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.

 

 

Easter Brunch

Next Sunday, April 16, 2017, Easter will be upon us, which means our annual event in celebration of it is just around the corner.

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The day is showcased with a beautiful buffet of food by Chef Alaun and his Team, featuring prime rib, glazed ham, lamb, salmon, seasonal sides and salads, scones, pastries and desserts.

To top off the fun, we will also have an Easter egg hunt and face painting.

BCC Members:  $42 (Dining minimum applicable)

Non-members:  $60 | Children 5-14:  $29 | 3 and under:  Complimentary

Face painting:  11:30am – 1pm | Egg hunt:  1:15pm (Bring your baskets!)

Reservations available, but going quickly

Contact Julia’s for reservations at 510.280.1547 or julias@berkeleycityclub.com

Building Berkeley

If you love all things architecture, our upcoming Arts & Culture Talk may interest you!

Building Berkeley:  Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, Julia Morgan & the UC Berkeley Campus

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Join us to welcome Professor Margaretta Lovell, Professor of the History of Art, as a speaker in our Arts and Culture series.

How many times have we walked the UC Berkeley campus, usually without even thinking about the history of the buildings that surround us?

Here are a few great things Margaretta will be speaking about with all of us.

In what ways was the campus determined by the geography of Berkeley?

How many architects submitted plans for the UC campus?

What are the UC buildings that Julia Morgan designed?

What was the original plan for all of the floors of the Campanile?

Get the answers to all of these questions and many more at our Arts & Culture Talk on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6pm.  Tickets available on Eventbrite.

BCC Members:  $5 | Non-Members: $10

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!

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.

“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!