The Century

The Event Of The Century

The Century is an urban chic venue in the heart of downtown Modesto! 

Imagine yourself walking into a building built back in the early 1900's.....old exposed brick walls, 20 foot ceilings adorned with crystal chandeliers, spectacular hand-scraped wood floors, private posh VIP room, chic restrooms, gorgeous patios embellished with a beautiful brick candle wall.....and that's just the beginning of the Event of The Century!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check back often as we will continue adding valuable information here.
Please keep in mind that we take care of about 85-90% of your wedding planning needs and budget as we are an all-inclusive venue. This creates a stress-free experience.
*Please note: The Century became an all-inclusive venue the summer of 2016. 

Here is what is included for our All-Inclusive Wedding packages. Please keep in mind that we can create custom proposals based on your event type. 

Occupancy
● Five hour package (guest occupancy) – event must end by 11:00pm (at the latest)
● Utilize VIP/Bridal suite and Groom’s Lounge (prior to guest occupancy) to get ready in
● Complimentary King Suite at the Double Tree Hotel in downtown Modesto with a welcome basket from the Century Team


Planning Partnership
● Planning meetings with our team
● Digital floor plan and timeline creation
● Liability Insurance Policy in your name

● All set up and clean up by our staff
● Day of coordinator, banquet staff and security team
● Champagne toast service and cake cutting service
● Stress-Free Experience……Priceless!


Tables & Chairs
● Farm house tables and/or round tables
● Padded folding chairs


Linens
● Runners and linen for all tables (in the color of your choice)
● Polyester napkins (in the color of your choice)


Place Settings
● China and flatware (for dinner and cake service)
● Water goblets, champagne flutes and water carafes
● Charger plates (gold or silver)


Audio / Visual / Entertainment
● Interactive DJ by Sounds In Motion Disc Jockey Service. Includes: Reception Sound System, Cordless Microphone(s), Lighting System. Consultation: Sounds In Motion staff will meet with you in their music planning suite to complete a wedding/event planning guide to select music, discuss announcements and put the event on a timeline.     
● Luxury Photo Booth Package by The Platinum Photo Booth.
Includes: Luxury draping and elements, lavish backdrop, deluxe scrapbook, image USB drive, online gallery, box of fun props and stick props, unlimited lab-quality photos, black & white and/or color photos, custom logo design, multiple photo layouts and a fun and energetic technician on-site.
● Video screen and projector (if needed)

Décor
● Wall draping in champagne, ivory or charcoal
● LED uplighting (in the color of your choice)


Floral & Candles
All packages include:
● Candle arrangements for the guest tables, cake table, sign-in table, bar and anywhere else in the venue that can benefit from the glow of a candle.
● Décor Items throughout the venue to resemble your theme (candelabras, lanterns, vases, lounge furniture, accent tables, etc.)
● One floral planning meeting with the floral team.
Package Levels:
{Bronze} Non-Floral, In-Stock Table Décor, Candle Arrangements.
{Gold} In-Season Floral, Low & High (in stock) Containers, Use Pinterest Inspirations, One Arrangements Per Guest Table.


Bar Tending & Beverage
● Bar Tending & Beverage Station Package: If you plan on having alcohol at your wedding, you must use our bar tending & beverage station service package. You bring in your own alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, liquor) and we provide the rest.
Bar Tending Package includes:
Beautiful custom built bar, Bartending/mixologist team, Mixers for cocktails, Soft drinks, Garnishes, Straws, Napkins, Glassware, Ice
Self-Serve Beverage Station includes: Flavored water, Iced tea, Lemonade, Coffee, Hot Tea, cups, sugar, creamer, flavored syrup

Catering
● Buffet Dinner (fully customizable)
Sample menu: Organic harvest greens, herbed chicken breast, firecracker tri-tip sirloin, roasted seasonal vegetables, red potatoes, rolls
● Appetizers (fully customizable-select up to three options)
Sample menu: bacon wrapped dates, bruschetta, firecracker pork sliders, spring rolls, firecracker lettuce wraps, creamy spinach and feta pinwheels, poached prawns with cocktail sauce, saffron tomato meatballs, smoked salmon mousse, pita and hummus, small bites bar

Dessert
● Creative Dessert Bar (fully customizable)
Sample options: candy bar, milk & cookie bar, donut bar, mini pie bar, s’mores bar or any other custom dessert bar (based up approval)

Cake
● Delectable Two Tier Buttercream Cake with one to two flavors (fully customizable)
We would provide sheet cake for larger guest counts to account for the additional slices needed.


How many guests can fit in a banquet setting?
Up to 290 guests

What time do we have to end our event by?
Last call is at 10:30pm, music must end at 11:00pm (lights come on) and all guests and client must be out of the building by 11:30pm. 

Can I bring in my own caterer?
You must select a menu from one of our exclusive catering partners. In the case that you want a specific cuisine that we can not provide, we may look at partnering with a caterer that can provide you with that cuisine. 

Can I bring in my own alcohol?
Yes you can! Only you as the host can bring in your alcohol for your guests. 
We will then provide you with a bar tending package that includes the following: 
beautiful custom built bar, certified bar tending/mixologist team and mixologists, mixers for cocktails, soft drinks, garnishes, straws, napkins, glassware, ice.

We will also set up a self-service beverage station that includes the following:
gorgeous decorated table, flavored water, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, hot tea, cups, straws and garnishes.
We provide water carafes at each guest table and glass water goblets for each guest. 

Can I have my ceremony and reception there?
Yes you can! If you want to split the room in half (separate ceremony area and reception area) then your guest count can not exceed 200 guests. If you want your guests to witness the ceremony from their reception tables then our max capacity is 290. This ensures that we can set up the room in the most attractive way for you. We have a ton of fun floor plan arrangements for ceremony/reception combos.

Our Ceremony Package Includes: gorgeous altar with décor & floral arrangements, bridal party floral, ceremony chairs + pipe & drape (to separate space) + re-setting of space (after ceremony) + one extra hour of guest occupancy.  

Here are some fun outdoor ideas near The Century if you prefer an outdoor ceremony:
McClatchy Square & Rose Garden (I Street & 15th Street) ~ $90 rental / 2 hours
McHenry Mansion (906 15th Street, at the corner of I Street) ~ $1034 rental / 5 hours
Centre Plaza Outdoor Spaces ~ $450 to $1850 (depending on area)
Galletto Ristorante Vine Arbor Patio ~ $1,000 (before 4pm) or $2,000 (after 4pm)

Where would we take photos downtown before or after our ceremony?
Downtown Modesto provides a lot of fun outdoor photo opportunities for your wedding day. We have compiled a gallery of some of our favorite spots here:

 

***Parking***

We provide up to 5 parking spaces behind our building for clients. We will issue you 5 parking permits to distribute to your friends/family/bridal party/guests (don't forget about your vehicle if you will have one here). It is up to you who you distribute these permits to. The 5 vehicles that park in our parking lot MUST have this permit visibly displayed on their rear view mirror with the information facing out. You must pick up these permits one week before your event date. Or we can mail them to you. We are NOT held liable if any damage or theft is done to the vehicles parked in our parking lot. Guests may also find parking in the parking structures located within blocks of The Century and street parking surrounding The Century. You may find more parking information on our website.

We do our best to stay informed of Community Events in Downtown Modesto that affect our street parking and local parking garages. However, some events are assembled last minute without our knowledge. These events could possibly affect the public parking around our building. Unfortunately, we have no authority to control these events. Please keep an open mind when booking your event with us that your event date may be shared with a local Downtown Modesto Community Event.
 

Downtown Modesto has three parking garages and five pay-by-space parking lots.  There are several parking structures just steps away from The Century! There are also street parking spaces available around our building. In addition, we have 20 reserved parking spaces in a private parking lot behind our building.

*You may pre-purchase parking for your guests by contacting the City of Modesto Parking Services Office at (209) 342-4578.

Here is everything you need to know about parking downtown!

Parking Garages
9th Street Garage – 9th Street between K St. & L St.
10th Street Garage – Corner of 11th St. & K St. 
11th Street Garage – 11th Street between I St. & J St.

Parking Garage Fees:
6pm-6am  $1 per hour
6pm-6am  $5 flat fee  

Tips:
All Garages have Automated Fee Collection Stations. Take your ticket with you. You must pay at the Automated Pay Station before returning to your vehicle.

Automated Pay Stations are located on the 1st Floor near the Elevator in each garage. At the large Pay Station you can pay with cash, coin, credit or debit card. At the smaller Express Parc you can pay with debit or credit card.

  • Take your ticket with you Pay before returning to your vehicle
  • Take care of your ticket; do not fold, spindle, mutilate, place near cell phone or other magnet source. Lost or damaged ticket - Daily Max Fee $12
  • Do not park in the driving lanes when paying your fee
  • Before retrieving your change from the bin be sure the machine is done dispensing
  • Press the intercom button if you need assistance or call 209-342-2216

Pay-By-Space Parking Lot Info

Pay-By-Space Parking Lot Fees:
6pm-6am  $1 per hour
6pm-6am  $5 flat fee  

How to use

  • Know your space number
  • Pay your parking fee prior to going to your destination
  • Touch any key to wake meter
    1. Press #1 for new transaction
    2. Enter space number
    3. Pay
      • Insert credit card, push the “+add” button for the number of hours you will be parked.
        OR
      • Insert exact bill or coin for the number of hours you will be parked.
    4. Push the Green “Print” button to approve your transaction and receive a receipt.

Parking Tips

  • Know you space number
  • Use exact change - Pay-by-Space Meters DO NOT give change.
  • For Assistance Call 209-342-2216

 

927 10th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 451-2292
Events@DowntownCentury.com