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Private Space And Events in Halfmoon Bay-2
  • $80/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
A private space for all types of occasions. If you want an intimate celebration, this space is the best to book! Book with us now.
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Welcoming Huge Outdoor Patio In Halfmoon Bay
  • $80/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
Our huge outdoor space is perfect for all types of occasions. Book with us now!
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A Vibrant Bay Area Restaurant in Half Moon Bay (FULL BUY OUT)
  • $1200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
The owner is a big believer in giving more than you get. Whether in the service of an employee or a guest, there “are always simple details you can give that don’t cost you anything to do.” This main dining space is welcome to all guests for all types of occasions. Book with us now!
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Spacious, Bright and Airy Studio on the Coast
  • $135/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
Our bright and airy 1500 square foot studio is the perfect space for your photoshoot or offsite meeting. Just 30 minutes south of San Francisco in the Half Moon Bay Harbor we have a full kitchen, large conference table, tons of natural light and free, easy parking. Take a break and stroll down to the harbor or arrange for a lunch pickup from one of our local recommendations. AMENITIES 1,500 Square Feet High Ceilings North facing wall of windows Concrete floors Sheer curtains Room darkening panels (approx. 90% blackout) Large conference table for 6 Lounge area with couch, armchair and coffee table Full kitchen with Nespresso, tea and filtered water Full bathroom with shower WiFi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Printer, shredder, office supplies White board (4’x6’) (4) Workstations Plenty of free, easy parking Street level load in + loading dock AVAILABILITY + PRICING Available 8:00am-8:00pm, M-F Minimum 5 hour rental Weekend and extended hours may be available and will be billed according to our overtime rate. Cleaning fee included in minimum hourly rate INCLUDED WITH RENTAL (no charge) Extension cords Power strips Ladders (2) 6’ Folding tables (2) 4’’ Folding tables (4) Folding chairs (4) Apple boxes Foam Core Folding makeup chair Steamer Wardrobe racks + basic hangers Hand trucks Burro Stands PHOTO EQ AVAILABLE FOR RENT (ADDITIONAL CHARGE) Seamless, various Elinchrom Octabox Westcott background stand Matthews junior double riser rolling stand Uncle Sam HOUSE RULES Please return the space as you have found it, and remember that all wrap and clean up time is inclusive of booking hours. -Studio may be used for photography, video or similar, with the exception of those activities that require, but are not limited to, the use of specialized ventilation, chemicals or flammable props. Studio may be used only for legal business activities. -There is absolutely NO SMOKING, alcoholic beverages, non-prescription or illegal drugs allowed in the studio. -Excess trash that does not fit in the bins provided will need to be disposed of off premises. -Space is suitable for up to 15 people- please inquire if you will have more. COVID-19 SAFETY: The studio is fully cleaned and disinfected prior to the arrival of all new guests. Please be prepared to follow the recommended CDPH guidelines and safety procedures while working in the studio, including 1) wearing a face mask at all times, 2) washing and sanitizing your hands at regular intervals, and 3) maintaining a 6-foot distance from others wherever possible. We have a limited amount of PPE and cleaning supplies on site, but encourage you to bring your own. INSURANCE: Please provide a COI. Insurance may be obtained through Eventhelper.com. Please list the host as additional insured. EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED: Marea Productions agrees to provide equipment in good working order, but makes no guarantees as to equipment’s functionality or suitability for Renter’s purposes. Company is not liable for acts out of its control such as power outages, weather or emergencies. In such cases, Marea Productions will refund a prorated portion of Renter’s payment based on actual times studio was non-usable. Renter agrees to return all equipment in the condition it was provided and to notify personnel of Marea Productions Inc. of any damage, failure, or change in equipment provided.
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Wonderful Wine Barrel Room
  • $1200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
An elderly, wise Italian woman said that the word “restaurant” means, “to restore, rejuvenate, and relax”. This is the mission statement of It’s Italia. Please be our guest, and allow us the honor of extending to you this wonderful tradition! ***Note: Rate per hour - $1200, Monday thru Thursdays, $1700 Friday thru Sundays, minimum hours can accommodate, flexible
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Unique and Relaxing Events Venue in Half Moon Bay
  • $1500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
Outdoor Watersport’s Outfitter. Picnic table seating for 70. On the beach in Pillar Point Harbor. Dozens of single kayaks, double kayaks, stand up paddleboards and bicycles. Great site for a corporate team building event or party. Relaxing atmosphere and fun activities. ***Note: For filming and photoshoots, should be after 5pm only. Please always inquire to the host for custom pricing and other details needed to rent out the space.
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Spacious Outdoor Farm Sanctuary
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
Sweet Farm is a farm animal sanctuary and sustainable agriculture farm. By booking your event at Sweet Farm you are supporting our work towards a sustainable and compassionate world. We offer a unique 4 acre open space available for private tours, weddings, film, photoshoots, parties, and other events. Outdoor locations available only. Tent structures available. Enjoy a tour and interact with our 120+ animal ambassadors or take the opportunity to pick fresh produce or flowers first hand. Beautiful backdrop for weddings and events. Sweet Farm offers a well connected location that feels very unplugged. We are located right at Highway 1 south of Half Moon Bay, close to the ocean. Our historic barn has been photographed by Dorothea Lange. The photo of the barn is featured in the library of congress. The barn itself can not be used as an indoor space at this time, but Sweet Farm offers tent structures or you can bring your own. Come to Sweet Farm and get inspired! Custom pricing ranges from $400 - $5000 depending on the type and size of event. Contact us to learn more!
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Authentic Italian Inspired Restaurant BUYOUT
  • $4500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
Thirteen years later, having moved into the beautiful Half Moon Bay Inn on Main Street Half Moon Bay, our menu has expanded to include seafood and meat selections from our rotisserie and mesquite grill, artful pastas and award winning pizza, creative salads and antipasti, and an array of house desserts. A Tuscan style courtyard patio with fireplaces and a fountain is ideal for large parties and receptions. Our full bar and locally famous bartenders create a lively social ambience nightly. Over one hundred fifty bottles line up on our wine list from Italy, California, France, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. ***Note: Rate per hour - $4500 Monday Thru Thursday, $7500 Friday and Saturday, minimum hours can accommodate, flexible
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Captivating Courtyard in California
  • $1500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
Spend your wedding, graduation, birthday party, and other celebrations here in the heart of Half Moon Bay. ***Note: Rate per hour - $1500, Monday thru Thursdays, $3000 Friday thru Sundays, Minimum hours can accommodate – flexible,
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Sought After Spanish Restaurant in Bay Area
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
Opened in 2014, the venue is the realization of our dream to share the flavors of Spain with the people of the coastside. At the venue, guests can enjoy the cool atmosphere and nice decor. 4.2 is what this place got from the Google rating system. Open for buyouts and private events. Send a message for reservations.

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About Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is home to Mavericks, the big wave surf spot that is famous for the rides and wipe-outs that have occurred there over the years. Although Mavericks is worthy of all the fame and notoriety it has, there is more to Half Moon Bay than just a surf spot.

The city is south of San Francisco in Northern California and gets its name from the crescent shape of the coast. It’s an outdoor lover’s paradise with multiple beaches, trails, events, and live music. It began as an agricultural town and is now a vibrant community, home to businesses, a diverse population, and picturesque views.

Filming Options in Half Moon Bay

One visit and you will understand why filming in Half Moon Bay is so popular. The scenic beauty of the area and moderate climate lend themselves to year-round work. The city has a lot to offer – and the proximity to San Francisco is a bonus that makes it even easier to work here. Many companies are available to meet the needs of filming operations in the area.

  • Catering
    Restaurants and catering are probably the strongest features that Half Moon Bay, California has, aside from outdoor recreation. The city knows how to make mouth-watering food that satisfies anyone. There are numerous options, and all catering companies operate with the highest quality standards and customer service.

  • Furniture Rentals
    A city with a vibrant tourism industry understands changing furniture needs and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Half Moon Bay. Companies operating in the area to fulfill the needs of businesses, homes, and projects such as filming. The proximity to San Francisco means these companies also have access to whatever furniture you need.

  • Transportation
    Transportation logistics are enough to make any filming project throw in the planning towel. That’s where transportation companies come in – they can handle the logistics from start to finish, freeing up your time to focus on the things that really matter.

Filming Companies in Half Moon Bay

Filming in Half Moon Bay is perfect with the companies there that understand the demands of production and are adept at meeting any request in any circumstances. They operate with the highest levels of professionalism to allow you to focus on the job at hand.

  • Cooking for Friends
    Richard Poncini is a chef for hire who prepares custom meals for events while guests watch or have it ready to eat when everyone is done working. He’s catered everything from backyard barbecues to filming events and weddings. The menu is sure to have your mouth watering before you finish selecting your choices.

  • A Festive Affaire Party Rentals
    A Festive Affaire Party Rentals may have earned their name providing items for weddings, but don’t let the name fool you. They can help with all your furniture needs and the tents provide an excellent staging area at outdoor locations or as a dining space. The family-owned and operated business ensure that their clients have everything needed.

  • Cloud 9 Limo
    Cloud 9 Limo and their chauffeurs understand that each customer wants and need to be treated as an individual and pride themselves on customer service. The impeccable cars are always clean and well-maintained, and ready to solve any travel logistics your filming operation has. The combination of service and values means everyone feels like a VIP when they’re working with Cloud 9 Limo.

Pros and Cons of Filming Options in Half Moon Bay

Like any town, there are pros and cons of filming in Half Moon Bay. The decision of whether to film here or not will depend on the specific needs of your project and personal preference. Weigh the pros and cons and make an informed choice.

Advantages

  • Stunning beauty
    Beautiful beaches, big waves, nature, and an architecturally pleasing city make the beauty in Half Moon Bay, California an attractive feature as a filming option. Numerous films and other productions have taken place here. It’s also a popular location for destination weddings, romantic getaways, and writer’s retreats because of the stunning beauty of the area.

  • Big city amenities in a small city feel
    With a mere 25 miles separating Half Moon Bay from San Francisco, you have all the amenities of a big city while maintaining the small city feel. The infrastructure in the city is tied to the coastline, and access from major highways and through San Francisco makes travel easy.

  • Mild weather
    Northern California is a sought-after destination because of the mild weather, and Half Moon Bay, California is one of those cities that benefits from the Mediterranean climate. It’s rare to have extremely hot or cold weather, making this a fantastic place to film, visit, or live.

Disadvantages

  • Sea level rise
    Half Moon Bay’s location on the California coastline is somewhat precarious because of sea-level rise. A study of the area found that over 100 buildings could be susceptible to damage and ruin because of this. The city is taking steps to plan for, adapt, and mitigate climate change.

  • Congestion
    Traffic can get a bit heavy in Half Moon Bay, California, especially during the normal commute times. Let’s face it, this is a problem throughout California and all cities, but it’s one of those disadvantages that is frequently mentioned by those living and working in the area.

  • Limited nightlife
    The city is known for its outdoor locations, and that reputation translates to nightlife options too; there aren’t that many. There are a lot of good restaurants in Half Moon Bay, California, but there are fewer choices when it comes to evening entertainment.

Famous Locations in Half Moon Bay

  • Mavericks
    Yes, there is more to Half Moon Bay, California than the surfing, but really, you can’t visit the city without visiting Mavericks. There are places to view the surf at Mavericks from a safe distance. Of course, if you’re a surfer, that’s an option too and surf equipment can be rented. The surfers are there year-round, but the best waves are generally from September through April.

  • California Coastal Trail
    The California Coastal Trail will be a continuous 1,230-mile trail from Oregon to Mexico when it’s fully complete and connected. Part of that trail is in Half Moon Bay and offers some fantastic hikes along the shoreline and the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Devil’s Slide Trail is a rail to trail along the seaside cliffs and is known as the edge of the world; it has stunning views and is worthy of any hiking bucket list.

  • Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
    Pigeon Point Lighthouse has the distinction of being one of the tallest lighthouses in the United States at 115 feet. It was first used in 1872 and is still an active lighthouse, maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard to guide boats and ships. The shoreline at Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park is an excellent vantage point to view seals and whales out in the ocean.