Berkeley City Club

East Bay



Known as “The Little Castle”, the Berkeley City Club has been a beautiful and cherished space for special moments since 1929. Designed by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan, the Club began as a private women’s social club. Steps from the Berkeley campus, the club features classic architectural details and elegant styling, simply perfect for your dream wedding day.

The white-draped Terrace offers a breathtaking ceremony space, where you’ll enter through a stone and glass arch. Guests will enjoy cocktail hour in the Member's Lounge, where a large, cozy fireplace and antique lounge furniture provide the perfect setting to mingle. Your reception celebration transpires in the spacious ballroom, as guests dine and dance under antique chandeliers, handcrafted by Julia Morgan herself.

Guests will be impressed with your soiree and the timeless elegance of the Berkeley City Club.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Hotel/Resort, Private Club, Ballrooms, Vintage/Rustic


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 180 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:30PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,000 to $4,000 for ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. To rent the Drawing Room for an indoor space there is an additional fee of $700. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Berkeley City Club is estimated at between $14,329 and $24,073 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
No parking options

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:30PM
No rice, birdseed, fireworks, glitter, confetti, sparklers