Summer's coming and people begin asking where a special event could be held. The Oakland Visitor's Bureau worked up a list of nine venues, several of which surprised me. Who knew the classy Art Deco Fox Theatre was available for you and 2,000 of your closest friends, LOL?
But seriously, it was nice to see Kaiser Gardens on the list--my niece got married there back in 2007. It is a glorious space on a nice day. When the restaurant closed, so did the KG's special events for a while, but apparently they are back in business for someone's special day. This is the former Kaiser Aluminum bldg at 300 Lakeshore Ave. on Lake Merritt; the gardens are at the back of the bldg on the mezzanine level.