A Bold, New OMCA
OMCA's keeping it fresh with an ambitious campus renovation designed by Oakland-based landscape architect and MacArthur "genius" grant winner Walter Hood of Hood Design Studio, and the architecture firm Cavagnero & Associates. Construction is expected to be completed towards the end of 2020, and we will provide updates about future event booking opportunities as information becomes available.
We are currently booking ceremonies, meetings, and programs that occur in the James Moore Theater. This site will be updated with availability, capacity and new fees when future bookings in our garden and cafe spaces can be accepted.
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 James Moore Theater has a capacity of 269
Oakland Museum of California offers venue rental for wedding ceremonies, meetings and programs. Event services include the following:
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.
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.
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2 Reviews for Oakland Museum of California
Recommended by 98% of couples
Adam · Married on 08/12/2017
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.Sent on 08/28/2017
Julia · Married on 07/08/2017
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.Sent on 08/02/2017