Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center—"Marin’s Best Kept Secret "

Beautiful North Bay Venue in the Heart of Sausalito — One of Marin’s oldest landmarks, the Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center provides just the right location for your special event. Sausalito, a beautiful seaside town nestled against the Marin headlands and just north of the Golden Gate, offers scenic views, charming shops and gourmet restaurants. 

The Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center, located on Caledonia Street, is just one block from the beach and the marina. It is one of the largest rental venues and best values available in Marin. After an extensive remodel, the Center provides over 5,000 sq. ft of premium space. A 2,800 sq. ft. Ballroom with beautiful hardwood floors is available plus a separate 2,400 sq. ft. Dining Room.

Rooms can be rented separately or together and include banquet tables & padded chairs for 250 guests, bar & lounge area, large kitchen for caterer staging and beautiful foyer. Amenities include a beautifully restored ballroom dance floor, dimmable chandelier lighting, Casablanca fans, cathedral-height wood-beam ceiling, dressing area/"green room," high-speed internet, and Mediterranean landscaping. A long maple bar adjoins both the ballroom and dining areas. Recent upgrades include new heating and AC throughout.

The Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center is the perfect setting for many special events: 

Weddings & Receptions | Bar & Bat Mitzvahs | Private Parties | Birthdays & Anniversaries Fundraisers | Banquets | Dance Classes | Meditation & Yoga | Gay-Friendly Events
Exhibitions & Shows |
Reunions & Retreats | Movie & TV Filming | Seminars & Conferences 
Meetings & Lectures | Corporate Events | Team Building Events | Concerts & Performances

Hours / Availability

  • FRIDAY / SATURDAY: 9 am - 12 midnight (including setup, tear down and cleanup)
  • SUNDAY - THURSDAY: 9 am - 9:30 pm (including setup, tear down and cleanup)
  • AMPLIFIED SOUND: Must end approx. 2 hrs. before lockup
  • AVAILABILITY: Check our Availability Calendar

Rental Rates / Information / Check Availability / Virtual Tour

We have several important links below to provide you information about renting at the Center. 

If you have special rental needs or circumstances (e.g. multi-day or non-profit 501(C)(3) events, contact our Rental Manager for special pricing at or phone 415.843.1761.

Photo Brochure
 illuminates some of our past rental events with beautiful staging and decorations.

Rental Information / Application / Policies Brochure  — bundles all the details, policies and application in one brochure.

Check Availability Calendar check availability on our rental calendar.

Take a Virtual Tour Now take a virtual tour of our foyer, ballroom, dining room, and Cocktail Lounge.

Facility Amenities

  • KITCHEN: Commercial kitchen for catering staging, heating and serving 
  • TABLES & CHAIRS: (32) Tables and (270) padded chairs included with fee for guests;
    (6) rectangular folding utility tables available; cocktail seating in bar 

  • DANCE FLOOR: Restored hardwood floors in Ballroom 
  • INTERNET: Hardwire internet connection on stage; hi-speed WIFI throughout facility 
  • MUSICAmplified music allowed indoors with curfew and volume restrictions 
  • LIGHTING: Dimmable lighting in Ballroom, Dining Room and Bar; remote-controlled Casablanca fans with dimmable lighting 
  • COOLING: Air-conditioning in Ballroom and Dining Room, remote-controlled Casablanca fans with dimmable lighting in Ballroom 
  • RESTROOMS: Large restrooms; kitchen restroom for staff 
  • PARKING: Short-term, on-street parking is available in the business district on Caledonia and Bridgeway. An additional local, long-term parking lot is available on weekends.

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Rates & Info

Portfolio of PhotosView FloorplanCheck AvailabilityTake a Tour

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Rental Phone: 415.843.1761
Fax: 415.842.0353
Rental Email:
Rental Tours: Appt. Only
Tues/Thurs/Sunday, 10 - 4PM

Have you been in search for a beautiful venue where you don't have all the restrictions? Want to bring your own caterer or bartender, your alcohol of choice, DIY decorations, and plan your event yourself or with your own event planner? —
Then we're your venue! 

No up charges or add-ons and you have the venue for 15 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12+ hours Sundays - Thursdays.

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IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center Receives 2017
Best of Sausalito Award

IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center was selected for the 2017 Best of Sausalito Award in the Banquet Halls category by the Sausalito Award Program.

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