Tours of the Little Castle

Now that some nice weather is setting in, perhaps it is time to treat yourself to a fun activity.

We partner with the Berkeley City Club Conservancy to offer tours for only $10/person?

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This Julia Morgan building has stood stately and beautiful for close to nine decades, so this fixture in Berkeley is a must see for architecture lovers.

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Treat yourself to a tour and discover something truly beautiful awaiting you.

Tours are every fourth Sunday (except December) and run 30-45 minutes.  Approximate times are 1:15pm, 2pm & 2:45pm.

The $10 donation is requested in cash or check only.  We hope to see you there.

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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.