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The Overlook is a fully furnished venue with a wide variety of furniture and equipment available for your event upon request.  Other and/or additional furniture and décor can be rented through one of our Preferred Vendors at current rental rates. Please refer to the Furniture & Equipment List and the Turn Key Floor Plan for details.



WEEKDAYS (4 Hour Minimum) | 8:00AM – 5:00PM (Limited Availability) | 5:00PM – 12:00AM 

WEEKENDS (6 Hour Minimum) | 8:00AM – 4:00PM | 4:00PM – 12:00AM


Events are booked for one timeslot or the FULL DAY.  The entire event, including setup and breakdown, must be incorporated into each individual timeslot or it will be billed the FULL DAY rate. 



The Overlook is ideal for large groups from 50 up to 600 people.  Our venue is not ideal for groups of 50 or less due to the size of the venue and the proximity of the individual spaces.



Complimentary Wi-Fi is included with all rentals.  The client and its guest will be provided with the password at the time of the event.


AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES Standard A/V Package | $250 

Includes Audio Mixing Board w/ two Satellite Speakers, 1 corded and 1 wireless microphone, Flat Panel Monitor on Stand, video & audio connections to a computer and setup of the system.  Digital Projector is available upon request. Additional equipment can be rented, at client’s expense, through Oakland Audio-Visual Services Inc.



Event Security is required for all events which exceed 120 people.  A minimum of one security guard is required per 120 people, additional guards may be required depending on the scope of the event and the venue rental.  Each security guard is billed at $60/Hr. with a 4 Hour minimum per guard.



All meeting and events must be covered by client-provided liability insurance.  Special Event Insurance can be purchased at Event Helper -  Please refer to our Venue Insurance Requirements document for specific details.



The Overlook is easily accessible and located 2 blocks from the 19th Street BART Station in Downtown Oakland.  

Garage Parking is available on premises through The Kaiser Center Parking Garage and is available until midnight Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday the garage is available for rent for an additional fee. The Garage is accessible from the corner of 20th and Harrison Streets.

Street Parking is available on all streets surrounding The Overlook.  Parking is metered from 8am-6pm Monday through Saturday.



A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $1,500 is required to hold the date for your event.  This deposit will be applied to the overall booking.  This deposit places a hold for the date on our calendar. If the date is challenged with another rental offer, you will be given 48 hours to secure the date with the 50% booking deposit, or the date will be released. 


A booking deposit of 50% of the estimated full contract fee is due at contract signing. The remaining balance is due one month prior to the event.


In the case of cancellation:

  • The date-hold deposit is completely NON-REFUNDABLE in the case of cancellation.

  • More than 90 days prior to the event: 100% of the booking deposit is refunded.

  • 30 to 90 days prior to the event: 100% of the booking deposit is retained.

  • Less than 30 days before the event: 100% of the full contract fee is retained.


A REFUNDABLE venue deposit of $1,000 (damage deposit - $750 | cleaning deposit - $250) will be added to the invoice at the time of booking and will be held up to 2 weeks after the event and shall be returned, in part or in full, once the property has been inspected for damages from the event, and any cleaning has been scheduled and performed.



EXTENDED OCCUPANCY: Prior arrangements must be made and approved for all events more than the half day or full day rental 


OVERAGE PENALTY:  We will assess a fee at the hourly rate of the space rental plus 2x the hourly cost of staffing for any non-approved occupancy, such as early arrival or late departure.



All events featuring food are subject to an outside catering fee of $800 or 10% of the overall budget, whichever is greater.  This fee is waived if using one of our in-house preferred catering partners.


Please enquire for or list of In House and Partner Catering Companies.  Port Kitchens, LLC manages all food inquiries for The Overlook at The Port Workspaces.



Alcohol Service is exclusively offered by RAISE THE ROOT, LLC for all events.

Full Service Catering & Pricing options are available upon request.




PORT KITCHENS | CATERING RENTAL | $600 (4 Hr. Min) | $150/Additional Hr. (All Inclusive*)

4 Hour Kitchen Rental, 4 Tabletops, Cooler Storage & Use of Dish Area)

*Additional fees will apply depending on extended kitchen space needs & storage requirements.


Availability | Mon-Fri 6AM-2AM, Weekends 8AM-4PM, 4PM-2AM, or Full Day

Capacity | Up to 6 People in the kitchen

Equipment | (2x) Full Sheet Ovens, (2x) Half Sheet Convection Ovens, 24" Char-broiler, 36"Griddle, 4 Burners, 24” Salamander Broiler


- $250 Cleaning Deposit

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