Motorcycles & Mystique


Featured twice in The Wall Street Journal,

The Vintage Monkey is an internationally recognized destination location.  A beautiful exhibit of classic motorcycles among a historic array of curiosities.  Rent the most unique venue in Sacramento for your next private event, reunion, reception, or executive gathering!

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Please Note, our venue is currently closed for renovation until late fall 2021. 

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 1.  Private Events, Parties, Weddings, Executive Gathering, Receptions, Day or Evening Rentals:

     $650 per-hour *4-hour minimum charge 

 2.  Consecutive Multi-Day Rental: Please contact us to discuss flat rate, multi-day, and 24-hour rentals

 3.  TV, Movie, Motion Picture Filming, Photoshoots:

      Due to different types of insurances, liability and circumstances, please contact us




  • An 1800 square foot interior with 15' ceilings that is famously decorated and curated with vintage artifacts from around the world

  • A million-dollar exhibit of historic motorcycles and one of kind antiquities that make an amazing back drop.

  • We provide you with gathering, dining space and seating for up to 35 people.

  • Vintage Monkey includes a doorman/door-host during the duration of your stay to greet your guests, open the door, and walk your guests to their cars as needed.

  • Dimmable chandeliers and lighting

  • Vintage Monkey bartending options

  • Ambient music via Spotify

  • Ceilings are fully insulated for great sound quality

  • A Vintage Monkey event manager is on site during the duration of your stay for coordination assistance

  • We provide you with trash cans and full trash disposal after your event

  • We never double book a day, you can enjoy the venue for as long as you like during your reserved day!

  • Private parking lot





Q: What areas are available for rent? The main gallery/exhibit/dining area. Not all sq. footage is usable due to permanent fixtures in the building.


Q: Do I need to make an appointment for a tour of the venue and ask questions? Yes. We are happy to give you a tour.  An appointment is required by contacting Shasta at:


Q: Can I place a date on hold?  Due to the volume of rental requests, we are not holding dates without a non-refundable deposit.


Q: Do you require renters to select from a "preferred vendors list"?  We do Not have a preferred list, however we have wonderful recommendations.  Due to changes in codes, our location no longer allows outdoor cooking set-ups, such as taco trucks or grills.

Q:  Do you have tables, chairs or A/V equipment?  We have seating and counter space for 30-35 people, and lounge seating that are included with your rental.  Additional tables and chairs do not fit into our building due to the layout of historical items.  A/V equipment needs are the responsibility of the renter.


Q:  Who provides food service? You may bring in a qualified/insured food caterer or chef of your choice.  We are happy to refer you to great food caterers and award winning chefs as needed.

Q:  Who provides drink service?  Vintage Monkey provides all in-house drinks, bartending and set up. Please inquire about exceptions.

Q: Do you allow children? It is advised that only adults 18 years and over attend.  The temptation to touch and grab historic items in this interior are high and so is the historic liability.  Every event is a case by case basis and we are happy to have a conversation to discuss your needs.

Q:  Can you provide additional staffing during my event for bussing, cleaning, set up, or specialty service?  Yes, for an additional staffing fee, this is the preferred method.  Our goal is for you to have a fantastic experience. 

Q: How many can I seat for dinner in your building?  Our location is an intimate setting and our building can seat up to 30-35 guests at one time.

Q: Do you have a dress code? No, however we encourage you to have a wonderful, elevated experience.

Q: Do you give discounts to non-profits?  The Vintage Monkey exhibit and museum is a part of historic preservation efforts.  Although we are not a discount facility, our goal is that our venue provides you and your guests the inspiration to have an amazing fundraising experience. 


Q:  When can I start my event? All arrangements can be made assuming it does not overlap another person’s event.


Q:  What is the duration of a large event/day rental? All arrangements can be made assuming it does not overlap another person’s event


Q:  When can I or my vendors begin to set-up/load-in for my event/day rental? All arrangements can be made.


Q:  When do I or my vendors have to load-out? Load-out must be completed the day of the event. We have NO storage space at this location and anything left behind will result in a second day facility rental charge and will impede on the following days event.


Q:  Does The Vintage Monkey require liability insurance? Yes. A standard one day $2,000,000 certificate of liability insurance including bodily injury and property damage listing The Vintage Monkey as additionally insured is required.   Motion Picture filming may require more, please inquire.  This has been known to cost the renter $150 (on average).  You can get a quick quote at:


Q:  Is parking available? We have a private parking lot and parking is first come-first serve. 

Q:  Can we reserve a wedding rehearsal? Yes, for those renting our facility. The rehearsal must be scheduled in advance so not to overlap another event or public day to day operations and is the same hourly fee as your event.


Q: How do I submit an inquiry to rent the facility? Send an email to Shasta Smith with details to:


Q: What do we have to clean? Clean-up of decorations, belongings, and garbage is the responsibility of the renter.  The room needs to be returned to the same condition that it was prior to the event.   ALL your items must leave with you after your event is over.

Q: Do you rent your location on holidays?  Yes. There is venue buy out fee + $650 per hour for holiday and holiday eve rentals. 



  • There is a $650 facility reservation fee and security deposit for all private event rentals.  This is due the day you reserve your event date with us.

  • For those renting consecutive 24 hour days: A deposit of 50% is due to reserve your dates and paid in full day 30 days before your arrival. 

  • All final fees and charges are due the day of your event. No exceptions. By check or cash. Use of Credit Cards will be charged a 5% fee.

  • Due to the value of the interior building content, there will be Vintage Monkey host on site during the duration of your stay.

  • Temperature & Climate Control Disclaimer: The Vintage Monkey is a brick industrial building, summers can be warm, and winters can be cool

  • The Vintage Monkey has 24 hour indoor & outdoor security cameras

  • Private party rental costs are calculated from the time you request us to unlock the doors till the moment the last person exits the building after clean up, this includes the vendors your hire.