SF Wedding Guide - Reception Facilities
Wherever you decide to have your wedding in San Francisco, the location should always be the second most important thing on your list - the first item being your future spouse! Finding that perfect place to have a San Francisco wedding ceremony can be a time-consuming, but also very exciting, decision for a couple to make. There are so many places to choose from and styles to be inspired by that it can almost be overwhelming, but with the right tools, the right questions and clear communication, scripting the perfect wedding is absolutely possible.
One of the first questions a couple should ask themselves is: will you prefer a wedding reception and wedding ceremony in the same location? Many chose the latter option for the convenience, but if you decide to have the wedding services and wedding reception in separate locations, make sure they are close to one another. City traffic and streets can be daunting for many out-of-town guests.
The SF Bay Area offers hundreds of destinations for couples to choose from. San Francisco wedding locations range from the traditional to the modern, from historical wedding locations like an old hotel or mansion to a contemporary art gallery, from meticulously manicured gardens to yacht cruises off the harbor. No matter what your vision is, San Francisco has what you're looking for in a wedding location.
Breathtaking Ocean Views and outdoor terraces make the Cliff House’s Terrace Room a brilliant San Francisco wedding reception site. This recently refurbished restaurant is renowned for outstanding views, impeccable service, an enviable wine list and a menu showcasing fresh local ingredients hailing from both surf and turf.
John’s Grill is a classic Union Square restaurant specializing in creative American cuisine crafted with fresh ingredients and eclectic culinary accents. The atmosphere is elegantly nostalgic, and private dining rooms like the Maltese Falcon and Hammett’s Den are stylish choices for hosting wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners in San Francisco.
Casa de la VistaTreasure Island, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.274.0312
World-class views of San Francisco and Oakland are just the start of what Casa de la Vista on Treasure Island has to offer. This newly renovated San Francisco wedding venue boasts facilities ranging from a great lawn to an Art Deco lobby to an historic building able to accommodate up to 500 guests. Complete catering and alcohol services are offered, as well as an array of event amenities.
With craftsman architecture, vaulted ceilings, French doors, a limestone fireplace, meticulously landscaped grounds and views of the Golf course and Presidio, the Presidio Golf Course is a classically elegant choice among San Francisco wedding venues. This venue can welcome up to 200 guests for your wedding, and complete catering services are offered.
Rubicon Restaurant558 Sacramento St, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.421.7646
Since opening in March of 1994, Rubicon Restaurant in San Francisco has received numerous accolades for food and wine selection. This sophisticated venue can accommodate up to 70 seated guests in the private rooms for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners.
San Francisco Film Centre39 Mesa St, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.561.3456
A chic and elegant venue, the San Francisco Film Centre impresses guests with an expansive view of the historic Main Post and the Golden Gate Bridge. The incredibly versatile event spaces available can accommodate up to 250 guests, and the Centre contracts with a variety of top-notch San Francisco wedding caterers to provide the lucky couple with plenty of options.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a highly modern and beautiful destination to hold a San Francisco wedding and reception. Guests may choose to have any of the art galleries open during an event, adding a unique ambiance and creating an already decorated environment. This Bay Area wedding venue can welcome 150-200 seated guests indoors, and there is an array of excellent caterers to choose from.
Located in the heart of Union Square, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel is an impressive Gothic-style hotel and wedding venue in San Francisco. As elegant as any classic wedding could require, this breathtaking destination offers fantastic guest accommodations, stately ballrooms and exquisite cuisine.
Suede Lounge is a San Francisco venue offering a unique option for guests seeking a stylish, modern wedding destination. Suited for wedding rehearsal dinners or receptions, this SF lounge boasts a chic atmosphere, luxurious catering and flexible space plans, not to mention four full-service bars, two dance areas and a private backroom with an optional casino gaming set-up.