Brea Community Center 695 East Madison Way • Brea • California 92821


Brea Community Center

695 East Madison Way
Brea, California 92821
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Why You'll Love This Place

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Tucked in the northeast corner of Orange County, the town of Brea is an attractive option for out-of-town visitors: It's just a quick jaunt from both LAX and John Wayne airports, and offers easy access to beaches, shopping, entertainment, and amusement parks. Brea Community Center is the jewel of this close-knit community—beautiful, affordable, and convenient, it checks all of the most essential boxes. And once you add in the kind and conscientious staff, you've got a party-planning combo that's tough to beat.

The Arts Garden plays host to lovely outdoor ceremonies, and it's absolutely fantastic. Completely secluded from public access, it's got a private, "secret garden" feel, with winding pathways, lush landscaping, and an elevated gazebo topped with graceful shade sails. Following your vows, you'll move to your cocktail hour into the bright, cheerful Art Studio, where a wall of windows overlooks the Garden and fills the room with natural light.

While you're toasting the occasion and mingling with your guests, the Community Center's staff will be transforming the Arts Garden into an open-air celebration space, where you can dine and dance beneath twinkling market lights in your own urban oasis. Don't forget to snap a photo (or three, or four) in front of the gorgeous vine wall—it's totally unique and definitely share-worthy.

Indoor weddings are held in the Community Hall, which boasts blonde hardwood flooring, cool, modern light fixtures hung from the recessed ceiling, and a wall of glass doors that open onto a private landscaped patio. The room can be divided into smaller sections to accommodate intimate events, and the spacious, terraced prefunction area is a wonderful spot for welcome cocktails. You'll also find all the necessary event essentials, including a large catering kitchen, free WiFi, and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Expecting to have little ones in attendance? You can make this an extra-special day for them, too! Just a few doors down from the Community Hall is the KidWatch Room, a wonderful childcare area stocked with toys, games, kid-friendly DVDs, and an outdoor playground. If you opt to take advantage of this awesome perk, your rental contract will include trained, caring staff for the duration of your event. The teens on your guest list won't be left out either—set them up in The Zone, a super-cool, supervised spot decked out with board games, five web-accessible PCs, a pool table, an enclosed outdoor patio, and a big-screen TV hooked up to three different video game systems. Wow—a place that makes both parents and kids happy? Score!

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Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $500–2,118/event
  • Rental rates are charged hourly, and range $149–353/hour, depending on the space reserved, day of the week, time of day, resident status, and non-profit/business status.

    Friday evening & Saturday all-day rentals require a 6-hour minimum; Sunday rentals require a 4-hour minimum.

    The fee includes tables, chairs, event staff, and free parking.

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 450 300
Reception Seated 320 180
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 450.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The venue can seat up to 300 outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility accommodates 320 seated or 450 standing guests indoors and 180 seated or 300 standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat 450 guests.


Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info

Price

$ • $$

Catering

BYO

Caterer must be licensed and insured; full use of catering kitchen incurs a $125 fee.


Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily, 9am–12am.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Community Center / Civic Building
  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: BYO
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: BYO
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: yes, extra fee may apply
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: renter
View: garden patio/courtyard

Restrictions

But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: BYO
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required


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