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Berkeley City Club

Berkeley, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
30 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

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

Looking for a place to hold your intimate ceremony and/or reception now? We have several beautiful outdoor spaces that are perfect for you! Contact us today to learn more about our micro wedding offerings.

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, private courtyard area (available for an additional fee).

Please note that these numbers are our normal capacities so please contact us directly to discuss how we can accommodate celebrations with social distancing needs.

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:

  • Ivory-colored Tablecloths and napkins, place settings and glassware
  • In-house Catering & Bar
  • Setup & Breakdown
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Group Blocks (38 guest rooms on-site including 3 suites)
  • Bridal Suite

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$18

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

4

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

30 Reviews

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Rated
4.6
out of 5.0
Recommended by 91% of couples
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  • Taylor
    Taylor J. Married on 06/08/2022
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    Amazing COVID-19 wedding experience!

    My family and I had such a lovely experience with the Berkeley City Club. I decided to go through with a small wedding this August despite all the limitations of Covid-19. The BCC events coordinator, Heather, really pulled out all the stops to make it a special day for us out on their terrace. Delicious food and drinks were served in a safe and thoughtful way. My guests were able to sit outside with the right amount of distance between us but an atmosphere that brought us together. We even got to dance! Thanks to BCC for making it happen.
  • Laine
    Laine R. Married on 09/11/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Everything at the Berkeley City Club is amazing.

    Madison was our coordinator leading up the wedding, and was clear and prompt in all of her communications. The venue itself is so classic; we brought in minimal decorations, since the venue itself is so beautiful. Our dinner was fantastic, and the kitchen was extremely accommodating with dietary restrictions.

    And the staff is so so so friendly. I can’t stress this enough. During our wedding, we all felt that everyone there was also having a good time along with us. Seeing their happiness and excitement for us really added to the event.

Awards

  • 30
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Denise Lillie Engagements Denise Lillie Engagements Wedding Planners

The Julia Morgan architecture and decor is gorgeous....the catering staff - especially Sandy is one of a kind and so easy to work with!

Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designs Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designs Wedding Florists

The Berkeley City Club is one of my favorite venues- the building is historical and so beautiful and the staff is wonderful to work with!

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Map

2315 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94704
5102801540

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