If you are looking for a fabulous place in Oakland to have a wedding reception or party check out Camino on Grand Avenue. I was so impressed with the food (who knew that fava beans and beets could be so delish?). The ambiance is delightful, their staff are charming, and the food is mouthwatering. Camino is a wonderful new addition to the Lake Merritt area and definitely worth a visit. There is a great review of the restaurant here with more details.