Sequoyah Country Club 4550 Heafey Road • Oakland • California 94605


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

It's easy to miss this very private venue, hidden high in the East Bay Hills amid rolling greens and gardens and the husky rustle of the giant sequoias—or sequoyahs, as the Native Americans called these massive redwoods.

Once the chic enclave of a privileged few, today this delightfully sequestered setting is open to anyone with the presence of mind to book it for a special celebration. Tuxedoes and evening gowns are no longer de rigueur here, but the style and panache that has distinguished the club since its inception remains. The graceful Spanish Colonial-style clubhouse, situated prominently above budding olive trees and bright beds of flowers, still plays host to spectacular parties.

At the top of the clubhouse steps, the front Patio seems the perfect place for guests to congregate. Its comfortable furnishings, several fire pits, and panoramic vista make it well suited for standing cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, but you may prefer to kick things off inside where other inspiring options await.

As you walk down the long Terrace Hallway, you can't help but appreciate the high, beamed ceiling; arches and columns; and lantern-style chandeliers—a combination of features that reflect the architectural charm of the building. The hallway opens onto the Terrace Room, a grand space that has clearly been designed with balls and extravaganzas in mind: Its vaulted, beamed ceiling, tremendous wrought-iron chandeliers, and wall of gleaming, wood-framed glass terrace doors convey an effortless elegance and refinement. The Terrace Room opens to a patio and pool, so guests can step outdoors on a moonlit evening and take in the cool night air.

The Terrace Room is bookended by the Terrace Bar and Boardroom (the groomsmen will love its woodsy feeling) and the fashionably bright and uplifting Sequoyah Room. These, like the larger Bay View Room across the hall, reflect the club's classy yet welcoming ambiance. There's even a cozy private chamber upstairs with a sitting area just outside. Here the country club's practiced and ultra-courteous staff can serve up a nerve-calming glass of champagne or quick bite for the bride and her entourage. This room can double as a pretty children's playroom, too.

For outdoor ceremonies or gatherings taking place on one of the East Bay's many sunny days, we suggest the picturesque Terrace Lawn. It's superlative spot for celebrants to bask in the property's stunning surroundings.

Indoors or out, Sequoyah Country Club provides an environment where you and your fortunate guests can flow smoothly from one event space to the next with ease, enjoying every moment to the fullest.


Video by Dreambook Productions.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,800/event
  • Clubhouse rental includes setup & teardown.

Ceremony Fee
  • $600/event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $69/person and up
  • Menu pricing includes:

    • Displayed and/or passed hors d'oeuvres
    • Starter course (soup and/or salad)
    • Buffet or plated dinner with chef's choice of seasonal vegetables and starch
    • Coffee & tea station

    Bar packages are additional, and range $20–42/person, depending on the length of service and package chosen.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 175 275
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 350
Reception Seated 275 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 175 seated guests indoors and 275 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site can accommodate 275 seated or 350 standing indoors and 350 standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 100 seated guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


$ • $$




BYO with corkage fee

There is a $20/bottle corkage fee.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-around, daily, 7am-11:30pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Private Club
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
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: large lot, valet available
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Cleanup: facility provides basic cleanup
View: garden courtyard, fairways, pool area; panorama of Oakland and the peninsula
Other: grand piano


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required


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