Our ship was launched in 1944 and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The nautical and historical ambience of the vessel makes for a unique and exciting floating venue. The area where we are berthed was part of the Kaiser-Richmond Ship Yards in World War II and original shipyard buildings and equipment are still present near the ship and add to the historic significance of your visit. Cargo Hold 4 of this WWII Victory Ship has been converted into the perfect space for your gathering. The large dance floor is flanked by tables where guests can dine or mingle.The available space for events and meetings is 67 X 56 ft (17 X 20 m), and will accommodate up to 150 people. The space includes tables and chairs for socializing and/or dinner service. There is also a dance floor (22 X 36 ft, 6.7 X 11 m), in the middle of the room plus space and electrical hookups in one corner to accommodate a band of five to seven musicians. A microphone connected to multiple speakers and a podium are available at no extra charge. A large screen TV and DVD/CD player are also available for guest use. A secured Wi-Fi connection is also available. In the summer, we leave the cargo hatch open which gives great ventilation with the cooling breezes off of the Bay. The walls of the space contain historical information, photographs, and displays about the ship and the surrounding ship yards. SMALLER OPTION - available in the form of the Officer's Wardroom, which seats up to 18 people and is perfect for more intimate gatherings or smaller meetings. Please find the corresponding listing here: https://www.peerspace.com/pages/listings/5a429cb15c4f080c001424c5 As seen in the photos, we have hosted several dances, weddings, and parties in this space and we always receive rave reviews from our guests. The space is typically set up with 16 6' tables that accommodate up to six guests per table. Tables can be re-arranged in any way that works for the guests and some or all tables can be removed. Heavy items (e.g. band equipment or audio/visual gear), can be lifted into and out of the space using the ship's winches. There is no charge for this service but guests MUST make arrangements for this service ahead of time so we can ensure that we have winch operators available. A large parking lot is available right next to the ship and parking is free. Tours of the ship are available for individual guests by prior arrangement. Tours cost $15 per person. The Red Oak Victory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity run entirely by volunteers. All proceeds from rentals go directly into restoring and preserving this historic ship, so we can keep it open to the public for education and enjoyment.
Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs both to board the ship and to get around inside the ship. For safety reasons, only closed-toe, low-heeled shoes are to be worn on board. Certain spaces of the ship are off-limits to visitors and we ask our guests to respect this rule. Please note that the ship is not accessible to those in wheelchairs, with limited mobility, or with balance issues. The ship is available to all ages but very small children must stay with their parents while on board. In the summer, we rely on the cooling breezes of the Bay to moderate the temperature on board. In the winter, especially in the evening, the interior spaces of the ship can be cool to the point of discomfort for some people. Electric space heaters are allowed if you wish to bring them. Quoted rental costs are for use of the space for up to five hours. If guests need the space for more than five hours, there will be an additional hourly charge. Guests may arrange for their own catering and bar service or we can make those arrangements for an additional fee. Facilities are available on board for keeping food warm and for refrigeration. All guests, caterers, and guest equipment must be off of the ship by 10:00 PM.