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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28 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 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.3

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    Taylor J. · Getting married on 06/08/2022

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 10/31/2020
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    Mallory R. · 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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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?
    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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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
    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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