City By The Bay: 16 San Francisco Wedding Venues with Stunning Views

San Francisco is one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities. Instantly identifiable by its distinctive skyline (who doesn't recognize the Transamerica Pyramid?!), iconic bridges, sparkling bay, and famous fog, it's a mecca for travelers from all over the globe. Not surprisingly, it's also a top destination for wedding couples, as it offers numerous venues with spectacular settings and breathtaking views.


Skybar

San Francisco, CA

Style: Spectacular 9th-floor venue

Fab Feature: This chic, modern spot in the iconic Chase Center boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the San Francisco skyline, the Bay waterfront and surrounding piers.

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$$

James Leary Flood Mansion

San Francisco, California

Style: Elegant 1915 mansion

Fab Feature: The Mansion is impressive inside and out: the exterior blends Italian Renaissance, Rococo, Tudor and Georgian architecture, and the interior boasts dramatic coffered ceilings, painted murals, gleaming marble fireplaces, and unrivaled views of the bay.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange

San Francisco, California

Style: Opulent Beaux Arts landmark

Fab Feature: From the iconic cable cars outside heading up Nob Hill to the Ballroom, with its handcrafted mahogany ceiling, classic columns, and tall arched windows framing city views, this remarkable landmark is iconic San Francisco glam.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

San Francisco, CA

Style: Historic landmark-turned-restaurant in the heart of the Embarcadero

Fab Feature: Enjoy exquisite Peruvian-inspired sea-to-table menus served in spacious, light-filled interior and patio spaces overlooking the Bay and Treasure Island.

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

The St. Regis San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Style: Stylish, modern hotel in SoMa

Fab Feature: Al fresco ceremonies and cocktail hours on the stunning Yerba Buena Terrace followed by fabulous receptions in the Galley Ballroom, with all-glass walls offer breathtaking panoramas.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Skyline Events

San Francisco, CA

Style: Spectacular setting on Treasure Island in the heart of the Bay, offering unforgettable cuisine from Bistro Bourdain paired with one-of-a-kind views of the skyline, Alcatraz, and Golden Gate Bridge.

Catering: BYO
Price: $$

Legion of Honor Museum

San Francisco, CA

Style: Majestic neoclassical building on a hilltop

Fab Feature: The museum is home to over 70 sculptures by Rodin, including The Thinker, which adorns the palatial al fresco piazza. After you exchange vows in front of the famous sculpture, dazzle your guests with a walking cocktail hour through the Rodin galleries or the Hall of Antiquities before dinner in the elegant Legion Café.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

Golden Gate Club at the Presidio by Wedgewood Weddings

San Francisco, CA

Style: A mixture of natural surroundings, historic buildings, and epic views

Fab Feature: Formerly a military base, the Presidio is a national park located in San Francisco with iconic bay vistas and lovingly restored vintage buildings available for special events, including the Golden Gate Club, whose soaring picture windows frame a pretty forest view.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Luxe Cruises & Events

San Francisco, California

Style: This fleet of six luxury yachts are known for their white glove service and luxe vibes: for example, the Cabernet Sauvignon affords a spacious lounge deck, a dining deck for sit-down dinners or buffets, and an open-air sky deck for taking in the cityscape.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

W San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Style: Playfully modern hotel in the heart of downtown

Fab Feature: The vibrant event spaces include the lavish Great Room and the expansive, chic Social Terrace, which boasts a media wall, L.E.D. chandelier, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an outdoor patio with spectacular city views.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Fairmont San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Style: Luxurious landmark hotel

Fab Feature: Exchange vows in the secluded rooftop garden beneath swaying palms, or opt for an intimate celebration on the Penthouse terrace with sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Exploratorium

San Francisco, CA

Style: Popular museum of science & human experience

Fab Feature: The Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery affords nearly 360-degree views of Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge, the Transamerica Pyramid, and Coit Tower, plus guest access to its fabulous interactive galleries.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Hotel VIA

San Francisco, CA

Style: Contemporary boutique hotel

Fab Features: This hip spot, nestled between SoMa and Mission Bay, boasts intimate rooftop spaces with incredible city views, chic indoor venues with an urban vibe, exceptional menus, and tony rooms to spoil your guests.

Catering: In-house
Price: $

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

San Francisco, CA

Style: "Grand Dame" elegance

Fab Feature: This turn-of-the-century landmark boasts several of the finest historic gilded ballrooms around…while also featuring stunning venues with jaw-dropping panoramas from its more contemporary Tower Building.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, California

Style: Waterfront cultural center/urban park

Fab Feature: This one-time military post has been brilliantly converted into a National Historic Landmark on the edge of the bay, complete with scenic piers, hip art galleries, unique buildings, and lots of lush greenery.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

City Club of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Style: Old World glamour

Fab Feature: This swanky private club, occupying four stories of a historic financial district skyscraper, features one of the most exquisite, original Art Deco interiors we've seen, including a remarkable 30-foot-high Diego Rivera fresco.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

AND CLOSE TO SAN FRANCISCO…

Just a hop, skip and jump over the Golden Gate Bridge is another venue known for it's stellar SF views.
Although CAVALLO POINT isn't located directly in San Francisco, it has some of the best views of the Bay and the City that we’ve ever seen so we had to mention it.


Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate

Sausalito, California

Style: History, ecology, and luxury on 75,000 acres of parkland.

Fab Feature: This meticulously restored Colonial Revival complex at the northern foot of the Golden Gate Bridge offers indoor and outdoor event spaces, along with a luxurious Healing Arts Center & Spa, an award-winning restaurant, wonderful accommodations and, of course, stunning views.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


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