Pavilion By The Bay
291 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA 94130
Contact: Lynn Box
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Why We Like This Place
Banners, kites, fireworks, pleasure barges floating by—the festive spirit of Treasure Island will sweep you away when you set eyes on this spectacular venue. Situated on broad lawns next to the bay, this enormous, white, high-peaked, Genesis tent pavilion is one of the most captivating properties imaginable.
It’s the perfect backdrop for all types of events, and has hosted many themed or ethnic celebrations like traditional Indian or Russian weddings and bar mitzvahs. And because it can be used in combination with other nearby Treasure Island venues, it’s a particularly good choice for a large party or one that lasts all day. For example, an extended Indian wedding began with pre-ceremony mingling in the charming salon and courtyard of Casa de la Vista, followed by the groom’s arrival on a horse. Then everyone was seated in the pavilion for the ceremony, after which they gathered in yet another building on the island for dinner and dancing.
The pavilion itself is completely expandable, heated or cooled, and it has glass walls on three sides to let the views in, which in this case means an eye-level panorama of the San Francisco cityscape, all three bridges and the glittering face of the bay. The interior dimensions and details can be easily modified to suit your occasion, and the sky’s the limit as far as lighting goes. Eight huge double doors open onto the landscaped grounds, giving events that oh-so-desirable indoor-outdoor flow. For an intimate ceremony, you can also exchange vows in the lovely little chapel next to the Casa de la Vista.
If ever there was a place made for parties this is it. Treasure Island, a man-made body of land created from imported fill on the shoals of Yerba Buena Island, was “built” by the U.S. Government for the 1939–40 Golden Gate International Exposition. Truly a treasure—the island was christened after the Robert Louis Stevenson novel of the same name—it’s situated around mid-span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in one of the most picturesque points on the bay. Recently voted the hippest spot to be married by InStyle Weddings magazine, it’s a terrific site for any social or commercial event in which a stellar setting is a factor.
But here’s the best part: What you get when you book Pavilion By The Bay is far more than a gorgeous location. The acclaimed professionals at Wine Valley Catering are the creative masterminds behind the development and management of this property, so you know that whatever you plan the execution will be flawless. There’s a full kitchen on site to ensure that every menu is prepared to their exacting standards. The food is fresh, organic, locally raised, carefully composed, exquisitely presented and can be paired with the very best Napa and Sonoma Valley wines. Naturally the service is impeccable; what else would you expect from a management team with over 125 years of experience between them?
It’s no wonder 7x7 Magazine calls this the best place to tie the knot. We have to agree and add that whatever the event, it’s certain to be the talk of the town if it’s held here.
Max. Seated Indoors: 600
Max. Seated Outdoors: 600
Max. Seated Indoors: 400
Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
Max. Standing Indoors: 900
Max. Standing Outdoors: 900
|Max. Seated: 400|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility holds 300–600 seated guests, indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The facility accommodates 350 seated with a dance floor, 400 seated with no dance floor, or 900 standing guests indoors.
Fees & Deposits
A 50% venue deposit is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 30 days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $3,500–5,500 depending on the day of the event. Meals range $52–95/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Year-round, daily, anytime.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
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