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Lake Merritt Sailboat House
568 Bellevue Avenue,
The Lake Merritt Sailboat House is staircased aloft Lake Merritt with and elevated entrance providing handicap accessibility, escorting guests to a striking banquet room with adjustable track lighting, full service kitchen, side terrace, vast deck and floor to ceiling glass windows illuminating the room with natural light.
Create the perfect ambiance and surround guest with spectacular views of Lake Merritt. Capture the spirit of Oakland in this private setting by hosting various events including wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate and private events and celebrations of all kinds.
Rental Area & Room Capacity
The rental area includes the kitchen and balcony.
- Rental Application (English)
- Rental Application (Chinese)
- Rental Application (Spanish)
- Rental Procedure (Chinese)
- Rental Procedure (Spanish)
- Oakland Police Department Permit
- Credit Card Authorization Form
- Formal/Semi-Formal Chaperone Agreement
Below are the downloadable floor plans and sample setups for users to save and print. Allowing the user to preview the entire facility and aid in planning an event.
- Sample Setup - provides sample layouts of the room/facility.
- Setup Sheet - is a printable form for users to print out, fill in, and return to Parks and Recreation when they want to rent a facility.
Catering & Rental Information
You may hire a caterer from the Non-Exclusive Approved Catering List or choose the non-catered option. If you choose the non-catered option, you must comply with the Caterers Opt-Out Regulations and Expectations and pay the additional Caterers Opt-Out fee.
Print out of Caterer List: Click Here
- Blue Heron
- RedDoor Catering
- Culinary Excellence
- LaBonne Cuisine
- Market Hall Caterers
- Checkers Catering & Special Events
- Venga Paella Catering
- Emerald Catering
- Trumpet Vine Events
Please contact any of these caterers as you prepare for your exciting event.
Parking inside Lakeside Park on Bellevue Avenue is $2.00 for two hours (or $10 for all day parking) during weekdays and $5 all day parking on the weekend and holidays. The parking operating hours are from 7:30am until dusk.
Please contact Central Reservations for more information and to reserve Parks and Recreations rental facilities.