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Jul 19, 2006 06:33 PM

Party venues for 150 people

In need of Chowhounder help!

I've just been nominated to find a venue for my firm's holiday party. Any hidden treasures? We're looking to host a dinner-dance for 150 people in either San Francisco or Berkeley/Oakland. Great food and beautiful views a plus. We were spoiled last year when we had a luncheon at the Casa Madrona in Sausalito on a beautiful, warm December day.

Have already checked out the following locations:
Asian Art Museum
The Waterfront Restaurant

Thanks in advance!

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  1. I've heard the Oakland Zoo is fabulous with a view.

      1. I recently held my wedding reception for about 100 people in the private room at the Cliff House.The view was spectacular and we have received tons of compliments on the food, particularly the blue cheese salade and the filet mignon. I was frankly quite surprised by how good the food was. The wine list is also excellent, though expensive. I am not certain that the room can hold that many people for dinner and dancing, though they may have larger spaces available.

        1. The Carnelian Room has a great view....too bad the food is mediocre.
          I believe that you can host an event at the Davis Symphony Hall. The SF Zoo is another interesting venue

          1. The Hearbst Theater has a Green Room that is beautiful and has big doors that open onto a patio looking right into city hall. very nice, and not too big. maybe a little pricey.

            also Kelly's Mission Rock is at 817 China Basin Way (or maybe Terry B Francois way - something like that). They have three or so areas and they all have huge windows looking out on the bay. and big patios with heaters. it is a really neat building. although i might get it catered by someone else, the food is so-so.