Frequently Asked Questions

How many events per day?

One event per day

What is the event timing?

We can celebrate until 11pm on Fridays/Saturdays & 10pm Sunday-Thursday.

When can I tour?

By appointment only, please contract us via phone (949) 431-2959 or email olehanson@24carrots.com

What is the capacity?

Seated reception 150 (West Terrace dining) seated reception 200 (West Terrace dining and main room) Cocktail style reception 225

Securing a date and holds?

All our dates are booked on a “first-come first-serve basis”, and no dates can be held or secured without signed contracts and first payment.

Can I get ready at the venue?

Yes, there is a private room at the venue for arriving on-site prior to your event to get dressed and finishing touches!

Drinks and snacks for getting ready?

No outside alcohol is permitted on property, please contact us for the purchase of pre-ceremony beverages. You are welcome to bring in your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Earliest access for getting ready?

Venue access begins at 10am.

Earliest access for decorating?

Venue access begins at 10am. Please note linens are not placed on tables until 2 hours before the event.

What are the decorating restrictions?

The venue does not provide ladders or stepstools for décor and floral installation. It is not acceptable to use venue chairs or tables for this purpose. All ladders and stepstools must be provided by the florist or client. Décor is allowed to be hung with string, zip-ties or fishing wire only. No staples, tape, nails or other materials that could leave marks are permitted. Candles are allowed but must be enclosed in glass votives or hurricanes. No exposed flames are permitted.

All décor and floral-related trash (including, but not limited to candle wax, broken glass, scattered petals, etc.) must be disposed of appropriately. If décor is not removed the same day as the event, 24 Carrots will promptly dispose of all décor and reserves the right to collect a portion of the client’s security deposit, determined by the labor required to remove items as well as any additional fees for cleaning, trash pick-up, or any other charges associated with the removal.

No fog or haze machines are allowed. No glitter is allowed. Confetti is allowed inside the building only – There will be a $150 cleaning fee added to the contract. Confetti is not allowed on the decks.

Do you allow Sparklers?

Fireworks & cold sparklers etc. are not permitted in the city of San Clemente.

How much time for clean up?

One hour after the event concludes

What is the parking situation?

Metered parking is available in the adjacent lot and street parking surrounding the venue for $1.50 per hour from 9:00am until 10:00pm seven days a week. Pre-paid hourly parking vouchers and Valet Packages are available to offer hosted metered parking for invited guests. Valet Packages are based on event timing and guest count. Please see your 24 Carrots representative for pricing information. Complimentary parking walking distance to Ole Hanson Beach Club is available in residential areas on Calle Las Bolas, Calle Sacramento, and Avenida Hacienda, but is limited and guests must adhere to all city postings. Cars are not allowed to be left overnight.

Do you offer a Rehearsal?

Optional 1 hour rehearsal can be tentatively scheduled pending the event calendar.

What is the pet policy?

Dogs are permitted on the property for ceremony only and must remain on a leash at all times. We would require your furry friend to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time and be offsite 30 minutes after the ceremony concludes. Please note, dogs are not permitted anywhere on the first or second level of the building.

Do I need a wedding coordinator?

24 Carrots requires a coordinator for all weddings. A coordinator must be booked at least 60 days prior to client’s wedding day and if client do not have a coordinator by that time, 24 Carrots will recommend available coordinators for the client.

Do I need insurance?

Clients do not need to provide insurance, all vendors must have current general insurance coverage. Please email us for a list of insurance requirements. Please note, vendors cannot be an invited guest.

What is the average cost? Do you have any minimums?

Our catering services typically range between $150-$250/person depending on your menu & bar selections, event timing, guest count, and various other factors. This is in addition to the venue fee.

We have a $10,000 minimum on Saturdays. This applies to menu, bar, staffing, and in-house rentals.

Is there a required DJ? Are bands allowed?

The DJ is required for any event with amplified music. Because our venue sits to close to a residential neighborhood, Ole Hanson Beach Clubs’ inhouse DJ company is required to be onsite to not only provide audio services for all events, but to oversee and manage all amplified sound.  Our DJ has to be present at all events, this is something that is firm with the City of San Clemente.

We do permit bands on property. They would be positioned in the ballroom where dancing occurs and must have the proper insurance. Please note that our exclusive DJ partner is still required to manage all audio logistics such as speakers, microphones, decibel levels, toasts, and playing during band breaks etc. The DJ package price does decrease when you hire a band.

What about the train?

The train schedule is posted online and your coordinator can easily create your timeline in order to avoid the train for your ceremony on the lawn if preferred. The train does pass quickly and there is a “no train horn” notice in effect for the City of San Clemente.