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UUCB is conveniently located on a hilltop in the East Bay in Contra Costa County. Our facility offers a panoramic view of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge and parking for 200 cars. We are a welcoming community providing an elegant tranquil space for weddings, memorials, bar and bat mitzvah celebrations, Islamic and Hindu celebrations, birthday parties, community events, meetings and workshops. Our Sanctuary also provides excellent acoustics for concerts, musical recordings and practice sessions. We will be delighted to work with you to accommodate your needs.
Our rental facilities include the Sanctuary, Atrium, outside Terrace, Fireside Room, Social Hall, commercial kitchen, and audio-visual support. Available musical instruments include an Aeolian Skinner organ, two grand pianos, two baby grands, and a harpsichord.
We will be happy to help you put together a personalized package of suitable spaces, instrumental and audio-visual support for your celebration or event. Please send our Executive Director an e-mail for scheduling, an individualized pricing estimate, or to make an appointment for a tour.
Our sanctuary is the center of worship at UUCB. Soaring beams and stone walls create a feeling of grace and simple elegance for weddings and other rites of passage. It is acoustically superb and an excellent venue for concerts and recording.
Size: 81 ft x 52 ft (door to chancel steps) 35 ft x 52 ft (chancel) | Capacities: 400 seated
Guests at UUCB first enter this light-filled space, framed by living rubber trees. Through a row of glass doors, they look past the central fountain to the Terrace and its gorgeous views of the Bay beyond. In addition to offering central access to the Sanctuary, Terrace and Social Hall, the Atrium can be configured for stand-up receptions or sit-down meals.
Size: 56 ft x 52 ft | Capacities: 200 standing, 175 seated, 130 at table
UUCB’s terrace is one of the jewels of our facility. An expanse of red brick, dotted with plantings and surrounded by mature trees, it overlooks the spectacular vista of San Francisco Bay and city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tamalpais and the Marin Headlands. If you’re lucky enough to be here at sunset, prepare to have your breath taken away…
Size: 56 ft x 52 ft | Capacities: 175 standing, 130 seated, 70 at table
The elegant Fireside Room adjoins the outside Terrace and the Social Hall. Fully equipped with audio-visual devices and a Baldwin baby grand piano, it can be configured for small weddings, memorials, lectures, meetings, and many other events.
Size: 30 ft x 33 ft | Capacities: 100 standing, 72 seated, 50 at table.
UUCB’s Social Hall is an expansive room with a working stage and smooth concrete floors perfect for dancing and dining, presentations to large groups, or hosting a theatrical event. The adjacent commercial kitchen makes catering your event very convenient!
Size: 64 ft x 52 ft | Capacities: 250 standing, 238 seated, 220 at table
UUCB’s professional kitchen includes two convection ovens, a regular oven, a gas range, a Hobart Sanitizer for washing dishes, and an industrial refrigerator. It adjoins the Social Hall.
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley