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Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel

Berkeley Wedding Venue
41 Tunnel Road
Berkeley, California 94705
Contact: Catering
Phone: 510/549-8591

Why We Like This Place

The brilliant white, castle-like Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel has been a Bay Area landmark since 1915 when it debuted. Spread over 22 acres, the hotel is set high in the Berkeley Hills and commands one of the best views in the Bay Area. Along with its panoramic vista, the hotel's grand design, fragrant rose gardens and luxurious amenities have made it a perennial favorite for weddings.

Couples can host their entire event here, from a rehearsal dinner to a sublime honeymoon in a grand suite. The Lanai Room is a lovely indoor ceremony space and, when combined with the adjoining outdoor balcony, offers great photo opportunities. A variety of ballrooms—each with its own distinctive ambiance—accommodate groups of various sizes, so whether you're having an intimate gathering or a gala reception you'll find one that's ideal for your event.

The Claremont also boasts over 20,000 square feet of event space, plus three pools and 10 tennis courts. You'll definitely want to spend some time being pampered at the spa, where wedding packages include facials, hairstyling, manicures, pedicures and makeup application, ensuring that you'll be picture-perfect on your wedding day.

Planning your event here is stress-free, thanks to a team of wedding experts. And after the festivities wind down, you'll find an atmosphere of relaxation in the Claremont's guest rooms, which were renovated in 2015. All feature plush bathrobes, flat screen TVs, and WiFi. Many also provide exceptional views of San Francisco Bay.

Conceived as an English estate, this historic hotel and grounds have surrounded guests with elegance, sophistication and charm for nearly a century. So, whether you come here to get married in style or simply enjoy a delectable dinner for two, the Claremont is a peaceful and romantic retreat from the world.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 220
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 180

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 360
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 500
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 180


  • Max. Seated: 400

CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoor spaces hold 20–220 seated guests; outdoor spaces up to 180 seated.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The largest ballroom accommodates 300 seated with a dance floor, or 450 standing for a cocktail reception. Capacities for the 20 other rooms range 10–300 seated guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: There are 20 rooms that seat 20–400 theater-style, 30–275 classroom-style, or 8–60 conference-style.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

For special events and weddings, a nonrefundable deposit in the amount of 25% of the estimated event total is required to hold your date.

The rental fee for an outdoor ceremony or one of the ballrooms starts at $2,500. Facilities are also available for a rehearsal dinner, day-after brunch or other wedding-related event. Food & beverage costs start at $110/person and vary based on the menu and bar arrangements. Tax and service charges are additional.

Fees for business functions and meetings vary depending on room(s) and services selected. Corporate day meeting packages are available; call for specific pricing.

Location Uses

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


Catering: in-house, no BYO

Kitchen Facilities: n/a

Tables & Chairs: provided

Linens, Silver, etc.: provided

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: provided

Bride's & Groom's Dressing Areas: CBA

AV/Meeting Equipment: full range AV

Parking: self-parking and valet

Accommodations: 276 guest rooms

Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA upon approval

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ

Cleanup: provided

View: entire East Bay and San Francisco Bay plus San Francisco skyline

Other: event coordination, spa, fitness center

Venue Views

Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building


Alcohol: in-house

Smoking: outdoors only

Music: amplified OK indoors only

Wheelchair Access: yes

Insurance: required

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