Placemaking and Venue Management2019-03-16T00:24:17+00:00

WE ARE COMMUNITY BUILDERS AND PLACEMAKERS

PLACEMAKING MEETS VENUE MANAGEMENT

Oakland Venue Management has pioneered a model that combines thoughtful community engagement with proven venue management practices to support Oakland events that attract visitors, increase opportunities for small business owners and promotes the culture in our town.

An essential part of our business model is intentionally creating inclusive solutions for venue operators that speak directly to the unique characteristics of communities in Oakland and East Bay. We work hard to achieve our goals of positive community impact through thoughtful community engagement, partnership, and strategic networking.

We are actively seeking clients with special event venues in the East Bay and surrounding areas. Our team will visit your facility to assess and discuss how we can help transform your space and make it an asset to the community.

Schedule a time to discuss how our model can maximize your venue to its full potential.

WHAT IS PLACEMAKING?

Placemaking is both a philosophy and a practical process for transforming public spaces.

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public and private spaces.

Placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.

WHAT IS VENUE MANAGEMENT?

Venue management includes activities or duties related to the operations of buildings such as performance theaters, concert halls, sports arenas, conference centers, and hotels.

Think of us as an extension of your team. We are on-site and work in-house to manage your facility and to transform the event experience for your guests and the community. We are here to help manage your venue space from beginning to end.

LOOKING FOR A VENUE IN DOWNTOWN OAKLAND?

THE FLIGHT DECK

What is the Flight Deck?

The Flight Deck is a collaborative arts space and performance venue in Downtown Oakland that features a theater, lobby/gallery, rehearsal studio, and co-working office. The Flight Deck hosts performances of all types, gallery shows, rehearsals, classes for youth and adults, and a membership program. The Flight Deck was created and is managed by host company Ragged Wing Ensemble, and is home to several other arts organizations and individual artists. The Flight Deck has hosted thousands of performances, rehearsals, classes, meetings and special events.

CALIFORNIA BALLROOM

Art Deco in the Heart of Oakland

Built in 1926, the 7,500-square-foot California Ballroom showcases a majestic high gold leaf ceiling, as well as a large stage with curtains and spotlights and a sizable dance floor. An invitation to this impressive Art Deco landmark — just a few blocks from picturesque Lake Merritt — is an occasion to look forward to.

 

1544 EVENTS

Building strong relationships in the community is our main goal.

Designed with versatility in mind, 1544 Events can accommodate events ranging from corporate meetings and conferences, trade shows, product launches, auctions, screenings, performances to weddings, intimate receptions, private parties and more  

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Located in the “heart” of downtown Oakland, at the crossroads of Downtown, Uptown and the Lake Merritt districts, 1544 Events sits conveniently located between two BART stations and is well served by a variety of nearby parking facilities. The midsize venue (3,000 square foot main venue hall with a 250 person capacity) is outfitted with a solid in-house audio video system that will meet most event requirements, space rental comes with access to a wide assortment of furniture (chairs, tables, cocktail rounds and a podium), and there is a 400 square foot “commercial” / catering kitchen on site.