Why You'll Love This Place
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The brilliant white, castle-like Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel has been a Bay Area landmark since 1915 when it debuted. Spread over 22 acres, the hotel is set high in the Berkeley Hills and commands one of the best views in the Bay Area. Along with its panoramic vista, the hotel's grand design, fragrant rose gardens and luxurious amenities have made it a perennial favorite for weddings.
Couples can host their entire event here, from a rehearsal dinner to a sublime honeymoon in a grand suite. The Lanai Room is a lovely indoor ceremony space and, when combined with the adjoining outdoor balcony, offers great photo opportunities. A variety of ballrooms—each with its own distinctive ambiance—accommodate groups of various sizes, so whether you're having an intimate gathering or a gala reception you'll find one that's ideal for your event.
The Claremont also boasts over 20,000 square feet of event space, plus three pools and 10 tennis courts. You'll definitely want to spend some time being pampered at the spa, where services include facials, hairstyling, manicures, pedicures and makeup application, ensuring that you'll be picture-perfect on your wedding day.
Planning your event here is stress-free, thanks to a team of wedding experts. And after the festivities wind down, you'll find an atmosphere of relaxation in the Claremont's guest rooms, which were renovated in 2015. All feature plush bathrobes, flat screen TVs, and WiFi. Many also provide exceptional views of San Francisco Bay.
Conceived as an English estate, this historic hotel and grounds have surrounded guests with elegance, sophistication and charm for nearly a century. So, whether you come here to get married in style or simply enjoy a delectable dinner for two, the Claremont is a peaceful and romantic retreat from the world.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- $2,500/event and up
The rental fee for an outdoor ceremony or one of the ballrooms starts at $2,500. Facilities are also available for a rehearsal dinner, day-after brunch or other wedding-related event. Corporate day meeting packages are available.
Meals (when priced separately)
- $110/person and up
Food & beverage costs vary based on the menu and bar arrangements.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 400.|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoor spaces hold 20–220 seated guests; outdoor spaces up to 180 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The largest ballroom accommodates 300 seated with a dance floor, or 450 standing for a cocktail reception. Capacities for the 20 other rooms range 10–300 seated guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: There are 20 rooms that seat 20–400 theater-style, 30–275 classroom-style, or 8–60 conference-style.
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Year-round, daily, 6am–midnight.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Banquet Hall / Events Facility
- Historic / Landmark Building
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
- Resort / Spa
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Landscaped Grounds
- Ocean / Bay
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Areas: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range AV
Parking: self-parking and valet
Accommodations: 276 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA upon approval
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ
View: entire East Bay and San Francisco Bay plus San Francisco skyline
Other: event coordination, spa, fitness center
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors only
Wheelchair Access: yes
This venue is so versatile!
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