Team Member thankfulness

On this Thanksgiving Eve, a few Team Members are sharing what they are most grateful for about the Berkeley City Club.


Most of you have virtually met Sarah Williams before, our Sales and Events Manager, who is thankful for awesome (hardworking, diligent, respectful, funny) co-workers,  excited clients, Thursday & Friday doughnut days and warm lunches.

Next up is Melissa Guillory, our Executive Administrator, and go to for managing many behind the scenes tasks and projects. She is said to always bring a ray of sunshine when the Team is in need of support and is seen below on the left supporting the Events Team this year at Caltopia.


Melissa is most thankful for the beautiful space the Berkeley City Club is, a great group of co-workers that give her an unexpected laugh and is blessed to call the BCC her employer.

Madison August is a new addition to our Events Team and such a star in her role.  Always armed with a smile and fresh ideas, Madison is a joy to have our our Team.  She is pictured below, showcasing her creativity on our gorgeous Julia’s sign.

Madison and the new sign

She shares that she is thankful for I’m thankful for a fun position that allows her to express my creativity. She is grateful to work in such a positive space and with supportive co-workers on a daily basis.


In closing, from Mary McGarry, a Front Desk Team Member.  She is a true asset and support to her co-workers and all patrons of the Club.  She assists everyone with grace, confidence and ease.  Mary shares that she is truly grateful for our beautiful Julia Morgan building.

What are you grateful for this year?

Share with us in the comments below.

From our Team to you, Happy Thanksgiving!

Stunning ceremony locations

We all know our venue brings beauty, but to witness it in action is always fun too!

Today, we will explore some of our favorite spaces for ceremonies.

Hello, Members Lounge.  You are gorgeous with your rich colors and vintage feel.


Image by Carrie Richards

Another favorite is the Terrace.

Drew Bird Photography | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer | Oakland Visual Storyteller | San Francisco Wedding Photojournalist | Berkeley City Club Wedding

Image by Drew Bird Photography

 We love taking in the fresh Berkeley breezes and city views.

The lights that the couple had hung add ambiance and dimension to the space.

Rounding things out is the Drawing Room.

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Even the kids pictured here think the space is pretty awesome.  With a fireplace, access to the West Courtyard and our stunning windows, it is pure love.

With spaces for weddings big or small, we love making wedding day dreams come true.

If our Events Team can assist you, please reach out to us for a site tour or additional questions. / 510.280.1532


Truly thankful – Part one

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is reminder of things in life that we are grateful for.

For many, the Berkeley City Club is a home away from home and we truly relish in the beauty.

We come to work everyday where this is our reality…

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A quick pop into the viewing deck of the pool is a moment of tranquil peace…


Or, a step into our favorite garden to be surrounded by timeless beauty…


And, it is always a treat to peer out of a window and see a stunning pop of color.

Luke Snyder Studio

Our thankful series will continue in the coming weeks.

What are you most thankful for?  Share with us in the comments below.

We love Thanksgiving

November is upon us and we have some great events coming up around food and wine.

On November 11th, join us to decide which wine pairs best with Thanksgiving Dinner.


Simply bring along a bottle of any price or varietal and we decide which pairs best alongside a small buffet of delicious Thanksgiving favorites.

Secure your reservations on Eventbrite by noon on November 6th.

If a full-on feast is more your speed, join us for a Thanksgiving Eve buffet inside Julia’s.


Chef Wolfgang has an amazing menu prepared, sure to dazzle you and your guests.

View the menu and book your reservations on Eventbrite by Friday, November 20th.

Cheers to a happy holiday season!

Oktoberfest fun

We are rounding out October with a fun event this Friday, October 30th.


We are gearing up to serve six beers and a full menu of German favorites.


Come and enjoy a variety of salads, a soup, main courses and dessert.

It is sure to be a great time for all who attend.

View the full menu and book your reservations on Eventbrite by 6pm tonight.


Chinese lantern tree in bloom

If you have graced our East Courtyard, chances are this tree greeted you.


Most likely, it was not full of these red hibiscus-like flowers.


Making its home at the Berkeley City Club for more than ten years, this tree rarely blooms.

The evergreen beauty loves its well-drained soil and the shade to part-sun in this Courtyard.

It is a real treat to have some color adorning this space.

Do you have a favorite tree or shrub in one of our Courtyards?

A memorable day

The Berkeley City Club makes a stunning venue for countless occasions.

Take a peek into a wedding complete with plenty of fantastic moments.


Pure love is surely present here…


and everyone seems to enjoy dancing the night away…


and then enjoying a happily ever after…


Here’s to love and amazing moments!

A sincere thank you to Deborah Coleman Photography for the stunning images.

If our Team can assist you in booking a site tour for your upcoming wedding, let us know! / 510.280.1532

Special holiday party offer

Believe it or not, October is upon us, which means the holidays are sneaking up very soon!


Image by Matt O’Brien

The Berkeley City Club makes a stunning venue for a small, intimate gathering…


Image by Matt O’Brien

Or a dazzling affair spread throughout our many spaces.


Image by Team Member, Trevor Johnson

As a special offer for select holiday party bookings made by October 31st, enjoy a complimentary entertainment package including a DJ, a photobooth and more!

Restrictions apply, so reach out to our Events Team for additional questions or a site tour. | 510.280.1532

Black & white favorites

We love classic wedding images in black and white.

We invite you to swoon a little with us.  Smiles and joy commence.

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Image by Nicole Blumberg

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Image by Nicole Blumberg

Topping our list of favorites are the candid moments.


Image by Deborah Coleman

Image by Elizabeth Hurley

Image by Elizabeth Hurley

But, we love this posed shot for a unique take on capturing the group in a gorgeous setting.

Image by Elizabeth Hurley

Image by Elizabeth Hurley

Dreamy, fun and beautiful all rolled into one, right?

We love weddings.  Let our Events Team assist you with yours.

Reach out to us at or 510.280.1532 to book a site tour.

Happy Fall!

As we close out Summer, we step into a beautiful season around the Club

Fall is here!


The days are becoming shorter, but the light still cascades in beautifully throughout the day.


We just love the beauty and elegance that each room exudes


We wish you a great Fall season ahead and hope you enjoyed today’s post.

A sincere thank you to Christian Peacock Photography for the stunning images.