No matter the event you’re planning, be sure to consider the Pavilion at California Yacht Marina-Chula Vista. We’re among San Diego County’s premier event destinations. Our team is dedicated to helping you stage an event your guests will always remember. We understand the importance of the details, so we’re here to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. Contact us today to book your space at the Pavilion.

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