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Venues in Oakland, California,
(510) 903-3580

About Us

The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt is an enchanting and historic wedding venue located in Oakland, California. Your guests will enjoy the unique ambience of this 1920's-era former supper club, with its enchanting Art Deco ballroom and breathtaking panoramic views of the blue-green waters of Lake Merritt and the lush Oakland Hills. With spectacular food, amazing views and extraordinary service, The Terrace Room provides a memorable event for all your wedding festivities.

Facilities and Capacity
Built in 1927 and recently renovated, The Terrace Room offers spectacular décor from a bygone era, including plush new Art Deco-inspired carpeting, wrought iron chandeliers, overstuffed Art Deco furniture covered in mohair and Lloyd Loom wicker chairs and cocktail tables. Their unique Art Deco ballroom features panoramic views of the area and the Necklace of Lights at night, a chain of lights on ornate Victorian light poles that surround the entire lake. Available event spaces include the following:

  • Lakeside Room
  • Madison Room
  • The Terrace Room

Services Offered
The Terrace Room offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Their entire staff is professional and courteous and will assist you in coordinating all of you’re your wedding details. Event services offered include the following:

  • Event planning
  • Chairs, tables and china
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine
The Terrace Room serves upscale American cuisine and offers a variety of menus to choose from. Executive Chef Jack Andrew’s philosophy is to incorporate local and regionally grown foods whenever possible. If you prefer, their chef will work with you to personalize a menu based on your personal preferences.

Other Services
The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

History
Originally called the Madison-Lake Apartments, The Lake Merritt Hotel offered apartment-style hotel living in Oakland along the shores of Lake Merritt. In 1934, luxurious hotel dining was added to The Lake Merritt Hotel (now known as The Terrace Room). The restaurant soon became a hot spot in the city, attracting big name stars and dance orchestras.

Location
The Terrace Room is located on Lake Merritt in Oakland near attractions such as the Oakland Museum of California, the Grand Lake Theatre and the New Parkway Theater. This venue is located just blocks from the Bay and a short drive away from San Francisco.


Rachel Weiler

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4.4 out of 5
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  • We loved our Terrace Room wedding! We were torn between wanting to get married outside and not wanting our guests to freeze in a Bay Area summer evening. The Terrace Room’s huge windows and gorgeous views were the perfect compromise. We basically didn’t have to decorate at all other than some flower arrangements because the view and the space are so beautiful to begin with. The venue easily accommodated our 120 guests for the ceremony, dinner, and dancing (with a band). We really liked having multiple connected rooms/areas, so guests could choose between the rowdy dance floor and quieter spaces where they could sit around with drinks and talk. It felt very intimate, like having the wedding in someone’s extremely beautiful and spacious home.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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

    Yes

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

    Yes

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Set Up, Tables

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

    Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 18.00

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

    Bartender(s), House Wine

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Restaurant

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Event Planner

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Wheelchair Access



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