A Day in the Life

The fast-paced days (and sometimes nights) of a Sales & Events Manager are many parts exciting, with (a plethora) of details and a lot of hard work.


Step into a typical Thursday with Team Member, Sarah Williams, who got her start in the industry by volunteering her time and energy (free of charge) to learn the ropes, because sometimes the very best experience comes in just putting yourself out there!


A bright and early start.  Arrive to an inbox of emails (usually 15-20) and phone messages.

Most of the morning is spent responding to emails and phone calls, creating contracts and inputting information to BEO’s, (a Banquet Event Order is a document that outlines the details of your event).

It is also time to create requested floor plans or gather information to send back to the client.


Site tour.  We do all sorts of events – parties, weddings, memorials (and more!)

Image by Anna Wu
Image by Anna Wu


Lunch.  A great time to recharge.  The Kitchen prepares your choice of a hot (or cold) meal.


Meeting with the Banquets Manager and Banquet Captain to go over upcoming events


Managers Meeting.  An hour of connecting with other departments and how we all come together as a whole.  Fast paced and informative!


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(Another) Site tour, because, well, the venue is beautiful and lots of prospective clients are excited to see it.


Respond to missed messages and new emails


Executive Chef Alaun Grimaud

Check on set-up for the evenings events.  It could be anything from a Member Mixer to a celebratory dinner or wine reception.


The busy day is about to come to a close.  Sometimes staying late is necessary to greet a client with a smile and a handshake.

Feeling the love

Any newly-engaged brides-to-be out there?

With Valentine’s Day just passing, the day of love brings happiness & excitement into the lives of many.

Today, we admire couples in love all around the beautiful Berkeley City Club.

Image by Anna Wu Photography

The groom seems to admire his ring too!

Image by Anna Wu Photography

And who here doesn’t love the joy and happiness of a wedding day?

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Image by Nicole Blumberg

And, sharing in a moment of wedded bliss, on the Terrace

Luke Snyder Studio
Image by Luke Snyder

Or, with family and friends around a candlelit table.

Image by Danny Dong

If you need assistance planning your own wedding or even have a date in mind, check out the homepage of our website for special offers on select dates this Spring & Summer.

You can reach out to us at events@berkeleycityclub.com or at 510.280.1532.

Love is in the air

With the excitement of Valentine’s Day coming, we have some stunning images to share.

One of the great things about the Berkeley City Club is that it is filled with these beautiful little alcoves to steal a kiss, an embrace or in this case, a winning image.


We are swooning for this couple…


Can you feel the love?  Us too…


Sharing a beautiful moment of togetherness in the Bridal Suite…


We hope you enjoyed these as much as we did.  Beautiful images make our day!

If we can assist you in planning your big day or you have a question about events, reach out to us at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com

Images by Gabriella Clavel Photography

Complimentary tours

For the architecture lover in many of us, we are pleased to share of the Berkeley City Club Conservancy’s lovely tours that happen every 4th Sunday (except December)

The magic begins beyond our front doors…


And through our stunning lobby.

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Hard to beat the beauty of those arches and details…

The First and Second floors are filled with little things to learn and great tidbits of the building.

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Join us from 1pm – 3:30pm on the following Sundays throughout 2015.

 Tours last approximately 30 – 40 minutes and are taken around in small groups.

February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28

July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25 and November 22.

We invite you to experience the opportunity of learning more about our historic landmark.

For more information, contact 510.883.9710 or bccconservancy@att.net