Albert H. Dewitt Officers' Club Rental

The Albert H. DeWitt Officers' Club was built at the Alameda Naval Air Station in 1941 when nothing was too good for the Navy's elite.  The Officer's Club was built and furnished in an era when people really cared about quality which is still seen in the chandeliers and matching sconces made of leaded crystal and overstuffed leather booths.  The military men and women who gathered here got a taste of the gentlemen's life, and so can you.  Be a VIP at your own event while getting a glimpse of the Officers' Club glamourous past.

 Albert H. DeWitt Officers' Club

 

Rental Hours & Reservations

Rental Hours:

Tuesday
          Not Available
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
          8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
          12:00 noon to 1:00 a.m.
Sunday
          12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m.

 

Reservations:
All reservations are to be made in person by appointment only at the Alameda Recreation and Park Department, 2226 Santa Clara, Alameda during regular business hours.  Allow at least 30 minutes to go over information, sign paperwork and pay deposit.  A refundable security deposit of $750 or $1,000 if serving alcohol is required at the time of booking your reservation.  A minimum of 21 working days in advance and a maximum of 1 year prior to your event is required.

Contact ARPD Rentals at (510) 747-7576 to check availability of your desired date, make an appointment to schedule event and/or check the dates of the Tuesday evening 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. facility viewing which is available to the public.

Day of Event:  An ARPD Staff Person will be assigned to your event and will be present during the entire permit time.  Staff is present for facility support only, not to act as security or crowd control. 

Set-up and clean-up hours must be included in reservation time.  Your event will be set up according to your room diagram with tables and chairs when you arrive.  You will need to bring your own linens, dishes, silverware and decorations.  No entry allowed prior to event time.

Requests will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis using the following priority system.  See the O'Club Rental Policy Packet(PDF, 2MB) for a complete listing of each group/priority.

Alameda Recreation and Park Department does not offer an in-house caterer.  For an additional fee, there is a kitchen available to heat and warm food only. 

Outside Vendors / Catering:  The use of outside catering and vendors (inflatable jumpers, photo booth, photographers, etc.) by any rental groups must be approved by ARPD prior to date of use.  There may be an additional cost.

All insurance requirements must be met 14 working days prior to your event date to avoid forfeiting a portion or all of deposit.

  • Alcohol:  If you are planning to serve alcohol at your event, you must obtain a Certificate of General Liability Insurance by following this link:  http://www.galescreek.com/app/index.cfm?jointpowers=1.  The City of Alameda does not collect this fee and has no knowledge or authority when these fees change.  This must be completed at least 14 business days before your event.
  • If you are planning to sell alcohol at your event, you must obtain a permit authorizing you to sell alcohol by contacting the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control:  http://www.abc.ca.gov/Forms/PDFSpc.html
  • If you are planning to serve and sell alcohol at your event, you must obtain both of the above.
  • You are expected to return the reserved room to pre-use condition, remove all your belongings from the facility and leave at the time of your permit in order to receive your security deposit refund.  You also must agree to take full responsibility for the behavior exhibited by your guests.  If ARPD Staff deems a situation uncontrollable or unsafe and has to call for Police or Fire Intervention, your total deposit will be automatically forfeited.  Failure to follow policies and procedures, to obtain necessary permits and/or damage to any facilities will result in forfeiture of security deposition and additional fees may apply.
  • We will initiate the refund of your security deposit the week following your event.  If a portion or all of security deposit is not refunded due to damage, not cleaning, not following the policies, leaving belongings or leaving the premises late, you will be notified via letter with explanation.
  • More than 61 days, $40 fee applied, full remaining refund
  • 60-31 days prior to event will forfeit half of security deposit
  • 30-15 days prior of event, forfeit full deposit
  • Less than 14 days forfeit full deposit and any fees paid
  • Deposits/Refund may take up to 30 days to process.