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Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Berkeley Wedding Venue
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, California 94704
Contact: Nicole Callis
Phone: 510/845-7300

Why We Like This Place

What's old and new and cool all over? It's the absolutely fabulous Hotel Shattuck Plaza, a venue that artfully blends its historic roots with a fresh, hip ambiance. Located in downtown Berkeley at the nexus of the city's cultural, gastronomic and academic centers, this recently renovated boutique hotel holds enormous appeal for those seeking a sophisticated, yet relaxed, place for their wedding or special event.

When you step into the lobby, you can't help but notice the high ceiling, sleek front desk, and pop of color from the bright red chandelier. It's a mix of elements that make the space feel open, airy, and even a bit playful, all at the same time. Throughout the hotel's interior, a bold, black-and-white motif perfectly plays off century-old architectural details like the original columns, cornices and decorative friezes. Look down at the checkerboard marble flooring and you'll see that they've even included a sly homage to the city's activist reputation with an inlaid peace sign.

To the right is a beautiful bar with sightlines to their much-lauded restaurant, FIVE. This stunning space can be completely cleared of furniture to create a breathtaking ceremony site. The soaring, coffered ceiling, dark wood floors, dazzling original 1900s glass-and-crystal chandelier, and floor-to-ceiling Palladium windows combine for sheer elegance. And talk about making an entrance—you'll walk down a long center aisle flanked by rows of towering classic columns!

Cocktails can be served outside on the brick-floored Courtyard, with a lower level for canapé displays and serving stations. If you prefer to raise a glass of bubbly indoors, there's the adjacent Historic Boiler Room, which has been transformed with a high tray ceiling, skylight, and double glass doors into an inviting spot for more intimate celebrations. Another option for smaller groups is the Whitecotton Room up on the sixth floor. Its graceful coved ceiling and a series of arched windows give this private hideaway a quiet charm—and downtown views.

But, for full-tilt glamour, you must see the Crystal Ballroom. Grand in scale, it features huge, fan-shaped, framed mirrors; a coffered ceiling; and lots of crystal chandeliers (of course). We especially love the chic, black-and-white striped wallpaper, which adds an inspired touch of haute design. The space comes with its own prefunction area, where you can serve cocktails and set up a photo booth or dessert bar.

After the party winds down, retreat to your complimentary honeymoon suite. Out-of-town guests will also enjoy staying overnight in their upscale rooms, savoring the hotel's innovative cuisine, and discovering everything Berkeley has to offer. The hotel is also a great home base for taking day trips to explore the Bay Area, like sightseeing in San Francisco or wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 60

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 60
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 100


  • Max. Seated: 300

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates 200 seated guests indoors and 60 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel holds 200 seated or 250 standing indoors, and 60 seated or 100 standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: The hotel seats 300 theater-style.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

50% of the total event cost is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 7 days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $600–4,000 depending on the menu or package selected. Meals range $89–112/person. Tax, alcohol and a 22% 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: portable provided

Bride's Dressing Area: yes

AV/Meeting Equipment: provided

Parking: garage or lot nearby

Accommodations: 199 guest rooms

Outdoor Night Lighting: yes

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: none

Cleanup: provided

View: cityscape, garden courtyard, bay

Other: event coordination

Venue Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building


Alcohol: in-house

Smoking: outdoors only

Music: amplified OK

Wheelchair Access: yes

Insurance: liability required

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