New lakeside venue


Courtesy of The Lake Chalet

I don't think there's anything more charming or romantic than a waterside wedding. And if you agree, then you'll want to check out the newly remodeled Municipal Boat House on Oakland's Lake Merritt, which now houses the Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill.

The private Lake and Gondola Rooms—located at opposite ends of the building—extend out over the lake, and both feature wrap-around views, hardwood floors, and a warm, modern atmosphere. Gondola cruises even depart from the restaurant's dock.

Looking for more Northern California venues? Head to for hundreds of options. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Northern California

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