12 Best Wedding Venues in Oakland CA

The Ultimate Guide to the 12 Best Wedding Venues in Oakland CA
(complete with pricing and photos)

If you are considering an Oakland, CA wedding, you will want a venue that can perfectly turn your wedding dreams a reality. Here’s a round-up of popular wedding venues in Oakland CA to help in your planning!

Chabot Space & Science Center

Rental Fee : $10900
Capacity : 300 guests

The Chabot Space & Science Center offers a spot-lit stage under cover of sky. The mesmerizing planetarium offers a front-row seat to indulge your love for astronomy. There is also an observatory deck, but the highlight is, without a doubt, night viewing in the historic telescopes. Chabot Space & Science Center provides ample indoor and covered outdoor wedding spaces, which are also handicap accessible. It can be used for an event of up to 300 guests.

Preservation Park

Rental Fee : $490 – $1325
Capacity : 150 – 300 guests

Preservation Park is a throwback to old-time Oakland and sits on two blocks just a short drive from downtown Oakland. It is a gorgeous Victorian-themed park with 16 expertly restored Victorian houses, wrought iron fencing, antique benches, and old-fashioned street lamps. It can hold indoor weddings in the English country home style Ginn house and Nile Hall and outdoor weddings on the pavilion. It can hold up to 150 guests indoors and 300 guests for an outdoor event. 

Preservation Park Wedding Slideshow

Fairyland Weddings

Rental Fee : $4500
Capacity : 270 – 1000 guests

Fairyland Weddings is an outdoor wedding space on Bellevue Avenue, Oakland. However, it features an indoor space that will fit up to 270 people. Outdoors will host up to 1000 guests. It is a children’s park and events space and offers the opportunity for a whimsical wedding. It is a blank canvas that you can easily decorate to fit your wedding, and you can count on the cityscape, forests, and lake views to make it more exquisite. 

The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt

Rental Fee : $2500
Capacity : 200 guests

The Terrace Room is a historic wedding venue that has been hosting weddings since 1920. It is a luxurious yet characterful space that offers majestic views of Lake Merritt, a bright interior, and a blank canvas to make the wedding of your dreams happen. It needs minimum décor and will hold up to 200 guests in its Art Deco ballroom. 

Fairview Metropolitan

Rental Fee : $4K – $12K
Capacity : 280 guests

The beautiful Metropolitan Golf Course is home to Fairview Metropolitan—a place of great service, value, and beautiful vistas. With views of the Oakland Hills, a romantic gazebo, expansive spaces, and a splashing fountain, you can make your ideal wedding venue on the emerald green fairways. There is an amazing 3000 sq. ft indoor space for dancing and dining.

Forage Kitchen

Rental fee: $700 for 50 guests
Capacity: Up to 100


Berkeley City Club

Rental fee: $700 for 50 guests
Capacity: Up to 100


Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate

Rental fee: $700 for 50 guests
Capacity: Up to 100



Eve’s Waterfront

Rental fee: $700 for 50 guests
Capacity: Up to 100


Oakland Scottish Rite Center

Rental Fee: 

Kissel Uptown Oakland

Rental fee: $700 for 50 guests
Capacity: Up to 100


Mills College

Rental Fee : $1500 – $2500
Capacity : 175 guests

Mills College offers a beautiful chapel designed by architects Callister and Payne from California. It is inspired by Japanese Shinto temples, and the ambiance it creates is breathtaking, to say the least. It offers amazing sound quality, and the enormous vaulted cedar ceiling that leads to a glass cupola skylight makes for an amazing stage, to say your vows. Couples who hold their weddings here mostly hold their receptions at the Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Alumnae House. Another house with rich architectural background.

Sequoyah Country Club

Rental Fee : starting at $2500
Capacity : 175 indoors – 275 outdoor guests

Sequoyah Country Club serves up elegance and antique charm with perfect views of the rolling greens and the East Bay. The club features a Spanish-style interior wedding space with high beam ceilings with a grand elegance in its design. The venue provides a fabulous venue for indoor and outdoor weddings, which you can customize to fit any style of wedding. There is in-house catering, and the staff is professional and experienced at running events. So, you can rest assured that your big day will be a success. 

If you are flexible with location, check out my post for the best San Francisco wedding venues or the best Napa wedding venues.

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