San Francisco Ferry Building Est. 2005

San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA, United States

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Capture the spirit of San Francisco with a glorious gala in this Grand Hall.
A Famous City's most Famous Landmark' - the fabulous Ferry is modeled after the great marketplaces of Europe and located on the colorful San Fran waterfront.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Views
Bay
Cityscape
Ocean
Style
Classic
Cultural
Fanciful
Modern
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Product Launch
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
LGBT Weddings
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Located on the waterfront, the Ferry Building offers a unique site for special events, weddings and corporate receptions. The dramatic clock tower on top of the building has been a San Francisco icon since the turn of the 20th century. Opening in 1898, the Ferry Building became the transportation hub for anyone arriving by train from the east, as well as those arriving by ferry from the East Bay and Marin. From the gold rush until the 1930s, arrival by ferryboat became the only way travelers and commuters could reach the city. The opening of the bay bridge in 1936, and the golden gate bridge in 1937, along with mass use of the automobile, rendered the daily commute by ferryboat obsolete. by the 1950’s, the Ferry Building was used very little. Renovation on the building began at the end of the 20th century and in 2003 a magnificently restored Ferry Building opened. The exterior and main public hall have been restored to their original grandeur for use by ferry passengers and the public at large. The central nave is home to The Marketplace a distinctive space for bringing together under one roof the greater bay Area’s agricultural wealth and renowned specialty food purveyors.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $250 to $650

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
400
Buffet
N/A
Standing
700
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2005
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
From the Embarcadero you ascend an elegant stone staircase into the historic Grand Hall, the second floor event space which is open and airy. Giant steel beams soar two stories above revealing the architecture of this landmark building. Intricate metal arches run the length of the building and are often highlighted with dramatic event lighting. The carefully restored tile floor features a striking mosaic of the Great Seal of the State of California in warm shades of greens and rusts. The 5200 square foot Grand Hall provides versatile and inspiring event space. Additionally, small intimate events can be held in the Port Commission Hearing Room overlooking the water with a sweeping view of the Bay.

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