Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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

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
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27 Reviews for Berkeley City Club

Recommended by 90% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.2

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    Mallory Reiser · Married on 10/05/2019

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    The most incredible venue and team

    We couldn't be more grateful to the Berkeley City Club team for providing us such a beautiful venue for our ceremony and reception and helping us bring our wedding vision to life! When we first saw the venue, we immediately fell in love. The architecture and classic, romantic atmosphere matched perfectly with our vision. Victoria was incredible to work with and so flexible; ensuring every detail was exactly what we wanted and how we wanted it. The team the day of from catering, to hospitality, executed flawlessly. This venue and the team are the very best and we will be back often to visit and will be reliving our special day over and over for years to come!

    Sent on 11/09/2019
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    Priti · Married on 09/01/2019

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    Beautiful Venue

    We are so grateful to have hosted our wedding at Berkeley City Club last month. Berkeley City Club is an absolute gem of a venue and after searching for some time we found it to be a great deal compared to other Bay Area venues of similar capacities. The venue is special in so many ways, and it is hard to beat the convenience of guest rooms and in-house catering as well. We blocked out most of the hotel for our wedding guests -- and our friends and family loved staying here for the weekend, as did we! The in-house catering made the planning process much easier- and the food ended up being one of the highlights of our wedding!

    -We received so many compliments on both the food and the drinks at our wedding! When we discovered that Chef Marcon could provide us an Indian Buffet at our reception dinner- we jumped at the opportunity. We are so glad we did! Our guests could not stop talking about how delicious the food (especially the deserts!) was. BCC will work with you on your menu- which we really appreciated! We had "signature cocktails" - and the bartenders did a wonderful job! We received many compliments about the drinks.

    -The events coordinator Victoria Kreckler was wonderful to work with- she is very detail oriented, patient, accommodating and responsive! She worked with us every step of the way to make sure our wedding unfolded the way we imagined. It was clear that she was invested in our wedding and she took wonderful care of us!

    -The venue itself is just stunning. We had our ceremony on the terrace with about 170 people, which felt cozy but comfortable. There were so many locations to take photographs throughout the day. I was initially worried about the ballroom feeling to crowded with 18 tables, a dance floor, the bar, buffet, etc. But the room felt well-organized and spacious!

    -Every staff member we encountered was incredibly kind. They really went above and beyond and both the wedding and reception went so smoothly.

    All in all, we had an incredible experience with Berkeley City Club and are so glad we got married here.

    Sent on 10/03/2019

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Berkeley City Club FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 6000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4500
  • 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?
    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

Team of Berkeley City Club

Heather Ratner Solovey

Heather Ratner Solovey

Sales & Events Coordinator

A Washington, DC native, I immersed myself into the Bay Area wedding community soon after moving to the area. As a recent bride myself, when it comes to your wedding, I understand you want it to be uniquely you and I am here to ensure a smooth planning process. I graduated from university with a degree focusing on event management and have over 5 years of professional event management experience. My favorite thing about the Berkeley City Club is the amazing story behind this historical gem of a venue and I am committed to making sure your wedding is one for the history books as well!

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2 Endorsements

  • 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 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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  • 2315 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94704 See on map
    5102801540 (Phone number)
    Hotel: 24 Hours Events Department: Monday-Friday - 9:00am-5:00pm
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