Hosting an Event at the Mansion

There is no rental fee for the use of Stanford Mansion by approved users for approved events. Service costs can apply. The Governor’s Office, members of the Administration, and Constitutional Officers should contact the Governor’s Office of Protocol to schedule events in the Stanford Mansion. Members of the California Legislature should submit a written request to the Joint Rules Committee, which has a designated Chief Administration Officer to review and approve events at the Mansion.

Requests for use should be made at least two weeks in advance and greater lead time is preferred. The Governor has priority of use over all other official users. Once an event has been approved and booked on the Mansion calendar, the Mansion’s Event Director will prepare an event profile and work with the sponsor on all arrangements.


Garden Events

Stanford Mansion gardens provide a lovely setting for outdoor events. Special arrangements can be made through the Event Director to have a visual screen installed around the garden area perimeter for additional. privacy. An additional fee may apply.


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Catering Services

Stanford Mansion features a commercial kitchen on the first floor and a prep kitchen on the second floor, available for use by approved caterers. For security and quality control purposes, any catering and/or commercial services must be approved by the Mansion’s Event Director.

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Audio-Visual & Telecommunication Services

Stanford Mansion can provide a wide variety of audio-visual and telecommunications services for official events. Mansion staff can assist authorized users in arranging services as needed.


Security

California State Parks staff will be available at all events. Enhanced security arrangements should be coordinated in advance with the Mansion Event Director and Governor’s Office of Protocol. Additional costs may be involved.


Fees & Expenses

Stanford Mansion’s staff, existing furnishings, and a limited amount of audio-visual equipment is available for approved events at no additional cost to the sponsor. After event approval, sponsors are responsible for arranging and paying all costs of catering, rental equipment, and any additional staffing expenses. The Mansions’ Event Director will help identify what resources are already available at the Mansion, what resources will need to be provided by the sponsor, and any fees that may apply.

Stanford Mansion’s staff, existing furnishings, and a limited amount of audio-visual equipment is available for approved events at no additional cost to the sponsor. After event approval, sponsors are responsible for arranging and paying all costs of catering, rental equipment, and any additional staffing expenses. The Mansions’ Event Director will help identify what resources are already available at the Mansion, what resources will need to be provided by the sponsor, and any fees that may apply.