Weddings

Oakland Museum of California

Oakland, CA View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   2 reviews
Up to 100 guests

About

Up to 100 guests

Thank you for envisioning your event at the Oakland Museum of CA (OMCA).

We are taking inquiries for events taking place on July 1st, 2022 and beyond.



Oakland Museum of California is a museum and wedding venue located in Oakland, California. Designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Kevin Roche, this mid-century modern masterpiece is the perfect setting for your ceremony. Create an amazing experience at the Oakland Museum of California with customized details to reflect your unique style.

Facilities and Capacity

The Great Court Garden has a capacity of 100

Services Offered

Oakland Museum of California offers venue rental for wedding ceremonies. Event services include the following:

  • ADA accessible
  • Wireless internet for casual guest usage

Cuisine

The Oakland Museum of California asks that couples choose caterers from their list of preferred catering vendors. These caterers provide outstanding menus and presentations that range from traditional to exotic.

Location

Just across the bay from San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California is situated between downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt. The museum is equipped to accommodate a wide range of transportation needs with a private parking garage and convenient location a block from the Lake Merritt BART station.

  • Black-owned
  • Asian-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Native American-owned
  • Pacific Islander-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

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?

$8,550

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

$8,550

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

Yes

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

$1,100

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

$1,100

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

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

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
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4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Adam Married on 08/12/2017
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    We had a phenomenal experience with OMCA. The staff team that helped us with our wedding made sure everything was perfect and were extremely friendly. It was a pleasure working with the whole team.
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    Julia Married on 07/08/2017
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    We had our wedding ceremony, reception and dinner in the gardens of OMCA. We chose it for a number of reasons - the location was fantastic (easy to get to from public transit, had ample parking), it's a unique and fascinating museum (we had an amazing Dorothea Lange exhibit open for guests during the wedding, which people loved), and the gardens are huge, unique and beautiful and lend themselves to a lot of creativity of where to have the reception vs. ceremony, etc. There were a couple things OMCA had going on a few weeks before our wedding - their main wedding events coordinator left, and because the Warriors won the playoffs, they had more events than they had originally planned for. Even with all of this going on, the staff there, Catherine, and in particular Maria, really stepped up to the plate to take care of us and help make our wedding seamless and beautiful. Catherine was very professional in keeping us in the loop and addressing any concerns we had. Maria was incredibly responsive and attentive to every little detail of our wedding. We had a couple complicated requests, in particular with timing surrounding a surprise flash mob and the cake. Maria took the time to speak with us about those extra little details, coordinate with the vendors, and made sure that everything worked wonderfully and that I didn't have to think about a thing on my wedding day. She was a pleasure to work with. The gardens were absolutely magical on our wedding night, and we were very impressed with how the event was handled by OMCA staff. If we had a choice we would do it all over again at OMCA.

Real Weddings

  • Amal & Rahiel
    69 photos · 08/24/2019

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1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA, 94607
5103188505
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Oakland Museum of California frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Oakland Museum of California in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Oakland Museum of California for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Oakland Museum of California for wedding events?

Oakland Museum of California offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Oakland Museum of California offer?

Oakland Museum of California offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Oakland Museum of California offer for wedding events?

Oakland Museum of California offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Oakland Museum of California and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Oakland Museum of California is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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