The Roof Garden
At the Kaiser Center

The Roof Garden At the Kaiser Center

Tel: (510) 225-0965
300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

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The Roof Garden


This amazing garden features over 3 acres of landscaped event space with over 6,000 feet of combined indoor space.

Located on top of a 5 story parking garage, the garden is an exclusive venue operated by Oakland Venue Management and Inspire Productions

The maximum capacity is 1,500 persons

Allowable event hours: 8am-1am


Click here to download Venue Guidelines (Printable pdf)

Click here for floor plans

Click here for Gallery


Please make sure to ask about rental discounts with our wedding and party package!

CAPACITY: Outdoor seated: 500 persons Cocktail: 1,500 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


  • Overtime fees

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.



Catering: $750

Rentals: $500

Floral: $400

DJ: $250

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: $1,000.00 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

Security*: $35.00

*One security per 50  to 100 guests for evening, non-wedding events where alcohol is served

Janitorial: $35.00


PARKING: Weekday parking is $21.00 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.

Private Events:

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

Phone: 510.834.3575

Fax: 510.485.3525

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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a site review.