Place for Bat Mitzvah Party

I am looking for a place to have a party for my daughter that will be fun for the kids and where we can hire our own caterer to satisfy the foodies (some adults) in the group. We expect about 100 people probably evenly divided between kids and adults. We will hire a dj so there must be room for dancing.  I did have a similar party for by son five years ago but it seems many of the locations are no longer available for kids events. 

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RE: Place for Bat Mitzvah Party ()

Sequoyah country club is nice.  

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The Snow Building just outside the Oakland Zoo could be a good option. Pretty affordable and you can bring in your own caterer. You would have to bring in entertainment, but it has a great view, tables and chairs and was a flexible space.

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Try the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley.  Meets all your needs and has a great view of the SF Bay as well.  Info here:  http://uucb.org/connection/rental/

Mazel tov!

RE: Place for Bat Mitzvah Party ()

Maybe the UC Botanical Garden would work. 

http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/rentals/

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My son had his bar mitzvah celebration at Rockin' Jump in Dublin, and it was a blast. It was a little different from yours - about 60+ kids and maybe 20 adults. We rented out the entire place and hired an outside caterer and balloon decorator. They supply the DJ. I was a little hesitant about having an unconventional party like that, but I'm glad we did. My son was absolutely thrilled with it, and all the kids seemed to be having a great time. I learned a few things along the way, so if you think you are interested, feel free to contact me.

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We had our daughter's bat mitzvah party at Warehouse 416 in Oakland in June and it worked great. They are open to any caterer. It's very casual and fun and was great for a DJ. We had about 90 people, half kids and half adults. There is also a separate room for anyone who wants to be somewhere a little quieter. They have a fair number of bar/bat mitzvahs there. http://warehouse416.com/

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  We used the Northbrae Community Church.  They are unbelievable cheap for a religious event which includes a bar/bat mitzvah party.  They have a kitchen and parking.  Its in Berkeley  on the Alameda near Solano.   Its a nice space and we had a DJ also.   

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have you checked northbrae community church in berkeley? i know it sounds odd to have the party at a church, but we just booked our second daughter's bat mitzvah and party there. the first one was a great success. the fee is reasonable, there's a full kitchen that's well stocked with pots/pans/serving pieces, and they can easily accommodate your size group. (we hired a mexican restaurant for the catering and they set up a stand right outside the hall.) i know they book up well in advance, and have lots of bar/bat mitzvah's there. mazel tov!

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We had a wonderful experience at Easton Hall at UC Divinity School.