“Best Hotel Pool” nomination

The Berkeley City Club pool has earned a nomination from USA Today for “Best Hotel Pool.”

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We would love the opportunity for our beautiful, Julia Morgan-designed pool to win.

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Please cast a vote for us!   (No account necessary & takes just seconds to do)

You can vote 1x/day until Monday, August 1st at 12 noon ET.

Thank you for your support!

Chandelier beauty – Part 2

Many of our followers enjoyed our first chandelier beauty post, so we continue on today.

Let’s explore the second floor a bit, shall we?

Hello there, Ballroom!

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The six chandeliers hang from the ceiling to provide light, beauty and and grandeur to the space.

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Sometimes its challenging to take in the details many feet below, but look at the signature quatrefoil on the chains and the elegant draping over the lights.

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We are grateful for these beautiful pieces to light our spaces.

Next time you see them, be sure to take in some of their special elements.

Beautiful moments

Today, we are swooning over these gorgeous images in black & white.

The couple’s friends and family exuded love, happiness and joy for the special day.

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We have to say “cheers” to the moments of happiness they will be forever grateful for.

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We are moving through a fun and busy wedding season here at the Club.

If our Team can assist you in making your own beautiful memories, contact us soon!

events@berkeleycityclub.com | 510.280.1532

Thank you to Wild Whim Photography for the stunning images.

Chandelier beauty

If you have visited the building, it is apparent that Julia Morgan had a gift for elegant details.

Let’s explore the first floor a bit, shall we?

How pretty is this chandelier present in both the Drawing Room & Theater?

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The curved lines and quatrefoil at the top are elegantly French.

This chandelier is also a stunning focal point and welcoming fixture in the Lobby.

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Lucky for us (and you!), we have 4 of them to create a warm, inviting feel.

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Where the light from the chandeliers doesn’t reach, we have natural light and elegant sconces.

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We hope you enjoyed seeing some up close and beautiful images from our treasured building.

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.

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.

Elegant details

Even for those of us who enjoy the beauty of the Club daily, it is always nice to come across simple reminders of beauty around the venue.

Before you step inside, the elegant touches are ever-present in the flowers carved into the concrete.  Such beauty and talent!

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On the first floor & second floors, this animal greets us with a grand stance.

Our architect, Julia Morgan, went to Cal, so word is that this is a bear, paying homage to her Alma Mater, UC Berkeley, just a short walk away.

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In the Drawing Room, the elegant mastery continues with an animal and an beautiful flower.

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 Had you ever noticed these before?

Do you have any favorite details around the Club?

Share with us in the comments below.

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.

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Another favorite is the Terrace.

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 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.

events@berkeleycityclub.com / 510.280.1532

Cheers!

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…

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

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

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Our thankful series will continue in the coming weeks.

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