19 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



The Faculty Club

Berkeley, California

Venue Superpowers:

Euro Vibes

Historic

Al Fresco Celebrations

Fab Features: lawn ceremonies in a grove of redwoods, oaks, and maples next to meandering Strawberry Creek • three-story Great Hall with vaulted ceiling, massive stone fireplace, and stained-glass windows • comfortable lodgings at the Club are just steps away from the festivities

Catering: In-house
Price: $
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Berkeley Country Club

El Cerrito, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Bay Area Vistas

1920s Clubhouse

World-Class Culinary Staff

Fab Features: lush, hillside property offers the ambiance of a country retreat with dazzling panoramas of the Bay • say "I do" on the Vista Terrace, overlooking the sparkling sea and distant boats • charming English Tudor-style Clubhouse boasts original 1920s architectural details

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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BENICIA



Jefferson Street Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings

Benicia, California

Venue Superpowers:

Landscaped Gardens

Italianate Mansion

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: historic hilltop mansion with bay views • exchange vows beneath a classical colonnaded wisteria arbor • garden receptions among fountains, statues, and flowerbeds, or in the elegant fabric-draped Grand Pavilions

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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OAKLEY



La Grande Estates

Oakley, California

Venue Superpowers:

Euro Vibes

Italian Gardens

Tented Receptions

Fab Features: picturesque 10-acre estate evoking a Tuscan villa • alongside the main mansion is a sprawling Piazza courtyard, lushly landscaped gardens, and an elegant Pavilion Tent illuminated by chandeliers • breathtaking sunset views of Mount Diablo

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Brownstone Gardens

Oakley, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Enchanting Garden

Intimate Celebrations

Hidden Gem

Fab Features: enchanting garden setting in the heart of town feels a world away • a stone aisle, bordered by verdant lawns, crepe myrtles, and rose-covered trellises, leads to the stone sanctuary at the heart of the stunning Grand Court ceremony site • the intimate Koi Garden boasts a sweet gazebo ceremony site, a sparkling Koi Pond, and an old-fashioned wood swing, all framed by a profusion of mulberry and sycamore trees, fragrant rose bushes, and lush shrubbery

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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WALNUT CREEK | PLEASANT HILL



Shadelands Ranch Museum

Walnut Creek, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Backyard Vibes

Historic

Al Fresco Dancing

Fab Features: 1903 Colonial Revival house framed by stately shade trees, gardens, and a terrace • exchange vows on the expansive back lawn in a gazebo encircled by roses or under a shady oak • paths went through fragrant citrus, pomegranate, walnut, and quince, and lovely herb and vegetable gardens

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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The Garden

Walnut Creek, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Landscaped Courtyards

Greenhouse Vibes

Inclusive Packages

Fab Features: this brick-walled, multi-terraced courtyard garden is an urban oasis • ceremonies set in a breezy, ivy-draped courtyard or on a upper landing beneath pretty shade sails and the open sky • lovely ballroom topped with an architectural glass roof for all-weather receptions

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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OAKLAND



Sequoyah Country Club

Oakland, California

Venue Superpowers:

Giant Sequoias

Old-World Style

Pretty Patio

Fab Features: sun-soaked ceremonies on the picturesque, tree-lined Terrace Lawn • graceful Spanish Colonial-style clubhouse perched above budding olive trees and bright beds of flowers • cocktails on the front Patio, with its comfortable lounge furniture, fire pits, and panoramic vista

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Fairview Metropolitan

Oakland, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Scenic Vistas

Late Night

Customizable Packages

Fab Features: stylish banquet pavilion with scenic vistas of the Oakland hills, the bay, & SF skyline • gorgeous landscaping with verdant lawns, fountains, and epic views • generous packages may include invitations, flowers, wedding cake, and music, along with tempting food & beverage options

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Camron-Stanford House

Oakland, California

Venue Superpowers:

Victorian Mansion

Garden Party Vibes

DIY-Friendly

Fab Features: exquisite 1876 Victorian gem nestled on the shores of Lake Merritt • al fresco celebrations on the private lawn, surrounded by a handsome wrought-iron fence and replica Victorian-era lampposts and café lighting • stunning restored interiors (including 2 dressing rooms) boast elaborate molding, authentic wallpaper patterns and fabric, and period furnishings

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Scott's at Jack London Square

Oakland, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Waterfront

Skyline Views

Fresh Seafood

Fab Features: beloved waterfront fine dining restaurant with six unique banquet rooms, including the bright, lantern-draped Pavilion and the sumptuously furnished Harborview Rooms • terrific views of passing ships and the San Francisco skyline from every space • the expert culinary team will prepare a custom menu featuring fresh, local seafood

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Preservation Park

Oakland, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Homesteads

Garden Ceremonies

Open-Air Receptions

Fab Features: eye-catching recreation of a Victorian neighborhood in the heart of Oakland • ceremonies in the graceful bandstand surrounded by vintage architecture, colorfully painted homes, and lush landscaping • receptions follow in the adjacent Fountain Courtyard with a stunning two-tiered fountain at its center

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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RICHMOND



Riggers Loft Wine Company

Richmond, CA

Venue Superpowers:

In-House Wine & Cider

Waterfront Ceremonies

Panoramic Views

Fab Features: rustic-chic collective wine bar, tasting room, working winery and cidery • exchange vows on the expansive deck overlooking the SF Bay • exclusive catering provided by Kitchen Loft that ranges from small plates to wood-fired pizzas to spicy New Orleans style shrimp boils

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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VALLEJO



Hiddenbrooke Hills by Wedgewood Weddings

Vallejo, California

Venue Superpowers:

Modern Farmhouse

Golf Course Views

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: breathtaking vista of rolling hills, trees and golf greens from the Fairways Ceremony Lawn • modern farmhouse-style banquet facility with wrought-iron chandeliers and sliding barn doors • elegant glass pavilion frames the lush views and brings in natural light

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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DISCOVERY BAY




SAN RAMON



The Bridges Golf Club

San Ramon, California

Venue Superpowers:

Mediterranean Vibes

Verdant Views

Cozy Patios

Fab Features: romantic ceremonies unfold on velvety lawns or in the glowing Fireplace Room • villa-style interiors boast high wood-beam ceilings, antique-style chandeliers, and arched picture windows • outdoor spaces include the cozy Back Fireplace Patio and the elegant Looking Terrace

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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San Ramon Waters by Wedgewood Weddings

San Ramon, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Sparkling Lake

Luxe Interiors

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: dreamy, al fresco ceremonies beneath a pergola or 50-year-old weeping willow, set against a sparkling lake & waterfall • pretty patios are surrounded by lush landscaping, with views of the lake and its wildlife • luxe interior banquet room with a cozy fireplace, sunken built-in bar and windows showcasing the view

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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DANVILLE



Bay Club Crow Canyon

Danville, California

Venue Superpowers:

Grand Ballroom

Redwood & Mountain Views

Flexible Packages

Fab Features: versatile indoor/outdoor venue set against the Mt. Diablo foothills • light-filled Grand Ballroom with a fantastic view of the golf course and Mt. Diablo • exchange vows under soaring redwoods on the verdant greens

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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PIEDMONT



Piedmont Community Church and Guild Hall

Piedmont, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Mission-Style Chapel

Exquisite Courtyard

Euro Vibes

Fab Features: Landmark Mission-style building set atop an ivy- and flower-covered rise • the interior boasts luxe details like dark pews cushioned in velvet, a lustrous, carved-beam ceiling, and two walls of stained-glass windows • charming al fresco celebrations in the quaint courtyard with a tiled fountain

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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