• Location, location, location: in the heart of the East Bay convenient to the 580 freeway - 10min from Berkeley, 5min from the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge, and 15min from the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Nearest major airport: OAK 22.5 miles, 20min, SFO 27miles, 30-60min (depending on traffic).  MAP
  • Stunning views: 180-degree waterfront views of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, Oakland, Berkeley and the Bay.
  • Breathtaking Sunset: Classic western sunsets over Angel Island and Mt. Tamalpais. Stunning views of the San Francisco skylights.
  • Historic Building: Ford Assembly Building dating back to 1931 (History)
  • Ferry accessible: Fully functioning dock accessible by private ferry from many Bay Area waterfront locations, including downtown San Francisco (less than 25 minutes from pier 3 or 33). 
  • Helicopter accessible.
  • Public Transit accessible: BART and Amtrak (+ shuttles from nearby stations), and by foot or bicycle from shoreline Bay Trail. Directions
  • Craneway Parking Plan (PDF)
  • Craneway Pavilion & Conference Center MAP (PDF)
  • Craneway Evacuation Plan (PDF)


Sample Floor Plans

  • Craneway Pavilion:

Craneway Pavilion - Blank (PDF)

Craneway Stage Plan 1, Plan 2, Plan 3 (PDF, 3 pages)

Craneway Table Plan 1 (PDF) Craneway Table Plan 2 (PDF)

Craneway Chairs Plan (PDF)

Craneway Booth Plan (PDF)

  • Craneway Skyway & Conference Center:

Craneway Conference Center (PDF)

Craneway Conference Center - Sample Wedding Plan (PDF)

Things to Do

  • Welcome to Richmond Map PDF
  • Craneway Pavilion and Assemble Restaurant: The awe-inspiring Craneway Pavilion is as state-of-the-art as it is historic – the building features original floors, brickwork, window panes, pulleys and an entire crane left as artifacts. The Assemble Restaurant serves fresh local food set among original refirbished equipment from the Ford Plant boiler room.
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park Visitor Education Center:  The new interactive education center and museum located in the historic Oil house of the Ford Assembly building  opened in May 2012. An unusual urban national park, it is the flagship national park for telling stories of the home front efforts across the United States.  www.rosietheriveter.org
  • Bay Trail: The Bay trail weaves around the South apron of the Craneway. Start from anywhere in Emeryville, Berkeley or Richmond and meet up at the Craneway’s Assemble restaurant for a hearty brunch. Enjoy the spectacular Bay views along the way and at the Craneway.  MAP of Bay trail. Calendar of Richmond Bay trail activities here.
  • Richmond Marina:  Sail, walk or bikeLocated within walking distance from the Craneway. Also accessible by bicycle from the Craneway. 
  • Historic Point Richmond: Located approx 10min drive from the Craneway. Also accessible by bicycle from the Craneway. 
  • Brooks Island: located off the Richmond shoreline, you can catch a great view from the Craneway south pier. The island has a colorful history: after numerous commercial proposals, the island finally became part of the East Bay Regional Park District in 1968 and access is now permitted only as part of their naturalist tour. www.ebparks.org.
  • SS Red Oak Victory:  Tour the last remaining Victory Ship made in the Richmond Kaiser Shipyards during WWII ware effort. www.ssredoakvictory.com  Located approx 10min drive from the Craneway. Also accessible by bicycle from the Craneway.