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Host Your Event at UUCDHost Your Event at UUCD

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis worships, creates fellowship, learns, promotes social justice and social action, and celebrates the major events of our lives.  Our Green Sanctuary is home to trees, flower beds, and a variety of vegetation.  There are cozy corners with benches, a playground, a picnic area, and patios.  Our buildings include a Library, Main Building, Bridgehouse, and Cottage. 

We invite individuals and nonprofit groups to rent our facilities for special events.  We are located in the City of Davis: just west of Sacramento; an easy daytrip from the Bay Area. 

We have ample parking and our buildings are wheelchair accessible.  Our Main Building meets all ADA standards and is equipped with an assisted hearing system. 

Please read our Facilities Use Policy and contact the Facilities Manager, rentals@uudavis.org to discuss use of our facilities. Tours are by appointment. Facilities Manager office hours: Tuesday & Thursday mornings.

Click on the headings below to learn more about each area available to rent at UUCD. 
Click again to close. All items are subject to change.

Main Building: Outside

Main Building & Patios

We completed our Main Building in April 2012.  It has a shiny Kitchen, a light, spacious Social Hall, and a quiet Meeting Room.  Doors lead from the new Social Hall into our beautiful redwood Sanctuary.  Built in the 1960s, this room retains its beauty while benefiting from modern improvements. Click on the following four headings (Kitchen, Meeting Room, Social Hall, Sanctuary) for specifics about each area.  

 

Main Building: Kitchen

Kitchen

Our sparkly new kitchen is a great place to make food for your gathering or to have a caterer prepare.

Not a commerical kitchen. 560 sq feet.  Range (6 burners)/double oven.  Commercial dishwasher.  Small dishwasher.  Refrigerator-freezer.  Double refrigerator.  Two microwave ovens.  Ice maker.  Double pot coffee maker. 

Facilities Use: Kitchen

 

Main Building: Meeting Room

Meeting Room

The Meeting Room is the perfect size for meetings, small parties, or for wedding parties to wait before their big entrance.

340 sq feet.  Safe occupancy limit: 23.  Audience seating for 20.  Table seating for 12. Upright piano. 

Facilities Use: Meeting Room

 

Main Building: Social Hall

Social Hall

Situated at the heart of the Main Building, our light-filled Social Hall is a great place for a gathering. The Social Hall has a convenient pass-thru to the kitchen, entrance to the Meeting Room and Sanctuary, and passage onto both patios.

2,600 sq feet.  Safe occupancy limit: 375.  Audience seating for 140.  Table seating varies depending on set-up (104 with round tables, 8 at each, more with smaller tables). Sound from the Sanctuary can be piped into the Social Hall.  

Facilities Use: Social Hall

Social Hall Default Configuration: Every time the Social Hall is used, we ask that the furniture is returned to the default configuration so that the space is ready for the next group or activity.

 

Main Building: Sanctuary

Sanctuary

We hold our worship services and special celebrations in the Sanctuary. Redwood panels, lots of natural light, and plush new chairs look out onto nature. This space is popular for music recitals, weddings, and other celebrations - many of which have receptions in the Social Hall and patio.

2,400 sq feet.  Safe occupancy limit: 300.  Audience seating for 160 (147 chairs; bench seating along back wall).  Grand piano.  Audio-visual system (must be run by church AV operator).  

Facilities Use: Sanctuary

 

Library

Kitchen

This book-filled room with lots of natural light is great for small gatherings and celebrations. In nice weather, open the doors and spill out onto the patio. It's just across from the Main Building.

Size: 750 sq feet.  Safe occupancy limit: 98.  Audience seating for 40.  Table seating for 25. 2 tables 49.5” square, 1 table 97˝x49.5˝ rectangle; chairs 37; upright piano; pull-down movie screen; television with VCR, DVD players.  Nearby kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave, sink. 

Facilities Use: Library

 

Bridgehouse

Bridgehouse

Home to Redbud Montessori during the week and Religious Exploration classes on Sunday, the Bridgehouse is a cheerful space filled with child-sized chairs and tables. There is a playground out back. It's a sweet space for a small child's birthday party.

2,200 sq feet.  Safe occupancy limit: 60.  Children’s tables and chairs.  Outdoor playground.  Kitchen with sink, stove, oven. 

Facilities Use: Bridgehouse

 

Cottage: Newly Renovated 2016

Cottage

Newly Renovated!

A converted small house, the Cottage is a quiet, contemplative and secluded space with access to a grassy grove, meditative pathways, a labyrinth and the church gardens. 380 sq feet.   

  • Retreat.  Enjoy a few hours, an evening, or a whole day away to work on your spiritual path, prepare for your next steps, or just relax. Consider bringing a yoga mat, journal, meditation cushion, a favorite book, or art supplies. 
  • Meet.  The Cottage may also be rented out as a meeting space for small groups, clubs, and non-profits. 
  • Celebrate. This sunny, cozy space is ideal for baby or wedding showers, birthday parties (with a grassy area and picnic tables just outside), or other rites of passage.  
  • Amenities The Cottage has heating, air conditioning, and two restrooms (one is ADA compliant).

Main Room: Seats 20.  The Main Room features a conference table, widescreen video display, and white board.  There is plenty of natural light, floor space adequate for sitting meditation or yoga assana practice; a small piano, area rug, and cushions.  There are benches, folding chairs and tables to arrange for your purposes.

Break Room: Seats 4-6.  Features a small refrigerator, sink, microwave, hotplate and electric tea kettle.  A work table is provided.   

Facilities Use: Cottage

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Grounds: Patio, Picnic Area, and More

Grounds

Our Grounds help make UUCD so special. There are lots of places to walk, sit, and enjoy the shade. Outside space can be reserved for free with the rental of a building. Look around our grounds.

Patio: Situated between the Library and Main Building, this area is ideal for spillover from an event in the Main Building or Library. Paved outdoor area: 675 sq feet.  Outdoor lighting is controlled by timers and light sensors.  Restrooms are available in the nearby Library and Main Building.

Hedges' Grove: Situated between the Bridgehouse and Cottage, this shady area is perfect for a picnic party! Grassy area: 3750 sq feet.  Seven picnic tables/benches.  Restrooms are in nearby Cottage. 

 

UUCD Grand Tour

Take the Grand Tour: from the turn off Russell Blvd. through the Library, Main Building, Bridgehouse, Cottage, and the Grounds in-between.