(Closed) Rooftop Garden @ Kaiser Center in Oakland, CA

posted 8 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Well even searching online was useless for wedding at the garden. Why dont u take your florist with you and tell him to give you an idea on how it would look. Here are some images but i dont think of any use. http://www.kaisercenterroofgarden.com/

Also post it on yelp too maybe someone reads it who had a wedding there. Unfortunately a client of mine getting married in April chnaged their venue as it was a little too expensive for them or I would have been able to show you some images.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I called my client again but she already booked the other venue. Let me know if u need anyother help for the wedding.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Haven’t been on here in a while, but we looked at the Kaiser Center and I do have a friend who got married there so I can see if she has photos. (However, her wedding was when the restaurant was still open so the setup was a little different.)

This was our #2 pick (partly because we live walking distance away!) and the only reason we didn’t go with it in the end was because the boy really wanted a pizza oven at the reception and there was no way to get it up there. (They do have a freight elevator that works for just about everything, but the oven needed to be attached to a car to be moved—augh.) My sense was that they’re just starting to really rent it out for events (for a long time the restaurant handled all of that) so they’re still new to it—however, a BIG plus for us was that they were willing to accommodate pretty much whatever we wanted. There are benefits to being a pioneer! 😉 Piedmont Parties is just a mile away and delivers anything you might want to rent, too.

I still think it’s one of the coolest spots in the city for a wedding!

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

 

I understand how unbelievable it may seem that a company that is supposed to host special events wouldn’t have a photo gallery. But it could be that they are new and haven’t built up their portfoliio. I work close by at the big glass Cathedral on Lake Merritt and we haven’t built up our portfolio yet either.  I feel my bride’s frustration when I don’t have an amazing photo book to show them.  If you can use your imagination and think of it as a blank canvas that might help.  The coordinator or event planner there should help you use your imagination, come up with ideas and/or provide you with a good preferred vendor list.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also, FWIW, the Kaiser Center staff’s primary job is to manage the office building and services for the office tenants—helping with events on the rooftop garden is definitely a secondary function, which is why they don’t have a huge amount of information, I think. (For a while after the restaurant closed, they weren’t renting the space at all.) You might try a Google hunt for the old restaurant, too—it was called Central Park.

But, again, the lack of formal event planning there is an asset as much as it is a frustration! We found very few venues in the area with the same degree of freedom—no catering restrictions, open alcohol policy, no music restrictions, etc.

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