Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Map · Phone number
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About Oakland Museum of California

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

Services Offered

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

  • In house audio visual services available
  • 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.

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2 Reviews for Oakland Museum of California

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Adam · Married on 08/12/2017

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

    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
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    Julia · Married on 07/08/2017

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    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

Oakland Museum of California FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    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?
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
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  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
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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:

  • Indoor
  • 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:

  • 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: 5.0 in quality of service, 5.0 in average response time, 5.0 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.