The Spinnaker 100 Spinnaker Drive • Sausalito • CA 94965


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

A well-known landmark along downtown Sausalito's waterfront, The Spinnaker has been a favorite dining destination for over 60 years. This popular venue, which sits on piers right over the water, also boasts a delightful banquet facility that offers the same excellent cuisine, topnotch service and spectacular bay views.

Although the banquet facility adjoins the restaurant, it's completely separate from the main dining room and has its own entrance as well as a dedicated kitchen that caters solely to your special event. And like the restaurant, it has plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that let diners savor sweeping vistas of Belvedere, Angel Island, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco's skyline from anywhere in the room.

The warm, cream-hued interior is complemented by a distinctive wood-slat ceiling. Sliding glass doors open onto an outdoor deck that provides an additional 1,000 square feet of bayside event space. Sailboats glide past almost close enough to touch, their colorful spinnakers and white sails billowing in the breeze.

The practical attributes of The Spinnaker are as compelling as the views. This versatile venue is spacious enough to accommodate a large wedding reception or holiday party (with a band and dance floor) or can easily be set up with lecture-style seating, a stage, and a podium for business functions. It can also be configured for smaller, more intimate gatherings, such as bridal shower luncheons, anniversary parties, or birthday celebrations.

The Spinnaker is known for orchestrating memorable occasions tailored to their clients' individual needs. Their expert event planning services include arranging everything from florals and photography to music or other entertainment. They offer a variety of reception packages, and their signature menus—which feature fresh seafood, gourmet meats, local specialties, and savory vegetarian options—cater to every culinary preference.

Quiet and tasteful, The Spinnaker is an inviting waterfront venue that makes the most of its picturesque surroundings.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $500/event
  • This is a setup fee for the ceremony.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $2,000–9,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
  • A $1,600 room charge, bartending fee, and dance floor fee may apply.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $55–70/person
  • Pricing is for buffets or seated meals.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%
Additional Info
  • Special rates can be arranged for business luncheons and dinners or smaller groups.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 165 75
Cocktails, etc. Standing 220 90
Reception Seated 165 75
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The deck holds 75 seated or 90 standing guests, the banquet room 165 seated or 220 standing.

MEETING CAPACITY: The Banquet Room seats 200 theater-style or 160 conference-style.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


$ • $$




BYO with corkage fee

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 7am–midnight, in 4-hour blocks.

Venue Type

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

  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • 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: CBA, extra fee
Dressing Area: no
AV/Meeting Equipment: PA, microphones
Parking: valet parking
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: on deck and on the water
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: San Francisco Bay and bridges
Other: event coordination, cakes, music CBA


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house or corkage at $15–18/bottle
Smoking: designated areas
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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Alternate Info: Spinnaker Restaurant and Banquet Facility