This 1920's Berkeley Hills building is on the Historic Registry. A classic building is ideal for private party rentals, celebrations, conferences, meetings, weddings, exhibitions, lectures, concerts, ceremonies, formal and informal events. PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, for liability and safety reasons, it is the Hillside Club's policy not to rent to events for children. This includes children's birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, sweet sixteens, quinceañeras, first communions, and similar events. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The approximately 2000 square-foot hall can accommodate up to 200 people and 125 people for seated dining. It is available year-round. The English Tudor architectural style hall features a high wood beamed ceiling and massive fireplace. Afternoon light traverses the tall, divided light windows, warming the wood interior. Concerts, operas, ballets and recitals often make use of the theater stage and bright acoustics. The hardwood floor is perfect for dancing. An integral part of Berkeley's history, warm, friendly, and charming place to host your event. *Discounted price for events taking place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ALMOST 1/2 OFF* > We have a theater size movie screen, projection and sound system to play films or show pictures/slide show. > Tables, chairs. > Kitchen for the use of the cater of your choice or self catering in the case of casual breakfast/pastries, lunch: sandwiches, pizzas etc. Includes refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and water boiling containers for tea. > Two bathrooms. > All areas handicap accessible. ------------- Movie screen 14' width x 9' height Main area 36' x 46' Fireplace Tables available: 4' rounds seating 6 or 7 5' rounds seating 8 or 9 8' rectangular tables: 6'X30"X29" -------------------------- HISTORY OF THE BUILDING: The Hillside Club was founded by a group of Berkeley women who wished to protect the Berkeley hillsides by promoting the development of the community in environmentally sensitive ways. In 1905, a lot was purchased on Cedar Street, and Maybeck began designing an artistic clubhouse. The building opened to great acclaim on September 8, 1906. It was the venue for many prominent cultural and social activities. The building was destroyed in the great fire of 1923. A year later, Annie Maybeck's brother, the architect John White, designed the current clubhouse, designated a City of Berkeley Landmark in 2004. As time passed the club changed its emphasis to include dramatic presentations and a broader range of cultural events, and by the late 1920s a dancing committee was formed. The club's focus changed from civic affairs to the social and cultural life of the members.
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