Host your next event at Saint Mary's!

Host your next event at Saint Mary's!

Welcome to the Office of Meetings, Events & Conference Services at Saint Mary's College of California. Experience client-centered service and event planning assistance to ensure the success of your next event!

The moment you arrive onto our picturesque property, we make sure nothing is left to chance. We are capable of handling your most sophisticated requirements, including your meeting room reservations and setup, catering, and media services. 

Conference Services offers:

  • The Soda Activities Center
  • On-site catering
  • Spacious grounds and outdoor spaces
  • Full media classrooms and technology services
  • Residence Halls for summer conferences
  • Seasoned staff and coordinators

If you are a member of the internal Saint Mary's Community and need to reserve a space on campus, please submit your Event Space Reservation Request in AdAstra.

Stay at SMC! 

Our Event Services team oversees the usage of the different event spaces we have on campus. Choose from many of our pristine facilities such as the Soda Activity Center, classroom spaces, outdoor spaces, Joseph Alioto Recreation Center, Residence Halls, and Athletic spaces to host your event. Immerse yourself and your guests in our rich campus culture and experience our serene environment. 

Peruse our different event service offices below, see what fits your event best. We offer many different amenities and can assist you with your planning process! 

Looking to start planning your event? Our calendar is booked through July 2024. You are welcome to schedule a meeting using the link below for an event occurring in August 2024 or later.

Click here to book an Event Planning Meeting

Meetings, Events & Conference Services

Host your next event at SMC! Tucked away in the beautiful Moraga Valley, in the heart of the East Bay hills, Saint Mary’s College of California offers an ideal destination for your event in a picturesque and serene environment.  Saint Mary’s College is the optimal location for your guests to meet or celebrate or to engage in conversation around an event topic. Saint Mary’s has several different types of event venues on campus that can accommodate the different types of events. Whether it’s a fundraising event in the Soda Center, or a Wedding in the Redwood Grove, or an intimate speaking event in Hagerty Lounge, Saint Mary’s is a one stop shop for all your event needs. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and come to Saint Mary’s.  Saint Mary’s College is just across the bay from San Francisco and 20 minutes east from the Oakland International Airport. #BookSMC #CelebrateatSMC #StayatSMC #SayIdotoSMC #MeetatSMC


Overnight Accommodations

Dining & Catering

Preferred Vendor List

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is the host of many great Recreation and Fitness Facilities including:

  • The Joseph Alioto Recreation Center - Ranked in the top 15 college recreation centers in the country
    • 60,000-square-foot recreation facility
    • 13,800-square-foot fitness area with state-of-the-art equipment
    • Double gymnasium and single gymnasium (basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and badminton)
    • Functional Training room
    • Group exercise room
    • Spin room
    • Swimming pool
    • Hydrotherapy spa
  • Pat Vincent Memorial Feild
  • State of the art Turf Field 

Our Values

  • Integrity - We uphold a culture of honesty, respect, trust, fairness, and responsibility.
  • Wellness - We model and inspire lifestyles that encourage lifelong health and well-being.
  • Excellence - We operate our programs and facilities at the highest of safety, quality, and customer service.
  • Diversity - We create an environment that values, embraces, and enriches individual differences by providing programs, services, and staff that reflect our mission.
  • Leadership - We encourage initiative and responsibility. We provide programs and opportunities that allow for leadership development.
  • Accountability - We inspire ownership in the department. Operate in a fiscally, ethically, and safe responsible manner.


Overnight Accommodations

Dining & Catering


 University Credit Union Pavilion

UCU Pavilion is the home to the Saint Mary's men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball teams. The Pavilion features a 3,500-seat basketball court with six moveable baskets. Large, boisterous crowds are the norm for Saint Mary's games, giving the Gaels a great haven and supplying the opposition's coaches numerous nightmares.

The gym was renamed on Dec. 16, 2019 as part of a campus-wide partnership with University Credit Union. The venue was previously known as McKeon Pavilion, named after the late George R. McKeon, since its opening in 1978. McKeon was a former member of the Saint Mary's College Board of Regents and a major benefactor towards the building's construction.

Louis Guisto Field

Located in the front of the campus, Louis Guisto Field is set amongst towering pine trees with views of the campus and the surrounding Moraga hills. Just a few steps away from various types of student housing, the field provides Saint Mary's students a popular venue to enjoy the California sunshine and support the Gaels.

In 2012, the Gaels opened the new Louis Guisto Field, built 400 feet down the right field line from the old location. The new Louis Guisto Field's dimensions are 330 feet down the left and right field lines, 400 feet to dead center and 375 feet in the gaps.

Cottrell Softball Field

Garaventa Soccer Field

Korth Tennis Courts

Madigan Gym


Overnight Accommodations

Dining & Catering

Weddings & Special Events

Every event is special, but an event at Saint Mary's is one to remember. Host your next celebration whether a wedding, birthday or holiday party in one of our vintage indoor spaces or breathatking outdoor venues. Surround you and your guests in the college's timeless elegance.  Please fill out the SMC Facility Rental Request Form link above to start the event planning process. 


Chapel Usage

Catering by Good Eating Company

Sample Room Setups

Wedding & Reception Photo Gallery

Internal Events

Are you an Office or Department within Saint Mary's? Check out these links to reserve rooms, learn about scheduling policies, or watch an AdAstra tutorial.

Or, visit our Saint Mary's Community Events page for information on how to plan your next on-campus event.

*Please note that requests for rooms need to be submitted at least 48 hours in advance. If you are over 48 hours, please alert the Office of Meetings, Events, and Conference Services for assistance. Depending on availbility, they will be able to assist you.

Quick Facts and Information for the Scheduling of Courses and Non-Class Events

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AdAstra FAQs and Video Tutorials

Institutional Policies and Scheduling Guidelines