FAQs

Coronavirus-Update

Unfortunately, we were unable to have the wedding that we planned in 2020. However, we had a beautiful ceremony with our families in Monterey, and we're thrilled we were able to get married last year. Although the day was almost perfect, we were missing a special ingredient - you! This fall we are excited to celebrate with you and the Berkeley City Club has again begun hosting events. However, in accordance with the venue's current policy, guests will either need to be masked or show proof of vaccination. We will update this information if their policy changes, but please be prepared to comply with the venue's current coronavirus policy. 

Hotels

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. 

510-848-7800 or

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

510-548-7920 or

The Graduate

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. 

510-845-8981 or

Dress Code

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. 

Children

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. 

RSVPs

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. 

Logistics

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.

Ceremony

Our ceremony won't begin until 5:30, but please join us starting at 4:30 for a Welcome Reception. No worries if you arrive a little late, but guests arriving after 5:30 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.