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Convention Center

City of Visalia Convention Center

Visalia Convention Center
303 E. Acequia
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 713-4000

Tickets & Information, 559-713-4000
Visalia Convention Center Box Office
559-713-4040 or 1-800-640-4888

Welcome to the Visalia Convention Center. The Center is situated at the heart of Central California and considered one of the premier mid-state convention, meeting, and tradeshow destinations. Within driving distance of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and a short drive from Fresno, CA, the Visalia Convention Center is ideal for an exhibit, concert, seminar, or conference, the Visalia Convention Center is a spacious and versatile space for a wide variety of events.

The Center is spacious, versatile, and is designed to accommodate nearly any event requirements. With 114,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and arena seating, the Center can accommodate everything from a seminar or tradeshow to a concert, dance, or sporting event. Your attendees will find plenty of space to park with more than 2,400 free parking spaces located within four blocks of The Center.

The Visalia Convention Center also offers catering packages for convenient event planning. Our full service caterers can provide anything from a buffet to an elegant plated dinner. There are packages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your meeting or conference and packages for weddings, class reunions, and more. Tables, linens, china, and glassware provide an upscale atmosphere for any event.

Browse our website to learn more about the Visalia Convention Center. View the floor plans, our photo gallery, and take a virtual 360° tour of the space. You can also find information about rates and fees and catering packages for your meeting, seminar, tradeshow, or conference. Contact us for additional information or to reserve space for your next convention, conference, or exhibit in the Central Valley.

Booking Request

Box Office


303 E. Acequia
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 713-4040

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9a-5p
Closed Holidays

Box Office Manager:
Teresa Villarrial
(559) 713-4040
tvillarrial@ci.visalia.ca.us

Catering

CAFE 225

The acclaimed downtown Visalia restaurant has a menu that is reminiscent of foods and specialities along the Mediterranean as well as a few creations of our own. Cafe 225 has an experienced catering staff to make your event unforgettable. We offer plated or buffet style menus where we take great pride in preparing and serving them with care. Visit our website for our selection of menus, or let Chef Karl create a customized menu for an even more memorable event. Relax with good food, wine and friends and let us take care of the rest!

Contact: Karl Merten
225 W. Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291
559-733-2967
www.cafe225.com

FUGAZZIS CATERING

Fugazzis catering is deliciously extraordinary to make your private affair unforgettable. Your guests will enjoy irresistibly beautiful and delicious culinary delights. Voted BEST CATERER in the Central Valley by the California Restaurant Association, the award winning staff and event planning team at Fugazzis offers a wide range of menu options that will fit any budget. Select from our extensive menu ro allow us to tailor something to express your personal taste. Fugazzis specialties include buffets, plated dinners and themed events. Hors D'oeuvres and gourmet desserts are available to compliment your meal. Full bar service is also available. Please call Mike Fligor, owner of Fugazzis Restaurants, Catering and Special Events to plan your next event (559) 308-2577 .

Contact: Mike Fligor
127
W. Main Street , Visalia , CA 93291
1411 E. Prosperity Ave , Tulare , CA 93274
(559)
308-2577
www.FugazzisBistro.com


KOETSIER RANCH

If you can dream it, we can do it! When it's time to plan that special event, party, or wedding, let us make your dream a reality! The party planning experts at Brenda & Company can accommodate a party of any size. For your next Breakfast, Luncheon or Dinner event, let Brenda & Company take care of you!

Contact: Brenda Koetsier

8230 Ave. 272, Visalia, CA 93277
559-688-3404
www.koetsierranch.com

THE LUNCH BOX

A unique restaurant established in downtown Visalia. A staple of the community for quality catering and outstanding service. Founded by the Marcelino family, with over 20 years of catering experience in the central valley. They offer both plated & buffet style service while adding a personal touch to your special event. Let Kelly Marcelino and her staff create a unique custom menu or pick from any of their specialty dishes. Prior to owning The Lunch Box, Kelly owned a successful bakery dreaming up Hor D'oeuvres and gourmet desserts for many of her customers. Give Kelly or her catering coordinator a call to begin planning your next event. Contact: Kelly Marcelino, The Lunch Box Catering Company, 112 N. Court, Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 635-8626.

Contact: Kelly Marcelino
112 N. Court , Visalia, CA 39291
(559) 635-8626
www.lunchboxcateringcompany.com

RAJA SWEETS & CATERING

With two locations serving the San Francisco Bay area for over 20 years. We specialize in Indian food catering for large groups anywhere in California. Find out for yourself why over and over again countless people choose to have their special events catered by us. The reasons are endless: fine cuisines, on-site Tandoor for fresh Nan, our Indian style décor stalls, our expertly trained chefs, friendly and knowledgeable staff, as well as our service. Our owner's personal investment and attention to detail will help your special day be “unforgettable” Further our commitment to excellent service, quality, and convenience as a one stop shop. Our experience staff will help to make your day a memorable one. At Raja Sweets & Catering, we can provide food, china & silverware, linen, waiters and we are fully licensed to serve hard liquor with full bar service. We want to make sure that you and your guests are well taken care of and treated in a courteous and professional manner. We want your guests to have best experience of their life when they come to your event. Contact Makhan Bains 31853 Alvarado Blvd. Union City, CA 94587 (510) 715-1619. http://www.rajasweets.com/ .

Contact: Makhan Bains
31853 Alvarado Blvd.
Union City, CA 94587
(510) 715-1619
E-mail: msbains@rajasweets.com

SUE SA'S CREATIVE CATERING

“Visalia's 2002 Small Business of the Year.” Beyond food and service, the magic is in the details. At Sue Sa's Creative Catering, we pride ourselves in combining personalized consulting with quality food and a presentation of your meal that truly sets your event apart from all the rest. Attention to detail and the finest service in the area – it's all about making your event truly unique. We cater to your every need with full-service catering, including bar service, for events large and small.

Contact: Sue Sa
720 W. Main St, Visalia, CA 93291
559-733-9001
E-mail:
suesacatering@aol.com
www.suesacatering.com

VINTAGE PRESS RESTAURANT

The Vintage Press, a Visalia landmark since 1966, offers an array of catering services for weddings, birthday and anniversary celebrations, conferences, fund-raisers and other occasions as an extension of its award-winning downtown restaurant. The Vintage Press holds a gold star from Fodor's, which called it "...the best restaurant in the Central Valley..." And Wine Spectator magazine raves the Vintage Press has "one of the best restaurant wines lists in the world." Specialities include classic beef, lamb and seafood dishes and a selection of unique salads. The Vintage Press' professional staff is dedicated to exceeding every expectation.

Contact: Chef David Vartanian
216 North Willis Street, Visalia CA 93291
Phone: 559-733-3033
http://www.thevintagepress.comEmail
Email: reservations@thevintagepress.com

Events Calendar

Rate and Fees

Exhibit Hall Rental Rates Daily Rental
Exhibit Hall (Consumer Show/Tradeshow) $4,570
Exhibit Hall (Commercial) $3,700
Exhibit Hall (Non-Profit Rate on Friday-Sunday) * $2,790
Exhibit Hall (Non-Profit Rate on Monday-Thursday) * $2,200
Green Room (only) $ 120
Move-In, Move-Out and Room Turnaround fees are one-half (1/2) the daily rental rate.
Entertainment Event Pricing is the Greater of 10% of Gross Ticket Sales vs.Exhibit Hall Rent.
* Non-Profit Entertainment Pricing is the Greater of 8% of Gross Ticket Sales vs. Exhibit Hall Rent.
* Non-Profit Rates are only available to 501(C)(3) Corporations.
* Non-Profit Rates do not apply to National Holidays and Days of Celebration (i.e. July 4th.)
Celebrations, New Years Eve Parties, etc.)
* Non-Profit Rates on Friday-Sunday can be reserved no more than 6 months in advance.

Weekday Ballroom
Rental Rates
Monday - Friday Cost/Day
6:00am-4:00pm 5:30pm-
Midnight
6:00am-
Midnight
Charter Oak Ballroom (All) $ 1,440 $ 2,280 $ 3,000
Charter Oak Ballroom E $ 480 $ 760 $ 1,000
Charter Oak Ballroom A, B,
C or D
$ 240 $ 380 $ 400
San Joaquin Ballroom $ 820 $ 820 $ 1,240
San Joaquin A, B, C or D $ 205 $ 205 $ 295

Weekend Ballroom
Rental Rates
Saturday & Sunday Cost/Day
6:00am-2:00pm 5:30pm-
Midnight
6:00am-
Midnight
Charter Oak Ballroom (All) $ 1,440 $ 2,280 $ 3,000
Charter Oak Ballroom E $ 480 $ 720 $ 1,000
Charter Oak Ballroom A, B, C or D $ 240 $ 380 $ 500
San Joaquin Ballroom $ 820 $ 820 $ 1,240
San Joaquin A, B, C or D $ 205 $ 205 $ 310

Conference Room Rental Rates Monday-Sunday Cost/Day
6:00am-
4:00pm
5:30pm-
Midnight
6:00am-
Midnight
Sequoia A or B $ 205 $ 205 $ 310
Mineral King A or B $ 150 $ 150 $ 225
Mineral King A and B $ 205 $ 205 $ 310
Kaweah A or B $ 150 $ 150 $ 225
Kaweah A and B $ 205 $ 205 $ 310
Sierra A $ 150 $ 150 $ 225
Sierra B $ 205 $ 205 $ 310
Executive Board Room $ 250 $ 250 $ 375
Grand Board Room $ 340 $ 340 $ 510
Exhibit Lobby (when used as meeting space) $ 615 $ 615 $ 922.50
Lobbies (each Lobby) $ 270 $ 270 $ 405

Break Service Rates
Continuous Break Service - $20.95 per person
A combination of our Deluxe Continental Breakfast and Afternoon Break Service, refreshed continually throughout the day.
Deluxe Continental Breakfast-$11.75 per person
Regular Coffee Orange Juice
Decaffeinated Coffee Assorted Breakfast Pastries
Hot Tea Sliced Fresh Fruit
Continental Breakfast - $8.75 per person
Regular Coffee Orange Juice
Decaffeinated Coffee Assorted Breakfast Pastries
Hot Tea Condiments
Afternoon Break Service - $5.50 per person
Soft Drinks & Bottled Water
Snack Baskets
Cookies ( 2 per person )
Box Lunches - $12.95 per person
Hoagie Sandwich ( Turkey, Ham, or Roast Beef or Vegetarian)
Potato Salad Dessert
Fresh Fruit Chips
Iced Tea or Assorted Soft Drinks
Picnic Lunch - $12.95 per person (Available Low Carb)
Fried Chicken or Roasted Chicken
Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit
Roll with Butter and Cookie
Iced Tea or Assorted Soft Drinks
Specialty Salads - $12.95 per person
Chicken Cesar Salad or Cobb Salad
Roll with Butter and a Cookie
Iced Tea or Assorted Soft Drinks
Pizzas - $32.00 each ( any toppings )
With 4 soft drinks

Coffee & Tea Service Rates
Featuring Seattle's Best Coffee
Service for 16 $31.95 per gallon
Service for 5 $10.95 per carafe
Hot Tea (Variety of Herbal & Spiced Teas and Hot Chocolate) $31.95 per gallon
Service for 16 $31.95 per gallon
Service for 5 $10.95 per carafe

Party Tray Rates
Large Tray (20-25) people $130.00 each
Medium Tray (15-18) people $110.00 each
Small Tray (10-12) people $ 89.00 each
Available Trays:
Fruit Trays Meat Trays
Vegetable Trays Specialty Trays
Cheese Trays

Food Service Rates
Cookies $11.50 per dozen
Brownies $24.95 per dozen
Danish $24.95 per dozen
Donuts $19.50 per dozen
Assorted Danish/Donuts $22.95 per dozen
Bagels w/ cream cheese $24.95 per dozen
Muffins $18.95 per dozen
Snack Baskets ( serves 10 ) $15.50 per basket

Beverage Rates
Soft Drink $2.50 each
Bottled Water $2.50 each
Ice Tea $16.95 pitcher
Lemonade $16.95 pitcher
Fruit Punch $16.95 pitcher
Orange Juice $19.50 pitcher
Apple Juice $16.95 pitcher
Applicable sales tax will apply to all Food and Beverage Services.

Audio Visual Service Rates
Audio Connection Fee $27.50 each
AV Technician Fee $36.75 each/day
Microphone-Wired $28.25 each/day
Microphone-Wireless Lavaliere $56.00 each/day
Microphone-Wireless Hand Held $56.00 each/day
Projector ( Overhead )w/ Std Screen/Cart $65.00 each/day
Projector (Slide) w/ Std Screen/Cart $65.00 each/day
Projector - Wireless $80.00 each/day
Projection Screen ( Std ) 8'x8' $33.50 each/day
Projection Screen 10'x10' w/ riser $67.00 each/day
Projection Screen 10.5'x14' $95.00 each/day
Projection Screen 10.5'x14' - hung $220.00 each/day
Dress Kit for 10.5'x14' or 9'x12' Screen $95.00 each/day
VCR or DVD Player and Monitor $98.00 each/day
Video Projector (LCD)-1700 lumens $130.00 each/day
Video Projector (LCD)-3000 lumens $220.00 each/day
Video Projector (LCD)-5000 lumens $300.00 each/day
Cassette Player or CD Player $51.95 each/day
DVD Player or VCR or Monitor only $66.00 each/day
Laser Pointer $38.50 each/day
Spotlight (w/ operator - 2 hours) $198.00 each/day

Decorating and Booths Rates
Deluxe Booth 8x10 or 10x10 -1 Table, Cloth Skirt & Linen, 2 Chairs,
Pipe & Drape
$81.50 each/use
Basic Booth 8x10 or 10x10-1 Table, 2 Chairs, Pipe & Drape $57.50 each/use
Deluxe Table Booth-1 Table, Cloth Skirt & Linen, 2 Chairs $40.50 each/use
Basic Table Booth-1 Table, 2 Chairs $14.25 each/use
Pipe & Drape $2.95 per foot
Display Table w/ Skirt & Linen $16.95 each/use
Skirts ( Linen ) $26.00 each/use
Tablecloths $3.75 each/use
Napkins $0.23 each/use

Staff Service Rates
Security Guards ( 4 hr. min.) $23.00 per hour/guard
Maintenance $20.50 per hour
Technician $35.00 per hour
Ticket Takers ( 4 hr. min.) $21.00 per hour

Electrical & Telecommunication Rates
Booth Electric 120V/20 AMPs $38.00/booth hook-up
Telephone or Data Line $73.50 each/day
Speaker phone w/ Phone Line $95.00 per day
Wireless High Speed Internet $8.75 each connection
Extension Cord Rental $11.50 each/use
Multi-Plug Outlet Rental $14.00 each/use

Miscellaneous Equipment Rates
City Business License $22.00 per day
Dance Floor ( 3x3 sections ) $3.75 per section
($100 minimum)
Flipchart-pad, 2 markers $28.95 each/day
Forklift w/ operator $50.00 per half hour
Risers/Staging $30.00 per section
Spotlight w/ operator $198.00 each/day
Starlight - Exhibit Hall $198.00 per day
Piano ( 7" Grand) $220.00 each
Piano ( Upright ) $99.00 each
Piano Tuning ( on request ) $121.00 per tuning
Marker board ( 2x3 ) $14.75 each/day
Easel $14.75 each day

 
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