City By The Bay: 11 San Francisco Wedding Venues with Stunning Views

San Francisco is one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities. Instantly identifiable by its distinctive skyline (who doesn't recognize the Transamerica Pyramid?!), iconic bridges, sparkling bay, and famous fog, it's a mecca for travelers from all over the globe. Not surprisingly, it's also a top destination for wedding couples, as it offers numerous venues with spectacular settings and breathtaking views.


Pier 27

San Francisco, CA

Style: Modern industrial-chic waterfront venue with sweeping views of the Bay

Fab Feature: The expansive two-floor open layout offers plenty of flexibility to match your vision, with industrial ceilings, large roll-up doors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and those killer SF views.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

James Leary Flood Mansion

San Francisco, California

Style: Elegant 1915 mansion

Fab Feature: The Mansion is impressive inside and out: the exterior blends Italian Renaissance, Rococo, Tudor and Georgian architecture, and the interior boasts dramatic coffered ceilings, painted murals, gleaming marble fireplaces, and unrivaled views of the bay.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange

San Francisco, California

Style: Opulent Beaux Arts landmark

Fab Feature: From the iconic cable cars outside heading up Nob Hill to the Ballroom, with its handcrafted mahogany ceiling, classic columns, and tall arched windows framing city views, this remarkable landmark is iconic San Francisco glam.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

San Francisco Design Center Galleria

San Francisco, CA

Style: Modern-cool atrium

Fab Feature: This sleek spot boasts a soaring atrium with a retractable skylight to bring the outdoors in, plus a state-of-the-art lighting system, a stage, and versatile seating configurations.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Legion of Honor Museum

San Francisco, CA

Style: Majestic neoclassical building on a hilltop

Fab Feature: The museum is home to over 70 sculptures by Rodin, including The Thinker, which adorns the palatial al fresco piazza. After you exchange vows in front of the famous sculpture, dazzle your guests with a walking cocktail hour through the Rodin galleries or the Hall of Antiquities before dinner in the elegant Legion Café.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

Golden Gate Club at the Presidio by Wedgewood Weddings

San Francisco, CA

Style: A mixture of natural surroundings, historic buildings, and epic views

Interesting Tidbit: Formerly a military base, the Presidio is a national park located in San Francisco with lovingly restored vintage buildings available for special events. One favorite is the Golden Gate Club, whose soaring picture windows frame a pretty forest view. The nearby bluffs offer iconic bay vistas that include the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and Alcatraz for one-of-a-kind photo ops!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

1 Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Style: Sophisticated, city-chic hotel

Fab Feature: Luxurious, urban oasis with a front row view of the historic Ferry Building and dazzling panoramas of the bay and Bay Bridge.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

San Francisco, CA

Style: "Grand Dame" elegance

Fab Feature: This turn-of-the-century landmark boasts several of the finest historic gilded ballrooms around…while also featuring stunning venues with jaw-dropping panoramas from its more contemporary Tower Building.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

de Young Museum

San Francisco, CA

Style: Inspiring art and fabulous vistas

Interesting Tidbit: Originally founded in 1895, this Golden Gate Park museum has been completely redesigned into an ultra-cool, contemporary center where fine art, whimsical gardens, and eye-catching views create a unique setting for your event.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, California

Style: Waterfront cultural center/urban park

Interesting Tidbit: This one-time military post has been brilliantly converted into a National Historic Landmark on the edge of the bay, complete with scenic piers, hip art galleries, unique buildings, and lots of lush greenery.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

City Club of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Style: Old World glamour

Fab Feature: This swanky private club, occupying four stories of a historic financial district skyscraper, features one of the most exquisite, original Art Deco interiors we've seen, including a remarkable 30-foot-high Diego Rivera fresco.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

AND CLOSE TO SAN FRANCISCO…

Just a hop, skip and jump over the Golden Gate Bridge is another venue known for it's stellar SF views.
Although CAVALLO POINT isn't located directly in San Francisco, it has some of the best views of the Bay and the City that we’ve ever seen so we had to mention it.


Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate

Sausalito, California

Style: History, ecology, and luxury on 75,000 acres of parkland.

Fab Feature: This meticulously restored Colonial Revival complex at the northern foot of the Golden Gate Bridge offers indoor and outdoor event spaces, along with a luxurious Healing Arts Center & Spa, an award-winning restaurant, wonderful accommodations and, of course, stunning views.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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