The Garden Room
The Garden Room at The Kaiser Roof Gardens is one of Oakland’ s most versatile event spaces, offering breathtaking views of Lake Merritt and our beautiful Gardens. This unique event space, can be rented a la carte, or with our full service meeting and event production services.
The maximum capacity is 250 persons seated and 350 persons standing.
Allowable event hours: 8am-1am
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Please make sure to ask about rental discounts with our wedding and party package!
CAPACITY: seated: 225 persons Cocktail: 300 persons
Costs are based on an event with 1-100 people, additional staffing may be required for larger events. If alcohol is served, additional security may need to be added.
- Weekday: $265.00 per hour with a (4) hour minimum*
- Weekends: $265.00 per hour with a (10) hour minimum
- With the wedding package: $2,650 for 12 hours (Savings of $530).
Note: you must allow for a 3hr load in and 3hr load out. Please add these hours to the time of your actual event to calculate rental hours needed.
* Hourly supplement of $60 per hour to be added if the Garden Room is used.
Add $10 per person premium for events on Saturdays from May 1st to november1st
RENTAL FEE INCLUDES: Use of facility for the contracted period of time, onsite janitorial during event hours, venue manager, and security (more may be needed to be determined on a per event basis).
- Post event Janitorial fees
o Kaiser Garden: $210
o Lake View Terrace: $140
o Garden Room: $140
o Buyout: $265 per hour after 10 hours
o Wedding Package: $265 per hour after 12 hours
Kaiser Center Tenants receive at 20% discount on venue rental fees
Non Profit Corporations receive a 10% discount on all venue rental fees
*SUMMER WEDDING SPECIAL*: your wedding rental fee includes the Roof Garden AND the Garden Room AND the Lakeview Terrace.
ROOF GARDEN EVENT HOURS: Events may be held between the hours of 8am-1am including all load in and out.
Cake (for weddings only): $250
Sound: Non optional
Lighting: Non optional
Beverage/Alcohol Service: Non optional
Complete venue buy-out of all services above: $1,150.00 plus venue fees
Note: If you are not using a particular service then you do not have to buy it out
VENUE HOLD DEPOSIT: $1,000 is required to officially hold your date and is due with your signed contract. This deposit is non-refundable if your event is cancelled.
ADDITIONAL STAFFING: Pricing is per hour with a 10 hour minimum on Saturday and Sunday. 4 hour minimum on weekdays
*One security per 50 to 100 guests for evening, non-wedding events where alcohol is served
PARKING: Weekday parking is $21 per car. On weekends parking is managed on a per event/per case basis.
With Wedding package: FREE parking up to 8 hours. Additional hours are $50.00 per hour. Applicable to weekend only events.
EQUIPMENT RENTALS: Tables & linens to be arranged throughout preferred vendor, AM Rentals. Additional rentals are priced for each event individually.
Prices range from as little as $800 for a cocktail reception to $16 per person for a seated dinner inclusive of all rentals and delivery fees for standard linens. Optional upgrades are available.
BAR SERVICE: Full beverage service is available for your event. Please consult with one of our event planners for specifics.
Beer and Wine: $14.95 per person
Standard Bar Upgrade Add: $6.95 per person
Premium Bar Upgrade Add: $12.95 per person
Standard Lighting: $1,195.00* rope/string lighting over dance and reception area (non optional for outdoor evening events).
*Just $995 for wedding package
Mid Range Lighting: $1,495 Outdoor rope/string lighting over dance and reception area.
Includes: dance lights, cake lighting, and lighting for buffet or gift table.
High End Lighting: $2,500 Includes: Dance lights, cake lighting, buffet lighting, custom monogram or 3 patterned images on ground, gift or entrance table lighting, Bar lighting, and/or up-lighting of trees.
SOUND: $450 Sound system for events (great for ceremonies, speeches, or parties) includes pro speakers, wireless microphone and wireless lapel microphone, and MP3 player/ CD player input.
CATERING SERVICE: Please contact us for a list of our preferred vendors and menus.
Oakland Venue Management 527 22nd St Oakland CA, 94612
The Roof Garden is open to the public from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
Site reviews are available with our staff on Monday through Friday on an appointment basis.
Weekend site reviews are available by appointment on Sundays
Please call (510) 834-3575 or email
to reserve a site review.