Can I have alcohol at the Shores Community Center?

Alcohol is permitted inside the Shores Community Center and in the Veterans Garden only. For all rentals, regardless of the number of attendees, where alcohol is to be provided, the tenant must purchase an insurance policy through the City's Tenant User Liability Insurance Program (TULIP). This policy must include the additional alcohol rider. No alcohol may be sold under this policy.

A TULIP policy can be purchased through One Beacon Entertainment.

City Code: 0501 - BON

Allowed exceptions to the above policy:

  • Licensed Catering Service
    • At events where a licensed caterer is used, liquor can be sold or provided by the caterer but only if the caterer has a liquor license and can evidence their own liquor liability with the City listed as an additional insured on the policy. The tenant may have a "cash bar" at the event.
    • If the caterer is selling liquor, they must provide the City with evidence of their liquor liability coverage before the event occurs with the City listed as an additional insured on the policy.
    • If the caterer is simply pouring and serving the liquor provided by the tenant at no charge, no liquor license and no liquor liability would be required from the caterer. The tenant must still purchase the TULIP policy with an alcohol rider as described above.
  • Licensed Bartending Service
    • At events where a licensed bartending service is used, liquor can be sold or provided by the Bartending service but only if the bartending service has a liquor license and can evidence their own liquor liability with the City listed as an additional insured on the policy. The tenant may have a "cash bar" at the event.
    • If the bartending service is selling liquor, they must provide the City with evidence of their liquor liability coverage before the event occurs with the City listed as an additional insured on the policy.
    • If the bartending service is simply pouring and serving the liquor provided by the tenant at no charge, no liquor license and no liquor liability would be required from the bartending service. The tenant must still purchase the TULIP policy with an alcohol rider as described above.

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1. What rooms are available for rent at the Shores Community Center?
2. What is the process for reserving a rental space at the Shores Community Center?
3. Can I have a DJ or band in The Grand Ballroom at the Shores Center for my reception or event?
4. How may I decorate the Shores Community Center?
5. Can I have candles at The Shores Community Center?
6. Can I choose my own vendors at The Shores Community Center?
7. Can I serve my own food at my event?
8. Can I have alcohol at the Shores Community Center?
9. How late can I stay at the Shores Community Center?
10. What if we’re having a great time and stay later than our rental period?