11 San Francisco Venues for a Small Wedding

Planning a small wedding? San Francisco offers an array of stellar options for an intimate celebration! Go for glam at a luxury hotel, fun at an urban brewery, or cool architecture at SF's Art Institute. There are also plenty of restaurants where you can reserve a private dining room or buy out the whole venue—and have a divine culinary experience, too. Here's a list of places that will turn your small wedding into a big success.


Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco, CA

Style: Gorgeous, historic conservatory showcasing a fantastic collection of flora, from tropical and aquatic plants (think lily pond and waterfalls) to colorful potted plants like orchids, palms, and hibiscus—plus outdoor ceremonies and tented events on the adjoining lawn.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel

San Francisco, California

Style: Stately 1926 landmark in the heart of Union Square where 10th and 11th floor event spaces—all boasting bay views—range from the glamorous chandelier-draped Commander's Ballroom to the intimate, fireplace-warmed Heritage and Regimental Rooms.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

San Francisco, CA

Style: Historic landmark-turned-restaurant in the heart of the Embarcadero, serving exquisite Peruvian-inspired sea-to-table menus in spacious, light-filled interior and patio spaces overlooking the Bay and Treasure Island.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Harris' Restaurant

San Francisco, California

Style: Elegant, upscale steakhouse with 3 private rooms that feature an abundance of warm, wood detailing—plus fireside dining and craft cocktails in the cozy, book-lined Library.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Cartoon Art Museum

San Francisco, CA

Style: Playful, flexible venue on Ghirardelli Square with bright galleries, fun exhibits, and exquisite views of the San Francisco Bay, Aquatic Park, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Hotel Zelos

San Francisco, CA

Style: Chic hotel with intimate 5th-floor event spaces in the heart of SoMa, with an airy patio, stylish and light-flooded reception rooms, and delectable food & craft bars from the in-house restaurant Dirty Habit.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Press Club

San Francisco, CA

Style: Sophisticated wine bar with a cozy, upscale vibe and numerous unique event spaces, including a sleek bottle lounge & private dining room, a light-flooded, glass-walled library, and plush lounges.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Haas-Lilienthal House

San Francisco, California

Style: Exuberant Queen Anne-style landmark hosting warm, sophisticated events among plush, period furnishings and antiques throughout the elegantly restored three-story home and garden.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Hotel Kabuki

San Francisco, CA

Style: East meets West in the heart of historic Japantown at this sophisticated retreat that features beautiful Japanese touches in its design, gardens, an event spaces.

Catering: In-house
Price: $

Foreign Cinema

San Francisco, CA

Style: Dynamic Mission District magnet for foodies and cinephiles, with interior courtyard, a rustically elegant dining room, and a chic bar—they're happy to project a movie or slideshow on the walls!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

InterContinental Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Style: Modern, plush hotel with a light-filled interior that offers an array of event spaces on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors that can accommodate weddings of any size, plus a Pacific Terrace that provides an outdoor option year-round.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


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