The Sutter Club is the second oldest private club in the state of California, founded in 1889. Its colorful history began when Sacramento was still little more than a river-dependent town best known as the outfitting headquarters for waves of gold-crazed vagabonds. Sacramento matured and prospered in part because of its role as the Capital of California. The Sutter Club’s location at Fourth and J Streets makes it a second home to visiting lawmakers and legislators. Every Governor of California, save one, has been a Member of the Sutter Club.
The Club moved to its present location in 1930 was designed by local architect Charles Dean and is a striking example of early California mission style architecture. Sacramento boasts a unique location in Northern California - lying in the Central Valley midway between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe providing easy reach to the wine country - an hour away from Napa Valley and the wine country of the Sierra foothills, which is also becoming recognized for its excellent wines.
Only thirty minutes to the south of Sacramento is Lodi, the Zinfandel capitol of the world.
The Sutter Club is not just a place to enjoy lunch. Rather, the Club maintains a very active and diverse calendar of social events year round. Among the most enduring are the Father Daughter Dinner Dance, Rooftop Summer Blowout Party, Boxing Night, the Huntsman Dinner, Mother's Day and Easter Brunches and of course, the Annual Christmas Ball. In addition, there are wine dinners, special theme dinners, speakers and entertainment scheduled regularly. The Sutter Club’s Holiday Lunches are a highlight of the Club’s rich season of activities.
The Club's gracious facilities for special events, receptions and wedding parties is an exceptional venue for Club Members and guests alike. There is nothing else like Sutter Club ambiance, service and cuisine in Sacramento.