Why You'll Love This Place
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What's old and new and cool all over? It's the absolutely fabulous Hotel Shattuck Plaza, a venue that artfully blends its historic roots with a fresh, hip ambiance. Located in downtown Berkeley at the nexus of the city's cultural, gastronomic and academic centers, this recently renovated boutique hotel holds enormous appeal for those seeking a sophisticated, yet relaxed, place for their wedding or special event.
When you step into the lobby, you can't help but notice the high ceiling, sleek front desk, and pop of color from the bright red chandelier. It's a mix of elements that make the space feel open, airy, and even a bit playful, all at the same time. Throughout the hotel's interior, a bold, black-and-white motif perfectly plays off century-old architectural details like the original columns, cornices and decorative friezes. Look down at the checkerboard marble flooring and you'll see that they've even included a sly homage to the city's activist reputation with an inlaid peace sign.
To the right is a beautiful bar and vibrant restaurant, ZINO. This stunning space can be completely cleared of furniture to create a breathtaking ceremony site. The soaring, coffered ceiling, dark wood floors, dazzling original 1900s glass-and-crystal chandelier, and floor-to-ceiling Palladium windows combine for sheer elegance. And talk about making an entrance—you'll walk down a long center aisle flanked by rows of towering classic columns!
Cocktails can be served outside on the brick-floored Courtyard, with a lower level for canapé displays and serving stations. If you prefer to raise a glass of bubbly indoors, there's the adjacent Historic Boiler Room, which has been transformed with a high tray ceiling, skylight, and double glass doors into an inviting spot for more intimate celebrations. Another option for smaller groups is the Whitecotton Room up on the sixth floor. Its graceful coved ceiling and a series of arched windows give this private hideaway a quiet charm—and downtown views.
But, for full-tilt glamour, you must see the Crystal Ballroom. Grand in scale, it features huge, fan-shaped, framed mirrors; a coffered ceiling; and lots of crystal chandeliers (of course). We especially love the chic, black-and-white striped wallpaper, which adds an inspired touch of haute design. The space comes with its own prefunction area, where you can serve cocktails and set up a photo booth or dessert bar.
After the party winds down, retreat to your complimentary honeymoon suite. Out-of-town guests will also enjoy staying overnight in their upscale rooms, savoring the hotel's innovative cuisine, and discovering everything Berkeley has to offer. The hotel is also a great home base for taking day trips to explore the Bay Area, like sightseeing in San Francisco or wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma.
Book your wedding event and receive a complimentary Shattuck Suite for two nights during your wedding weekend.
Weddings, Meetings & Corporate Events With Style!
The iconic Hotel Shattuck is the place to consider for your social and business functions. This historic venue—and its excellent service—will give your guests something to talk about!
For weddings use the contact info above; for corporate events contact email@example.com or 510-225-6007.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Ceremony fee varies depending on:
- Space reserved
All ceremonies include two hours for a rehearsal prior to the day, site setup with ballroom chairs, and a pre-ceremony refreshment station.
All packages include:
- Cheese display & passed hors d'oeuvres
- One-hour open bar with bartender & complimentary champagne toast
- Buffet or plated dinner & cake cutting service
- White, black, or ivory floor linens
- Two-night stay in a Shattuck Suite
Bar packages beyond the initial open bar range $14–18/guest for the first hour, and $8–10/person for each subsequent hour, depending on the package chosen. Consumption, cash, and hosted bar are also available.
Service Charge or Gratuity
Rehearsal dinner packages start at $58/person; send-off brunch packages start at $36/person.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates 250 seated guests indoors and 80 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel holds 200 seated or 300 standing indoors, and 60 seated or 150 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: The hotel seats 300 theater-style.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Elopement Packages
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- On-Site Accommodations
- Late Night
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
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Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Historic / Landmark Building
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: garage or lot nearby
Accommodations: 199 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: none
View: cityscape, garden courtyard, bay
Other: event coordination
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
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