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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

San Francisco Wedding Venue
600 Stockton at California Street
San Francisco, California 94108

Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 415/296-7465
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Why We Like This Place

Set atop prestigious Nob Hill, The Ritz-Carlton is housed in one of San Francisco’s finest examples of neoclassical architecture. Originally built in 1909, the block-long structure has an impressive and stately façade. When you step inside, you’re greeted by an updated version of The Ritz-Carlton’s signature style. An expansive marble-clad lobby sets a sleek, refined tone, while crystal chandeliers and enormous fresh floral arrangements add understated sophistication. The adjoining lounge is both contemporary and supremely elegant, with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the bustling Financial District and bring in natural light.

The first level also holds a magnificent setting for large celebrations—the Ballroom and adjacent galleries. With high vaulted ceilings, dramatic black-and-white carpeting and modern furniture pieces, the spacious galleries provide a luxurious area for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Seated receptions follow in the opulent Ballroom, which can be partitioned into smaller sections. Light glows from spectacular crystal chandeliers suspended from a recessed oval ceiling, and silver leaf wall coverings are accented with panels of mirrors in geometric patterns. The hotel’s second and third levels offer additional event spaces, each of which can be used for a private rehearsal dinner or intimate receptions. All are tastefully designed with Art Deco-inspired decorative elements, including silver wall coverings with mirror tiling and overhead lighting adorned with black beaded light fixtures.

Then there’s the Terrace Room, The Ritz-Carlton’s newest place to party. It enjoys abundant natural light and opens to the Terrace Bar, a roomy and convenient spot for social-hour mingling. The Terrace Room’s most exciting attribute, however, is its direct access to the red-bricked Terrace Courtyard. Enclosed by an impeccably manicured garden of roses, lavender, ivy and flowers, the fragrant courtyard also boasts a striking cityscape, making it a sublime choice for outdoor gatherings. Glass-topped tables with umbrellas and chairs dot the courtyard, and the central portion can be tented to accommodate a ceremony or dining if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Remember, The Ritz Carlton has a long tradition as hospitality experts, so ask your event professional about arranging for a bridal shower afternoon tea, a martini night for the bachelor party or a day-after brunch.

And after the festivities there’s no need to rush off—the bride and groom can unwind in one of the hotel’s two Presidential Suites, and be whisked to the airport the next day by a hotel-arranged limousine service.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 750
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 250

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 600
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 170
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 1100
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 250


  • Max. Seated: 826

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 10–750 seated or 50–1,100 standing guests indoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site holds 16–600 seated or 26–1,100 standing guests indoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: There are 13 spaces that accommodate 26–826 guests seated theater-style, 12–122 conference-style or 16–475 classroom-style.

Fees & Deposits

For weddings, a deposit of 35% of the estimated event charges is due when your contract is submitted. The ceremony setup charge is approximately $5,000. For receptions, buffet luncheons run $70–75/person, seated luncheons $80/person, and seated dinners $110–130/person. Tax and service charges are additional. The estimated food & beverage total is payable 10 days prior to the event.

For business functions or meetings, fees vary depending on rooms and services selected. Call for specifics.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: full range CBA
Parking: valet at $35/car for events
Accommodations: 336 guest rooms, 60 suites
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: SF Bay and skyline from upper floors
Other: event coordination

Site Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building


Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice indoors

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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily, 8am–2am, including holidays.

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