Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Luce Loft's Max Capacity?

Luce Loft can host a maximum of 150 guests.  For a seated event between 50 and 125 is an ideal number.  For events with under 35 guests check out our 1041 J space.

What are the Rental Fees?

Luce Loft rental fees vary quite a bit depending on the day of the week or weekend, and also by the event size and scope.  Weekdays will range between $2,000 and $4,000.  Weekend dates will range between $4,000 and $5,000.

Please email us to with your event details for a rental quote.

What is Included with the Rental?

Your Luce Loft rental includes use of our in-house sound system, wireless mic and internet, and market lights.  We also include a venue manager, cleaning fee and all taxes - so no hidden fees!

We are a raw venue space, so all furnishing is rented and customized by you for your event.  Email us for our great vendor list.

How Long is the Rental Period?

Luce Loft rentals are all day long, typically beginning at 9am.  Sundays at 11am.

What are the Noise Restrictions?

Luce Loft's noise curfew on Friday or Saturday night is 11:00pm.  Sunday through Thursday it is 10:45pm.  We are a DJ only venue, no live bands.  Acoustic music during cocktail hour, ceremony, etc. is allowed.

What are the Alcohol Policies?

Event hosts are allowed to bring in their own alcohol for their event.  Guests can not bring alcohol into the event.  An insured bar service must be hired to serve all drinks and provide liquor liability insurance.

What are the Catering Policies?

Luce Loft has a list of 10 great caterers that we have worked with for 5 years.  From nearby, downtown restaurants to local food trucks, we hope that you can work with one of our preferred catering partners.

If you choose to work with someone not on our list, then we will need to approve them first, and there will be a $250 fee.  Please email for the list.

Outside cake or desserts are fine and there is no cake cutting fee.

Is Insurance Required?

Each vendor will be required to provide an insurance certificate with multiple entities listed as additionally insured.  Luce Loft also carries a large insurance policy.  It is optional for the event host to purchase their own policy.

Where do Guests Park?

Luce Loft is surrounded by many parking options, the closest being the Padres Parkade on the corner of 10th & J.  You can find many downtown parking options via ACE Parking.

Are Candles or Sparklers Allowed?

Unfortunately real candles add a considerable amount of heat to our venue and are a fire hazard.  Sparklers are illegal in San Diego City & County.

How Much is the Security Deposit?

Luce Loft's security deposit for a weekday event is $500 and for a weekend event $1,000.  The deposit is not refundable if the event is cancelled.

Any Further Questions?  Email