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Facilities Use and Rental  

Planning a wedding or event in the St. Mary Eritrean Orthodox Church? Our facilities are available for rental for a wide range of events including for Wedding, Engagement, Baptism, Meeting & Conferences, Banquet, Graduation and Birthday parties. The Hall Maximum capacity is 275 people.


For more information about Rental Fees or to schedule a tour of our facilities, please contact the St. Mary Eritrean Orthodox Church’s office, Facility Coordinator at (510) 633-0331 or via email at stmarybayarea@eritreanorthodox.org


Rules and Regulations

Prior to Rental:

  1. Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance.
  2. A non-refundable security deposit may be required to rent facilities. This will be determined by type of use.
  3. Any payment of rent is due one week prior to event. The organization or individual is responsible for the cost of cleanup associated with the event.
  4. Use of the Church owned equipment must be approved in advance.
  5. Arrangements for entertainment or music must be approved by the Church.
  6. Arrangements for special set up and/or decorations must be pre-approved by the Church.
  7. All food and non-food items stored in the Kitchen and/or refrigerator and freezer must be clearly marked with event or a name and removed immediately after event.

During Usage:

  1. Usage is restricted to the specific facilities approved on the Rental Agreement.
  2. Children and youth and all attendees must be supervised at all times by an adult representative of the Renter.
  3. Removing or moving of the Church owned Equipment/Supplies may only be done with prior permission. After the event all Church owned Equipment/Supplies must be returned to proper place and in clean condition.
  4. User must report, and pay for, any equipment or property damage.
  5. When events involve food, please take all trash and recycling to the appropriate outside container. Please also take all leftover food with you.
  6. The Kitchen must be left in clean condition with all used items properly washed, wiped, and/or put away.
  7. No hazardous, unsafe or illegal activity is permitted on the premises.
  8. The Church reserves the right to require private security to be hired by Renters for use of the facility.