Frequently asked questions
What does your Rental Price include?
What is The Pannikin Building's max capacity?
Standing Capacity: 250
What are the Rental Fees?
Please email us with your desired date and we will give you exact pricing.
How long is The Pannikin Building rental for?
Standard weekend rentals are 10 hours long with option to add additional time based on event needs. Hourly rental rates for less than 10 hours are available on weekdays.
Are there Noise Restrictions at The Pannikin Building?
All music types are accepted including DJ, live bands, acoustic music, etc. We do not have a noise curfew.
What is the Alcohol Policy?
The Pannikin Building allows events hosted to bring their own alcohol, provided you have a licensed bartender to serve all drinks and provide liquor liability insurance.
What is the Catering Policy?
All caterers are welcome at The Pannikin Building with pre-approval by The Pannikin Building management. We also offer a Preferred List of caterers should you need recommendations.
Is Insurance required?
The Pannikin Building holds a large insurance policy. For any outside vendors used, vendors will be required to provide proof of insurance. While we highly recommend event hosts also acquire insurance, this is optional.
Is there Guest Parking?
Guests can park at Park It on Market just 1/2 block away from The Pannikin Building. 614 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101. Parking is $1/hr (excluding special event days). Metered street parking is also available, as well as additional ACE parking garages within 1-2 blocks of the venue.
How much is the Security Deposit?
The Pannikin Building requires a 50% deposit upon signing an event venue rental agreement. We are more than happy to temporarily hold dates for you by request for up to 48 hours. If your date is requested within those 48 hours, we will contact you to acquire the deposit to continue holding the date.
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Are Candles and Sparklers allowed?
Unfortunately, real candles pose a fire hazard at our venue and are not allowed. Sparklers are illegal in San Diego City & County.
How far out can you book The Pannikin Building?
The Pannikin Building is now booking events for 2020 and beyond. Whenever you're planning your event for, let's get it on the books!
Is The Pannikin Building open for tours during COVID?
YES! We are offering safe, socially distanced in-person tours, as well as the option to do a virtual tour via FaceTime or Zoom.
Is event coordination required?
No, we do not require you hire an event coordinator, but we highly recommend it! Together For Better Events is our preferred event coordination partner, but you are also welcome to hire outside coordinators.
Is The Pannikin Building open to all vendors?
Yes! The beauty of our venue is that you can bring all of your own vendors, provided they are licensed and insured. We also have a great list of Preferred Vendors- these vendors are not required, just a list of our favorites. Email us for our list if you are interested!
Do you allow food trucks?
Food trucks are allowed! You have the option to park a food truck on the public street (G Street) directly in front of the venue in paid metered parking. The client or vendor will be responsible for paying the meter ($1.25/hr) to park there.