Frequently Asked Questions

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 Premises Use Policy

Rental prices are dependent on the day of the week and length of rental.

Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. A signed proposal, which includes the rental agreement, 50% of the lease fee and a 20% or $500 cleaning deposit must be received to reserve your date(s) and time(s) and use of the facility. The remaining balance of your rental fee is due ninety (90) days prior to your event. If event is within 90 days, deposit is the total amount of rental. If deposit received is not the full amount, payment will not be processed. Your date(s) and time(s) and use of the facility will not be held or granted until your signed contract and rental deposit are received.

Unfortunately we do not. A deposit must be made in order to reserve your date.

Half hall rental on the weekend is only available if your event is within 90 days.

Yes, event insurance is required covering the day of the event listing the Mack Powell Event Center as an additional insured on the policy.

Yes, you may choose any caterer you would like however we do require that they have the proper licenses and permits to operate and will need proof of such if they are not on our preferred list. Those on our preferred list have their licenses and permits on file with us. They also understand what they can and cannot do in our facility. All vendors must be pre-approved.

We have an open vendor policy. You are allowed to use vendors outside of the Preferred Vendor List without additional fees. If you hire vendors or service providers, your vendor or service provider must maintain proper licenses and permits to operate and will need proof of such if they are not on our preferred list. All vendors must be pre-approved.

Your Caterer and/or Party Rental Company. We have a preferred caterer, but you may use your own. However, if your caterer is not on our list, you will need to discuss obtaining your table top items (such as place settings, flatware, glasses, and stemware – wine & champagne glasses).

We allow you to bring your own alcohol. We do not charge you corkage fees or bar set-up fees. However, if your event causes for the need you will be required to obtain a permit from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Security may be required based on the nature of your event as well as anticipated guest count. MPEC uses a preferred security company. Substitution is prohibited. Per policy security is required when alcohol is provided or for special events held outside of business hours with 100 or more attendees.

Staff is present during set-up and throughout the event. They can direct vendors on where to go, but are not day-of coordinators. Staff is present for any questions or concerns.

No. Use of the commercial kitchen is only permitted by a pre-approved, licensed and insured caterer. If the commercial kitchen is not necessary for an event it will remain locked and off limits.