A 45,000 square feet solar-powered event venue on the San Francisco Bay. The Craneway commands sweeping skyline views of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges. The space accommodates from 250 to 5,000 guests.
The Craneway Pavilion, originally designed by the renown architect, Albert Kahn, offers soaring 55-foot ceilings, three window walls with Bay views, and a classic, loft-like industrial chic atmosphere.
Originally completed in 1930 as a Ford Model A Factory, the structure was retooled in 1942 as a World War II depot. “Rosies” prepared virtually, every jeep and tank destined for the Pacific Theater and built Victory Ships in the formerly adjacent Kaiser Shipyards. Ford Point includes the visitor center of the Rosie the Riveter National Park, which is dedicated to the home-front war effort, racial integration in the workplace, and the changing role of women in America.
Located at Ford Point, the Craneway lies ten minutes north of Berkeley and ten minutes east of Marin County on the terminus of the Bay Trail on the Richmond, California waterfront. The Craneway can host corporate parties and events, weddings, festivals, concerts, and roller skating. The adjacent restaurant serves fresh, seasonal food and drink daily.
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The Craneway Pavilion at Ford Point
1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, CA 94804
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