The new 3,400-square-foot Seaside Pavilion event facility opened last month at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica [Calif.] Pier. Suitable for corporate events, wrap parties, movie premieres and social events, the covered pavilion can host groups from 25 to 300 guests, management says. A partial buy-out can give access for from 300 to 500 guests, while an exclusive, private function can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. The pier features 12 amusement rides, 21 midway games and an oceanfront food plaza. Signature rides include the Pacific Wheel, the world's first solar-powered Ferris wheel.