Our facility is available to rent on Weekends (Friday through Sunday) for $200 per hour. 
Weekdays (Monday through Thursday) are available to rent for only $150 per hour.


YES! It’s your event and you should be able to choose the food. We do have a large “prep kitchen” but not cooking facilities.

Yes, all rentals require a liability insurance policy. Check with your homeowner’s insurance agent to see if you can get one through them. If not, The Event Helper can provide a one-day policy for you.

If you will be serving alcohol AND have more than 100 guests at your event, a security officer is required.

We are in a residential neighborhood and we want to keep our neighbors happy.
All amplified music or bands must be complete by 10:00pm. All cleanup and load out must be complete by 11:00pm. Please be sure to budget time for your load out.

When planning a wedding, vow renewal or memorial service in our building, please arrange to meet with our minister as soon as possible. Our minister will guide you through the process of planning your ceremony and will officiate at the service. If you want someone else to officiate, it is the responsibility of the renter to have their officiant contact our minister as soon as possible in order to confirm this rental agreement. The pastor of First Congregational Church must authorize all sacred use/theological content in the building. Any ceremony taking place in our building is assumed to represent First Congregational Church of Stockton, The United Church of Christ, and the principles we affirm.

You may serve beer, wine and champagne to any guests 21 years of age or older. No hard liquor is allowed on the property at any time.

Our smoking area is anywhere in the parking lot. Please do not allow your guests to smoke anywhere on the property, including the deck or waterfront.

Cancellations must be made in writing as soon as possible. Cancellations made at least 60 days prior to the event date may be entitled to a refund of the booking retainer and any additional fees paid, less a $200.00 administration fee. Cancellations made 30-60 days prior to the event date will forfeit the $500 booking retainer but will be entitled to a refund of any additional fees paid. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the event will not be entitled to any refund.

1. The following items are available for use:

  • 20 rectangular tables (approx. 6’ x 2½’ each table seats up to 8)
  • 12 round tables (5’ diameter. each table seats up to 8)
  • 8 round pub tables (24” diameter)
  • 125 white folding chairs (Lakeside Hall)
  • 110 upholstered chairs (Sanctuary only).

2. Outside rentals of chairs, tables, etc. are allowed. Please arrange with your event coordinator for delivery.

  • The Sanctuary and Lakeside Hall each have basic audio/video systems available. If either system will be used, a person must be designated by the renter to be responsible for the system and arrange to receive advance orientation on the system’s use from the Facility Event Coordinator.
  • Outside rentals of additional equipment are permitted. Please arrange with the Facility Event Coordinator for delivery.
  • Sound levels shall be reasonable for a residential neighborhood. Sound amplification equipment is not allowed on the deck or outdoors.
  • If a piano must be moved from its existing location, arrangements must be made at the time of reservation. Any need to tune the pianos must be arranged at the time of reservation and paid for by the renter.
  • Requests for the use of church musical instruments and equipment must have prior approval.