Fairmont San Francisco 950 Mason Street • San Francisco • CA 94108


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

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 its place as the go-to venue for celebrations and milestone occasions has remained constant. Renowned architect Julia Morgan’s stunning turn-of-the-century interior is complemented by all of the modern amenities you’d expect in a world-class hotel— the result is a distinctive classic-meets-contemporary feel unlike anywhere else.

The lobby is splendidly understated, with ornate rich plum and gold hues and a gilded 26-foot high ceiling. 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 Room and Gold Room. Both are light and expansive, with elaborately ornamented vaulted ceilings, gold leaf detailing, and crystal chandeliers. The Pavilion Room has picture windows that overlook Fairmont’s charming Rooftop Garden, a sublime spot for exchanging vows. The Crown Room, named for its spectacular location on the top floor of the hotel’s 24-story Tower Building, 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 already unparalleled, 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 this world-renowned space (often noted as one of the top suites in the world), and are free to flow from one lovely room to another throughout the celebration.

If your event is more of an intimate affair, Fairmont has a vast array of beautiful smaller banquet rooms. For a more casual take on rehearsal dinners and post-wedding gatherings, The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar—an internationally iconic tiki venue—is a popular and unique choice, offering island-inspired cuisine in a tropical setting…complete with an occasional jungle rainstorm over a romantic lagoon.


Experience The Perfect Wedding Weekend
Spend it in the Cambridge Suite, which features a dazzling bedroom, spacious living room, and two full bathrooms—plus abundant natural light.

The Bridal Package includes:

  • 2-night stay in the newly renovated Cambridge Suite
  • Guaranteed early check-in of 2pm on Friday
  • Guaranteed late check-out of 2pm on Sunday
  • 3 bottles of Chandon® sparkling wine
  • Enhanced turndown service
  • 2 barstools in the living room for getting ready
  • Dedicated VIP liaison during your stay

Cost: $3,000 plus applicable taxes. For more details, please contact the hotel.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $140/person and up
  • Lunch wedding packages range $140–200/person; Dinner packages start at $235/person.

    The dinner packages include hors d’oeuvres during your welcome reception, a three-course plated meal, wedding cake, wine service with the meal, champagne toast, and an open hosted bar.

Additional Info
  • The wedding couple receives a complimentary suite for the night of the event. Group rates for overnight guests can be arranged.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 500 170
Cocktails, etc. Standing 2500 180
Reception Seated 900 180
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 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.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 8am–2am.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Penthouse / Rooftop

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range CBA
Parking: adjacent garages, valet CBA
Accommodations: 606 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


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes, elevator
Insurance: not required


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