Facility Rental

We are committed to being of service to all of Ojai Valley in any way we can.  Our campus has a variety of rooms and space available for group or organization looking for a space to meet, to host an event, or otherwise. The following is a list of spaces* available and the expected rental fee:

SpaceCapacity/SizePossible Fees
Sanctuary seating 175 +
(open-beam ceiling w/mountain views)
$150/day (member or church sponsored group); $200/day (non-church member/group)
Sound System & LightsAuthorized persons only$20/hour (member or church sponsored group); $30/hour (non-church member/group)
Pianist/OrganistWith Rehearsal times$100/event (member or church sponsored group); $150-$250/event (non-church member/group)
Fireside Room18’ x 18’ w/sofa & chairs
(Family Rm atmosphere)
$50/hour (member or church sponsored group); $75/hour (non-church member/group)
Conference Room14’ x 14’ tables & chairs$25/hour (member or church sponsored group); $35/hour (non-church member/group)
Peterson Hall 60’ x 60’
(Round & square tables w/chairs available)
$200/day (member or church sponsored group); $350/day (non-church member/group)
Kitchen (off Peterson Hall)Drink or full meal capability$100/day (member or church sponsored group); $150-$250/day (non-church member/group)
Parking lot useWith paid event$N/C (member or church sponsored group); $20 per space/day (non-church member/group)
Parking Lot only eventNo paid event$150/day
Monthly parkingup to 20 vehicles$N/C (member or church sponsored group); $22.50/space/month (non-church member/group)
Custodial services$25/hour (member or church sponsored group); $50/hour (non-church member/group)
Wedding coordinator$100/event (member or church sponsored group); $150/event (non-church member/group)
Funerals/Memorial servicesDonations requested for member or church sponsored group; rate based upon # of rooms for non-church member/group
Receptions - set up of tables/chairs$75/event (member or church sponsored group); $150-$250/event (non-church member/group)
Off-site table rental (rectangular)Donations are requested for member or church sponsored group; $7.50/table/day (non-church member/group)
Off-site chair rental (folding metal chairs)Donations are requested for member or church sponsored group; $3.00/chair/day for non-church member/group
Use of church piano/organ$75/event (member or church sponsored group); $100/event (non-church member/group)

Requirements for use of OUMC Facilities:

1. Liability insurance is required by any group or organization using any of Ojai UMC’s facilities.
2. No smoking or vaping are permitted on the church property.
3. No drugs or alcohol are permitted on the church property.
4. A signed Facilities Use Application is to be completed a minimum of three weeks prior to the scheduled event.
5. Any company or organization renting the church facilities may not sublease the church’s facility to another organization.
6. Children must be under constant adult supervision during all events and activities held on the church’s property.
7. A security deposit will be required for the use of the church Sanctuary, Conference Roo, Kitchen, Peterson Hall, and Fireside Room. A portion of the deposit is refundable if the facility/facilities used are left in at least the same condition you found it. Should a cancellation of your event occur two or more weeks prior to your event, only half of the deposit will be returned to you upon written notification of the cancellation.

There are additional, location-specific rules that must be adhered to when renting the church Sanctuary, Conference Room, and Kitchen. Please contact us at [email protected] with inquiries about these additional rules as well as availability and dates for the location/s you are interested in renting.  Thank you!