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Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is an ideal location
for your next party or event
Northern California's most unique venue a 9000 square foot emporium chock-full of amazing things to see and do! Best of all, each event is customized to meet the needs of our guests. We host great parties for senior citizens, toddlers, and everyone in-between. Great for birthday parties and reunions where you want to bring every generation together to have fun!

All parties at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach include the following:
  • 3 hours! You have three hours to enjoy and play
  • 30+ Pinball Machines set on FREE Play in our 4 arcades
  • FREE Carnival games where guests can win prizes
  • Antique Penny Arcade games set on FREE Play
  • FREE access to Historic Artifacts and Exhibits from Whitney's Playland and the Sutro Baths
  • Access to your Party Room for the entire 3 hours where your guests can socialize and eat
  • Customized Treasure Hunt where guests find clues and win prizes
  • FREE use of refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and ice maker
  • A Playland Party Host to help your party run smoothly
  • Provide your own food, beverages, decorations, place setting, goodie bags, and party supplies
  • No hidden additional costs
To inquire about holding an event at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, please contact the Guest Services department or call us at (510) 232-4264 ext. 24.



Party Pricing is based on the number of party goers who attend the party and the party package you choose:

  • $15 for each of the first 20 people and $10 for each additional person
  • Playland charges for everyone attending the party including the guest(s) of honor, host(s), and all guests ages 3 and up



"The Fun House Party"
$150.00 (includes up to 10 guests)

Our smallest party includes all the features listed above and is available Saturday or Sunday during the day. $15 for each of the first 20 people and $10 for each additional person.



"The Laughing Sal Party"
$300.00 (includes up to 20 guests)

Our "Laughing Sal Party" includes everything listed in the "Fun House Party" plus:
  • Customized paper party invitations or thank you cards
  • A 30-minute live performance (normally a magic show)
This party is available any night of the week as well as Saturday or Sunday during the day. For each additional person over the first 20, just add $10.00 per person.



"Playland Exclusive Party"
$350.00 (includes up to 20 guests)

This party includes everything listed in the "Laughing Sal Party" plus partygoers will have the exclusive use of Playland-Not-at-the-Beach for 3 hours. This event can even be customized to fit the ages and interests of guests; options may include a Murder Mystery, Pinball Tournament or Event Reception. This party includes:
  • Exclusive access to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
  • Exclusive access to all party rooms and special event set-ups.
  • Full access to kitchen facility (including use of stove and oven) and ability to bring alcohol (in accordance with state law).
This party is available any night of the week and some week days. For each additional person over the first 20, just add $10.00 per person.



For Longer or Later Parties
There is a $100 per hour charge for parties longer than 3 hours. There is a $100 charge for parties scheduled to end later than 10:00 PM.



Playland Extras
Playland can provide a full service party and party extras. All extra are subject to availability. Request two weeks prior to party is recommended.
  • Invitations and/or Thank You Cards: $1.00 each for basic design with a $20.00 minimum (must be ordered in even numbers). Special art work or photo maybe an additional cost. View Samples.
  • Place settings: Tablecloth, plate, cup, napkin and fork. $1.00 per person with a $10.00 person minimum. (Or $2 per tablecloth.)
  • Ticket Pouch: Great if your guests don't have pocket! $3.00 each.
  • Goodie Bags: Ticket pouch with five small toys and a Playland discount admission ticket for $7.00 each.
  • Catering: Playland staff can coordinate food for your party. Prices vary. An additional 10% is charged by Playland-Not-at-the-Beach above the cost to cover Playland's fee.



Party Rooms
Playland has three different party rooms: the Midway, the Penny Arcade, and the Haunted Manor. Each party room has its own microwave and full access to the refrigerator, freezer, and small ice maker. Only the Penny Arcade Party Room has access to the stove and oven. Party rooms are assigned based on size of Penny Arcade Party Room party booked and personal requests. If you would like a specific party room please request the room when booking your event.
  • The Midway Party Room: This is our medium, more private party room. It has an 8-foot long table and chairs around it. It can easily accommodate 10-15 guests.
  • The Penny Arcade Party Room: This is our largest party room. It has four 4-foot round tables with chairs around them. This party room is the only room with access to the stove and oven, however it is not a private room (guests must walk through it to use the restrooms). It can easily accommodate 20 or more guests.
  • The Haunted Manor Party Room: This is our smallest and most private party room. It has an 8-foot long table and chairs around it in a haunted house setting (it can be too intense for younger guests). It can easily accommodate 8-10 guests.



Want more information?
To inquire about holding an event at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, please contact the Guest Services department or call us at (510) 232-4264 ext. 24.

The first step is to select an available date so we can put a 24-hour hold on it; then to book the party a 50% down payment is required. Full payment is expected at the end of the event. A list of guests is required for the event so that we can check people in as they arrive (protecting everyone's safety).

We can also suggest entertainers (magicians, clowns, face painters, stilt walkers, dancers, etc.) if you want to add some spice to your event, and we provide a list of local catering and pizza companies.



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