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Top Baby Shower venues in Oakland, CA

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Industrial Warehouse Venue
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (7)
  • 7
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Oakland, CA
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Big, open restaurant, bar space
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Berkeley, CA
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Eclectic Loft, Bright Natural Light, 10ft Ceiling
  • $87/hr
  • New
  • 4.5 (7)
  • 7
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA
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Brewery w/ Taproom In The Heart of Jack London Square
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA
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Sunny, art-filled loft
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Oakland, CA
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Oakland Art Deco Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA
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Elegant Historical Ballroom in Downtown Oakland CA
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA
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Yacht Charters in Berkeley
  • $800/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Berkeley, CA
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Swanky Edwardian Duplex with a Charming Cottage
  • $220/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Oakland, CA
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Designer kitchen and bathrooms
  • $66/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA

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What people are saying about Baby Shower on Giggster

Adam A.
$ 1800
40 hours
5 people
2 months ago
Very cool space. We used the soundproofed room as a soundstage for a simple video production and it was perfect for our needs -- no windows, so we had total control over lighting, it was large enough to fit our backdrop, talent, cameras and lights, and the acoustics were great, with no ambient noise or reflections/reverb. Jake was communicative and accommodating, and the onsite manager, Victor, was super nice.
Mike H.
$ 95
1 hours
5 people
11 months ago
What a charming spot in a such a cool little neighborhood! We did a photo shoot using both the house and cottage. The living room had huge windows which let in lots of natural light. The cottage in the back has some cool accent walls (one room blue, one yellow) which helped give our background some pop. There's also a pretty wall of green vines outside which was another cool spot to shoot in front of. We then used the location as a jumping off point to shoot at the park a block over. There's some huge trees over there! We had a last-minute cancellation of our booking at another venue, so were left scrambling to find a place, since we'd already booked the photographer. Luckily, Riza accommodated our request and was super willing to work with us. Thank you so much!

Frequently Asked Questions about Baby Shower venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Oakland?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Oakland on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Oakland?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Oakland at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Baby Shower venues are available in Oakland?
Right now, there are 74 Baby Shower venues available in Oakland.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Oakland bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Oakland guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Oakland locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Oakland?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Oakland. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Oakland booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Oakland?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Oakland is $172 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Oakland?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Baby Shower venues in Oakland, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $800.
Which Baby Shower venues are most popular in Oakland, CA in 2023?
How do I book a Oakland location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Oakland reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Oakland

Oakland, California is a vibrant city nestled between the San Francisco Bay and the hills of Berkeley. From its stunning views and diverse culture to its buzzing nightlife, Oakland has something for everyone. When it comes to culture, Oakland is notably home to a mix of traditional and modern baby showers. These baby showers are held not only in homes but also in chic restaurants, cafes, and venues throughout the city. They bring families together to celebrate the soon-to-be bundle of joy!

Did you know that Oakland has earned the nickname, The City of Trees? Thanks to conservationist Joaquin Miller, who planted hundreds of oak trees in the city streets during the late 1800s, it's no wonder why! As a result of his efforts, dozens upon dozens of tree-lined roads now graciously decorate our beloved city. Oakland is a wonderful place to host a baby shower for a number of reasons. There are many unique venues to choose from, the city’s thriving food scene means high-quality catering options abound, and the lovely local weather means outdoor parties are also an option.

Many much-loved restaurants in Oakland can accommodate large groups, and the city's vibrant arts scene means that there is always something interesting happening on the weekends. Finally, Oakland is known for its warm and welcoming community, so guests will feel comfortable spending time here.

Baby Shower Options in Oakland

  • Catering
    When planning a baby shower, food is a crucial aspect to consider. Look for a caterer that can provide delicious and substantial options that will please all your guests. Luckily, there are plenty of great catering companies in Oakland that offer extensive menus to suit a wide range of tastes.

  • Decorations
    There are many popular party rental and decoration vendors in Oakland where you can find decorations for your baby shower. They all have a wide selection of beautiful decor items that will help make your baby shower look effortlessly beautiful.

  • Event Planners
    If you're searching for someone to assist with the planning of your baby shower, seek out an experienced Oakland excellent event planner. From selecting a location to creating a bespoke menu, they can take care of all the hard work for you.

  • Music
    If you're organizing a baby shower, Oakland has a wide range of fantastic music options. From string quartets and acoustic artists to live bands and DJs, find tunes that match the type of celebration you want to host.

Baby Shower Vendors in Oakland

  • Salt & Honey Catering & Events
    Salt & Honey Catering & Events uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients to make unforgettable meals. They're passionate about using local and sustainable produce, meat, and seafood to create dishes that are not only delicious but also responsible. The culinary style at Salt & Honey is a mix of Northern California's bounty with classic French, Italian, Mexican, and Caribbean flavors. And because each meal is presented simply yet beautifully, you can rely on Salt & Honey Catering & Events for cuisine that will take your baby shower to the next level.

  • Event Magic
    Looking for high-quality party rentals to help make your baby shower run smoothly? Look no further than Event Magic. Founded in 2002, this party rental company serves Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, and surrounding areas. Its inventory of products includes everything from AV and lighting gear to tents, arcade games, theme backdrops, and much more, so check the catalog to find out how Event Magic can help you.

  • Grace Street Catering & Event Design
    Grace Street Catering & Event Design has been helping to create memorable events in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. If you want to host a baby shower with an intimate atmosphere, Grace Street Catering & Event Design offers everything you need to ensure that your celebration is a success. This full-service catering and planning company can take care of the food and beverages, decor and flower arrangements, and event design, leaving you free to focus on having a good time.

Pros and Cons of Baby Showers in Oakland

Baby showers are a beloved tradition that provides expectant parents with gifts and support as they prepare for their new arrival. However, when it comes to organizing baby showers in Oakland, there are unique considerations that must be taken into account. Here is a list of the pros and cons of having a baby shower in Oakland.

Advantages

  • Oakland has plenty of beautiful venues for hosting the event, from parks to cultural centers. Many of these spaces have plenty of room for large gatherings, ensuring that everyone can attend the baby shower.

  • There is no shortage of entertainment options either - music, dancers, food vendors and more can be found in Oakland’s vibrant cityscape.

  • The city is home to many local businesses offering goods specifically tailored to new babies, such as handmade blankets or organic skincare products.

  • Planning a baby shower in Oakland can be relatively affordable due to the variety of budget-friendly venues available.

Disadvantages

  • Since Oakland is so populous, it can be difficult to find an available venue on short notice during peak season (e.g., summer). This may require booking far ahead of time which could limit flexibility if plans change.

  • Parking at some venues may come at an additional cost or simply not be available at all due to high demand or limited parking spots.

  • If a venue requires insurance coverage, this could add significant expense to the overall cost of hosting the event (especially if non-residents will be attending).

  • If the weather turns sour suddenly during outdoor events, plan B or alternate arrangements must be made quickly as many indoor spaces may also be booked up due to popularity and/or availability issues mentioned above.

Tips on How to Organize Baby Showers in Oakland

Organizing a memorable baby shower in Oakland can be a daunting task, but with the right tips and ideas, you can create an event that your guests will never forget! Here are some great tips to help make your baby shower planning smooth and successful.

  • Decide on a theme: Having an overarching theme can help tie together decorations and activities, creating an inviting atmosphere. Popular themes include things like jungle animal-themed showers or fairy tale princess-themed showers.

  • Send out invitations well in advance: Guests should receive their invitations at least four weeks before the shower date so they have plenty of time to mark their calendars and plan accordingly.

  • Choose food and drinks that fit your theme or budget: You don’t need to break the bank to provide delicious snacks and beverages for your guests; simple finger foods like sandwiches and cupcakes often suffice! Additionally, you can opt for alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine if you choose, but make sure all nonalcoholic options are available as well for those who don’t drink alcohol or simply prefer an alternative beverage selection.
  • Put together entertainment ideas beforehand: No one likes an awkward silent moment at a party! Have games planned ahead of time like “Guess the Baby Food Flavor” or “What Will Baby Wear?” – both of which are popular interactive activities at baby showers! Additionally, set up music is playing in the background that sets a fun yet relaxing ambiance for guests to enjoy throughout the event.

  • Set up décor that adds to your overall theme. Balloons, streamers, banners, centerpieces - all these details bring out the festive atmosphere of a baby shower perfectly! Stick with colors that match your chosen theme such as pastel blues and pinks or bright oranges and yellows depending on what you choose.

  • Have favors ready when guests leave: Small tokens of appreciation from mom-to-be will surely be appreciated by your guests! These could range from homemade chocolates with tags featuring phrases like “It Takes Two To Make A Miracle” for couples expecting twins, or little knit booties with sweet sayings like “Welcome Little One” attached - either way, these favors will serve as sweet reminders of this special day long after it has come to an end!

Famous Locations in Oakland

  • Oakland Museum of California
    The Oakland Museum of California celebrates the state's unique history and culture. The museum boasts a collection of over 1.9 million items, including artwork, historical artifacts, natural specimens, and photographs. The programs at the Oakland Museum of California are also well worth checking out and dive deep into what makes this state so unique, from analyzing its diverse landscapes to investigating its inventive culture. They invite every Californian to discover how they can make a difference in their community and build a brighter future.

  • The Bonsai Garden
    The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt is home to 90 different bonsai and suiseki viewing stones, making it a perfect place for nature enthusiasts to explore. The historic Daimyo oak, given by the Japanese government to Anson Burlingame (U.S. Minister to China) during Abraham Lincoln's term in office in 1863, is one of the garden's most prominent features. The oldest tree in the collection is also on display here and is believed to be around 1,600 years old. If you’re looking for the ideal place to indulge in some quiet reflection, this is it.

  • The Morcom Rose Garden
    The Morcom Rose Garden is an exquisite eight-acre oasis that’s easily accessible from downtown Oakland. This magnificent formal rose garden, which dates back to the 1930s, is home to over 6,000 rose bushes as well as winding paths, elegant staircases, and dramatic water features. It also provides ample natural habitat for birds and has become a regular haven for city hikers. So if you want to escape the stresses of city life, spend some time exploring this beautiful and peaceful garden.