City By The Bay: 15 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.


Above The Rim at Chase Center

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Modern Design

9th-Floor Balcony

Waterfront Views

Fab Features: spectacular 9th-floor venue in the iconic Chase Center • say ‘I do’ on the luxe outdoor balcony • celebrate amongst floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the San Francisco skyline, the Bay waterfront, and surrounding piers

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$$
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James Leary Flood Mansion

San Francisco, California

Venue Superpowers:

Grand Estate

City Views

Historic Elegance

Fab Features: a symphony of classical styles, including Italian Renaissance, Rococo, Tudor and Georgian • the Reception Room features a magnificent coffered ceiling; painted murals in golds, blues, and greens; a marble fireplace; and a parquet floor • enjoy stunning bay views from the Grand Hall and Courtyard

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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La Mar Cocina Peruana

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Embarcadero Location

Authentic Peruvian Cuisine

Bayfront Patio

Fab Features: historic landmark-turned-restaurant in the heart of the Embarcadero • exquisite Peruvian-inspired sea-to-table menus paired with handcrafted pisco cocktails • the spacious, light-filled interior and patio spaces both overlook the Bay and Treasure Island

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The St. Regis San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Modern Design

Glass-Walled Ballroom

Outdoor Terrace

Fab Features: stylish, modern hotel with a great SoMa (South of Market) location • the Galley Ballroom is expansive and flexible, with all-glass walls offering a breathtaking panorama • the stunning Yerba Buena Terrace offers adjacent access to the intimate Conservatory and dramatic views of the city skyline

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

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Fisherman's Wharf Location

Iconic Restaurant

Legendary Sourdough Bread

Fab Features: stylish bistro on the waterfront in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf • variety of chic event spaces ranging from private to semi-private, most with fabulous, unobstructed bay views • world-class menus paired with exceptional service

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Legion of Honor Museum

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Stunning Architecture

Panoramic Views

Unique Fine Art

Fab Features: majestic neoclassical museum • exchange vows on the Balustrade Lawn against a breathtaking panorama of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the Pacific • enjoy a walking cocktail hour through the Rodin galleries or the Hall of Antiquities before dinner in the elegant Legion Café

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$
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Golden Gate Club at the Presidio by Wedgewood Weddings

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Golden Gate Views

Affordable Luxury

Unique History

Fab Features: former military base-turned-national park with epic views • lovingly restored Golden Gate Club boasts soaring picture windows framing woodsy landscapes • nearby bluffs offer iconic bay vistas that include the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and Alcatraz

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Pier 27

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Industrial-Chic

Right-On-the-Water Views

Flexible Event Spaces

Fab Features: modern industrial-chic waterfront venue boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with steel, concrete and glass construction • the expansive two-floor open layout offers plenty of flexibility to match your vision, with industrial ceilings, large roll-up doors, and a bayside promenade • fabulous Embarcadero location

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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Luxe Cruises & Events

San Francisco, California

Venue Superpowers:

Choice of Luxury Yachts

All-Inclusive

One-of-a-Kind Perspectives

Fab Features: a fleet of six luxury yachts known for their white glove service • 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 • well-appointed settings for dining, gorgeous wraparound views of the bay, and multiple menu options

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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W San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

High Tech Elegance

Outdoor Patio

Playfully Modern

Fab Features: playfully modern hotel in the heart of downtown • vibrant event spaces include the lavish Great Room and the chic Social Terrace • the Terrace is complete with a media wall, L.E.D. chandelier, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an outdoor patio with spectacular city views Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange

San Francisco, California

Venue Superpowers:

Beaux Arts Landmark

Exceptional Events Team

Opulent Ballroom

Fab Features: iconic event venue in the heart of the Financial District • the classic foyer boasts a 27-foot curved marble bar and fireplaces of carved stone at each end • elegant receptions in the Ballroom with its intricate mahogany honeycomb ceiling, classic columns, and tall floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the glittering cityscape

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Fairmont San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Luxe Hotel

Rooftop

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: luxurious landmark hotel • stunning ballrooms boast vaulted ceilings, gold-leaf detailing, and crystal chandeliers • 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: $$ • $$$
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Hotel VIA

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Boutique Hotel

Urban-Chic Vibe

Rooftop

Fab Features: contemporary boutique hotel nestled between SoMa and Mission Bay • intimate rooftop spaces (and incredible city views) paired with urban-chic indoor venues • exceptional dining and tony rooms will spoil your guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $
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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

San Francisco, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Modern Luxury

Turn-of-the-Century Gem

Upscale Accommodations

Fab Features: elegant turn-of-the-century hotel • stunning ballrooms with gilt pillars and intricately carved ceilings • breathtaking, 32nd-floor Tower Building views that extend from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, California

Venue Superpowers:

Urban Park

Novel Architecture

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: one-time military post brilliantly converted into a National Historic Landmark on the edge of the bay, with its historic buildings right on the water • postcard-worthy vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Marin Headlands • outdoor lawn or patio ceremonies

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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AND CLOSE TO SAN FRANCISCO…

Just a hop, skip and jump over the Golden Gate Bridge is another venue known for its stellar SF views.
Although The Corinthian Yacht Club 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.


Corinthian Yacht Club

Tiburon, CA

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Colonia Revival Details

Secluded Setting

Fab Features: a landmark Colonial Revival club just steps from the sparkling bay • say 'I do' amongst the expansive views of the harbor and San Francisco skyline • hold your reception in the redwood-paneled Grand Ballroom and beautiful Sun Porch

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