Venue for a sweet 16 party?

Hi parents, my daughter wants a sweet 16 party and I am looking for a place to host it, any suggestions would be appreciated! Our "wants" are: space for about 50 kids to dance, and 6 or so adults to supervise 2) DJ is allowed and won't bother the neighbors 3) does not require us to use a caterer (she wants pizza) 4) in Oakland/Berkeley are 5) Has some outdoor space as well as it is in the summer. Thanks so much!

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The building at Lake Temescal is WONDERFUL.  I guess I'd look under parks and rec.  Also, have you checked out peerspace?  Some great spaces there.  Happy Birthday sweet 16!!

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You could try Joaquin Miller Community Center in Joaquin Miller Park. Sounds like a cool party!

It is located in Joaquin Miller Park with lots of hiking trails. The Community Center has plenty of parking, a big room, an outdoor deck and a view of the bay.

https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/submit-joaquin-miller-community-cente...

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I'll recommend the Humanist Hall in Oakland on 27th St in between Broadway and Telegraph. It's an old school social hall type venue, with a modest kitchen space, a stage and a large outdoor backyard space with oak trees and a fire pit. It's not fancy, but it has all the elements you need and the owners/caretakers David and Florence are very kind and will let you decorate. http://humanisthall.net/wp/  Good luck!

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I have rented space at the UU Church in Oakland, corner of 14th and Castro.  They have a big space where you can have dancing and tables and are not particular about what food you bring in.  Seems you can be as noisy as you like on a Friday or Saturday night. Also, I have attended two parties at St. Albans in Albany where there was a dj/band and dancing.  The size of their social hall might actually be better for a group the size you are considering.  It's a pretty space and my friends who hosted the parties told me it was reasonably priced.  Sounds like fun!

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Berkeley Yacht Club comes to mind. Or other area yacht clubs.

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I recommend the Arlington Park Clubhouse (which is technically in El Cerrito but not too far from Berkeley), or Live Oak Park. Both have indoor-outdoor and no neighbors too close by. I don't have experience renting from Oakland Parks, but they probably have the same types of rentals.

http://el-cerrito.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Arlington-Park-Clubhou...

https://www.cityofberkeley.info/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Recreation/Live_Oak...

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Check out the Humanist Hall on 27th St. in Oakland's Uptown area.  It's an older but charming building with lots of windows, a stage, and a kitchen, and it does have a decent-sized outdoor area as well.  They allow you to bring your own food + drink, and they are very reasonably priced.  I had my 50th b-day there and it was wonderful.  Because it's very DIY, you can decorate as you like, so I think it would be great for a sweet 16 party as well.

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Berkeley tennis club?

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Sequoia Lodge sounds like it might fit the bill. It's a city of Oakland property and you can self cater (there is a kitchen onsite). There is outdoor space, and I've been to events there with enough room for a DJ and dancing without being so overwhelmingly large that the space would look empty with 50 people.