Facility Rental Information

Looking for a beautiful event venue or a comfortable meeting space? International House Davis hosts numerous international and local events and activities.

It is first and foremost a place of hospitality for international visitors but many local events including panels on foreign affairs and current events are held there.

The community is invited to reserve the facility. Please see our facility rates and fees below or take a photo tour.  It is not required to be a member of I-House; however, I-House members receive a discounted rate.

Rent I-House for your event

I-House is ideally located in a historic Davis home, on a main boulevard across from University of California, Davis, and within walking distance to downtown Davis. It is situated on the I-80 corridor about 70 miles northeast of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Sacramento. Amtrak trains from both cities stop in Davis, and the Sacramento International Airport is only 20 miles away. Transportation from the airport is available by bus, shuttle, or taxi. See map.

The helpful I-House staff can assist in meeting the rental needs of many groups for a variety of events.  A variety of items and equipment are available for rent and I-House will attempt to accommodate any special equipment or furniture needs.

International House Davis is wheelchair-accessible and parking is available in the I-House parking lot. Additional parking is available for a small fee on the UCD campus (the nearest parking structure is a few minutes on foot on Howard Way which is across Russell Boulevard from I-House), and on College Park after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Temporary street permits are also available in the office.

Making a Reservation

To make a reservation please contact us at 530-753-5007 and ask for Kylar San Juan, Visitor Experience and Facilities Manager. You may also make a reservation by filling out the following information below in this form. You may send the form either electronically to kylar@internationalhousedavis.org or drop it off at the front desk.

  • Date(s) Requested
  • Reservation start time and end time – This includes any time you need for set up and take down.
  • Event start and end time 
  • Type of event – e.g., wedding, birthday, performance, meeting, conference.
  • Format – e.g., dinner/lunch reception, lecture/presentation.
  • Number of people attending – several different rooms are available, knowing the number of people helps us find what rooms will work for your event.
  • Equipment needed – e.g., speakers, mics, projector, screen.
  • Organization (if applicable)
  • Contact person’s name, phone and e-mail address
  • Best time to reach you by phone, if necessary 

Room Reservation Rates

The below rates are hourly rates.

Room Capacity Monday-Friday before 5pm Monday-Thursday after 5pm Friday after 5pm and all day Saturday Sunday All Day
Member Regular Member Regular Member Regular Member Regular
Community Room 1147 sf (37’x31′)
72 Dinner
100 Lecture
$50 $55 $53 $58 $90 $105 $70 $80
Lounge 528 sf (33’x16′)
50 reception
$40 $44 $42 $46 $42 $46 $42 $46
Hagan Room 272 sf (17’x16′)
Seats 8-14
$40 $44 $42 $46 $42 $46 $42 $46
Activites Room $40 $44 $42 $46 $42 $46 $42 $46
Mrak Terrace $50 $55 $53 $58 $53 $58 $53 $58
Ryerson Patio $40 $44 $42 $46 $42 $46 $42 $46

Please note that there is a two-hour minimum charge for renting each room. Rooms are not available for partial hours.

Additional Services

Service Notes Member Rate Regular Rate
Set Up Setting up of tables and chairs prior to reservation start time. 1 hour minimum. $30/hr $33/hr
Take Down Take down of tables and chairs after reservation end time. 1 hour minimum.
Does not include cleaning. Renters are responsible for cleaning after their event.
$30/hr $33/hr
Cleaning Fee Fee for failure to adequately clean. 1 hour minimum. $100/hr $100/hr
AV Equipment
1st system
Availiable systems include: Projector system (screen, projector) and basic sound system (2 speakers, 1 wireless mic, sound board) $30 flat $33 flat
AV Equipment
2nd system
$10 flat $11 flat

Access to your room begins at the time you listed on your contract; if you need earlier access for things like setting up, please remember to include the time as part of your rental contract. Renters are responsible for clean up of the facility, even if the take down service is requested. Failure to do so will incur a $100/hour charge for needed clean up service.


International House Davis rents rooms to the general public as a service to the people and community of Davis. International House’s rental of rooms to an individual, group, or organization in no way implies an endorsement of the individual, group, or organization, or of any of their activities. International House Davis promotes respect and appreciation for all people and cultures and encourages a global community by providing many opportunities for cross-cultural interaction and exchange. Our Code of Conduct serves as a guide for all visitors to I-House.

Updated: 07/18/2018