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:

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


All reservations are to be made in person by appointment at the Alameda Recreation and Park Department, 2226 Santa Clara, Alameda during regular business hours.  Please give yourself about a half hour to go over inforation, 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 and may be paid with VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  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.

  • No advertising or selling of any product or service is allowed.
  • No ongoing permits will be allowed to reserve the facility on a regular month-to-month or week-to-week basis.  You may not reserve the same facility more than two times per quarter.
  • Music:  No music allowed after 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 12:00 midnight Friday and Saturday. Sound may not exceed noise levels as specified in City of Alameda Municipal Code.  The Officers' Club does not have WiFi or a sound system so you will need to bring your own.
  • All plans for decoration must be approved by ARPD prior to installation and it must be removed at the end of the permit time.  At no time shall any nails, tacks, staples, electrical tape or marring materials be used or attached to walls or fixtures of any facility.  NO GLITTER, CONFETTI, SMOKE OR FOG MACHINES, CANDLES OR OPEN FLAMES TO BE USED INSIDE THE BUILDING.  YOU MAY NOT COOK IN THE BUILDING WITH OUTSIDE EQUIPMENT.
  • No Smoking in our parks and buildings or within 20 feet of entrance and windows (Ordinance #3038).

Permits will be issued to adults (21 and over) with a four-hour minimum for all events.  Rentals for events for persons under 21 years of age require 1 adult per 10 youth for supervision.

Revised Permit - Any changes to permit = $25 administration fee

No changes will be allowed after 14 days prior to event.

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.  The onsite staff during events require 100% access.  Our policy is no closed/locked doors allowed during any event for any reason.

Proof Of Picture ID of the individual in charge who is signing permit.

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.

A refundable Security Deposit of $750 or $1,000 (if serving alcohol) paid with a credit card is required at the time of booking your reservation.  Once the Security Deposit is paid, the balance may be paid by cash, cashiers check, money order, a personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  Please make checks payable to ARPD.  Final remaining balance must be paid in full 14 business days prior to your event.

All fees, insurance, and paperwork are due 14 business days before event.  If not received 14 working days prior to event,half of deposit will be forfeited.  If received less than 7 days prior to event full deposit will be forfeited.


  • City of Alameda Resident Discount - A utility bill showing proof of residency and a picture ID is required to receive the discount
  • Active Military Discount - Proof of Active Military ID is required to receive the discount
  • Non-Profit Discount - A copy of form 501(c)(3) is required to received Non-Profit Discount

Albert H. DeWitt Officers' Club Fees - Requests will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis using the following priority system.  See O'Club Rental Policy for a complete listing of each group/priority.

Group A
  Priority 1
  City / Government
Group B
  Priority 2
  Alameda Unified
School District
Group C
  Priority 3
  Alameda Non-Profit
Group D
  Priority 4
  Alameda Private Resident
Group E
  Priority 5
  Non-Residents and
Non-Profit Groups
Group F
  Priority 6
  Commercial Business


Max Room/
250 dining
300 theater style
     $93/hour      $142/hour      $185/hour
Active Military
Active Military
120 dining
200 theater style
     $25/hour      $80/hour
     $124/hour      $155/hour
Active Military
Active Military:
90 dining
110 theater style
     $25/hour      $68/hour      $99/hour      $125/hour
Active Military
Active Military:
30 dining
50 theater style

Active Military:

Active Military:
Kitchen Use
     $155 per event
     Set-Up = $250 Must accompany other room rental
Main Patio
     Set-Up = $250 Must accompany other room rental
Holidays      All Holiday Rentals, add 15% per hour
Crab Feeds
     Additional Non-Refundable Cleaning Fee = $258
Revising Permits
     $25 for each change to permit
Alcohol Permit
     This is an online process in addition to our fees - Approx. $125
Set Up Fee
     Table & Chair set up for attendance of 150 and over = $155

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.  There are two large ovens for warming food only, a large refrigerator, ice machine and many counter tops.

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.

A Certificate of Liability Insurance by your caterer/vendor is required and it should list the City of Alameda as additional insured for $1 million, including the following required endorsements to their policy as a Certificate Holder:

"City of Alameda, and it members, officers, directors, agents, volunteers, employees and officials.  2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, 94501"

The insurance should also list your name, date of event and location under "Description of Operations".

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:  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:
  • 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.