Mother’s Day Brunch

Spring is in the air and Mother’s Day is just over a week away!  Treat your mom (or mom to be!) to a day of celebration.

On Sunday, May 8th, we will feature a delicious array of offerings, from assorted salads and smoked salmon to glazed ham and prime rib, to creamy potatoes, seasonal vegetables (and more!), we have something for everyone.

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Mom can take in the quiet elegance and stunning architecture of our building and enjoy Brunch with her loved ones.

Don’t delay.  Reservations are required and need to be booked by Wednesday, May 4th.

BCC Members are $42, non-members are $60 and children 3+ are $29.

We have seating times available from 10:30am to 1:30pm.

Contact our Team Members at Julia’s at 510.280.1547 or julias@berkeleycityclub.com to book.

Cheers!

Spring in the air

We are swooning over the longer days ahead and the love in the air.

Yes, wedding season is gearing up and we love every minute (just like this adorable couple!)

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The Courtyards make a stunning location for photos and just bring a little dose of happy.

We wish everyone a beautiful Spring filled with light and love.

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If we can assist in choosing your big day, contact us at events@berkeleycityclub.com or 510.280.1532.

We would love thank Jody Atkinson for the stunning images.

Fun with fitness

Did you know that the Club offers fitness classes?

Keeping your mind, body and spirit in tune is possible with our Aquatics & Tai Chi classes.

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Not only do you get a great workout, you take in the treasured beauty of the building.

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Aquatics Exercise is offered on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5pm and is $10/class for Club members and $15/class for non-members.

It is a great workout that is easy on the joints, low impact and great for toning.

Back into the routine at the Club is Tai Chi, led by instructor Quinn Walker.

Tai Chi is a great way to lower blood pressure, improve breathing and increase wellness while obtaining a state of calm and clarity.

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Classes are offered the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 4pm and bookings are available on Eventbrite at only $10/class for Club members and $15/class for non-members.  Wear comfortable, loose clothing and enjoy the benefits of health, fun and martial arts.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our instructors.

Aquatics Exercise, Celia Ihne:  cihne@sbcglobal.net

Tai Chi, Quinn Walker:  mightyquinnwalker@hotmail.com

A beautiful wedding day

We love weddings at the Club.  The stunning ambiance, the warmth of love in the air and witnessing beautiful moments in the making.

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Peek at these moments in the elegant background. Yes, we love it all.

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Then the fun continues at the Reception.

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It was truly a memorable time for all on this amazing day.

Stunning images provided by Kelly Crispin-Paulson at Wild Whim Photography.

If we can assist you in hosting your wedding with us, contact our Team at events@berkeleycityclub.com or 510.280.1532.

Special wedding offer

Are you in the process of deciding what your big day will be?  Consider Fall or Winter 2016 and enjoy a special offer (and peek at these stunning images for a little inspiration!)

One of the great things to savor are the shorter days, which lets you up the ante on the romance factor and take advantage of great lighting. Want to see what we mean?  Read on.

Our market lights strung on the Terrace give so much warmth.

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 Then, the architectural details get to shine in a big way.

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Couples enjoy a moment to themselves and the natural light gets a chance to really show off.

See what we mean?  Beautiful, indeed.  Now for the fun part.

Book a September – December 2016 wedding and enjoy one of the following as our gift to you!

Upgraded Linens

Up-Lighting

Champagne toast

One Chef’s choice passed appetizer

*Restrictions apply, please contact our Events Team to inquire*

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We would love to wish a sincere thank you to Nicole Blumberg Photography, Danny Dong Photography and Kelly at Wild Whim Photography for the stunning images throughout.

Easter Brunch

Easter Sunday will be here this weekend and we have a great day in the works.

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It is sure to be a great time for all ages, with delicious food, an egg hunt and complimentary face painting, it is an occasion not to miss.

Give us a call or send our Team an email by tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6pm to make your reservations.

510.280.1547 | julias@berkeleycityclub.com

Spring in the East Courtyard

After a rainy winter, our Courtyards are seeing an extra dose of lush beauty.

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It is so pretty against our stunning building.

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The East Courtyard is always a lovely one to pop into for a moment or two of quiet beauty.

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We wish you a happy Spring!

A sincere thank you to Jody Atkinson Photography for the images.

St. Patrick’s Day

We have a great evening planned in celebration of St. Paddy’s Day!

Next Thursday, March 17th, the Club will feature delicious food by Chef Alaun and his Team.

Our options start with corned beef & cabbage and delicious roasted salmon.

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The food options are abundant with greens, Irish colcannon and sticky pudding with whiskey toffee sauce for dessert.

Relish in the entertainment with Celtic music, Irish dancers and storytelling.

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It is sure to be a great evening at the Club.

Tickets are $38 for Members and $48 for non-Members.

Book on Eventbrite today!

Members: Pricing does not apply to dining minimum and cannot be charged to member account.

 

Green Business Program

Did you know that the Berkeley City Club has been certified by Alameda County Green Business Program since 2011?

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We are honored to be part of this program and wanted to share just a few of the things we are doing to make the world a better place.

Of approximately 900 light bulbs in our building, only 6 are the old-fashioned incandescent bulbs, located in 3 large chandeliers in the Members Lounge and the other 3 large chandeliers in Julia’s; all of the rest are LED, CFL or fluorescent.

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We use Green Seal certified dish washing, laundering and cleaning products.

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Our guestroom amenities are in biodegradable packaging.

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Our Pool locker room amenities are purchased in concentrates to reduce packaging and are used in refillable dispensers.

We hope you enjoyed this post!

A Day in the Life

Today, we would love to share with you a bit about this smiling face from our Events Team.

Meet, Madison August, our Sales Assistant!

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Here is a peek into a typical Wednesday.

9am

Arrive at work and grab a cup of coffee to get ready for a busy day.

9:15am

Begin checking voicemail and email from the night before.  It could be anything from a client booking a site tour to checking dates for a wedding or special event.

11am

Compile the list of clients needing parking in the BCC lot that week and correspond with the Front Desk to ensure places are reserved accordingly.

11:30am

It’s time for Lunch!  Chef Alaun and his Team prepare delicious and unique lunches for all of the BCC Team Members.

12pm

Voicemail and email check-in.  It is always great to hear from prospective new clients.

1pm

Prepare for the BEO (Banquet Event Order) meeting.  Various departments come together and all get on the same page for upcoming meetings & events.

2pm

BEO Meeting.  It is great to have input from everyone – Events, Banquets, Kitchen & Maintenance share important details and action items.

3pm

Walk down to the bake shop to get a yummy treat to serenade a Team Member for their birthday.  It is always fun to gather a group and track down the birthday girl or guy.

3:30pm

Delve into the latest fun project.  Currently, it is a new brochure for potential clients and not long ago it was designing this sign for Julia’s.

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5pm

The day will soon come to a close.  Time to check voicemail & email one last time.

5:30pm

Time to head out after a busy day.