Why You'll Love This Place
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High in the North Berkeley hills lies Tilden Park, widely considered “the Jewel of the East Bay”. Its 2,077 acres are truly stunning: Visitors enjoy hiking trails that wind past creeks, mineral springs, and sylvan meadows, and just about every vista in the preserve is inspirational. Tilden is also quite popular for its steam trains, golf course, and an antique merry-go-round, but its most renowned asset may be the historic Brazilian Room.
Once part of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island, the Brazilian Room was presented as a gift to the East Bay Regional Park District by the country of Brazil and moved to its current home after the exposition. And what a home it is! This architecturally striking building rests in a cascading glen dotted with thick stands of fragrant pine, oak, and eucalyptus—a beautiful backdrop for any celebration.
Wedding ceremonies usually take place on the flagstone patio, with its dramatic panorama of sloping lawn and tree-studded hillsides. After toasting the newlyweds, guests can sip their champagne among the colorful mix of lavender, foxglove, breath of heaven, and other flowers that make up the small adjoining garden, or sample hors d’oeuvres under the cherry tree, abloom in April with fragrant pink blossoms.
The building’s Old English-style façade is defined by a duo of leaded-glass doors, and when guests step through them for the reception they’ll discover that The Brazilian Room is just as lovely indoors as out. Impressive floor-to-ceiling leaded-glass windows run along both sides of the hall, and the rear windows frame a closeup look at the forest, evoking the romance of a light-filled mountain cabin. Dark wooden beams create a novel pattern on the ceiling, and the polished wood floor, huge stone fireplace, and original Brazilian wood paneling lend the space plenty of rustic charm.
The Brazilian Room exists in harmony with its serene, pastoral surroundings, offering an environment free from noise and distraction. Here, nature’s gifts are honored and preserved along with the building’s heritage. It’s a place you’ll want to make part of your own family tradition.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of day
- Time of year
- Event duration
- For nonresidents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, there is a surcharge that equals 20% of the rental fee.
The fee includes tables, chairs, and an indoor projector/speaker system with microphones. Please visit brazilianroom.org for a current list of included amenities.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 225.|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The patio holds 150 seated; the main room up to 150 seated or 225 standing.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The main room accommodates up to 150 seated or 225 standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The main room seats up to 150 conference-style.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- Late Night
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
$ • $$
Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm, 5pm-midnight, or 10-hour facility buyout block between 9am-midnight. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8am-4pm, 5pm-midnight, or 10-hour facility buyout block between 8am-midnight. Approved caterer required on major holidays.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Banquet Hall / Events Facility
- Historic / Landmark Building
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Catering: select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: full commercial
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: projector & screen, speakers, and microphones available for indoor use; BYO for outdoor/indoor use
Parking: complimentary lot and street parking
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: yes
Cleanup: caterer; renter if non-catered
View: great views of Tilden Park with lots of trees and relative privacy
Other: fireplace available, WiFi access available
But take note of the following limitations!
Alcohol: BYO; wine, beer, or champagne only
Smoking: not allowed in the regional parks
Music: amplified OK indoors, outdoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: extra liability is required
Other: decorations restricted
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