Preservation Park 1233 Preservation Park Way • Oakland • CA 94612


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This eye-catching re-creation of a Victorian neighborhood, which occupies two blocks just steps from Oakland's City Center, feels like a romantic hideaway frozen in time, with landscaped grounds, period park benches, ornate wrought-iron fences, old-fashioned street lamps, and a bronze fountain from Paris.
  • Nestled at the heart of the park you’ll find the Pavilion, a graceful bandstand framed by velvety lawns where ceremonies usually take place. 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.
  • Indoor celebrations may be held in the 1890 Ginn House, which evokes an English country home, or the 1910 Nile Hall, a craftsman-style building with a sensational reception room boasting 30-foot ceilings, skylights, and a a theatrical lighting and sound system. Luckily, you don’t have to choose—you may opt to rent both houses, as they're connected by a spacious interior hallway.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,000/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Package chosen
    • Type of event
  • Ceremony + reception packages include use of the Bandstand and Fountain circle, staffing and security, and a 30-minute rehearsal. They may be held Saturdays or Sundays 4–11pm.

    • Standard – $5,000 | Includes everything above.
    • Premium – $5,500 | Includes everything above, plus use of the dressing suite.
    • Deluxe – $6,200 | Includes everything above, plus the dressing suite, sound system & mics, and a 2-hour time block for a rehearsal dinner.

    Ceremony-only rentals start at $3,000, and may be scheduled Saturdays 8–11am or noon–3pm, or Saturday 3–6pm.


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
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

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 settings available:

  • 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
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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