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.

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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!)

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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.

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If we can assist in choosing your big day, contact us at events@berkeleycityclub.com or 510.280.1532.

We would love thank Jody Atkinson for the stunning images.

A Day in the Life

Today, we would love to share with you a bit about this smiling face from our Events Team.

Meet, Madison August, our Sales Assistant!

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Here is a peek into a typical Wednesday.

9am

Arrive at work and grab a cup of coffee to get ready for a busy day.

9:15am

Begin checking voicemail and email from the night before.  It could be anything from a client booking a site tour to checking dates for a wedding or special event.

11am

Compile the list of clients needing parking in the BCC lot that week and correspond with the Front Desk to ensure places are reserved accordingly.

11:30am

It’s time for Lunch!  Chef Alaun and his Team prepare delicious and unique lunches for all of the BCC Team Members.

12pm

Voicemail and email check-in.  It is always great to hear from prospective new clients.

1pm

Prepare for the BEO (Banquet Event Order) meeting.  Various departments come together and all get on the same page for upcoming meetings & events.

2pm

BEO Meeting.  It is great to have input from everyone – Events, Banquets, Kitchen & Maintenance share important details and action items.

3pm

Walk down to the bake shop to get a yummy treat to serenade a Team Member for their birthday.  It is always fun to gather a group and track down the birthday girl or guy.

3:30pm

Delve into the latest fun project.  Currently, it is a new brochure for potential clients and not long ago it was designing this sign for Julia’s.

Madison and the new sign

5pm

The day will soon come to a close.  Time to check voicemail & email one last time.

5:30pm

Time to head out after a busy day.

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!

Team Member thankfulness

On this Thanksgiving Eve, a few Team Members are sharing what they are most grateful for about the Berkeley City Club.

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Most of you have virtually met Sarah Williams before, our Sales and Events Manager, who is thankful for awesome (hardworking, diligent, respectful, funny) co-workers,  excited clients, Thursday & Friday doughnut days and warm lunches.

Next up is Melissa Guillory, our Executive Administrator, and go to for managing many behind the scenes tasks and projects. She is said to always bring a ray of sunshine when the Team is in need of support and is seen below on the left supporting the Events Team this year at Caltopia.

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Melissa is most thankful for the beautiful space the Berkeley City Club is, a great group of co-workers that give her an unexpected laugh and is blessed to call the BCC her employer.

Madison August is a new addition to our Events Team and such a star in her role.  Always armed with a smile and fresh ideas, Madison is a joy to have our our Team.  She is pictured below, showcasing her creativity on our gorgeous Julia’s sign.

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She shares that she is thankful for I’m thankful for a fun position that allows her to express my creativity. She is grateful to work in such a positive space and with supportive co-workers on a daily basis.

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In closing, from Mary McGarry, a Front Desk Team Member.  She is a true asset and support to her co-workers and all patrons of the Club.  She assists everyone with grace, confidence and ease.  Mary shares that she is truly grateful for our beautiful Julia Morgan building.

What are you grateful for this year?

Share with us in the comments below.

From our Team to you, Happy Thanksgiving!

A memorable day

The Berkeley City Club makes a stunning venue for countless occasions.

Take a peek into a wedding complete with plenty of fantastic moments.

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Pure love is surely present here…

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and everyone seems to enjoy dancing the night away…

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and then enjoying a happily ever after…

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Here’s to love and amazing moments!

A sincere thank you to Deborah Coleman Photography for the stunning images.

If our Team can assist you in booking a site tour for your upcoming wedding, let us know!

events@berkeleycityclub.com / 510.280.1532

The presence of love

It is safe to say we all love a wedding.  Happiness, love and a renewed sense of joy.

You can’t deny the love and laughter here…

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Image by Gabriella Clavel

Pure joy…

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Image by Stephanie Secrest

This bride is absolutely beaming on her special day…

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Image by Stephanie Secrest

And, these ladies exude that happy glow here…

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Image by Stephanie Secrest

If you are planning your wedding or special event, we would be happy to assist you.

Contact our Events Team at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com for questions or to book a site tour.

Events galore

From weddings to memorials, birthday parties to meetings and everything in between, our Team accomplishes it with grace.

We cater to all types of events and love each and every one.

A fancy wedding in the Ballroom – love!

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Or, a monthly member event for fun and socializing…

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Image by Team Member, Sarah Williams

Or, a memorial done with a caring heart and beauty in the surroundings…

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Or, this amazing buffet in the works…

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Image by Team Member, Trevor Johnson

Our Team loves the details and aims to please.

Let us make your event as special as you envision it to be.  Cheers!

Reach us at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com.

The Drawing Room

As beautiful as a big, fancy event is, sometimes small and quaint is simply charming.

Prepare to swoon over an affair in a room that looks otherwise unexpected in its elegance.

We love the Drawing Room…

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Nestled on the First Floor, adjacent to the newly-landscaped West Courtyard, you open yourself up to possibility for guests to move freely about and enjoy the beauty surrounding them.

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Gorgeous, right?  The room makes for a perfect fancy dinner…

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Or with the new Mr. and Mrs. enjoying their guests from the head of the table.

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It is a gem of a space with the baby grand piano and stunning fireplace.

If you have questions or wish to take a site tour to view our beautiful spaces, reach out to our Events Team at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com.

A sincere thank you to Danny Dong Photography for the gorgeous images featured in this post.

A Day in the Life

The fast-paced days (and sometimes nights) of a Sales & Events Manager are many parts exciting, with (a plethora) of details and a lot of hard work.

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Step into a typical Thursday with Team Member, Sarah Williams, who got her start in the industry by volunteering her time and energy (free of charge) to learn the ropes, because sometimes the very best experience comes in just putting yourself out there!

8:30am

A bright and early start.  Arrive to an inbox of emails (usually 15-20) and phone messages.

Most of the morning is spent responding to emails and phone calls, creating contracts and inputting information to BEO’s, (a Banquet Event Order is a document that outlines the details of your event).

It is also time to create requested floor plans or gather information to send back to the client.

11am

Site tour.  We do all sorts of events – parties, weddings, memorials (and more!)

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Image by Anna Wu

12pm

Lunch.  A great time to recharge.  The Kitchen prepares your choice of a hot (or cold) meal.

1pm

Meeting with the Banquets Manager and Banquet Captain to go over upcoming events

2pm

Managers Meeting.  An hour of connecting with other departments and how we all come together as a whole.  Fast paced and informative!

3pm

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(Another) Site tour, because, well, the venue is beautiful and lots of prospective clients are excited to see it.

4pm

Respond to missed messages and new emails

4:30pm

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Executive Chef Alaun Grimaud

Check on set-up for the evenings events.  It could be anything from a Member Mixer to a celebratory dinner or wine reception.

5pm

The busy day is about to come to a close.  Sometimes staying late is necessary to greet a client with a smile and a handshake.