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W San Francisco

San Francisco Wedding Venue
181 Third Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 415/817-7884

Why We Like This Place

Hip, fresh and vibrant, this multifaceted boutique hotel in San Francisco's artistic epicenter offers floor after floor of entertaining options for your extraordinary upcoming event.

It all begins at the lobby level, where the eclectic and electric mix of iconic design and contemporary luxury that characterizes W Hotels worldwide is immediately apparent. Arranged more like a home than a lobby, W's capacious Living Room brings suggestions of the cityscape and the artsy SF MOMA ambiance indoors in the sophisticated use of black and gray, the silvery and neon accents, and lighting that transitions naturally from day to night. This chic, lounge-like setting with its metal-and-glass fireplace and racy black bar is a guaranteed ice-breaker, so start the party with a DJ and cocktails here … or use the restaurant, TRACE, with its focus on sustainability and innovation, for cocktails and dining.

But don't stop here. A swift ascent by stair or elevator will take you to the next dazzling level—the mezzanine-style floor that overlooks the Living Room. A delicate fiber-optic chandelier waterfalls from the third-floor ceiling down through both spaces tying them together. In the Upstairs Bar, your guests can sip cocktails while watching the scene below. The long, all white LED-lit bar is a showstopper. Silver bead-curtained cabanas with Living Room views and private seating are a very subtle nod to San Francisco in the '60s and lend this sleek space a sultry charm. Need more room to mingle? How about dinner, dancing or cocktails in the Industry Room and its intimate prefunction area, another great spot from which to view the first-floor action.

There's more. The third floor features two glamorous Great Rooms with a pearl white and silver color scheme, avant-garde lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, full AV capability and a generous prefunction foyer. Both rooms can be combined for banquets and galas. Or consider the three Workrooms, which can also be used together if the occasion warrants, along with their own prefunction space. For certain celebrations you might want to book the whole floor, which also includes a Strategy Room and a Studio. Even the halls here are suitable for entertaining. You could wander around them for hours, relaxing in wingback chairs or tuning in to music in the Chill Pods—try one, they make a cool backdrop for photos!

The newly renovated fourth-floor Social Terrace is one of San Francisco's most dynamic event settings. Sheltered by a sleek pavilion designed in W's signature contemporary style, the Social Terrace is a dramatic location for ceremonies, dining or even dancing. The vibe is modern luxury with an urban edge, and a birds-eye panorama of the city lights is a scintillating bonus.

Really, this is a venue so mind-blowing in possibilities you will just have to see it to believe it. So, check it out. The experienced event staff are poised and eager to help you invent an unforgettable affair. And when the party is over, your next adventure can begin here, too: You and your guests will love unwinding in one of the stylish guest rooms or suites and sampling W Hotels' famous Whatever/Whenever service.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 120
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 400
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300


  • Max. Seated: 240

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The W San Francisco holds 300 seated guests indoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates 200 seated or 400 standing indoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 240 seated.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

20% of the estimated event total is required to secure your date. The balance is due 2 weeks before the event. The rental fee ranges $500–2,000 depending on the space reserved and guest count. Wedding packages start at $185/person and may be customized. Meeting room rental and all food & beverage orders are subject to tax and a 24% service charge.

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.: silver provided; linens CBA, extra fee

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: provided

Bride's Dressing Area: CBA

AV/Meeting Equipment: state-of-the-art provided; full on-site PSAV team available

Parking: valet only

Accommodations: 404 guest rooms, pets are welcome

Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no

Cleanup: provided

View: cityscape

Other: event coordination, spa services, stylized bars

Venue Views


Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: in-house

Smoking: designated areas only

Music: amplified OK

Wheelchair Access: yes

Insurance: liability required

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