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