Oakland is one of the largest cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. In fact, it is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. A large city like Oakland provides numerous options for venues, vendors, and service providers for planning events both large and small.


The Great Outdoors

Being a port city, it is no surprise that some of the most popular choices for an outdoor venue include seaside parks. Natural scapes such as sweeping views of the rolling waves, tidal preserves, coastal prairies, scrubs and inland, oak woodlands that give the city its name. Below are some of the best parks to host a company picnic or outdoor event.

Top Parks in Oakland

  • Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
  • Temescal Regional Recreation Area
  • Redwood Regional Park
  • Bonsai Garden & Lake Merritt
  • Lakeside Park and Garden Center
  • Morcom Amphitheater
  • Roberts Regional Recreation Area
  • Preservation Park
  • & More

Heading Indoors

All large cities have options for indoor facilities that can be rented for events and parties. Oakland, however, stands out with some of the best venues for large groups. It also boasts a great deal of smaller options from hotels to restaurants. Below are some of the best venues to host a corporate event or private party.

Indoor Venues

  • Sequoia Lodge
  • Fairview Metropolitan
  • American Steel Studios
  • Scottish Rite Center
  • Impact Hub Oakland
  • California Ballroom
  • Yoshi’s Oakland
  • 1544 Events
  • The Bellevue Club (Lake Merritt)
  • & Many More

Vendors and Services

Oakland itself has a variety of vendors and event service providers that handle everything from rentals to production. Vetting those options is a task that we’ve spent the last 30 years doing. We’ve built a network of highly credible vendors from Oakland and beyond so that you get the best when you work with us. Our event planning, production, and catering are second to none. If your event requires a more specific set of skills, we’ve got special relationships with vendors to provide that for you under our careful management.

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