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Event Information

Aside from our normal liturgical events, the Mission can also host certain artistic and cultural events that are in line with the nature of the University and Mission Santa Clara as a Roman Catholic church.  This may include choral and orchestral concerts or other traditional events/presentations, provided they reflect the Mission's religious nature and/or season of the liturgical year.  Choose from the menu below for more information on scheduling an event, a list of upcoming events, or parking restrictions for events.

If you're interested in having Mission Santa Clara host your event, call the Mission Office to verify that the date and time you're interested in are available.  A tentative 30 day hold can be placed on that date while you firm up the details for your official application.  Once you've placed a tentative reservation with us, a simple 3-step process needs to be followed:


 Step 1: Fill out the appropriate application and submit it to the Mission Office.

If you're applying for a concert or a mass, use the dedicated concert or mass applications.  All other events should use the General Event Application.

Step 2: Pay your deposit.
If you're application is approved, you'll receive an approval letter, contract, and invoice from our office.  A $250.00 non-refundable deposit and signed contract are due within 30 days of approval.  Failure to submit these items to our office by their due date will result in automatic release of your reservation from our schedule. 

Step 3: Submit remaining balance and any outstanding documentation.
Your remaining balance due and any outstanding documentation (i.e. Certificate of Liability Insurance) must be submitted to our office no less than 3 months before your scheduled event.  Failure to submit these items to our office by their due date will result in automatic release of your reservation from our schedule.



Once our office has received all required payments and forms, there is little else to do but let your audience or congregation enjoy what you've put together for them.  

 

In addition to being a historic worship space, Mission Santa Clara is host to numerous non-liturgical events throughout the year as well.  While this landmark venue is first and foremost a student chapel for Santa Clara University, certain events that are appropriate for the space can also be held here.  Call the Mission Office to inquire about availability.

Sat - Nov 18 Mission College Symphony - 7:30pm
For tickets and information, visit www.MCSymphony.com
Fri - Dec 1 SCU Fesitval of Lights - 7:30pm
For tickets and information, please visit www.SCUPresents.org
Sat - Dec 1 SCU Festival of Lights - 7:30pm
For tickets and information, please visit www.SCUPresents.org
Fri - Dec 8 Santa Clara Chorale - 8pm
For tickets and information, please visit www.SCC.org
Sat - Dec 9 SJSU Holiday Concert - 7:30pm
For tickets and information, please visit www.SJSU.edu/Music 
Sun - Dec 10  Santa Clara Chorale - 4pm
For tickets and information, please visit www.SCC.org
Fri - Dec 15 Peninsula Women's Chorus - 8pm
For tickets and information, please visit www.PWChorus.org
Sat - Dec 16 iSing Holiday Concert - (two shows) 2pm and 4:30pm
For tickes and information, please visit www.BrownPaperTickets.com
Sun - Dec 17 Choral Project Holiday Concert - 7pm
For tickets and information, please visit www.ChoralProject.org
Thur - Dec 21 A Chanticleer Christmas - (two shows) 6pm and 8:30pm
For tickets and information, pleast visit www.Chanticleer.org

Please remember that University parking restrictions are fully enforced during the following hours:

  • Monday –Friday: 6am to 8pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: No Restrictions for spots labelled B, E, and F, or unless otherwise posted

Guests to the University can park in either of 2 University owned and operated parking structures:

  1. Main Parking Structure: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
  2. North Parking Structure: 1063 Alviso Street, Santa Clara, CA 95053

 

Parking on the Santa Clara University Campus is restricted as per the rules and regulations
stated within the “Parking and Traffic Plan” found on the web at university-operations.scu.edu.

Questions or concerns regarding this document should be directed to the Office of Transportation Services at 408-551-7080.

 

During Enforceable Hours:

  • Stop at the El Camino Real guard kiosk to secure a FREE 2hr Visitor’s Permit to park in either garage.
  • If you choose to bypass the guard kiosk, pay stations are available in both Parking Structures.
  • Valid parking permits must be displayed during enforceable hours to avoid parking citations/fines.
  • Permits are NOT required during non-enforceable hours (Saturdays and Sundays) for B, E, and F spots unless otherwise posted.
  • Follow all posted signage and instructions to avoid citations and/or fines.

For your reference, feel free to download/print our Parking Reference Guide.

The Nobili Dining Room is a multi-use, non-religious space located within the Nobili Residence Hall.  To reserve this space, complete the application and contract below and submit it to the Mission Office.  

For SCU Departments
Be aware the Nobili Dining Room is a bare room, with no tables or chairs provided.  Departments utlizing the space will need to procure any necessary supplies on their own.  SCU departments must pay a mandatory $150 cleaning fee per use.  SCU affiliates not paying their fees via University Budget Strings or Speedtypes will incur non-affiliate rates (see below).

SCU non-Affiliates
Non-affiliates may also reserve the space for appropriate purposes.  The rate for non-affiliates is $300 for a minimum of 4 consecutive hours, with each hour thereafter costing an additional $75 OR $500 for the entire day (limited to a maximum of 8 consecutive hours between 8am and 10pm).  Non-affiliates must also provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 naming Santa Clara University as additonal insured.

Food Service 
Any events providing food service (for both SCU departments and non-affiliates) must secure their catering needs through the Adobe Lodge at 408-554-4059 or Bon Appetit at 408-554-5771.  Outside caterers are expressly prohibited from providing food service on the SCU campus for any reason.


To reserve the space, complete the online applicaton below.  Our office will notify you upon approval or contact with you to resolve any scheduling issues.