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Venues in Alameda, CA,
(510) 871-4950

About Us

Hangar 1 Distillery is a wedding and event venue located in Alameda, California. This distillery venue resides in the Alameda Naval Air Station building and offers a unique, industrial space for couples to exchange their vows. Couples and their guests will be sure to experience delectable beverages that are carefully crafted at the venue. Caley Shoemaker, the head distiller at the company, puts tremendous time and effort into her seasonally-inspired recipes.

Facilities and Capacity

Hangar 1 Distillery boasts a mezzanine tasting bar that doubles as a wedding event space. The building also features a lounge and an outdoor area. The three areas combined can host an array of events, ranging from intimate gatherings of 50 to large extravaganzas with 400 guests. The industrial space features comfortable decor, which will add to each event's relaxed atmosphere. Adorned with large wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows, this naturally-lit building presents a bright and airy ambiance to complement its industrial decor.

Services Offered

In order to ensure that couples can focus on enjoying their special day, the staff at the building can provide setup and cleanup services. While the venue can supply catering and bar services, they are also happy to welcome outside vendors outside. The bar services provided by the team of professionals can include house drinks, premium beverages, signature cocktails, and barware. Couples can choose to host an open bar or cash bar. To accommodate all of your loved ones, the venue provides parking, shuttle, and wheelchair requirements. In addition to ceremonies and receptions, the staff are happy to host the following events:

  • Engagement parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Elopements
  • Special events


Hangar 1 Distillery can provide couples and their guests with catering and bar services. For the wedding meal, the event staff can accommodate a wide array of serving styles, ranging from buffets, stations, and family-style plates to plated meals and passed hors d'oeuvres. Whatever your taste and style, these culinary specialists will work to create a memorable wedding menu.

Other Facilities

Couples can take advantage of the building's get-ready rooms in order to prepare for their big day. In addition to their main event rooms, Hangar 1 Distillery offers VIP tours and tasting selections for special occasions. Ideal for smaller parties, the venue's tasting options offer a one-of-a-kind experience for couples and their guests.

Rachel Britton

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  • My new husband and I just got married at Hangar 1, and we can't say enough good things. The venue's rustic industrial style was absolutely perfect for us, and the airplane paraphernalia in the Runway Bar was a fantastic reference to our familes' history as air force pilots and engineers. We even took it a step further and chose to create our own drink menu, using blueprints of the planes our family members have flown/worked on as a background. Both Emily with Hangar 1 and Jenn with Runway Spirits were very responsive. They generally responded to emails within a day(often within minutes-hours), and they let us know in advance if their availability would be limited due to time off or illness. If we needed to meet in person with either of them to check something about the layout of the venue or have a more in-depth conversation, they were generally able to meet with us withing a few days. Emily recommended some great vendors, helped us design the layout for our ceremony and rec... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 600.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 600.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 600.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 600.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 15.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Brewery, Historic Building, Winery

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?


    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, Glassware

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November, December

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