In accordance with the venue's current policy, guests will need to be masked when not eating or drinking. Additionally, guests will need to be vaccinated or provide documentation of an exemption. All guests will also need to have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the event.
Our venue is very close to UC Berkeley and there are lots of hotel and AirBnB options nearby. Cal is not hosting a football game that weekend so there should be plenty of rooms available. Hopefully you are excited to get out of the house, but we understand if you are unable to attend because you are uncomfortable booking lodging. That said, here are a few options for you to consider:
The Berkeley City Club
Our venue is also a historic hotel! But being 'historic' comes with tradeoffs - there are limited rooms available, only full and queen size beds are available, and there are no televisions in the rooms. If you decide to stay with us at the venue you will need to book a room for both Friday and Saturday. When you call (you can't receive the room rate by booking online), you need to say the reservation will be under the Biehle/Kilpatrick block to get the special rate.
Hilton DoubleTree Hotel Berkeley Marina
Only 3.6 miles from the venue, the DoubleTree has a large mix of rooms/bed sizes to choose from, but you will also need to book both Friday and Saturday here to receive the special rate. Please use the following information or link when booking at the DoubleTree:
Group Code 60B
Group Name: Biehle-Kilpatrick Wedding Block
Just a few (walkable) blocks from our venue, The Graduate is a historic hotel with a few more amenities. They have various bed sizes, televisions in the rooms, and a bar that may be the backdrop for a little after party. Please use the link below to book a room in our room block.
This is a formal event. Please use this as an excuse to break out the good stuff you haven't been able to wear! Jackets and ties are strongly encouraged, and security has strict orders to kick out anyone wearing jeans. Our wedding ceremony will be open air, but the entire evening will be under a roof and mostly indoors. Please expect temperatures from the low 70s to high 50s. Finally, the entire evening will take place at The Berkeley City Club so you won't have to walk far, and you'll have a solid footing for your shoes all night long.
We love your kids, but this is an adult party. Doesn't that sounds pretty nice right about now? A little break from the kiddos? Babies that are breastfeeding are welcome to join in on the fun, but otherwise, please get a sitter and enjoy a fancy evening without your kids. We understand this may present an issue for you and understand if you are unable to attend.
Our venue has a hard cap on the number of guests we can have, so our wedding is strictly RSVP only. We will only be able to accommodate those listed on your invitation.
The Bay Area provides you lots of options to get to our venue. If flying, we recommend the Oakland airport, but SFO, San Jose, and Sacramento are all options. There is lots of street and paid parking around our venue, but unfortunately there is no onsite parking for our guests. The venue is also 1/2 a mile from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.
Our ceremony begins at 5:00, but please join us starting at 4:30 for a Welcome Reception. No worries if you arrive a little late, but guests arriving after 5:00 will not be seated for the ceremony. Also, please refrain from taking photos/videos during the ceremony. We will have a photographer and videographer present to capture the moment, and we'll be happy to share the fruits of their labor.
Parking at the venue is limited to guests staying at the hotel. The Telegraph Channing parking garage is located just a block away at 2450 Durant Ave, but please be advised that online reviews say the garage closes at 11pm, not 1am as listed online. There are several other garages in the area, and street parking is also available.
Don't want to stop the boogie at 10:30? Join us at Jaguar Karaoke for a little late night Karaoke! It's located at 2516 Durant Ave (just 2 blocks from the venue) and is a BYO-Food situation.