Rental Rules & Regulations

Insurance, ABC Permits & Security Fees

  • For all events of 50 or more guest, two (2) additional endorsements are required in the form of an insurance policy rider to cover both the San Diego Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club and The City of San Diego, its employees, officers, and elected officials. More information can be found at
  • For all member-sponsored events of 50 or more guests, an ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Commission) permit will be required and will be obtained from the ABC office by the event coordinator.
  • For events of 100 or more guests, security guard will be required. The event coordinator can provide additional information.

Open v Closed Rentals

  • Having an open rental event means that during the entirety of an event, the bar, hall, restrooms, patio, lawn, boatyard and all other club grounds will be available to all club members and their guests.
  • During closed rental events, club members and their guests may only be present in certain areas designated by the renter during the event. Members will, however, still have access to their boats in the boatyard; as long as it is only for retrieving, washing down, or returning their boat to it's parking spot. This will be done in a timely, quiet manner as to not disturb the rental event.

Member Events and Member Sponsored Events

Members may host their own events of any size and will be charged member rates. Non-members may host events that are sponsored by a member or members of the club and be charged member rates. The requirements for both of these types of events are:

The member(s) or member sponsor(s) will:

  • remain at the club as part of the event for the entirety of the event
  • sign in with the bartender on duty before the event begins and will sign out with the bartender on duty at the conclusion of the event.
  • be named on (and sign) the event contract and communicate agreement to all of these requirements with the event coordinator.

Friday, Sunday and Holidays

  • No events or setup may begin before 1pm on Sundays due to brunch service.
  • No events may be scheduled over the course of a holiday weekend or on any national holiday.
  • No closed rentals may be scheduled on Fridays. The galley and outdoor grills are not available for event use on Fridays for open rentals.
  • The scheduling of all events is at the sole discretion of the SDMBB&SC event coordinator, in the best interest of the club and its members.

Damage & Cleaning Deposit

  • A minimum $200 deposit will be required as a cleaning fee.
  • A credit card will be kept on file and will only be charged an additional amount in the case that there is damage to any club property or necessary excessive cleaning that is deemed to be the fault of any guest or vendor of the event.
  • It is the responsibility of the contract signer to remove any and all decorations installed for the event. If the galley is used, it must also be returned to clean working order (including the outdoor grills). Failing to do these thing may result in additional damage and cleaning charges.

Other Information

  • All events will have a guaranteed minimum number of guests included in the event agreement, regardless of whether the actual attendance reaches this minimum or not. If the actual attendance of the event (including SDMBBSC members) exceeds the minimum guarantee on the event agreement, additional fees may apply; in accordance with the appropriate fee schedule.
  • All entertainment equipment (bounce houses, stages, movie screens, etc.) must be approved prior to signing the event agreement or they may not be allowed and will be removed by the SDMBBSC staff or members. In certain cases additional insurance or fees may apply.  ©  2023 | San Diego Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club is a 501(c) 7 non-profit organization.

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