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.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

A special offer awaits

Exciting news ahead for brides!

We still have a few select dates available on our Fall & Winter Wedding special.

Simple and sweet or grand and stunning, our venue has possibility for all kinds of beauty.

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

Take in the quiet grandeur of our treasured architecture.

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And put your own unique touches on our already beautiful spaces.

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By booking either September 4th, October 22nd, October 29th or November 19th, you choose from one of the following…

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

Restrictions may apply.  Contact our Events Team to book a site tour or further inquire.

events@berkeleycityclub.com | 510.280.1532

Cheers!

Summer love

Summertime is full of beautiful weddings and lots of fun.

The architecture makes a stunning background for joyous days.

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Days of wedding day bliss seem to bring happiness to all.

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Cheers to a continuing joyous wedding celebrations.

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If our Team can assist you in securing your own special day, contact us at events@berkeleycityclub.com or 510.280.1532.

Thank you Elizabeth Hurley Photography for capturing the stunning images.