Love is in the air! With weddings being the trending topic, Oakland has lots of options for your special day! The Town has a number of beautiful venues from indoor to outdoor, classic to modern. Finding a spot to get hitched is a non-issue here!


Bellevue Club

This picturesque spot on the shores of Lake Merritt has as been around since 1929, and you can feel that when you're inside. The Mural Lounge and main dining rooms two story high ceilings will transport you to what feels like a fairy-tale castle. With room for up to 200 guests, there will be plenty of space to chicken dance the night away.

Waterfront Hotel

The hotel literally has a nautical theme and is right along the estuary in Jack London Square. The Joie de Vivre property will work with you to make sure you have the easiest and most stress-free experience.


Claremont Hotel

A hotel since 1915 just looking at the building gives you a sense of its history. The scenic views, custom packages, and over a dozen spaces to choose from you can't go wrong at the Claremont.

Fox Theater

The Fox first opened in 1928 and the art deco design is still stunning today after a refurbishment in the 2000s. The theater is now also set up to hold a 2,000-person reception so feel free to invite your mom's third cousin.

Outside The Box Options

Oakland Metro Opera House

This black box theater and performing arts center in Jack London Square is not your typical wedding venue. We're talking mosh pit concerts and even monthly underground wrestling matches! Are you not entertained?! It is equipped with a full theatrical lighting system, a state of the art sound reinforcement and a full bar.

Chabot Space & Science

Your love for astronomy and obsession over the Cosmos and Neptunes will not be overshadowed by your special day, but embraced! Witness their state-of-the-art science center transform into an out of this world destination. Surrounded by 13 acres of majestic redwoods in the Oakland Hills, Chabot Space & Science Center is a unique and stunning location.

Oakland Museum of California

You might have overlooked the OMCA because... well it is a museum. But, nestled among flowering pear trees and extensive gardens, the Oakland Museum of California is the perfect setting for your wedding. With stunning views of Lake Merrit and the rising moon, or in the modern and sleek dining area of the Blue Oak caf, where floor to ceiling windows overlook the koi pond.

Not Your Garden Variety

Kaiser Roof Garden

The Roof Garden will get you all of nature's beauty mixed in with gorgeous cityscape views. The garden features 42 types of trees, nine types of hedges and some 300 roses spread throughout the garden. The Roof Garden has packages available that allow you to make the day just how you envisioned, and include drinks, DJs, flowers, rentals and more!

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate

The estate has a number of different options for your big day from outdoor weddings on a mansion lawn or a serene ceremony near one of two ponds. You'll get your own client manager and event concierge who will ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

Preservation Park

Looking for a place for that big beautiful wedding you've always dreamed of? The vintage architecture, immaculate landscaping, Parisian fountain and guest space for up to 500 at Preservation Park is for you. 

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