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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Touches of Spring

We are not only feeling love in the air, but there is a spring in our step.

Spring may come early this year, so we are celebrating with fun details in pretty colors and a special offer ending soon.

We just love the pink accented here.

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And the turquoise here.

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And are swooning over the beautiful spring flowers pictured here.

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We are winding down on our “spring into action” special for 50% off event room rental in January – March 2016. Exclusions may apply.

If you have something special going on, or would like to book a last minute event, reach out to our Events Team at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com to discuss dates and details.

A sincere thank you to Nicole Blumberg Photography for the gorgeous images.

Cheers!

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.

Beauty in the details

One of the comments we hear most is how much people love our beautiful architecture.

Needless to say, we wholeheartedly agree!

How pretty is the handrail to our main entrance and the etching into the concrete?

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A favorite part of the first floor are the high, arched ceilings.

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And, another shot because it is stunning…

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An architectural masterpiece and beautifully maintained since 1930.

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Thank you Julia Morgan!  You continue to leave many in awe of your lasting legacy.

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The Berkeley City Club has long been a place to celebrate beautiful things over its 84 years of existence.  People of all ages seem to fall in love with our grand architecture, lush courtyards and flowing floor plan.  It is often described as this “hidden gem”  that seems to inspire so many with each visit into its grandeur.

This July, a concept photo shoot was done at the Club and the results were stunning.

“What is a concept photo shoot?”

Concept shoots allow photographers to showcase what they would like to capture, as well as show clients their specific style.

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Concept shoots, in turn, allow the client to draw inspiration for their wedding, event, party or fabulous soiree!

 Image by Desiree Nguyen / Delighted Images

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Or, to gain inspiration for all things beautiful – including hair, makeup, jewelry and flowers…

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Or, ideas for a beautiful dress to wear for your grand entrance…

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Or, to just have beautiful images taken somewhere near lush green landscaping…

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Or, to be in the presence of timeless, treasured architecture

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Drawing inspiration is can be fun, enlightening and helpful.

A “thank you” to Desiree Nguyen at Delighted Images for these great shots captured.  Beautiful photography is always a pleasure to work with and share!

If we can assist you in planning a future event at the Club, please reach out to our Events Team at events@berkeleycityclub.com or via phone at 510.280.1532.