Saturday, December 08, 2007

Wedding Venues in Oakland CA

Looking for a wedding venue in the San Francisco Bay Area? Why not consider Oakland, which has many wonderful public park areas from which to choose?

Lakeside Park Garden Center
Inside Lakeside Park (Lake Merritt)
666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Amenities include an industrial kitchen with a commercial coffeemaker, Japanese Garden and Koi Pond, an upright piano and herb and flower gardens.

Lake Merritt Sailboat House
Inside Lakeside Park (Lake Merritt)
568 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a balcony offering spectacular views of Lake Merritt. You also get a kitchen with commercial coffeemaker.

Morcom Rose Garden
Located near Grand Avenue
700 Jean Street, Oakland

Do you like roses? That's what you'll get with this venue, also referred to as the Morcom Amphitheater of Roses. Now, any venue calling itself an amphitheater of roses is going to be beautiful and fragrant. And, it is, with over 6,000 plants and 300 varieties of roses throughout the eith-acre rose garden. The rose bushes bloom May through September, and the garden is available for weddings from Mother's Day through October31.

Great photo opps abound in this place, with all the roses, as well as a 10-tier waterfall on the western hillside. No wonder this place is a favorite spot for weddings in Oakland.

For rental rates of all the above facilities, including some in the Parks and Recreation Department I didn't include can be found here: Rental Rates

Are there venues in Oakland other than in the public parks? Of course, wonderful spots.

Historic Sweets Ballroom
1933 Broadway, Oakland
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A 900 person, ballroom-style, 12,000 square foot venue, which can accommodate 450 people for a sit-down reception style dinner.

Waterfront Plaza Hotel
Ten Washington St.

With great views of the San Francisco Bay, the Waterfront Plaza Hotel offers couples full wedding services, with a pooside ceremony for $650, a water-view banquet room for $500, lunch or dinner, dance floor, and complimentary overnight stay for the bride and groom with a minimum of 75 guests.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had my reception and ceremony at a wonderful venue in Oakland called The Lake Merritt Hotel. They have floor to ceiling glass panoramic windows with a view of the Lake and city lights. The food was great and the service was impecable, I would reccomend it to everyone. When you call ask for Elizabeth Friedman. She was our point of contact from start to finish. Two thumbs up!!
JF from Berkley.