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

How many guests can fit in a banquet setting?
Up to 300 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) 
McHenry Mansion (906 15th Street, at the corner of I Street)
Centre Plaza Outdoor Spaces
Galletto Ristorante Vine Arbor Patio 

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