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Brazilian Room

Brazilian Room

ADA accessibility iconAbout the Facility

Location

Wildcat Canyon Road at Shasta Road
Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley, CA 94708

Features

  • Room Size: 32' x 54'
  • Patio Size: 40' x 42', with a 12' x 18' extension
  • Seating Capacity: 150 without a dance floor, 120 with a dance floor
  • Standing Capacity: 225 (total, indoor and outdoor)
  • Seating Capacity on patio for ceremony: 180 (we provide 150 chairs)
  • Tables: (14) 5' rounds, (24) 6' x 30" rectangles, (1) 4' round, (1) 3' round,
  • Chairs: 150 white folding chairs with pad
  • Equipment: Easel/some seminar equipment/Yamaha upright piano
  • Green Market Umbrellas with stands (4)
  • Kitchen:
    • 12 burner stove/double ovens
    • Dishwasher, garbage disposal
    • 100 cup coffee maker, 6 coffee/water pitchers
      (let us know in advance if needed)
    • Commercial refrigerator (no freezer)
    • 2 kitchen carts
    • 2 ice tubs with dollies
    • Barbecue grill (let us know in advance if needed)

Amenities

Audio Visual System including 2 microphones
Projector screen
Wireless
Fireplace

2015 Wedding Fairs at the Brazilian Room

Tuesday, February 3
Tuesday, February 10
Tuesday, February 17
4 pm to 8 pm

Admission free, however you must register to attend. One registration will sign you up for all three dates.
Register HERE

The historic Brazilian Room is hosting its annual Wedding Fairs featuring some of the best Caterers of the Bay Area who are approved for the East Bay Regional Park District facilities. The Caterers will have samples for guests to try and present their menus. The fair will also feature photographers, bakeries, florists, entertainers and other selected wedding vendors. Come see the beautiful woodwork from the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition Brazilian Pavilion featured in a vaulted ceiling hall, lined with windows that look out over the hills and trees of Tilden Park.

Open House

The Brazilian Room is open for viewing every Tuesday except the fourth Tuesday of the month. Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Three of our approved caterers are available from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

See the Open House Caterer schedule: List of Approved Caterers.

We will not be open the following dates for Open House in 2014: March 11, December 23, December 30

Call the Facilities Office at 510-544-3164 to make an appointment to view the Brazilian Room on other days.

General Facility Information

For general information about the Brazilian Room call the Facility Office at:
(510) 544-3164.

Information can be mailed to the Facility Office at: 
Brazilian Room
Tilden Park
Berkeley, CA 94708.

ADA accessibility icon

The Brazilian Room is wheelchair accessible.

Photo Gallery

Check out the Virtual Tour of the Brazilian Room at the Here Comes The Guide website.

Rental Fees

Download: Rental Fees Document (83 KB) Adobe Acrobat PDF

Catering

You may hire a caterer from the Approved list or choose the non-catered option. You can only use the non-catered option on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursday. You must use an Approved Caterer on the weekends. If you choose the non-catered option you may not use an outside caterer or have any hired staff. Your unpaid volunteers will be required to attend an orientation. You will pay an additional fee for the ability to use the non-catered option.

[ View Approved Caterers | View Wedding Vendors ]

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Reservations

All reservations at the Brazilian Room will require a contract fee of $300 to reserve a specific date. Deposit is $600 for a 12 hour block. If this date is cancelled more than 120 days in advance, $100 shall be refundable and the remaining $200 forfeited. Contracts for events under 120 days require payment in full. Facility Reservations may be contacted at (888) 327-2757 Option 2, for Reservations.

Facility Reservations and Availability Information

All initial inquires, bookings and payments are handled through the East Bay Regional Park District, Attention: Facility Reservations at PO Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381. Call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), option 2.

To search for future facility availability information please visit our online Facility Search.

To Confirm a Reservation

There are two steps to confirm your reservation.

  • Step 1 (Reservations): To finalize this date, you are required to sign the Rules and Use Agreement within one week of your initial payment and return it to our office. Rules and Use Agreement may be downloaded here. The Reservations Department may be contacted at the number below:
    • Facility Reservations Phone: (888) 327-2757, option 2
    • Facility Reservations Fax: (510) 635-5502
    • Facility Reservations Address: EBRPD, Attn. Facility Reservations, P.O. Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381
  • Step 2 (Coordination with Facility staff): After you return our contract and forms, the Facility staff will contact you regarding any additional forms and informational sheets that you may need. If you are doing a Non-Catered event, you will need to schedule a meeting with the Facility staff located at the Brazilian Room in Tilden Regional Park within 14 days of booking your reservation. During the on-site visit, the Facility staff will provide you with helpful planning information and additional forms to be completed. Some of these forms may be downloaded at: www.ebparks.org/activities/corpfamily/br/docs.
    Maps and driving directions are also found at the above link.
    Please note: If your event is fewer than 120 days before the event date, this meeting with facility staff needs to take place within 3 days of your payment. If your event is less than 30 days away, then this meeting needs to be completed within 24 hours. Call (510) 544-3164 to set up an appointment.

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Driving Directions

The Brazilian Room (Building) is located in Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, on Wildcat Canyon at the intersection of Shasta Road.

By Car

  • From Highway 80:
    • Take University Avenue exit in Berkeley.
    • Follow University up (east) to Oxford.
    • Left on Oxford to Rose.
    • Right on Rose to Spruce.
    • Left on Spruce on the top of the hill, cross the intersection, and Spruce becomes Wildcat Canyon Road.
    • Continue for two miles and the Brazilian Room will be on your left.
  • From Highway 24:
    • At east end of Caldecott Tunnel, exit Fish Ranch Road up to Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
    • Turn right and continue to Golf Course Road.
    • Right again and continue to stop sign.
    • Right on Shasta Road.
    • Shasta dead-ends into Brazilian Room parking lot.

Brazilian Room Freeway Map

Brazilian Room Freeway Map

Brazilian Room Landmark Map

Brazilian Room Landmark Map

Additional Parking

If lot is full, avoid citation by parking at Island Picnic area on Wildcat Canyon or on Anza View Road. (Just in case....510-562-7275).