USA Today – Contest Update

We have news to share on the USA Today “Best Hotel Pool” Contest.

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Although we did not secure a 1st place win, we did finish 3rd.

A sincere thank you to everyone who voted, shared, commented and liked to your heart’s content in supporting our beautiful Julia Morgan pool.

We are grateful for the Berkeley City Club love!

 

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Terrace Lunch

A long-treasured Club tradition will be back in full swing for the Summer.

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That is right, my friends.  We are talking about Wednesday Terrace Lunch, complete with views of the East Courtyard, refreshing breezes and delicious, seasonal food.

Chef Alaun and his Team are featuring a few different options this year.

2-course prix fixe:  $20

3-course prix fixe:  $26

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Members, please note that your discount is not applicable on prix fixe offerings.

Contact our Team at 510.280.1547, julias@berkeleycityclub.com or on Open Table for your reservations.

Reservations available from 11:30am – 2pm on Wednesdays, through the summer.

Floral beauty

Details like flowers provide an elegant impact to our already stunning spaces.

Take a peek at some of these small arrangements with a big impact.

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Even delicate arrangements can provide a simple touch of beauty.

Or, a pretty pop of color to enliven a quiet space.

Wishing you a day filled with all things beautiful.

Cheers!

An offer awaits you this wedding season

June – September is known as wedding season and some of the favorite months to say I do.

Needless to say, everyone is soaking up the joy.

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And, our beautiful spaces.

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The food is delicious, the weather is stunning and the love is abundant.

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It is really a great venue to celebrate such a special day.

Book one of these dates during wedding season or trickling into Fall and enjoy a special offer.

July 30, September 4, October 22, October 29 and November 19.

Enjoy your choice of upgraded linens, up-lighting, a champagne toast or (1) Chef’s choice passed appetizer as our gift to you.

Please contact our Events Team for details at events@berkeleycityclub.com or 510.280.1532.

Terrace Lunch awaits

Summer is (almost) officially here, which means Terrace Lunch here at the Club!

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If you have not yet tried this long-standing tradition, we will happily fill you in.

Coming soon, on Wednesdays, we enjoy the warm breezes of summer, fresh and vibrant food offerings and the great service that you know and love.

It is a great way to soak up a little sunshine and escape a normal lunchtime routine.

Stay tuned to our blog posts for more details on dates and pricing!

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.

Berkeley Restaurant Week

Kicking off tomorrow, 1.21.16, and running through 1.31.16, is Restaurant Week.

We love the new faces visiting the Club and decadent dining at Julia’s.  Its a win-win for all.

Many describe Julia’s as hidden gem, even more so now, as Chef Alaun has made a return.

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For Lunch, Prix Fixe menus are $20 per person, excluding beverages, tax & gratuity.

Hello there, risotto.

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For Dinner, Prix Fixe menus are $35 per person, excluding beverages, tax & gratuity.

Both meals include two starter choices, three main course choices and three dessert choices.

Oh, yes, we mentioned dessert.

On both the Prix Fixe Lunch & Dinner menus is the chocolate ganache bar.

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So, make a reservation to come check out another part of the BCC to fall in love with.

A sincere thank you to Anna Wu Photography for the stunning images.

 

A Year in Review

2015 was a fun year – so many beautiful images and new things going on around the Club.

Let’s take a peek at our 3 most popular blog posts and take in the last moments of the year.

First up, we featured a post on a favorite photographer, Danny Dong!

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Danny has a gift that comes alive when he captures people in stunning elements.  Many of you agree, making it our top post of 2015.

Next, our beautiful pool post.

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Julia Morgan certainly constructed the most beautiful of pools, making it a must-see spot for visitors and the second favorite blog post of 2015.

Rounding things up with a stunning Courtyard post.

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A favorite courtyard of many is the West, with the flagstone and beautiful light fixtures, making it the third most popular post of 2015.

We so enjoyed having you as a part of our blogging community in 2015.

We wish you all the best for a joyful and bright 2016.

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.