Grad Grounds Vendors

Welcome Grad Grounds Event Rental, Photography and Catering Vendors!

Post-Commencement celebrations, aka Grad Grounds, are a tradition here at SMC dating back several years. Many undergraduates are already gearing up to select their sites which open up to reservations in early March.

As you may know, or have already guessed, it is up to the graduands to choose and book their own caterers and vendors for their aka Grad Grounds). The Grad Grounds Showcase on Monday, February 26th and Grad Fair on Thursday, March 28th are perfect opportunities for undergraduates to start (and potentially finish) most of their planning all in one convenient location in our Soda Activity Center.

  • Grad Grounds Showcase: Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Grad Fair: Thursday, March 28, 2024: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (minimum tabling time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Vendors are invited to participate in both the Grad Grounds Showcase as well as Grad Fair on a first come, first booked basis. For a small fee of $20 per table per event, you can showcase what you have to offer to hundreds of potential clients.

If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area and wanted to exhibit your services at one or both of these events, please click the link below to complete your registration.

We look forward to welcoming you to SMC! 

Past Vendors

Event Rentals and Vendors

The businesses below attended our 2020 Grad Fair. Please visit their page or give them a call for more information.

A Grande Affair

Website: A Grande Affair
Phone: 925-275-1075

C&M Party Props

Website: C&M Party Props
Telephone: 925-934-3181

Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals

Website: Chairs for Affairs
Telephone: 925-370-1300

Gagnon's Party Rentals

Website: Gagnon's Party Rentals
Telephone: 925-284-3000

Herff Jones

Diploma frames
Website: Herff Jones
*You can also purchase them and pick them up at the SMC Bookstore.KDO Designs

Website: KD Occasions

Telephone: 925-408-5908

Sweet Celebrations - Party Supply & Rental Shop in Danville

Telephone: (925) 855-4640



The catering companies listed attended our 2020 Grad Fair. These are samples of caterers you can find locally to cater your receptions. Additionally, because they have visited Saint Mary's in the past, they may be aware of the campus and specific directions. 

Eat Drink Be Merry Catering Co.

Phone: 925-315-0580

Fuget About It!

Phone: 925-639-6449

Locanda Positano 


Phone: 925-310-4337

Los Panchos 

Phone: 925-689-4430

Maria Maria



Phone: 855-984-7469

St Vincent de Paul – Champions Catering

Phone: 1-510-681-3301