Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley

1 Lawson Rd, Berkeley, CA
Max Capacity: 300 people
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley is a worshipping community, a working community, and a place for celebrations of life. We acknowledge the human need for a sense of greater purpose. We have no creed, but are open to all who seek to live in truth with love and service. The temple that is our building is for the whole human family. Our facility is available for weddings and receptions, memorial services and other events for our larger community when church activities permit. Our hilltop location is a wonderful venue for weddings and special events. A canopy of trees in the Atrium and a lovely fountain welcome guests to enjoy the magnificent vista off the Terrace. San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands are all part of an amazing panorama that is available when you hold your event at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley.

Lovely Natural Light at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, An Eventective User from San Francisco, CA

I recently planned my wedding at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley (it's not actually in Berkeley proper, but up in the hills in Kensington). The venue itself was really wonderful - great spaces for the service itself, for food, for photos, for chatting and for dancing. We rented the whole space, including chapel, atrium, fireside room, and social hall, and we used all the space: we had the service in the chapel, food in the lovely tree-filled atrium, dancing in the social hall (a hundred people dance there easily), and a calm space for chatting and games and arts and crafts in the fireside room. We were having a casual wedding, as you can probably guess from the crafts and games room, so the space was perfect for us: casual and easy to use in a bunch of different ways. One real benefit of the space for us was the natural light; the atrium is all skylights, the fireside room has a ton of windows facing west, and the outdoor terrace faces west as well, so we had lots of afternoon light. It made a great place to take photos, too, because the terrace was framed by a view of the Golden Gate Bridge across the bay and, later in the evening, by the sun setting behind the bridge. A lot of people stuck around socializing for a long time after the wedding, hanging out in the fireside room or out on the terrace and watching the sun set. We also had a good experience with the kitchens and the stage in the social hall; our caterer and band found it easy to set up and manage their various responsibilities, and said that the space was well laid out for them. I would recommend the venue for people planning casual, outdoorsy, or summery weddings - the space is really great, and the view can't be beat. But the church doesn't do much in the way of organization for you: you'll have to have people in your party who can plan the layout of tables and chairs and can set them up on the day of the wedding, whether that's friends or family or your caterers.

Venue Style
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 300
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 4
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 4,000
Serving the Berkeley, CA Area
Capacity: 300
$21-$68 /person
Located along the Emeryville Marina, Trader Vic’s serves as your tropical getaway from life’s daily routine. Offering unique private dining spaces, gourmet menus, craft cocktails & tropical decor, we strive to make each event personal and memorable. Our professional staff will handle every detail and cater to all your needs. From wedding receptions to company conferences, let Trader Vic's set the island ambiance for your next event! Our Banquet Sales Manager will work closely with you to create a customized menu, assist in wine and beverage selections, coordinate fresh flower arrangements, and can even help arrange live or recorded entertainment, and audio/visual equipment. Our unique and varied spaces, coupled with Trader Vic’s highly personalized service, creates the perfect setting for your special event. However, if you want to unwind and enjoy the spirit of the islands in your own home or office, Trader Vic’s offers off-site catering. With plenty of options for every type of event, just relax and let the party come to you! Sample menus, pricing, and policies are included on the following pages. Actual menu options may change according to seasonal availability. We look forward to entertaining you here at Trader Vic’s the Home of Original Mai Tai ®!
Serving the Berkeley, CA Area
Capacity: 225  
Studio 333 was voted best venue in the bay area to host an event. We are a full service event gallery that has over 4,000 sq. ft. of event space. Gallery rental includes: indoor and outdoor event space, dance floor, pool table, lounge rooms, tables/chairs, bar, coolers, full kitchen, garden courtyard and large monitor with projector. We also offer in house catering, DJ and a professional photographer available at reasonable rates. You are welcome to bring in your own catering, photographer and band. Clients have also hired "Food Trucks" in the past to set up in the garden area. The gallery can seat 130 guests for a sit down dinner and over 200 people for a buffet style dinner or cocktail party. Studio 333 staff members must be hired to work the event as bartenders/clean up crew and on site coordinator.
Serving the Berkeley, CA Area
Capacity: 1173  
$19-$45 /person
Welcome! Our newly renovated Holiday Inn Hotel in Dublin, CA is now open and accepting reservations! Imagine a hotel catering to the fast-paced corporate traveler while simultaneously offering the relaxing respite of a traditional family getaway. We are that hotel! We are centrally located to industry titans; Oracle, Chevron, Safeway, Coca Cola and PGE are all located within only a few miles. Our accommodations were built with your comfort and convenience as our number one priority. We are just minutes from the soon to open Dublin BART Station and the Stoneridge Mall. The facilities provide amenities like high speed wireless Internet, a business center with internet browsing, fax, printing and scanning. If on vacation with your family, everyone is sure to enjoy our 100% smoke free atmosphere where Kids Eat Free. The whole family can stay connected with our complimentary Wi-Fi.
Serving the Berkeley, CA Area
Capacity: 140  
$21.95-$47.95 /person
Host your meeting or event for 30-140 people at our hotel in Livermore, California. Our flexible indoor and outdoor space accommodates a variety of seating arrangements for weddings or corporate events. Each meeting room is equipped with complimentary WiFi and access to a 24-hour business center. Use our Livermore hotel’s features to your advantage. We also provide all-inclusive wedding packages and wedding planning services to help make your gathering successful.
Serving the Berkeley, CA Area
Capacity: 250
$18.95 /person
$5,440 /event
The Clarion Hotel Concord is conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco's East Bay. The hotel features 6 floors with 189 stylishly comfortable guest rooms, 108 single bedded rooms, 90 double bedded rooms and 177 non smoking rooms. Guest room amenities include coffee maker, microwave oven, refrigerator, high speed internet access, wireless data connection, bathtub, hairdryer, phone with voice mail, work desk with lamp, internet browser TV, individually controlled air conditioning, iron and ironing board, and roll away bed. The hotel also offers outdoor pool, fitness center, business center, onsite restaurant and complimentary parking. The hotel also provides 10 newly renovated Meeting Rooms with multimedia capabilities.