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:
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.
This full-service venue has been a part of the East Bay wedding industry for over 30 years. Services included are as follows:
28 Reviews for Berkeley City Club
Recommended by 90% of couples
21 User photos
Katy P. · Married on 09/18/2020
Amazing Staff, Stunning Location - Doesn't Get Better Than This
I wish I could give this place 10/5 stars for the amazing service, great care, accommodating and kind staff alone... but add to that the stunning building and incredible views... it would break Wedding Wire, I would give them so many stars!
We got engaged the week everything shut down. After searching for somewhere that offered a refund for Covid aka “acts of God” (I think that’s what most places call that kind of cancellation), my fiancé stumbled across this place and their prices were very reasonable, their refund policy beat the other places, the couches in the members lounge make for easy beautiful photos even WITH distancing (each group at a different chair/couch for artistic clustering), and they were really a joy to work with!
In addition to Covid complications, we also had to plan for a family member who had very particular special needs and the hotel staff were beyond patient in figuring out everything and pulled it off beautifully!
The chef is great and the food was very good quality and he was still kind enough to accommodate requests we made on customizing the menu!
The hotel staff and wait staff are beyond kind and made us feel welcome every step of the way! They even remembered my family and asked about my nephew when we came back from our tasting.
Heather (their event coordinator) was our main point of contact and she was very transparent, friendly, professional, and patient the whole time. Planning a wedding during a pandemic is a real challenge and can be emotionally draining but this place and the staff here was the saving grace that made the whole experience possible, beautiful, and they even brought joy back into the process.
On top of ALL THAT, the whole building is gorgeous, photos here are beautiful and the bridal suite we stayed in had these huge, lovely windows that let in a nice sea breeze and overlooked the bay. The night before our wedding, we loved sitting on the couch, choosing our wedding music, and watching the sunset.
This is such a special place! This really is the best place to work with and have a perfect wedding or, really, any event or even to just stay for vacation! We will definitely be coming back to visit more casually.
So, I’d give this about 1,000,000,000/5 stars. Hope that doesn’t break Wedding Wire. 😉Sent on 09/30/2020
Taylor J. · Getting married on 06/08/2022
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
Mallory R. · Married on 10/05/2019
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
The Julia Morgan architecture and decor is gorgeous....the catering staff - especially Sandy is one of a kind and so easy to work with!
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!