Lake Chalet – Chalet Restaurant Group

Lake Chalet – Chalet Restaurant Group

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties


Located on the Jewel of Oakland, Lake Merritt, Lake Chalet features an expansive dock for seating 300+ guests, two heated dock wings, 3 indoor private rooms and 3 bars. Lake Chalet is built at Lake Merritt’s Municipal Boat House, constructed originally in 1909.
The dock provides a picturesque space for receptions, breakfasts, lunches, dinners and entertainment, while the interior wings of the restaurant provide accomdations for meetings and private events.
The Gondola Room provides 3 walls of windows and two balconies overlooking Lake Merritt, with it’s own dedicated bar, kitchen, bathrooms, and entrace. The two dock wings may be combined with the adjacent fire pits, providing a blend of formal and casual between cocktails and dinner. The interior of the restaurant showcases two beautiful bars overlooking the Lake, as well as 3 separate dining rooms. The Private Dining Room is adorned with a fireplace, A/V, windows on 3 sides, and may be configured for a formal or casual event.
The entire venue may be bought-out for very large private events, or can serve as the perfect space for smaller all-day meetings in one of its many private spaces.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 80
  • Largest Theatre Style: 200
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 200
  • Largest Seated Reception: 400
  • Largest Standing Reception: 600

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Eco-Friendly
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Paid Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


1520 Lakeside Drive,
Oakland, California 94612


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • OAK - 18 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • OAK - 18 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Oakland, San Francisco

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


WiFi, Projectors, TVs, Handheld Mic

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes