Office Hours: 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CELEBRATE WITH US AT THE NEW DOCKWEILER YOUTH CENTER!
Our new youth center is located right on Dockweiler Beach. In addition to offering popular youth camps (ages 7-17 - during the summer), the main room and the terrace are available for romantic weddings and celebrations. Imagine your wedding on the terrace overlooking the breaking surf, or even on the sand. There is plenty of room for friends and family to join in the celebration. Dockweiler Youth Center is the ideal place to host your next event.
PLAN YOUR NEXT PARTY AT THE NEW DOCKWEILER YOUTH CENTER!
The multi-purpose room can be used as one large room, or it can be sub-divided into three separate sections accommodating up to 60 participants per area. The room includes tables, chairs, and many windows offering wonderful ocean views. Room capacity is 185, and our staff will work with you to find the best set-up for your needs. Party planners, click here to view the Reservation Application, or give us a call at (310) 726-4128.
Imagine your wedding with such breathtaking views and fresh ocean air. You could have the ceremony outside, and then invite everyone inside to celebrate.
This one-of-a kind facility also offers a fully equipped gourmet kitchen that can be rented out for your event catering needs. The kitchen includes an eight burner stove, two baking ovens, two refrigerators, freezer, ice machine, and two large preparation tables.
RENTAL FEES AND HOURS:
Monday–Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (with event hours past 4:00 pm considered solely on a case-by-case basis)
All events require prepayment of fees and 15% of gross receipts, if applicable, at least two weeks before the event. Fees are partly based on the length of the event, number of people and areas reserved.
The gross receipts amount is the total amount paid for services provided for the event such as catering, rental and delivery, DJ, clown or any other type of paid service (ADDENDUM A in the Beach Harbor Use License). A copy of all receipts or invoices indicating amounts paid for such services AND the gross receipts part of the application must be provided for approval at least 2-weeks before the event.
Telephone credit card (with a VISA, Master Card or Discover logo) payment is available for your convenience.
Ceremony is $500 which includes the one time set-up of 50 chairs, 2 tables, and general cleanup. Chairs may be set up on the youth center terrace or a designated area on the beach.
If using the multi-purpose room, there is a six-hour limit on use of the facility which includes set up and break down time. Additional hours are charged at an hourly rate based on the time of day, day of the week, and the number of attendees.
Canopies and arbors are allowed as long as they are free-standing and not anchored to the walls.
$100 will be deducted from your security deposit if you cancel less than 14 days prior to event.
No smoking in the building at any time. No lit candles or incense allowed at any time.
APPLYING FOR A RESERVATION:
Applications for reservation must be submitted at least two (2) weeks in advance, but no more than six (6) months prior to event date. Event will be cancelled without notice if the fees or all paperwork are not submitted two (2) weeks prior to the event. (The link to the application is at the bottom of the page.)
Please check for availability before submitting an application for reservation, as we have many requests, especially for weekends. You may check for availability and get a price quote by calling (310) 726-4128. Staff is available to assist you from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week.
Use License applications must include entire time of occupancy, set-up, rehearsal and cleanup or break-down time.
A refundable security deposit is required at the time an application for reservation is submitted. The security deposit amount is in addition to use license fees.
The security deposit is refundable, provided the facility is left clean and vacant by the time agreed upon and all other use license conditions are met. The security deposit will be refunded within 45 days after the event, assuming there is no outstanding balance due and rules are followed as set in the use license. Dockweiler Youth Center staff will make the final determination of whether any refund will be made.
Kitchen use and all other items are charged the designated fee. Fees will be deducted from security deposit for excessive cleanup or damages to the property.
All reservations require an insurance certificate with the following limits: one million general liability and two million aggregate. All certificates must be accompanied by an Additional Insured Endorsement (commonly referred to as an AI) naming the County of Los Angeles as an additional insured. The County of Los Angeles will not accept a rating lower than a B+ insurance certificate. Not meeting these requirements will not be accepted. You may obtain insurance either by contacting Municipality Insurance Services, Inc. at (800) 420-0555 or an insurance company of your choice. Municipality Insurance Services (the County vendor for special event insurance) certificates will be accepted as written. Proof of insurance must be provided at least 2-weeks before the event.
All reservations require both an insurance certificate in the amount of $1 million dollars general liability, $2 million dollars general aggregate and an Additional Insured Endorsement naming the County of Los Angeles as an Additional Insured. Note: Your insurance will not be valid without the endorsement.
For the certificate and endorsement you may go through a broker of your choice or you may contact Municipality Insurance at 1-800-420-0555.
For complete rules and regulations, see Beach Harbor Use License: