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.

West courtyard lamp

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.

East Court B

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.




Summer beauty

Memorial Day weekend kicks off a bright summer ahead.


Our Chinese Lantern tree blooming in the East Courtyard

We are tickled for the longer days and seeing fresh flowers in bloom.

Flowers on Terrace

Beautiful flowers adorning the Terrace

The Club seems to possess an effortless beauty all its own.


We wish you a great Summer and a happy Memorial Day.


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!)



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.


If we can assist in choosing your big day, contact us at 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.


It is so pretty against our stunning building.


The East Courtyard is always a lovely one to pop into for a moment or two of quiet beauty.


We wish you a happy Spring!

A sincere thank you to Jody Atkinson Photography for the images.

Courtyard Love – Part 3

Today we close our multi-part series highlighting our beautiful Courtyards.

Welcome to the North Courtyard!

North Garden 1

Image by Team Member, Trevor Johnson

This hidden gem can be reached by heading all the way down our main hallway.

North Garden 3

Image by Team Member, Trevor Johnson

It is quiet and peaceful and home to mature landscaping and a bit of grass.

In case you missed our earlier posts, peruse on over to explore the West & East Courtyards.

Thank you for reading!

Courtyard love – Part 1

Step inside the West Courtyard with us today.

One of our favorite details is the flagstone.  Enchanting, right?

West courtyard lamp

Image by Team Member, Trevor Johnson

And, the lush green landscaping…


It is certainly beautiful and we love it each and every time we step in…

West Court sculpture (1)

We will continue this series with a step into the North & East Courtyards in coming weeks.

Stay tuned!

a concept photo shoot

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.


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

 Image by Desiree Nguyen / Delighted Images


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



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



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



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


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 or via phone at 510.280.1532.