The University Corporation - Facilities and Locations

Open Space and Gardens

CSUN offers a variety of "park-like" spaces and areas large enough to accommodate thousands of people. The Sierra Quad, Bayramian Lawn, Cleary Court, the Bookstore Lawn, etc. are some of the many available spaces.

The Botanic Garden, Greenhouses and Fish Pond are excellent locations for weddings, commitment ceremonies, receptions, company picnics, and filming (see filming rates). These locations are close to the Orange Grove Bistro, an upscale restaurant that provides in-house dining as well as catering services.

Please note: Our office does not provide tables, chairs or arrange for food. There are no lights in these locations for evening events. For catering, visit The Orange Grove Bistro website.

Open Space and Gardens Rental Pricing

Open Space and Gardens Rental Pricing


Facilities Use Fee Pricing - Open Space - 8 Hours Minimum 

*) Large scale events require multiple public safety officers and extensive custodial services. 

*) The CSUN-Department of Public Safety determines the need for and number of required police officers.

All Events require a Certificate of Liability Insurance with $2 million (or more) aggregate coverage, and a separate insured endorsement page naming California State University, Northridge and The University Corporation as "additional insureds."

Contact Information

CSUN faculty, hosting events that involve outside organizations

Please contact the Licensing Office at (818) 677-2744/-2628.

Community organizations and private individuals

Please contact the Licensing Office at (818) 677-2744/-2628.

Events involving exclusively CSUN faculty, staff or students

Please contact the Matador Involvement Center at (818) 677-5111

News Events or Documentaries

Please contact the Public Relations Office at (818) 677 - 2130