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    Berkeley Venues with Wow

     
    POSTED February 18, 2020
     
    Photo credit: Hotel Shattuck Plaza
  • Sponsored

    Berkeley Venues with Wow

     
    POSTED February 18, 2020
     
    Photo credit: Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Set between Pacific foothills and the sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a spirited city that will surprise anyone who still considers it only as the counter-culture center of the ‘60s. Home to the University of California, Berkeley, the city features an authentic (if endearingly off-beat) college town vibe that is perfect for meetings and events.    

In the absence of a dedicated convention center, Berkeley offers unique venues that reflect the vibrant local scene while at the same time, offer big-city service and amenities.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina

DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina offers more than 20,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meetings and events space. Two executive meeting centers and 16 meeting rooms and two ballrooms, including the striking Bayview Ballroom overlooking the Berkeley Marina, comprise the space.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2020, the historic Hotel Shattuck Plaza offers 7,500 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, audio-visual support, and gourmet catering.  The 199-room hotel holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

Berkeley City Club

Inspirational, awe-inspiring, and spectacular—these are just a few of the words that best describe the Berkeley City Club, designed by Julia Morgan. Meeting rooms are surrounded by stunning historic architecture and décor and furnished with modern A/V equipment.

University of California Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden has one of the most diverse collections in the world, including many rare and endangered plants. Meetings and group events are perfect in several on-site venues, including the Julia Morgan Hall, Conference Center and Redwood Grove Amphitheatre.  Imagine the oxygen!

The UC Theatre

An iconic movie house built in 1917, The UC Theatre is a multi-tiered music venue with a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system, full kitchen, multiple bars, flexible venue configurations, unlimited menu ideas, and the ability to book bands and audience entertainment.  Rock your meeting here.

The Lawrence Hall of Science

UC Berkeley's public science center, the Lawrence Hall of Science, features panoramic Bay views, dynamic science exhibits, and personal attention for meeting and event planners.  An auditorium, meeting rooms and outdoor spaces are available. 

Meet in Berkeley

Visit Berkeley is ready to support meeting planners – site selection, tour recommendations, transportation options, convention services and more.  For more information, call (800) 847-4823 toll-free.  The Berkeley Meeting & Event Guide has the essential info – find it at MeetInBerkeley.com.

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Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.