Headlands Center for the Arts

Facility Rental

Headlands Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary, international arts center located inside uniquely renovated, circa 1907 army barracks just minutes north of San Francisco. Known for its beautiful and historically significant artist-commissioned spaces, Headlands is considered a hidden gem venue within the Bay Area community. When possible, we offer space for classes, meetings, conferences, weddings, and events.

What We Offer

Headlands offers space for meetings, retreats and conferences, weddings and special events. As our buildings are historic and many rooms are artworks in and of themselves we rent our spaces on a case by case basis. Please note, groups of over 25 with catering needs must use Headlands’ Exclusive Caterer, Katie Powers.

Please fill out the Rental Request Form if you’re interested in holding your event at Headlands.

Meetings | Conferences | Retreats

The following spaces are available to groups wishing to meet, brainstorm, discuss, and be inspired. Catering is available.


Public Event & Large Meeting Space | Max Occupancy 60*

The Eastwing is the main public event space in Building 944. It is the work of artist David Ireland, who led its renovation in 1987 with an eye towards creating both an aesthetically beautiful and functional space.

Room Measurements:
Square footage: 1,850
50’ L x 37’ W x 12’ H

Email info@headlands.org for a price quote. Non-profit rates are available.


Bench seating for up to 140 (please note that bleacher seating may NOT be removed from Eastwing)
Grand Piano
Parking for up to 75 cars
30 chairs

* Meetings with more than 60 guests are possible, but require special accommodation. Contact info@headlands.org for more info.

Rodeo Room

Conference Room | Max Occupancy 22

The Rodeo Room could be called Headlands “conference” room.  It’s meeting tables, bench seating, and gorgeous shellacked walls were designed to reflect the natural ochre and green hues of the Marin Headlands landscape. The room was envisioned as a space for convenings and conversations, with the specific intention to blur the boundaries between inside and outside, and to inspire new ways of thinking.

Room Measurements:
Square footage: 612
36’ L x 17’ W x 12’ H

Email info@headlands.org for a price quote. Non-profit rates are available.


Bench and wooden chair seating up to 22
4 meeting tables
Parking for up to 18 cars
Metal table for coffee and tea

Westwing (Officer’s Club)

Large, Open Space | Max Occupancy 60

The Westwing is a large, non-renovated space that is home to an eclectic mix of items, such as military office furniture and a wooden bar. This room is a popular choice for groups who want to really spread out and move around, or desire a less traditional kind of meeting space.

Room Measurements:
Square footage: 1,850
50’ L x 37’ W x 12’ H

Email info@headlands.org for a price quote. Non-profit rates are available.


variable; contact info@headlands.org for details

Weekday Rental FAQs

  • As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, Headlands is not able to offer rentals for groups who are either fundraising or whose participants have to pay to attend
  • Weekday meetings cannot be scheduled more than 6 months or less than 2 weeks from event date
  • Wi-fi and/or internet access is very limited – please contact info@headlands.org for more information
  • Cell phones do not work in the park
  • Bathroom facilities are unisex
  • Groups larger than 25 in size with catering needs must use Headlands’ Exclusive Caterer, Katie Powers Catering
  • Catering may be available for smaller groups; inquire for details
  • Additional fees may apply:
    Fee for use of A/V equipment (projector, screen) and set up
    Fee for trash removal and clean up

Weddings + Parties – General Info

Availability: Saturdays only, 12PM – 11:30PM | Flat Fee $6,000* not including catering

Our unique venue, desirable location, and impeccable service have earned Headlands the reputation of being one of the most sought-out venues in the Bay Area. Wedding rentals include a private Friday rehearsal, overnight storage of decor supplies, use of on-site seating and dining tables, and exclusive use of Building 944 the day of the wedding. Our multi-room venue can accommodate all components of the wedding, including ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. Next to us, a large open field (the Fort Barry Parade Ground) is available for outdoor ceremonies by obtaining a day-use permit from the National Park Service.

Basic Wedding and Building Buyout FAQs

  • Catering provided by Headlands’ exclusive caterer, Katie Powers Catering. Please note, minimums do apply.
  • “Soft holds” can be placed on an available date for up to 5 business days at no cost.
  • 50% of the total balance ($3,000), as well as a signed contract are required to secure your date.
  • $1,000 of initial deposit is non-refundable.
  • Remaining balance ($3,000) is due 6 months prior to the event date *Please inquire for more information about “off season” rental rates.
  • Liability insurance is required ($1,000,000 coverage policy).
  • Music and alcohol must end by 10PM, and all guests and vendors must vacate premises by 11:30PM.
  • No set-up allowed the day before; all decor and items brought in for the wedding must be removed by 11:30PM the night of the wedding.
  • There is no cell phone reception in the area, but guests may use the house phone in the first floor hallway for local (415) calls.
  • A Headlands representative (Event Monitor) will be present at each event.
  • Use of nails, tacks, pushpins, or adhesive tape is strictly prohibited.
  • Although not required, couples are encouraged to work with a wedding planner or Day of Coordinator for their event.
  • Maximum capacity for a seated dinner is 140 guests.

To check date availability and to schedule a tour, contact info@headlands.org.

Weddings, Parties, Large Events – Saturday Availability 2016

Headlands hosts a limited number of weddings and building buyouts each year. As of now, the below dates are available to book, though more dates may become available. To place a hold on a date, and to receive more information, please email Madeleine at info@headlands.org.

2016 Available Saturday Dates – Fully Booked!

Saturdays in 2016 are fully booked! Additional dates to occasionally become available. Email info@headlands.org to join the waiting list.

We’ll release 2017 Saturday wedding dates in spring of 2016. To join the first dibs list, and have first pick of available dates, contact info@headlands.org.


Photo Shoots

Monday-Thursday & Weekends when available

Headlands buildings are available to serve as locations for photo and film shoots. As our buildings are historic, and artworks in and of themselves, appropriateness of such shoots is decided upon on a case by case basis. Please contact info@headlands.org for more information.