Courtyard Love – Part 3

Today we close our multi-part series highlighting our beautiful Courtyards.

Welcome to the North Courtyard!

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Image by Team Member, Trevor Johnson

This hidden gem can be reached by heading all the way down our main hallway.

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Image by Team Member, Trevor Johnson

It is quiet and peaceful and home to mature landscaping and a bit of grass.

In case you missed our earlier posts, peruse on over to explore the West & East Courtyards.

Thank you for reading!

Courtyard love – Part 1

Step inside the West Courtyard with us today.

One of our favorite details is the flagstone.  Enchanting, right?

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Image by Team Member, Trevor Johnson

And, the lush green landscaping…

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It is certainly beautiful and we love it each and every time we step in…

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We will continue this series with a step into the North & East Courtyards in coming weeks.

Stay tuned!

Big day details

We love all of the simple, elegant touches that accompany a brides big day.

The details and the pretty draping here are just lovely.

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Final touches – earrings and a ever-present smile…

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The veil and a clutch and she is almost ready…

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Making sure everyone is as stunning as she is…

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Make for a beautiful bride ready to shine!

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Book your wedding with us and enjoy a complimentary night in our Bridal Suite.

Reach out to our Events Team at events@berkeleycityclub.com / 510.280.1532.

Thank you to Elizabeth Hurley for the gorgeous images!

We love Events

AFLAC recently held an event at the Club and Drew Bird Photography was on hand to capture some stunning images over the course of the day.

The Club possesses endless possibilities for all types of events, in this case, a Corporate event.

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Julia Morgan was certainly talented at designing spaces to flow together effortlessly.

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The group had their main meeting in the Ballroom with attendees happy and engaged throughout the day.

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Lunch was done buffet-style in the neighboring spaces of the Venetian Room and Terrace.

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Aflac Event  Berkeley City Club  July 13, 2013 Drew Bird Photography San Francisco Bay Area Photographer Have Camera. Will Travel.  www.drewbirdphoto.com drew@drewbirdphoto.com

The day concluded with more smiles and cocktails on the Terrace.

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If our Team can assist you with an upcoming event, we would be delighted to help.

Reach out to us at events@berkeleycityclub.com or 510.280.1532.

A nod of excellence

We are all smiles over here at the Berkeley City Club.

Our guests have given us the honor of a 2015 Certificate of Excellence with Trip Advisor!

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Thank you for sharing the love of a landmark, your kind words and thoughtful reviews.

From all of us to all of you, thank you!

A night at a museum

Beyond our beautiful exterior facade and sturdy concrete is a majestic piece of architecture standing strong for 85 years.

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Did you know that you can step into a beautiful piece of history and spend a night here?

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Yes.  Yes you can!

Floors one and two are public spaces, used primarily for events (and taking in the beauty), but floors three through six were originally residences for women of the Berkeley Women’s City Club and turned into 35 hotel rooms for you to enjoy.

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Upon a relaxing night of slumber in our cozy beds, walk down to Julia’s, for a satisfying and complimentary continental breakfast, served daily from 7am – 10am.

Rooms are available year round.

Find a room online or call our friendly Front Desk Team at 510.848.7800.

Water Conservation: Part Two

Welcome to the second part of our series in water conservation.

Next up, Landscaping.  We have beautiful grounds and Courtyards to enjoy.

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Our talented Gardener, Darnell, putting his beautiful touches on the West Courtyard.

Since many of our plants are mature with deep roots they can handle receiving less water.

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Thick layers of mulch have been added to the gardens, to hold in moisture, and use less water.

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Where possible, some plants have been fitted with their own drip irrigation at the base so that no water is wasted.

The length and frequency of watering has been reduced as well.
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We hope you enjoyed peeking at our Courtyards and hearing about what we are doing to conserve water.

Do you have any ideas to share with us to possibly use in our Courtyards & Gardens?

Please share them in the comments below.

#LoveWins at The Berkeley City Club

In celebration of “our love is equal” (Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff) and the Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling last week, we have a lovely gift to share with all future couples.

We wish all couples the warmest of congratulations!

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Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast on your special day, with joy from the Team at the Berkeley City Club!

To take advantage of this special offer, contact our Events Team at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com.

Restrictions may apply.  New bookings only. Cheers!

A thank you to Gabriella Clavel for the beautiful images

Water Conservation: Part One

In today’s times of a severe California drought, we all want to do our best to conserve water.

Our water conservation series will touch on what various departments of the Club are doing to execute a saving mindset.

A clean space begins with our Housekeeping Team.

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This hard working group of ladies maintains our 35 hotel rooms and common areas throughout.

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As a commitment to conservation, placards are placed in each hotel room to give guests the option to not wash bed sheets daily and to reuse towels during their stay.

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We invite you to share any ideas you may have for hotel water conservation in the comments.

Future posts to come on what other departments are doing to conserve our precious resource.