San Francisco Wedding Venue
1299 Storey Avenue, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129
The name might suggest a humble little structure, but the Log Cabin at the Presidio is anything but. Although it is made of logs, it’s more like a grand hunting lodge, with its solid fieldstone foundation and spacious interior.
Formerly the NCO Club for the Army’s Airborne Division, this unique 1937 building has seen its share of festivities. Luckily for us, its sturdy timbers have always been beautifully maintained. Ceiling beams and columns are made of tree trunks, and there are giant wagon wheel chandeliers overhead. The Old West flavor feels authentic here, and adds a fun element to parties without being over the top. Casual events like company picnics often play up the country-western theme by incorporating cowboy costumes, country music and square dancing. However, for wedding receptions and formal dinner parties, all it takes is candles and flowers to make the place glow with a rustic elegance. In fact, when the huge fireplace is lit and the room is warmed by guests dancing and celebrating, the ambiance is downright cozy.
During warm weather, the Log Cabin is great for an indoor/outdoor event. Get married on the expansive front lawn, either under a tent or in the open sunshine surrounded by nature. From here you have a view of the woods, the San Francisco skyline, and snippets of San Francisco Bay. Afterwards, host a cocktail reception on the covered patio at the entrance of the Log Cabin. Often set up with small tables and chairs, it’s a wonderful spot for mingling. When it’s time for the reception, just invite your guests inside for dining and dancing.
You don’t come across many log cabins in a sophisticated city like San Francisco, and this may be the only one where you can have a smashing party. It’s also probably the only place where you can wear a tux or a cowboy hat and feel equally at home.
After the wedding there’s no need to rush off—consider staying the weekend at the Inn at the Presidio. Formerly the bachelor officers’ quarters, this historic 1903 Georgian Revival-style building has been remodeled into a sophisticated lodge. It features an inviting front porch with rocking chairs, a dining room, and an outdoor deck with a fire pit. From here you can enjoy everything the Presidio has to offer, including miles of hiking trails, wide open spaces and public and cultural events.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Depending on the layout, the Log Cabin can seat 150 theater-style indoors or on the lawn.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Log Cabin can accommodate 150 seated or 200 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: Many room configuration options are available. 100 may be seated theater-style, 150 banquet-style, or 60 classroom-style.
A nonrefundable $350 booking fee is required to secure your date and will be applied to the total rental fee. 50% of the event rental fee is due with a signed permit. The event rental fee balance, insurance fee and security deposit are due 90 days prior to the event date. The rental fee ranges $3,600–4,800 and varies depending on the space rented and the type of event. Please visit www.presidio.gov for current rate information.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house or BYO, must be licensed and insured
Kitchen Facilities: limited, prep only
Tables & Chairs: BYO, CBA or through caterer
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO or through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: hardwood floor
Bride’s Dressing Area: no
Meeting Equipment: BYO or limited CBA
Parking: lot nearby, restrictions may apply
Accommodations: Inn at the Presidio
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: caterer and vendors
View: SF Bay and San Francisco Skyline
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: BYO, licensed and insured vendor
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK with volume restrictions; indoors until 11:30pm, outdoors until 6pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: extra liability required, extra fee
Other: votive candles, decorations and any tent installations or equipment on lawn require prior approval
Year-round, daily, 8am–midnight. Event rentals are held in 10-hour blocks. Not available on national holidays, Christmas Eve or Day, New Year’s Eve or Day, Thanksgiving or the day after, and the 4th of July.
Alternate Info: Presidio Log Cabin and Log Cabin Lawn