IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center

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Southern Marin’s Premier Rental Venue & Best Kept Secret

Marin’s best kept secret is a beautiful North Bay venue in the heart of Sausalito — One of Marin’s oldest landmarks, the IDESST Sausalito Cultural Center (formerly The Sausalito Portuguese Hall) provides just the right location for your special event. Sausalito, a beautiful seaside village nestled against the Marin headlands, north of the Golden Gate, offers scenic views, charming shops and gourmet restaurants.

Our recently renovated Center on Caledonia Street is just one block from the beach and the marina. It is one of the largest rental facilities and best bargains available in Marin. The Center is a perfect location for weddings, conferences, receptions, dances, meetings, events and celebrations.

The Center now provides over 5,000 sq. ft of premium space. A 2,800 sq. ft. Ballroom with beautiful hardwood floors is available plus an adjoining 2,300 sq. ft. Dining Room. Rooms can be rented together or separately and include our bar room and cocktail area, kitchen for caterer staging, large restrooms and a beautiful foyer.

Rental Info Hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday, 10-4pm; Tours by appointment only


  • Venue Rental Fee: WEEKENDS (Fri-Sat): $2,000 (Ballroom only); $1,300 (Dining Hall only); $3,000 (Entire Facility)
    WEEKDAYS (Sun-Thurs): $1,400 (Ballroom only); $1,100 (Dining Room only); $2,100 (Entire Facility); Multi-day events and 501c3 events (board approval required) eligible for special pricing
  • Rental Fee Includes: 15-hour rental period on Fridays and Saturdays (9am-midnight). Kitchen and bar access, banquet tables and padded chairs for 250 guests, cleaning service, and limited WIFI.
  • Catering: Bring Your Own
  • Capacity for a Seated Dinner: Up to 193 in Ballroom + 162 in Dining Room
  • Available year-round, 9am-12 midnight (Friday/Saturday) and 9am-9pm (Sunday-Thursday). Amplified music must end 2 hrs. before lockup. Hours include all setup, tear down and cleanup time.

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