Best Places To Get Married in San Francisco

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If you’re searching for the best place to get married in San Francisco, then our list of this season’s top-rated SF wedding venues will help make your decision easier. We compared more than 1,000 venues to create the final list of best wedding venues in San Francisco and are proud to present the winners below.

These rankings are based on user reviews collected from The Knot, Wedding Wire and Yelp, as well as insider tips from our loyal customers for Northern California’s best wedding venues. Number of reviews and stars as of January 2017.

#1 Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel

Wedding at Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco

97 Wedding Reviews 4.67 Stars Capacity: Up to 300

What we love:

  • Conveniently located in Union Square, this hotel and event space is a living memorial to the U.S. Marines.
  • Elegant, traditional design with five special event spaces to pick from.
  • The venue provides a complete list of wedding services, including onsite bartending and catering that guests are raving about.

Neighborhood: Union Square
Price Estimate: $17,357 to $23,677 for ceremony & reception
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#2 Fairmont San Francisco

Wedding at Fairmont San Francisco

91 Wedding Reviews 4.5 Stars Capacity: 300+

What we love:

  • Built atop the prestigious Nob Hill and opened in 1907, the legendary Fairmont San Francisco delivers a luxurious experience from the moment your guests arrive.
  • Six event spaces with unique design and decor, including the 24th floor Crown Room which features a sweeping view of Golden Gate Bridge.
  • If the location and interiors don’t blow you away, then the onsite service and catering certainly will!

Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Price Estimate: $31,646 to $45,524 for ceremony & reception
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#3 Swedenborgian Church

Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco

90 Wedding Reviews 5 Stars Capacity: 130

What we love:

  • Tucked away behind century-old iron gates, a lush garden leads to a one-of-a-kind rustic church, which is also a National Historic Landmark.
  • The reception house has a Mediterranean-style courtyard with two fireplaces and a charming library.
  • The church has opened its doors for same-sex couples to celebrate their commitment to one another since 1978.

Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
Price Estimate: $2,200 for ceremony, or $5,000 for ceremony & reception
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#4 Julia Morgan Ballroom

Julia Morgan Ballroom Wedding in San Francisco

76 Wedding Reviews 4.67 Stars Capacity: 300+

What we love:

  • Designed by its namesake, architect Julia Morgan, this elegant venue is located on the 15th floor of the Merchant’s Exchange Building in San Francisco. Built in 1900, it was one of the only buildings that survived the 1906 earthquake.
  • Breathtaking architecture, fantastic catering and rave reviews about the wedding planning.
  • The grandiose 4,300-square-foot ballroom features a stunning white stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city.

Neighborhood: Financial District
Price Estimate: $35,817 to $50,794
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#5 Legion of Honor

Legion of Honor in San Francisco

77 Wedding Reviews 3.17 Stars Capacity: 300+

What we love:

  • Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and all of San Francisco, the Legion of Honor museum is best known for its enchanting ambiance and neoclassical architecture.
  • Guests can explore collections of statues, paintings, prints and drawings while attending your wedding.
  • The Legion’s stunning Court of Honor has columns surrounding the perimeter and a bronze cast of Auguste Rodin’s Thinker in the center, perfect for an outdoor ceremony.

Neighborhood: Sea Cliff
Price Estimate: $24,044 to $34,925
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#6 Argonaut Hotel

Ceremony Setup Argonaut Hotel

67 Wedding Reviews 4.67 Stars Capacity:280

What we love:

  • Conveniently located in the tourist hotspot Fisherman’s Wharf, guests will be delighted to enter the historic building with 9,500 square feet of space and waterfront views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Exposed wood beams, pillars and brickwork pair with nautically-themed decor for a rustic yet playfully modern vibe for your ceremony and reception.
  • Due to its proximity to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf, it offers a wide variety of photo opportunities including views of the Bay and the famous SF Cable Cars.

Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Price Estimate: $15,000 to $25,000 for ceremony & reception
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#7 City Club of San Francisco

City Club of San Francisco

68 Wedding Reviews 3.17 Stars Capacity: 300+

What we love:

  • The City Club occupies the 9th through 12th floors of a former Stock Exchange Tower, and is known for breathtaking Art Deco design, incredible cuisine and impeccable service.
  • Ten event spaces available, each with their own awe-inspiring architectural details and original artwork, from the stained-glass doors in the Deco Penthouse to the cathedral ceiling of the City Club Cafe.
  • Guests can enjoy the famous Diego Rivera painting, Allegory of California, which is painted on the stairwell.

Neighborhood: Financial District
Price Estimate: $15,806 to $31,416
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#8 Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Sir Francis Drake Hotel Wedding in San Francisco

63 Wedding Reviews 3.17 Stars Capacity: Up to 300

What we love:

  • Set inside a gorgeous boutique hotel, this venue features Renaissance-influenced architecture with breathtakingly detailed glass chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows and hand-painted murals.
  • Three event spaces to pick from: The Empire Ballroom, The Franciscan Ballroom and Mezzanine or The Starlight Room.
  • Most wedding packages include a cocktail hour, dinner, beverages and additional accompaniments.

Neighborhood: Union Square
Price Estimate: $18,000 to $30,000
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#9 Terra Gallery and Event Venue

Terra Gallery Wedding in San Francisco

55 Wedding Reviews 4.17 Stars Capacity: 300+

What we love:

  • This contemporary gallery and event space is a 24,000 square foot blank canvas that can be decorated to suit your personal style and provide the ideal backdrop for your wedding.
  • Located in the vibrant SoMa neighborhood.
  • Two levels have separate entrances, so you can reserve one floor or the entire gallery to offer your guests a multi-environment experience.

Neighborhood: SoMa
Price Estimate: $6,500 to $15,000
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#10 InterContinental Mark Hopkins

Wedding at InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco

47 Wedding Reviews 4.5 Stars Capacity: 300+

What we love:

  • The historic hotel has a reputation for its historic legacy, service excellence and beautifully ornate architecture.
  • Seven large event spaces, including the famous Art Deco-themed Top of the Mark sky lounge, which offers a 360-degree view of the city.
  • On-site event staff help plan everything from theme to decor to music, turning your wedding dreams into reality.

Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Price Estimate:$28,061 to $51,305
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#11 University Club of San Francisco

University Club of San Francisco

39 Wedding Reviews 4.67 Stars Capacity: Up to 150

What we love:

  • Ideally situated atop Nob Hill for breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
  • Eight different venues ranging in size from the most intimate to a large ballroom.
  • Classical Italian architecture makes this historic private club feel intimate and estate-like.

Neighborhood: Chinatown, Nob Hill
Price Estimate: $5,000+
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#12 Cliff House

Cliff House Wedding in San Francisco

41 Wedding Reviews 3.17 Stars Capacity: Up to 150

What we love:

  • Location, location, location. If you’re dreaming of an ocean-front wedding, look no further. The world-famous Cliff House is built on the rocky cliffs overlooking the historic Sutro bath ruins. The views are to die for.
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean via floor-to-ceiling windows in the Terrace Room, or mingle with your guests on the outdoor Terrace Deck overlooking the water.
  • Onsite catering and your own special events coordinator to help create the wedding day of your dreams.

Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
Price Estimate: $3,500 plus catering and decorations
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#13 Bently Reserve

Bently Reserve Wedding San Francisco
Clane Gessel Photography
36 Wedding Reviews 4.5 Stars Capacity: 300+

What we love:

  • Perfect for a lavish, sophisticated wedding in the heart of San Francisco.
  • The Bently Reserve’s Banking Hall boasts 8,000 square feet of elegance. It was originally part of the 1924 Federal Reserve and features 25-foot tall Doric columns and hand-painted Travertine walls.
  • Magnificent details including a bronze and marble staircase, awe-inspiring mezzanine, chandeliers and expansive ceilings.

Neighborhood: Financial District
Price Estimate: $6,300 to $12,000
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#14 Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

Wedding at Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

34 Wedding Reviews 4.67 Stars Capacity: 300+

What we love:

  • Set high atop Nob Hill in a historic 1909 landmark building, the Ritz-Carlton is one of San Francisco’s finest examples of neoclassical architecture.
  • Two event space options for your ceremony and reception: the Terrace Courtyard, a romantic courtyard lit by twinkling stars and city lights in the evenings, or the glamorous Ballroom with 9,360 square feet and crystal chandeliers.
  • The Ritz-Carlton is legendary for outstanding service, and its wedding planning experts are no exception.

Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Price Estimate: $10,442 to $30,953
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#15 Hotel Vitale

Wedding at Hotel Vitale San Francisco

32 Wedding Reviews 4.17 Stars Capacity: Up to 80

What we love:

  • Sweeping panoramic views of the Bay and skyline from the outdoor terrace.
  • Hassle-free catering and event planning with the on-site event coordinator.
  • For your indoor celebration, the Amalfi Coast event space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy one of the San Francisco’s best views.

Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Price Estimate: $14,707 to $25,823
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#16 San Francisco Film Centre

San Francisco Film Center Wedding

32 Wedding Reviews 4 Stars Capacity: Up to 200

What we love:

  • This 1938 building was created to serve the local film industry.
  • Exchange vows in front of the grand double doors with your guests seated on the lawn below, then enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour on the veranda.
  • The Palm Room, with an expansive covered veranda, allows your guests to enjoy indoor and outdoor spaces with views of the historic Presidio and Golden Gate Bridge.

Neighborhood: Presidio
Price Estimate: $22,118 to $24,679
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#17 Verdi Club

Verdi Club San Francisco Wedding

31 Wedding Reviews 3.17 Stars Capacity: Up to 300

What we love:

  • This charming club in the heart of the Mission District is perfect for an intimate, low-key wedding.
  • Glowing reviews of on-site event planning and catering to make your wedding dreams come true.
  • An elevated stage for live music, and a 2,500 square foot space for dining and dancing.

Neighborhood: Mission
Price Estimate: Contact venue for pricing
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#18 St. Regis San Francisco

St. Regis San Francisco

25 Wedding Reviews 4.83 Stars Capacity: 300+

 

What we love:

  • Sunset views of Yerba Buena Gardens and San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood.
  • St. Regis brides and grooms receive the highest level of care and attention from experienced wedding specialists, from their initial consultation to the big day.
  • A choice of the views from the Yerba Buena Terrace or the elegance of the Gallery Ballroom.

Neighborhood: Financial District, SoMa
Price Estimate: $41,302 and $67,797
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#19 W San Francisco

Wedding at W San Francisco Hotel

23 Wedding Reviews 4.5 Stars Capacity: Up to 200

 

What we love:

  • This 12,000-square-foot venue features an eclectic mix of iconic design and contemporary luxury.
  • Perfect for the modern couple, the W has several unique spaces to rent to create a once-in-a-lifetime event.
  • On-site catering and event planning.

Neighborhood: Financial District
Price Estimate: $16,860 and $28,377
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