The San Francisco Mint 88 5th Street • San Francisco • California 94103


The San Francisco Mint

88 5th Street
San Francisco, California 94103
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Why You'll Love This Place

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Even in a city known for an abundance of landmarks and iconic architecture, this 1874 Greek-revival stunner stands out. Affectionately called The Granite Lady, The Mint once held a third of the nation’s wealth before closing in 1937. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, it’s been largely off the public’s radar until recently. Now, while local officials review plans to turn it into a museum in the future, couples may enjoy a rare—and limited-time—opportunity to host a truly memorable wedding here.

With its grand façade, classic columns, sweeping staircase entry, and antique gas street lamps, this imposing structure provides a dramatic welcome for your guests—not to mention a striking backdrop for photos. Throughout the entire property, which encompasses 92,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, you’ll find an intriguing mix of 19th-century architectural details and modern conveniences. Stately ballrooms contrast with fun, quirky rooms where officials once weighed coins and stacked ingots for safekeeping. Brick walls, a checkerboard marble floor, a long hallway, and shafts of natural light put a creative spin on traditional dressing rooms for the bride and groom.

The expansive Courtyard, enclosed by the building, is a favorite spot for an al fresco ceremony with sky views and total privacy. Try adding market lights, colorful LED projections, or a profusion of greenery to make the space your own. If you prefer exchanging vows indoors, the Column Ballroom is ideal with a center aisle, light wood floor, high ceiling, and windows on both sides. Then mingle over cocktails outside … or segue directly to the Mint or Gold Ballroom. Each features a 30-foot high ceiling, gold-and-glass globe chandeliers, carved wood wainscoting, and an ornate, iron-railed wraparound mezzanine. And both are yours to enjoy. In fact, you can incorporate virtually all of the The Mint’s spaces into your celebration—even the gold vaults on the lower level (for an extra fee).

This fabulously unique property is managed by Non Plus Ultra, the Bay Area’s leading venue activation firm. In addition to their professional staff, they offer several packages that include furnishings, lighting, design consultation, and outside vendor negotiations—all of which makes planning your wedding a lot easier.

It’s not often you get to be one of the first—and maybe one of the last—couples to be able to share such a special place with those nearest and dearest to you. So don’t delay taking a tour, because The Mint is truly a goldmine of possibilities.

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Video by Non Plus Ultra.


Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $15,000/event
  • Venue rental fees can include:

    • 12-hours exclusive use of the Main Floor, featuring ceremony and reception space
    • Ceremony seating for up to 200-guests
    • Reception tables, chairs, and cocktail furnishings for up to 200-guests
    • Security guards and janitorial staff
    • Adjacent public parking garage
    • Access to the venue's exclusive list of preferred wedding professionals
    • And more!

    Rental of the Vault Level is additional and may be included for an additional $1,500.

Package Prices
  • $88/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • Fully-customized packages are available through this venue's exclusive partner, NON PLUS ULTRA, and can include:

    • Hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and specialty dining services by full-service partner, Global Gourmet Catering
    • Open bar & specialty beverage services
    • Optional event enhancements
    • Event design and production services
    • And more!

    Contact the venue with questions or special requests.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 117 260
Cocktails, etc. Standing 700 999
Reception Seated 170 220
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 220.

Use of the entire venue is required to accommodate max capacities listed.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Column Ballroom seats 117 guests indoors, while the outdoor Courtyard seats 260.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The venue can accommodate 170 seated indoors or 220 seated outdoors. Standing capacity is 700 on the entire Main Floor or 999 using the full venue.

MEETING CAPACITY: The facility seats up to 220.


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

Essential Info

Price

$$ • $$$

Catering

In-house
BYO

Catering is provided exclusively by Global Gourmet Catering, with event-services coordinated by NON PLUS ULTRA. Contact the venue with special requests or questions pertaining to outside caterers.


Alcohol

In-house

Beverage Services are coordinated by this venue's exclusive partner, NON PLUS ULTRA. Contact the venue with special requests.


Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors
Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily, 6am–2am.

Venue Type

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

  • Ballroom
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Museum

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Canyon
  • Cityscape
  • Other View

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: select from preferred list or BYO
Kitchen Facilities: none
Tables & Chairs: some provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: CBA
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Area: yes
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided, extra fee
Parking: valet available, garage or lot nearby
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: canyon, cityscape, garden courtyard
Other: event coordination

Restrictions

But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK with volume restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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