INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ROOMS FOR YOUR PARTY OR ANY SPECIAL EVENT!
In response to your questions about our banquet facilities, we have the "Maya Room," and Vanessa's Cafe to offer for your gathering. We also offer outside Catering. The Maya Room's maximum seating is 70 people, with a minimum of 50 guests to reserve the entire room for you. If less than 50 there will be a $75.00 room fee. It can also include the rotunda at no extra charge to set up a bar and appetizers for your reception time prior to Luncheon or Dinner Vanessa's Cafe is our charming new coffee shop located just across from the main entrance of El Portal; we can seat small groups for meetings or private parties of 40 or less. There is a room fee of $ 75.00 dollars when you decide to have the room to yourself and you have less than 30 people for dining. We require a deposit of $100.00 in advance to secure the reservation on any of our rooms. That amount will be credited against the charges at the time of the event but is not refundable in case of a cancelation. For groups of 20 or less we can print a special menu which usually includes three entrée choices along with a salad and a beverage consisting of a soft drink, tea or coffee. Dessert can be offered, and we only charge for the number of desserts ordered at $ 5.00 per order. For parties of 25 people or more, we strongly suggest a buffet service or set menu. Enclosed is a list of entrees that you may consider. You might prefer and are welcome to discuss other buffet entrée selections. The cost of this type of menu is $ 24.00 - $ 28.00 per person plus tax & gratuities. The minimum number of guests is guaranteed 48 hrs. before the event and charges are applied for such number or more but not less. Alcoholic beverages can be hosted by you or we can sell on a cash and carry basis. We have a full bar, or you could limit the selection to margaritas, wines and beer. You can also discuss a bar budget with us. A set-up and bartender labor of $25.00 per hour will be charged when the reception is on a cash and carry basis. There is no charge if bar beverages on a cash and carry are sold by your server to groups of less than 30. Please feel free to call us at (626) 795-8553 or fax (626) 795-2860 for more information and to help you plan and customize your party. We also do Catering; the prices of buffets are the same, but we do charge a labor fee of $30.00 per person per hour with usually a 1-hour setup fee and 1 hour clean up fee per employee added to final labor charge. Rentals can be ordered by us and charged to you on your final invoice. Estimated costs of rentals (tables, chairs, silverware, glassware) could be sent to you in advance for your decision. Thank you for your consideration. Owners Abel R. Ramirez and P. Armando Ramirez