So you've gotten engaged and now you are looking at wedding venues with your future spouse. Not an easy thing to do, especially if you reside in the East Bay Area of California. There are so many beautiful wedding venues that your head may be spinning with possibilities.
One way to narrow down your options is to find a locale that you are especially fond of. It can be the city in which you currently live, your hometown, or a place where most of your family and friends live. By narrowing down your region, you can eliminate wedding venues that are too far away or especially inconvenient to you and your guests.
If you live in the Bay Area of California, here is breakdown of wedding venues in Berkeley, California.
Berkeley is home to an eclectic group of residents, the University of California Berkeley, vibrant and beautiful parks - and not to mention close to the Oakland Airport and not too far from the San Francisco Airport for those out-of-town wedding guests.
Brazilian Room - Tilden Regional Park
The Brazilian Room is located in Tilden Regional Park, part of the East Bay Regional Park District and has a reputation of being booked for weddings up to a year in advance. Because this wedding venue is part of the regional park district the rental rates are extremely reasonable - which may explain why it is rented out so quickly! The Brazilian Room is an outdoor and indoor facility with gorgeous grounds which will make for gorgeous wedding photos.
UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
This is one of the prime locations to visit when breezing through town. The Botanical Gardens sprawl 34 acres and boast 12,000 different kinds of plants from all over the globe. They have multiple areas that can host weddings depending on your party size. This would be a beautiful East Bay wedding venue because of the plants and flowers -- just imagine what lovely wedding pictures could be had in this location!
Claremont Resort & Spa
Okay, hotels and resorts are known for hosting weddings, but the Claremont Resort & Spa is a key fixture in the Berkeley community and would make for a beautiful wedding venue. The hotel sits steadfast on the lower hills of Berkeley. It's pure white facade cannot be missed when driving from Ashby onto the highway. The hotel offers indoor and outdoors ceremonies and can accomodate large wedding parties.
International House - UC Berkeley
The International House near the UC Berkeley campus is always bubbling with activity. Home to students studying from abroad, rental facilities, a dining hall, and lively cafe - this wedding venue could be a really happening place. They offer multiple facility rooms depending on your party size and are reasonably priced.
Berkeley City Club
The Berkeley City Club was designed by famous Bay Area architect, Julia Morgan. The architecture of the building is stunning and it is right in the heart of Berkeley - making it a perfect wedding venue for guests who have never been to Berkeley. A couple of blocks from the UC Berkeley campus, downtown Berkeley, and a short walk to the lively Telegraph Avenue. The parking may be limited, but there are ways to negotiate parking with nearby lots.
Faculty Club - UC Berkeley
The Faculty Club is located on the UC Berkeley campus and has different wedding venue choices, depending on your party size. Aside from rental facilities, the location has a bar - which is nice if guests are arriving early. There is an outdoor lawn called the Glade where the ceremony can be performed with the reception being held indoors.