Camron-Stanford House

Oakland Wedding Venue
1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, California 94612

Contact: Special Events
Phone: 510/874-7802
www.cshouse.org
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Why We Like This Place

Gracing the shore of Lake Merritt, the Camron-Stanford House is the last of the grand Victorian homes that once ringed the lake. Constructed in 1876, it derives its name from the Camrons, who were the first residents, and the Stanfords, who occupied it for the longest period. When the building was scheduled for demolition in the late 1960s, concerned citizens formed the Camron-Stanford House Preservation Association and spent the intervening years raising funds to return the home to its former splendor.

Elaborate molding and authentic wallpaper patterns and fabrics have all been used to match the originals as closely as possible. Rooms filled with period artifacts, antiques and photos take you back to the late 1800s. The only operational gas chandelier in Northern California is located here. Outside, a large rear veranda overlooks Lake Merritt. Receptions can take place in the house, on the veranda or on the expansive lawn that extends to the lake. An iron fence enclosing the site ensures privacy, while allowing guests to appreciate the colorful tapestry of boats, birds and joggers that surrounds them.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 0
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 50
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 50
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 200

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 50

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Veranda holds up to 90 seated guests; the veranda and lawn combined (facing the lake) hold 200 seated.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The facility accommodates 50 guests inside or 200 outside.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A nonrefundable $200 deposit is required to book the facility. The rental fee, which ranges $1,000–4,000, varies depending on the space(s) selected and length of time rented. Additional hours are available at the rate of $250/hour.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Services/Amenities

Catering: BYO licensed
Kitchen Facilities: moderate
Tables & Chairs: seating for 100
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restroom: wheelchair accessible (ground level only)
Dance Floor: CBA
Bride's Dressing Area: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: available
Parking: on-street, lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BYO
Cleanup: caterer
View: Lake Merritt and Oakland city skyline


Site Views

Cityscape
Lake
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building
Mansion
Park

Restrictions

Alcohol: BYO
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK outside only
Wheelchair Access: limited
Insurance: proof required
Other: no tacks or tape; no candles, no flame-heated chafing dishes; no confetti or rice


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Some Essential Info
Price $ • $$
Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Access Limited

Availability

June 15–October 15, Saturdays (except by special arrangement).