California Automobile Museum




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 Style



Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 6:00PM. Events must end by midnight. The Ice Cream Parlor is unavailable for daytime rental and the Conference room is unavailable for evening rental.

Rental Fees

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.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at California Automobile Museum is estimated at between $3,768 and $13,418 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

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

Special Restrictions

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