Meeting Space in Downtown Oakland in Historic Grove Building

Do you need an affordable, accessible space for a workshop, meeting, conference, presentation or reception?

Are you involved in any downtown Oakland event and need a break-out space, or a temporary office for your group?

The Grove Building Conference Center in Uptown Oakland is an affordable venue now available for rent! Our newly renovated multi-use space is available for conferences, workshops, trainings, yoga studio, auditions & rehearsals, parties, and more!

A recent renter booked the space for a retreat for 50 people and shared this review: “Wonderful staff in a great building. Participants loved the space and the nearby restaurants. We held a meditation retreat, and so there was a drawback: there was sometimes a fair amount of street noise.”


PeerSpace review: “This was a beautiful space for holding our event. We rented the room on a Saturday to teach a class to 15 Students and it was perfect. The room was very spacious, clean, and quiet. There is a nice sized kitchen connected to the room which was helpful for keeping our drinks refrigerated throughout the day. The bathrooms were all very tidy and the two gentlemen who assisted us in setting up for our meeting were extremely helpful and kind. The communication with the building’s Manager, Shay, was exceptional. We will absolutely be returning to the Grove Building to host our future meetings!”

Our ground floor location, with direct sidewalk access and free parking, is just a few blocks away from the Federal Building, 5 minutes walking distance to downtown and Oakland City Hall. Three walk-able blocks to 19th Street BART and one block from freeway access to 980, 580, 880 and Highway 24. It is wheelchair accessible.

Rental fees are $75/hour with a 3-hour minimum. We offer a 10% discount to non-profit organizations for 8+ hours. A non-refundable 30% deposit is required two weeks before the booking.

Renters will need to provide a proof of insurance coverage and secure a Certificate of Liability naming Family Paths, Inc. as an Additional Insured.

Submitting an application does not guarantee the space is available. Our Facilities Manager will be in touch within 72 hours to go over your application and confirm your rental.

The dimensions of the conference room are 25′ x 35’ (875sq. ft.), and the room has a maximum capacity of 60. The Grove Building is a secure building, with intercom access. Access to the building is via intercom. Renters can buzz in their own attendees/late comers. There is ADA access to the building via ramp.

There is no smoking inside the building, but there is a seating area outside in the parking lot. Outside catering is allowed.
The space is situated in the Historic Grove Building, built in Art Deco style like the Oakland Paramount and the Fox Theater.

It has the following amenities, all of which are included as part of room rental:

• WiFi
• IP Conference Phone
• Data Projector and Projection Screen
• White Board
• Easel
• Flat-screen television and DVD player
• Mini fridge, microwave, coffee percolator
• Vending machines with snacks and drinks
• Full climate control
• 20 comfortable conference chairs and 40 comfortable fold-up chairs
• Up to 8 tables (6′ x 2′)
• Bathrooms with diaper changing stations
• Building has attached parking lot for 20 cars
• Free parking in the building lot after 5:00 pm and on weekends
• Lots of street parking available after 5:00 pm and on weekends


Our Facilities Manager will be in touch to discuss your needs and confirm your reservation.

NEED MORE INFO OR HAVE QUESTIONS? You can email Shay Black, Facilities Manager, at sblack@familypaths.org or call 510-893-9230 xt 245.