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Preferred Vendors

UC San Diego's Great Hall interior, with special event table setup and dramatic floral centerpiece

Find information about catering, bar services, entertainment, rental equipment, and other vendor information below. Click on each vendor's logo to visit its website for more information.

Catering

UC San Diego Catering is the sole provider of food (excluding specialty desserts) and non-alcoholic beverages at all events held in the Great Hall and Asante meeting spaces. We do not allow any other caterers to provide service in our facilities, and we do not allow departments or off-campus users to bring in their own food/beverages.

UC San Diego Catering Services logo“Full-service catering and event planning company dedicated to providing you with exquisite cuisine and fantastic customer service.”

Phone: (858) 534-3688
Email: catering@ucsd.edu

Baked Goods & Treats

The Baked Bear logoThe Baked Bear

“The Baked Bear has over a dozen original-recipe cookies and ice cream flavors, giving guests a chance to mix and match to find their favorite combination.”

Contact: Daniel Arabi
Phone: (858) 847-2288
Email: danielarabi@thebakedbear.com

The French Gourmet logoThe French Gourmet

“Cakes for all occasions: Birthdays, quinceañeras, anniversaries, bridal showers, baby showers, graduation, retirement parties, religious celebrations, corporate events, and more!”

Phone: (858) 488-1725
Email: bakery@thefrenchgourmet.com

Gelato Paradiso logoGelato Paradiso

“No artificial powders or syrups. Just some of the finest gelatos and sorbettos in the world....”

Contact: Petra Cornelius
Phone: (619) 629-5343
Email: petra@gelatoparadiso.com

Sensational Treats logoSensational Treats

“Fun, fresh and tasty, many of our treats are made onsite for your guest to experience.”

Contact: Sheri Karpinski
Phone: (619) 776-4999
Email: sheri@sensationaltreats.com

Yummie Fountains logoYummie Fountains

“Your guests' eyes will be drawn to the glistening sauce cascading down the high-quality fountain, embellished with a variety of decorative and delicious dippings of your choice.”

Contact: Rita Lavasanipour
Phone: (760) 676-9866
Email: info@yummiefountains.com

Beverage Services

barworks.pngBarWorks Catered Beverage Services

“We have over 30 years of hospitality industry experience and our commitment is to provide our clients with the very best in catered beverage services.”

Phone: (858) 566-6077

rg-bar-services.jpgRG Bar

“It is the mission of RG Bar Services to provide an affordable mobile bar service, while maintaining an exceptional level of high quality customer service.”

Phone: (858) 395-3043
Email: drinks@rgbar.com

Snake Oil Cocktail Co. logo - San Diego, CaliforniaSnake Oil Cocktail Co.

“A commitment to great-tasting cocktails, celebrating local produce and showcasing innovation in the kitchen.”

Phone: (858) 754-9173
Email: events@snakeoilcocktail.com

DJ & Music/Entertainment Services

Benjamin Asher Productions logo - DJBenjamin Asher Productions

“San Diego’s most innovative and exciting, full-service interactive entertainment and production company.”

Contact: Benjamin Asher
Phone:
(858) 790-1412
Email: info@benjaminasherproductions.com

Dancing DJ Productions logoDancing DJ Productions

“From corporate events to weddings to bar and bat mitzvahs to military balls, our DJs have the same philosophy that it’s your event, your way!”

Contact: Will Chitwood
Phone:
(619) 980-8338
Email: will@dancingdjproductions.com

Music As You Like It logoMusic As You Like It

“We provide live music, entertainment, professional disc-jockeys, novelty acts and themed events.”

Phone: (619) 223-5732
Email: mayli@musicasyoulikeit.com

My DJs logoMy DJs

“With over 15 years of experience, MY DJs delivers one-of-a-kind music entertainment with professionalism, personality and fun throughout San Diego and beyond.”

Phone: (619) 578-2110
Email: info@mydjs.net

ZG Productions logo - DJZG Productions

“We will work with you to develop a theme as well as plan games and activities and just about everything you need to make your event one that you, your family and friends will never forget.”

Contact: Zack and Jessica Gitler
Phone:
(612) 232-4066
Email: zack@zgproductionsonline.com

Decor & Event Planning

Absolutely Fabulous - events and productions - logoAbsolutely Fabulous! Events & Productions, Inc.

“We have been designing and producing events since 1988. While based in Southern California, we have provided products and services in all 50 states and in 13 countries.”

Contact: Marlene Ditore
Phone: (858) 886-6807
Email: marlene@AbsoFab.net

Backdrops Beautiful - logoBackdrops Beautiful

“With extensive years of experience in the backdrop trade, our team has put together the most comprehensive selection of high quality backdrops in the backdrop industry.”

Contact: Ilana Goldstone
Phone: (858) 300-2100
Email: igoldstone@backdropsbeautiful.com

Heather Keith Events - logoHeather Keith Events

“Heather Keith Events is here to make sure that your event journey is joyful, stress-free and fun..”

Contact: Heather Keith
Phone: (858) 229-3189
Email: heather@heatherkeithevents.com

The Party Link - logoThe Party Link

“Our number one priority is making sure you are able to enjoy yourself on the day of your event. We pride ourselves in handling all the details and we make sure your party runs smoothly.”

Contact: Roxi Link
Phone: (619) 464-3800
Email: roxi@thepartylink.net

RSVP Events logoRSVP Events

“Sherrill and Rachel are both owners of RSVP Events of San Diego, a full service event design company which specializes in weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate and non-profit events.”

Contacts: Sherrill Kinsler Gilford and Rachel Wood
Phone: (619) 517-6935
Email: sherrill@rsvpsdevents.com / rachel@rsvpsdevents.com

Photography & Video Services

CEG InteractiveCEG Interactive

“Available for photo booth rentals near San Diego as well as nationwide!”

Contact: Peyton Vincent
Phone: (800) 987-0290
Email: peyton@CEGinteractive.com

Bob Hoffman Photography and Video - logoBob Hoffman Photography & Video

“Our passion is creating beautiful memories that our clients will treasure for a lifetime.”

Phone: (858) 576-0046
Email: events@hoffmanphotovideo.com

SoCal Green Screen - logoSoCal Green Screen

“The premier in green screen photography — we provide an atmosphere of fun and excitement. Your guests will leave with more than just a photograph, but a memory that will last a lifetime.”

Contact: Robert John or De
Phone: (760) 755-7720
Email: de@socalgreenscreen.com

The Video Fellow - logoThe Video Fellow & Photo Booth

“With a degree in business management and experience in several ventures, the USA has been a great platform to enhance my video and editing skills. I am reliable, precise and add tremendous value to each project.”

Contact: Joel Ehrlich
Phone: (858) 663-4468
Email: thevideofellow@gmail.com

Equipment Rental

Bright - logo - event equipment rentalBright Event Rentals

“Our talented team of designers and buyers takes pride in bringing in unique collections from around the world that give your special occasion a distinctive, fresh look.”

Contact: Starr Powell
Phone:
(858) 496-9700
Email: starrr@bright.com

Lounge Appeal - logoLounge Appeal

“Whether you’re planning a wedding, party, bat mitzvah or a corporate event, we’ll save you time and ensure you exceed your client’s expectations. Call today to get acquainted with one of our design consultants.”

Contact: Caitlin Lowry
Phone:
(888) 229-9990
Email: caitlin@loungeappeal.com

Accommodations

Estancia La Jolla - hotel logoEstancia Hotel

“Find true California comfort in Estancia’s thoughtfully designed guestrooms and La Jolla hotel suites. Accented by verdant gardens and rancho-style architecture, accommodations feature casually elegant furnishings and plenty of natural light, compliments of broad windows and San Diego’s perpetual sunshine.”

Phone: (855) 318-7602
Website: meritagecollection.com/estancialajolla

Contact us

If you have questions or wish to request an event space at International House, please call us at (858) 822-1791, or use the email button below.

Email ihouseevents@ucsd.edu