Oakland's Art Deco Ballroom since 1926
During the Roaring Twenties, everyone loved a party. Built in 1926, the 7,500-square-foot California Ballroom showcases a majestic high gold leaf ceiling, as well as a large stage with curtains and spotlights and a sizable dance floor. An invitation to this impressive Art Deco landmark — just a few blocks from picturesque Lake Merritt — is an occasion to look forward to.
Weddings & Celebrations
A TIMELESS SETTING FOR A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
The California Ballroom offers elegant facilities and amenities for celebrations of all kinds, such as weddings, quinceañeras, bar/bat mitzvahs, milestone birthdays, and anniversaries. The space seats 300 for a banquet-style dinner, and can hold 600 for a standing reception.
Celebrating together at your event, you’ll feel connected with the special moments held here over the past 100 years.
The Sky's the Limit
TAILOR THE SPACE TO YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
Use your imagination to create the party you’ve always wanted! With much opportunity and few restrictions in this high-value venue, we welcome all ideas while providing you with support around vision and execution. Our kitchen and bar don’t require the use of preferred vendors, and our flexible rental times mean that you can keep the party going until 1:00am.
A GREAT FIT FOR GATHERINGS OF ALL KINDS
An excellent choice for corporate events, holiday parties, fundraisers, wrap/after-parties, ceremonies, and more. Ask us about discounted rates for non-profit rentals!
Conferences and Meetings
HOST LARGE GROUPS AT A HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SPACE
Look no further for a spacious, transit-friendly venue for your upcoming meeting or off-site event - our setup lends itself well to trainings, orientations, all-hands/sales meetings, expo/trade shows, and assessments.