Membership with the BCC

For all that have enjoyed our building, you know the special feeling the building provides.

It is majestic beauty that has been cherished for almost nine decades.

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Originally constructed as a private women’s club in 1929, now both men and women enjoy the grandeur of our spaces and the privilege of a membership with us.

 When I walked through the doors I felt a 10-lb weight lift from my shoulders (I hadn’t even known it was there!) Serenity and beauty, friendships old, possibly new – what could be better?”

Our members enjoy swimming in the waters of our pool, among countless other benefits.

Recently, a member reflected on the joys of swimming.

Floating on your back in the pool at Berkeley City Club, with the room’s arches bringing a crisp order to the roughly textured concrete walls, you feel as privileged as a Hearst. As a club member confides, with the air of one sharing a guilty pleasure: “When you have it all to yourself, it’s like you’re the princess in the pool.”

To learn of the many benefits available to BCC members, peruse our website.

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All about membership

The Berkeley City Club is more than a event venue, historic hotel and fine dining restaurant.

We are proud to be a private social club – inspiring friendships, memories and fun – since our inception in 1930.

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Women enjoying the Loggia before windows & a door were added to adjoin it to the East Courtyard.

We started as a private women’s club, with the building entirely funded by Berkeley women.

In 1962, the charter was updated from Berkeley Women’s City Club to Berkeley City Club and men were welcome to join in membership.

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Women and men dressed for fun. Circa 1960’s

In the great years of our history, events, meetings and parties have been held, food and drink shared, laps swum and much more.

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Men and women at an event in the Ballroom. Circa 1970’s

We invite you to consider a membership with us.  Peruse pricing, benefits and more here.

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A member event in present day. Image by Team Member, Sarah Williams

If you have any questions, reach out to us at 510.280.1541 or email us at membership@berkeleycityclub.com.