Factory of Dreams Hall North Park/San Diego Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a wedding cost?

Weddings can range anywhere from $4,500- $20,000 depending on your event specifications and budget.

Will you hold my event date?

Our available dates are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage you to come out to get a feel for our wonderful venue, which we will be more than happy to hold for your event once the first payment is made.

How much is the first payment and deposit to secure my event?

There is a required first payment of $2,000 towards the total balance (which also acts as the deposit to hold your event date).

How do the rest of the payments work?

We offer monthly flexible payments, with 100% paid in full 30 days prior to your event date.

What form of payments do you accept?

We accept both debit and credit cards for your event payments. Please note that there is a 3% transaction fee.

What is the service charge?

We charge the standard CA tax of 7.75%

Do you have a guest minimum?

Our 200 guest minimum applies to any event booked on a Saturday. The other days of the week do not require a guest minimum, but budget minimums may apply.

Can our final guest count change?

We understand that guest counts can fluctuate during the planning process, which is why we don’t require a final number until 10 days before your event. Please keep in mind that your minimum guaranteed guest count will influence your final cost.

If the guest number increases less than 10 days before your event, contact us immediately so that we may make the necessary adjustments to avoid extra charges. If the count decreases, you will still be held to the final previous guest count given.

Is there a price difference for children?

Children that are 3 and under are free, but please let us know how many will be attending so that we can ensure the correct number of seats to include.

Does Factory of Dreams carry liability insurance?

Yes, we carry our own liability insurance policy.

Do you require/offer event security?

We gladly provide insured security for every event.

How long can my event be?

You get 6 hours from start to finish, giving you enough time for a cocktail or social hour, ceremony and reception. Additional time is available if needed, just ask your event coordinator for the pricing.

Who will be my main point of contact?

Factory of Dreams will provide you with your own personal event manager to take care of your event. They’ll also be available and on site the day of your event to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Can I customize my package?

We offer completely customizable, all-inclusive packages at Factory of Dreams. We can tailor the package to your needs and specifications, including the food offered, look and feel of the hall, and more. Please keep in mind that changes will affect your overall price, depending on the final decisions. We also ask that you try to keep changes to a minimum after the initial decision to ensure that everything will run smoothly the day of.

How do the Factory of Dreams vendors work?

Our venue is conveniently all inclusive, meaning you’re able to book your baker, DJ, photographer, etc. all through our trusted network! When you use our vendors, we can guarantee quality and a well executed delivery. We’ll work with them on your design ideas so that your vision comes to life.

Can I bring in my own vendors?

Yes, you are able to bring vendors of your choice if you choose to do so. You can fill in any gaps with the trusted vendors that we offer.

How many hours in advance of my event can I have access to the facility?

You’re guaranteed access to our venue 30 minutes to an hour before your event. Anything earlier than that is based on additional fee.

How does the catering work?

Factory of Dreams gladly offers both plated and buffet options. Guests that are planning to arrive after the dinner portion of your event will still be charged as the same price as guests that attend the full event.

Kindly keep in mind that we don’t allow anyone to take leftovers with them for health and food safety concerns.

Can I bring in my own catering?

We do not typically allow outside caterers. We’ll be more than happy to try our best to accommodate any special requests or dietary restrictions on your menu. If there is food that we are unable to provide for traditional or cultural reasons, we can allow some food to be brought in alongside the catering that we provide. Please give us a call for more details.

Is the venue handicap accessible?

Yes, we have a handicap accessible entrance via the alley, available to all of our guests.

How many restrooms are on site?

Factory of Dreams has 4 stalls in each restroom for both women’s and men’s restroom facilities, including a baby changing station in the women’s restroom. We happily provide feminine toiletries as well.

Does the venue have central heat and cooling?

Yes! Unlike many venues, Factory of Dreams offers both central A/C for hot days, and heating for the cooler ones.

When can I schedule the catering tasting for my event?

We typically offer the food, cake, and beverage tasting for your event 2-3 months prior to your scheduled event date.

We look forward to working with you and bringing your event vision to life! Schedule a tour of our facility or give us a call today to get connected with your personal event manager.

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