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Hillcrest Campus

Beautiful spaces for meetings and get-togethers

Whether you have a large event with several hundred attendees or an intimate gathering of family and friends our campus has several beautiful, easy-to-use venues, and a hall for Receptions and other get-togethers. Our campus is handicapped accessible and features a large, well-lit public parking lot.

The Meeting House

Our Meeting House is a newly-renovated auditorium featuring comfortable seating, state-of-the-art audio, and the ability to accommodate approximately 465 attendees. There is room for musicians, flowers, reception tables, and much more. There is a small green room where performers and participants can wait off stage. For photos and more info see our Meeting House page.

Clark Chapel

Our beautiful Chapel is a sunlit-bathed room overlooking a peaceful canyon. The Chapel is approximately 1,000 sq. ft., has audio and video hook ups, comfortable movable seating, variable lighting, and can accommodate 70 attendees. For rates, photos and booking info see our Clark Chapel page.

The Welcome Center

Completed in 2012 our environmentally-sustainable Welcome Center offers a variety of top-notch rooms for meetings, events, ceremonies, celebrations and more. It is home to Bard Hall, the The Welcome Center Library the Boone Archive room and other well-equiped, beautiful meeting and classroom spaces. See our Welcome Center page for more info.

Other Rooms

Various other smaller class and meeting rooms accommodating up to 50 people and a kitchen are available. See our Additional Rooms page for details.

Patio and Church Grounds

In addition to our indoor facilities we also have a beautifully landscaped campus that features art, sculpture and a delightful fountain. If you're looking for a user-friendly outdoor space with access to a full kitchen and restrooms, our Patio is a great choice. See our Patio & Church Grounds page for photos and more info.

Who Can Rent Space?

Our church campus has facilities for meetings, classes, performances and other types of gatherings. The Meeting House was designed as an excellent performance venue for smaller musical groups and audiences (up to 500), as well as for worship services, speaker events and meetings.

Church facilities and the parking lot are intended to be used for events that are sponsored by a church group, church member, or church staff member.

A church group is a group associated with one of the Ministry Teams. This includes church affiliated organizations. Ministry Teams taken together make up the Ministry Team Council and are co-led by church staff and member lay leaders.

A church member is a person who has signed a Bond of Union card and is designated as an active, voting member for at least six months. A voting member is defined as one who is contributing to a current pledge.

Non-Profit outside groups may rent our facilities for appropriate uses. Such groups may include organizations of a charitable, civic and religious nature.

Facilities Rental Discount Policy for Social Justice Community Engagement

To further the work of social justice, 1st UU Church of San Diego provides in-kind contributions to selected community organizations in the form of facilities rental discounts to organizations meeting the following criteria:

  • Be a registered 501(c)3 organization
  • Have a purpose which is consistent with Unitarian Universalist Principles.
  • Not conducting fund-raising purposes

For details download our Facilities Rental Discount Policy for Social Justice Community Engagement Policy


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