Memorable Berkeley, CA Weddings And Retreats in the Bay Area
For your group events the Rose Garden Inn proudly offers the Fay House.
Built in 1903, and converted to guest rooms in 1989 the Fay House is one of the original Victorian mansions that lined Telegraph Avenue. It has proudly overlooked 100 years of progress while maintaining the old world charm that made houses of this era so special. When renovated for guest rooms the house was re-plumbed so that all nine of the guest rooms would have private baths - as well as public rest room on the first floor. With period wall paper and gorgeous woodwork - stepping into the Fay House really is like taking a step back in time.
Featuring 9 guest rooms the Fay House is perfect for housing your corporate meetings, team building events, family reunions or wedding parties. With complimentary WIFI and 32" flat screen TV's - you won't need to trade modern amenities for the historic feel. There is just something special about your guests having their own private "home" to share - rather than just average hotel rooms. Plus - they will still get to enjoy our table leg busting full American Buffet breakfast served every morning complimentary.
Book A Mansion
Book a mansion which includes rental of the 9 rooms - your group will have private access as well to the Fay Parlor. The large parlor on the first floor has accessible ramping and works perfectly for business meetings, team building, or just a private gathering spot for your guests. So - in essence - your overnight guests will pay your meeting room rental fees. For a nominal fee, the Salon can even be set for seated dining functions - and will hold up to 32 people comfortably.
Since the Fay House is a converted home - there are several types of accommodations encompassed in the nine rooms. Please find the descriptions of the individual rooms following.
Fay 1: Edwardian Double. This is the smallest room in the Fay House, but not small on style. With one full size bed and private bath - this room is definitely cozy - but perfect for one person or a couple.
Fay 2: Edwardian Queen / Twin. One of the rooms in Fay with an extra bed, Fay 2 is perfect for adults needing two beds, or for a couple with a child. There is one Queen size bed, and one Twin size bed. The twin is against the wall - so it can also be used as a day bed - providing extra seating for the room.
Fay 3: Fay Suite. One the first floor of the Fay House - this suite was originally the gentleman's smoking parlor. Real mahogany paneling adorns the walls. There is a sitting area with a large gas fireplace, refrigerator and microwave. The King size bed is in a separate area. Finally there is a really large bathroom with both a claw foot tub and standing shower. This room is truly lavish.
Fay 4: Deluxe Queen Bridge View. On the second floor of the Fay House - this room features two large picture windows with views to the North of the Berkeley Hills and to the West of the Bay. This larger than average queen size room features picture windows overlooking the Berkeley Hills to the North and the Bay to the West. Light and airy - this room is perfect for our sunny California days.
Fay 5 & Fay 6: Edwardian Queens. These are our basic room style - but the rooms are far from basic. Beautiful décor and stained glass windows give them a homey feel. Larger than average hotel rooms - they provide a comfortable accommodation for your guests.
Fay 7: Junior Suite King/Twin: Fay 7 is a very large room on the second floor of the Fay House. Originally the master bedroom it features both a King and additional twin bed, beautiful curved window seat, stained glass windows, a fireplace, refrigerator and microwave.
Fay 8: Honeymoon Suite: This room takes the majority of the third floor of the house. Originally built as the servant's quarters, the honeymoon suite still has the original maple paneling, hardwood floors and built in twin window seats. There is a king bed as well as a living room area. The room is approximately 300 square feet, so there is plenty of room to gather, or get ready for your special day.
Fay 9: Deluxe Queen Balcony View. This is a very nice queen room - but what really makes it is the large balcony with expansive views of the Berkeley Hills and Bay. On clear days you really can see the entire SF skyline from the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge. This is the perfect spot to relax and have a glass of wine at the end of a busy day while enjoying breathtaking views of the bay.
If you are ready to provide your guests with something truly special for their next gathering, please contact us. The Fay House truly is a surprisingly affordable alternative to standard hotel rooms and bland meeting spaces. Plus your guests will appreciate the caring service and attention that only a small hotel can provide.