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About The Bellevue Club

The Clubhouse is situated on the northern shore of Lake Merritt and is a class “A” steel and concrete building of perfect French design of the Louis XIV and XV periods. The impressive six story structure, whose exterior gives the effect of stone, cost over a half a million dollars in 1926.

On entering the building, the high ceilinged, ivory paneled rooms lend an atmosphere of indefinable charm and luxury. The basic motif for the interior decoration was inspired by Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon and has achieved the atmosphere, appearance and intimacy of a large, well-ordered home rather than the formality of a typical club.





Event Planning

Our event planners are here to make sure your event is a success!


Complete meal and beverage service provided by The Bellevue Club Chef and staff, who are so creative and reliable that you will not even want to consider an outside caterer. And, neither do we!

Event Spaces

A large variety of room sizes available to accommodate events of any size.


Wireless internet in most common spaces.


Convenient on-site parking for attendees.


Overnight accommodations available for guests.

Bridal Rooms

Comfortable changing room for bridal parties.

Meeting Essentials

For business meetings, we have audio-visual services, microphone and podium, fax, and photocopying.



The Bellevue Club Foundation

Established to Preserve a Historic National Treasure

The Bellevue Club Foundation is an IRS Code 501(c)(3) non-profit organization charged with insuring the architectural integrity and safety of a unique Historic Place. The Director of the National Park Service has announced placement of The Bellevue Club (Women’s Athletic Club of Alameda County since 1929) on the National Register of Historic Places. Shortly after incorporation of the Club, March 19, 1926, the architectural firm of Roeth and Bangs was employed to design this stunning Beaux Arts building. The Bellevue Club is the anchor of the Bellevue Staten Historic Preservation District, and has also been listed in the California Register of Historical Resources.

The Bellevue Club is well known as a private social and fitness club. The variety of well-appointed rooms and range of service have made The Bellevue Club a sought after venue and community resource for businesses, visitors, and celebrants. Many a marriage has been performed in its splendid Mural Lounge and its vast Ballroom illuminated with crystal chandeliers. Generations of Oakland and Piedmont citizens have celebrated family events and holiday parties at The Bellevue Club.

The Club’s delightful overnight guest rooms overlooking scenic Lake Merritt provide bed and breakfast comfort. On-site parking is guaranteed for guests. Members have reciprocal club privileges at hundreds of private clubs worldwide. Likewise, Reciprocal Club members from many Countries and States visit The Bellevue Club, adding to the diversity of social conversations and learning activities. For business people, The Bellevue Club offers a variety of rooms for meetings, workshops, and seminars. A virtual tour may be seen at, as well as photos of local points of interest.

Your Contributions Make This Possible

Members and their guests unwind in the club’s fitness center and enjoy a swim in its large, heated indoor pool. Above all, The Bellevue Club offers an old-world charm and atmosphere that modern facilities simply cannot match. You are invited to help the Bellevue Club Foundation preserve this unique, historic building. Your contribution will make needed safety and accessibility repairs possible. Please make a generous donation today: cash, check, credit card, or stock, or a bequest in your estate plan, are all appreciated. Your tax adviser can provide information on the tax benefit to you of a contribution to this IRS Code 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose tax identification number is 91-2155827.

Donations to Bellevue Club Foundation
525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, 94610

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Oakland’s unique private club overlooking the birds and boats at Lake Merritt. A premier social and fitness club in a stunning Beaux Arts on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Facility Hours

Everyday: 6am - 10pm


525 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610-5096


Phone: 510-451-1000
Fax: 510-832-0219

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