The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square 335 Powell Street • San Francisco • CA 94102


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Commonly referred to as the Grand Dame of Union Square, The Westin St. Francis has been a symbol of elegance in San Francisco for more than a century. Its many rooms, some featuring exquisite historic detailing and others reflecting more modern luxury, have hosted beautiful wedding ceremonies, grand receptions, and business events of all types.

In the hotel’s turn-of-the-century Landmark Building, you’ll find stunning ballrooms with gilt pillars, intricately carved ceilings, and more than a hundred years’ worth of history. They include: the Borgia Room, a jewel-box chamber with oak-paneled walls, a six-foot-tall marble fireplace, and a vaulted, delicately painted ceiling (originally the hotel’s chapel, it’s perfect for a wedding ceremony); the St. Francis Suite, just right for a smaller ceremony and reception; and the Colonial Room, appointed with Italian murals, elaborate candelabras, and gold-leafed columns separating regal opera balconies. Large events are held in the Grand Ballroom, which is easily transformed by your choice of décor and can accommodate up to 800 guests. Receptions often start with cocktails in the Colonial and Italian Rooms, then flow into the adjacent Grand Ballroom for the main affair.

If you prefer a more contemporary ambiance, hold your celebration on the newly renovated 32nd floor of the Tower Building, aptly named St. Francis Heights. Five glass elevators overlook spectacular downtown panoramas as they whisk guests up to this sky-high getaway. The two premier spaces, The Golden Gate Room and The Mission Bay Room, offer sophisticated settings along with breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views that extend from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate—the nighttime display of city lights is dazzling! All-new interiors reflect a modern design aesthetic with cream-toned walls, gold accents, and dark hardwood floors, while maintaining the integrity of original architectural elements such as detailed molding and coffered ceilings. The addition of specialty chairs, custom Wedgwood china, and your own private event concierge make having your wedding up here a sublime experience.

The possibilities at The Westin St. Francis are almost endless. Are you looking for Old San Francisco glamour or something more current? If you can’t decide, why not combine the past and the present with a ceremony in the St. Francis Suite followed by dinner and dancing in The Mission Bay Room at St. Francis Heights. Whatever spaces you select, your event will most certainly be magical.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • A ceremony setup fee may be required.

Package Prices
  • $220/person and up
  • For the 32nd floor, packages start at $230/person and include a three or four-hour bar, two-course meal with tableside wine, wedding cake or cutting, champagne toast, and a specialty suite for the newlyweds.

    Packages for smaller weddings are also available.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%
Additional Info
  • Customized wedding and bar mitzvah packages can be arranged; kosher catering under strict rabbinical supervision, as well as Persian and Indian catering, are also available.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 800 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 1200 0
Reception Seated 800 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 1000.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel seats 20–800. The 32nd floor alone can accommodate up to 300 guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The St. Francis has 32 banquet rooms with 56,000 square feet of event space; some of the larger rooms hold 80–800 seated or up to 1,200 standing guests. The 32nd floor can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated reception.

MEETING CAPACITY: The facility’s 32 rooms seat 20–1,000 theater-style, 15–800 classroom-style, or 10–50 conference-style.

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, including holidays.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Areas: CBA, contact the Wedding Specialist for details
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range; AV extra charge
Parking: limited on-site; many nearby garages
Accommodations: 1,195 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: n/a
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
Cleanup: provided
View: sweeping cityscape from upper floors
Other: kosher, Indian and Persian catering; wedding cakes


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outside of hotel only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required for all vendors


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