Berkeley is a city known for more than its academic excellence and vibrant culture. Stunning landscapes, eclectic charm, and artistic flair make it a totally unique place to say “I do!” Plus, it’s a city laced with progressive history, with some pretty spectacular venues for unforgettable weddings. Are you thinking about getting married in Berkeley? […]
Berkeley is a city known for more than its academic excellence and vibrant culture. Stunning landscapes, eclectic charm, and artistic flair make it a totally unique place to say “I do!” Plus, it’s a city laced with progressive history, with some pretty spectacular venues for unforgettable weddings. Are you thinking about getting married in Berkeley? Here are some of the best Berkeley wedding venues to consider!
1500 Wildcat Canyon Rd
Berkeley, CA 94708
The Brazilian Room is a part of the Tilden Regional Park, a beautiful natural space with rolling forest-covered hills and flourishing gardens. The Brazilian Room is a beautiful wedding venue with dark wooden beams and accents for an ambiance reminiscent of an English cottage hidden in Berkeley. In fact, it gets its name from that gorgeous wood, which was a gift from the Brazilian government to the East Bay Regional Park District back in 1939. Today, the outdoor ceremony sites overlooking the beautiful surroundings, a large indoor fireplace, as well as a spacious patio combine to make your wedding a truly charming and unique celebration.
200 Centennial Dr
Berkeley, CA 94720
UC Botanical Garden covers 34 acres of UC Berkeley campus and is home to over 10,000 species of plants. The Garden began back in 1890 and moved to its current location in 1925. Today, approaching its centennial anniversary, UC Berkeley Botanical Garden makes a beautiful venue to host a wedding. Say “I do” in the Stephen T. Mather Redwood Grove, complete with an intimate outdoor amphitheater that encircles your vow exchange. It’s a magnificent wooded space for a truly ethereal ceremony. Then, celebrate in Julia Morgan Hall (designed by famed female architect Julia Morgan.) This building originated as a social center for the senior women’s class in 1911. It’s a cozy, historic space overlooking the gardens, with an elegant gas fireplace and a lovely deck with romantic lighting.
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Berkeley City Club is an extraordinary historic gathering place and hotel wedding venue in Berkeley. Opened in 1930 to serve as a women’s activity center, Berkeley City Club was also designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan. Julia also designed the iconic Hearst Castle. Hence why the Berkeley City Club became known as “the Little Castle.” Today, the Club is a glamorous hotel, a collection of fine dining establishments, and home to exquisite amenities like a spectacular indoor heated swimming pool. When you host your wedding here, you’ll have full access to the second floor, including the picturesque Terrace, the grand Venetian Ballroom, and the Old World-inspired Members Lounge.
41 Tunnel Road
Berkeley, CA 94705
Claremont Club & Spa is a magnificent hotel in the East Bay with stunning views of San Francisco. A true “imposing Tudor Revival-style palace nestled in the hills,” its historic charm stays balanced with modern luxury amenities for an indulgent stay – or wedding! Lavish ballrooms make the perfect place to host a glamorous ceremony or reception. Although the intimate Secret Garden is a must-see. Especially if you’re considering a smaller event. Claremont Club & Spa’s extraordinary views and iconic architecture make it an incredible place for a truly memorable, grand wedding.
These Berkeley wedding venues are full of charm, sophistication, and history. Whether you’re planning a wedding that feels colorful and cozy or stately and grand, there’s a place for your wedding in Berkeley.
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