16 Affordable East Bay Wedding Venues

The East Bay is like an eclectic jewelry box, filled with lots of glittering wedding venue gems. From a wooded wonderland tucked away in the Berkeley Hills to an Art Deco landmark overlooking Oakland's Lake Merritt to a Tuscan-style clubhouse nestled in Livermore Wine Country, these locations not only set a lovely stage for your event but also won't break the bank!



BERKELEY



Brazilian Room

Berkeley, CA

Style: ‌Architecturally striking gem in stunning Tilden Park, featuring a leaded glass-lined interior, wood-beamed ceiling, huge stone fireplace, and flagstone garden patio.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Berkeley, California

Style: Historic hotel that blends a fresh, hip ambiance with century-old architectural details, as in the Crystal Ballroom's original columns, cornices, and decorative friezes, huge, fan-shaped mirrors and sparkling chandeliers.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Vista Terrace at UUCB

Kensington, CA

Style: Exchange vows on the red brick Terrace with a spectacular vista of San Francisco Bay and city skyline beyond, or in the simple, elegant Sanctuary, outfitted with soaring beams and stone walls.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Graduate Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Style: Playful, bohemian-chic hotel steps from Telegraph Avenue offering three distinct event spaces: the light-flooded Durant Room, the preppy plaid-accented California Room, and Henry's, with its classic wood-paneled bar.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Faculty Club

Berkeley, California

Style: ‌Arts and Crafts style club offering ceremonies on a tree-ringed lawn and receptions in their 3-story Great Hall designed with a vaulted ceiling, massive stone fireplace, and stained-glass windows.

Catering: In-house
Price: $


OAKLAND



Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland, CA

Style: This state-of-the-art science center perched high in the Oakland hills offers generous packages for every type of wedding, from micro-ceremonies in the Observatory followed by expert-led stargazing to chic indoor/outdoor cocktail hours in the Pleiades Courtyard, with views of the surrounding 13 wooded acres.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Fairyland Weddings

Oakland, CA

Style: 10-acre park setting with 60 whimsical storybook sets (great photo ops!) and plenty of gardens at the edge of Lake Merritt.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Lake Chalet

Oakland, CA

Style: Lovely events in the airy Gondola Room, with its Craftsman-style lofted ceiling and massive sliding glass French doors that frame glorious views of sparkling Lake Merritt.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Fairview Metropolitan

Oakland, CA

Style: Stylish banquet pavilion and greenspace with scenic vistas of the Oakland hills, the bay, and SF skyline (bonus: celebrations can go until midnight!).

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


WALNUT CREEK | PLEASANT HILL



Shadelands Ranch Museum

Walnut Creek, CA

Style: ‌1903 Colonial Revival house and gardens with a patio, spacious lawn, gazebo, and oak-shaded grounds.

Catering: BYO
Price: $


BENICIA



Jefferson Street Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings

Benicia, California

Style: Historic hilltop mansion and garden with a bay view, stunning interiors, and all-inclusive wedding packages that can be customized for your vision!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


SAN RAMON



The Bridges Golf Club

San Ramon, California

Style: Romantic golf club with villa-style interiors boasting high wood-beam ceilings, antique-style chandeliers, and arched picture windows, plus dreamy outdoor spaces like the cozy Back Fireplace Patio and the elegant Looking Terrace.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

San Ramon Waters by Wedgewood Weddings

San Ramon, CA

Style: Dreamy, al fresco ceremony site with a pergola, 50-year-old weeping willow, and sparkling lake & waterfall encircled by lush landscaping, accompanied by a luxe interior banquet room with a cozy fireplace, sunken built-in bar and windows showcasing the view.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


DANVILLE



Crow Canyon Country Club

Danville, California

Style: This versatile indoor/outdoor venue, set against the Mt. Diablo foothills, boasts a light-filled Grand Ballroom with a fantastic view of the golf course and surrounding hills.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


PLEASANTON | LIVERMORE



Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Livermore, CA

Style: Inviting restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and sun-splashed terraces offer panoramic views of the verdant golf course and Mt. Diablo.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


CLAYTON



Fairview Oakhurst

Clayton, California

Style: This scenic country club in the Mount Diablo foothills enjoys sweeping mountain and valley vistas from wherever you celebrate: the forest-view ceremony site, the flexible event terrace, or the attractive banquet room.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


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