Oakland Wedding Venue
Oakland, California 94607
There are quite a few reasons why the Oakland Marriott City Center has become a popular choice for a destination wedding or special event. One of the most important is its incredibly convenient location. Situated between historic Old Oakland and Uptown (Oakland’s Arts and Entertainment District), it’s close to the trendy new restaurants, businesses and residential spaces that are adding an amazing vitality to the city. The Paramount and Fox Theaters, the Oakland Museum, Chinatown, and the Housewives Market are mere blocks away, as is Jack London Square, Oakland’s colorful waterfront district, and picturesque Lake Merritt. And both the Oakland and SF Airports are just a short drive from here.
The Marriott’s jazzy interior also gets the thumbs up from guests. From the entryway and lobby to the event spaces, restaurants and guest rooms, the hotel’s sophisticated design features contemporary décor accented by natural elements including wood, glass and metal. A warm autumn color palette is used throughout, ranging from shades of gold and sunset orange to light tan and rich, deep brown.
But if you’re hosting a celebration here, what’s best about this party-perfect site can be found inside its event spaces and accommodations. There are two huge ballrooms; a presidential suite (great for the wedding night!); a stunning 21st-floor banquet room with drop-dead views of the Bay, San Francisco, and the Oakland Hills; 489 stylish, well-appointed guest rooms and suites…plus much more.
Hold your gala in the 10,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom on the ground floor. It’s adjacent to the sleek lobby, an impressive entrance for your affair, be it a romantic wedding, fundraising blowout or stylish corporate gathering. This ballroom can be divided into as many as seven chambers if your requirements aren’t quite as lavish, or you can book the somewhat smaller Junior Ballroom on the second floor, which can be partitioned into three salons. Both ballrooms have high ceilings, mood lighting, audiovisual capabilities and graceful prefunction foyers that are ideal for everything from registration and intermission to pre-event mixers with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.
More intimate affairs of up to 150 can be held in the Skyline Room, the hotel’s rooftop ballroom where a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the bridges, San Francisco and the surrounding cities will make spirits soar.
Food for all events is prepared by the hotel’s caring and experienced banquet staff, and whether you’re planning a small affair or inviting a large crowd, you’ll receive the same award-winning Marriott service.
Our guess is that you and your guests will love this location. The Twelve Bars Lounge and LEVEL TWO Restaurant, with their dramatic atrium views, are congenial places for family and friends to mingle. Additional amenities—like the fitness facilities, business center and pool—might tempt them to stay put, but there’s a lot to entice them beyond the hotel, too. Trains, planes, buses, and rental cars are all readily available, so it’s easy to explore the many attractions the region has to offer.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel seats 900 guests indoors.
RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 600 seated or 1,000 standing indoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Convention Center holds 3,500 seated guests.
30% of the total event cost is required to reserve your date. A portion is due 90 days prior to the event and the balance is due 30 days prior. Rental fees range $500–1,500 depending on the space rented. Meals range $49–69/person. Tax, alcohol and a 21% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot, valet available
Accommodations: 489 guest rooms
Telephone: pay or guest phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: panorama of hills and San Francisco Bay, Lake Merritt, pool area
Other: grand piano, A/V equipment
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided or BYO with corkage fee
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Year-round, daily, anytime.
Alternate Info: Oakland Marriott Hotel