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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.  Some events may require the purchase of an admission ticket.  The Mission Office is not responsible for tickets sales.  Contact each organization directly for more information purchasing tickets.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Masks are required to attend any and all gatherings/events held inside Mission Santa Clara.  Furthermore, each contracting group may also set, require, and/or enforce their own COVID protocols.  Check with each particular oraganization for specific information or additional requirements to attend these in-person events.


Friday, Dec 10 

Santa Clara Chorale - 7pm
For tickets or more information, visit

Saturday, Dec 11 San Jose State University - 7:30pm
For tickets or more information, visit
Sunday, Dec 12 Santa Clara Chorale - 4pm
For tickets or more information, visit
Friday, Dec 17

Peninsula Women's Chorus - 8pm
For tickets or more information, visit

Saturday, Dec 18

iSing - 2pm & 4pm
For tickets or more information, visit

Sunday, Dec 19

The Choral Project - 5pm & 7:30pm
For tickets or more information, visit

Wednesday, Dec 22

Chanticleer - 4pm & 6:30pm
For tickets or more information, visit

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

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 the North Parking Structure.
  • 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.  Departments utlizing the space will need to procure any necessary supplies (microphones, food, specialty tables and chairs) on their own from appropriate departments (i.e. Facilities, Media Services, Bon Appetit, etc).  SCU departments must pay a mandatory $75 cleaning fee per use.  SCU departments not paying their fees via University Budget Strings or Speedtypes will be charged at the 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 conflicts.