About the Courtyard

The Courtyard offers a 1500 square-foot banquet room, exposed ceilings, abundant natural light throughout, a 1200 square foot garden patio, a separate utility room, a bar, and is conveniently located in the center of downtown Sacramento.

The facility can accommodate up to 100 guests indoors and another 50 guests on the outdoor patio depending on room and patio configuration.

The Courtyard rental includes tables and chairs.

A small screen, a lectern, and easels are available upon request.

The Courtyard is managed by the Capitol Area Development Authority, a joint powers authority of the State of California and City of Sacramento that manages close to 800 apartment units and develops residential mixed use properties south of Capitol Park.


Courtyard rental reservation is subject to approval of a rental application, receipt of the required deposit and rental fees, and execution of a Rental Contract.  Deposits are due at the time the Rental Contract is executed.  We recommend a 4-month advance notice for Saturday reservations; 3-month notice for Friday and Sunday reservations.  Refer to the Courtyard Rental Rate and Insurance sheets for more information about rental fees, insurance, and deposits.


Payment for rental fee, deposit, and insurance shall be made by cash or check. In order to reserve the Courtyard facility, the full deposit and 50% of the Room rental fee must paid at the time the Rental Contract is signed and submitted to CADA.  Full payment must be paid no later than 60 days in advance of the scheduled rental date for weekend rentals (Friday to Sunday), or no later than 30 days in advance of the scheduled rental date for weekday rentals.  It is the rental party’s responsibility to make sure fees are paid.  Any payments made less than 60 days from the rental date must be made by cash or a cashier’s check.

Rental Fees & Rental Period

Please refer to Courtyard Rental Rate Sheet for specific fees (based on day and hours).  We require that the room be rented for the total period of occupancy.  This includes the time needed to set up and decorate the room and the time needed to pick up trash and vacate it.  Generally, a minimum of an hour before and an hour after the scheduled time of the event is required for set up and clean up.

Security Deposits/Refund of Deposits

The deposit secures the reservation and is used to deduct the cost of any damage, additional cleaning, or improper use of the rental room.


Liability insurance is required for all activities.  Insurance is at your cost and can be obtained from your insurance agent or through the Risk Manger for CADA.

Room Availability

If you need to determine if the Courtyard is available on a certain date, please call CADA at 322-2114.  Our office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  We do not take reservations over our website, but you are welcome to e-mail us at courtyard@cadanet.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with availability inquiries.


The Courtyard is available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Thursday, Friday 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Sundays.  Renters must vacate the room by the times indicated in your contract or a late fee of $20 for each additional 15 minutes will be assessed from the deposit.

Setup Time & Cleanup Time

Time for set up and cleanup is included in the rental reservation.  Please allow a minimum of 1 hour each for setup and cleanup.  You will not be allowed into the facility before your reservation time, so plan carefully.  Your caterer, Disc Jockey, decoration committee or any other outside service MUST arrive during your rental time.


The Courtyard does not have on site catering services but does have a number of preferred caterers that, if used, will reduce the price of the facility rental.

Tables & Chairs

CADA can generally provide all the tables and chairs needed for your event. If we are not able to provide the total number needed, a the rental party will be responsible for renting additional chairs.   CADA will set up tables and chairs at no extra charge.

NOTE: CADA can provide up to fifteen  60’ round tables, which can seat 6-8, depending on the configuration needed for your event.  We have various sized rectangle shaped tables also. Table covering must be used during events with food.

Dance Floor

A dance floor at the Courtyard is not provided but is allowed.  We can provide you with a list of known companies that have dance floors to rent.


The Courtyard does not have on-site parking available. During the weekday, a number of area parking garages are available for public use.  Ample street parking is available during the weeknights and weekends.


Please print and fill out this PDF application form.  You can also review the Courtyard Guidelines/Contract and Rental Fee Sheet.

Payments are made by CHECK only

For more information contact Diana Rutley at (916) 322-2114.

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