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Attend a funeral and the grounds and services were excellent. Gothic atmosphere and good staff for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rosa B
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Oakland, California
Like Hogwearts for the dead!

I adore Julia Morgan buildings and this is such a standout with it's high gothic library feel. The... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Jordan L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Attend a funeral and the grounds and services were excellent. Gothic atmosphere and good staff for details. Catered meal.

Thank Rosa B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I adore Julia Morgan buildings and this is such a standout with it's high gothic library feel. The multi level almost labyrinthian rooms are wonderful to explore with beautiful stained glass ceilings, & old mission tile work, plus little bubbling fountains. I love this place!

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Jen R, Manager at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Jordan, much like Hogwarts, we can't reveal any of the magical secrets hiding among our halls. We thank you for your very kind review.

Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a building where wakes and funerals are held, just outside the magnificent Mountain View Cemetery. Nice building.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Each summer solstice, 5 to 9 pm, Chapel of the Chimes hosts the Garden of Memory concerts, organized by the New Music Bay Area. The columbarium is a large building of intricate passages ways and small to medium sized chambers manifesting amazing acoustical clarity and...More

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Jen R, Manager at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Chris, thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our Garden of Memory concert. We love seeing guests explore the location as they follow along to the sounds of the different musicians. We hope to see...More

Reviewed June 14, 2018

Reviewed plot locations and cost associated to today’s prices. Noticed that the maintenance of the plots needs more tender love and care. Entering and exiting can get congested but that’s a good thing because folks are visiting their love ones and parking is no problem....More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

An attractive building at the entrance to the big cemeteries. The landscaping in the cemeteries and the views of the Bay far exceed any interest in this building.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Anyone who finds wandering cemeteries fascinating will appreciate this, along with a mix of architectural styles in a beautiful peaceful building.

Thank David N
Reviewed September 25, 2017

It's a somewhat pretty building. Used as a place for memorial services and funerals. Close to historic and beautiful cemeteries.

Thank Thomas V
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Thank you for visiting Chapel of the Chimes.

Reviewed May 27, 2017

This columbarium is a beautiful building inspired by Julia Morgan, the same architect who designed Hearst Castle. Inside are many floors with small chapels, mosaic fountains, gardens and comfortable sitting areas. It is done in a kind of gothic style. Inside are thousands of urns,...More

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. Thank you for visiting Chapel of the Chimes.

Reviewed April 26, 2017

My husband's choir gives concerts at the Chapel of the Chimes. It is always full and everyone is delighted by the Rockridge Chorale. We have a reception with food after the concert and it is hugely successful.

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