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Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge

Emeryville Wedding Venue
1800 Powell Street
Emeryville, California 94608
Contact: Sales and Catering Department
Phone: 510/285-1712

Why We Like This Place

The Hilton Garden Inn SF/Oakland Bay Bridge is one of the East Bay's most appealing venues for special events. Conveniently located just minutes from the Bay Bridge, yet eons away from the urban hustle, it has easy access to every Bay Area attraction. Plus, the hotel presides over some of the region's most spectacular protected shoreline (think romantic walk along the water at sunset), and offers plenty of topnotch amenities and dining options.

Greet your guests in the hotel's attractive lobby. The sophisticated, residential-style environment is a great place for family, friends and colleagues to congregate and relax. The roomy, lobby-level lounge and the Great American Grill, with its airy indoor and outdoor seating, make for cheery meetings and reunions. A 3,200-square-foot, ballroom-capacity Conference Center on the ground floor can be divided into four separate sections, and is easily adapted to suit any number of social or corporate events. French doors off the lobby lead to an elegant cloistered space for more intimate private gatherings.

Want to set your sights higher? Let the elevators whisk you up 14 stories to the top floor of the hotel. Here you'll find the jewel in the crown of this handsome Hilton Garden Inn. Step into a spacious foyer carpeted in rich shades of rust and green. Registration can be set up here for events held in the Placer Room, with its wall of windows and view of the Berkeley hills. Or ascend the four granite-banistered steps at the end of the foyer to the 4,000-square-foot Top Of The Bay Ballroom. On the other side of the double doors you'll be welcomed with eye-popping, jaw-dropping, bridge-to-bridge views of the sparkling bay and the cities around it. Emeryville, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, bridges, parklands, mountaintops, and marinas—you'll feel as if the entire Bay Area is within your grasp. This grand ballroom, which can be divided into two smaller salons, will turn any event into a gala.

Hilton Garden Inns get high ratings in customer satisfaction, and for good reason. They provide expert on-site wedding planning and catering staff, custom menu options and competitive pricing. They'll help you arrange an on-site ceremony, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner along with your reception, and take good care of all of your overnight guests. When the sun sets exquisitely upon your extravaganza, don't give up the glamour. Let the hotel staff shower you with that celebrated Hilton hospitality in the Premier Bridal Suite (with a parlor and two bedrooms!) or one of their other gorgeously appointed guest rooms.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 400
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 300
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates 300 guests in the Top of the Bay Ballroom for a dinner reception with dance floor and can hold a total of 700 guests throughout the venue.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A 10% deposit is required to secure your date. 50% of the remaining event total is due 45 days prior to the event, and the balance is due 3 business days prior. The rental fee starts at $500; and pricing varies depending on the space reserved, the day and time of the event, and the guest count. Meals and packages start at $38/person; tax and service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride's Dressing Room: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: on-site AV specialist
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: 278 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: panorama of San Francisco skyline, Bay Bridge and Berkeley hills
Other: event coordination

Venue Views


Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required for outside vendors

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