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1820 University Ave, Berkeley
The Acacia House is an Italianate style bed and breakfast with a three room guest suite, an upstairs guest room, and a plant filled atrium. The bed and breakfast can be rented for small parties, meetings, and catered meals.
2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Adagia restaurant is located in the 1926 Walter Ratcliff building. The restaurant serves Mediterranean and Californian food using organic and sustainable grown ingredients. The 1,300 square feet main dining room seats 100 people for dining events. The 700 square feet patio seats up to 60 guests. The private dining seats up to 12 guests.
1822 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Albatross Pub is a laid back place to listen to live music, look at funky art, play pool and darts, and just hang out. The pub takes reservations for large parties and can be reserved for private events outside of regular business hours.
University of California, Berkeley
The Alumni House is located on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The house has facilities available to rent for weddings, parties, conferences, meetings, and other events. The Toll Room accommodates up to 300 people. The Patio accommodates up to 200 people. The Sibey Meeting Room accommodates up to 50 people. The Bechtel Conference Room seats 18 people. The President’s Room seats 10 people.
80 Bolivar Dr, Berkeley
Aquatic Park in Berkeley includes 33.7 acres of land and a 67.7 acre lake. The park features a playground, a soccer field, fitness courses, Frisbee golf, and trails. The lake is popular for water sports. The park has picnic areas and open spaces available to reserve for events.
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center is a nonprofit that offers performances, classes, and workshops in world music and dance. The center has a café that serves mostly organic, vegetarian food. The 1,320 square feet Front Studio and the 600 square feet Back Studio are available to rent for events.
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Bancroft Hotel is a historic 1928 hotel with 22 guestrooms located across the street from the University of California, Berkeley. The hotel’s Great Hall is a large room with hardwood floors, stained glass windows, two fireplaces, and a raised stage. The hall is available for events with up to 300 people.
Beckett’s Irish Pub
2271 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Beckett’s Irish Pub is located in a 1925 French Provincial Building in downtown Berkeley. The Cal Room has its own bar and is available to reserve for private events. The Oscar Wilde Room is also available for small semi private events. Both rooms can be used together for larger events.
Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St, Berkeley
The Berkeley Arts Center is located in Live Oak Park. The building is an arts and crafts style structure with an outdoor reception area. The gallery, lobby, and reception area are available to rent for art shows, parties, receptions, lectures, meetings, workshops, and other events.
Berkeley Art Museum
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
The Berkeley Art Museum is located on the southern edge of the University of California, Berkeley campus. The museum offers private tours and makes an elegant and artistic setting for events. The museum has a 234 seat theater and additional smaller spaces.
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley
Berkeley City Club is located two blocks from the University of California, Berkeley and includes 36 guestrooms, gardens, and an indoor pool. The 2,400 square feet Ballroom accommodates up to 350 people for events and features a grand piano, a stage, and a dance floor. The 1,200 square feet Members Lounge accommodates up to 150 people and features a fireplace, a piano, a bookshelf, and art. The club’s elegant 960 square feet Drawing Room accommodates up to 120 people for events and has a fireplace, grand piano, and a private courtyard and garden. The 850 square feet Venetian Room serves as a bar for the Ballroom or accommodates separate events with up to 85 people. The 750 square feet Julia Morgan Room accommodates up to 60 people. The 275 square feet Logia Room accommodates meetings with up to 14 people. The 1,600 square feet Ivy Terrace is located adjacent to the Ballroom and Member’s Lounge and accommodates up to 175 people. The West and East Courtyard are available for photos and intimate events.
Berkeley High School Warm Pool
2246 Milvia St, Berkeley
The Berkeley High School Warm Pool is an indoor 25 yard pool that offers public swim and swim classes. The pool is available to reserve for pool parties, classes, and events.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley
Berkeley Repertory Theatre is a professional regional theater company that offers its facilities for all sorts of events. The 25,000 square feet Roda Theater seats 558 people and has a proscenium stage, upper and lower lobbies, two dressing rooms, and a green room with a kitchen. The Thrust Stage seats 401 people and has a lobby, dressing rooms, and a green room with a kitchen. A courtyard and rehearsal halls are also available.
Berkeley Rose Garden
1200 Euclid Ave, Berkeley
The Berkeley Rose Garden is a 3.64 acre garden that features over 3,000 rose bushes of 250 different varieties. The garden has a terraced amphitheater and redwood pergola that provides a romantic setting for weddings and other events.
2274 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Berkeley 7 is a seven screen movie multiplex. The multiplex has theaters available to rent for private screenings, meetings, and other events. Group rates are available for parties of 25 people or more during regularly scheduled movies. Birthday party packages are also available.
Berkeley Skate Park
5th and Harrison Street, Berkeley
Berkeley Skate Park is located at Harrison Park. The 18,000 square feet skate park includes a large oval bowl, a fun box, and areas for beginners. The park is available to rent for birthday parties and other events.
Berkeley Yacht Club
1 Seawall Dr, Berkeley
The Berkeley Yacht Club is available to rent for weddings, parties, meetings, and other events. The waterfront location features great views of the bay, a wraparound deck, a podium with a sound system, a bar, and a full kitchen.
1849 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Bistro Liaison is located within walking distance of the University of California, Berkeley and Berkeley’s Arts District. The French restaurant has a private party room available for events with up to 22 guests. The entire restaurant can be reserved for larger events.
Wildcat Canyon and Shasta Road, Berkeley
The Brazilian Room is a historic facility located at Tilden Regional Park. The facility accommodates events with up to 225 people. The 1,728 square feet room seats up to 150 people or 120 people when using dance floor. The 1,680 square feet patio seats up to 180 people. The facility has a kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and coffee maker. Tables, chairs, and umbrellas are also available for events.
1782 Fourth Street, Berkeley
Café Rouge serves Mediterranean and American Food. The restaurant features a full bar, a retail meat market, and an outdoor patio. The restaurant is available for events such as receptions, parties, and banquets.
University of California, Berkeley
Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley offers theaters to rent for events such as concerts, theater, dance, lectures, and seminars. Zellerbach Auditorium is a 2,089 seat theater with a 1,890 square feet proscenium stage. Wheeler Auditorium is a 705 seat theater with a 450 square feet proscenium stage. Zellerbach Playhouse is a theater that seats up to 547 people with a 1,320 square feet proscenium stage.
2113 Kittredge St, Berkeley
The California Theater is a 3 screen movie multiplex located in downtown Berkeley. The theater was originally built for live theater in 1913. The theater is available to rent for movie screenings, games, parties, meetings, and other events.
1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Cesar is a Mexican style bar and restaurant that serves Spanish tapas. Cesar offers catering services, and the entire restaurant can be reserved for events.
1300 Rose St, Berkeley
Cedar-Rose Park is a 5 acre park with tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, play areas, picnic areas and an amphitheater. The park’s amphitheater is available to reserve for events.
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley
Claremont Hotel is a 279 guestroom hotel located in the Berkeley Hills. The hotel’s amenities include restaurants, a spa, and a 22 acre club with pools, tennis courts, and a fitness center. The hotel offers 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space including ballrooms, meeting rooms, boardrooms, and outdoor settings. The 4,779 square feet Claremont Ballroom accommodates up to 500 people. The 4,079 square feet Empire Ballroom accommodates up to 480 people.
1201 Euclid Ave, Berkeley
Codornices Park is located in Northeast Berkeley and connected to the Berkeley Rose Garden with a tunnel under Euclid Avenue. The park offers a basketball court, baseball and softball fields, a play area, trails, and picnic tables. The park has a group picnic area with barbecue that is available to reserve for events.
Cragmont Rock Park
960 Regal Rd, Berkeley
Cragmont Rock Park is a 3 acre park with a basketball court, a picnic area with a barbecue, grassy areas, views of the San Francisco Bay, and a rock outcrop that is popular for rock climbing. The park has a gazebo that is available to rent for weddings and other events.
David Browler Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
The David Browler Center is a state of the art facility that offers space for all sorts of events. The Hazel Wolf Gallery and Lobby accommodates up to 200 people. The Goldman Theater seats 180 people. The Tamalpais Room accommodates up to 170 people. The Terrace accommodates up to 125 people. The dividable Kinzie Conference Room accommodates up to 120 people. The Second Floor Lobby accommodates up to 50 people.
Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley
The Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Berkeley Marina is a 378 guestroom hotel with a business center, a fitness room, and a pool. The dividable 5,088 square feet Islands Ballroom accommodates events with up to 850 people. The 1,632 square feet Belvedere Island accommodates up to 265 people. The 1,320 square feet Quarter Deck accommodates up to 200 people. The 1,152 square feet Angel Island, Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island each accommodate up to 180 people. The 3,750 square feet Bay Grille Restaurant accommodates up to 120 people. The 2,000 square feet Bay Lounge accommodates up to 100 people. The 900 square feet Outdoor Patio accommodates up to 100 people. The 1,485 square feet California Room accommodates up to 80 people. The 1,300 square feet Mariposa room accommodates up to 60 people. The 972 square feet Berkeley room accommodates up to 50 people. The 384 square feet Captain’s Deck accommodates up to 40 people. room The 650 square feet Amador and El Dorado rooms each accommodate up to 30 people. The 486 square feet La Jolla, Sacramento and Santa Barbara rooms each accommodates up to 30 people. The 480 square feet Lobby Atrium accommodates up to 15 people. The Islands Foyer accommodates up to 12 people. The 500 square feet Islands Boardroom accommodates 12 people. The three Los Angeles rooms, lobby and the Sierra Nevada Foyer each accommodate 10 people.
Downtown Bar and Restaurant
2102 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Downtown Bar and Restaurant is located in the Berkeley Arts District. The Mediterranean restaurant can be rented for events with up to 250 people. The Shattuck Room seats up to 140 people. The Addison Room seats up to 40 people.
2035 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
Expressions Gallery is a fine arts gallery located in the Ashby Arts District. The 1,500 square feet gallery is available to rent for artists shows and other events. The facility can accommodate up to 200 people.
The Faculty Club
University Of California, Berkeley
The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley is a 1902 Craftsman designed building that serves as a retreat, meeting place, and party facility for the faculty and staff of the university. The club is available to host private events with up to 300 guests. Catering and bar services are available. The club also offers a 23 guestroom hotel for overnight accommodations.
2116 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Fern Cottage is a 1,000 square feet cottage with a back yard and a covered deck. The cottage can accommodate events with up to 130 people standing or 60 people seated with tables. The cottage has a kitchen with a commercial range, refrigerator with freezer, and coffee pot. Tables and chairs are also available for use with the rental.
2556 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Fondue Fred is a fun fondue restaurant located in the Village Mall. The restaurant accommodates parties with up to 150 guests. Party packages are available for groups of 6 or more.
Frances Albrier Community Center
2800 Park St, Berkeley
The Frances Albrier Community Center is located at the 13 acre San Pablo Park. The center includes a social hall, a stage, a multi purpose room, a crafts room, a game room, a computer lab, a kitchen, and a landscaped patio with barbecue pits. The stage can be used for presentations to audiences of up to 200 people. The Arts and Crafts Room and the Multipurpose Room each accommodate parties, classes, meetings, and other events with up to 40 people.
Golden Gate Fields
1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley
Golden Gate Fields is a horse racing facility with a racetrack and restaurants. The 225 acre facility has 300,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The Turf Club seats 1,100 people for dining events. The Grandstands seat 14,000 people. Group rates, the private Director’s Room, and box seats are available for get-togethers during the races.
1730 Oregon St, Berkeley
Grove Park is a 3 acre park with tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, a softball field, a play area, a picnic area, and a recreation building. Rooms at the recreation building are available for events. Sports fields and tennis courts can also be reserved.
Habitot Children’s Museum
1563 Solano Ave, Berkeley
Habitot Children’s Museum
Habitot Children’s Museum provides a hands on, fun, learning experience for children with interactive displays and exhibits. The museum is available for birthday parties and other events. Party packages are available for parties during museum hours and exclusive museum rentals. The museum can accommodate private parties with up to 75 people.
1100 4th St, Berkeley
Harrison Park is a 5.6 acre park in Northwest Berkeley. The park has two playing fields and a skate park. The Field house has a meeting room that is available to reserve for events.
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Hillside Club is located in a historic 1924 Arts and Craft Building with an English Tudor style hall. The hall is available for top rent for events with up to 200 people or dining events with up to 125 people. Rental includes use of tables and chairs, a stage, a screen, a green room, and a catering kitchen.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Berkeley
1175 University Avenue, Berkeley
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Berkeley is located near the University of California, Berkeley, The 69 guestroom hotel offers a fitness room and meeting space. The hotel’s meeting room accommodates events with up to 39 guests.
Hornblower Cruises and Events
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley
Hornblower Cruises and Events offers dining cruises and private cruises for event such as weddings, reunions, parties, and corporate functions. The 150’ San Francisco Spirit is available for large events with up to 550 guests. The 105’ Pacific Hornblower accommodates up to 149 guests. The 100’ Sunset Hornblower accommodates up to 140 guests. The 90’ Commodore Hornblower accommodates up to 122 guests. The 64’ Hornblower Hybrid uses solar, wind, and efficient diesel generated power and accommodates up to 149 guests. The 60’ Admiral Hornblower and Captain Hornblower each accommodates up to 60 guests.
2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
Hotel Durant is a 143 guestroom hotel located near the University of California, Berkeley. The hotel features Spanish Mediterranean architecture and has an on-site restaurant and events facilities. Henry’s Dining Room accommodates events with up to 75 people. The California Room accommodates events with up to 70 people. The University Room accommodates events with up to 50 people. The Regents Board Room accommodates meetings with up to 12 people.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley
Hotel Shattuck Plaza in downtown Berkeley was constructed in 1910 and renovated in 2007. The 199 guestroom hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, a business center, and a fitness center. The hotel has 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space including a 2,788 square feet dividable ballroom.
Hs Lordships Restaurant
199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley
Hs Lordships Restaurant is a waterfront steak and seafood restaurant. The restaurant offers a ballroom and four banquet rooms for events. The Georgian Ballroom seats up to 500 guests and features views of the San Francisco skyline. The Windsor Court Room seats up to 180 guests and has a garden view. The Tartan Room seats up to 80 guests with views of San Francisco. The Forge Room seats up to 60 guests and features view of Berkeley Hills.
India Palace Restaurant
2160 University Avenue, Berkeley
India Palace Restaurant is a family friendly North Indian restaurant located in North Berkeley. The restaurant has a separate banquet room with hand painted murals available for private events. The banquet room can accommodate up to 150 people.
2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley
The International House provides housing for students of the University of California, Berkeley. The facility offers conference and event facilities. The Chevron Auditorium seats up to 450 people and is equipped with a movie screen, a sound system, and stage lighting. The Ida and Robert Sproul Rooms are two adjacent meeting rooms that each accommodate up to 40 people or combine to accommodate up to 75. The Homeroom is an elegant room that seats up to 50 people and features a piano, antique furnishings, and views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. The Slusser Room is a conference room located adjacent to the auditorium that seats 28 people.
James Kenney Recreation Center
1720 8th St, Berkeley
The James Kenney Recreation Center is located in Northwest Berkeley on the 4.25 acre James Kenney Park. The park has tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, ball fields, a playground, and a picnic area. The Recreation Center has a gym and other rooms that can be rented for events.
2087 Addison Street, Berkeley
Jazz School offers classes, workshops, and performances as well as a café, a photo gallery, and a book and record store. The school has space available space for events with up to 60 people.
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St, Berkeley
JCC East Bay offers event rentals for events including weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, memorials, receptions, performances, luncheons, seminars, meetings, and more. The 1,440 square feet theater accommodates up to 250 people. The courtyard accommodates up to 200 people. The 595 square feet exercise room accommodates up to 90 people. The 418 square feet library accommodates up to 30 people. The 231 square feet lecture room accommodates up to 20 people. The 88 square feet green room accommodates 8 people. A kitchen is also available for food prep.
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
2640 College Avenue, Berkeley
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts is located in the Elmwood District of Berkeley. The facility has a 328 seat theater available to rent for events. The venue also offers two studio classrooms and a lobby.
1700 Hopkins St, Berkeley
King Pool is an outdoor 25 yard pool that offers public swim and swim classes. The pool is available to reserve for pool parties, classes, and events.
2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
La Note is a Provincial restaurant located in downtown Berkeley. The outdoor patio is available for events or the entire restaurant can be rented. La Note can accommodate events with up to 90 guests.
La Quinta Inn
920 University Ave, Berkeley
La Quinta Inn is located west of downtown Berkeley. The hotel’s amenities include a fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool. Three meeting rooms are available for events. The largest meeting room is 4,512 square feet and accommodates up to 288 people.
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
La Peña is a community cultural center that provides space for artists to perform and create. The center has a theater, a lobby, and a community room available to rent for private events. The theater seats 175 people and has a 299 square feet stage. The lobby seats up to 45 people. The community room seats up to 30 people.
La Val’s Pizza and Sub Terranean Theatre
1834 Euclid Ave, Berkeley
La Val’s Pizza and Subterranean Theater is located in North Berkeley. The restaurant can accommodate private parties with up to 100 people. The theater is a black box theater that can accommodate plays, performances, and other events with up to 50 people.
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
Lawrence Hall of Science is part of the University of California, Berkeley and includes an interactive science museum. Lawrence Hall can accommodate daytime events with up to 275 people and evening events with up to 500 people. Event spaces include a 275 seat auditorium, meeting rooms that accommodate from 5 to 75 people, and the large lawn.
Le Bateau Ivre Café
2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Le Bateau Ivre Café sits in a historic 1898 French home. The café makes a lovely setting for events. Four meeting rooms and two outdoor patios are available for meetings and events with up to 50 people.
2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
LeChevel Restaurant serves high quality French, Chinese, and Southeast Asian food. The entire restaurant can be rented for events with up to 100 guests indoors and 75 guests outdoors. The private party room that accommodates up to 50 guests and has an adjacent outdoor patio that can accommodate an additional 20 guests.
Live Oak Park
1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Live Oak Park is a 5.52 acre park located in Northeast Berkeley. The park offers basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, a pool, a playground, picnic areas, an art and garden center, a theater, and a recreation center. The recreation center and picnic areas are available to reserve for events.
Looney’s Smokehouse BBQ
2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Looney’s Smokehouse BBQ serves southern barbecue food with homemade barbecues sauce and local brews. The restaurant’s second floor is available for private dining events and can accommodate up to 55 guests.
The Marsh Arts Center
2120 Allston Way, Berkeley
1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco
The Marsh Arts Center includes a theater in the Gaia Building in Berkeley and a 12,000 square feet community arts center in San Francisco with two theaters, a youth theater, a comedy club, and a café. The Berkeley theater accommodates events with up to 290 people.
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park is a 2.77 acre park in downtown Berkeley featuring a historic fountain and a large lawn. The park is a popular gathering place for festivals and events.
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
2475 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
The Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union offers a ballroom and meeting rooms for events. The Pauley Ballroom accommodates up to 999 people or can be divided for smaller events. The Tilden, Madrone, and Tan Oak rooms each accommodate up to 200 people. The Stephens room accommodates up to 65 people. The Chinquapin and Douglas Fir rooms each accommodate up to 20 people. The Black Oak room accommodates up to 12 people.
Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center
1730 Oregon St, Berkeley
Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center provides programs and classes for at risk youth in southwest Berkeley. The center’s facilities are available to rent for events. Facilities includes a gym, meeting rooms, a computer lab, a kitchen, and an outdoor picnic and recreation area. The gym seats up to 350 people.
Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda, Berkeley
Northbrae Community Church offers its facilities for weddings, meetings, and other events. The Chapel seats up to 325 people, and a piano and organ are available. Haver Hall accommodates up to 250 people and features a low rise stage. The Parlor accommodates up to 80 people. The Hut accommodates up to 60 people. The Gallery accommodates up to 40 people and features a large center table and a fireplace. Rooms 1, 2, and 3 each accommodate up to 25 people. A kitchen is also available.
Pacific Film Archive
2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
The Pacific Film Archive is located on the southern edge of the University of California, Berkeley campus. The archive has a 222 seat theater available for events. The theater has equipment to play 35 mm and 16 mm film as well as a large screen video projection system.
Pasand Madras Fine Indian Cuisine
2286 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Pasand Madras Fine Indian Cuisine served reasonably priced authentic South Indian food. The restaurant has a carpeted, beautifully decorated banquet hall that accommodates events with up to 100 people.
2556 Haste St, Berkeley
People’s Park is a 2.8 acre park in southeast Berkeley. The park’s amenities include a basketball court, a playground, community gardens, a recreation building, and picnic areas. The park has a stage and large lawn that are available for festivals, concerts, and other events.
Pyramid Brewery and Ale House
901 Gilman Street, Berkeley
Pyramid Brewery and Ale House is situated in a renovated warehouse located a few miles from the University of California, Berkeley. The entire restaurant can be rented to accommodate private events with up to 350 people. Smaller events can take place in the Mezzanine, the Board Room, the Hefe Room or the Outdoor Beer Garden.
800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley
Riva Cucina serves delicious North Italian cuisine using fresh ingredients. The entire restaurant can be reserved for private events with up to 60 people. A private party room is available for smaller events with up to 24 people.
Rose Garden Inn
2740 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
The Rose Garden Inn is a 40 guestroom bed and breakfast within walking distance of the University of California, Berkeley. The hotel’s Fay House includes a honeymoon suite, 9 guestrooms and a salon that accommodates meetings and events with up to 30 people. The entire Fay House can be rented for weddings and events.
830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Rudramandir is a sanctuary located in West Berkeley offering Yoga, holistic healing, and meditation. The facility has four rooms available to rent for events. The 3,000 square feet Main Sanctuary seats up to 212 people. The 1,200 square feet Rasa and Lotus Rooms each seat up to 100 people. The 500 square feet Sutra Room accommodates up to 30 people.
San Pablo Park
2800 Park St, Berkeley
San Pablo Park is a 13 acre park located in southwest Berkley. The park has baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, a playground, a recreation center, and picnic areas. Rooms are available to rent for events in the recreation center.
Sea Salt Restaurant
2512 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Sea Salt Restaurant specializes in healthy and sustainable seafood. The restaurant’s Green Room can accommodate events with up to 50 people for seated dining or 75 people for a reception. The patio accommodates events with up to 24 people for seated dining or 30 people for receptions.
2230 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Shattuck Cinemas is a 10 screen multiplex in downtown Berkeley that was built in 1988. The multiplex has theaters available to rent for movie screenings, games, parties, meetings, and other events.
Shattuck Down Low
2284 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Shattuck Down Low features live music and djs. The club has two bars, a dance floor, couches, pool tables, and booths. The club has three VIP private party areas that accommodate up to 10 people each and can be rented together for larger parties. The Blue Bar can be rented for larger events, and the Green Room provides a backstage area for private parties.
6 Degrees on Solano
1403 Solano Ave, Berkeley
6 Degrees on Solano features an eclectic menu emphasizing fresh, local, organic produce. The restaurant is available to rent for private events with up to 125 people including receptions, graduations, anniversaries, and parties.
Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 4th St, Berkeley
Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto has over 20,000 square feet of space available for events. The entire restaurant can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for a reception or 900 gusts for a sit down meal. The Atlanta and Pacific Rooms each accommodate up to 100 people or combine to accommodate up to 200 people. The Schmick Room accommodates up to 60 people. The McCormick Room accommodates up to 40 people and can be combined with the Schmick room to accommodate up to 75 people.
Strawberry Creek Park
1260 Allston Way, Berkeley
Strawberry Creek Park is a 3.7 acre park located in Southwest Berkeley. The park has basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, a grass field for soccer and other games, a playground, and a picnic area. The picnic area is available to reserve for events.
708 Addison St, Berkeley
Takara Sake has a 2,260 square feet tasting room that is available for events. The room combines Douglas fir, granite, and glass to form a contemporary space influenced by traditional Japan. The room is available for tastings and private events with up to 25 people.
1300 10th St, Berkeley
T-Rex BBQ specializes in traditional barbecue made with antibiotic and hormone free meat, sustainable fish, and organic produce. The restaurant can accommodate parties and events with up to 100 people.
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden has a conference center with a terrace, a redwood grove and amphitheater, an oak knoll picnic area, and a rose garden available for weddings and other events. The conference center accommodates up to 103 people. The redwood grove and amphitheater accommodates up to 130 people. The oak knoll picnic area accommodates up to 60 people. The rose garden accommodates up to 30 people. Chairs, tables, and canopies are also available for events.
UC Berkeley Recreational Sports
2301 Bancroft Way # 4420, Berkeley
UC Berkeley Recreational Sports offers facilities to rent for sports, parties, and other events. The Haas Clubroom accommodates up to 180 people for standing events or 100 for seated events. The Field House Gym has 3 basketball courts and built in bleachers. The Blue and Gold Gyms each have 2 basketball courts. The Golden Bear Softball Field is available for league rentals and one time use. Strawberry Pool is available for pool parties and has an accompanying barbecue and picnic area. Gymnastics parties for up to 30 kids and skateboarding parties are also available.
Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine
2533 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine is an elegant Pan-Asian restaurant. The restaurant has two private rooms available for events. The rooms seat 10 to 14 people. The entire restaurant can be rented for larger events.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Rd, Berkeley
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley is available to rent for weddings and other events. The 6,032 square feet Sanctuary seats up to 400 people. The 3,328 square feet Social Hall accommodates up to 250 people. The 2,912 square feet Atrium accommodates up to 200 people. The 2,912 square feet Terrace accommodates up to 175 people.
USS Hornet Museum
707 W. Hornet Avenue, Pier 3, Alameda, CA
The USS Hornet Museum includes the aircraft carrier the USS Hornet CV-12, historic aircraft, and artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission. The museum offers birthday party packages, group admission and facilities for events. The 90,000 square feet Flight Deck accommodates up to 3,000 people. The 44,500 square feet Hanger Deck accommodates up to 3,000 people. Hanger Bay 3 is 18,500 square feet and accommodates up to 1,250 people. The 3,600 square feet Officer’s Ward Room accommodates up to 150 people. The 1,600 square feet CPO Mess room accommodates up to 80 people. The Fantail accommodates up to 75 people. The Admiral’s Stateroom accommodates up to 35 people.
1799 University Avenue, Berkeley
Venezia is a family friendly Italian restaurant with delicious food and decor that include murals, a fountain, and wrought iron balconies. The restaurant can be reserved for private events. The main dining room seats 40 people and the private dining room seats 25 people.
West Campus Pool
2100 Browning St, Berkeley
West Campus Pool is an outdoor, 25 yard pool that offers public swim and swim classes. The pool is available to reserve for pool parties, classes, and events.
William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre
University of California, Berkeley
The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre is an outdoor amphitheater that was constructed in 1903. The theater can be rented for large events such as plays, concerts, and other performances. The facility has a 3,556 square feet stage, bowl seating for 6,500 people and a lawn area that seats an additional 2,000 people.
2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
The YWCA Berkeley provides classes and resources for members of the community and students of the university. The YWCA has facilities available to rent for meetings and other events. The auditorium accommodates up to 200 people. The main lounge accommodates up to 75 people. The student lounge accommodates up to 30 people.
1981 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Zatar Restaurant is a certified green business serving Mediterranean cuisine located in downtown Berkeley. The restaurant can accommodate events with up to 35 guests.
Take Home Gifts
Once you decide on a venue for your event, there are lots of other decisions that you will need to make. Here is a suggestion: instead of the usual goody bags, why not send guests home with something that will really provide them with a memory of your event? Photos from one of our photo booths and the always fun flip-books make great take-home souvenirs.
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