Centrally located in the heart of Santa Cruz County, Cabrillo College offers state-of-the-art facilities and outdoor spaces to rent for any special occasion, meeting, corporate event, or performance. Small or large. Dressed up or down. Night or day. Weekday or weekend. Cabrillo College is easily accessible by public transportation and major highways, making it an ideal place to host your next event.
Cabrillo offers a range of facilities, rental equipment, and support services, all at reasonable rates. Facility renters include community organizations, non-profit organizations, business and industry partners, athletic groups, government agencies, district partners, theater, music and dance groups, and personal use.
Facility rentals include options for smart classrooms, lecture halls, state-of-the-art theaters, a sports complex, weddings and receptions in both the historic Sesnon House and beautiful Horticulture Center, and parking lots for ancillary community events.
Cabrillo College facilities are available for community use when such use does not conflict with Cabrillo College programs and operations.
Facilities and Events
VAPA Arts Complex
The Sesnon House
The Sesnon House is a beautiful historic mansion located on the Cabrillo College campus. The house is used as a college facility and is the home of the Cabrillo College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program, the Cabrillo College Foundation and the Sesnon House business office. It is also available for rent to private groups and local non-profit organizations
The mission of the Sesnon House is to provide a learning environment for the students, staff, and faculty of Cabrillo College and to provide a beautiful location for events in the community, as well as to financially support the upkeep, operation, and heritage of the House and the Culinary Arts program. While we strive to employ the highest standard of service and hospitality, please understand that the service provided is in the context of a learning environment.
Cabrillo College features smart classrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums, and meeting rooms. Our classroom spaces can meet the needs of any group or facility rental. Classrooms offer modular desk chairs, tables, and a variety of technology capabilities for groups of 3 to 200 people.
One of the gems of Santa Cruz! The Horticulture Center offers beautiful and expansive views of the Monterey Bay. Set atop the campus, it provides a peaceful and welcoming space for classes, lectures, group functions, receptions, events, weddings, and more. The building houses a spacious lobby, a community room, and two adjacent classrooms.
Athletics Sports Complex
Cabrillo College's Athletics Sports Complex is home to 15 intercollegiate athletic teams, and features a variety of facilities for rent, including. From the pool to the stadium turf field to the grass fields, tennis courts, and the gym, these facilities are perfect for youth sports teams, high school teams, local and visiting sports organizations to help meet any group practice or game needs.
Cabrillo College's Watsonville Center is located in the heart of Watsonville, off the Main Plaza at 318 Union Street. It offers three floors of classrooms spaces including a dance studio, an auditorium style classroom, and computer labs, including the Solari Green Technology Center. You will find the incredible support of the Watsonville Center staff to support your event, class, or meeting needs. Perfect for businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups, and schools looking for meeting and event space.
Cabrillo has three state-of-the-art performance venues: Crocker Theater, Samper Recital Hall, and Black Box Theater are available for community use, performance rentals, and events.
For more information about the VAPA theatre spaces, please contact the Performing Arts Complex Coordinator by email or phone at (831) 479-6146.