Brazilian Room

Notice
COVID-19 Park Closures & Parking Restrictions to Limit Overcrowding, Address Public & Staff Safety 
The COVID-19 health emergency remains a serious and evolving situation. The Park District has announced park area closures to limit overcrowding and public safety. All Visitor Centers, rental facilities and buildings - including bathrooms and water fountains - are CLOSED. Programs and events are canceled. If you do visit a Regional Park, follow all Social Distancing Requirements and bring water and hand sanitizer. There will also be NO trash collection due to limited staff, so pack out your trash (Pack It In/Pack It Out). Park picnic areas are closed, and all group gatherings prohibited. Some parks, developed park areas, parking lots, and entrance points will be closed. More details...


Facilities Notice
Our indoor rental facilities (Brazilian Room, Temescal Beach House, Fern Cottage, and MLK Shoreline Center) are CLOSED through Monday, June 30, 2020. All Open Houses through July at the Brazilian Room and Temescal Beach House have been canceled. Virtual tours are currently available, and scheduling of in-person appointments will resume once our facilities have re-opened. Please contact the Rental Facilities Office at brazil@ebparks.org to request to be added to our email list to be notified when on-site tours will be available again. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time!

 Links

Address Wildcat Canyon Road at Shasta Road, Berkeley, CA 94708

Fern Cottage Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, El Sobrante 

Shoreline Center   Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland 

Temescal Beach House   Temescal Regional Recreation Area, Oakland 

Facility Availability Search   View live information about availability for our indoor facilities on WebReg 

Catering
Get a list of Approved Caterers

Wedding Vendors Get a list of Wedding Vendors 

Documents & Forms   A list of documents, forms, Rules and Use Agreement for download 

FAQ   Frequently Asked Questions 

Contact Us 
Contact us for information, reservation, questions, or send us a comment

ADA accessibility iconAbout the Facility

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.

Location

Features

  • Room Size: 32' x 54'
  • Patio Size: 40' x 42', with a 12' x 18' extension
  • Seating Capacity: 150
  • 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 brown wood folding chairs with pads
  • Green Market Umbrellas with stands (4)
  • Kitchen:
    • 12 burner stove/double ovens
    • Dishwasher
    • Commercial refrigerator (no freezer)
    • 2 kitchen carts
    • Ice Machine available
    • Recycling and Compost bins
    • 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
  • Yamaha upright piano

Open House

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.

General Facility Information

For general information about the Brazilian Room call the Facility Office at:
(510) 544-3164 or the Reservations Department at 1-(888)-327-2757, option 2 (8:30am-4:00pm PST, M-F).

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: 2020 Rental Fees Document [PDF] | 2021 Rental Fees Document [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 ]

Reservations

Reservations for the Brazilian Room can be made beginning the first Monday in January for the next calendar year. All reservations at the Brazilian Room require an initial payment to secure the date. This initial payment will be applied towards the total balance owed. For all time blocks (except facility buyouts), a $300 initial payment is due at the time of reservation. For a facility buyout, an initial payment of $600 is due at the time of reservation. If a reservation is cancelled more than 180 days in advance, $100 of the initial $300 payment (or $200 of the initial $600 payment) is refundable. Full payment is due 180 days before event date. For reservations made under 180 days, full payment is due at the time of booking. Please review the fee sheet or speak to a Reservations Agent for the cancellation policy once full payment is made.

Facility Reservations and Availability Information

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. 

You may also call the Reservations Department at 1-888-327-2757, option 2 (8:30am-4:00pm PST, M-F) and a Reservations Agent will be able to assist you.

Botanic Garden reservations

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.

Driving Directions

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

Download: Brazillian Room Directions Map  (8.5"x11")Adobe Acrobat PDF

By Car

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Landmark Map

Additional Parking

If lot is full, avoid citation by parking at Island Picnic area on Wildcat Canyon or on Anza View Road.

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