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Bently Reserve and Conference Center

San Francisco Wedding Venue
301 Battery Street
San Francisco, California 94111
Contact: Event Coordinator
Phone: 415/294-2226


Upcoming Events

  • The The CREAM Event will take place at this venue on Sunday, April 30, 2017, 5pm–10pm.


Celebrate on Sunday and enjoy major savings! Book a Sunday wedding and the rental fee is just $6,300—that's almost 50% off the Saturday fee of $12,000! Please contact the events team at 415/294-2226 for more details.

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Why We Like This Place

We always get asked about mansions in San Francisco and, to tell you the truth, there aren't many that can accommodate a large wedding reception indoors. Although the Bently Reserve is not exactly a mansion, it does possess the elegant, understated grandeur you'd expect from a palatial estate. And it can handle quite a crowd.

Originally part of the lobby of the 1924 Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Banking Hall where events are held is truly awe-inspiring. This remarkable space, lined with two rows of 25-foot-tall Ionic columns, recalls both the affluence of the Roaring 20s and the Gatsby Era's penchant for reveling amid luxury: The hall is lavished in real and faux European marble; the entry doors are solid bronze; and two spectacular bronze chandeliers draw your eyes up to the soaring 34-foot coffered ceiling. For a supremely theatrical entrance, descend the imperial bronze-and-marble double stairway, which flows from the mezzanine down to the gleaming marble main floor.

Ceremonies here are nothing short of majestic. The built-in architectural elements, like the columns and mezzanine, provide a natural framework for staging your vows. Add your own embellishments—sheer draping, floral displays, and luminarias along the wedding aisle, for example—to heighten the glamorous, chapel-like ambiance. Whether you're entertaining an intimate group for a rehearsal dinner or a gala for up to 800, you'll be celebrating in high style.

The landmark venue's most recent addition is the versatile Couples Lounge, where wedding parties can get ready and couples can relax in private before the big event. The room is both chic and comfortable, and a 46≤ flat screen TV linked to a camera inside the Banking Hall allows couples to view the arrival of their guests and other preparations taking place in the hall.

A stunning mix of both modern and traditional, the Bentley Reserve is included in the National Register of Historic Places. So if you have an extended guest list and are searching for a unique and impressive location in The City, you couldn't ask for a better spot.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 350
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 350
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 650
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 350

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The main hall seats 350 guests, and the Conference Center seats up to 70.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Banking Hall accommodates 250 seated theater-style, 350 seated banquet-style or up to 650 standing guests; the Conference Center holds up to 70 guests and has 8 separate meeting spaces.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

The Banking Hall rental fee ranges $6,300–12,000 depending on the day of the event. A refundable $1,000 security deposit is payable with the signed license agreement. The Conference Center's rental fee for special events is based on the time and day of the event and the size of the group, and is subject to availability.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Services/Amenities

Catering: select from preferred list

Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped

Tables & Chairs: caterer

Linens, Silver, etc.: caterer

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: yes

Bride's Dressing Area: yes

AV/Meeting Equipment: full range CBA

Parking: adjacent garage, discounted on evenings and weekends

Accommodations: nearby hotels

Outdoor Night Lighting: yes

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no

Cleanup: renter

View: no

Other: coat check room


Venue Views

No View

Venue Type

Ballroom
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Conference Center
Historic/Landmark Building
Restaurant
Other

Restrictions

Alcohol: exclusive bar service through Best Beverage Catering

Smoking: outside only

Music: amplified OK indoors

Wheelchair Access: yes

Insurance: liability required

Other: no glitter or confetti


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Alternate Info: Old Federal Reserve Banking Hall and Conference Center, The Bently Reserve