Pauley Ballroom

Host your event in our coveted Pauley Ballroom. The 2nd largest venue in the East Bay, the ballroom boasts prestigious oak paneling, a 30 foot high ceiling, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows revealing remarkable views of Sather Gate and the Campanile. Pauley Ballroom can divide into 2 sections for intimate events or breakout sessions. West Pauley is 2/3 of the ballroom, while East Pauley is 1/3 of the ballroom.


Please note that a reservation request for Pauley Ballroom must be submitted no later than 30 days in advance in order to accommodate staffing, catering, and/or logistical needs.  If you are hosting or planning a Major Event, please refer to Campus's procedures for Non-Departmental Users to request access to campus facilities.  This policy also explains the definition of a major event.  For Student Groups, if you have any questions about this policy, please contact the LEAD Center at  For non-campus affiliates, if you have any questions about this policy, please contact Risk Services at


Room Reception Classroom Lecture Banquet
Full Ballroom 999 500 900 550
West Pauley 600 200 450 300
West Pauley Balcony 185 N/A N/A 150
East Pauley 250 100 250 150


Full Ballroom 108'x84' (9072 sq. ft)
West Pauley 66'x84' (5544 sq. ft)
West Pauley Balcony 76'x45' (3375 sq. ft)
East Pauley 42'x84' (3528 sq. ft)

Event Planning Meeting

Your rental includes a planning meeting with an Event Coordinator. The meeting should take place 60 days before your event. Please come prepared with: exact times, set-up needs, and catering needs.

3 room diagrams depicting the layout of your event are created during this meeting. Additional diagrams are $77 each. Room diagrams are final 3 business days before your event.


Built in projector 11'x18'

Lapel microphone

Wireless microphone

Presentation remote

Mac adapter

Pipe and drape


Rolling whiteboard

Table 30" cocktail round (19)

Rectangular table 6'x30" (100)

Table 5' diameter round (12)

Table 6' diameter round (60)

Chairs (900)


Your rental of Pauley Ballroom can includes Kerr Lobby at no extra charge. The lobby is a wood-paneled space perfect for registration and handout tables.


Room Reception Lecture
Kerr Lobby 70 50


42’ x 36’ (1,512 sq. ft.)

Room Reception Lecture
Kerr Lobby 70 50