24 Perfect San Francisco Event Venues
It’s been called the “City by the Bay,” the “Golden City,” and even “Fog City.” To techies, it’s the place where it all began; to realtors, one of the most extreme examples of the upward potential of housing prices. But for event planners, San Francisco has another reputation: one of the most well-appointed event destinations in the country. From corporate events to weddings, San Francisco seems to have space (or twenty) for any party or gathering. The only challenge? Finding a venue that fits your budget. Here are a few of our favorite venues in the city also known by two simple letters: SF.
Location: 135 4th St
Great For: Press Events, Product Launches
11,000 square feet of space would be a lot for any San Fran venue, but when that’s just the terrace, you know you’ve found a unique spot indeed. City View’s venue space totals 31,000 feet, including a terrace with sweeping views of the skyline with floor-to-ceiling windows. Careful attention to engineering and power supply make it uniquely capable of handling innovative product launches and the parties that follow.
Location: 88 5th St
Great For: Corporate Events, Lavish Weddings, Galas
92,000 feet of history. 92,000 feet of party. The San Francisco Mint, once the birthplace of new dollar bills, is now a private event space, and the city’s party scene will never be the same. Not a venue for the faint of heart (or budget), the SF Mint has played home to lavish corporate parties, eye-popping weddings, and lucrative fundraisers. And yes, you can even host a party in the vault.
Capacity: 564 Theatre-Style / 250 Banquet
Location: 609 Sutter St
Great For: Staged Events, Keynotes, Meetings, Receptions
A collection of multiple spaces, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel is comprised of a reception hall, staged facility (once home to the Actors Workshop), and meeting rooms in sizes suitable for most any event. High 16-22-foot ceilings give guests room to breathe, while its sister hotel makes accommodating out-of-town visitors pleasant and efficient.
Location: 194 Church St
Great For: Team celebration, Private party
Class. Warmth. Leather. Shuffleboard? All are to be found at The Office, a well-appointed yet laid-back venue at Church and Market. A full bar, private bathrooms, and full kitchen are flanked by large screens, quality projectors, and a state-of-the-art sound system. Turnkey hosted and cash bar packages make planning easy and guests happy.
Location: 473 Broadway St
Great For: Birthday parties, Team Celebrations
A work of art. What could be a more fitting description of a venue called “Monroe” than that? Confident decor fills 3000 square feet of intentional space, run by full-service staff available to handle bartending, catering, A/V for corporate events, slideshows, or speeches, and even special lighting.
Location: 155 Sansome St
Great For: Business Meetings, Fundraisers
Just show up. Those are the instructions of the historic City Club of San Francisco, an Art Deco fan’s dream come true. The semiformal space can be dressed up or down for most any occasion but makes an especially suitable spot for a business gathering or philanthropic event.
Location: 1345 Howard St
Great For: Receptions, Moscone Center after parties
Tank18 says it best themselves: “We’ve designed a space that reflects us: big, loud, and full of alcohol.” What more do you need to know? How about that it offers 6000 square feet of space for tables and chairs or nothing but dance moves, and is just 4.5 blocks from Moscone center. An in-house catering team makes menu planning quick, while the option to print private wine labels adds a unique touch of personalization.
Capacity: 200 Seated / 300 Standing
Location: 2455 3rd St
Great For: Corporate Events, Team Building Activities
Whether hosting a wine-centric party, or simply in need of 12,000 square feet of space to turn your dreams into reality, DogPatch WineWorks offers both at a reasonable rate and in an approachable environment. An in-house event planner and turnkey wine tasting activity make event planning simple.