EVENTS OVERLOOKING SANTA CRUZ

OUR VENUE, YOUR VISION

 

An elegant property nestled on one of the nation’s top-rated golf courses with panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, the Hollins House is the perfect place for a celebration or corporate event. We offer the option to host your special event indoors and outside, making the Hollins House an event venue that is perfect for any season.

The Hollins House has been hosting weddings and special events since the 1980s invoking a family-oriented, private, and intimate feel – the perfect impression for a celebration.

We like to do all the heavy lifting for you – providing everything from tables and place settings, to excellent service staff and mouthwatering cuisine. Just come with your ideas – big or small – and we’ll get to work making your vision a reality.

WHY CHOOSE THE HOLLINS HOUSE

  • On-site coordinator to assist you with everything from planning to executing your event
  • Sweeping views of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Local & international wine selection
  • Tables, chairs, linen and napkins, flatware, glassware, and china included
  • Set-up and tear down of event space
  • Table-side wine pouring during dinner service
  • Recommended local professionals
  • Over 30 years of special event service
  • Highly attentive and charismatic staff
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Historic and elegant home built in the Golden era
  • Full bar service available
  • Dance floor

Corporate Events

Looking for a venue to hold your next corporate training session or retreat? Contact our Santa Cruz event planners at Hollins House!

We offer breathtaking views and comfortable surroundings for your business meeting or corporate event.

Group activities are an important part of off-site meetings and the Hollins House delivers.

Available to you is our brick patio set under a Coastal Live Oak Tree and a lawn overlooking ocean views and our first fairway. This is a great location for breakout sessions that enable your team to spread out and engage productively in smaller groups.

Corporate team building events are very customizable and can be combined with a golf outing on one of the nation‘s top 25 golf courses, Pasatiempo Golf Club.

Aside from the amazing views, we also provide a number of amenities to keep your employees comfortable throughout their visit. Our facility offers rental equipment including audiovisual equipment and two LCD T.V.S for you to have a successful corporate event.

Celebrations

From celebrations of life to anniversaries and more, the Hollins House is the perfect place to create lasting memories and celebrate with your loved ones. In the event that you are looking to host a bar/bat mitzvah, a baby shower, or any other major event, our Santa Cruz event planners will handle planning your event from start to finish with care and attention to detail.

CATERING

Executive Chef John Paul Lechtenberg can create a variety of banquet, buffet, and plated menus that focus on both quality and visual presentation. His culinary team and servers at The Hollins House provide the two essential ingredients that every successful wedding reception, social event, and corporate gathering needs: incredible food and uncommonly great service.

All cuisine is prepared in-house so the culinary team has full control of every dish. Some fresh ingredients are even grown on site! We can accommodate your dining preferences to create the perfect customized menu for your event or celebration.

FACILITIES

 

THE HOLLINS HOUSE

 

This historic building was built in 1931 and features spectacular views of Monterrey Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Aside from its gorgeous views, the Hollins House also features elegant finishes from the Golden Era. Book the entire Hollins House facilities for weddings of over 80 guests or for a more private experience with your family and friends. The Hollins House includes the Main Dining Room and Hollins Room as well as the Tap Room Bar and Hollins Lawn.

THE HOLLINS ROOM

 

Nestled at the end of the hall on the west side of the Hollins House is the Hollins Room. This room has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a breathtaking view of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. Upon arrival, welcome your guests with a cocktail on our private brick patio. The vintage french doors open into the Hollins Room where you can enjoy a fabulous dinner prepared by our executive chef, John Paul Lechtenberg. The Hollins Room provides an intimate space for smaller parties up to 36 guests.

THE HOLLINS ROOM

 

Nestled at the end of the hall on the west side of the Hollins House is the Hollins Room. This room has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a breathtaking view of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. Upon arrival, welcome your guests with a cocktail on our private brick patio. The vintage french doors open into the Hollins Room where you can enjoy a fabulous dinner prepared by our executive chef, John Paul Lechtenberg. The Hollins Room provides an intimate space for smaller parties up to 36 guests.

 

THE MAIN DINING ROOM

The Main Dining Room is set with the ambiance of sophistication. Enjoy breathtaking views of Monterey Bay as you sip an aged wine on one of our leather couches. Dance the night away under our sparkling crystal chandeliers, which accent the Hollins House’s original, hardwood floors. French doors connect the Dining Room to the Hollins Lawn, where you can enjoy a sunset-lit dinner on warm nights. The main dining room can accommodate up to 80 guests while the Tap Room remains open to the public for dinner or can be rented with the entire Hollins House facilities for a more private event.

My event went flawlessly. Absolutely stunning view and facility. Highly recomend to anyone for their event.

Allie K. | Yelp

Last night I went to an event at Hollins House. We had a great time, and the food was great. The service was great. It was nice to revisit and have a nice experience

Ben R. | Yelp

Another beautiful location in Santa Cruz for a corporate event. You have the option of reserving one of the tables around the main dining area (some close to beautiful fireplaces — yes there are multiple) OR you can rent a private room at the back (also has a fireplace).

Sharlene M. | Yelp

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I reserve a date for my event?

A deposit equal to $3,000 ($500 for Hollins Room) and a signed contract are required to hold the date for your event. This amount is non-refundable and will count toward your final bill.

What is included with the facility fee?

You will have full access to the facilities during your event and two hours beforehand for set-up (more time can be arranged for bridal parties wanting to get ready at the Hollins House). The fee also includes tables, chairs, linens, silverware, china, professional service staff, and full access to the Hollins House on-site Event Coordinator.

Can we bring in caterers for food and wine?

All food (excluding dessert) must be provided by the Hollins House. Our executive chef is very flexible with menu options and is willing to customize the menu to your needs. You may bring your own beer and wine; however, there is a $30 per person beverage minimum toward Hollins House alcohol. Any alcohol brought to the Hollins House must be agreed upon ahead of time. Any alcohol brought to the property without prior arrangement with the Hollins House is subject to a fine. No hard alcohol may be brought by the hosts or their guests.

Should I have a plated, buffet, or family-style meal at my event?

Plated meals are offered for up to 75 guests, family-style meals are available for up to 100 guests, and buffets are offered for parties ranging from 30–200 people.

What is the food minimum?

We require food costs to total a minimum of $75 per guest. This price is inclusive of all appetizers, entrées, and desserts.

How are beverages priced?

We have a beverage minimum of $37 per person. Depending on your budget and the type of wine or other beverages you’d like to provide, our event team will create an estimate for your hosted drinks. On the day of your event, we will not exceed your predetermined limit without consulting you first. The cost of any unconsumed alcohol, over the minimum beverage price, will be refunded to you after your event.

I don’t drink alcohol and don’t want it served at my event.

Not a problem! We will be able to create mocktails for your event with a sparkling cider toast and the beverage minimum will be lowered to $20 per person.

When are payments due?

A deposit of $3,000 is required to secure your event date. Three months before your event, 50% of your estimate is due with your menu selections. Final payment and final guest count is due 14 days before your event. Any refunds will be distributed after the event concludes.

What happens if it rains?

For parties of 120 people or less, the event will be moved into our Main Dining Room. For groups exceeding 120 people, the host will need to rent a tent. The host will have final say, however, if the site needs to be changed after being set-up, a $300 re-set fee will apply.

Do you handle the clean-up?

Yes, the Hollins House will be responsible for cleaning up everything except any decorations you bring. Those must be removed from the property the day of your event, after it concludes.

Can I bring leftovers from the buffet home?

According to California State Law, food shall be maintained at or above 135°F, or at or below 41°F (CRFC Section 113996). Because of this, food displayed in a buffet must be consumed immediately or thrown out once the temperature falls within the “danger zone.” For this reason, the Hollins House does not allow leftovers from buffets to be taken home as we cannot insure the food will be handled safely and will not induce illness. The Hollins House makes buffet portions according to the number of guests attending your event so leftovers are minimal.

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