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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

San Francisco Wedding Venue
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Contact: Catering
Phone: 415/774-0450

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Why We Like This Place

Commonly referred to as the Grand Dame of Union Square, The Westin St. Francis has been a symbol of elegance in San Francisco for more than a century. Its many rooms, some featuring exquisite historic detailing and others reflecting more modern luxury, have hosted beautiful wedding ceremonies, grand receptions, and business events of all types.

In the hotel's turn-of-the-century Landmark Building, you'll find stunning ballrooms with gilt pillars, intricately carved ceilings, and a hundred years' worth of history. They include: the Borgia Room, a jewel-box chamber with oak-paneled walls, a six-foot-tall marble fireplace, and a vaulted, delicately painted ceiling (originally the hotel's chapel, it's perfect for a wedding ceremony); the St. Francis Suite (just right for a smaller ceremony and reception); and the Colonial Room, appointed with Italian murals, elaborate candelabras, and gold-leafed columns separating regal opera balconies. Large events are held in the Grand Ballroom, which is easily transformed by your choice of décor and can accommodate up to 800 guests. Receptions often start with cocktails in the Colonial Room, then flow into the adjacent Grand Ballroom for the main affair.

If you prefer a more contemporary ambiance, hold your celebration in the Tower Building. Its two premier spaces, Victor's and Alexandra's, are a pair of sophisticated settings on the 32nd-story Imperial Floor. Five glass elevators overlook spectacular downtown panoramas as they whisk guests up to this sky-high getaway. Boasting breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views that extend from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate, these private rooms also dazzle at night: Glowing chandeliers and hundreds of sparkling pin-spots provide adjustable lighting to match your mood. Gold Chiavari chairs, custom Wedgwood china and your own Imperial Floor concierge make having an event up here a sublime experience.

The possibilities at The Westin St. Francis are almost endless. Are you looking for Old San Francisco glamour or something more modern? If you can't decide, why not combine the past and the present with a ceremony in the Borgia Room followed by dinner and dancing in Alexandra's. Whatever spaces you select, your event will most certainly be magical.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 800
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 800
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 1200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 1000

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 20–800 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The St. Francis has 32 banquet rooms with 56,000 square feet of event space; some of the larger rooms hold 80–800 seated or up to 1,200 standing guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: The facility's 32 rooms seat 20–1,000 theater-style, 15–800 classroom-style or 10–50 conference-style.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

For social events, a nonrefundable deposit based on the estimated event total is required when the contract is signed; the remaining balance and a final guest count are due 72 business hours prior to the event. Wedding packages start at $185/person ($209/person for the Imperial Floor), and include hors d'oeuvres, 4-hour bar, 2-course meal, wedding cake, champagne toast, wine with meal, and a specialty suite for the bride and groom. Tax and a 24% service charge are additional. A ceremony setup fee may be required. Customized wedding and bar mitzvah packages can be arranged; kosher catering under strict rabbinical supervision is available. Persian and Indian catering are also available.

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.: provided

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: provided

Bride's & Groom's Dressing Areas: suite provided

AV/Meeting Equipment: full range; AV extra charge

Parking: limited on-site; many nearby garages

Accommodations: 1,195 guest rooms

Outdoor Night Lighting: n/a

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a

Cleanup: provided

View: sweeping cityscape from upper floors

Other: kosher, Indian and Persian catering; wedding cakes

Venue Views


Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building


Alcohol: in-house

Smoking: outside of hotel only

Music: amplified OK

Wheelchair Access: yes

Insurance: not required

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