Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DEPOSIT AND FEE SCHEDULE CAN I EXPECT?

Upon signature of an event contract, a $500 refundable security deposit and 50% of the Site Fee are due upfront. The remaining balance of the Site Fee is due 30 days prior to the event date. For an event that is being held within less than 120 days, the $500 refundable security deposit and the full site fee are due upfront with the execution of the event contract.

WHAT IS THE VENUE ADDRESS?
The Barlow Special Event Venue is located at 6771 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol, CA 95472.

WHAT IS THE VENUE CAPACITY?

The maximum capacity for the Barlow Events venue is 350, although 350 guests cannot be accommodated in a traditional seated reception indoors. Depending on the needs of the event, a wide range of set up options are available, to accommodate event guests. Please see below for sample diagrams to ensure your guests will enjoy your event comfortably. Groups over 250 require a special use permit for an additional fee.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE SITE FEE?

The site fee includes use of onsite furnishings:  Round tables and chairs to accommodate 200 guests, banquet tables (6), and three large rustic wooden tables.

CAN I PLACE A HOLD ON AN EVENT DATE?
Yes, Barlow Events offers a Date Hold Agreement, which takes your desired date off- the- market for two weeks with a $500.00 deposit.
DO YOU REQUIRE INSURANCE?
Yes, Clients must provide a Certificate of Insurance prior to their event. Barlow Events’ complete insurance requirements are outlined in the event agreement and Vendor Rules and Requirements.
ARE THERE ANY NOISE RESTRICTIONS?

Music must conclude by 9:00pm outdoors on the Terrace, Oak Lawn or Shed. Music must conclude by 10:00pm inside The Warehouse, with all doors closed at 9:00pm. Music cannot exceed 80 decibels. Our Preferred Vendors are familiar and well versed on our policies to ensure a fun, worry-free event. Additional time may be purchased and music may continue until 11:59pm indoors.

CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN ALCOHOL?
Our Clients are welcome to serve beer, wine and liquor during the event. All alcohol must be managed and distributed by an ABC License holder, with Liquor Liability Insurance. All Caterers on our Preferred Vendor list are appropriately licensed and insured.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE USE OF THE VENUE FOR?
For events beginning after 3:00pm, Clients and Vendors have access to the venue beginning at 10:00am for set up. All outdoor events must end by 9:00pm and indoor events must end by 10:00pm, with Vendor load out no later than 11:59pm the night of the event. Additional set up and tear down dates may be available for an additional fee, based on availability.

DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF PREFERRED VENDORS?

Barlow Events provides all events clients with a preferred vendor list. To ensure the quality of service at your event, we highly recommend working with the vendors on their list.

Contact Us to Learn More

Contact us to inquire about availability, save your date, or schedule a tour of the venue (707) 824-5605.

Interested in hosting a large scale public event at The Barlow? Inquire to learn more.

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