A tranquil oasis


In December 1930, the Berkeley Women’s City Club pool was dedicated in a formal ceremony.  Hundreds of Berkeley women attended the ceremony.  Decades later, the pool remains one of the favorite attractions of the building and provides a beautiful escape for all ages.

Come and relish in the tranquil surroundings of the Berkeley City Club pool.  Open daily for Club Members from 5am-10pm and closed on Wednesday evenings from 7pm-10pm for cleaning.  It is the perfect place to squeeze in a quiet, low-impact workout.

We also offer Aquatics Exercise on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm.  Instructor Celia Ihne leads the class which is great for your arms, legs and core.  Classes are FREE for Members and $12 for non-Members.

A stunning venue awaits


The Berkeley City Club makes an absolutely beautiful and memorable location for your wedding or event. From Berkeley natives, to graduates of UC Berkeley, to architecture-lovers, people adore this “hidden gem” for celebrating life’s special moments – from a small wedding of 20 people to a dinner for 250.

When Julia Morgan was designing the building she drew on her architectural genius to design a structure that is in harmony with the surrounding environment with well-proportioned rooms that are pleasing and inviting.  She incorporated as much natural light as possible and created an indoor-outdoor lifestyle with the use of the courtyards, the terrace and large windows.

We have you covered for food, no matter the time of day or budget you have in mind.  Our in-house catering team can set up a breakfast buffet, boxed lunches or a sit-down lunch or dinner – basically anything your heart desires.  Our Executive Chef, Alaun Grimaud, has a fresh take on modern American cuisine and can tailor your special requests for dietary needs or culinary specialties.

We have a variety of vendors to recommend for accommodating beautiful lighting, lush linens, picturesque floral arrangements, special glasses, flatware and more.  Reach out to us at events@berkeleycityclub.com to inquire further or to book a site tour.

Spend a night with us at the “Little Castle”

Hotel Room

Come spend a night with us at the Berkeley City Club.  Did you know that our 35 guestrooms used to serve as residences for Berkeley Women’s City Club when the building was first constructed?

Our modest rooms are complete with plush bedding, cozy surroundings and reminiscence of things past will leave you refreshed.   A complimentary continental breakfast served Monday through Friday from 7am-9am and weekends and holidays from 8am-10am will fuel you for your day ahead.  We have a spread of fresh-squeezed juices, teas, yogurt, bagels, fruit, coffee and more.

Before you depart, take a walk around the stately rooms on the first and second floors or maybe have a dip in the pool.  The pool has been treasured for many decades by people of all ages and is open daily from 5am – 10pm and is closed Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 10pm for cleaning.

Call us for a reservation at (510) 848-7800 or email us at reservations@berkeleycityclub.com.  We hope to see you soon!

Bridge Makes BCC History


Did you know that Bridge is the oldest active club in Berkeley City Club history?  One of our longest standing members, still an avid Bridge Player at the Club today, tells the story of how she and her husband of 44 years came to be. She made her terms very clear from the beginning, NO BRIDGE?! NO MARRIAGE. It’s that simple. Needless to say, this happy couple still come every Monday to the Club to play and they are two very fierce competitors.

Come join the fun every Monday at 1pm!  You can meet new friends and learn some tips and tricks to improve your game.

Julia Morgan’s Birthday – Gatsby Style!


Last month we celebrated Julia Morgan’s birthday – Gatsby style!!  Event attendees enjoyed an evening of great food and drinks, a silent auction and beautiful work by local artists. The event was so successful we decided to make it an annual thing. Planning for next years Gala is already underway. Stay tuned for the Save the Date invitation and start scouting those vintage shops for the perfect Gatsby themed attire.