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Residents 50 and over will find a wealth of resources and fun at the city-run Margaret Todd Senior Center. The facility is home to a popular banquet hall, countless events and classes for seniors, the Novato Independent Elders Program and the Novato Senior Citizens Club. Nearly every event there -- from dances to health fairs to computer classes to bingo -- is held to encourage seniors to connect with each other. Multiple rooms throughout the facility are available for rent.

The Margaret Todd Senior Center is an ideal location for wedding receptions, dances, parties, meetings and seminars.  The auditorium has a large wooden dance floor, stage, PA/sound system, commercial kitchen, and can accommodate up to 280 people (theater seating) and 228 (dining).  If you’re looking for a smaller room, the Center has several meeting rooms that are ideal for classes, meetings, and seminars.  Rental fees vary depending upon room, and duration of the event.   

We hope that the Margaret Todd Senior Center will meet the needs of your upcoming event.  For more information, or to schedule a tour, please contact a facility reservation staff member by calling 415-899-8290.  

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Margaret Todd Senior CenterMargaret Todd Auditorium
1560 Hill Road, Novato

The Margaret Todd Senior Center is located conveniently a few miles from downtown Novato.  The Center opened its doors in December 1992 and has hosted numerous functions including large scale fundraisers, birthday parties, weddings and many other milestone event celebrations.

The large auditorium and casual yet modern structure have been decorated to accommodate many special occasions.  The bright lobby will welcome your guests as they enter the facility.  There is a beautiful wooden dance floor, raised stage with theater curtains and a commercial kitchen.  The audio visual system includes microphones, a large screen, a mounted ceiling projector and an iPod docking station.Margaret Todd Kitchen


Tables and chairs are included in the rental.  The Center has 48" round tables that seat 6, 12' rectangular tables that seat 10 and 6' rectangular tables that seat 4.  Linens, cookware, china and cutlery are not provided in the rental.

In addition to the auditorium, the Center also has meeting room space available.  Meeting Room 3 has a large screen, a mounted ceiling projector and a DVD player.


Auditorium:Margaret Todd Meeting Room 3
Banquet - 228 guests
Theater Seating - 280 guests

Meeting Room 3:
Conference Style - 24 guests
Classroom - 24 guests
Theater Seating - 50 guests


Meeting Room 1:
Conference Style - 12 guests

For more information, to schedule a tour, or to check availability, please call (415) 899-8290 or email Teresa Ehteshami at


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