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Host your event at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds!

Whether you are looking to host a personal event or a business function, the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center offers a variety of spaces to fit your needs, or you can rent the whole fairgrounds! The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center is nestled on 60+ beautifully landscaped acres in the City of Petaluma.

With several banquet rooms available for Wedding Receptions, Quinceaneras, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, School Dances, Company Parties and Conferences, the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center is sure to have the perfect space for your event. Our dedicated and professional staff is here to assist with the planning, set-up and execution of your event.

Below you can find information about our banquet rooms and rental spaces. Our rental coordinator is available Tuesdays and Thursdays during office hours.  To serve you better with a tour or customized quote for your event, please contact us at (707) 283-3247, email info@sonoma-marinfair.org to make an appointment.

 

HERZOG HALL

One of our larger halls on the grounds, Herzog Hall is an excellent setting for banquets, wedding receptions, trade shows, job fairs or dances. Use of the hall includes a caterer’s kitchen.
Size: 6,358 square feet
Capacity: 425 dining or 900 assembly
Notes: Includes kitchen, restrooms, dressing rooms and air-conditioning

BEVERLY C. WILSON HALL

Perfect for smaller weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties, conferences, or training sessions, Beverly C. Wilson Hall includes a small kitchen. A lobby area can be used for registration or greeting your guests.
Size: 3,440 square feet
Capacity: 100 dining
Notes: Includes kitchen, restrooms, and air-conditioning

BEHRENS PARK

The flat shady area of Behrens Park is ideal for picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor gatherings.

GARDENWAY LAWN & STAGE

Between the Main Exhibit Building and the Arts & Crafts Building, this is the area where we have concerts at Fairtime. This area is ideal for your concert, or mini-festival. The outdoor stage area can be rented separately. It is a versatile venue for a variety of needs.
Size:  17.600 square feet, lawn 2,196 square feet, stage
Capacity: 2,500-3,000
Notes: Festival Area; a few bleachers available, restrooms nearby.

BARNS AND SHOW RINGS

Used mainly during fair time for our Ag education and livestock shows our rustic barns and well kept show rings make a great spot for your next agriculture event.
Size:  150+ stalls/ 3 Show rings
Capacity:  varies
Notes: Ag education, market shows, livestock, milk barn, bathrooms, showers, trailer hook ups

MAIN EXHIBIT BUILDING

Our largest indoor facility on campus this building boast ample open space and a roll up door feature to see your vision come to life. Frequently used for indoor concerts, large corporate gathering, proms and indoor roller skating.
Size:  14,000 square feet
Capacity:  1500+
Notes: Large parties, corporate events, expos, restrooms indoors, roll up door feature

LOT “B”

Often used for Drive in Movies and Pop Up Rodeos, this large area boasts high visibility and is adjacent to ample parking.
Size:  225,000 square feet
Capacity:  4000+
Notes: Car shows, carnivals, no restrooms, overflow parking, rodeos, drive in movies

CARNIVAL LOT

Often used for automotive shows and sales and large outdoor shows, this large area boasts higher visibility, adjacent indoor restrooms and hook-ups for water & power.
Size:  238,000 square feet
Capacity:  4000+
Notes:  Car shows, dog shows, carnivals, indoor restrooms adjacent, hook-ups for water & power available.

GARDEN

Frequently used for wedding ceremonies and receptions this little oasis feature fruit trees, succulents and a pond with small walk-across bridge.

Capacity: 150+
Notes:  weddings, private events, wine garden, power available

ALL SPACES

  • A clean-up/damage/security deposit is required for all events and is refundable at the end of the month your event is held.
  • PA System, Podium, Ticket Booths, Bleachers, Portable Bar, BBQ Pits & Grates, and Security are available at additional cost.
  • Liability insurance is required for all events and can be purchased through the Fair for most events. Cost is based on attendance.

For More Information, Estimates or Availability Information Call 707 283-3247

Additional considerations for your rental needs…

  • Easy freeway access from Highway 101 and Highway 116.
  • Convenient parking close to the rental halls and outdoor locations.
  • Hall rentals include tables and chairs – there is no separate rental cost.
  • Affordable rental fees are based on a per-day use, not hourly.
  • All rental halls are heated and air-conditioned, comfortable all year.
  • Indoor and outdoor space can be rented separately, or in conjunction with your event.
  • Experienced staff to help you make your event a success.

Call for an estimate today!

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