Piedmont Community Hall 711 Highland Avenue • Oakland • CA 94611


Piedmont Community Hall

711 Highland Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
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Why You'll Love This Place

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This facility is one of the most popular event venues in Northern California—and for good reason. The building is not only very attractive inside and out, but it has the added benefit of being situated in a lovely park setting.

Azaleas and camellias provide splashes of color near the circular landscaped plaza in front of the hall. Redwoods and flowering cherry trees shade portions of the plaza, and behind the building a stream and more trees complete the circle of greenery.

The garden is home to another structure, a Japanese Tea House that was relocated here after it was donated to the City of Piedmont. Couples can have a small ceremony in the Tea House, or brides can spend some quiet time here before the wedding or use it as a private place to dress and get ready for the big event. Two side walls of the Tea House are removable, so when the weather is mild, it's a terrific spot for an extra bar or hors d'oeuvres station. In the heart of the park is the most sought-after ceremony site—a picturesque amphitheater tucked away in a redwood grove, where couples can exchange vows in front of the soaring trees.

Receptions may take place in the Piedmont Community Hall, a splendid structure, Mediterranean in style with light taupe walls and terracotta tile roof. The hall's interior looks so sophisticated you'd never believe this is a city-owned facility. The main event space is a great party room, with a high, beamed ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, shining hardwood floors, and chandeliers. Alternately, couples may choose an al fresco reception on the Community Hall Patio, where guests can enjoy dinner under the dazzling Bay Area stars. This is a refined, nicely designed space, suitable for an elegant wedding, company party, or corporate retreat. It's a popular spot, so remember to reserve early.

Deals

Keeping it in the Family! Piedmont residents receive a discount on the 8-hour base rental fees. Plus, the rate to add additional hours is also discounted!

Friday + Sunday: $1,600 off!
Saturday: $1,800 off!


Non-Profits Get Some Love, Too! Monday–Thursday events hosted by non-profits receive a discounted rental rate of $80–100/hour (2-hour minimum, no weddings).


Please contact the venue for more details. Offers cannot be combined and only apply to new bookings.

Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $260–5,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Resident status

  • Friday and Sunday rental fees start at $4,500 (8-hour base, with additional time at $200/hour).

    Saturday rental fees start at $5,000 (8-hour base, with additional time at $250/hour).

    Monday–Thursday (No weddings) Rental fees are hourly and range $130–210/hour with a 2-hour minimum, depending on Piedmont city residency status and Food & Beverage.

    Piedmont residents receive a discounted rate. Non-profit rates are available for weekday rentals. Inquire for details.

Ceremony Fee
  • $275–650/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
    • Event duration
    • Package chosen
  • Discounted ceremony fees are available for Piedmont residents and/or if the Hall is being rented. The Tea House has a 3-hour minimum, and additional time is $225/hour.

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 120 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Hall, Patio, and Exedra Plaza Fountain areas can each seat up to 200 guests. The Amphitheater can seat 200 guests (120 on the patio and 80 more in the bleachers). The Tea House seats up to 15.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The site maximum is 200 guests. The hall accommodates 200 standing or 120 seated guests. The patio area holds 200.


Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info

Price

$ • $$

Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily, 8am–midnight (1 event per day). Call early—the summer months are booked quickly.

Venue Type

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

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Community Center / Civic Building
  • Conference Center
  • Park
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Park

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: BYO
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: hardwood floor
Dressing Areas: restrooms
AV/Meeting Equipment: screen, microphones, PA system
Parking: on- and off-street
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BYO
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: park setting

Restrictions

But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: BYO beer, wine or champagne; must have controlled bar
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required


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