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Light-filled Industrial Converted Warehouse
  • $450/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
This space is the result of a major restoration of a 1928 brick and timber warehouse in the heart of the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, Ca. We love our industrial chic vibe and think you will, too! FEATURES • 9,000sf • Multiple skylights • 25’ high atrium • Street-level • Roll-up garage door for easy access • Kitchen with refrigerator, freezer and coffee maker • Site manager • Tables and chairs LOCATION / TRANSPORTATION • Easy access from San Francisco and Marin • Just off Hwy 24 • Street parking available FOOD & CATERING • We do not provide catering services, but have some fantastic neighborhood catering options.
Sunny, art-filled loft
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
This loft was converted from a machine shop. It has an open floor plan and is filled with art, much of it from my travels.
Bright Colorful Spanish Revival
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
This Spanish Revival, built in 1926, is located in the Oakmore District near Dimond Park and Sausal Creek, with plenty of street parking. The house is a bit over 1,000 square feet. It is loaded with charming details like stucco archways, a fireplace nook, vibrant colors and a whimsical spirit. It has been designed by a published interior designer. There will be someone onsite or nearby during all photoshoots to help with anything clients might need and we can be available for walkthroughs before or after the shoot. Wifi is available and clients will have access to all rooms in the house as well as the backyard.
Eclectic Loft, Bright Natural Light, 10ft Ceiling
  • $97/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • Instant book
  • Oakland, CA
**NOTE: Rates are variable and based on impact (i.e. motion vs. stills, hours on property, cast/crew size, content, and amount of areas used). The rate proposed on this listing is based upon minimal impact and crew size for a NON-commercial stills shoot.** The price for the space is for up to 2 people. Additional people are $10/person per hour. So 5 people would be $127/hour. 10 people would be $177. 20 people would be $277/hour. 1100 sq ft space 10 ft ceilings with large windows All white walls and a polished concrete floor Photo ready minimalist kitchen Movable furniture for staging All props in the space are available to use Projector and large screen Wifi Dining table seating for 6 people (with the current white chairs in the photos) *We have 4 extra folding chairs if needed to seat up to 10 people at the table. *Extra dining table and chairs available for additional fee (for dinner parties up to 20 people) - $375 1 gated parking spot. All others, FREE regular street parking in a residential neighborhood with no time restrictions other than street cleaning on Thursday and Friday afternoons between 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Available for an additional fee: *Extra dining table and chairs (for dinner parties up to 20 people) - $375 White seamless paper backdrop - $175 Clothing rack and two small steamers - $175 About the lofts: Originally an industrial laundry facility built in the late 1920s, it was once named one of the most beautiful industrial buildings in America. At the entrance of the building you can see some images of the original exterior and interior of the building in use. It was later converted into live/work units in the late 1980s. IMPORTANT RULES: 1. Keep the front door to our unit closed at all times except for coming and going. 2. All people and equipment must remain inside of our unit. (ABSOLUTELY NO using the common space outside of our unit). 3. When coming and going, please keep noise to a minimum. We maintain the right to be on location for the entirety or portion of the rental, to ensure the success of the rental and also for maintaining the rules and regulations of the building. Availability 7:00am-11:00pm 7 days a week. All booking start and end times are inclusive of set up and tear down time. Food & Beverage/Catering Food and beverages and/or catering are welcome. If you are not using a catering service, but are bringing food we require a Specialty Event Insurance Liability waiver with Host listed as an additional Insured. You can find this online or through your current insurance renters/homeowners policy. Kitchen Use All dishes and cooking supplies are available for guests use, including plates, glasses and silverware. NO ALCOHOL can be consumed onsite unless cleared prior to the rental. Garbage, Recycling & Composting The is NO garbage disposal. Put all food waste into the green bin that is just to the right of the sink (Push down on the stainless steel lid and it will pop open). We have bins for all three types of waste and ask that you organize accordingly. Decorations & Displays PRIOR to any moving of furniture or items, please take photos so you can return the unit back to the original condition.

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About Oakland

Sitting pretty directly across the bay from San Francisco, Oakland is often overshadowed by its bigger and better-known neighbor. But Oakland has started making a name for itself as a vibrant and inviting city in its own right in recent years.

The “other” city by the bay is steeped in history, boasts stunning views, and is home to a burgeoning food and wine scene. It’s artsy, it’s creative, and it’s exciting, and Oakland is now seen as a great place to be all year round.

So if you’re planning an event in Oakland, whether it’s a corporate reception or a private party, you’ll find a host of diverse and delightful options right on your doorstep.

Event Options in Oakland

If you want to run the best possible Oakland event, you can’t expect to do everything yourself. Happily, there are plenty of great local businesses and professional services that can help you add a special touch to your celebration or gathering.

  • Caterers

Whether you’re planning a milestone birthday party, a wedding reception, or a corporate picnic, every event needs great food to be a success. If you want to provide a treat for your guests’ taste buds, compare caterers in Oakland to find someone who can deliver delicious food at the right price.

  • Florists

Looking for ways to decorate your Oakland event venue? Carefully chosen floral arrangements can make a big difference to the look and feel of any space. And with an experienced florist in your corner, you can add aesthetic appeal to any event.

  • Entertainment

From musicians to comedians, guest speakers to acrobats, entertainment is a wonderful component of any live event. Shop around to find creative professionals that can spice up any event and help you create the perfect atmosphere.

Event Companies in Oakland

From private parties to corporate events, planning any event can be a stressful experience. From choosing the best Oakland event venues to organizing catering, decor, entertainment, and more, there’s much you need to consider for everything to run smoothly. So why not leave the hard work to a professional? Here are a few local options you might like to consider.

  • Barbara Llewellyn Catering & Event Planning

An event planning service based in Oakland, Barbara Llewellyn Catering & Event Planning has been staging memorable occasions in the Bay Area for over 30 years. Whether you need help finding the right Oakland event venue, perfecting the menu, or coordinating the finer details of your event, the company offers a wide range of services for private and corporate clients.

  • Event Magic

Oakland-based Event Magic has been offering party rentals to the San Francisco Bay Area since 2002. From props and games to backdrops and sound and lighting equipment, the company hires out an extensive range of products. It also offers event production and planning services to help you stage your dream event.

  • Jenni Grubba Events

Planning a wedding reception in the Bay Area or somewhere further afield? Jenni Grubba Events can help you plan your perfect day, regardless of whether you want something small and intimate or a big celebration with hundreds of guests. Elopements and destination weddings are also available, and the company offers honeymoon and travel planning services too.

Pros and Cons of Events in Oakland


  • By the bay

With its pretty bayside location, Oakland sits in an enviable location.

  • Green spaces

If you like enjoying the great outdoors, you’ll find plenty of beautiful places to explore in the area.

  • Great climate

With its mild climate, Oakland is a lovely place to be all year round.

  • Thriving food and wine scene

From its high-quality restaurants to its urban wine trail, Oakland offers a host of gastronomic experiences.

  • Close to San Francisco

When you live in Oakland, you can also enjoy easy access to the many attractions and experiences that San Francisco has to offer.


  • Crime

Unfortunately, crime can be a problem in some neighborhoods in the area.

  • High cost of living

Housing costs in the desirable areas of Oakland are often quite high.

  • Overshadowed by San Francisco

Oakland is sometimes overshadowed by its neighbor across the bay, San Francisco.

  • Homelessness

Sadly, homelessness is also a problem in Oakland.

  • Road conditions

The Bay Area has an unfortunate reputation for having poorly maintained roads.

Famous Locations in Oakland

  • Lake Merritt

Covering 155 acres, Lake Merritt is one of Oakland’s most unique urban attractions. This tidal lagoon offers three miles of shoreline and is the ideal spot for anyone who wants to get outside or get active. It is also North America’s oldest wildlife refuge and is home to a diverse array of birdlife for added interest.

  • Oakland Museum of California

Want to learn more about the history, culture, and art of California? This popular attraction is a must-visit. From its vibrant gallery of California art to exhibits showcasing California’s diverse native habitats and ecosystems, there’s much to enjoy here for visitors of all ages.

  • Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

Located just a few miles from downtown Oakland, this 1,833-acre park offers a peaceful escape from the city. It’s home to a forest of majestic, 150-foot-tall redwoods, making it the ideal destination for nature lovers. If you like the gorgeous look of redwood, why not book a warehouse space with redwood floors near the Port of Oakland for your next event?