The Craneway Pavilion has a historical significance of innovation and community. This 45,000 square foot iconic destination, The Craneway Pavilion is in the heart of the East Bay, adjacent to Berkeley and Marin County.
A spectacular indoor-outdoor environment, landmark architecture, and state-of-the-art infrastructure and amenities set the stage for cultural events, public gatherings and private affairs—of every size and every stripe—as unforgettable as the San Francisco Bay Area itself.
Craneway Pavilion is designed for maximum sustainability, combining the 21st century’s most forward-thinking building standards and green technologies with the structure’s original environmentally friendly features – including more than 40,000 panes of glass that welcome in an abundance of natural light.
The Craneway is also accessible by helicopter, BART and Amtrak (+ shuttles from nearby stations), car (the venue has 1,200 dedicated parking spaces), and by foot from the beautiful shoreline Bay Trail.
- Set on 25 breathtaking waterfront acres with panoramic 180-degree views
- Expansive 45,000 square-foot venue with flexible sizing for 250 to 5,000 guests
- 20,000 square-foot wharf patio creates flow between open-air and interior spaces
- State-of-the-art sound, lighting, communications and green power systems.
Designed by legendary 20th century industrial architect Albert Kahn, the building opened in 1932 as a Ford Motors production plant. During WWII, it was retooled to assemble tanks and jeeps, becoming a hub of homefront efforts that gave rise to “Rosie the Riveter.” It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988.