Rentals


The Topanga Community Club, which owns the Community House, is a non-profit organization that works with the community to provide a meeting place for many organizations and functions for Topanga. Since 1951 the House and grounds have continued to be a place for people to celebrate special events in their lives and the life of the community.

Scheduling and rentals must be arranged and confirmed through the Rental Coordinator who can be reached by email at rentalagent@topangacommunityclub.com.

We are accustomed to hosting private parties, weddings, seminars and film shoots. If your event is a bit different or requires some unusual activity or equipment or involves a large  number of people, it is necessary to present a proposal in writing and  attend a Board of Directors meeting to present your proposal for approval.

Renting always involves communicating with the Rental Coordinator and getting approval, usually via a signed contract. If your event is approved then the signed contract and a 50% deposit will confirm your date. If you wish to visit the Community House, please contact the Rental Coordinator to schedule an appointment. Please do not visit without an appointment as the premises may be in use.

How to Schedule an Event:

  • Check out the TCC Calendar to verify if your desired date and time is available.
  • Email the TCC Rental Coordinator rentalagent@topangacommunityclub.com. for pricing guidelines and event details.
  • The TCC is limited to the amount of large events of 500 or more. Please submit a proposal in writing to the rental agent.  You will be notified via email and may be asked to present your proposal and meet with the board of directors.

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Requirements for Rentals

Potential Renters MUST become a Member of TCC in order to rent the facilities. See our Membership Page for fees and directions.

Please email the rental agent to inquire of available dates & pricing.  The TCC rental agent will write a contract for your review and a 50% deposit is required to hold the reservation.

All rentals require a 50% security deposit. Dates can only be reserved upon receipt of such deposit.  Deposit will be forfeited if the event is canceled less than 4 weeks before the event date. Cancellations of reservations greater than 4 weeks, will incur a 20% administration fee and 80% of your deposit will be refunded.  Please allow 2 weeks for refunds. Balance of all contracts  must be paid in full two weeks prior to the event.

Refund of the Security Deposit occurs when the facilities are found to be in pre-event condition after the Owner has conducted an inspection of the grounds following the event. If Tenant claims damage pre-existed the event, Tenant must have brought such damage to the attention of the onsite staff prior to the event.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited inside the Community House and is restricted to an area on the East Side of the building near the chimney. It is the Tenant’s responsibility to clean up all cigarette butts.

Portable Toilets

While there are two Porta Potties for outdoor events it is the responsibility of Tenant to provide extra toilet facilities when occupancy dictates.

Playground

The gated playground below the parking lot is designed for preschool age children of TCC members only. Adult supervision is required while children are using the playground.  Playground hours 8:00am to dusk.  The playground may not be reserved for birthday parties.

Ballfield

Please note that the Ballfield is rented separately from the Community House through TCC’s Rental Coordinator.  Requests may be made to have the Ballfield closed to the community during a ceremony under the oak tree.  Additional fees will apply.

Parking

The Community Club is able to park up to 120 cars.  Any event involving over 30 cars requires the help of our trained TCC staff to assist guests to park in several areas on the property.  Our rates are very reasonable.

There is no parking on the ballfield. A fire lane surrounds the Community House and may not be used for parking. When parking on the side of the road leading up to the Community House, enough room must be left so that a full size fire truck could approach and circle the building easily.

Alcohol

The Topanga Community Club prohibits the sale of alcohol without express written permission. If approved, Tenant must obtain a ABC Permit & liability insurance that names TCC as an additionally insured party; a copy of the policy must be provided to the Rental Coordinator. Only beer and wine may be served.

Advertising

All fliers, signs, and newspaper articles or promotional material of any kind must be submitted for approval prior to being disseminated and at least 4 weeks prior to the event. All posted materials must be removed within 24 hours after the event. Note: Cal Trans will remove posters for which no permit has been obtained.

Equipment

The Community House now offers Wireless Internet DSL Service for meetings and conferences for our clients’ convenience! Chairs and rectangular tables are available for use. There are approximately 200 chairs and 20 tables. Any rented equipment must be removed by the end of the rental period.

Kitchen

Prior arrangements must be made to use the stove, the refrigerator or freezer. No cooking or serving utensils are available. Use of the kitchen generally entails additional fees due to our costs in maintaining it.

Caterer

When catering is part of the event, the caterer must supply the rental agent with a certificate of insurance, naming the TCC as additionally insured.  All additional cooking equipment, such as barbecues must be approved.  Deliveries of food and or equipment must be scheduled with the rental agent. It is the responsibility of Tenant to comply with all applicable laws and local ordinances. Our Rental Coordinator is familiar with local caterers and other vendors and can provide you information whenever requested.

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