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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Image by Anna Wu

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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Image by Noah Hawthorne

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.

Love in the details

Some of the special things that take a wedding up a notch are in the details.

We love unique things that make a statement while still carrying on a timeless, elegant feel.

We invite you to draw inspiration and ideas from these images or to just enjoy the eye candy!

Little lovebirds and flowers.  Symbols of their love…

Your guests mouths begin to water before even entering the Ballroom as they smell the amazing food from the Kitchen nearby.

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There is something about this display of macaroons that just draws you to them.

Perhaps the beautiful pastel colors or having a sneaking suspicion they will be “melt in your mouth” good.  Either way, I am going to savor one.  Only one.

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I just love knowing the story behind their choice for macaroons – and even explained eloquently for all of their guests.

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A “Wedding Wish Vase” – such a lovely idea.

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A bit about lovebirds.  We wish this couple a lifetime of happiness and a lovebird sighting!

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Cheers!

If we can assist in you with your big day or a special meeting or event, reach out to our team at events@berkeleycityclub.com or 510.280.1532.

Photography by Anna Wu

Feeling the love

Any newly-engaged brides-to-be out there?

With Valentine’s Day just passing, the day of love brings happiness & excitement into the lives of many.

Today, we admire couples in love all around the beautiful Berkeley City Club.

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Image by Anna Wu Photography

The groom seems to admire his ring too!

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Image by Anna Wu Photography

And who here doesn’t love the joy and happiness of a wedding day?

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Image by Nicole Blumberg

And, sharing in a moment of wedded bliss, on the Terrace

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Image by Luke Snyder

Or, with family and friends around a candlelit table.

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Image by Danny Dong

If you need assistance planning your own wedding or even have a date in mind, check out the homepage of our website for special offers on select dates this Spring & Summer.

You can reach out to us at events@berkeleycityclub.com or at 510.280.1532.

Love is in the air

With the excitement of Valentine’s Day coming, we have some stunning images to share.

One of the great things about the Berkeley City Club is that it is filled with these beautiful little alcoves to steal a kiss, an embrace or in this case, a winning image.

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We are swooning for this couple…

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Can you feel the love?  Us too…

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Sharing a beautiful moment of togetherness in the Bridal Suite…

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We hope you enjoyed these as much as we did.  Beautiful images make our day!

If we can assist you in planning your big day or you have a question about events, reach out to us at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com

Images by Gabriella Clavel Photography

Meet photographer, Danny Dong

In keeping with our wedding, image-loving & beautiful things theme (who are we kidding, we love all of these, all the time), we have some great news to share with you.

Back pedal in time with us to the Summer of 2014.  A beautiful wedding, with bride and groom, Yumi and Kevin, was taking place, and a photographer was there that day that would capture those moments for the lovely bride and groom.  Little did we know the mastery behind his images and the passion in his work.  His ability is one of true talent.

Meet, Danny Dong.

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Here in Marketing & Events, we are a (teeny bit) obsessed with his work.

It is magical.

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Does it get any more beautiful?

 This pool has been captured countless times, over our decades of existence, but this image sure is something special.

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We are in love with this one too.

The Members Lounge here with the brides dress on display.  Stunning.

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Candlelight, architecture and the look of love here?

My heart literally skipped a beat at first glance.

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Now that you have seen a few of Danny’s gems, we wanted to share how proud we are of him!

Brandsmash has given him the honor of being one of the top 100 photographers in the US.

Great job, Danny!

If you love his work as much as we do, head on over to his website or plan to see some gems of his on our website in the coming months.  We can hardly wait.

If you are searching for a venue for your very own wedding, our Team would love to assist you.

We can be reached via phone at 510.280.1532 or events@berkeleycityclub.com.

Engagement season excitement

One of my favorite events to see in the works at the Club is a wedding.  The gorgeous flowers, the venue decorated in its finery of linens, chairs and small touches throughout.

To top it off, you can’t beat being in the presence of fun, fashion and love!

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Photography by: Anna Wu

Weddings have been happening at the Club for decades.  Each one, unique in its own way, gives birth to a new life for a couple as they embark on a journey together.

As we continue through the peak months of engagement season (starting on Thanksgiving and continuing through Valentines Day), we would love to share in the excitement with you as we share some of our favorite wedding images.

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Photography by Danny Dong

The beauty of the pool.  The history of the building.  The understated lighting of the image to let the bride and groom shine on their special day.

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Photography by Danny Dong

This beauty was captured in the Drawing Room.  How stunning is this cozy little space for a small dinner or reception?  This couple thought so and so do we.  Nestled on the first floor, next to our West Courtyard, you have sprawling open spaces, and an opportunity to move freely and have these special moments captured forever.

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Photography by Renee Allen

It seems like everywhere you turn, the small touches of the Julia Morgan building get captured on camera.  It is love in many forms – from stunning architecture to the union of a new couple.

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Photography by Stephanie Secrest

The presence of love and laughter is alive and well on the Terrace.  You can’t beat the smiles and joy captured here.

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Photography by Nicole Blumberg

If you are newly engaged, congrats!

Our Events Team would be pleased to assist you with your special day.  Give us a call at 510.280.1532 or drop us a line at events@berkeleycityclub.com if we can answer any questions for you.

Here’s to love and happiness in the New Year and for many years to come!  Cheers!

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.

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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.