The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt is an enchanting and historic wedding venue located in Oakland, California. Your guests will enjoy the unique ambience of this 1920's-era former supper club, with its enchanting Art Deco ballroom and breathtaking panoramic views of the blue-green waters of Lake Merritt and the lush Oakland Hills. With spectacular food, amazing views and extraordinary service, The Terrace Room provides a memorable event for all your wedding festivities.
Facilities and Capacity
Built in 1927 and recently renovated, The Terrace Room offers spectacular décor from a bygone era, including plush new Art Deco-inspired carpeting, wrought iron chandeliers, overstuffed Art Deco furniture covered in mohair and Lloyd Loom wicker chairs and cocktail tables. Their unique Art Deco ballroom features panoramic views of the area and the Necklace of Lights at night, a chain of lights on ornate Victorian light poles that surround the entire lake. Available event spaces include the following:
The Terrace Room offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Their entire staff is professional and courteous and will assist you in coordinating all of you’re your wedding details. Event services offered include the following:
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 you prefer, their chef will work with you to personalize a menu based on your 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 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.
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 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.
Recommended by 91% of couples
s · Married on 05/26/2007
They were wonderful! They worked with us on everything and even gave us cost-cutting advice when we let them know how much we were trying to pay for everything. The venue was beautiful and perfect - so much of our family was from out of state and they were blown away by the view of Lake Merritt and all the deco glory of the space. They even worked through a staff change with us and worked really hard to make everything work.
Kristen · Married on 10/05/2018
Lovely reception venue
My husband and I had a beautiful wedding reception at the Terrace Room earlier this month. Candi and her team were great to work with and very responsive over email. The Terrace Room is beautifully located over Lake Merritt with lovely views, and the food was fantastic, which was really important to my husband and I. During our tasting, we met with the chef who was really eager to make sure the food was what we were looking for. Everything was delicious, from the appetizers, to the plated dinners. We felt that the pricing was quite reasonable for a reception venue, and it was great that the Terrace Room had everything we needed, from seating, to linens, and we didn't have to rent anything. We would definitely recommend the Terrace Room to other couples looking for a lovely wedding venue in Oakland.
Jennifer · Married on 03/03/2018
I was married at the Terrace Room in March 2018 and I cannot say enough good things about working with their team. My guests also can't stop telling me what a great wedding it was. We partly selected them because when we were in early discussions and pursuing quotes their catering and events team were by far the most communicative and professional of all the venues we spoke with, which made them stand out to us, along with the beauty of the venue and the ease of all-in-one for food, tables, chairs, linens and venue space.
All of our meetings and discussions before the event were very smooth and service day-of was exceptional. I have never been at a wedding where food service was accomplished so speedily and professionally, no one was kept waiting for food which mean we had even more time than we hoped for dancing. I was very impressed with the quality of the food, and the chef was eager to please our guests with special dietary needs, including vegans, gluten-free, kosher and lactose-intolerant guests. The food was exceptional, and I was especially pleased our vegetarian guests enjoyed their dishes so much and didn't feel their meals were an afterthought. Bar service was also incredible, the bar tenders were friendly with our guests and kept everyone well topped-off. The premium cocktail package was well worth it with our group, and guests enjoyed the signature cocktails we planned with the bar, as well as working up other premium cocktails with the bartenders.
Beyond the amazing service, the venue itself is beautiful, we appreciated it needed minimal additional decoration, and the amazing views over Lake Merritt by day and night are incomparable.
I'm very glad I chose the Terrace Room, we had exactly the wedding we hoped for, and I would recommend it to anyone.
The Terrace Room Price Rates
For available Saturdays in March 2019, The Terrace Room is offering a complimentary extra hour beyond our 5 hours when you reserve the entire room for your wedding or celebration.
You can use that to expand your reception OR use it to host your wedding ceremony. Call TODAY! Limited time offer.
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.