Frequently Asked Questions
Urban Adamah is happy to hold a tentative rental date up to 15 days before the event. You will hold right of first refusal, should another party be interested in the same date.
The campus has 120 black folding chairs and 15 two by six foot folding tables. In addition, there are tables and chairs for up to 32 people in the Camp Street Retreat Residence.
The Urban Adamah Rental Host is available at your event to help answer any questions you or your guests may have. They will happily lend a hand should a last minute need arise, and will help to ensure proper use of the site, including helping you stay on track with timing and closing responsibilities.
Because of the risk for fires, we do not allow candles on our site. The only exception to this rule is that we do allow candles to be used in religious services, only for the duration of those services and not for decoration purposes. Battery operated candles are a great alternative option for added ambiance. We do allow sterno cans, but as with any open flame, require someone from your group or catering team must be responsible for watching them at all times.
Depending on time of day and level of amplification, the City of Berkeley may require that an Amplified Sound Permit be obtained 30 days prior to all events with outdoor amplified music. If it is required, Urban Adamah can obtain your Sound Permit once a contract is signed. If you would like to have amplified music at your event, please discuss this with Ari Eisen.
Yes, you may serve alcohol at your event. When serving alcohol, we require the rental group to be fully responsible for ensuring that no alcohol is consumed by any guests who are younger than the legal age for consuming alcohol. Please be reminded that the legal drinking age in California is 21. You may not sell alcohol as part of your event.
We have a parking lot with 16 spaces and one ADA space. Plenty of off-street parking is also available, but please advise your guests that they may need to walk from as far as three blocks away to reach the venue. Also, please do not leave anything visible in your cars as a few guests have experienced break-ins.
Read more about accessibility on the farm.
We are located at the corner of Sixth Street and Harrison Street: 1151 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.
In a car: take I-580/I-80, exit at Gilman Street in Berkeley. Head east five blocks. Turn left onto Sixth Street Continue one block to the farm on the right.
Via AC Transit: take the 72/72R/72M along San Pablo Avenue. Use the Harrison Street/Gilman Street stop. Continue west five blocks to Sixth Street Visit Actransit.org for more information.
Via BART: the farm is a one and a half mile walk or car service ride from the North Berkeley station. Visit bart.gov for more information.
The Rental Host will break down all Urban Adamah owned equipment after the event has ended. The rental client is responsible for ensuring that all trash has been properly sorted and disposed of in our on-site trash repository. All required clean up must be completed by the end of the rental period. Read more about rental cleanup policy on our catering page.
With prior coordination, it may be possible to arrange pick-up and drop-off during Urban Adamah’s business hours, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. For off-hour pick-ups and drop offs, additional rental time may be purchased.
Depending on your group’s package, your guests may need to bring sheets and towels for their overnight retreat. All retreats include pillows and blankets. We recommend that guests who are sleeping in rooms with more than one person bring ear plugs. Guests may also want to bring any special food they need, though our kitchen is strictly vegetarian (kosher fish ok).
In addition to the nine standard bedrooms there are two ADA accessible bedrooms, with one full-size bed each. In order to book these rooms, we need at least one month advance notice. Please let us know if you need one or more of these rooms when you book your retreat.
The farm is a special place, full of non-human life. The plants and animals on here are our friends! And they do require delicate handling to be healthy. Our goats should not be fed unless accompanied by an Urban Adamah staff member. Our plants and produce should not be picked, as nearly everything we grow here on the farm is donated to people in our community who don’t have access to fresh food. Please remind your guests to be kind to our living friends on the farm.