Veterans Building Facility

The City of Shafter offers the Veterans Building Facility for commercial and/or private events (i.e. family reunions, birthday celebrations, weddings, etc.) to Shafter residents. Room One has the capacity of 500 for Assembly seating and 250 for Banquet seating. Room two has the capacity of 345 for Assembly seating and 160 for Banquet seating. Tables and chairs are available for use at no extra cost.

Reservation

 
packets are accepted in person at the City Services lobby Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm only. Applications must be received 45 days in advanced of the requested date. Over the phone estimates will not be provided, and you will be directed to visit www.shafter.com for pricing information. Please have the applications completed (typed preferred ) prior to arrival and be ready to present a valid government issued ID as proof of residence.

Quotes will be provided at the time of submittal and payment of all applicable fees and security deposit will be required to secure a date.

Rental

 fees must be paid in full 30 days prior to the event. Partial payments of the rental fees will no longer be accepted.
Payments can be made in person from 8am-4pm, with a check, money order, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express). Over the phone and online payments are not available at this time.

Security Guards are required when 50 or more guests are expected to attend and if alcohol will be served or sold at the event. The Security company must have a Private Patrol Operator License (PPO) issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs.
Guards must be present when alcohol is served or sold or at the start of the reception and must remain on site until the conclusion of the event. A copy of the written contract must be provided 5 days prior to the event as proof of compliance.

General Liability Insurance is required and must be purchased through the City's Special Event Insurance Program in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence with a general aggregate of not less than $2,000,000. In addition, events with Alcohol must purchase a Host Liquor Liability in the amount of $2,000,000 per occurrence with a general aggregate of $4,000,000 for all private events. The City of Shafter must be listed as the certificate holder and the endorsements must accompany the certificate naming the "City of Shafter, its officers, employees, city council members, agents, boards and commissions" as additional insured.

Please contact City Services at 661-746-5002 or by email at facilityrentals@shafter.com. Applications received by email will not be accepted and will delay the reservation process.


Applications and other information

Any portion of the application fees are not refundable. If your event is cancelled, only the security deposit and rental fees paid will be refunded. The person listed on the application can request a cancellation and must do so in person.
The listed applications are required to reserve a date at the Veterans Hall. Please write or print legibly.

   VETERANS HALL APPLICATION AND RENTAL FEES
 $25  RESERVATION APPLICATION
 $350  SECURITY DEPOSIT
 $50  RENTAL FEE IS PER HOUR FOR THE FIRST SIX HOURS
 $30  RENTAL FEE IS PER EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR
 $56 DANCE/LARGE EVENT APPLICATION
 $30 INSURANCE APPLICATION
 $30  ADMINISTRATIVE FEE TO OBTAIN AN INSURANCE QUOTE
   INSURANCE PREMIUM MUST BE PAID BY THE APPLICANT 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
 $50 OFF-SITE KITCHEN RENTAL PER HOUR