California Automobile Museum

BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $2,796 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $2k for 50 Guests
Starting at $2k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 500

Starting price

3K$ to start






Located just a stone’s throw from the famous “Old Sacramento,” the California Automobile Museum features a world-class display of over 150 cars under one roof. Since the Museum carries a collection that represents all spectrums of cars driven in California over the last 120 years, you can get married amidst kit cars and Model Ts as well as luxurious Packards and Lamborghinis. If you are a car-loving bride and groom that loves a bit of history, the California Automobile Museum is the ideal location for your ceremony or celebration! With high ceilings, both ambient and full lighting, and a backdrop of the historic Alhambra Theater, the Alhambra Events Area can be used for a classy reception that incorporates the stylish cars as part of the décor. The Museum even offers the option of a grand presentation, where the couple can make a fabulous entrance in one of the automobiles. Looking to hold a vintage casual cocktail hour or dessert bar? Check out Vic’s Ice Cream Parlor—complete with a jukebox, 50s design, and famous Vic’s ice cream!

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $2,000 for ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. A non-refundable security deposit of $500 is required. A cleaning fee of $250 is applied to all events.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Coat check room
Dance floor
Day-of coordinator
Groom's dressing area
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Approved outside caterer allowed- BYO alcohol- General liability insurance required- Music must end by midnight- No rice, birdseed, glitter, confetti- Smoking in designated areas only- Venue must approve all decorations- Wedding coordinator required