Located in Oakland, California, The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt is an enchanting and historic wedding venue. Guests will surely enjoy the unique ambiance of this 1920's-era former supper club. The venue features an enchanting Art Deco ballroom and breathtaking panoramic views of the blue-green waters of Lake Merritt alongside the lush Oakland Hills. With spectacular food, amazing views, and extraordinary service, The Terrace Room provides a memorable event for all types of wedding festivities.
Facilities and Capacity
Built in 1927 and since renovated, The Terrace Room offers spectacular decor, including plush Art Deco-inspired carpeting and wrought iron chandeliers. There is also overstuffed furniture covered in mohair, as well as Lloyd Loom wicker chairs and cocktail tables. This unique ballroom features panoramic views of the area and the Necklace of Lights at night, a chain of lights on ornate Victorian light poles. Available event spaces include the Lakeside Room, the Madison Room, and the Terrace Room.
Couples can rent a space at The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt for weddings and other social events. The staff is professional and courteous and will assist in the coordination of all the wedding details. Couples hiring this venue can avail of:
The Terrace Room serves upscale American cuisine and offers a variety of menus to choose from. Executive Chef Jack Andrew’s philosophy is to incorporate local and regionally grown foods whenever possible. If couples prefer, the chef will work with them to personalize a menu based on their personal preferences.
The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate various 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.
Originally called the Madison-Lake Apartments, The Lake Merritt Hotel offered apartment-style hotel living in Oakland along the shores of Lake Merritt. In 1934, luxurious hotel dining was added to The Lake Merritt Hotel, now known as The Terrace Room. The restaurant soon became a hot spot in the city, attracting big-name stars and dance orchestras.
The Terrace Room is located on Lake Merritt in Oakland. It is near attractions such as the Oakland Museum of California, the Grand Lake Theatre, and the New Parkway Theater. This venue is located just blocks from the Bay and a short drive away from San Francisco.
16 Reviews for The Terrace Room
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Allison K. · Married on 09/11/2019
Exactly what I had envisioned for our wedding!
We had a very small (18 person) wedding and The Terrace Room was so accommodating. Candi was especially helpful during the whole process of planning the wedding. She was always just an email away if we had any questions and extremely organized. They definitely know what they are doing and can customize their space to your specific needs. Also, the location is gorgeous. It was exactly what I had envisioned for our wedding!Sent on 01/21/2020
Ragni P. · Married on 03/09/2019
This review is for Candi and her team for the exceptional service on our big day and days leading up to it in March of 2019. From the moment we meet and toured the Terrace Room we were in great hands. Candi was very prompt and patient with us and in answering all our questions and concerns and in planning a wedding you know there were many! Our big day couldn't have been more perfect as a bride I can honestly say I had zero worries, everything was perfect from the food down to the end of the night. This venue and Candi's team is amazing and it was a pleasure working with them all. Thank you all for our perfect wedding! We will be back to celebrate our 1st yr anniversary, every one there after.Sent on 01/21/2020
Maryanne · Married on 12/01/2018
The Terrace Room is a gem in the heart of Oakland that was the perfect venue for our wedding. The food was delicious (we chose the buffet option), the service was great (Candi Zamora, the coordinator was such a pleasure to work with!), and the location was the best part. Beautiful during both the day and night, the view of Lake Merritt was stunning through the big windows and added a unique touch to the restaurant. I also loved how the interior design and steel frames in the dining area added a hint of nostalgia.Sent on 03/09/2019
It was the perfect venue for a party of 150 guests. It felt small enough to feel close with everyone, but still big enough where our guests did not feel cramped.
Candi the event coordinator was an absolute pleasure to work with. With always a gracious smile and positive attitude she was responsive, diligent, and accommodating to our requests.
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The incredible Lake side ambiance paired with the friendly staff and AWESOME food makes the Terrace Room a place couples should definetly check out before they secure their venue. Day or evening the Terrace Room has great views and perfect for special events.