Berkeley Country Club 7901 Cutting Boulevard • El Cerrito • CA 94530


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.

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Deals

Member Discounts!

  • Equity membership holders receive waived venue fees
  • Social, Trial, and Intermediate membership holders receive 50% off venue fees

Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $750–7,000/event
  • Venue fees for Saturday evenings & holiday weekends range $1,000–7,000, and Sunday–Friday and Saturday afternoons range $750–3,500, depending on the space reserved.

Ceremony Fee
  • $1,000/event
  • Ceremony fees include an additional hour of event time, white padded folding chairs, wireless mic & stand, speakers, ceremony table, and a water station.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $0–12,500/event
  • Food & beverage minimums start at $12,500 on Saturday evenings and holiday weekends. Sunday–Friday and Saturday afternoons do not require a minimum.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $38–64/person
  • Plated & buffet dinners include starters, entrées, sides, and desserts. Bar packages are additional and range $28–56/person for 4-hour hosted service.

Additional Info
  • There is a 22% service charge on food & beverage only.

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 240
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 300
Reception Seated 240 100
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 225.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 150 seated guests indoors and 240 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 240 seated or 350 standing indoors and 100 seated or 300 standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold up to 225 seated guests.


Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info

Price

$ • $$

Catering

In-house

Alcohol

In-house

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors
Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, Tuesday–Sunday, 8am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
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
Cleanup: provided
View: panorama of Golden Gate Bridge and the entire San Francisco Bay

Restrictions

But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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