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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Image credit | Caroline Tudor Photography

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!

Julia Morgan’s Berkeley City Club

If you love all things Berkeley City Club, we have some exciting news to share.

BCC Member, Dr. Sarah Gill, has written a book about our history and it features beautiful images by Club photographer, Trevor Johnson.

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Dr. Sarah Gill, Author

The book is over 200 pages beginning with the early women’s movement and planned construction of the building, to the architecture and spaces and then sharing about the Club through its decades of existence in Berkeley.  A bright future awaits the Club for many years to come and this is a truly special book to savor our treasured past.

Copies are available for purchase at the Club’s Front Desk for $45/each, with payment available via cash or check.  The author has generously chosen to split the royalties of the book, with $10 from each going to the Berkeley City Club Conservancy to aid in the preservation of our building.

 Consider purchasing one for yourself or give one as a gift this upcoming holiday season.

Feel free to contact our Team to purchase at 510.848.7800 or info@berkeleycityclub.com.

 

Special Wedding offer

Our special offer dates have been a popular addition over recent months.

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We now have just two dates remaining to enjoy a special gift from the BCC!

Saturday, October 22nd or Saturday, November 19th are up for consideration.

Securing one of these dates and mentioning our special offer, lets you choose one of these:

Upgraded linens, Up-Lighting, a champagne toast or (1) Chef’s choice passed appetizer.  

Simply contact our Events Team to inquire at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com.

Upcoming lecture series

Calling all architecture and design lovers!

As you may know, we partner with a group called the Berkeley City Club Conservancy committed to preserving our beautiful building and promoting the legacy of Julia Morgan.

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Beginning next week, on Thursday, September 22, they begin a four-part series, titled, Women Speak:  Four Architects on Design and Urbanism.  

The lineup of women are talented leaders in the profession of architecture.

Consider attending one or more of the talks in the comfort of the Club.

We invite you to peek at their Eventbrite page for more details or to purchase tickets.

Fall at the BCC

Summer has come to a close and we are delighted to head into the cooler Fall days.

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Even though the days are shorter, we have the natural light that brings joy to many.

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We are grateful for such a beautiful venue, hotel, club and restaurant for all to enjoy.

Stunning images by Christian Peacock Photography.

Wishing you all the best this Fall and always!

Meet the B3C

Did you know that the Berkeley City Club partners with a non-profit organization called the Berkeley City Club Conservancy, who are dedicated to preserving our historic building and protecting the legacy of Julia Morgan, our talented architect?

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Established in 1965, this group works tirelessly to help raise funds and ensure that our spaces are protected for many years to come.

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In the coming months, keep posted for details on a lecture series they are doing to engage and inspire others on the topics of architecture, design and historic revitalization.

If you would like a further peek into our building, join us for a 4th Sunday of the month tour to delve into our history a bit more.  At $10/person, your money goes to the preservation of our stunning landmark.

Tours run 45 minutes and take place at approximate intervals of 1:15pm, 2pm and 2:45pm.