Valencia Hall

2555 Valencia Road, Aptos

Valencia Hall is a popular location for weddings, parties and weekday meetings. The Valencia Hall and historic General Store/Post Office are the last two remnants of Frederick Hihn's logging community of Valencia. Built by Hihn in the early 1880's, these historic buildings allowed the community to gather for a variety of events. Following in this tradition, Santa Cruz County Parks offers this unique facility for your special event.

A Center Reservation includes the use of the community hall and kitchen for your event. Valencia Hall is an indoor venue, however your brief ceremony may be held on the front patio and then afterwards all equipment needs to be moved back to the inside of the facility. 

If you would like to visit Valencia Hall, you may drop-in daily during regular park hours, dawn until dusk, to view the exterior and peek in the windows however, if the venue is reserved, then you will not be able to walk up to the building or patio area. Individual tours are unavailable, however please contact us for viewing options.  Valencia Hall is a one room facility that has large windows located on the front and sides of the building to make viewing very easy!

80 maximum year round to include children and hired helpers.

60 chairs and 14 six-foot rectangular banquet tables. The kitchen is equipped with residential sized appliances for warm-up and serve food service only for your catered or self catered event.

Center Reservations 
A 6 hour minimum is available year round to reserve your day. Reservation times must include all outdoor/indoor set-up, and clean-up (one hour minimum each), and the 5-hour maximum event time, to include ceremonies. Parking is limited within the lot only, not along the roadways.

Meeting Rooms
Weekday only Meeting Room use for meetings includes our interior meeting room space only with tables and chairs. Any kitchen use, or exterior use, needs to be added to your reservation by our office.  Additional fees apply. The tables and chairs are not permitted outdoors with a meeting room rental. 




Thank you for your interest in our facility. For complete information about a facility reservation,
please call (831) 454-7938 or email us at


Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831)