Weddings & Social Events

Envision your big day at OMCA, a museum, a garden, and gathering place in the heart of Oakland. Designed to bring communities and families together, the OMCA Garden is the perfect setting for your wedding. Create an amazing guest experience with customized reception details that reflect your personality. 

Whether you’re looking for an elegant outdoor ceremony and reception or an intimate toast, the Oakland Museum of California offers an unparalleled atmosphere accented by native California landscaping, newly installed sculpture, and breathtaking views of Lake Merritt. Your guests will delight in an artful and memorable celebration as you begin your vibrant future together. Plus, every couple receives a free Museum membership as our wedding gift to you. Following the big day, you can continue to visit the place where your wedding story began!

Please contact the Event Sales Team for more information about availability and rates. We look forward to hosting your event soon.

Check out this OMCA wedding featured in The New York Times. Here’s what some of our guests say about us.

"All of our guests loved this venue. It is simply gorgeous and peaceful."


"We created the most beautiful event that we and all our guests will remember forever. Thank you, OMCA for making these wedding dreams of ours come true."


"OMCA itself is a stunning backdrop for a wedding, and requires very little additional decoration to make it feel wedding ready." 


"The OMCA was the perfect venue for our wedding. Centrally located for our guests, but felt like a tucked away corner in the city all to ourselves. We loved being able to have our entire wedding outdoors and the OMCA team was a fantastic partner to work with."

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