IN ORDER TO RENT ANY PORTION OF THE TCC PROPERTY YOU WILL NEED TO BECOME A TCC MEMBER.
The TCC offers the following rental options:
The Topanga Community Center is a non-profit organization that works with the community to provide a meeting place for many organizations and functions. Since 1951 the House and grounds have continued to be a place for people to celebrate special events in their lives and the life of the community.
We are accustomed to hosting private parties, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, workshops, fundraisers, seminars, film shoots and parking rentals. If your event is a bit different or requires some unusual activity or equipment, please inform the rental agent Dayna Miller in advance.
We will need to know what kind of event you are hoping to host. Are you planning a small birthday party for fewer than 40 people or more? Please look at the different renting options (1. picnic area, 2. TCC main hall, 3. film rentals) below.
The Community House now offers wireless internet for meetings and conferences for our members convenience. Chairs and rectangular tables are available for use. There are approximately 200 chairs and 20 tables. Any rental equipment brought in from an outside source must be pre-approved. All rental equipment and decorations must be removed by the end of the rental period.
The kitchen is included in the rental and includes the use of the refrigerator and freezer. The oven generally entails additional fees due to our cost to maintain it. No cooking or serving utensils are available.
When catering is part of the event and when cooking is onsite, the catering company must provide the rental agent a certificate of insurance naming the TCC as additionally insured. Deliveries of food or equipment must be scheduled with the rental agent and within your rental period. It is the responsibility of tenant to comply with all applicable laws and local ordinances. Our rental agent is familiar with local caterers and other vendors and can provide you information whenever requested.
Picnic Area Rental Under the Oak Tree (for 40 people or less)
Ever since the completion of Topanga’s Only Playground, the Community Center is happy to reserve picnic table space under our grandmother oak tree for birthday parties and friend and family gatherings, providing close access to the playground for young children and the availability of the ball field for games for all ages, much like many of our County’s public parks.
Because we are a private facility, we survive through memberships and rentals as well as depend upon grants and donations to improve our facilities. Our hope is to be able to continue to improve the picnic area by providing more tables, a small sound system, and other amenities that would be useful to our members. Please keep reading about the guidelines for picnic area rentals.
- For up to 40 people (over 40, please reach out to the rental agent)
- For TCC members only. Become a member here.
- Rentals are for 3 hours or less. For more time, a second reservation is required. Please reach out to our rental agent Dayna Miller for any questions or concerns BEFORE the event.
- Rentals are available on Saturdays and Sundays from:
- 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Cost is $150 for 3 hours.
- In order to book the picnic area, you must agree to the Rules and Regulations during the reservation process. You will find them below.
- Reservation costs are non-refundable. You may reschedule a reservation only once within the calendar year and upon a mutually agreed date.
- For more information see below or contact the rental agent.
- We do not allow booking picnic area reservations beyond 45 days to avoid conflicts with large rentals generating a great deal of revenue for the TCC.
- MAKE A PICNIC AREA RESERVATION, PICK A DATE TO REGISTER!
Rentals of the TCC Main Hall
The Topanga Community Center is a venue like no other. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains halfway between the beach and the San Fernando Valley, it is the ideal secluded Topanga venue with mountain views.
Our exposed red brick building has a large stone fireplace, a stage, a green room and a beautiful kitchen. With its wooden beamed ceiling, wagon wheel chandelier, concrete floor and large windows overlooking the mountains, the TCC has been a favorite venue for couples interested in getting married.
We also have several lovely outdoor areas available for ceremonies that can be followed by an indoor reception.
We can accommodate all types of events, including Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, seminars, workshops, single day retreats, holiday parties, family reunions and all types of fundraisers.
Renting the Topanga Community Center involves communicating with the rental agent Dayna Miller about availability and rates. Once the renter’s event is approved a rental contract will be issued and a 50% deposit is required to reserve the date.
If you wish to visit the Community House, please contact the rental agent to schedule an appointment. Do not visit without an appointment as the premises may be in use.
The Topanga Community Center is located in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains and has been a favorite location of film & production houses and motion picture studios. Whether you are filming for television, a network series, commercial or a feature film we can accommodate your filming needs.
The TCC offers a filming venue as well as a base camp for filming in other areas of Topanga. The TCC has a 1200 sq ft building for crew meals, flat space for crew parking, parking areas for 5 & 10-ton equipment trucks, stake-bed trucks and other misc small trailers.
The TCC is approximately 11+ acres of lush green trees, dirt roads, hiking trails, sports field, playground, water towers, garden, horseshoe pit, and an exposed brick building with cement floors.
Please contact our rental agent Dayna Miller for more details on renting the Topanga Community Center for filming, base camp or both.