Courtyard beauty

If you find yourself at the Club looking for quiet moment, step away into one of our Courtyards.

Here is a peek into the West Courtyard.  It is located off of the Drawing Room and is also visible as you climb the staircase to the Second floor.  It is pretty magical.

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We just love the flagstone and lush greenery.

Next up is the East Courtyard.  It is easily visible from the main hallway and probably one of the most visited.

Chairs and a quiet bench perfectly invite a moment to yourself.

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The last Courtyard is the North.  It is all the way at the end of the main hallway, just after you pass the Pool Locker Room. Tucked away, it is usually the most quiet.

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We hope you enjoyed this little roundup.  Take a little time to explore them the next time you are at the Club.

 

 

A day of love

Summer is in full swing around the Club with beautiful weddings all around.

We love the magic that these days bring and are swooning over this one from last Summer.

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It is certainly a day for celebrating love and treasuring the beauty in this life.

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We wish all of our brides and grooms light and love as they embark on their journey together.

Should you want to consider holding a wedding or event with us, reach out to our Events Team at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com or join us for a complimentary reception tomorrow night featuring a wide array of our creative partners.

A sincere thank you to Elizabeth Hurley for these stunning images.

Cheers!

Love for the BCC

Travelers far and wide are singing our praises and we are delighted to share about it.

Just last week, our 38-room hotel, event venue, private social club and fine dining restaurant got a lovely nod in the Los Angeles Times.

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Praised for our great location, stunning architecture and beautiful pool, the building is a sight to see and stay in.

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And, you must treat yourself to a peek or swim in our indoor heated pool, exclusive only to hotel guests and club members.

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The gem of a building, constructed in just eleven months by none other than famed architect Julia Morgan and is standing stately and strong, close to ninety years later.

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Treat yourself to a stay in one of our cozy guestrooms, then wander through our public spaces and cap off your stay with lunch or dinner at Julia’s.

An unforgettable time awaits you.

Easter Brunch

Next Sunday, April 16, 2017, Easter will be upon us, which means our annual event in celebration of it is just around the corner.

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The day is showcased with a beautiful buffet of food by Chef Alaun and his Team, featuring prime rib, glazed ham, lamb, salmon, seasonal sides and salads, scones, pastries and desserts.

To top off the fun, we will also have an Easter egg hunt and face painting.

BCC Members:  $42 (Dining minimum applicable)

Non-members:  $60 | Children 5-14:  $29 | 3 and under:  Complimentary

Face painting:  11:30am – 1pm | Egg hunt:  1:15pm (Bring your baskets!)

Reservations available, but going quickly

Contact Julia’s for reservations at 510.280.1547 or julias@berkeleycityclub.com

Award winning flowers

Do you happen to remember this lovely wedding that we posted about this past Winter?

Maybe you recall their megawatt smiles, a stunning setup and a picture perfect wedding day?

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To top off the beauty of this day even more, the wearable flowers from their special day won an award from Florist Review magazine.  We loved revisiting the images from their special day once again to get up close with the beauty that the bride and her ladies adorned last September.

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We wish this couple a lifetime of love and happiness!

Cheers!

 

Tours of the Little Castle

Now that some nice weather is setting in, perhaps it is time to treat yourself to a fun activity.

We partner with the Berkeley City Club Conservancy to offer tours for only $10/person?

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This Julia Morgan building has stood stately and beautiful for close to nine decades, so this fixture in Berkeley is a must see for architecture lovers.

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Treat yourself to a tour and discover something truly beautiful awaiting you.

Tours are every fourth Sunday (except December) and run 30-45 minutes.  Approximate times are 1:15pm, 2pm & 2:45pm.

The $10 donation is requested in cash or check only.  We hope to see you there.

Building Berkeley

If you love all things architecture, our upcoming Arts & Culture Talk may interest you!

Building Berkeley:  Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, Julia Morgan & the UC Berkeley Campus

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Join us to welcome Professor Margaretta Lovell, Professor of the History of Art, as a speaker in our Arts and Culture series.

How many times have we walked the UC Berkeley campus, usually without even thinking about the history of the buildings that surround us?

Here are a few great things Margaretta will be speaking about with all of us.

In what ways was the campus determined by the geography of Berkeley?

How many architects submitted plans for the UC campus?

What are the UC buildings that Julia Morgan designed?

What was the original plan for all of the floors of the Campanile?

Get the answers to all of these questions and many more at our Arts & Culture Talk on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6pm.  Tickets available on Eventbrite.

BCC Members:  $5 | Non-Members: $10

Berkeley Restaurant Week

A stunning French restaurant is tucked away on the second floor.

It is Julia’s at the Berkeley City Club, with the name chosen by our Club members, in honor of our architect, Julia Morgan.

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If you have yet to try this hidden gem, it is time to seize the opportunity.

Berkeley Restaurant Week is in full swing and we are featuring a $20 prix fixe lunch menu and $35 prix fixe dinner menu (excluding beverages, tax & gratuity).

View our menus and then make a reservation to dine with us soon.

Berkeley Restaurant Week at Julia’s runs through Saturday, 1.28.17.

Cheers!