Facility Use for Events

Oakland Center for Spiritual Living is the perfect venue for your upcoming party, workshop, concert, wedding, memorial, or other event.

We are located in the upper Rockridge area of the Oakland Hills at 5000 Clarewood Drive, the Oakland Center for Spiritual Living can be reached using the Broadway exit off of Hwy 24 or the Moraga or Broadway Terrace exit off of Hwy 13.

This easy freeway access makes it a great central location to all of the East Bay.

Please contact our Rental Usage Coordinator Susan Brecker for additional information, to schedule a tour of our facility or to schedule your event. Call Susan at (510) 547-1979 ext. 4, or e-mail Sbrecker@oaklandcsl.org.


Facility Rentals

Whether you are a seasoned event planning pro or you’re planning your first gathering, putting any event together can be difficult. Weddings, parties, workshops, and other events require things like catering, entertainment, transportation planning, and more important considerations. Perhaps the biggest decision is where to host the event, as the venue likely has the biggest impact on the feel and functionality of the event.

If you’re planning an event in the East Bay, it can be tough to find the perfect place. Luckily, we have the perfect solution in our Spiritual Center. We offer facility rentals for all sorts of events, and our property has everything you need to wow your guests and help them feel welcome.

In the sections to follow, we will discuss the role our Center can play in different types of events. Anyone can rent our facility, and we would love to provide more information if you are interested in hosting an event with us.


We have hosted many parties for various occasions over the years, including birthday parties, company celebrations, anniversaries, and other happy occasions. Our facility is versatile enough to handle large celebrations with over 100 guests or smaller, intimate events. We have different spaces for different events, including our 2,000 square foot social hall for large gatherings and smaller workshop spaces which are perfect for birthday parties and smaller events. Read More …


We love to host our own concerts regularly and we also open our concert space up for rentals. Because we use our facility for concerts often, it’s set up and ready to go for any type of music. We have sound engineers on staff who can help ensure your concert sounds great, and our Social Hall is large enough to house concerts with many attendees. Read More …


Planning a funeral to honor a passed loved one is always difficult, but our team is here to help. Our venue is an ideal place to allow people to pay their respects in a welcoming environment. We offer a spiritual setting which is designed to welcome people of all backgrounds, and our facility can be configured to host respectful and functional funerals. Read More …


Our Center’s Sanctuary and Social Hall are the ideal places for a wedding ceremony and reception. Over the years we have hosted many weddings, and these spaces can be customized and decorated to look exactly the way you want them to for your special day. Read More …


Because we have spaces ranging in size from classrooms to the Social Hall, we can house workshops of all types and sizes. We have hosted companies holding educational sessions, interest groups discussing their programs, and other workshop-style events in the past, and our Center can cater to your unique needs. Read More …

We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about your event. We have a dedicated team of event pros who can help every step of the way. To get started with your event planning process, give us a call today.



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Our Sanctuary – This is a beautiful, sacred space, and seats 250 people. Perfect for weddings or memorials, we have also hosted concerts, panels and forums, and other types of events.  A/V is available (additional cost for AV – sound tech).

Our Social Hall
– Measuring approximately 40 by 50 feet, our social hall is a great multi-purpose open space with recently refinished hardwood floor and a high ceiling. Capacity is 200 for a reception (no chairs), 150 theatre seating, and 100 for sit-down dinner set-up. This is our most versatile space, and our most popular rental.

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Our Parking – Our main parking lot consists of 108 parking spaces, five of which are designated handicapped. There is additional street parking on Clarewood Drive both up and downhill from the Center for about as far as one would care to walk.
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Our Kitchen – We have a full commercial kitchen that we use weekly for an after-service meal.

“My wife and I are so glad that we chose the Oakland Center for Spiritual Living for our wedding ceremony. The facility and its staff exceeded our expectations in every respect. The sanctuary is colorful, warm and welcoming – a perfect setting where our guest of different faiths and backgrounds could feel comfortable and included. The Center truly provides the ambiance of a sacred space and peaceful oasis that is conductive to a meaningful celebration. Most important, the Center staff worked closely with us to find the best way to utilize the facility and actualize every detail of our vision for the event. Everything was perfect.”

V.F - 9/16/2019

“Much love and respect to your Facility coordinator and on-site staff during our event. All of those who supported us were just a delight to work with and super comforting throughout the process leading up to our event. The attention to detail was greatly appreciated. The Oakland Center for Spiritual Living is just the perfect place to have an event and we are so pleased we found you. We plan on doing it again next year!”

J.P. - 6/10/2018

“Thank you for your support in making our mother’s memorial service a wonderful experience.”
A.G. - 12/20/2017

“Thank you for your honest, friendly and all around genuine service you provided my family and friends. The Oakland Center is such a gem! I look forward to many more events at your beautiful Center.”

R.L. - 05/05/2017