Oakland Museum of California

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About Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California is a museum and wedding venue located in Oakland, California. Nestled among flowering pear trees and extensive gardens, this unique science, history and art museum offers endless wedding ceremony and reception possibilities. Designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Kevin Roche, this mid-century modern masterpiece is the perfect setting for a historic venue with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. Create an amazing celebration at the Oakland Museum of California with customized details to reflect your unique style.

Facilities and Capacity

Wedding ceremonies and receptions can be held al fresco in the museum gardens, enclosed by broad flights of stairs and trellised walkways, or in the Blue Oak café with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the tranquil koi pond.

Services Offered

Oakland Museum of California offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. As a wedding gift, the museum gifts each couple a free membership pass so they can visit the place where their marriage began. Event services offered include the following:

  • Outside vendors
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless internet

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.

Other Services

Oakland Museum of California is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

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

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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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    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.

Oakland Museum of California 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? $ 5,600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,600.00
  • 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? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • 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, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, November, December

Map

  • 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA, 94607 See on map
    510-907-6609 (Phone number)

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