Meetings, Conferences, Banquets, Cultural Shows
Lectures, Conferences, Receptions, Speaking Events
Celebrations, Weddings, Lectures, Conferences
Event Services at the Student Union provides comprehensive event planning and consultation as well as versatile venue spaces. We will partner with you to arrange the appropriate venue space and plan a successful event within your budget. We can assist you with all of the event planning details, including catering, linens, décor, and audio-visual.
Our venue spaces are ideal locations for academic, community and company events, and conferences. We hold many types of events, from seminars to public conferences to weddings. The MLK, Jr. Student Union is located in the heart of Berkeley on UC Berkeley's famous Sproul Plaza. Pauley Ballroom is a 9,000-square-foot open space with hardwood floors, 30-foot ceilings, and a view of the Campanile.
With picturesque views from windows on three sides, including 30' tall windows and blond hardwood floors, this 9,000 sq. feet of open, flexible space provides the perfect setting for your next event. The ballroom can be divided into two sections for more intimate events or for breakouts. West Pauley is two-thirds of the ballroom, and East Pauley is one-third of the ballroom.
Thank you for considering the Pauley Ballroom as your venue of choice.
Our policies pages — divided by group type in the menu to the right — will help you and your group become familiar with all the procedures necessary to successfully reserve the Pauley Ballroom for your upcoming function. If you have any questions regarding the reservation process outlined on this website, please feel free to contact Event Services at the Student Union.
Stephens Lounge is a meeting room on the same floor as the Pauley Ballroom and seats up to 65 lecture and 48 banquet at round tables. Amplified sound is only allowed in Stephens when also renting the Pauley Ballroom.
Rental of the ballroom also includes Kerr Lobby, a wood-paneled open space ideally suited for registrations and handout tables. Amplified sound is never allowed in Kerr Lobby.
Your rental of the Pauley Ballroom includes one event planning meeting and a tour of the venue. The event planning meeting is held by an Event Specialist. Please set up a meeting preferably 60 days in advance of your event and no later than 30 days prior to the event. At the time of the meeting, you should know what is needed for the event — exact times, set-ups, equipment, audio visual, and catering.
A room diagram is created during the event planning meeting. Up to three diagrams may be created for your event. The room diagram is final three business days prior to your event.
We have a large inventory of equipment included in your room rental. Setup and break down of equipment is included in the Facility Services Fee. Clients are not allowed to move equipment for liability reasons.
All rooms setups are final three days prior to the event.
The Pauley Kitchen is included in your rental and can only be used with a Pauley Ballroom reservation. It is a catering kitchen. No cooking is allowed in the Pauley kitchen, only reheating of food. Food may be prepared off-site in a licensed kitchen and transported to the Student Union for serving.
The facility includes: two refrigerators, one freezer, two stovetops, four ovens, four broilers, prep tables, and an ice machine. There is no dishwasher.
Phone: (510) 642-1141 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 102 Sproul Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
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