When we got invited to a rooftop wedding, my husband and I got very excited. I have always found them to be so romantic and private. I really wanted to do something like that for our wedding but we did one in the park and it was also very nice.
So here are some options for people that feel the same way that I do.
I recommend the Southside Hyatt House Terrace, this is the one that we attended.
It’s a brand new, modern hotel in a vibrant city area and the reception space is on a rooftop terrace under a tent with a cool lounge/ fire pit area attached. The website could use more pics because it’s a great space but here is a link to their wedding info. It was probably one of the mid range venues for this type of wedding, not super expensive, but also not the cheapest options. And if you want a nice lounge this is my number one choice. It was, wow!
Hotel Monaco is super cool, but I do believe their biergarten space is smaller than most weddings for a seated dinner. It’s a great cocktail space though or if you wedding is under 100 guests it may work.
Heinz History center has a neat deck overlooking the city on the 5th floor for a ceremony with an inside space for the reception. Their in house caterer Common Plea is incredible.
While the Gateway Clipper was also fun locale, the couple hosted a party their shower of sorts here. It was sort of pre-thank you for the core guests. They sent invitations for a wedding shower but it wasn’t really like that. The food was good in my oppinion, but everyone’s taste is different. The woman that sat next to make complained a bit about it but, here is the thing, she cleaned her plate so it couldn’t have been that bad. It was as if it was part of the game. She also complained that the couple hadn’t decorated enough. It was planned pretty impromptu so they had zero set up time, if you want to make it more personal this is never the best.
While it was really nice for the wedding shower I don’t think that I would recommend it for the actual wedding. For the same reason I don’t recommend LeMont.
Though the Le Mont (not a rooftop) still offers a wrap-around city view both inside and on their outdoor deck. Which might be worth it to some.
The University Club in Oakland has a rooftop patio that is used regularly for ceremonies and receptions. It’s a private club for university staff, faculty and alumni. But the cost is pretty low, something around $15 dollars a month to use the dining rooms and bars, extra if you want to use the gym. But it is also open to the public to rent the ballrooms, conference rooms, ect for parties, weddings, conferences.