Berkeley City Club | Venue | Wedding Vendor Spotlight

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Roughly once a month, I introduce one of my favorite vendors in the industry– completely unpaid, just out of sheer love of working with them.

This month, I am proud to feature the Berkeley City Club— one of my favorite wedding venues in the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Why do I love this place? Its historic architecture means all sorts of gorgeous nooks and crannies just waiting to be discovered– a veritable photography paradise. And it’s all located in the middle of Berkeley, just a couple blocks from the UC campus. Bonus? It doubles as a (small) hotel, a restaurant, and it has one of the most beautiful pools in the Bay. I have photographed everything from weddings to boudoir sessions at this beautiful venue, and it’s been amazing to work with the staff every single time.


Berkeley City Club
Wedding & Event Venue
Berkeley, California

How would you describe the Berkeley City Club?

Renowned Architect Julia Morgan designed the Berkeley Women’s City Club. The Club was the collective vision of its 4000 female members. The lush gardens and courtyards provided sanctuary. A library and roaring fireplace brought great friends and conversation together. An invigorating pool enlivened body and spirit. More than a building, the Women’s City Club fulfilled dreams.

Today, the Berkeley City Club is a private club for both men and women, and a meeting place for Berkeley’s arts and culture community. Morgan’s “Little Castle” has been renovated and is an exciting destination hotel for architecture-lovers and a favorite venue for weddings and special occasions.

More than a building, the Berkeley City Club continues to inspire friendships, celebrate beauty and nourish dreams.

What sets the Berkeley City Club apart from other venues?
The rich history of the Club and its incredible architecture. The Berkeley City Club has so many unique spaces to hold events: The lush, garden-filled courtyards, the cozy Member’s Lounge, the grand Ballroom, the stately Drawing Room. The hotel can be reserved for out of town visitors, the indoor mosaic tiled swimming pool can be used for recreation and Julia’s fine dining restaurant and cocktail lounge are now open to the public..

What amenities or features does the Berkeley City Club offer its couples (catering, hotel rooms, etc.)?
Weddings Specialists
Attentive and Professional Staff
In-house Catering by Julia’s Executive Chef Alaun Grimaud
A Range of Locations for Festivities and Photographs
Hotel Accommodations for Out-of-Town Visitors

How many weddings does the Berkeley City Club host each year?
Approximately 100.

What else does the Berkeley City Club do outside of weddings?
Corporate events, meetings, member events and private events. We are a private members club and historic hotel.

This is but a small taste of this beautiful venue. For more about the Berkeley City Club, visit their website. Tell them Anna sent you!

Anna Wu is a wedding a portrait photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area but available to travel worldwide! Follow her adventures on facebook or her website. View the rest of my preferred vendor spotlights here.