Preservation Park 1233 Preservation Park Way • Oakland • CA 94612

Preservation Park

1233 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612

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Why You'll Love This Place

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Occupying two blocks just a heartbeat away from Oakland's City Center, Preservation Park is an eye-catching re-creation of a Victorian neighborhood. Sixteen Victorian homes have been beautifully restored and colorfully painted. The setting has been further enhanced with period park benches, ornate wrought-iron fences, old-fashioned street lamps, and a bronze fountain from Paris.

The park's social center is the Pavilion, a graceful bandstand where ceremonies usually take place. While the bride and groom exchange vows on stage, their guests, seated on the lawn just below them, can appreciate the lovely landscaping and vintage architecture that surrounds them. Outdoor receptions are held in the adjacent Fountain Circle, a circular plaza with a large two-tiered fountain topped by the moon goddess Diana at its center. There's plenty of room for a band, or you could have an outdoor buffet on either side of the Pavilion.

If you're planning an indoor reception, two houses just off the Fountain Circle are available. The Ginn House, circa 1890, features two delightful light and airy parlors reminiscent of those in an English country home. Nile Hall, circa 1911, is a craftsman-style building with a sensational space for a grand and elegant party. It has a 30-foot-high ceiling, skylights, multiple windows, a stage, and a theatrical lighting and sound system. This room is well designed, with soft colors, nice detailing and attractive appointments—and enough space to accommodate an extensive guest list. You can reserve one or both houses, as they're connected by a spacious interior hallway.

The park is not only popular for weddings, it's hosted a wide range of events. When you reserve the outdoor spaces, the entrance gates are closed to cars so you and your guests can savor the feeling of having this charming "town" all to yourselves. For a remarkable glimpse of old-time Oakland, pay a visit to Preservation Park—it's well worth the trip.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,000/event and up


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 500
Reception Seated 150 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: Ginn House holds 40 seated, Nile Hall 150 seated, and the Pavilion Area 150–300 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: Various rooms hold 10–150 seated guests indoors. The Pavilion Area accommodates up to 300 seated.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 8am–11pm. The outdoor Pavilion: May to mid-October.

Venue Type

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

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Park
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Park

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: select from preferred list, or BYO licensed caterer (additional fee)
Kitchen Facilities: setup only
Tables & Chairs: provided, additional fee
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided by caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided by outside vendor
Dressing Area: yes, additional fee
AV/Meeting Equipment: sound equipment, WiFi, microphones, flip charts
Parking: on-street, or city garage nearby extra fee
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: street lamps
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: gardens and fountain


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required


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