Convention Center Policies

  • The City of Rehoboth Beach requires that you purchase a minimum of $1 million single-limit liability insurance policy, including host alcohol liability in the amount of $300,000 if alcohol is being served. The certificate of insurance shall name the City of Rehoboth Beach as an additional insured. This is available from independent insurance agents.
  • The signed lease agreement, $200 security deposit, and proof of liability insurance must be on file with the city at least 10 days prior to the event.
  • Stated times of the event will be strictly adhered to.
  • The Rehoboth Beach Convention Center will be securely locked at night at the end of the event. However, if you need or require additional security, the Rehoboth Beach Police Department can provide extra-duty officers for a fee.
  • As city facilities are smoke-free, appropriate receptacles are located outdoors for those who wish to smoke.
  • All exhibitors are requested to use the overhead door on the west side for loading and unloading exhibits.
  • No tape of any kind may be placed on walls or floors in the convention center. Nothing may be attached to the cloth [wall] panels. Masking tape may be used only on tables.
  • No nails, tacks, or any other fasteners may be used in the convention center or on convention center equipment.
  • A tack strip above the panels is available for your use. Convention center staff will be available to assist you.
  • All trash must be put in trash receptacles provided. Trash will be collected as required during the event.
  • All exhibit electrical devices are to be turned off at the end of the exhibit day.
  • Local and state fire codes require that a clear aisle way at least 48" in width be maintained at all regular and fire exits.
  • No extra materials or merchandise may be stored behind the stage or in hallways as this is a violation of state and local fire codes.
  • Open flames are not be permitted in the convention center with the exception of Sterno cannisters used for food service.
  • Parking in the west parking lot (behind the convention center) is strictly prohibited. Park and enter ONLY on the east side.
  • Cleanup of the kitchen, if used, is the responsibility of the lessee. Staff will provide a mop, bucket, and other cleaning materials.
  • Convention center staff members reserve the right to deny any request or stop any unsafe act as they deem necessary.
  • Set-up hours will be established and strictly adhered to.
  • Any small trailers or storage vans must be parked in the east side parking lot (water tower side) after unloading. 
  • In order to serve alcohol, in addition to the $1 million liability policy, you also must purchase an additional $300,000 host liquor liability policy. Dispensing of alcohol must end at 1 am.
  • Non-profit organizations selling alcohol are required to obtain a Group Gathering License.  All other entities also must obtain a special ABCC license for  events. Licenses must be provided to the City of Rehoboth Beach no later than 10 days before the event.


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