San Francisco Wedding Venue
One Nob Hill
San Francisco, California 94108
Since it opened in 1926, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has been one of San Francisco’s premier hotels. Poised at the crest of Nob Hill, it rises nineteen stories and is as much a San Francisco icon as the cable cars that clang past its grand entrance. So it’s no surprise that it evokes lots of romance and history. During WWII, the Top of the Mark was the site of many farewell rendezvous where couples met for a last drink before the men shipped out. Wives and girlfriends stayed behind to watch from the top-story windows as their sweethearts’ ships slipped through the Golden Gate.
The InterContinental Mark Hopkins is still a perfect place for a romantic rendezvous—happily without a tearful farewell. Hold your wedding in the Room of the Dons, notable for its 26-foot ceiling and nine vibrant murals (by Maynard Dixon and Frank Van Sloun) depicting scenes from early California. Painted in a rich medley of reds, blues and browns against gold leaf, they were completed in 1926 for the hotel’s grand opening. The seven-foot-high murals, set off by the subtle cream-and-taupe walls and ceiling, create a colorful banner around the room’s perimeter. While you’re admiring their artistry, say your vows in front of a towering arched window, which is gracefully draped in silk brocade.
Receptions are often held in the Peacock Court, a light, palatial ballroom befitting a grand hotel. Complete with its own stage, its classical details include gold and ivory walls framed by delicately carved plaster moldings, arched windows draped in layers of amber and bronze silk brocade, and a ceiling with intricate plasterwork.
The InterContinental Mark Hopkins has many smaller event rooms as well, which reflect the hotel’s grace and elegance and provide flexible event-planning options. Or for a world-class treat, reserve the Top of the Mark, a glass-walled sky lounge on the 19th floor with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of San Francisco and much of the Bay Area. The Art Deco theme features dark woods and wrought-iron balustrades, while a 20-foot vaulted ceiling and split-level floor offer unobstructed views from virtually every seat. Let the staff transform the upper terrace for your wedding ceremony with a floor-to-ceiling mirrored backdrop that adds extra glitz. You can choose to have your guests seated so that they overlook either the bay and Golden Gate Bridge or the glittering downtown skyline. Literally one of The City’s high points, the sky lounge is also an exceptional spot for impressive receptions and rehearsal dinners—or even a bridal shower brunch. (Famous for its 100 Martini menu, the room hosts great bachelorette parties, too.)
Whatever type of event you have, the Mark Hopkins will leave you and your guests walking on air.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Six rooms hold 45–500 seated or 30–900 standing guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 90–450 seated or 150–800 standing guests indoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: The hotel has 20 rooms with over 19,000 square feet of meeting space and can accommodate 10–500 seated guests.
25% of the estimated food and beverage total is due when the contract is submitted; the event balance along with a guest count guarantee are due 3 business days prior to the event. Rental fees may apply to corporate meetings and wedding ceremonies, depending on room(s) selected, catering fees, guest count and season. All wedding menus are customized, starting at $135/person for evening receptions. Menus include a selection of hors d’oeuvres, three course plated dinner, champagne toast, wedding cake and bar service. Tax, labor and service charges are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: full range
Parking: limited hotel garage, nearby garages
Accommodations: 382 guest rooms, 32 suites
Telephone: pay and guest phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: n/a
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: Nob Hill, San Francisco and Bay
Other: baby grand, ice sculptures, event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, no BYO
Smoking: outdoors in designated areas
Music: amplified OK with volume restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes, elevator
Insurance: not required
Other: decorations restricted
Year-round, daily, anytime. Weddings take place in 7-hour blocks, and may go as late as 1am for most event spaces. Top of the Mark is available for private functions Monday–Saturday afternoons and Sunday–Thursday evenings.
Alternate Info: Mark Hopkins Hotel