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Built in 1955 as Coachella Valley Savings & Loan, TheBank is Palm Springs's most unique event venue. Dive in and see what you think!

TheBank's interior space allows you to carry on with the fun well past the greater Palm Springs required end time of 10:00 PM.

We are the perfect space for you to party-on well past curfew!

THE SPACE


THE SPACE


DESCRIPTION OF THE SPACE

Coachella Valley Savings & Loan, built in 1955, retains all of its original character, making it a true mid-century experience for any type of event.

Upon entering TheBank, you're taken back in time with original black terrazzo floors, circular walk-in bank vault with stone façade, and free-form terrazzo staircase.

The second level, the former banking floor, is a large open space with 20-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking South Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. Another circular walk-in vault with stone façade also resides on the second floor.

TheBank can accommodate any type of event: cocktail parties, sit-down dinners, dancing or musical performances, movie premieres, photo shoots, car shows, product launches, almost anything you can imagine.

To see floor plans, click here!


Venue Pricing

Pricing for your event: contact us.


In House Event Services

TheBank can provide a vast array of services, with concierge-like treatment through our event partner

Robert Fountain International

  • Event design

  • 3D renderings

  • Graphic design

  • Catering

  • Event Decor & Rentals

  • Floral Designers

  • Photography

  • Staffing

  • Valet Parking

  • Entertainment & Performers

  • Lighting & A/V

  • Event Transportation

  • Event Management

  • On-site Coordination of Timeline and Vendors


Building Guest Capacity

  • 220-Seated dinner at 60" rounds

  • 180-Seated dinner at 60" rounds with stage and dance floor

  • 400-Standing Reception

  • 260-Classroom style


If you have more questions, please contact us.

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FLOOR PLANS


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FLOOR PLANS


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TheBank is a three-story mid-century modern event space in Palm Springs, California. To see photos, click here!

If you have more questions, please contact us.

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EVENT IDEAS


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EVENT IDEAS


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NEED IDEAS?

The sky's the limit.

We can accommodate high-end weddings, birthday parties, benefit dinners, business conferences... you're only bound by your own imagination.

All designs shown here are by our event partner Robert Fountain international and they can be reached by emailing them at Info@robertfountain.com

FAQs


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FAQs


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THEBANK AND ITS SERVICES.

Please note we have an entire page dedicated to the space and its specifications. For other questions, see below. To book a tour of the space, contact us.


WHAT MAKES THEBANK STAND OUT AS AN EVENT SPACE IN PALM SPRINGS?

  1. Our venue's location is downtown, within walking distance of hotels and resorts.

  2. Our venue's historic mid-century modern architecture is quintessential Palm Springs.

  3. Our venue's mid-range size gives event planners flexibility. Click here for more about the space.

  4. Our venue's staff can accommodate just about any request: a wide range of the finest local vendors, including catering, bartending, print and design, even Airstream suites through our event partner Robert Fountain International

  5. Our venue is not bound by noise restrictions and can accommodate indoor late night events. As late as you like.


What is the venue rental fee?  


How do I secure my date?

  • We require a payment equal to 50% of the rental contract to secure the date. Get started here.


Do you have non-profit rate?

  • We will look at each non-profit proposal on a case by case basis.


How long is the rental period?

  • Event bookings are based on a 4-hour event length minimum. Load-in and load-out times to be determined based on the complexity of the setup.


ARE THERE TIME LIMITATIONS FOR THE EVENT'S ENDING TIME?

  • Our interior space has no limitations. Party deep into the night. Meanwhile, most event venues in greater Palm Springs must end by 10 PM.

  • Please note there is a modest upcharge to go past midnight.


What's included in the rental fee?

  • 10 sixty-inch round tables

  • 6 six-foot banquet tables

  • 130 Mid Century Dining Chairs ( 5 styles )

  • 1 mike stand

  • 2 wireless mikes via separate channels

  • SONOS sound delivery system in 4 independent zones.

  • 12 led up lights

  • 10 pinspots


May I use my own vendors?

  • Vendors of your choice not included in our approved vendor list are welcome, subject to approval. We must assure that the selected vendors offer the caliber of service we expect for your event.

  • TheBank has its own bar service; there is an up-charge to bring in a different bar service. All other vendors are allowed, subject to approval.


What other services does TheBank offer?

  • TheBank can provide full event design, planning and production services through our event partner Robert Fountain International They will be happy to prepare a detailed design plan and pricing proposal for your event.


Do you require a planner to ASSIST WITH my event?

  • If you're planning a wedding, birthday or other personal event we ask that you have an event producer or wedding planner to assist you. This planner is best served by attending all pre-production meetings and manage logistics with our staff. We also offer this service for you through our event partner Robert Fountain International at an additional cost.


IS AMPLIFIED MUSIC ALLOWED?

  • Yes! Any type of amplified music is 100% allowed inside the building. We can also have amplified music outside with special permitting. Ask us about this.


IS THERE IN-HOUSE SOUND AVAILABLE?

  • Yes! We have an in-house zoned SONOS sound system that can be controlled via smartphone or iPad. Any streaming music channel can be played. We can also add a DJ to the system. For live bands we suggest bringing in additional sound equipment.


IS THE IN-HOUSE LIGHTING PACKAGE ADEQUATE FOR MOST EVENTS?

  • The in-house lighting package (listed above as "What is included in the rental fee?") is adequate for many events. For more highly-produced events we suggest bringing in additional lighting for increased impact.


How many people can I have at my event?

  • The guest capacity varies based on the type of event you will be having. Click here for specifics about the venue.


What if I need additional days for installation and breakdown?

  • No problem. You can book additional days to accommodate large set up and breakdowns. We are happy to give you pricing based on your needs.


Is there a security deposit?

  • We ask for a security deposit of $1000. You may provide a credit card or postdated check. The deposit is released within two weeks after the event.


Is there a catering kitchen?

  • We have a large catering prep and production room available but not a operational kitchen. Any caterer will be happy with the space.


Is the venue ADA compliant?

  • Yes! we are fully ADA compliant event venue.


How much power is available?

  • We have plenty of power to run most any event. If you're planning to go over the top with your event then additional power may be needed. Our venue manager can help you determine if more power is needed.


Can I use the outside space for my event?

  • Yes! The outside is available to use for your event at an additional cost and does requires special permitting. We are happy to make this happen for you.


Is there a post-event cleaning fee?

  • Yes, there is a post event cleaning fee. TheBank is always picture-perfect when you arrive for set-up.


We hope this is helpful information and we look forward to seeing you at TheBank!

- Partners, Management and Staff at TheBank

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HISTORY


HISTORY


TheBank's history: truly mid-century modern.

E. Stewart Williams, Architect

"E. Stewart Williams, FAIA, born in 1909, was the eldest son of Harry Williams (Architect of the historic La Plaza Shopping Center in Palm Springs). As did his father (and later his younger brother), Williams studied architecture at Cornell and went on to receive his Masters from University of Pennsylvania in 1933.

"Among his major projects are the Oasis Office Building, Coachella Savings and Loan (I and II), Crafton Hills College (in Yucaipa), Santa Fe Savings Bank and the Upper Mountain Station of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. In addition to the Frank Sinatra House (his first residential commission), Williams has designed numerous architecturally significant private residences throughout the Coachella Valley.

"His most dramatic public building is the Palm Springs Desert Museum. It’s first phase was designed in 1976. His last project was a major expansion of the Desert Museum known as the 'Steve Chase Addition.' The Addition was designed in 1990-93 and completed in 1996, when Mr. Williams was 87 years old."

"E. Stewart Williams (1909-2005)." Palm Springs Modern Committee. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2015.
<http://psmodcom.org/index.php/e-stewart-williams>.

Julius Shulman, Photographer

Julius Shulman was the 20th century's most famous photographers of modern architecture. He grew up on a Connecticut farm and, after 1920, experienced the early days of the city of Los Angeles. An amateur photographer since his teens, Shulman had a chance encounter with architect Richard Neutra in the late 1930s, and Shulman's career as a photographer of architecture was launched. From the 1940s through the 1960s, Shulman's photos appeared in major magazines across the globe, and helped infuse modernist art principles into what we now call lifestyle. His work advanced the careers of America's most famous architects, including Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Lloyd Wright. Shulman officially retired in 1989, but a new appreciation for modernist architecture in the 1990s led to his work being hailed as fine art. By the time he died, Shulman was said to be the guy who first practiced architectural photography as an art form.

Photos courtesy of © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

 

 

 

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