Policies & Procedures


For more information on these and other topics, please contact the facility rental department at (805) 577-4057 or events@reaganfoundation.org.

How can my group rent the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for an event?

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation manages all facility rentals for the Reagan Library and Museum in conjunction with its Presidential Catering division. Call the facility rental department at (805) 577-4057 or email events@reaganfoundation.org to determine which facility rental location is best for your group. We are not a traditional venue. Our mission is to complete the unfinished work of Ronald Reagan. Therefore, everyone who comes to the Reagan Library for their event has the opportunity, and is encouraged to, go through the Museum. Proceeds benefit the Foundation, the nonprofit organization that sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, Center for Public Affairs and the Presidential Learning Center.

What events can I hold at the Reagan Library?

Special events at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Grounds are available to corporate and non-profit organizations. Social engagements such as weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties are not permitted.

Are museum tours included in the facility rental price?

A mandatory $6.00 per person surcharge is required when you rent our facilities. This fee includes a tour of the museum. Upon request, these tours will be docent-led.

How long can I rent the facility?

Pricing for events held at the Reagan Library are for five-hour events. A surcharge is added for longer events, or events that run past midnight.

How many people can the Reagan Library accommodate at my event?

We have rentable locations at the Reagan Library to accommodate intimate business meetings to large corporate events. From meeting rooms that seat 30 to auditorium/gallery space that can seat up to 1,400 people, we have the space for your needs. For more information on rentable locations, click here.

How can I guarantee my reservation?

Once a date has been cleared by your event manager, you will receive a formal contract. To guarantee your reservation, a signed contract and a 50% deposit are required within 15 days.

Do I get extra time to set-up for my event?

Our event managers will work with you to ensure you have enough time to set-up for your event.

Can I hold raffles/sell tickets at my event?

With the exception of events in the Air Force One Pavilion, no monetary transactions may occur on our premises. You can, however, hold silent auctions. For more information, contact your event manager.

Can I use my own caterer?

No. All event catering at the Reagan Library must be coordinated through our Presidential Catering division. For more information on Presidential Catering, click here.

Can I bring my own decorations?

We do not allow helium balloons, confetti or glitter. Certain other decorations may be brought in on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please speak to your event manager.

What amenities are included with my facility rental?

For events in the Presidential Learning Center, tables, chairs, and a stage are included with your event. A stage is included with Air Force One Pavilion events and chairs and tables are included for a nominal fee.

Are linens included?

No. Although many of our locations include tables and chairs, linens must be rented at an additional charge through Presidential Catering.

Is there enough parking at the Library to accommodate all of my guests?

The Reagan Library parking lots have over 400 parking spots, including spaces for bus parking. Cars can also park along Presidential Drive, accommodating another 200 cars. There is no fee for parking at the Reagan Library.

Can I have a cash bar at my event?

Yes.

Can I publicize my event at the Reagan Library?

Yes, however prior approval for all public dissemination of information regarding your event at the Reagan Library must be granted by the Foundation.

What happens if I need to cancel my event?

You will be charged a 10% cancellation fee for events cancelled more than 90 days away from your event date or a 50% cancellation fee for events cancelled within 90 days of the event date. For more information, please contact your event manager.

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