Private Parties i.e. weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or anyone other than a non-profit organization shall not sell alcohol on their own. If a private party wishes to sell alcohol, they must arrange this through a licensed caterer. The caterer must have a type 47 or 48 License (obtained from the State of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) which enables the caterer to sell beer, wine and distilled spirits (hard liquor). If the caterer does not have this license, the private party cannot sell alcohol. No exceptions. It is illegal for a private party to sell alcohol.
One-day permits to serve alcoholic beverages may be obtained by non-profit organizations from Alcoholic Beverage Control.
State of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
222 E Huntington Drive
Monrovia, CA 91016
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Directions: Take the 57 freeway north to the 210 freeway west, exit Myrtle Avenue and turn right (north), then turn right onto East Huntington Drive. The office is located two blocks down on the right-hand side.