Planning a wedding in San Francisco leaves couples spoiled for choice when looking for an incredible venue to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. With rolling hills, a big picturesque bay, and lots of unique architecture, it is no wonder why it also has the nickname The Golden City.

To find out just how diverse wedding venues are in the city, take a look at some of the top locations that couples love:

 

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Perfect for couples looking for a more traditional venue for their big day, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins is full of historic charm and offers stunning views of the city. 

Couples booking this venue get the service of fully trained staff who will help ensure your wedding day is truly unforgettable. There is over 19,000 square feet of flexible space on offer for couples to choose from, including two ballrooms, reception rooms, and more. Services offered include in-house catering and bartending services, in-house wedding planning, overnight accommodation for you and your guests, and more.

Address: 999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: (415) 392-3434

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The Argonaut Hotel offers couples a venue that is full of historic charm. Located on the waterfront, in the historic Haslett Warehouse, the gorgeous venue was built in 1907. It boasts Douglas Fir beams, exposed brick, and more. 

This venue can accommodate up to 400 guests. Services offered include in-house catering and bartending services, customizable wedding packages, overnight accommodation for you and your guests, and more. This hotel is completely pet friendly, so you don’t need to worry about leaving your furry best friend out of the celebrations!

Address: 495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Phone: (415) 345-7557

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Originally built in 1879, the Conservatory of Flowers is located at the entrance of Golden Gate Park. It boasts hundreds of plants and flowers and is the perfect space for nature-loving couples to host their big day.

There are several event spaces for couples to choose from, including the West Gallery, the Conservatory & Orchard Pavilion, and the full venue. Able to accommodate up to 200 guests, you can host both your ceremony and reception at this venue, so you don’t need to worry about changing venues. 

Address: 100 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: (415) 831-2090

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Able to accommodate up to 225 guests, The Winery SF is located along the San Francisco Bay waterfront. It offers both indoor and outdoor spaces in which you can celebrate your big day. 

For couples that love the water, you can get married on the waterfront and then celebrate your reception inside. Spaces on offer in this venue include the Barrel Room, which is a 3000 square foot roof featuring rows of barrels, overhead string lighting, and more. It also boasts an outdoor deck and stunning views of the Bay Bridge, making it a truly unique space in which to celebrate your big day.

Address: 30 Avenue G, San Francisco, CA 94130

Phone: (415) 735-8423

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Contact : Jen Knecht

This stunning venue is located in the heart of the Pacific Heights neighborhood. Home to the Schools of the Sacred Heart, Flood Mansion is a school by day and a private event venue that offers over 6000 square feet of event space by night. 

Able to accommodate up to 299 guests, couples have several event spaces that they can choose from. These include the Grand Hall, the Reception Room, and the Grand Hall Courtyard. The venue has been constructed in a combination of several classic styles, including Italian Renaissance, Georgian, and more. 

Address: 2222 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: (415) 292-3142

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A genuinely unique wedding venue that is sure to be cherished by the couple for many years to come, Chabot Space Center is an incredible location that offers spectacular views of the natural landscape and 13 acres of redwoods. The surrounding area also has lovely manicured gardens that are perfect for those romantic photos near the unique modern center design. With multiple indoor and outdoor reception options to host up to 350 guests, each room has a unique modern elegance that is sure to look beautiful in every photo.

Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA

Phone: (510) 336-7439

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Built in classical Greek revival style, the San Francisco Mint is managed by event management company Ultra and is located close to Moscone Center. Originally opened in 1974, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961. 

Today, this venue serves as a community gathering space. There are several event spaces on offer for couples to choose from, including the Mint Ballroom, the Gold Ballroom, the Weigh Room, the Treasurer’s Office, the Prospector’s Lounge, and more. Services offered include the use of the bridal suite and groom’s suite for the couple and wedding party to get ready in, five hours of event time, an on-site operation manager and wedding director, security, and more.

Address: 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 890-2357

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The Pearl is a unique industrial space in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Your ceremony could be held in the stunning rooftop terrace with a porcelain tiled floor, beautiful garden, string lights, and sweeping views of the area. The main floor is a popular choice for receptions. It features a 31-foot cedar ceiling with skylights along with an indoor living garden perched on two built-in gantries, a full-service bar and kitchen, in-house lighting, and theatrical lighting capabilities. The Pearl has a maximum capacity of 800 guests.

Style: Industrial

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Address: 601 19th Street, San Francisco, CA (~45 minutes drive from San Jose)

Phone:  (415) 269-7171 ext. 1002

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Pier 27 is a contemporary, wide-open space that is ideal for couples looking for a customizable venue. Regardless of the theme of your big day – rustic, elegant, romantic, or anything else – this space can easily be personalized to fit your vision.

Able to accommodate up to 800 guests, this venue offers two levels of event space. There is ceremony space available on both levels, reception space on the upper level, and the lawn is available for wedding photography. Couples can also access the pier for their celebration.

Address: 27 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: (415) 298-1913

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Contact : Kimberley Patten

Combining the beauty of vintage rustic charm with luxury elegance, Casa Bella has a variety of views and stunning décor to give each wedding a unique bespoke look. With manicured gardens, a grand outdoor pergola, featured water fountain, and large wine barrel highlights, every corner of this location is made for wonderful photo opportunities. Ideal for parties of up to 200 guests, the main reception hall is dressed in all of the latest décor pieces and table setting styles.

Address: 11984 Main St, Sunol, CA

Phone: (855) 485-1525

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Contact : Marie Davis

The Library offers an ample amount of flexible space in which to host your big day. It offers couples an outdoor garden, a contemporary art gallery, and – you guessed it – a library – as well as several other event spaces, all in one venue.

The main floor boasts huge windows, beautiful murals, and loads of natural light. Other features include vintage-inspired light fixtures and high ceilings. This makes it a great space for your celebration, whether it be to host your ceremony or celebrate an intimate cocktail reception. Services offered include audiovisual equipment, overnight accommodation, and more.

Address: 2395 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: (202) 257-0872

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In operation since 1890, The University Club of San Francisco is a stunning space in which to host your big day. It combines historic charm and modern elegance to create a truly unique space. 

Services offered include event rentals, event staff, on-site catering with complimentary tastings, 6 hours of rental time, use of the bridal suite, and more. This venue can accommodate up to 200 guests and is fully handicap accessible.

Address: 800 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: (415) 781-0900

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Contact : Yvonne Lau

This gorgeous venue is located off Bay Bridge, on Treasure Island. It is the perfect location for couples looking for a relaxed space in which to host their big day. 

This venue boasts a large patio and garden, an outdoor fireplace, lounge seating, string lights, and more. Inside, you can choose from bar seating, fireplace dining, and traditional tables. Services offered include on-site catering and bartending services, audiovisual equipment, and more.

Address: 401 13th St, San Francisco, CA 94130

Phone: (415) 985-7117

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In operation since 1987, The City Club of San Francisco offers a truly elegant space in which to host your big day. The venue boasts stunning views of the city, Art Deco details, and more. Couples can enjoy the promise of exclusive access to the venue on their big day, so you don’t need to worry about unexpected gate-crashers. 

Services offered include event rentals, in-house catering, and bartending services, use of the in-house service staff, and more. The in-house event planning team will help ensure that your big day is truly unforgettable, and couples can choose from a variety of ceremony and reception spaces in which to bring their dream wedding day to life.

Address: 155 Sansome St 10th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: (415) 362-2480

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This venue offers couples over 31,000 square feet of event space, including an 11,000 square foot terrace. It features stunning views of the San Francisco city skyline and is a flexible venue that will help you celebrate your big day in style. 

Able to accommodate over 2000 guests, hiring this venue means that you won’t need to worry about cutting down on your guest list to fit the space. There are several spaces on offer, including Twin Peaks, Presidio, Embarcadero, and the Lobby. For couples planning a bigger wedding, you can also rent out the entire venue at once.

Address: 135 4th St #4000, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 369-6003

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This beautiful venue is located on San Francisco Bay. It offers several event spaces for couples to choose from, including the General’s Residence, Gallery 308, and more. 

The General’s Residence can accommodate up to 130 people. It boasts a dance floor, views of San Francisco Bay, floor to ceiling windows, a backyard, and more. Gallery 308 can accommodate up to 250 guests. It features views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge and boasts an industrial feel, making it ideal for couples looking for a more modern event space for their big day. 

Address: 2 Marina Blvd, Landmark Building C, Suite 260, San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone: (415) 563-0800

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Owned and led by the Marines’ Memorial Association, Marines’ Memorial Club is another beautiful venue in San Francisco since 1946. Blending decors of the bygone era and modern comforts with honor, they have lots of convenient amenities and hundreds of guestrooms to provide couples and their relatives a luxurious feel throughout the ceremony. With over 15,000 square feet of wedding space, the team offers romantic settings with impeccable services to deliver couples a unique feeling. Their all-inclusive wedding packages feature exquisite cuisines, and a dedicated team of professionals works from start to end to make your big day extra special.

Address: 609 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: (415) 441-8562

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A famous science museum, Exploratorium is an ideal venue to celebrate your special moments with breathtaking views and stunning exhibits. Established by Frank Oppenheimer, this incredible place provides dynamic settings for couples to start a new life, full of possibilities to celebrate their love. With lots of galleries, they offer enough rooms with varying designs to host different ceremonies. Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery & Terrace is the most popular space in the museum to throw your reception, offering both city and bay views with the capacity of accommodating up to 150 people for a seated dinner. If you want, you can also rent the whole museum, allowing your guests to explore different exhibitions.

Address: Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: (415) 528-4500

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A quirky country wedding venue that is made for fun and celebration, Long Branch is a great place for old country charm surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape. From historic buildings and the old Western town design to the cute little chapel and the Palace Grand Parlor, every last detail of this location will surely delight. With space for an indoor and outdoor celebration, couples can easily host up to 500 guests with ease.

Address: 321 Verde Road, Half Moon Bay, CA

Phone: (650) 726-3117

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If you’re searching for a tranquil wedding venue, StoneTree Estate by Wedgewood Weddings is an excellent option with its valley and lake views. You could hold your ceremony outdoors surrounded by mature trees, flowers, stone pathways, and a beautiful outdoor lounge area. They often hold receptions in the grand ballroom. This space has exposed rafters, floor-to-ceiling windows with scenic views, and hardwood floors. Stone Creek Estate offers all-inclusive wedding packages with the bonus of building your own or choosing a pre-made package.

Style: Golf Course

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Address: 9 Stone Tree Lane, Novato, CA

Phone:  (844) 653-7553

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The Julia Morgan Ballroom is a historic wedding venue that is conveniently located in the Financial District and close to all of the city’s sights and accommodations. Featuring a stunning Beaux-Arts interior with all the modern conveniences for hosting over 700 guests in the grand ballroom, though smaller events also have gorgeous function space available. Styled with luxury finishes and decor, everyone will appreciate the elegance of the interior while enjoy the views from above.

Address: 465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: (415) 591-1833

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A warm and inviting wedding venue that is modern and stylish for a special occasion, Terra Gallery is a popular event space in the San Francisco area for good reason. Featuring 24,000 square feet of space that can be customized to any layout a couple would want for their celebrations, each level has incredible elegance with enough space to host up to 300 guests. Right in the heart of SOMA and close to top hotels and activities, everyone will love to explore the area and spend the night celebrating in style.

Address: 511 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: (415) 896-1234

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Located in the lush Presidio area, this venue offers gorgeous views of the beautiful golf course, as well as the surrounding scenery. The breathtaking sunset views from the terrace will serve as the perfect backdrop for your big day.

Able to accommodate up to 250 guests, this venue offers couples several event spaces to choose from. These include the Main Dining Room, which features beautiful views of the city, the Lawson Little Room, which is ideal for more intimate weddings, the Main Bar, which is a beautiful space in which to host your cocktail reception, and the historic Full Clubhouse, which is the ideal spot for your reception.

Services offered include setup and cleanup, event rentals, in-house catering and bartending services, event staff, in-house event planning and coordination, and more.

Address: 300 Finley Rd San Francisco, CA 94129

Phone: (415) 221-8833

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Over 20 acres of lush manicured gardens that look stunning in every season, Holbrook Palmer Park is a popular location as a wedding venue because it has a serene atmosphere, beautiful historical buildings to rent for the event, and plenty of space for fun and entertainment. Needing only a photographer to capture romantic strolls through the gardens, every area of this location is made for picture-perfect moments. The various traditional buildings are restored and very charming, with each one accommodating anything from small events of 30 guests to anything up to 150 guests.

Address: 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton, CA

Phone: (650) 752-0534

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The Culinary Institute of America, located in St. Helena, and offers breathtaking views of the wine country. The building has grand cathedral ceilings and hand-cut stone walls that give it the feeling of being in a castle. The Culinary Institute of America has four breathtaking spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception. Herb Terrace is often used for ceremonies and receptions. It has sweeping views of the wine country, ivy-covered stone walls, flower and herb garden beds, and palm trees. This space can accommodate up to 600 standing guests. Another notable area is The Barrel Room. This event space features 2,000 gallon Redwood wine barrels, exposed stone walls, and wooden beams. The Barrel Room has a maximum capacity of 1,000 guests.

Style: Garden

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Address: 500 1st Street, Napa, CA

Phone:  (707) 967-2563

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Conclusion

Couples who are worried about finding the perfect wedding venue in San Francisco can rest assured that the city is full of amazing locations that will suit any personality, wedding size, and budget. The most important step to take while wedding planning is to take the time to consider what is available and even think out of the box for something that will be truly memorable.

 

Weddings in San Francisco

We don’t have to say how popular San Francisco is. From its striking Golden Gate Bridge to its steep streets, San Francisco is one of the most famous cities in the entire United States.

As a wedding destination, though, it may not be as popular as Los Angeles or Las Vegas, but it should be. San Francisco has amazing wedding venues that will make you wish you were there right now.

 

San Francisco’s venue types

For a city of San Francisco’s size, the urban culture is paramount. And one venue we found represents this urban style amazingly well.

Sprouting from the urban is industrial. This unique type of venue is perfect for those who seek a chic style and a vast open space.

The third type that is most popular in San Francisco is the beauty of elegance. A sophisticated location for anyone who wants to feel a little bit like a royal.

 

Venues and fees

Near the Bay area of San Francisco lies the Ferry Building. With its Grand Hall that was modeled after Europe’s marketplaces, this location offers a truly unique urban look with a hint of industrial. With a capacity of up to 400 people and three different sites to choose from, this venue is perfect for anyone who wants that classic look with a historical background. For pricing, enquire through their website to get a direct quote.

The Pearl boasts its flexibility and being a meeting point of art, nature, and industrial history. Situated in one of the most popular and incredible San Francisco neighborhoods, Dogpatch, this venue has two sites. The main floor is the indoor location inside an amazing industrial building, and the rooftop is the outdoor option. They have the capacity for up to 800 guests. And their wedding packages come with audio-visual equipment and catering options. Pricing depends on the day of the week, the cheapest option being $9000 and the steepest $16000.

In the heart of the city is a hidden gem, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel. It’s a historic landmark that honors military service. And weddings have been their specialty for over 75 years. They offer three ballrooms decorated in a regal style with high ceilings and gorgeous views of the city. Accommodates both intimate weddings and large parties of up to 300 guests. Pricing for your ceremony starts at $2500, and to learn the price of all wedding packages, contact the club for an exact quote.

 

Weather in San Francisco

This rainy city is best experienced during August, September, and October.

The average temperature for these three months is 69°F, which is perfectly pleasant. You can also little rain during this period, according to U.S. Climate Data, making it the perfect time to host an outdoor wedding.

Be like Goldilocks and make the best use of these three months when it’s not too hot and not too cold, but just right.

 

Let your guests enjoy San Francisco

If you have people coming from out of town, being a good host means you need to provide appropriate accommodation.

Hotel Nikko is a modern option, with all necessary amenities, even an indoor pool. It is nestled in the heart of the city. Price per person is $222 per Expedia.

In South San Francisco is a cheaper option. Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel has good amenities, including a kitchenette, and is priced at $114 per person, according to their website. For more affordable accommodation options, visit Booking.com

Airbnb is also a great budget-friendly option. You can find 3 to 4 bedroom apartments or houses that start at $450 per day and peak at $2500. With more options and a wider price range, it is a viable and customizable option.



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