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Envision your big day at one of the top museum wedding venues in the Bay Area—and one of the most unique science, history, and art museums in California. Nestled among flowering pear trees and extensive gardens, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) offers endless possibilities for your dream wedding! This mid-century modernism masterpiece, designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Kevin Roche, is the perfect setting for couples seeking an historic venue that can host ceremonies, receptions, or elopements in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Enjoy your wedding dinner al fresco in the gardens, enclosed by broad flights of stairs and trellised walkways, or in the Blue Oak café where floor to ceiling windows overlook the tranquil Koi Pond. Toast your union and vibrant future on terraces surrounded by modern sculpture and stunning views of Lake Merritt. Plus, every couple receives a free Museum membership as our wedding gift to you. Following the big day, you can continue to visit the place where your wedding story began!

The Museum's preferred caterers provide outstanding menus and presentations that range from the traditional to the exotic. Just across the bay from San Francisco, OMCA is situated between downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt. The Museum is equipped to accommodate a wide range of transportation needs with a private parking garage and convenient location one block from the Lake Merritt BART station.

Looking to skip the courthouse in favor of a fun, spontaneous, and no-stress elopement at the Oakland Museum of California? Tie the knot in the Gallery of California Art or on the terraced roof gardens with a toast and 20 or less of your closest family and friends.

Adam
8/12/17
Categories: Venues, Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a phenomenal experience with OMCA. The staff team that helped us with our wedding made sure everything was perfect and were extremely friendly. It was a pleasure working with the whole team.
Julia
7/8/17
Categories: Planner, , Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding ceremony, reception and dinner in the gardens of OMCA. We chose it for a number of reasons - the location was fantastic (easy to get to from public transit, had ample parking), it's a unique and fascinating museum (we had an amazing Dorothea Lange exhibit open for guests during the wedding, which people loved), and the gardens are huge, unique and beautiful and lend themselves to a lot of creativity of where to have the reception vs. ceremony, etc. There were a couple things OMCA had going on a few weeks before our wedding - their main wedding events coordinator left, and because the Warriors won the playoffs, they had more events than they had originally planned for. Even with all of this going on, the staff there, Catherine, and in particular Maria, really stepped up to the plate to take care of us and help make our wedding seamless and beautiful. Catherine was very professional in keeping us in the loop and addressing any concerns we had. Maria was incredibly responsive and attentive to every little detail of our wedding. We had a couple complicated requests, in particular with timing surrounding a surprise flash mob and the cake. Maria took the time to speak with us about those extra little details, coordinate with the vendors, and made sure that everything worked wonderfully and that I didn't have to think about a thing on my wedding day. She was a pleasure to work with. The gardens were absolutely magical on our wedding night, and we were very impressed with how the event was handled by OMCA staff. If we had a choice we would do it all over again at OMCA.
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
4
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
15
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
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