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The Berkeley Faculty Club

Berkeley , CA
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Berkeley, CA US 94720 (map)

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cjfog
Wedding:
6/15/2014
3.8/5.0
The faculty club is a beautiful wedding venue. It's a gorgeous old wooden Maybeck building, with a lovely outdoor glade surrounded by trees.
When I first toured, I was a bit put off by the hunting trophy animal heads placed high up on the walls in the main hall (I'm a vegetarian).
After looking at many venues all around the SF Bay Area, I realized that the Faculty Club was the best way to limit expenses while having a beautiful site.
My review is mixed because over the year of planning my wedding, I worked with three different event coordinators at Faculty Club. The first one gave notice that she was leaving and transferred her notes over to the person taking over the job - that was professional. The second one quit the week before my wedding without any notice! I didn't find out until I had sent several emails to confirm guest meals, tables, contract details. I ended up having to plan things all over again, including redo the seating chart the night before the wedding.
Because of the issues with having a reliable event coordinator, I would recommend having your own wedding planner or coordinator, unless you happen to have an amazing, organized, thorough MOH, as I was so lucky to have.
The weather was perfect, and there is room inside just in case of bad weather. My photos look gorgeous!! We took photos on campus near other buildings and glades, had our ceremony in the meadow behind the building in front of a beautiful, huge old oak, and there are some stained glass windows inside that look great, too.
The catering is provided by Faculty Club, which is convenient and very affordable - food starts at $40 per person and drink packages start at $25 per person. Outside caterers for other venues were quoting me at least twice that price!
My guests said that the food and wine were great, and that the Club was generous with the passed hors deoeurves. The service staff were attentive and unobtrusive.
The faculty club is a beautiful wedding venue. It's a gorgeous old wooden Maybeck building, with a lovely outdoor glade Read more...
The faculty club is a beautiful wedding venue. It's a gorgeous old wooden Maybeck building, with a lovely outdoor glade surrounded by trees.
When I first toured, I was a bit put off by the hunting trophy animal heads placed high up on the walls in the main hall (I'm a vegetarian).
After looking at many venues all around the SF Bay Area, I realized that the Faculty Club was the best way to limit expenses while having a beautiful site.
My review is mixed because over the year of planning my wedding, I worked with three different event coordinators at Faculty Club. The first one gave notice that she was leaving and transferred her notes over to the person taking over the job - that was professional. The second one quit the week before my wedding without any notice! I didn't find out until I had sent several emails to confirm guest meals, tables, contract details. I ended up having to plan things all over again, including redo the seating chart the night before the wedding.
Because of the issues with having a reliable event coordinator, I would recommend having your own wedding planner or coordinator, unless you happen to have an amazing, organized, thorough MOH, as I was so lucky to have.
The weather was perfect, and there is room inside just in case of bad weather. My photos look gorgeous!! We took photos on campus near other buildings and glades, had our ceremony in the meadow behind the building in front of a beautiful, huge old oak, and there are some stained glass windows inside that look great, too.
The catering is provided by Faculty Club, which is convenient and very affordable - food starts at $40 per person and drink packages start at $25 per person. Outside caterers for other venues were quoting me at least twice that price!
My guests said that the food and wine were great, and that the Club was generous with the passed hors deoeurves. The service staff were attentive and unobtrusive. Read less
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csc
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.5/5.0
Thanks to Amy and her team, my wedding ceremony and reception at the Faculty Club was absolutely perfect!!! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, historic venue for my spring wedding, and Amy was phenomenal to work with.

After the Events Coordinator we originally started working left four months before our wedding, I was in a panic that all of the details we had discussed with her would slip through the cracks. In steps Amy a month later. She immediately began diligently working on our event to make sure that our event was as we had discussed with her predecessor. She calmed my nerves and answered my millions of questions with style and grace. She was extremely responsive and accommodating from the moment we started working together right up until the big day. She listened carefully and executed on my vision for the wedding. She is a HUGE asset to the Faculty Club.

The venue itself, an old Bernard Maybeck building, is simply gorgeous. Our ceremony and dinner were inthe Great Hall, with cocktails in the Heyns Room.

I've received countless compliments from guests not only on how beautiful the venue is, but also about how great the food and service was...and that was so important to us. Every staff member I encountered over the course of the evening was a pleasure to deal with and bent over backwards for us. I highly recommend the Faculty Club to any bride... You'll love it as much as I did.
Thanks to Amy and her team, my wedding ceremony and reception at the Faculty Club was absolutely perfect!!! I couldn't Read more...
Thanks to Amy and her team, my wedding ceremony and reception at the Faculty Club was absolutely perfect!!! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, historic venue for my spring wedding, and Amy was phenomenal to work with.

After the Events Coordinator we originally started working left four months before our wedding, I was in a panic that all of the details we had discussed with her would slip through the cracks. In steps Amy a month later. She immediately began diligently working on our event to make sure that our event was as we had discussed with her predecessor. She calmed my nerves and answered my millions of questions with style and grace. She was extremely responsive and accommodating from the moment we started working together right up until the big day. She listened carefully and executed on my vision for the wedding. She is a HUGE asset to the Faculty Club.

The venue itself, an old Bernard Maybeck building, is simply gorgeous. Our ceremony and dinner were inthe Great Hall, with cocktails in the Heyns Room.

I've received countless compliments from guests not only on how beautiful the venue is, but also about how great the food and service was...and that was so important to us. Every staff member I encountered over the course of the evening was a pleasure to deal with and bent over backwards for us. I highly recommend the Faculty Club to any bride... You'll love it as much as I did. Read less
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karlyk
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.2/5.0
I loved our venue. It was so beautiful outside under the oak tree and the great hall was a wonderful place for a reception. Our guests raved about the food, the service, and the scenery. It was also great to have a small conference room in the venue to get ready in and to store our things. They only complicated part was some of the logistics since it is on campus and parking is kind of difficult. But that is what happens when you have an event on a college campus in the middle of a city!
I loved our venue. It was so beautiful outside under the oak tree and the great hall was a wonderful place for a Read more...
I loved our venue. It was so beautiful outside under the oak tree and the great hall was a wonderful place for a reception. Our guests raved about the food, the service, and the scenery. It was also great to have a small conference room in the venue to get ready in and to store our things. They only complicated part was some of the logistics since it is on campus and parking is kind of difficult. But that is what happens when you have an event on a college campus in the middle of a city! Read less
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helenswim
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
The Faculty Club is set on the Berkeley Campus and was a truly a beautiful setting for our wedding. We had our ceremony on the Faculty Glade, where they set up chairs and a lattice wedding arch with a backdrop of a beautiful oak tree. Following the ceremony we had drinks and passed Hors D'oeuvres while our guests were serenaded by mariachi's. We then took it inside to the Great Hall and had a wonderful meal surrounded by our family and friends. The venue was all we dreamed of, the food fantastic and truly the best day of our lives!
The Faculty Club is set on the Berkeley Campus and was a truly a beautiful setting for our wedding. We had our ceremony on Read more...
The Faculty Club is set on the Berkeley Campus and was a truly a beautiful setting for our wedding. We had our ceremony on the Faculty Glade, where they set up chairs and a lattice wedding arch with a backdrop of a beautiful oak tree. Following the ceremony we had drinks and passed Hors D'oeuvres while our guests were serenaded by mariachi's. We then took it inside to the Great Hall and had a wonderful meal surrounded by our family and friends. The venue was all we dreamed of, the food fantastic and truly the best day of our lives! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Elmhursthm
Wedding:
2/28/2009
4.0/5.0
The Faculty Club was an excellent spot for our February wedding - enough space for guests to spread out during the reception. The food, while disappointing during our tastings, ended up being excellent during the actual event. The staff moved the wedding along seamlessly, and were very efficient and professional.
The Faculty Club was an excellent spot for our February wedding - enough space for guests to spread out during the Read more...
The Faculty Club was an excellent spot for our February wedding - enough space for guests to spread out during the reception. The food, while disappointing during our tastings, ended up being excellent during the actual event. The staff moved the wedding along seamlessly, and were very efficient and professional. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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