The Century
An Urban Chic Wedding & Event Venue

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

How many guests can fit in a banquet setting?
Up to 275 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?
Unfortunately, you can not. We have an in-house chef that provides you with a delicious menu.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?
No, you can not, but we do have a few bar options to choose from to help meet your expectations.
No shots allowed. All liquor must be mixed with soft drinks or mixers. 

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 275. 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.  

Need hotel accommodations? 
Check out our neighbors at the Double Tree by Hilton. The hotel is just two blocks from The Century.
Check out their website here to make your reservations.
*You are eligible for 10% off their best available rate! The Corporate Account number will automatically populate for you after clicking "Book Now" on their webpage. The Corporate Account number is 0003041971 in case you have any difficulties. 

*The special rate is available Friday through Sunday and is based on availability. We recommend making your reservations well in advance to ensure availability. 

*Our brides and grooms are eligible for a free room upgrade with the signing of a contract of 10 or more rooms (based on availability)!

If you would like to contract 10 or more rooms feel free to reach out to our contact:
 

Donna Scott (Sales & Catering Manager)

Donna.scott@hilton.com
Doubletree by Hilton Modesto
1150 Ninth Street Modesto California 95354
209-525-3032

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 and beautiful outdoor photo opportunities for your wedding day. We have compiled a gallery of some of our favorite spots here:


Parking

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. 

*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

$1.25 per hour

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 $15

  • 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 your space number

  • Use exact change - Pay-by-Space Meters DO NOT give change.

  • For Assistance Call 209-342-2216

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