Outdoor Spaces

Mira Hershey Hall South Courtyard/Arcade

An attractive lawn area that is immediately adjacent to the Hershey Hall Grand Salon.  The Italian-style arcade makes for a beautiful backdrop for weddings, speaker events and parties.  Client needs to provide all rentals and catering needs must be approved by UCLA Life Sciences Division.

Capacity:
100, standing room only
60, table/seated
60, theatre style

Mira Hershey Hall Inner Cortile

A beautiful inner courtyard surrounded by an arcade and leaded blown-glass windows that is reminiscent of an Italian palazzo of the renaissance.  The cortile has three patio-style tables and chairs with canvas umbrellas, and it contains a small edible garden.  This a perfect space for cocktail events, performances, and filming.  Client needs to provide all rentals and catering needs must be approved by UCLA Life Sciences Division.

Capacity:
75, standing room only
36, table/seated
30, theatre style

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens Patio Area

The Patio provides a quiet place for small parties and receptions. It is currently undergoing renovation.

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens Nest Area

A small outdoor amphitheater to host talks, musical or theater performances.  This semicircular space sits inside the garden next to a gentle natural stream and is shaded by a large beautiful ginkgo tree.  Client needs to provide all rentals and catering needs must be approved by UCLA Life Sciences Division.

Capacity:
50, seated

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens Pavilion Courtyard

A large circular outdoor area that is encircled by the garden pavilion and adjacent to the garden patio and the garden itself.  The surrounding areas are beautifully landscaped with a variety of native plants and there is a tree that sits in the center of the space.  The majority of the space is gravel with some concrete hardscaping near the pavilion and nearby walkway areas for ADA accessibility.  Client needs to provide all rentals and catering needs must be approved by UCLA Life Sciences Division.

Capacity:
100, standing room / cocktail reception
60, table/seated

Indoor Spaces

Mira Hershey Hall Grand Salon

This historical 2,000+ square foot space is ideal for hosting a variety of events from poster sessions, seminars, conferences, symposia, meetings, cocktail parties, music events, to receptions.  The space is detailed with wood beamed ceilings, ornate wall sconces, French doors on all sides and a beautiful fireplace.  It is easily accessible by way of the adjacent Hallway/Foyer space and the South Courtyard.  As an option, there is an adjacent prep kitchen that can be used for catered events.  Client needs to provide all rentals and catering needs must be approved by UCLA Life Sciences Division.

Capacity:
120, standing room only
36, table/seated (with standard furniture provided in the room)
80, theatre style

Mira Hershey Hall Foyer and Hallway

This area leads up to Hershey Hall’s inner courtyard (cortile) and grand salon.  It is perfect to host exhibitions, such as poster events, or to set up a check-in area before guests enter the grand salon.  The hallway is lined on one side with windows looking into the courtyard, while the foyer is handsomely detailed with wood paneled ceilings and ornate wall sconces.  Some of the furniture has historical significance as they were made by the same architect who built the hall in the 1930s.  Client needs to provide all rentals and catering needs must be approved by UCLA Life Sciences Division.

Capacity:
30, standing room only

Mira Hershey Hall Grand Salon Prep Kitchen

The prep kitchen is equipped with a large commercial refrigerator, conventional free-standing range, sink and work area.

La Kretz Garden Pavilion Classrooms

The Pavilion contains two 600 sq. ft classrooms, with a divider wall that can be opened to provide one 1200 sq ft room. A stunning, bright space with furniture that can be configured for a variety of uses. Comes setup as a classroom with 3 long tables and seating for 24.  Additional tables and seats are available and can be setup for panel discussions, theater style for speakers, or any setup you like for parties or meetings. Includes a projector and retractable screen as well as a large whiteboard wall. Glass exterior walls can be opened for a true pavilion style or combined with the Courtyard for a larger space.  

Capacity:

Room 100 or 101:
50, standing room only
32, table/seated
50, theatre style

Both Rooms:
100, standing room only
64, table/seated
100, theatre style

La Kretz Garden Pavilion Prep Kitchen

Accessible from inside La Kretz Garden Pavilion Classroom 101, is a prep kitchen with hand washing sink, kitchen sink, refrigerator, and work areas. A helpful addition to setting up and servicing an event. Room 101 is required if interested in renting the Prep Kitchen.