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Sequoyah Country Club

Oakland Wedding Venue
4550 Heafey Road
Oakland, California 94605
Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 510/632-0243


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Why We Like This Place

It's easy to miss this very private venue, hidden high in the East Bay Hills amid rolling greens and gardens and the husky rustle of the giant sequoias—or sequoyahs, as the Native Americans called these massive redwoods.

Once the chic enclave of a privileged few, today this delightfully sequestered setting is open to anyone with the presence of mind to book it for a special celebration. Tuxedoes and evening gowns are no longer de rigueur here, but the style and panache that has distinguished the club since its inception remains. The graceful Spanish Colonial-style clubhouse, situated prominently above budding olive trees and bright beds of flowers, still plays host to spectacular parties.

At the top of the clubhouse steps, the front Patio seems the perfect place for guests to congregate. Its comfortable furnishings, several fire pits, and panoramic vista make it well suited for standing cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, but you may prefer to kick things off inside where other inspiring options await.

As you walk down the long Terrace Hallway, you can't help but appreciate the high, beamed ceiling; arches and columns; and lantern-style chandeliers—a combination of features that reflect the architectural charm of the building. The hallway opens onto the Terrace Room, a grand space that has clearly been designed with balls and extravaganzas in mind: Its vaulted, beamed ceiling, tremendous wrought-iron chandeliers, and wall of gleaming, wood-framed glass terrace doors convey an effortless elegance and refinement. The Terrace Room opens to a patio and pool, so guests can step outdoors on a moonlit evening and take in the cool night air.

The Terrace Room is bookended by the Terrace Bar and Boardroom (the groomsmen will love its woodsy feeling) and the fashionably bright and uplifting Sequoyah Room. These, like the larger Bay View Room across the hall, reflect the club's classy yet welcoming ambiance. There's even a cozy private chamber upstairs with a sitting area just outside. Here the country club's practiced and ultra-courteous staff can serve up a nerve-calming glass of champagne or quick bite for the bride and her entourage. This room can double as a pretty children's playroom, too.

For outdoor ceremonies or gatherings taking place on one of the East Bay's many sunny days, we suggest the picturesque Terrace Lawn. It's superlative spot for celebrants to bask in the property's stunning surroundings.

Indoors or out, Sequoyah Country Club provides an environment where you and your fortunate guests can flow smoothly from one event space to the next with ease, enjoying every moment to the fullest.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 250

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 360
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 450
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 250

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 100

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 200 seated guests indoors and 250 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site can accommodate 360 seated or 450 standing indoors and 250 standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 100 seated guests.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $2,000 deposit is required to secure your date, and the balance is due one week prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $300–2,000 depending on the space reserved and the day of the week. Meals range $30–52/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Services/Amenities

Catering: in-house

Kitchen Facilities: n/a

Tables & Chairs: provided

Linens, Silver, etc.: provided

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: portable provided

Bride's Dressing Area: yes

AV/Meeting Equipment: provided

Parking: large lot, valet available

Accommodations: no guest rooms

Outdoor Night Lighting: yes

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA

Cleanup: caterer or renter

View: garden courtyard, fairways, pool area; panorama of Oakland and the peninsula

Other: grand piano, in-house wedding cake and florals


Venue Views

Cityscape
Forest/Wooded Area
Garden
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Golf Course Fairways
Hills
Ocean/Bay
Panoramic
Pool Area

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Garden
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Late Night
Private Club

Restrictions

Alcohol: in-house, or BYO with corkage fee

Smoking: designated areas only

Music: amplified OK indoors

Wheelchair Access: yes

Insurance: liability required


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