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Fairmont San Francisco

San Francisco Wedding Venue
Atop Nob Hill
San Francisco, California 94108
Contact: Catering
Phone: 415/772-5186

Special Offer or Discount

Book a wedding package for 100 or more guests at Fairmont San Francisco, and receive a complimentary 1-hour beer and wine reception. Call the Fairmont San Francisco Catering Dept for more information at 415/772-5000.

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Why We Like This Place

As the first hotel to open after the 1906 earthquake, Fairmont San Francisco became the main gathering place and grand centerpiece of the City by the Bay. Since then, this extraordinary hotel continues to be a mecca for guests from all over the world and one of San Francisco's most treasured landmarks.

Over the last century, Fairmont San Francisco has undergone many changes, but an $85 million centennial restoration and $25 million guest room renovation not only brought back architect Julia Morgan's stunning turn-of-the-century interior, it added all the modern amenities you'd expect in a world-class hotel.

The lobby is now both larger and lighter in tone, and is splendidly understated with rich plum and gold hues. The original white-and-gray marble floor (lifted out slab by slab, cleaned and meticulously replaced) has been given a high sheen. The gold leaf on the 26-foot-high ceilings has been enhanced, and the ornate moldings have been cleaned and restored. Multiple pilasters and columns, painted in a trompe l'oeil marble finish, are highlighted with gold leaf accents. Informal clusters of period-style furniture, rich in detail with lots of tassels and trim, dot the lobby. The adjacent Laurel Court has become a warm and elegant restaurant and bar where your guests will enjoy mingling over drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Two of the most grand and glamorous spaces in the hotel are the Venetian and Gold ballrooms. Both are light and airy, with elaborately ornamented vaulted ceilings, gold leaf detailing, and crystal chandeliers. The Pavilion Room has picture windows that overlook Fairmont's rooftop garden, a sublime spot for exchanging vows. The Crown Room, named for its spectacular location on the top floor of the tower, boasts one of the best views in the city: Tall wraparound windows reveal a sweeping 270-degree panorama of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Coit Tower, Alcatraz, Downtown and the Twin Peaks. The setting here is impressive enough, but if you really want to have the ultimate reception, opt for the Presidential Service—each table has its own white-gloved waiter.

For a truly elite event, consider the 6,000-square-foot Penthouse Suite, a palatial residence spanning the entire eighth floor of the main building. Following a $2 million enhancement, this incredible venue features a living room with a grand piano, a formal dining room that seats 60, a two-story circular library, a billiard room, a breathtaking terrace with sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline and bay, and three oversized bedrooms. When you reserve the Penthouse, you and your guests have exclusive use of it and are free to flow from one space to another throughout the celebration.

If your event is on an intimate scale, Fairmont has a variety of beautiful smaller banquet rooms. More casual rehearsal dinners and post-wedding gatherings are often held in the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, which consistently receives awards for hosting San Francisco's best happy hour and offers exceptional island-inspired cuisine in a tropical setting.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 500
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 170

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 900
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 2500
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 1500

CEREMONY CAPACITY: Seven indoor ceremony sites accommodate 5–500 seated guests. The Roof Garden holds 170 seated.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel's event spaces can accommodate 5–900 seated or 150–2,500 standing guests indoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: There are 22 rooms that hold 35–1,500 guests seated theater-style or 12–1,000 seated classroom-style.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A nonrefundable deposit is required when reservations are confirmed. 30% of the estimated event total is due 90 days prior to the event. An additional deposit of 45% of the estimated total is due 30 days prior, with the remaining balance due 14 days before the event. Dinner wedding packages start at $170/person. Lunch packages range $115–200/person. Tax, alcohol and service charge are additional. For ceremonies, a $3,500–18,000 fee may be charged depending on the room(s) selected and extent of setup. The bride and groom receive a complimentary suite for the night of the event. Group rates for overnight guests can be arranged.

Location Uses

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


Catering: in-house, no BYO

Kitchen Facilities: n/a

Tables & Chairs: provided

Linens, Silver, etc.: provided

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: provided

Bride's & Groom's Dressing Areas: yes

AV/Meeting Equipment: full range CBA

Parking: adjacent garages, valet CBA

Accommodations: 592 guest rooms

Outdoor Night Lighting: yes

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no

Cleanup: provided

View: SF Bay, city skyline, Bay and Golden Gate Bridges

Other: event planning, on-site florist

Venue Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building


Alcohol: in-house, no BYO

Smoking: outdoors only

Music: amplified OK indoors

Wheelchair Access: yes, elevator

Insurance: not required

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