Berkeley Country Club 7901 Cutting Boulevard • El Cerrito • CA 94530
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Why You'll Love This Place
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If you’re looking for a venue with one of the most iconic, picture-postcard views around, you’re going to love Berkeley Country Club. This lush, hillside property dates back to the 1920s and offers the ambiance of a country retreat with dazzling panoramas that sweep across the Bay Area, from the San Francisco skyline to the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Marin Headlands, Mount Tamalpais, and the San Rafael Bridge.
And there’s no better place to enjoy all of this than from their Vista Deck, set on a knoll and shielded by a glass windscreen. Here, your guests can watch you exchange vows against a tableau of sparkling water, boats, and distant hills. If you time things just right, they’ll also be able to savor the sun setting over the bay, and the lights of the entire region beginning to twinkle as day turns to night.
Pose for photos on the large grassy lawn, adorned with a tall fountain … or take advantage of the picturesque grounds, an intriguing mix of groomed fairways and natural woodsy paths with old-growth trees and rustic ponds. Then, head inside to the uniquely charming Clubhouse, designed in the English Tudor style. The two ballrooms maintain their original historic details, like vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, dramatic chandeliers, and dark wood floors, but both have also been updated with modern amenities.
The Vista Room is perfect for indoor ceremonies as well as cocktail receptions. It features a fabulous, crested bay window that creates a stunning altar and frames the glorious backdrops outside, while a gas fireplace gives it a warm, cozy feel. The larger Bay Ballroom, which also impresses with its soaring, cathedral ceiling, is grand in scale and filled with natural light streaming in through walls of multipaned windows. A massive fireplace, spacious dance floor, and the sight of all the bay’s bridges lit up against the evening sky make this room quite captivating.
Options abound when it comes to planning your menu. Their culinary team, known for its world-class cuisine, will help you choose from an array of hors d’oeuvres, elaborate buffets, beautifully prepared plated selections, and customized wedding cakes. They offer a variety of packages to suit your style and budget, all of which include items such as bar service, a champagne toast, décor, and AV equipment—you can even add on a horse-drawn carriage for a truly romantic entrance.
Berkeley Country Club extends a warm welcome to all couples regardless of religion or sexual orientation. They’re committed to making every wedding special, and between the enviable setting, historic ballrooms, incredible views, and heartfelt service, you’re bound to have a thoroughly memorable experience.
- Members receive 50% off Facility Fees
Prices: What's this going to cost?
The rental fee includes 4-hour access, tables, standard banquet chairs, glassware, flatware, plate ware, and standard ivory linens.
Food & Beverage Minimum
Up to $10,000 per event
There is a 22% service charge on food & beverage only.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 150 seated guests indoors and 200 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 175 seated or 200 standing indoors and 100 seated or 120 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold up to 150 seated guests.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- Late Night
$ • $$
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Golf / Country Club
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Fountain / Water Feature
- Golf / Country Club
- Lagoon / Pond
- Landscaped Grounds
- Ocean / Bay
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided, extra fee
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Area: yes
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided, extra fee
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: none
View: panorama of Golden Gate Bridge and the entire San Francisco Bay
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required for vendors
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