Brazilian Room (Berkeley, CA)
Looking for a wedding or elopement venue that feels both elegant and rustic? If so, the Brazilian Room in sprawling Tilden Regional Park might be just what you're looking for. Tucked in the hills above the University of California at Berkeley campus, the Brazilian Room (also commonly called the Brazil Room) was originally part of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 1939 Golden Gate International Exhibition on Treasure Island. The historic building was gifted to the East Bay Regional Park District at the end of the exposition and relocated to its current bucolic location.
Ceremonies typically take place on the flagstone patio against a breathtaking forest backdrop, and you're welcome to add an altar or chuppah for a personalized touch. Chairs, tables, patio umbrellas, and an audio-visual system are included, which should take some of the stress out of wedding planning.
Across the meadow from the Brazilian Room is the 10-acre Regional Parks Botanic Garden—a stunning spot for a first look or portraits before/after the ceremony. Its redwood grove is a dream, especially when sunlight streams in between the towering trees. The garden is also available for intimate wedding or elopement ceremonies (maximum two hours and 30 people).
The Brazilian Room itself is an architectural gem, boasting exposed wooden beams, a vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, and banks of windows. For extra ambience, you can't go wrong with uplighting and/or strings of bistro lights. Plus, an upright piano is available for the musically inclined!
When the dancefloor heats up, you and your guests will eventually want to step out for fresh air on the patio, which can be outfitted with a fire pit and cozy seating. It's also a wonderful spot for star-gazing (if the fog hasn't rolled in!).
If you're getting married at the Brazilian Room and looking for photography that tells the story of your special day in a cinematic way, get in touch to make sure that we're available. And ask us about our special offer for this lovely venue! We'd love to work with you.