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The Brazilian Room derives its name from its rich hardwood paneling (Jacaranda, Imbuya, Brazilian Chestnut and Mahogany) that was once part of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 1939 Golden Gate International Exhibition on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay that showcased the commerce and culture of the country of Brazil. When the exposition ended, the Brazil Building was presented to the newly-formed East Bay Regional Park District as a gift of friendship from the Brazilian government.
The exterior of the original building was perishable so the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a new, English-style permanent exterior in Tilden Regional Park, one of the three inaugural regional parks, combining local rock and timber with the beautiful hardwood wall paneling from Brazil. The building was dedicated in 1941 and remodeled extensively in 1965. The Brazilian Room is currently a popular site for weddings, parties and business retreats.
The Brazilian Room is open for viewing every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each 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 List of Approved Caterers and the Open House Caterer schedule.
Call the Facilities Office at 510-544-3164 to make an appointment to view the Brazilian Room on other days.
For general information about the Brazilian Room call the Facility Office at:
Information can be mailed to the Facility Office at:
Berkeley, CA 94708.
The Brazilian Room is wheelchair accessible.
Check out the Virtual Tour of the Brazilian Room at the Here Comes The Guide website.
Download: Rental Fees Document
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.
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 180 days in advance, $100 shall be refundable and the remaining $200 forfeited. Contracts for events under 180 days require payment in full. Facility Reservations may be contacted at (888) 327-2757 Option 2, for Reservations.
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 available dates, you can use the online Facility Search. Under “Facility Type”, click the “Indoor Facility” check box to filter the results.
There are two steps to confirm your reservation.
For Brazilian Room reservations wishing to photograph within the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, please contact the Botanic Garden staff at (510) 544-3169 at least 30 days prior to your event date to discuss date, locations, time, and restrictions. Upon approval from Botanic Garden staff, you’ll need to contact the Reservation Department. Additional fees and refundable damage deposit will apply.
Download: Brazillian Room Directions Map (8.5"x11")
If lot is full, avoid citation by parking at Island Picnic area on Wildcat Canyon or on Anza View Road.
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