Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have an indoor and outdoor ceremony space?

Yes! Lakeside Pavilion offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations making it the perfect location for year-round events.

Can we bring in our own caterer?

Yes! You can choose your own caterer, or provide the food yourself. We can also provide you with information on local vendors who can assist you.

Do you allow alcohol?

Yes! We allow beer, wine, and hard alcohol with compliance of the following rules and regulations:

  • ALL alcohol must be served by a professional bartender.
  • All bartenders must be preapproved by CARD Staff. We are happy to provide you with a referral or recommendation for service.
  • The bar must close one (1) hour prior to the end of the event.
For further information on alcohol service, please refer to Page 3 of the Facility Rental Policies and Procedures.

How long will I have use of the event space(s) I reserved? How late can the event go?

Our weekend packages are typically for 15 hours. Please refer to your contract for specific times. If your contract states that your event is until midnight, your guests will be able to stay at the venue until midnight, and all of your personal belongings will need to be out of the venue by 1:00am.

How late can music be played?

Music can be enjoyed until 11:30 p.m.

What is your staff available to do the day of my event?

The Facility Attendants are available to set-up and breakdown our tables and chairs and clean-up of the facility after the event (mopping, emptying trash, etc.). During the event, the staff are available to cover all maintenance pertaining to the building (i.e. emptying trash cans, moving tables and chairs, restocking restroom supplies, etc.). The staff are not available to bus tables, assist in decorating, etc.

Do you have a list of preferred vendors?

We can offer you a variety of information on vendors that we frequently work with, but you have the flexibility to choose any vendor of your choice.

How much is the deposit, when is it due, and is it refundable?

Once you have decided to book our venue, there is a $500 deposit due at the time you sign the contact. The deposit is refundable after the event if there are no damages or violations.

When is final payment due?

The final payment is due thirty (30) days prior to the date of the event. You are welcome to contact our office during business hours and make a payment over the phone at any time, or you can pay the full amount no later than thirty (30) days prior to the event.

What is your cancellation policy?

In the event that you need to cancel your reservation, if it is more than 180 days prior to the event date, we will retain 50% of your deposit. If it is 179 days or less from the event date, your full deposit will be retained.

Are we allowed to have candles?

Yes! Candles are permitted within the following guidelines.
All candles must be:

  • In sturdy metal, glass, or ceramic holders.
  • Self-contained in an enclosure that fully extends beyond the flame height.
  • Placed where they cannot be easily knocked down.
Please refer to Page 6 of the Facility Rental Policies and Procedures for further information.

Are we allowed to hang things on the walls?

Yes, but no pins, tacks, staples, or nails may be used. Carpenter, painters, and masking tape are acceptable, but must be removed immediately following use. No tape of any kind is to be used on the floors.

How many and what size tables do you provide?

We offer the following tables at Lakeside Pavilion:
Quantity Size/Type
3960” Round Tables (8 guests per table)
156’ Rectangular Tables
28’ Rectangular Tables
4Cocktail Tables

How many chairs do you have

We have a total of 325 white padded chairs. Our staff will move the chairs following the ceremony to the reception area if needed.

Do you offer any other event items besides tables and chairs?

We constantly strive to provide each renter with a unique and beautiful setting by providing a clean and well maintained venue. At Lakeside Pavilion, we also provide uplights in the reception area and café lights strung above the dance floor to enhance the ambiance for you and your guests. For the ceremony area, we have a stunning archway available for you to use either outside on the patio, or inside the venue.

When do I need to have our final floor plan to you?

We request that we receive it 2 weeks prior to the event.

Do you have any dressing rooms?

Yes! Lakeside Pavilion provides generous space for you and your bridal party.

Do you provide linens?

We do not provide linens, but we can provide you with the contact information on local vendors who can assist you.

What size linens should I get?

You can use the following link to assist you in selecting what size linens you would prefer for your tables:

Do you allow BBQ’s?

Yes, we do allow BBQs in designated areas within certain guidelines.

What type of insurance do I need to get and when is it due?

You will need to get General Liability Insurance for bodily injury and property damage in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000). A Certificate of Insurance, with an attached endorsement indicating that the Chico Area Recreation and Park District is an additional insured with all rented facilities specifically identified on the policy, is due no later than thirty (30) days prior to the event. The insurance policy must include all days that are reserved. If the reservation is until Midnight, then the following day must also be added. Please refer to Page 5 of the Facility Rental Policies and Procedures for further information.

Can we leave vehicles in the parking lot overnight?

In the event that cars to need to be left for safety reasons, cars may remain in the parking lot overnight, but must be picked up by 10:00 am the following day. Please remember, that CARD is not responsible for any damages or stolen items from the vehicles that are left in the parking lot.