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Oakland’s Premier Wedding Site The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel is Oakland’s premier wedding site reserved for beautiful and memorable weddings. You and your special guests will enjoy the ambiance of this landmark facility, its enchanting Art Deco ballroom and the breathtaking panoramic views, which feature the blue-green waters of Lake Merritt and the lush Oakland Hills. A special treat for evening events is the Necklace of Lights, a chain of lights on ornate Victorian light poles that surround the entire lake. Built in 1927 and last renovated in 2017, The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel offers a spectacular décor from a bygone era. It includes plush new carpeting, the design of which is art deco inspired; wrought-iron chandeliers; overstuffed Art Deco furniture covered in jewel tone mohair fabric; and Lloyd Loom wicker chairs and cocktail tables. The Terrace Room serves upscale American cuisine and offers a variety of menus for you to choose from. If you prefer, their chef will work with you to personalize a menu specific to your momentous affair. The entire staff at The Terrace Room is professional and courteous, and they will assist you in coordinating all of the intricate details of your special event. The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel is a truly unique venue. It’s a place where you and your special guests will experience spectacular food, extraordinary service and memories that will last a lifetime. Click here to see beautiful weddings celebrated at the Terrace Room.

Janelle Christine
4/8/17
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I exchanged our vows here on Saturday, April 8, 2017. I could not be happier with the beauty of the venue or the efficiency of the staff. The event manager, Matt, made sure that our wedding program went off without a hitch. The catering managers, Tommy and Candi, made sure that the decor was perfect. The chef, Jack, had our guests saying, "The food was delicious," all night long. The bartenders kept our guests hydrated and deserved all of the tips that they were given. If I could re-do our wedding day, I would choose The Terrace Room all over again. The view is gorgeous, both during the day and at night. The wall of windows lent our wedding the perfect amount of natural light. The decor is elegant and classic, perfect for a night time wedding reception. The lay out is so spacious that there is no issue navigating a room full of over 150 guests. If you are looking for a place to host a party, I highly recommend working with The Terrace Room. They amazed me at every turn with their patience, accommodation, and knowledge of the wedding planning process. They made our wedding beautiful, organized, and perfect.
Katie
9/10/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I just had the wedding I have always dreamed of, and a large part of that was the Terrace Room. First off, the venue itself is beautiful. The decor sets a classy tone and the views of Lake Merritt create a perfect backdrop. Elizabeth and Matt made everything leading up to the wedding day about as easy as something like this can be. They walked us through everything that we needed to do, from the food tasting to the floor plan. Elizabeth checked in frequently as we got close to the date and was very flexible. And then they completely blew my mind on the day of. The staff was incredible, even my guests commented about how wonderful the waiters and bartenders were. Matt kept everything running smoothly and the food was great. We opted for the sundae bar which was a huge hit and I also highly recommend the ceviche appetizer which people just kept devouring. I highly recommend the Terrace Room to anyone planning a wedding.
s
5/26/07
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
They were wonderful! They worked with us on everything and even gave us cost-cutting advice when we let them know how much we were trying to pay for everything. The venue was beautiful and perfect - so much of our family was from out of state and they were blown away by the view of Lake Merritt and all the deco glory of the space. They even worked through a staff change with us and worked really hard to make everything work.
Lennies
11/10/13
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 4.5
We recently had an amazing wedding at The Terrace Room in Oakland. I moved to the Oakland area over a year ago and we live very close to the venue. We would always see weddings and other parties taking place there and once my husband proposed we decided to check it out. Our first experience was a Sunday brunch. The view of Lake Merritt is amazing and the food was as well. Once we saw the affordable packages available for a wedding the decision was easy. Elizabeth and her team were a delight to work with. If you are looking for a venue that really showcases the beauty of Oakland, The Terrace Room is an excellent choice. I will admit that when we had our tasting of entree options, I wasn't super impressed. For us, food wasn't the most important thing. Becuase of the view, the quality of the service, and the price, we were very happy with our choice. I'm also happy to report that our guests were very satisfied with the food, appetizers, and the service. Parking can be an issue. Just let your guests know ahead of time to park early. The venue also has recommendations on valet services. The only other reason I did not give the venue a full five stars, was becuase we had to have our rehearsal early the day before the wedding, instead of in the afternoon. (They had another wedding booked the day before). Thanks again to The Terrace Room for helping make our special day a memorable one!
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Categories: Venues
4.5
Quality of Service: 4.5
Responsiveness: 3.5
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Beautiful venue, everything went off without a hitch on the day of (and the day before).
User7709353

Categories: , Venues
1.8
Quality of Service: 2.0
Responsiveness: 2.0
Professionalism: 2.0
Value: 2.0
Flexibility: 1.0
Had my wedding ceremony and reception here. Overall, if I could do it all over again, I would have picked a different location. Pros: affordable, view of lake at night, ceremony and reception in one location, internal catering Cons: not flexible with wedding rehearsal time/day, so-so tasting food (thought food was bad during tasting but too late to change venue), no bridal suite (only had a room until 7pm), street parking only, old building, photos not great because of venue lighting/decor, was told they would upgrade chairs but never did, needed only wedding coordinator
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
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