12 of the Best East Bay Wedding Venues Near You

The East Bay is a popular playland—and wedding destination—for lots of reasons, starting with its beautiful bay views, iconic bridges and buildings, and lush parks. In addition to all its other assets, this jewel of the Bay Area is home to some stellar places to get married, from historic mansions and grand ballrooms to verdant gardens and forested hideaways. To help you kick off your search, we've put together a list of some of the best wedding venues that are right in your own backyard.



BRENTWOOD



Club Los Meganos - Trilogy at The Vineyards

Brentwood, California

Fab Features: olive groves, cypress trees, a stone plaza, and a tiered terracotta fountain evoke Italy • verdant Ceremony Lawn boasts views of Mt. Diablo • receptions in the sophisticated ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


BERKELEY



Berkeley Country Club

El Cerrito, CA

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: $ • $$

UC Botanical Garden

Berkeley, CA

Fab Features: spectacular 34-acre garden of earthly delights, nestled in Strawberry Canyon and overlooking the San Francisco Bay • say "I do" in a grove of majestic redwood trees • intimate receptions on the elevated Tour Deck that overlooks the New World Desert garden below

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


WALNUT CREEK



Shadelands Ranch Museum

Walnut Creek, CA

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: $

The Gardens at Heather Farm

Walnut Creek, CA

Fab Features: a garden oasis with 6 acres of colorful flowerbeds, herb, and rock gardens, and water features • romantic ceremonies beneath the Gazebo designed with a unique, slate-tile roof and enhanced by climbing roses • al fresco receptions on the Meadow Lawn surrounded by Rugosa roses and pine trees

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


OAKLAND



The Terrace Room at The Lake Merritt

Oakland, California

Fab Features: beautiful Art Deco ballroom and panoramic views of Lake Merritt • the wall of 20-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows that extends along the entire front of this grand space treats diners to a bird’s-eye view of the lake, Lakeside Park, and the distant hills • indulge in upscale American cuisine tailor-made for your event

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Sequoyah Country Club

Oakland, California

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: $ • $$

Preservation Park

Oakland, CA

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: $ • $$


LAFAYETTE



Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa

Lafayette, CA

Fab Features: Four Diamond Award hotel with European charm • the sunny Fountain Courtyard echoes an Old World plaza with a limestone fountain, potted trees, clinging ivy, and flowers • Spa offers pampering along with a fitness pavilion, pool, seasonal poolside café, and an outdoor fireplace

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Wildwood Acres

Lafayette, California

Fab Features: garden hideaway set in a wooded canyon • exchange vows under a canopy of big-leaf maples • al fresco receptions on the redwood terrace with a sunken dance floor surrounded by ferns and impatiens

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


SAN RAMON



The Bridges Golf Club

San Ramon, California

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: $ • $$

Brownstone Gardens

Oakley, CA

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 • the intimate Koi Garden boasts a sweet gazebo ceremony site, a sparkling Koi Pond, and an old-fashioned wood swing

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


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