InterContinental Hotel San Francisco 888 Howard Street • San Francisco • California 94103


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

The chic InterContinental San Francisco has pulled off the nearly impossible: It charms like a boutique hotel, while providing all of the amenities and luxuries you expect from an internationally renowned brand. Towering over the burgeoning South of Market district, this 32-story gem with its gleaming blue-glass façade makes a streamlined, very modern statement. However, the interior spaces have an unexpected warmth, featuring details that evoke a sense of place…an essence of San Francisco, even as it joins the ranks of InterContinental hotels sprinkled across the globe in Paris, Tokyo, Nairobi, and Tahiti and, like them, expertly melds world-class service, impeccable facilities, and gourmet cuisine. With all of its assets, this InterContinental is a superb choice for local couples looking to get married in The City, as well as those planning a sophisticated destination wedding.

The hotel offers an array of event spaces on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors that can accommodate nearly any size or type of wedding imaginable. The Grand Ballroom on floor 3 works best for very large parties: Guests dine at elegantly dressed rounds encircling a generous dance floor, while the bride and groom often sit at a long table in front of floor-to-ceiling windows at one end of the room. The city views beyond add to the expansive feeling, as do the 20-foot-high ceilings. Florists regularly fashion tall, dramatic centerpieces to play up the verticality of the Ballroom, which opens onto a foyer that’s perfect for cocktails.

More intimate events are held on the third floor. Up on 5, the InterContinental Ballroom is a smaller version of the Grand Ballroom. Like its counterpart, a wall of windows supplies abundant light and a San Francisco vista. Here, too, the neutral décor allows receptions to shine when set up with copious florals and crisp linens. Breakout rooms on all three floors are excellent for smaller celebrations of any kind; natural light and city views make them distinctive.

The InterContinental San Francisco has been designed throughout with guests’ comfort in mind. Abstract fine art on the walls, soothing color schemes and modern furniture create an atmosphere of calm and ease. Each floor is limited to 22 guest rooms and one natural light-filled hallway instead of the usual maze of corridors you find in a large hotel. The rooms themselves are outfitted with extra outlets, an iPod docking station, flat screen TVs and WiFi, plus spectacular vistas. And then there’s the skylit indoor lap pool…. Who wouldn’t be happy staying here?

Opened in 2008, the InterContinental is the proverbial new kid on the block in San Francisco, and it’s actually the newest high-rise hotel downtown. But it joins the ranks of InterContinental hotels sprinkled across the globe in Paris, Tokyo, Nairobi, and Tahiti and, like them, expertly melds world-class service, impeccable facilities, and gourmet cuisine.


Intimate I Do's at the InterContinental Hotel San Francisco

Introducing micro weddings at InterContinental San Francisco. Especially designed for the most intimate celebrations, our two new all-inclusive wedding packages include venues tailor-made for social distancing. Say "I do" indoors in the light-filled Moscone Room or step onto the Pacific Terrace for an elegant outdoor ceremony. Either way, the celebration doesn’t end when the cake is cut.

Minimum spend of $1,500 required. Valid for new bookings only. Pricing does not include service charge or tax.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,000–5,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
  • Venue rental fees can include:

    • Exclusive use of the selected ceremony and reception space
    • Tables, chairs, and linens
    • China, flatware, and glassware
    • And more!
Package Prices
  • $200–225/person
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 24%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 700 500
Cocktails, etc. Standing 1000 800
Reception Seated 440 400
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 840.

With a variety of event spaces, this venue can accommodate both large parties and intimate guest counts.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel holds 840 seated indoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 440 seated or 1,000 standing guests indoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: The hotel holds 840 seated guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime. Call for details.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Restaurant

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: provided
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: CBA
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: valet required
Accommodations: 550 guest rooms
Telephone: house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: cityscape
Other: grand piano, on-site wedding cake, on-site florals, spa services, A/V equipment, event coordination


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: provided
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required


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