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The Terrace Room

Oakland, CA View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
16 reviews
$13k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$13k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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, this event space provides a memorable setting 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. This venue 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.

Services Offered

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 event planning assistance. They are also invited to use chairs, tables, and china provided by the setting.

Cuisine

This venue 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.

History

Originally called the Madison-Lake Apartments, this property 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.

Location

This wedding venue 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$18

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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    Allison K. Married on 09/11/2019
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    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!
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    Maryanne Married on 12/01/2018
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    Great venue!

    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.

    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.

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