This picturesque facility is close to downtown Napa and is ideal for business retreats and lectures, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, or any special event.
Simchas & Celebrations
Banquet, Sanctuary & Event VenuesSome of the following facilities host kosher events; many do not do so exclusively. We strongly advise our readers who keep kosher to verify the kashrut status and supervision in each case. Many synagogues and JCCs have sanctuary and banquet facilities. Please check with the individual organizations. See also "Religious Life" and "Agencies & Organizations."
In a quiet, wooded glade on the U.C. Berkeley campus, this is an architectural gem with caved beams and stained-glass windows.
Whether it's a wedding, a family celebration or a corporate function, this world-famous site overlooking the ocean offers a quintessential San Francisco experience.
From weddings and lifecycle events to private gatherings, business functions, and lectures, Congregation Beth Sholom’s stunning facilities provide an exceptional setting for all kinds of special occasions and events.
Extremely modern in design, this is a 24,000 square-foot, award-winning synagogue with a multi-use building and outdoor spaces that flow together seamlessly. One of San Francisco’s most contemporary and technologically sophisticated facilities, the main sanctuary, chapel, social hall, and meeting rooms accommodate both large events and intimate celebrations.
Beth Sholom’s experienced and professional event staff is dedicated to working with you through each phase of your event, from initial planning through day-of-event, on-site coordination. Also offers on-site, kosher catering.
Having painstakingly preserved many of the original elements and design characteristics from the former 1930s clubhouse, the newly rebuilt facility is a blend of the past and the present with state-of-the-art amenities and services to suit every need. The spacious banquet facility is perfect for weddings and large parties and comfortably seats up to 300 guests. With sweeping views of the championship golf course, the Cypress Room flows easily into the Fireside Room, complemented by its majestic fireplace, open-beam ceiling and hardwood floors. The private Sunset Dining Room boasts spectacular views and is a perfect setting for smaller gatherings. The 37,000-square-foot clubhouse and surrounding grounds offer panoramic views of the golf course, rolling vistas and the Bay Area skyline.
Award-winning facility with 15 rooms and 15,000 square feet of versatile and elegant spaces for all types of meetings and occasions. Comprehensive services and amenities, including state-of-the-art technology and production equipment, three catering kitchens (non-kosher, dairy and kosher meat), on-site parking and professional and friendly service. Grand, intimate and functional spaces, from the three-story, 3,600-square-foot Pottruck Family Atrium to the library and intimate meeting rooms.
The ballroom at the Merchants Exchange is a coveted special event venue, an architectural masterpiece that combines a timeless beaux-arts interior with superior modern amenities. The ballroom’s historic significance, breathtaking details, professional production staff and strategic location make it an unparalleled space for any event.
A bar/bat mitzvah is a lifelong memory for each family member. This facility helps families create a personalized, joyous celebration everyone will treasure.
Modern and versatile, the facility accommodates a wide range of events with many built-in amenities, free street parking, easy freeway access and a flexible catering list. Celebrations/simchas shine here, whether they’re intimate or grand. Smaller receptions have plenty of room to spread out on the main floor, which features a dramatic 60-foot ceiling. The polished light maple hardwood floor can be used for dining or dancing, while the raised stage is ideal for a band or DJ.
Indoor and outdoor facilities for bar/bat mitzvahs and social events. Accommodates 75 to 350. Special bar/bat mitzvah guest room rates available.
Embraces San Francisco's storied past and dynamic present, providing a stunning venue for networking, socializing and celebrating. Tastefully appointed spaces, rich in art deco details, are designed to accommodate both grand events and more intimate gatherings. Further enhancing the experience are comprehensive amenities, memorable cuisine and gracious service.
This waterfront wedding and bar/bat mitzvah site is one of the most scenic locations in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. A hidden gem.
The dining room can accommodate groups up to 40 people. The private banquet room can hold up to 160 people seated and 200 standing.
Full-service art deco landmark is an enchanting Oakland wedding and special-event venue for up to 200 guests. A panoramic view encompasses the blue-green of Lake Merritt and the lush Oakland hills. A special treat for evening events is the Necklace of Lights, which is a chain of lights on ornate Victorian lightpoles that surround the entire lake. Catering for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and all simchas.
Elegant facilities for weddings, banquets and meetings. Seating up to 80 people. Restaurant and cocktail lounge.
Custom ketubot (all flavors), symbolic papercuts and paper sculpture, Hebrew and English calligraphy, invitations and whimsical illustration. Commissioned pieces welcome for all occasions.
Offering personalized service for bar/bat mitzvah and wedding invitations and holiday cards, plus gifts and envelope addressing at discounted prices. For personalized greeting cards, see www.sendoutcards.com/paperpizzazz.
Music & DJs
Popular Bay Area disc jockey company with over 25 years experience in weddings, corporate events and bar/bat mitzvahs.
New Bay Area entertainment provider for private social and corporate events. Supplies DJs, bands, live music, variety artists, lighting, photo booths and more to corporate events, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, product launches, festivals, birthdays, holiday parties and other functions.
Over 20 years experience, including over 5,000 bar/bat mitzvahs and 8,000 weddings. Full-service agency for every event. Supplies top bands, DJs, MCs, dancers, party motivators, photo booths, specialty entertainment, lighting and more.