Pacific Park located on the World Famous Santa Monica Pier
Pacific Park located on the World Famous Santa Monica Pier
Pacific Park located on the World Famous Santa Monica Pier

Events & Picnics

Enjoy a fun filled, over-the-ocean event with unlimited rides, midway games with cool prizes and delicious food all mixed with sun, ocean breezes and spectacular views on the historic Santa Monica Pier.

Pacific Park® is the perfect iconic location for corporate events, company picnics, wrap parties, movie premiers, sales incentives and more!

Pacific Park’s new Event Pavilion offers spectacular views of Malibu, the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, and can host groups from 75 to 400 guests. An exclusive Park buy out can accommodate up to 2,000 guests

Custom event packages and catering are available including specialty menus, traditional theme park fare and bar packages all topped off by an experienced culinary team and a beautiful ocean setting.

Event Information

Event Space & Capacity

Event Pavilion (3,600 sq. feet): 75 to 400 guests
Pacific Park® Exclusive Use: up to 2,000 guests

Park Buy Out Fees & Event Costs

Exclusive Park buy out fees are based on chosen dates, event hours and guest counts and are custom tailored.


Pacific Park® offers a variety of menu selections. If there is something you would like to serve your guests but do not see it on our menus, we would be happy to customize a menu to better suit your needs.

Attendance | Minimum Revenue Guarantee

The final bill is based on the minimum revenue guarantee in the contract or minimum guest guarantee. The final guest count is due no later than 5 days prior to the scheduled event.

Reserving a Date

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the anticipated total bill for the event is due to reserve your date. The remaining balance is due three days prior to the date of the event. Any additions or overages will be billed after the event.


There is ample parking for your guests on and adjacent to the Pier. Parking rates vary between $6 and $15 depending on the season and day of the week. Contact the City of Santa Monica at 310-458-8295. Parking rates may increase during special pier events. All parking is city owned and operated.

Food and Beverage Regulations

No food and/or beverage may be brought into the Park without prior written approval from our event department. Pacific Park® may charge an applicable service charge and/or corkage fee on such items. All food and beverage items must be consumed in Pacific Park® and may not be removed off Park premises.

Outside Vendors

All outside vendors must meet with an event supervisor no later than two weeks before the event, to coordinate delivery times, set-up locations, pick-up schedules, etc. Scheduled deliveries may be made the day of the event only, as the Park has limited storage facilities. Please note that all deliveries must be pre-approved by the Park’s event department.


We require that nothing be posted, nailed, screwed, or otherwise attached to the walls, floors, game buildings, rides or other parts of the Park or surroundings.

All decorations, promotional materials, supplies, rental equipment, etc., must be removed immediately following the event. The Park is not responsible for any materials or equipment left behind.

Music & Entertainment

Your event coordinator can assist you with a wide variety of entertainment options including magicians, casino tables, live bands, and more. The Park must approve all entertainment selections in advance.

All band and entertainment personnel must meet with a Park event supervisor to review their electrical, lighting and other requirements at least two weeks before the event.

Any amplified music may be subject to volume control at the discretion of the event coordinator or security staff. Sound must face west.

Additional Rentals and Requests

Pacific Park® is happy to arrange and set-up any additionally requested items such as: DJ, stilt walker, face painter, balloon artist, audio visual equipment, table & chair rentals, etc.

Fast Facts

What We Are

The West Coast’s only family amusement park located on an over-the-ocean Pier. The outdoor entertainment destination provides individuals and families with an authentic California amusement experience.


Pacific Park® is conveniently located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier at 380 Santa Monica Pier. From Los Angeles, take the I-10 West, exit right on 4th/5th St. Stay on 5th St. Turn right at light, then turn left on Colorado to Pier. From the San Fernando Valley or South Bay, take the 405 Fwy. to the I-10 West, then follow the above directions.


There is ample parking on and adjacent to the Pier. Parking lots are controlled by the City of Santa Monica and rates vary between $6 – $15 depending on season and day of the week.


A two-acre oceanfront amusement park that offers great rides, midway games with cool prizes, thrilling attractions, an over-the-ocean food plaza, entertainment and specialty shops.

Opening Date

May 25, 1996

Film Location

Pacific Park® frequently serves as the backdrop for popular television shows, feature films, commercials and still photography. Some recent shoots include Modern Family, Next Food Network Star, Vanity Fair, The Mentalist, The Jay Leno Show, Dancing with the Stars, and Conan O’ Brien.


Operating hours vary by season. To confirm Park hours, please call (310) 260-8744 or visit the Park’s website at

General Pier Information

For Santa Monica Pier information and events, call (310) 458-8900 or visit:

Near-by Attractions

The ever-popular Venice Beach, complete with the world-renowned Muscle gym, in-line skating paths and bicycle trails.

Third Street Promenade, featuring some of Santa Monica’s most unique shops, specialty stores and theaters.

Santa Monica Place, a must-see shopping mall filled with top name designer clothing stores, boutiques and restaurants.

Montana Avenue, tree-lined streets where you can browse, dine & shop 150 charming boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Great celebrity spotting area!

For more information about nearby attractions visit:

Entertainment Options

Caricature Artists

$250 per hour

Stilt Walkers

$350 per hour


$250 – $500 per hour depending on needs

Face Painters

$175 per hour

Balloon Artists

$225 per hour

Fortune Tellers/Tarrot Card Readers

$250 per hour

Photo Booths

Unlimited digital pictures – $185 per hour, per booth. 5 booths available. Photo Booths are available for exclusive Park rentals only. Four hour minimum.

* 2 hour minimum for all entertainment. If you do not see an entertainment option you would like, please ask. Pacific Park® will do everything in our means to grant your request.

Beverage Options

Premium Open Bar

$30++ per guest for up to 4 hours

Includes premium liquors (i.e., Ketel One vodka, Silver Patron tequila, etc), Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet wines and imported beer selection.

Call Open Bar

$25++ per guest for up to 4 hours

Includes call liquors (i.e., Absolut vodka, Cuervo Gold Tequila, etc.), Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet wines along with domestic and imported beer selection.

Well Open Bar

$22++ per guest for up to 4 hours

Includes well liquors, Chardonnay and Merlot wines and domestic beer selection.

Premium Hosted Beer & Wine Bar

$20++ per guest for up to 4 hours

Includes Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet wines and imported beer selection.

Domestic Hosted Beer & Wine Bar

$18++ per guest for up to 4 hours

Includes Chardonnay and Merlot wines and domestic beer selection.

Hosted Bar By Running a Tab

One tab is calculated and added to your final bill. You may limit this option by serving just beer and wine or beer, wine and well drinks, or establishing a set dollar amount. Minimums may apply for this option.

*Staff is an additional charge. The number of bartenders required depends on the number of guests. $195 per bartender plus 18% service charge and 9.25% CA sales tax will be added to final bar bill.

Company Picnics/Seaside Pavilion Event Information

Treat your Employees to an experience beyond the basic picnic table. Enjoy an oceanfront picnic with fun rides, games, prizes, food and sun on the historic Santa Monica Pier.

Picnic Packages

Seaside Pavilion Packages

Partial Client List
Client Type of Event Guest Count
Make A Wish* Celebrity Charity Event 1,000
William Morris Endeavor Summer Party 550
FOX* Television Critic Assoc. Event 500
"The Office" Wrap Party 480
ACCESS California IGCS Conference Event 1,000
Trust Company of the West Company Picnic 1,000
SONY Global Marketing Partners Conference 700
“Spiderman 2”/Along Came Mary Premiere Party 1,600
McDonald’s Corp. Meeting/Teambuilding 250
Red Bull “After Burner” Party 2,000
Comerica Bank – California Company Picnic 800
Children’s Bureau of SC* Fundraiser 500
LA Clippers Player “Meet & Greet” 600
Microsoft Summer Party 1,500
“Men in Black II”/Along Came Mary Movie Premiere 1,600
Comerica Entertainment Group* AFM Afterparty 400
Fox Broadcasting* “The Simpsons” 13th & 15th Season Premiere 950
PepsiCo Summer Party 600
Stuff Magazine/Best Events Summer Event 1,900
Special Olympics of SC* Fundraiser 1,200
Mattel Children’s Hospital* Fundraiser 1,600

*repeat clients
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Current Weather

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Pacific Park®

380 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3128

Call 310-260-8744