Indoor Spaces

Hershey Salon

A truly elegant space, this grand room features wood-beamed ceilings, delicate wall sconces, French doors on all sides, a beautiful fireplace, and charming artwork that evokes UCLA in the 1930s. At more than 2,000-square-feet, this room is ideal for hosting a variety of events, such as large meetings, conferences, symposia, cocktail parties, musical events, and all manner of receptions. The Salon opens out onto the green lawn of the South Courtyard. A prep kitchen is available to support catered events.

120 standing room only
42 table/seated with current provided furniture, but 84 table/seated with supplement furniture (requires rental of additional tables).
80 theater style

Hershey Hall Foyer and Hallway

Once the formal entry foyer for Hershey Hall, this space retains its 1930s character. It features a wood-paneled ceiling, ornate wall sconces, a handsome antique table original to the building, a display of historic imagery related to Mira Hershey Hall, and a bank of small mailboxes dating to the time when Mira Hershey Hall served as UCLA’s women’s dormitory. The size and ambience of the Foyer make it special for small receptions and also as a gathering spot for events scheduled in the Salon, to which it is adjacent. Leading to the Foyer and Hershey Salon, the Hershey Hallway features a suite of original artwork connected with an addition to Mira Hershey Hall that, from 1959-2006, was on the site presently occupied by the Terasaki Life Sciences Building. The Hershey Hallway is flanked on one side with windows looking into the courtyard and is the home of a vintage bench bearing the original 1910 seal of the University of California that was designed by Tiffany & Co.


25 standing room plus a limited amount of soft seating (Hershey Hall Foyer)
15 standing room (Hershey Hall Hallway)

Hershey Hall Seminar Room

Originally the Library when Hershey Hall was a women’s dormitory, the shelves in this room are decorated with vintage botanical artwork. This room can be used for small meetings, special luncheons, or as a breakout space for larger events taking place in Hershey Hall.


Seating for 12

Hershey Hall Meeting Room

Looking out onto the brilliant green lawn of the South Courtyard, this bright and airy room features a colorful suite of woodcuts that reinforce the building’s connection with its natural surroundings and its current university function as home to Biology Administration. A large conference table seating 14 and a white board covering one wall make this room ideal for working meetings, breakout sessions, and campus retreats.


Seating for 14

Outdoor Spaces

Mira Hershey Hall South Courtyard/Arcade

An intimate green space adjacent to the Hershey Salon, this small courtyard features an Italian Renaissance-style arcade that provides a lovely backdrop for speaker events, weddings, and parties. An outdoor stairway leading to a second-floor balcony is well suited for theatrical performances.

65 standing room
60 table/seated
60 theater style
3 stone benches, each seating 2

Mira Hershey Hall Inner Courtyard

Evoking the interior courtyard of an Italian Renaissance palazzo, this beautiful space is a little-known gem of the UCLA campus. The sunny, quiet courtyard is flanked on the west side by a pretty garden containing colorful pomegranate and lemon trees. Three umbrellaed patio tables, each of which comfortably seats six people, lend themselves to small-group lunch gatherings. The courtyard is also ideal for cocktail receptions, performances, and photo and film shoots.

75 standing
30 theater style
18 seated at 3 patio tables, each table having an umbrella and 6 bench seats
2 large patio benches seating 3-4