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Berkeley City Club

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About Berkeley City Club

Berkeley City Club is a wedding and event venue, historic hotel, restaurant & bar, and private social club located in downtown Berkeley, California. Guests will enjoy the unique architecture of this landmark building, designed by Julia Morgan. We offer multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces for your celebration, as well as in-house catering provided by Julia's Restaurant.


Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit down reception at this vintage-style venue. They offer two unique event spaces to perfect for both grand and intimate weddings:

  • Second Floor (Terrace, Member's Lounge, and Ballroom): Ideal for weddings of 60 to 200 guests for both a ceremony and reception or just a reception.
    • Terrace: Ceremony - up to 180, Cocktail Hour - up to 200. This is an outdoor covered space equipped with a waterproof awning, beautiful white drapery overhead, and leaded glass windows as a picturesque backdrop.
    • Member's Lounge: Ceremony - up to 100, Cocktail Hour - up to 120. This indoor space just off the Terrace is a cozy room with an oversized fireplace, baby grand piano, and antique lounge furniture.
    • Ballroom: Reception - up to 200. Our grand Ballroom space boasts incredible vaulted ceilings, original chandeliers, and a built-in stage perfect for a band of DJ.
  • Drawing Room: Ceremony - up to 100 OR Reception - up to 50 (small dancing area) or 60 (no dancing area). It boasts a beautifully detailed oversized fireplace, baby grand piano, and an outdoor courtyard area (available for an additional fee).

Services Offered
This full-service venue has been a part of the East Bay wedding industry for over 30 years. Services included are as follows:

  • Tablecloths and napkins in a variety of colors, place settings and glassware
  • In-house Catering & Bar
  • Setup & Breakdown
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Group Blocks (38 guest rooms on-site including 3 suites)
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Carla Esteves

Married on 06/21/2019

4.8
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 4.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Beautiful & Classic Bay Area Venue

We feel lucky to have found Berkeley City Club not just because they had availability during the time we wanted to have our wedding, but because the value you get for the amount of money you're paying ... Read more for a wedding is significant. For the venue rental price, we were given reservation of the entire second floor (small library room, ballroom, terrace, lobby area), a complimentary stay in the master suite on the top floor the night of the wedding, a complimentary menu tasting for 4 people, and the ability to correspond with their Wedding and Events Manager. Additionally, we appreciated the following items featured during the wedding process: -All of the food was delicious and vegan-friendly, which was important to us because many of our guests have dietary restrictions. It's worthy to note that when there wasn't a vegan option available on the regular menus, the chef offered to make special dishes to help accommodate this need. -Linens, tables, chairs, utensils, etc. were all included. -Their events manager, Victoria Kreckler, was always professional, timely, kind, and accommodating. We felt extremely taken care of, and are grateful for her insight and help. -We had access to the venue the day before the wedding for ceremony rehearsal. All in all, the Berkeley City Club is a beautiful venue providing unrivaled hospitality and amenities.

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Nikki

Married on 06/23/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding. This place is a hidden gem and I can’t believe I had not been to a wedding here before my own. We received so many compliments on our choice ... Read more and working with Ashley Patrick and her team was a pleasure. The best parts about this place that must be seen in person to fully appreciate are the many locations for gorgeous photos and how your guests will be able to be truly together for your entire event. Highly recommend!

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Melissa

Married on 03/28/2015

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

I was married here for my ceremony only in the Drawing Room with a guest count of 95 and had the reception at a resturant. All I can say is this venue is great for a wedding in a beautiful building ... Read more with so much history. The event manager was fantastic from start to finish and very responsive and professional. I had no concerns the day of my wedding as I knew everything was taken care of. The value for this venue in the Bay Area cannot be beat!

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